8 Day Botswana & Zambia Accommodated Safari

This wonderful midrange safari makes use of scheduled flights between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park twice a week. Mokoro trip in the Delta, game drives in the Moreni and Chobe National Park and a guided tour of Victoria Falls are some of the amazing activities included on this safari.

Day 1 ~ Maun – Botswana

We can gladly assist with booking local flights as well as pre- and post-tour accommodation.

On arrival in Maun the lodge driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your overnight accommodation.

Maun “The gateway to the Okavango Delta” In the afternoon you can enjoy an amazing optional boat cruise on the Borro River or a highly recommended scenic flight over the Okavango Delta!

ACCOMMODATION: Thamalakane River Lodge

MEALS: Where meals are not included there are local options or a restaurant at the lodge.

Day 2 ~ Maun Botswana

We depart early this morning to the Okavango delta, here you will meet your local mokoro poler who will serve also as your guide, this activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides.

 Travelling by mokoro is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango delta you explore the waterways, and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get a close-up feel of this unique environment, here bird life is spectacular, on foot you are able to have a much more intense experience of the bush, particularly the flora and fauna that might go unnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife

ACCOMMODATION: Thamalakane River Lodge

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 ~ Maun Botswana

Wake up 4:30am and have breakfast at 5:00am, depart to the famous Moremi game reserve at 05:30am it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to get to the park entrance.

Travelling north-east from Maun, firstly along a fine full width tar road to Shorobe, then on a wide gravel road, a veterinary control fence is encountered – locally known as the buffalo fence, constructed to protect the flourishing cattle industry to the south from any diseases that may be carried by wildlife.

Passing through the gate, a first glimpse of the reason that this is described as 4×4 country is obtained, as the deep sandy track ahead is in stark contrast to the previous road. After a short distance, a left hand fork in the track is taken, travelling through wildlife country of mopane and acacia woodland, interspersed by areas of open grassland.

We travel at a low speed on this route, due to the soft churning sand and the chance of viewing wildlife.Eventually, after having travelled 99 km from Maun, the southern entrance gate of the Moremi Game Reserve, Magwee, is reached. Here, nestling amongst a glade of tall Mopane trees.This is where our game drive starts.

The game drive will take us to the park’s most beautiful areas e.g. third bridge, dead tree island, Xini lagoon, Bodumatau and many others where we will see vast herds of buffalos ,wildebeest, a dezzel of zebras, troops of baboons and many others, we will also have an opportunity to track the prides of Moremi.

Moremi is also my favorite area for the leopard because of the tall trees that are their most favored habitat. We will also track the cheetah at Bodumatau a vast open grass land area the cheetah’s most preferred habitat. When hunting cheetahs can maintain a speed of 120kms per an hour thus making them the fastest animals around.

We take a boat cruise (optional) through the Okavango delta the world’s biggest inland delta which will take us to the heronary to see lots of water birds and Forrest dwellers. We head back to the jetty to have lunch at edge of the delta.

Spend the rest of the day game viewing with our knowledgeable guides; enjoy drinks and a tasty lunch before returning to your lodge in Maun.

After lunch we take a slow game drive out of the park where you will see a lot of animals; arriving in Maun at 6pm.

ACCOMMODATION: Thamalakane River Lodge

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 ~​ Kasane-Botswana

On the border of Chobe National park

PLEASE NOTE THAT DAY 4 NEEDS TO FALL ON A TUESDAY OR THURSDAY TO MAKE USE OF THE DIRECT DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM MAUN TO KASANE

This morning you will board a domestic flight onto Northern Botswana. Where you will be staying on the banks of the Chobe River in a luxury lodge.

ACCOMMODATION:  Chobe Safari Lodge

MEALS: Breakfast.

Where no meals are included there are excellent options at the lodge.

Day 5 ~​ Kasane-Botswana

On the border of Chobe National park

​We will enjoy a 4 x 4 game drive in Chobe National Park (Chobe is home to lion, elephant and buffalo as well as many, many other animals), Also included is a fantastic game viewing river cruise, where you have the opportunity to see vast numbers of elephants, buffalo and much more.

ACCOMMODATION:  Chobe Safari Lodge

MEALS: Breakfast.

Where no meals are included there are excellent options at the lodge.

Day 6 ~ Livingstone, Zambia

This morning you will be collected from the lodge and proceed through Botswana Customs before boarding a speed boat across the river and into Zambia!

A short drive will find us in the town of Livingstone a mere stones throw away from the magnificent Victoria Falls. In the afternoon we visit to the Falls National Park, where you are free to roam around and explore the area.

ACCOMMODATION: Zambezi Waterfront (Standard Rooms)

MEALS: 

Day 7 ~ Livingstone, Zambia

There are many optional activities you can try, including, scenic flights, bungy jumping, elephant rides, white water rafting and much more!

Your guide will book any activities for you. If you would like a price guide for optional activities please ask Kate when booking!

On the second night a sundowner cruise down the mighty Zambezi river is included.

ACCOMMODATION: Zambezi Waterfront

MEALS: Breakfast

Day 8 ~ Johannesburg

Free early morning available for optional activities before being transferred to the airport at 11am for your 1pm flight to Johannesburg landing just after 3pm.          

MEALS: Breakfast

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8 Day Botswana & Zambia Accommodated Safari

Based on 2 people sharing

ZAR 35,200 pp* 8 DAYS

INCLUDES:
Private safari, All accommodations, Meals as specified (B-Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner), Activities as specified. All transfers.
EXCLUDES:
Flights, Visas, Optional activities, Items of a personal nature, Gratuities, Personal travel insurance.

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