A great little itinerary suited for those with limited budget and time
This itinerary is a snippet of Victoria Falls and Botswana. Although it is only a week, you will travel to three destinations across two countries and experience highlights of a Botswana safari in Chobe National Park and the famous Okavango Delta. It is a great choice for those on a limited budget and time frame.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Met on arrival in Victoria Falls international airport and transferred to Ilala Lodge to stay for 2 nights on a B&B basis. Ilala Lodge is situated close to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe as well as to the town centre. Wild animals are often seen grazing the hotel lawns as the National Park borders the front of the property.
At Victoria Falls, the earth splits open and swallows one of Africa’s greatest rivers, the mighty Zambezi, creating the largest sheet of falling water on earth. As the water hits the narrow depths of the Batoka Gorge beneath, it blasts a cloud of mist skywards, lending the falls their local name ‘mosi-oa-tunya’ (the smoke that thunders). When the Zambezi is its fullest, the mist hangs a permanent raincloud above the falls, showering visitors on even the sunniest of days and visible for miles around.
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Transferred through the border to Botswana to stay in Chobe Elephant Camp in Chobe National Park for 2 nights on a full board basis. You will game drive in Chobe National Park through the Ngoma Gate. Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.
The Chobe Riverfront is an elephant mecca; home to the largest density of African elephants in the world. Travel here during winter and you’ll fast run out of fingers and toes while you count them drinking at the riverbanks and socialising out on the floodplains.
Transferred to Kasane airport to fly down to Mapula airstrip in the Okavango Delta. Met on arrival and transferred to Mapula Lodge to stay for 2 nights on a full board basis including all safari activities. Mapula Lodge is situated in the north-western floodplains of the Okavango Delta in a vast private concession offering 12 000 hectares of prime game viewing area. The lodge occupies a stunning position set on the edge of seasonal floodplains and overlooks a permanent lagoon complete with resident hippos.
The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. The real magic of the Delta lies in its water, trickling through from far away highlands, and spreading across the channels and floodplains.
Botswana - Home
Transferred to the airstrip to fly to Maun International Airport to connect onto international flights home.