Rating in Zimbabwe
$ 45

Botswana Highlights - South 2018

Safari
Safari
min $ 45
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Zimbabwe
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 45
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Overview

Let nature surround you on this 6 Day tour that takes in breathtaking Victoria Falls, a river cruise in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta waterways.
The Botswana Highlights adventure tour starts in Victoria Falls, home to not the highest or the widest, but the largest waterfall in the world. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline. We make our way to Chobe National Park where we will spend the afternoon viewing game from the comfort of a river boat. The Chobe National Park is undoubtedly the country’s most beautiful and popular nature and game reserve. It has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, making it an ideal location for African safaris and its the third largest park in Botswana, after the Central Kalahari game Reserve and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Leaving Chobe, we set off for the world’s largest inland delta, a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering 17 000 square kilometres. Water levels and temperatures fluctuate significantly from season to season so no two experiences are ever the same. Polers guide your mokoros through the waterways and nature walks will fill your days.

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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  Camping     Accommodated   This tour also leaves from Maun
> View this tour Day 01

Victoria Falls

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Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.

Day 02

Victoria Falls to Kasane

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After breakfast we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. For those who have purchased the Activity Package we begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Day 03

Nata

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Leaving Kasane early, we set of for Nata where we will overnight.  Those who would like to can join an optional excursion to the Pans this afternoon.   This evening we will prepare for our journey to Maun, packing smaller bags for our journey into the Okavango Delta.

Day 04

Okavango Delta

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Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree.  Upon arrival in Maun, we say farewell to our truck and begin our Delta excursion.  The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character and while water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.

 

During your time in the Delta, our camping and accommodated guests will be staying in different locations.  If you have chosen the accommodated Okavango Delta excursion, you will be taken to the Maun airport to board your flight into the Okavango Delta.  For those that have opted for the camping Okavango Delta excursion, you will be transferred into the Okavango Delta by means of land based transport.

 

Please be advised that clients who have not selected the Delta Activity Package will remain in Maun at the base camp with the truck for the next 2 nights, accommodated clients in en-suite rooms and camping clients in the campsite with shared ablutions. Meals are provided by the base camp and optional activities are available.

Day 05

Okavango Delta

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A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.

Day 06

Maun

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Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way to Maun. This afternoon you may have the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (weather permitting).  Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in Maun.

 

 

 

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