Botswana Buffalo Trail

tours / Adventure

Highlights

  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Chobe National Park
  • 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

This adventure safari offers great value for money and is perfect for those with limited time, but still wish to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana. Starting in Maun, we visit Moremi and Chobe, home to great herds of wild elephants before concluding in Livingstone, the gateway to the mighty Victoria Falls.

What's included

  • All group camping equipment (including spacious 2-person dome tents with mattresses)
  • 1 night at a comfortable lodge in livingstone
  • All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Services of a professional guide and camp assistant
  • Park entrance fees and permits per itinerary (except victoria falls)
  • Transport in specialised safari vehicles
  • (sleeping bag not included)

Itinerary

Day 1 Join Maun, drive to Moremi Game Reserve (150km, 6hrs including game drive)
Please make your own way to the pre-arranged meeting point in Maun (ask your consultant for details) where your guide will be waiting at 07:30hrs. (You will need to book accommodation the night before in Maun. Additional cost applies.) From Maun we will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. After setting up camp there will be time for our first game drive in this beautiful region. Camping will be in a private designated campsite with bush ablutions.
Day 2 to 3 Moremi Game Reserve
The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After a morning game drive we will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 3 we will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions.
Day 4 Moremi to Savuti (120km, 5-6hrs)
Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be our next destination. The park is the second largest in Botswana and is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets, abundance of wildlife and myriad of birdlife. We will traverse the drier Savuti region of the park first, where bull elephants dot the plains and large antelope such as kudu and eland can be seen. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions.
Day 5 to 6 Savuti to Chobe River (170km, 5 hrs)
On Day 5 we will travel northwards within Chobe National Park to the Chobe River. Here our game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. We have opportunity to observe other birds and riverine wildlife such as crocodiles and hippos. We spend 2 days in this region, following the morning and afternoon game drive routine. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions.
Day 7 Drive to Livingstone (100km, 2-3 hrs), view Victoria Falls
After a morning game drive in Chobe National Park we will cross the Zambezi River by car ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Here we will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there is time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls (or "Mosi -o-Tunya"). There are also curio markets and many optional activities that can be arranged locally (own expense) including whitewater rafting, helicopter flights, bungi jumping, canoe trips and much more. If you would like to participate in any of these activities you may like to plan an extra day in Livingstone after the tour. Dinner in Livingstone tonight will be at your own expense as there are many restaurants
Day 8 In Livingstone, trip concludes
The safari officially ends after breakfast at the lodge. Additional accommodation and airport transfers can be arranged at additional cost