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Classic Botswana Safari and Victoria Falls Itinerary

An exciting Botswana safari including Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and on to Nxai Pan.

11 days from £6775pp plus international flights.

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Waterberry Lodge near Livingstone (Victorial Falls), Zambia © AGMarks

Day 1

Victoria Falls, Livingstone

We will meet you at Livingstone Airport and drive you to Waterberry Lodge, which is about 20kms from Livingstone on the banks of the Zambezi River. It's a lovely quiet spot and you have two nights here. Whilst here you can choose two activities per day from the following list: tour of Victoria Falls, sunset cruise, daytime cruise, fishing, island picnic, guided birding, guided village walk, guided tour of Livingstone town and markets.

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Victoria Falls © VPetrakov,Shutterstock

Day 2

Victoria Falls, Livingstone

Enjoy another day of activities in the Victoria Falls region. Bear in mind that as well as you included activities, you could also choose to do other activities available here, such as whitewater rafting, helicopter rides over the Falls or bungy jumping! At Waterberry, enjoy a peaceful setting and some great food.

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Watching hippos from Chobe River, Botswana © GQMarks

Day 3

Chobe Riverfront

After breakfast, we will take you over to Botswana, to Chobe Elephant Camp in the Chobe Forest area. The roughly two-hour journey includes a short motorboat trip over to Kasane, the town adjacent to Chobe. Your lodge is just a few miles out of Kasane in a peaceful valley. You have two days here, and there is a range of things to do. Perhaps today an afternoon boat trip on the Chobe River might be the perfect way to celebrate being in Botswana!

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African Elephants © TEdwards

Day 4

Chobe riverfront

You'll be able to enjoy a game drive in the famous Chobe National Park. It is a park well known for its huge population of elephants, but that is certainly not all. There is a wide diversity of wildlife here, from antelopes such as impala and sable, to giraffes, buffalos and hippos to predators such as lions, leopards and hyenas. Other activities you could enjoy from the lodge are nature walks and also a visit to the local village.

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Mokoro safari from Splash Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana © WildWeb

Day 5

Okavango Delta, Kwara Reserve

This morning we will drive you to Kasane Airport where you'll take a light plane to Kwara Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Your camp is on a private concession right next to Moremi Game Reserve. The diversity of the landscape here (permanent water, floodplains, grasslands and pans) attracts an equal diversity of wildlife. You can enjoy the wildlife experience in a variety of ways here too. Day game drives are supplemented by guided walks, mokoro (dugout canoe) trips and motorboat trips too. Night drives are also possible here. Your days on safari in Splash Camp should be a real highlight.

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Male lion, Botswana © GQMarks

Day 6

Okavango Delta, Kwara Reserve

Enjoy an early breakfast this morning, as you anticipate another exciting day on safari, encountering all manner of wildlife. The guides here are accompanied by professional spotters on all vehicles, so your chances of finding game are optimised. After relaxing back at the camp during the lunchtime siesta, you'll be out again in the afternoon, and enjoying sundowners by the evening.

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Game drive on safari from Pom Pom Camp in Okavango Delta, Botswana © UnderOneBotswanaSky

Day 7

Okavango Delta, Pom Pom Camp

After one last early morning game activity and breakfast, we will transfer you to your next Delta camp by light aircraft. Pom Pom Camp is to the west of Moremi Game Reserve. Offering night and day game drives, walks and mokoro excursions, your safari adventure in Botswana's most famous area, the Okavango Delta, continues with yet more excitement.

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Pel's Fishing owl, Botswana © FMcClintock,Shutterstock

Day 8

Okavango Delta, Pom Pom Camp

A morning and an afternoon game activity are separated by a delicious lunch and a siesta back at camp. During the day you'll search for all the big predators and their plains game prey such as zebras, wildebeest, and antelopes. Birders might be lucky enough to spot a Pel's fishing owl, and you're sure to see African fish eagles. As the sun sets, stop for a G&T then try an exciting night drive back to camp.

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At Baines Baobabs on a Nxai Pan Camp game drive, Botswana © Kwando

Day 9

Nxai Pan

After your morning game activity, you are flown to Nxai Pan for a change of scenery. This is a total contrast to the lush Okavango Delta, and one of the only places where you will see springbok and impala in the same place. Today you can go on a walking safari with San Bushmen, and enjoy game drives in this interesting landscape.

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Zebras near Nxai Pan Camp, Botswana © Richard Hebhardt, Kwando

Day 10

Nxai Pan

Enjoy your last day on safari, and make the most of this lovely camp during the day. The wildlife you might see here varies depending on the time you visit, as it's very much a seasonal movement of game in this area. In the dry winter months, around June to November, you will often see big herds of elephants, plus large numbers of zebra and wildebeest (and their accompanying predators), though there is always resident wildlife around throughout the year.

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A San bushmanwalk at Nxai Pan, Botswana © Kwando

Day 11

Depart

After breakfast and your morning game activity (a walk with bushmen and/or a game drive) we will take you back to the airstrip to catch your flight to Maun. From here you will be able to link with your onward flights.

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