11 days from £1435pp plus international flights.
This semi-participation camping safari takes you to many of Botswana's famous wilderness highlights and ends at the incredible Victoria Falls.
You will be spend time exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) and on foot with a local guide. Later you visit Moremi Game Reserve and spend 3 days in this wildlife paradise. On to Chobe National Park with its varied landscapes and wildlife. Finally, you arrive at one of the iconic sights of Africa, Victoria Falls.
Leaving Maun in the early morning (07:30hrs) you travel with the guide and rest of the group to the southern part of the Okavango Delta. The first part of the journey is by road but on arrival at the delta you meet up with the polers and their mokoros (dugout canoes) who take your along the water channels to your camp. This gives you the chance to sit back and watch the scenery and wildlife around you. You will need leave your main luggage in the trailer and take just a small backpack (to fit into the mokoro) with all you need for the 2 days on the island. Your main bag will remain the vehicle which is parked in a secure area while you are on the island. Lunch, dinner
As you start early you will need the night before in Maun. Tribes can easily arrange this accommodation for you.
A full day enjoying the exquisite wildlife and scenery of the region. You will explore this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. You will camp wild with bush ablutions. Full board
Today you leave the first camp, travelling towards the drier regions of the Okvavango Delta, to a campsite in a concession outside the Moremi Game Reserve. This is journey of about 50km and will take up to 2 hours. Full board
Early this morning you enter Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, widely considered one of the most beautiful game parks in Botswana, with both dry and swamp areas. Your camp is in western Moremi, where you spend the next 2 nights. Full board
Two full days in Moremi. Your time will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds for which this area is renowned. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm, and in between you have time to rest in camp. On day 6 you move to a camp in eastern Moremi, exploring a different area. Full board
This morning you will travel north from Moremi to the drier Savuti region. The drive takes about 7-8 hours and for much of the time it takes the form a game drive with plenty of wildlife to be seen. Full board
Today you continue north towards the Chobe River, which should take about 5-6 hours, though the timing will vary depending on stops for game viewing on the way. Full board
Today you enjoy some exciting wildlife viewing in and around Chobe National Park which is home to an incredible array of varied wildlife. Elephants are often seen in great numbers, but many other mammal and bird species are also found here. Full board
After a morning game drive you take a ferry across the Zambezi River into Zambia and then drive to Livingstone. The total journey time is between 2 and 3 hours including the border crossing. Having checked in to your comfortable lodge in town, there's time this afternoon to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls (not included, about US$20, subject to change)) and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. Breakfast, lunch
The safari officially ends at 10:00hrs this morning, but can be extended to allow you to take full advantage of the range of activities on offer here. Please check with us for prices. We can also arrange airport transfers, if you prefer to book these in advance. Breakfast
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1435 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide prices pp sharing: Jan-June and Nov-Dec £1435, July-Oct £1525.
8 nights camping accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses) and 1 night at a lodge in Livingstone, all based on twin share; all transfers and activities as per the itinerary; transport in specialised safari vehicles; breakfast, lunch and dinner & tea/coffee throughout apart from day 1 (lunch & dinner), day 10 (breakfast & lunch) and day 11 (breakfast); services of a professional guide and camp assistant; all Botswana park fees for activities included in the itinerary
Restaurant meals (Livingstone), entrance to the Falls, visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions (activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls), beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water); travel insurance; sleeping bag (and small pillow) when camping; any increase in national park fees
Getting there: International flights UK-Johannesburg-Maun and Livingstone-Johannesburg-UK will cost from £1000. We usually book these for you.
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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.