Botswana Safari Experience

National Geographic Journeys, Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls
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Tour description

Discover the Okavango Delta, where thousands of animals gather each year to drink from the fresh waters of the world’s largest inland delta. On a 10-day adventure, travel in a houseboat in the panhandle of the delta, take wildlife drives into Botswana’s top national parks, and visit one of the world's best preserved sites for prehistoric rock art. Plus, an exclusive evening of traditional Botswana storytelling around the fire is sure to stoke your own unbelievable travel stories.

What's included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner, Maun Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Chobe and Savuti National Parks Talk, Savuti Channel Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Arrival transfer
  • Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Savuti area, Chobe National Park, Khwai River, and Moremi area
  • Okavango Panhandle two-night houseboat stay
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Spend a couple nights in a houseboat on the okavango delta
  • Look for the big five from the back of your open safari vehicle
  • Travel deep into the chobe wilderness to ghoha hills
  • Witness the power of victoria falls

Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta Cross the border into Botswana, via Namibia, and head to the Okavango Panhandle to our houseboat, your home for the next two nights in the world's largest inland delta. Travelling by houseboat allows you to explore a more secluded area of the delta.

Day 3: Okavango Delta Enjoy your day on the houseboat with early morning and late afternoon wildlife excursions. Your small boat takes your into channels and waterways for optimal wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings or choose to relax on deck with a cool drink as you watch the scenery pass by.

Day 4: Okavango Delta/Maun Transfer to the frontier town of Maun and enjoy an evening of culture and traditional foods with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers. This local enterprise is dedicated to preserving Botswana’s heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Option to take a scenic flight over the delta.

Day 5: Maun/Moremi Game Reserve Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve. With astounding wildlife, this area has been rated one of the best for wildlife viewing in the world. Relax this evening on the camp deck, admiring the stunning views with a cool drink.

Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve Embark early on an open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Moremi and surrounding concession areas. Break for lunch before continuing on with the wildlife safari drive. Return to camp in the afternoon with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park Travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding bush. Relax at our camp and learn more about the Savuti and Chobe parks and reserves during a talk with a local wildlife and bush-survival expert. Embark on a late afternoon wildlife viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffes, hippos, and lions.

Day 8: Chobe National Park/Kasane In the morning, take a slow drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River. In the afternoon, opt to take a sunset river cruise or photography river safari for wildlife viewing.

Day 9: Kasane/Victoria Falls Cross the border back into Zimbabwe for our final evening. Opt to enjoy a helicopter ride over the falls, or a cruise on the Zambezi at sunset to ring in the day.

Day 10: Victoria Falls Depart at any time.