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Luxury Botswana and Victoria Falls

11 days from £6265pp plus international flights.

This is your chance to enjoy the very best Botswana has to offer, not only in terms of wildlife and scenery, but also the best accommodation you could wish for.

Your adventure begins not in Botswana but in neighbouring Zimbabwe, where you'll witness the iconic Victoria Falls. What a way to begin your holiday! You'll have a whole day to experience the falls, taking your pick of the many activities on offer. Next you'll be whisked across the border to begin your wildlife safari. Chobe is known for its large herds of elephants, the lagoons of Linyanti are magnets for a range of wildlife, while the Okavango Delta is regarded as the jewel of Africa. You'll have ample time to experience them all, in the company of expert guides, for what will be the safari of a lifetime.     

And we've selected accommodation to match! You'll be staying in a stylish Edwardian-era hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River just a stone's throw from Vic Falls, followed by your very own top-en houseboat on the Chobe River, with crew at your beck and call. Next you'll sample life in two of our favourite camps, both with superb river-front settings, comfy lounges, plunge pools and fabulous food. This is the life! 

Itinerary
Victoria Falls Hotel

DAY 1: ARRIVE AT VICTORIA FALLS

You'll be met when you arrive at Victoria Falls Airport and driven to the elegant Victoria Falls Hotel. Having checked in, you'll be shown to your room and will have time to settle in and find your bearings. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas where you can relax after your journey. You can stretch your legs with a stroll in the gardens and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool. The famous falls are just a short walk away, so today you may opt to catch your first glimpse of this stunning natural wonder. 
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

DAY 2: AT VICTORIA FALLS

Today you can take your pick of the many activities on offer. These include a thrilling helicopter ride over the falls, a cruise on the Zambezi River, white water rafting, elephant back safaris, horse riding, exploring rainforest trails and village tours (book and pay locally). Whatever you choose, it promises to be an exciting and memorable day! Later you can head back to the hotel and, if you're back in time, why not treat yourself to afternoon tea on The Stanley Terrace, a veritable feast with scones, cream and jam. Breakfast
Wildlife watching from the Pride of the Zambezi

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO THE PRIDE OF THE ZAMBEZI

After breakfast you'll be collected from the hotel for the private road journey to Kasane, the border with Botswana. Here you'll meet a guide from the Pride of Zambezi who'll transport you by one of the tenders to this lovely houseboat. This is where you'll spend the next 2 nights. Enjoy the opulent accommodation and panoramic views as you sit back in the lounge or one of the decks. The crew (captain, chef and 3 guides) will look after you well, so make yourself at home. Tonight you'll be served a lavish dinner. Full board 
Elephants in Chobe

DAY 4: EXPLORING CHOBE RIVER AND NATIONAL PARK

A full day to enjoy all that Chobe has to offer. Accompanied by your professional guide you'll have the chance to take a boat safari in one of the tenders, watching for wildlife in and by the river. Game drives in the national park offer yet more wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. Hippo, elephant and buffalo are commonly sighted. This is a great area for bird watching and you'll be able to take special birding boat trips. Between activities you can unwind aboard the Pride of Zambezi, enjoying the scenery and sampling fine food. Full board   
Relax at Lagoon Camp

DAY 5: FLY TO LINYANTI

You'll have a morning to see more of the Chobe attractions before bidding farewell to the crew and heading to Kasane Airport for the light aircraft flight to Lagoon Camp. Set on the banks of the Kwando River beneath the shade of tall ebony trees, this will be your home for the next 3 nights. There'll be time to relax in camp, maybe taking a dip in the plunge pool, before your late afternoon activity, either a game drive or boat ride. You'll be back in time to freshen up before dinner around the large table with the other guests. Full board
Explore the Linyanti Reserve by boat

DAY 6: EXPLORING THE LINYANTI RESERVE

You'll be busy today, with a combination of game drives, boat cruises on the Kwando River and guided walks, the last at your guide's discretion. These are all excellent ways to witness the flora and fauna of the Linyanti Reserve, which includes the often elusive wild dog. The double-deck boat cruise is a speciality of the camp. The boat drifts quietly downstream offering ideal conditions for wildlife viewing. The middle part of the day will be spent in camp, sheltering from the heat, resting and watching animals and birds by the river. Full board 
Game drive from Lagoon Camp

DAY 7: IN THE LINYANTI

A second day to enjoy in the Linyanti. Setting off on a game drive you'll have the services of both a driver/guide and an expert tracker, so you can be sure of excellent sightings. The open-topped vehicle allows for great views, but as there is no shade you will need to take a sunhat, suncream and clothing to protect you from the sun's rays. Ponchos are supplied in the rainy season. This is good fishing country, with tiger fish, catfish, bream and pike often found. Fishing is on a catch and release basis. Back in camp enjoy a convivial dinner before retiring to bed, after a busy day. Full board
Settle in at Little Kwara

DAY 8: FLY TO THE OKAVANGO DELTA

If time allows you'll have a final foray in the Linyanti, followed by breakfast and a flight to the Kwara Private Reserve. On landing you'll be transferred to your net camp, Little Kwara. The camp has an enchanting setting overlooking the permanent waters of the famous Okavango Delta. With just 5 tents the camp is well-named, and you'll soon settle in, relaxing in the lounge, sipping a drink from the bar and cooling off in the plunge pool. In the late afternoon you'll head off on a safari which culminates in a night drive, arriving back in time for dinner. Full board 
Enjoy a mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta

DAY 9: EXPLORING THE OKAVANGO

It's an early start this morning, as you set off at dawn for your game viewing activity. This might be a 4x4 drive, a double deck boat cruise or a sedate mokoro glide through the waterways. Keep your eyes and ears open for sights and sounds of nature. Your guide is on hand, with the benefit of his knowledge and experience, to make sure you have the best safari. Later there'll be time to enjoy lunch and have a rest before departing for your chosen afternoon activity. Full board
Swallow-tailed bee eater

DAY 10: IN THE OKAVANGO DELTA

Another day in the Okavango Delta. You want want to select a different activity, complimenting the previous day's game viewing and giving you a comprehensive understanding of the diverse scenery and wildlife of the delta. Game viewing varies from season to season but is always excellent here and you can expect to see a wide range of animals and birds. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture those not-to-be-forgotten encounters. This evening you'll gather with other guests to toast your safari and enjoy a lovely 3-course dinner. Full board
Final breakfast at Little Kwara

DAY 11: FLY TO MAUN, TOUR ENDS

This morning you'll have a last safari activity (time permitting) and breakfast at Little Kwara. You'll then board the light aircraft bound for Maun where your holiday concludes. Breakfast
Price & Dates

Guide price from (pp sharing): £6265 (ex. international flights)

Includes: 

10 nights accommodation; breakfast at Victoria Falls Hotel; full board on the Pride of the Zambezi, at Lagoon Camp and at Little Kwara Camp; safari activities on the Pride of the Zambezi, at Lagoon Camp and Little Kwara Camp; transfers as per the itinerary; light aircraft flights from Kasane to Lagoon Camp, from Lagoon Camp to Little Kwara and from Little Kwara to Maun 

Excludes: 

International flights and departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; lunch and dinner at Victoria Falls Hotel; premium imported wines, champagnes, spirits and liqueurs on Pride of the Zambezi, at Lagoon and Little Kwara Camps; activities at Victoria Falls; increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges  

Getting there: This holiday starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Maun. Return international flights from the UK cost from around £2,200 per person, subject to season and availability. We are happy to arrange flights for you. 

places you will see

places you will see

Chobe National Park
Chobe & Savuti
Chobe, in northern Botswana, is known for its huge herds of elephants attracted by the river. Savuti’s arid landscape is quenched by the Savuti Channel, making it a highlight for big game.
Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta
The famous Okavango Delta with the Moremi Wildlife Reserve at its heart, is the jewel of Botswana, and one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa.
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls (zimbabwe side)
Largest waterfall in Africa spanning the Zambia - Zimbabwe border. Viewpoints and walks can be enjoyed around the falls and many activities on the upper and lower Zambezi can also be taken here.

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Time: GMT +2hrs

Flight time: Overnight flights to Johannesburg then connections to Maun, total flying time about 13 hours.

Language: The official language is English. Tswana is spoken widely.

Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the north.

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