Classic Botswana

Glide through the watery maze of the Okavango Delta and witness hundreds of elephants in Chobe National Park. This is an incredible glimpse of Botswana in just 8 days.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Victoria Falls

An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. On arrival in Victoria Falls, you will be met by a Wild Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel. Located about 3 km from the town centre, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau and enjoys uninterrupted views of the African bush and an on-site waterhole. Lodge facilities include a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre, swimming pool and sundeck, complimentary Wi-Fi, gift shop, bar and restaurant. All rooms have an ensuite, safes, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities, and a balcony overlooking National Park. Your representative will give you a short briefing explaining the arrangements for tomorrow’s trip to the falls. The rest of the day is free for you to relax by the pool, check out the visitors to the local watering hole with a cold sundowner, or catch the complimentary shuttle into town where there is a great range of curio and craft shops.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2: Chobe National Park

One of the world’s true natural wonders, Victoria Falls are commonly referred to by their Kololo name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke That Thunders’, and you’ll see and hear why on a morning tour, after you’re collected from your hotel at 7:30am. Your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at different vantage points along the way to explain the history of the falls and their surrounds: hundreds of miles away in northern Zambia a little spring wanders along the earth, eventually ending in over 1 million gallons of water torrenting down a 328-foot high drop a mile wide. Afterwards, you will return to your lodge, farewell your Wild Horizons representative, and meet your Sheerwater/Chobezi representative at 10am for your transfer into Botswana. Follow the Zambezi River to Botswana and make your way to Chobe National Park (approximately 2–3 hours, not including border formalities). You will arrive at your lodge, located on the bank of the Chobe River just outside of the National Park, around midday. On arrival, meet with a local representative to go over the rest of your itinerary. After lunch there’ll be time to relax until a mid-afternoon game drive – you’ll almost certainly see elephants drinking at the waters’ edge, and keep your eyes open for the park’s large herds of buffalo too. The sunsets viewed from the river can be breathtakingly spectacular too. Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge is usually in rondavels – comfortable individual circular thatched units with private facilities and balconies. The lodge bar is a great place to enjoy a drink at the end of the day, and the pool is also the perfect place to wash off the heat off the day or safari dust.

Hotel: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Chobe National Park

Today is a full day of wildlife exploration. You’ll begin with a morning game drive to see the animals at their most active, followed by some time back at the lodge for relaxation during the hottest part of the day. Then, in the late afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip out on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is archetypal big-game county, where huge herds of buffalo and elephants are matched by the size of the lion prides. An estimated 70,000 Kalahari elephants roam the park and are the largest known subspecies of elephant in the world by size. You may also see zebra, impala, wildebeest and giraffe. The bird life on the river can be truly spectacular with sightings of saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles, goliath herons and beautiful bee-eaters. Elephants will often congregate to drink and play in the river, and there are good hippopotamus numbers too. You might even spot a crocodile on the riverbanks – although they are surprisingly shy. Tonight, return to the lodge for your final evening and perhaps enjoy a drink as you look out over the waters of the Chobe River.

Notes: A visit to Chobe National Park itself is not a complete wilderness experience – you’re sure to see other people, boats and vehicles inside the park. But the beauty of Chobe is that you’re also bound to see wildlife that’s equal to anything anywhere in Africa.

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast you’ll fly into the Delta where you’ll be met and transferred to your beautiful accommodation – spacious permanent tents with ensuites, all set on raised decks, with individual verandas. In the Angola Highlands the rain water accumulates and forms a river. This river flows into Botswana as the Okavango River, where it splits into a myriad of rivers and waterways creating the Okavango Delta, which eventually reach the Kalahari Sands in the South. The Okavango Delta, perhaps the greatest inland waterway in the world, is remarkably different to the countryside of the previous few days. The Delta offers an amazing contrast of shallow waters, deeper channels, interspersed by islands spread across some hundreds of square kilometres. There are few who fail to be moved by the tranquil beauty of the Delta and its magnificent surrounds. Here you’ll spend our time searching for aquatic antelope, relaxing, and soaking up the unique ambiance of this remarkable environment. You’ll also go ashore on some of the larger islands to stretch your legs and explore. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, enjoy a spot of high tea, then head off for an afternoon gliding quietly through the wetlands and papyrus-clad waterways in traditional dugout canoes (mokoros) or on a sunset boat cruise. Propelled from the stern by skilled ‘poler’ guides, this trip allow you to sit back and absorb the scenery.

Hotel: Gunn’s Camp or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve

Your days will generally take the form of a morning and afternoon activity in the wilderness. These are the cooler times of the day when the animals tend to be most active. While there are no guarantees, there is a good chance of spotting giraffe, kudu, impala, baboon, elephant, buffalo, tsessebe, warthog, wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, hippo and crocodile in the waterways. During the hotter central part of the day you are free to relax on the camp’s open decks or siesta by the pool. The bird life in the area is prolific and a true birders’ paradise. If you’re lucky you might even see the very rare and shy Pel’s Fishing Owl.

Day 6: Okavango Delta

After breakfast and a morning activity, you will leave Gunn’s Camp by small aircraft and fly to Rra Dinare Camp, your next base from which to explore the abundant wildlife and life-sustaining waters of the Okavango Delta. Your unique accommodation is located in a large private concession on the eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and has spectacular views of classic flooding of the Okavango across the adjacent seasonal flood plains. The area lies on the far south westerly boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers a true Okavango wilderness experience. This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity for another game activity before dinner. Your activities at Rra Dinare camp include game drives and walks, plus blissful time out on the water in a mokoro

Hotel: Rra Dinare Camp or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: Okavango Delta

Today the morning and afternoon are spent taking in the unspoiled and diverse wilderness of this stunning area, of open plains, riverine forests and mopane woodlands, as well as inland waterway. This area normally receives floods last, therefore, contains some of the closest dry-season watering points for the game that spreads out towards Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans during the rains. The area has good game viewing all year round due to the abundance of mopane woodlands – a favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season. Familiar favourites to the region include: Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Hippo, Crocodile, Genet, plus rare Antelope breeds including Roan, Sable & Eland. Further, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog come down to the riverside to drink and hunt. For those keen on bird-watching, the combination of the wetlands and the drier Acacia and Mopane veldt provide a perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic species including Open Billed Storks, Hammerkops, Egrets, Ibis and forest/savannah dwellers including Raptors, Shrikes, Drongos, Sunbirds and Ground Hornbills among others.

Day 8: Depart Maun

Enjoy breakfast with the group on your final morning before flying to Maun Airport, where our adventure comes to an end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$5,515.00$6,785.00
February: 08, 17$5,515.00$6,785.00
March: 16$5,515.00$6,785.00
April: 11, 22$7,470.00$9,025.00
May: 09, 30$7,470.00$9,025.00
June: 13, 27$7,470.00$9,025.00
July: 11$8,585.00$10,970.00
August: 15, 29$8,585.00$10,970.00
October: 10$8,605.00$10,970.00
November: 07, 26$7,435.00$8,965.00
December: 14$6,420.00$7,180.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & 4WD vehicle, Ferry, Light aircraft, Mokoro, Riverboat
Accommodation:3 nights Comfortable Lodge, 2 nights Permanent tented camp, 2 nights Feature Stay camp
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Botswana in Focus

Discover some of Botswana’s key wildlife areas including Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. Incredible game viewing opportunities are complemented with the chance to view the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1 & 2: Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls

On arrival in Victoria Falls, transfer to Ilala Lodge for two nights. This lodge offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls. During your stay, you might consider a guided tour of the falls, a sunset cruise or a flight over the falls. All can be arranged prior to arrival (additional cost).

Hotel: Ilala Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3 & 4: Chobe Elephant Camp

Depart Victoria Falls and transfer across the Botswana border to arrive at Chobe Elephant Camp. Perched on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River, Chobe Elephant Camp offers beautiful views of the sweeping floodplains. This eco-friendly lodge is ideally positioned to take advantage of the spectacular wildlife and the chance visit the local Sibuya Tribe.

Hotel: Chobe Elephant Camp, 2 nights

Day 5 & 6: Machaba Tented Camp

Transfer to Kasane airport for your flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival, transfer to Machaba Tented Camp for two nights, including all meals and game activities. Here you will experience the best wildlife viewing in Botswana’s iconic Moremi Game Reserve. The camp has only 8 beds and is reminiscent of the old style African safari experience. Enjoy game viewing activities during your stay.

