Evening game drive Chobe
Elephants beside Chobe River
Gliding through the Delta in a mokoro
Rhino sighting on morning game drive
Lions in the Moremi Game Reserve
Leopard in the Okavango
Classic Botswana Safari
Luxury tailor-made safari combining Victoria Falls with Chobe and Okavango Delta
11 nights from £8,350pp sharing, including accommodation, guides, flights and transfers
Best time to go: May to October
Exceptional safari starting with a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls, staying on a private island in the Zambezi, followed by stays in Botswana's Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and the 'predator capital of Africa': Moremi Game Reserve.
Day 1: UK to Johannesburg
Overnight flight from the UK to Jo'burg maximises your time for your Botswana holiday.
Day 2: Johannesburg to Livingstone
Connect for the short hop from Jo'burg to Livingstone. Your African adventure begins with a 2 night stay at the luxurious Sindabezi Island Camp in the middle of the Zambezi. In the evening, embark on a sunset river cruise keeping an eye out for wildlife including elephant, who come to the riverbanks to drink. Upstream from the Victoria Falls, Sindabezi is a private island paradise with superb views over the surrounding river and plenty of activities on offer. The unique design of the five tented and thatched cottages allows close-up encounters with all the sights and sounds of the river and the creatures who live in and around it. Images below.
Watch the sunrise from the deck
Sunset view from one of the cottages
Lounge and bar at night
Dining beside the Zambezi
Luxury thatched cottage
Four poster beds
Day 3: Victoria Falls
Wake up on the island and, after breakfast, it’s off to the 'Smoke that Thunders' to see the magnificent Victoria Falls. Relax this afternoon, enjoy a spa treatment by the Zambezi, try some fishing or visit a local school. Dinner tonight will be served under the African stars. Overnight at Sindabezi Island Camp
Victoria Falls showing Livingstone Island
Falls viewed from the Zimbabwe / Zambia border bridge
Rainbow over Victoria Falls
Day 4: Zambezi to Chobe National Park
This morning, you’ll cross the border into Botswana where your safari adventure begins. Chobe National Park bursts with wildlife, much of which centres on the life-giving waters of its river. You’ll be in prime position from your base at luxury Chobe Chilwero lodge (images below) with its commanding views of the Chobe River and the surrounding plains. From here you can watch the sun set over the teeming flood plains and the miles of wilderness beyond.
Game viewing by boat
You never know what you'll see from your bedroom
Evening game drives
Relax by the pool
Day 5: Chobe
Today starts with a sunrise safari to experience the animals coming to life. Around 50,000 elephant roam here, alongside buffalo and plenty of other creatures too. After a late morning rest beside the swimming pool, a mid-afternoon boat cruise awaits you. Sip a sundowner as you float down the river amid crocodile, hippo and a striking array of birdlife. Overnight at Chobe Chilwero
Day 6: Chobe to the Okavango Delta
A short air transfer today will take you into the Okavango Delta, close to Moremi. Here, walking safaris enable close encounters with the bush at its best. You will stay at Stanley's Camp for two nights, one of the Okavango's more intimate camps with just 8 luxury classic safari tents and experience the best of Africa's wildlife and the highest standards of service and accommodation.
Explore aboard a mokoro
Stanley's Camp bar and viewing deck
Walking with habituated elephants
Afternoon game drive
Luxury tented accommodation
Bar and lounge
Another magical sunset!
Day 7: Okavango Delta
From the comfort of your tent, you’ll awake to the sounds of the Delta. Game drives, mokoro canoe trips and walking safaris with buffalo, giraffe and lion lie ahead. And you can also take the opportunity to walk with a couple of semi-habituated elephant, and gain unprecedented insight into these African giants from your expert guides. Overnight at Stanley's Camp
Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve
Today we fly you deeper into the heart of the Okavango to the Moremi Game Reserve. Known as the 'predator capital of Africa’, it's a magical patchwork of lagoons, flooded pans and sweeping grasslands. The finest game-viewing spot is Chief's Island, and your home for 3 nights here will be the exclusive Sanctuary Chief's Camp, a collection of 12 luxury private pavilions on raised wooden platforms.
Aerial view of the flood plains
Spacious main pavilion
Mokoro at sunset
Dawn in the Delta
Days 9 & 10: Moremi Game Reserve
Raised above the surrounding wilderness, Sanctuary Chief's Camp is perfect base for land and water forays into the Moremi. You’ll see abundant wildlife, including rarer species such as cheetah, leopard and even wild dog. Morning and evening game drives show off Botswana at its best, and if the water's high enough, you can continue to master your mokoro canoe technique. Overnight at Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Evening game drive
Lion sighting in Moremi Game Reserve
Leopard resting in the shade
Lions in the 'predator capital of Africa'
Day 11: Moremi to Maun to UK
Sadly, all good things must come to an end but on the short flight to Maun you’ll be able to gaze down at the Delta dreamscape for one last time. From here, a flight to Jo'burg will connect with your overnight flight back to the UK.
Time to Start Planning?
Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements. We look forward to arranging the perfect safari adventure for you and our destination specialists will gladly refine and adapt the proposal until you are 100% happy.
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