Botswana Wildlife Safari
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe National Park, Botswana
Destinations: Chobe National Park - Magkadigkadi Plans - Maun and the
Okavango Delta - Khwai River - Moremi Game Reserve - Maun - Okavango Delta
- Tsodilo Hills - Mahangu National Park and Popa Falls - Kwando, Lynyati Rivers
and Mamili Park - Livingstone and Victoria Falls -
A morning departure takes you from Livingstone, Zambia into Botswana. We cross
the Zambezi River by ferry and make our way to our Camp on the Chobe River.
Once we've reached the Lodge we'll set up camp and enjoy the rest of the afternoon
on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Here we can watch elephants, hippos,
lions, crocodiles and a variety of birds and more without having to reach for
our binoculars - You'll be close enough for close-up photographs.
Day 2: Magkadigkadi Plans, Botswana
We need to get up early, as today is our longest drive of the safari. We head
south to Planet Baobab and stop at the Magkadigkadi Pans to have a closer look.
If the conditions allow we'll take a drive onto the Pans. After appreciating
the wide-open, uninhabited spaces under the endless canopy of blue sky, we step
off for our final stop of the day, Planet Baobab. The rest of the afternoon
we spend with a hike to the elephant hole and relaxing at Planet Baobab's facilities.
Day 3: Maun and the Okavango Delta, Botswana
After breakfast we head out for a Bushmen Walk, experiencing the traditions
and lifestyle of the Bushmen. We then head off for Maun and onto a private concession.
Once we've set up camp - we go on a night game drive in the concession. This
area lies between Moremi and Chobe and we'll have the opportunity to spot a
variety of nocturnal animals.
Day 4: Khwai River, Botswana
Today we spend a full day in the bush on a game drive. Departing after breakfast
we take our 4x4 and drive through the wilderness area of the Khwai region spotting
a variety of game that frequent this region that borders Moremi and Chobe. Picnic-lunch
will be in the wilderness area. With some luck we'll see the Big Five.
Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
After having explored the Khwai area, we now head into the famous Moremi Game
Reserve, known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with
an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled
nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Day 6: Maun, Botswana
After our game experience, we head back to Maun. Here you have the option of
a scenic flight over the Delta. You have the afternoon to relax next to the
pool at our Camp.
Day 7 - 8: Okavango Delta, Botawana
Another highlight of Botswana - Early in the Morning we leave Maun and drive
to the Western Delta and onto Etsha 13, from here we head into the largest inland
delta in the world, the Okavango Delta. With speedboats we transfer to our Camp
in the Delta where we'll spend the next two nights listening to the sounds of
the wilderness. Unlike other Delta's in the world it into the Kalahari Desert,
what makes it unique. You'll float in Mokoros through the thick vegetation of
the Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. You'll stop at a secluded
island and take a 1 1/2 hour guided walk on one of the islands hoping to spot
elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.
Day 9: Tsodilo Hills, Botswana
Today you experience real adventure and real Africa. After we've left the lush
verdant wetlands of the Delta we head north to the Tsodilo Hills (God's Hills)
whose rocky cliffs rise up about 400m above the surrounding plane and can be
seen from the Okavango Delta. These hills are one of the most significant historical
rock art sites in the world with as many as 3500. We explore this site by foot.
After this we'll set up camp and spend the night in the African wilderness -
camping with bush facilities, the real African adventure.
Day 10: Mahangu National Park and Popa Falls, Namibia
Today we leave Botswana and enter Namibia. We visit Mahango National Park, which
lies on the western banks of the Okavango River and is one of Namibia's most
captivating and species-rich conservation areas. Main features of the Mahango
are enormous baobab trees, flood plains with large herds of elephant, buffalo
and red lechwe. We spend the afternoon on a game drive through this National
Park hoping to spot some of its highlights. We then visit Popa falls on our
way to Mahangu Lodge, where we'll spend the night.
Day 11 - 12: Kwando, Lynyati Rivers and Mamili Park, Namibia
We drive along the Caprivi Strip to our camp on the Kwando River. Once we've
arrived there, we'll spend the afternoon on a game drive through the famous
horseshoe lake region. The rest of the day you can relax and use the facilities
of our camp. On day 12 we'll make our way to the Mamili National Park, which
is Namibia's version of the Okavango Delta. We experience its remoteness, beauty
and wilderness, spotting some of the animals it is famous for like elephant,
lion, buffalo, giraffe, rare sitatunga and red lechwe, crocodile and hippo,
puku and spotted necked otters.
Day 13: Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Zambia
Today we leave Namibia behind us and come to the place where we started this
trip full of real African experiences - Livingstone. The rest of the day is
for your leisure and you can go and visit the Victoria Falls or do optional
activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping etc. (all on own expense).
Day 14: Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Zambia
Our safari ends after breakfast and we hope we can welcome you again some day
on one of our African Adventures.
Botswana Wildlife Safari, Africa Wildlife Tours Reservation