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This safari will take you through Botswana`s parks and game reserves and Victoria falls in Zambian side. Traveling to one of the most sought after wilderness destination in the world, the Okavango Delta, will be experienced by a dugout canoe (mokoro) along the narrow delta channels. Come and make the most of your holiday in Botswana!
Camping will be your main accommodations. However on day 11 - 12, Outdoor African Tour Safaris will accommodate you at a lodge in Livingstone.
On your arrival in Maun airport (Botswana), you will be met by your safari guide with a billboard written “Outdoor Tour Safari”, then followed by safari briefing. After the briefing, you’ll go to local shops to buy a dinner at local restaurant (own expense) then you will stay overnight outside Maun in a campsite with permanent ablution.
At the delta, you will transfer your equipment to motorboats and cruise along the narrow papyrus-lines channels of the mighty Okavango Delta. You will later meet the local polers with their mokoro to enjoy a tranquil transfer to an island. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on this island and floodplains of the Okavango. You will camp wild with bush ablutions.
Today, you will retrace your route back to Maun. You will have an option of taking a scenic flight over the delta to return to Maun. 1-hour scenic flight costs 200 USD per person, minimum 3 guests to guarantee the flight. This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s unique water system.
If you choose to take the flight, you will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the Delta campsite and wait for your afternoon flight. After collecting you at the airport, you will shop for drinks and then spend the night at a campsite outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities. The scenic flights are at your own expense.
From Maun, you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, a land of swamp and dry areas. These two days will be spent searching for the variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region.
You will enjoy game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be a norm. After your morning game drive, you will return to camp for lunch. On day 6, you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park, camping will be in private designated campsite with bush ablutions.
On this day as the sun rises, you will break your camp and have a long game drive to Savuti. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will visit the drier region of Savuti. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river and venture further into the park. Camping will be in private designated campsite with bush ablutions.
Chobe National Park will be your next destination. Chobe National Park covers about 11 700 square kilometers of the Northern Kalahari, much of its impenetrable thorn bush growing on deep sand, it has the highest concentration of elephants anywhere in the world. Your camping will be followed by boat cruise in the early morning and late afternoon on the Chobe River. Camping will be in private designated campsite with bush ablutions.
After a morning game drive, you will cross the Zambezi River by ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls (visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon, there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. The safari officially ends at 10:00 on day 12.
Savuti is much known for its predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, and even African wild dogs. The Savuti channel started flowing again after being dry for the last 30 years. The emergence of water charged the landscape as well as accommodating different species which historically have not been able to survive in the rather arid plains of Savuti. This exciting event has allowed large breeding herds of elephants as well as buffalo to visit the area.
You can enjoy a scenic flight in Maun at an additional cost.
Botswana’s national and only airline provides international flights to Johannesburg and Harare. It provides domestic flights to Francistown, Maun and Kasane. Air Namibia flies to Maun every day of the week except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most major international airlines from Asia, USA and Europe fly into Johannesburg, South Africa.
There are scheduled buses services across borders between South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia.