VICTORIA FALLS & THE OKAVANGO DELTA

3 nights visiting Victoria Falls followed by 6 nights of amazing wildlife in the beautiful Okavango Delta.

This itinerary combines two wonderful highlights of Africa. Located on the Zimbabwe/Zambia border, the majestic Victoria Falls are an iconic attraction and many safaris through Botswana start (or end) with a few days here. In Botswana, the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing natural destinations. During the safari, the focus at Okuti in the Moremi Game Reserve is the incredible big game sightings and relaxing boat cruises on the permanent waters of the delta. Moving to the Kanana Concession, the game viewing is still excellent, but a wider variety of experiences are possible, including mokoro excursions, night drives, walking and a sleep out deck. The two safari properties featured both offer very comfortable accommodation, excellent hospitality and good value within Botswana.

All our holidays are individually tailored, the below itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be amended to suit your personal requirements. For a personally tailored itinerary and costing, or to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0) 1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1-3: Batonka Guest Lodge – 3 nights
On arrival into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, it is an easy transfer to Batonka Guest Lodge, located in the suburbs of Victoria Falls town, just a few minutes from the falls. Your time here can be spent relaxing, exploring and viewing the spectacular falls, both on foot and by helicopter! Beyond the falls themselves you can enjoy a wide range of other activities including boat cruises on the Zambezi River and game drives in Zambezi National Park. Please note all activities attract extra costs. Batonka Guest Lodge is very comfortable with a relaxed, exclusive feel. Being just a few minutes’ drive from the town centre and falls, it is a great base from which to explore.

Day 4-6: Okuti Camp – 3 nights
This morning you will be transferred by road across the border into Botswana, where you connect with a shared light aircraft transfer from Kasane Airport south-west over the vast Chobe National Park to the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. On landing into Moremi you will transfer to Okuti Camp, overlooking the permanent waters of the delta. Your time in Moremi will focus heavily on game drives to see Africa’s big game, especially as Moremi is a stronghold for lion, leopard and wild dogs. In between drives it is possible to explore the waterways of the Okavango by boat, enjoying the birdlife and hippos, perhaps some elephants swimming, and of course the magical sunsets. Okuti is a small lodge offering lovely accommodation, and has a really friendly, intimate atmosphere.

Day 7-9: Kanana Camp – 3 nights
After your morning game drive you will connect with a shared light aircraft flight south-west over the heart of the Okavango Delta to arrive in the exclusive Kanana concession. Activities here are varied and flexible, with game drives by day and night, mokoro (dug out canoe) excursions, boat cruises (when water levels allow), guided walks and even the chance to spend a night out on a sleep out deck in the bush. The game viewing is superb, especially for leopard, while lion, cheetah and wild dogs are all found in the area too. Kanana has a gorgeous location overlooking a wide floodplain, and the camp has a happy and welcoming feel. The accommodation is very comfortable and the hospitality is excellent.

Day 10: End of Arrangements
After your final morning activity, you will connect with a shared light aircraft flight to Maun.

PRICE RANGE
US$6,750 – US$8,200 per person sharing (UK£5,400 – UK£6,835 per person sharing).

INCLUDED
Bed and breakfast accommodation at Batonka, full board accommodation, house drinks and laundry on safari, internal light aircraft shared flights, airstrip transfers, conservancy/park fees and guided game viewing activities on safari.

VARIATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
It is easy to add further safari camps to this itinerary, perhaps from within the Chobe, Linyanti or Kalahari regions. It is also easy to leave out Victoria Falls if you wish. All our itineraries are tailor-made so please do not hesitate to ask us about any possible variations or extensions.

WHEN TO TRAVEL
This itinerary is available March to early January, though game viewing is likely to be best from May to early November. More information can be found on our Botswana When To Travel page. Please speak to us regarding your specific requirements and we can recommend the best months to travel.

FLIGHTS AND ACCESS
This itinerary starts in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and ends in Maun. Both towns can be accessed on daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg, South Africa, whilst Victoria Falls can also be reached from Nairobi, Kenya. International flights are not included in the price guide.

CONTACT US
All our holidays are tailor-made and the above itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be easily amended to suit your personal requirements. For a personally tailored itinerary and costing, or to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0) 1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.

FURTHER ITINERARIES

DESERT & DELTA

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Exploring the Central Kalahari and Okavango Delta, two of Botswana’s iconic ecosystems, with non-stop big game throughout.

From US$6,300 to US$8,000 /
UK£5,040 to UK£6,665 pp

THUNDERING FALLS & BIG GAME

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Visit the iconic Victoria Falls from Zambia before taking an exciting big game safari through the wilds of Linyanti and the Okavango Delta

From US$6,550 to US$12,650 /
UK£5,240 to UK£10,540 pp

KALAHARI, OKAVANGO & LINYANTI

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A journey from the majestic Makgadikgadi Pans through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the game-rich wilderness of the Selinda Reserve

From US$9,400 to US$15,850 /
UK£7,520 to UK£13,200 pp