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Best of Botswana - Chobe and Okavango[ Print this itinerary Print this itinerary ]

Explore the northern parts of Botswana where almost all the African wildlife is in attendance. Take a Mokoro ride through the largest inland delta in the world - Okavango, and observe the amazing habitat here. Game drive in Chobe to find the highest concentration of African Elephants. Also experience the thrill of the mighty Victoria Falls on this exciting trip.
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  • Safari Drive in Chobe National Park
  • Visit the Spectacular Victoria Falls
  • Okavango Delta Visit
  • Mokoro rides through Okavango Delta
  • Namibian Village walk
  • Boat ride at Chobe National Park
Day 1 - Maun to Chobe National Park

Upon arrival at Maun airport, board a flight to Kasane from where, you head towards Chobe National Park, located on the banks of the Chobe River. It is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 sq km. It has one of the greatest concentrations of game found in the African continent. Chobe National Park is best known for its spectacular elephant population. The abundance of wildlife and the nature of the region make for a memorable safari experience!

This evening, you will see the beauty of Chobe National Park on a boat cruise down Chobe River.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chobe Safari lodge
Day 2 - Chobe National Park

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated at Kasane on the banks of Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right outside your doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Consider taking a morning work into the nearby Namibian village to start your day.

In the afternoon, go on a game drive in Chobe National Park. The park is home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa. You will get to see Kalahari elephants here. They are characterized by rather brittle, short tusks, which is perhaps due to calcium deficiency in the soil.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chobe Safari lodge
Day 3 - Victoria Falls

Today you see the majestic Victoria Falls! Head out for a day trip to the Falls with a packed lunch. Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. It has a width of 1,708 meters and height of 108 meters. Thus, while it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is believed to be the largest. You can also visit the local craft market later in the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Chobe Safari lodge
Day 4 - Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta

The day starts with an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Post breakfast, you drive to the airport for your flight to Ntswi Island. On arrival at the private airstrip on Ntswi Island, deep in the delta, you will be met by the welcoming hosts and shown to Gunn's Camp.

Gunn's Camp is a vintage safari camp nestled under the shade of leafy palm trees and African Ebony, amidst enchanting wilderness. The camp overlooks the Chief Island, the largest landmass in the Okavango Delta covering about 1000 sq km.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Gunn's Camp
Day 5 - Okavango Delta

The day starts with a morning nature walk or Mokoro ride around the Okavango Delta.

The Okavango Delta in Botswana, is the world's largest inland delta. It is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in an endorheic basin in the Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation and transpiration instead of draining into the sea. The area was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that mostly dried up by the early Holocene period.

Some of the commonly spotted animals here include African bush elephant, African buffalo, hippopotamus, white and black rhinoceros, giraffe, Nile crocodile, lechwe, Topi, blue wildebeest, along with several other antelopes and predators like lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena and spotted hyena. Many of these animals that live in the Delta, leave the region with the summer rains to find grazing areas. As winter approaches and the countryside dries up, they make their way back to the swamps. This enables some of the most incredible sightings as large numbers of prey and predators converge in this small region.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Gunn's Camp
Day 6 - Okavango Delta

Fly over Moremi Game Reserve to PomPom Island and transfer to PomPom Camp.

The Camp is located on PomPom Island, which is a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum River system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb opportunities to see the Okavango landscape.

You can choose either one of the following activities.

  1. Game drive
  2. Night drive
  3. Nature walk
  4. Mokoro ride
  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pom Pom Camp
Day 7 - Okavango Delta

You spend the whole day at the Delta today. PomPom is one of the camps in Okavango Delta that offers game drives within the private concession area. You can either do a game drive in the daytime or take up a night drive into the private concession area, depending on your interest and what you want to see.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pom Pom Camp
Day 8 - Okavango Delta

The tour of Botswana ends today after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to Maun.

  • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park or reserve entry fees
  • Game drives /activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water during Safari
  • Taxes

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Visas and Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Optional activities (if any)
  • Souvenirs
  • All items of personal nature
Moderate - Requires a spirit of adventure and some degree of fitness, as the trip might consist of many activities or long journeys. These adventures involve walking, trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting, sea kayaking, or driving for long hours, at times for up to six to eight hours a day at a steady pace. The maximum altitude is 3000m, so it requires you to be reasonably physically fit. The trips are usually 6 to 12 days in duration.

The ‘Only Tigers’, a 11 day itinerary, is a perfect example of this activity level as it involves long journeys for up to eight hours a day and a bit of walking. Also, ‘Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya and Beyond ’, a 10 day itinerary is another example of this trip activity level.

You should be reasonably fit because you will be travelling in extreme weather conditions.
Other Activity Levels
Basic - Designed for travellers who enjoy the outdoors, are in good health, and want an interesting yet relaxing wildlife experience. These trips may involve walking, trekking, hiking, cycling, rafting or sea kayaking at a very slow pace. Certain trips involve safari drives for a maximum of five hours a day. Most of these trips are usually a week long in duration.

The ‘Classic Yala Tour’, ‘Kenya Luxury’ and ‘Luxury in Botswana’ itineraries are the best examples of this activity level as you’ll have a relaxed holiday. These trips are mostly about culture and sightseeing. There will be exploring on foot and safaris drives involved as well. Most travellers will find themselves comfortable with the basic activity level trips.
High - Fitness is vital at this level, as the environment traversed may be remote and challenging. These rugged experiences include long walks, trekking, cycling or rafting in isolated areas through variable weather conditions for up to eight to ten hours a day. These trips are usually 13 to 19 days in duration.

The ‘Ultimate Nepal Trekker’, is a good example of this trip activity level as it involves hiking and trekking for up to eight hours a day. Maximum altitude will be 4000m and you need to be very fit in order to withstand the weather conditions. Also, ‘Kilimanjaro Trek- Rongai route’ is another example that applies to this this activity level. Good physical condition is essential and previous hill-walking experience or preparation is advisable.
Advanced - At this level, PlanetWildlife recommends previous experience of the activity involved. These are our most challenging and advanced expeditions. They include long walks, cycling, trekking, hiking or rafting in variable weather conditions for more than ten hours a day. These trips may often be over 3 weeks in duration.

The ‘South Atlantic Odyssey’, a 31-day itinerary, is a perfect example of this trip activity level as it involves sailing for long hours in extreme weather conditions. Also, the ‘Snow Leopard Experience’ itinerary is another example which best suits this activity level. Ascents and descents are over 1000m at altitudes up to 6000m and the climate can be rigorous and challenging. Excellent physical condition and previous mountain trekking experience or appropriate preparation is essential.
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