Begin your journey travelling deep into the heart of the Botswana wilderness to Chobe National Park, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives that bring you up close to one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Rising with the sun, your route takes you south to Nxai Pan National Park where sweet grasses sustain a variety of wildlife. Visit the magnificent Baines Baobabs or take a thrilling game drive through the Pan before continuing to Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

Take a mokoro (dugout canoe) to a tranquil island where you can camp wild, taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains. Take a scenic flight by light aircraft over the sparkling waterways of the Delta before continuing by vehicle through Moremi Game Reserve, one of Botswana’s best wilderness areas. Head northwards to the Chobe River and enjoy game drives along the riverbanks, followed by the cry of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Before flying home, pause to visit the mighty Zambezi River and watch as it thunders over the iconic Victoria Falls.

Highlights

  • Chobe National Park
  • Nxai Pan National Park
  • Okavango Delta
  • Victoria Falls

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: River vistas

Chobe National Park

The safari officially begins in Kasane, Botswana, at 13h00.

We are happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Livingstone, Zambia or Kasane, Botswana, if required. On arrival in Kasane your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks.

The first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Camping will be in Kasane at a campsite with permanent ablutions.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Camp Chobe
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Day 2-3: Sweet grasses of Nxai

Nxai Pan National Park

Rising with the sun, your route takes you 500 kilometres south to Nxai Pan National Park where sweet grasses host a variety of wildlife.

You will stop en route for a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before getting to your campsite. The next day you will explore Nxai Pan and enjoy the plains which are often dotted with grazing herds of impala and springbok.

In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Baines Baobabs.

These regal trees, immortalised by the explorer Baines’ painting, are situated on the edge of an expansive saltpan. Camping with be at a private designated campsite with bush ablutions.

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Day 4: Sparkling waterways

Maun

After enjoying a morning game drive, you will leave Nxai Pan and continue your safari to Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

In Maun you will have time to visit the shops and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. You will camp overnight at a site with permanent ablution facilities.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation:
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Day 5-6: Sparkling waterways

Okavango Delta

Your adventure will take you in a north westerly direction from Maun to the western side of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise.

Once you have reached the edge of the Delta, you will transfer your equipment to motorboats and cruise along the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscape.

Deeper in the Delta you will meet the local polers with their mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and enjoy a tranquil transfer to an island.

You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. You will camp wild with bush ablutions.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Camp Okavango
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Day 7: Thrilling encounters

Maun

Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, you will retrace your route to Maun. You will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta to return to Maun (1hr scenic flight is EUR 125 per person, min. 3 guests to guarantee the flight).

This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s unique water system and if you choose to take the flight, you will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the Delta campsite writing postcards or reading a book while you wait for your afternoon flight.
Your guide will travel back to Maun with the vehicle to resupply for the next stage of your adventure.

After collecting you at the airport, you will shop for drinks and then spend the night at a campsite just outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities.

Destination: Botswana
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Day 8-10: Diverse wildlife

Moremi Game Reserve

From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas.

The next three 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 your morning game drive you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta.

Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation:
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Day 11-13: Riverside game-viewing

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains.

You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle.

Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Camp Chobe
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Day 14-15: The mighty Zambezi

Livingstone, Vic Falls

After a morning game drive you will cross the Zambezi River by ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge.

In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. The safari officially ends at 10h00 on Day 15.

ATI Holidays is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost.

Activities in Livingstone include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details.

Destination: Zambia
Accommodation: Livingstone’s Camp

Included

  • Chobe National Park – Lunch & dinner included.
  • Nxai Pan National Park – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Maun – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Okavango Delta – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Maun – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Moremi Game Reserve – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Chobe National Park – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Livingstone, Vic Falls – Breakfast & lunch included on day 14, breakfast included on day 15.
  • Camping equipment
  • Park entry fees,
  • 4×4 vehicle & professional guide.
  • NB rates will be charged in Euro and the ZAR rate quoted is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

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