Wildlife and Nature Explorer: Botswana

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.

Trip Highlights

  • Game walks and drive across the Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro rides
  • Visit Victoria Falls-largest waterfall in the world
  • Game drives in Chobe National Park

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We have no fixed routes or packaged tours. Every itinerary is unique and can be customised based on your request and preference. Explore the world your way!

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Day 1, 2 - 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, 4 - 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, 6 - 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, 8 - 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

Inclusions:

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic Airfare or train fare
  • Game drives /activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park or reserve entry fees

What's excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees for Victoria Falls
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • International airfare
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional activities (if any) and personal expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Visas, Vaccination and Insurance

Activity Level :

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 because you may be travelling in extreme weather conditions. The trips are usually 6 to 12 days in duration.