A Focus on Botswana
Focusing on the key destinations of Botswana in a short and effective itinerary
Covering destinations including Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta, the Khawi Community Area and Chobe National Park, this itinerary is a good way to see the highlights of Botswana in just over a week. The accommodation is varied - from larger lodges to a smaller bush camp, offering variety in the height of the wildlife.
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.
The falls can be seen from two countries. From Zambia, a side on view of the falls is on offer with views into the Batoka Gorge, as well as the possibility of perching yourself at the edge of the falls on the vertigo-inducing Livingstone Island. From Zimbabwe, you’ll get a full-frontal view of three quarters of the falls’ 1.7km wide curtain of water from viewpoints and footpaths meandering through a rainforest kept hot and humid by the spray of the falls.
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Transferred across the border to Botswana to stay in Chobe Elephant Camp for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis including all game viewing activities on a shared basis. 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.
With a variety of activities that include viewing the region’s spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River or experiencing life in the village, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences to our guests. Tranquil canoe excursions ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 hours duration offer guests the opportunity to paddle their own canoes – safely following their canoe guide – to discover the wonders of the Chobe River floodplain system in quiet harmony with these remarkable surroundings.(Depends on water levels)
Khwai Community Area, Botswana
Transferred to the airstrip to fly to the Khwai Community Area. Met on arrival and transferred to Khwai Tented Camp to stay for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis including all game viewing activities on a shared basis. Khwai Tented Camp provides the perfect setting of a wilderness area where a community lives in harmony with nature and wildlife. The magnificent Khwai River is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing in the Khwai area.
Activities on offer are game drives conducted in open 4x4 vehicles, and night excursions. Optional cultural village outings to the old bushman village of Khwai, Moremi excursions & mokoro trips (water level dependant) for longer stays should be requested in advance. The variety of wildlife that can be seen in this area include elephants, buffalos, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, sable, hippos, hyena and various other nocturnal species.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Transferred to the airstrip to fly to Pelo Camp in the Okavango Delta. Met on arrival and transferred to Pelo Camp to stay for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis including all game viewing activities on a shared basis. Pelo means heart - a fitting name as from the air this island is heart shaped and it is situated as deep into the heart of the delta as is possible. The camp is completely eco-friendly and is ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a classic, traditional Okavango Delta experience.
Pelo Camp is set in one of the best areas to see the rare sitatunga and red lechwe antelopes. Wildlife concentrations in this part of the Okavango Delta depend on the water flow and change from season to season. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts have a chance of spotting Pel's fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.
Transferred to the airstrip to fly to Maun international airport and connect onto international flights home.