Hotel: Machaba Tented Camp, 2 nights

Day 7 & 8: Pelo Camp

Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Pelo Camp in the Jao concession of the incredible Okavango Delta. On arrival, transfer to the camp for two nights on full board basis. This is the Delta as it’s meant to be – raw, remote and wild. The 5 intimate tents each have verandas and ensuite bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers. Birding and wildlife viewing activities are offered during your stay.

Hotel: Pelo Camp, 2 nights

Day 9: Flight to Maun – Depart Maun

Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Maun for the end of this great safari adventure.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Victoria Falls Daily> 01, 22From USD $4,835.00 - USD $6,815.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: Breakfast only at Ilala Lodge & all other
meals, selected beverages
Transport: Airport transfers & 4WD vehicle
Charter Flight: Intercamp charter flights
Accommodation:8 nights accommodation
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Elegant Botswana

Botswana is a wild and beautiful country, offering a true African Wilderness Experience. On this safari, we have packaged our favourite camps to offer you the most diverse and spectacular safari in one of Africa’s remaining wilderness areas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Days 1 & 2: Victoria Falls

On arrival, transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Club for two nights accommodation including breakfast daily. Time is at leisure to enjoy all the facilities and activities available at the lodge. During your stay you will have included 2 x dinners, 1 x lunch, tour of the falls and a sunset cruise.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Club , 2 nights

Days 3, 4 & 5: Chobe National Park

Check out and transfer by road, crossing the border into Botswana for arrival at Chobe Chilwero Lodge for three nights accommodation, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and game activities. Enjoy safaris in this area by boat and open safari vehicle. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers panoramic views across the islands and floodplains. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the swimming pool, unwind at the spa and enjoy the cuisine on offer at the lodge

Hotel: Chobe Chilwero Lodge, 3 nights

Days 6 & 7: Okavango Delta

Transfer to Kasane airport for your light aircraft transfer into the Okavango Delta for a 2 night stay at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and
game activities. This classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, offers varied game viewing experiences, as well as our unique elephant interaction. The camp’s location means walking safaris, night drives and seasonal mokoro excursions are offered.

Hotel: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, 3 nights

Days 8 & 9: Moremi Game Reserve

Transfer to the airstrip for a light aircraft transfer to the ultra luxurious Chief’s Camp for two nights accommodation, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and game activities. Enjoy safaris in this area on foot and in open vehicles. Located in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve— “Predator Capital of Africa”— this lodge offers the ultimate wildlife experience.

Hotel: Chief’s Camp, 2 nights

Day 10: Maun

Depart on your light aircraft flight to Maun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Victoria Falls
01 January – 31 DecemberFrom USD $6,490.00 - USD $14,185.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: All meals - except 1 x lunch at Victoria Falls
Transport: Airport transfers, All charter flights & Custom-designed 4WD vehicles
Charter Flight: Charter: Maun - Sanctuary Stanley's Camp - Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Kasane
Accommodation:9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Local Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance / Park fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Chobe National Park & Okavango Delta

This 5 day safari visits Chobe National Park which has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, and the Okavango Delta which is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife. These two different sites will provide amazing game viewing, as well as pampering and comfort within the camps. Enjoy!!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Kasane to Chobe National Park

On arrival at Kasane Airport, meet and transfer to Chobe Bakwena Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Hotel: Chobe Bakwena Lodge, 2 nights

Day 2: Chobe National Park

Early morning game drive in the Naitonal Park in search of a variety of wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch and later this afternoon enjoy a second game cruise on the Chobe River.

Days 3: Okavango Delta

Morning game drive in the park before transfering to Kasane airport for your charter flight into the Okavango Delta. The camp is located in the heart of the Delta and offers Game drives, mokoros excursions, night drives and walking safaris. Afternoon game activity.

Hotel: Pom Pom Camp, 2 nights

Days 4: Okavango Delta

Morning and afternoon game activities in the Delta.

Day 5: Depart Okavango Delta 

Morning game activity and then transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Maun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Kasane
01 January – 31 OctoberFrom USD $2,620.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: All meals
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicles
Flights: Charter Flight: Kasane - Pom Pom Camp - Maun
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance / Park fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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