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Wildlife and Nature Explorer: Botswana[ Print this itinerary Print this itinerary ]

Explore Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls comprehensively and discover the best of Botswana’s wildlife and nature on this 9-day tour. Game drives, walks, mokoro rides and many optional activities will ensure this trip is made truly unforgettable.
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  • Game walks and drive across the Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro rides
  • Visit Victoria Falls-largest waterfall in the world
  • Game drives in Chobe National Park
  • Stay at Ilala Lodge Hotel
  • Aerial view of the delta
Day 1 - Victoria Falls

Arrive at the Victoria Falls Airport, our local representative will meet you and you will then be transferred to Illala Lodge, located in the heart of Victoria Falls town. You can visit the magnificent fall at leisure over the next two days.The Victoria Falls is located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. While it is not the highest or the widest waterfall in the world, it is perhaps the largest. The width of the falls is about 1,708 metres and it is about 108 metres high, forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The Falls were named after Queen Victoria by David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary who is said to be the first European to see the Falls. The indigenous name – ‘ Mosi-oa-Tunya’ literally translates to mean ‘Cloud that Thunders’. Tumbling cascades of water that throw moisture far into the air ensure a cool walk through the bush and breathtaking views of the fall.

Victoria Falls offers many exciting activities like bungee jumping, white water rafting, boat cruises and African market shopping (optional activities not included in tour cost).

Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally situated on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi river, where it is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns and restaurant diners can see the spray of the falls in the background while they enjoy some of Zimbabwe's finest cuisine in Ilala's Palm Restaurant. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with separate showers, air conditioning, and other modern facilities.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
Day 3 - Chobe National Park

On the third day, you will be driven from Victoria Falls to Kasane Chobe Safari Lodge. Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane town on the banks of Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on your doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Along with many species of big game, Chobe National Park boasts of the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, and the game drives and boat cruises offer visitors the opportunity to witness this amazing spectacle.

This lodge has 90 rooms and you will be staying either in the River or Safari Rooms, with en suite bathrooms, TV and air-conditioning. There is a swimming pool, buffet restaurant and activities center where you can book your daily activities.

Along the Chobe riverfront, the terrain is that of a typical riverine ecosystem. Away from the river you will find mixed miombo and broadleaved woodland that harbours rich avifauna. Northern Chobe is famous for its huge elephant & buffalo herds, pukus, kudus, Chobe bushbucks and hippos as well as diverse bird life. Also spot lions, leopards, wild dogs, giraffes, waterbucks, zebras, and impalas.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Kasane Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 5 - Okavango Delta

On Day 5, fly from Kasane Airport by light aircraft into the Okavango Delta for 2 nights.

Moremi Crossing Camp is situated on a beautiful palm dotted island overlooking the Chief's Island. Moremi Crossing offers guests a traditional safari experience with emphasis on walking and water based activities including rides in boats and mokoros. There are no game drives at Moremi Crossing due to its Island location. The camp focuses on guest comfort with simplicity.

The main building consists of a large open plan deck offering magnificent views over the Boro River. Accommodation consists of 16 en suite and spacious tents on raised decks, each with their own veranda. Dining is communal.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Moremi Crossing Camp
Day 7 - Okavango Delta

Fly from Moremi Crossing to Pom Pom private concession in the west of the Okavango Delta, via light aircraft. Pom Pom offers its guests a traditional safari experience and the emphasis is on a personalized service combined with fantastic game viewing opportunities and expert guiding.

The Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the headwaters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience. Enjoy water and land based activities here.

Accommodation consists of nine luxury safari tents in true traditional safari style, all with full en suite facilities and overlooking the Pom Pom lagoon. The tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of the surrounding trees. The main building is constructed of thatch and canvas and comprises a lounge, communal dining area, bar and pool areas, as well as a gift shop.

Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. The Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16000 square kilometers. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora alike.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Pom Pom Camp
Day 9 - Maun

After an exhilarating Botswana wildlife tour, fly from Pom Pom Camp to Maun airport by light aircraft for your onward journey home.

  • 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
  • Park or reserve entry fees
  • Game drives /activities as mentioned in the itinerary

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Visas and Insurance
  • Optional activities (if any)
  • Souvenirs
  • All items of personal nature
  • Entrance fees for Victoria Falls
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.
This trip can be tailor made to suit your travel dates and preferences. The itinerary is designed to give you an overview of what you can do in this destination and is only a recommendation. All aspects of the trip – such as accommodation, activities etc., can be altered as per your own requirements.

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