Maun to Okavango Delta
(Note: This trip begins very early so you will likely need a night in Maun before Day 1. Please ask us for help with this).
Leaving Maun in the early morning (07:30hrs) you travel with the guide and the 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 you 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 leave your main luggage in the trailer and take just a small backpack (to fit into the mokoro) with all you need for the two days on the island. Your main bag will remain in the vehicle which is parked in a secure area while you are on the island.
Spend 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.
From the Okavango Delta to a camp near Moremi
Today you leave the first camp, travelling towards the drier regions of the Okavango Delta in the custom made safari vehicle, to a campsite in a concession outside the Moremi Game Reserve. This is a journey of about 50km and will take up to two hours. Enjoy the wilderness as you travel, keeping your camera at the ready at all times.
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 two nights. Days will be spent exploring the area on game drives with your guide.
Two full days in Moremi Game Reserve. 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 as this is when the animals are most active. In between, you have time to rest in camp and catch up on sleep after the early starts. On day seven you move to a camp in eastern Moremi/Khwai, exploring a different area.
This morning you will travel north from Moremi to the drier Savute region of Chobe National Park. The drive takes about seven to eight hours and for much of the time it takes the form a game drive with plenty of wildlife to be seen. Savute is known for its striking landscapes where elephants dot the plains. You'll spend one night in the Zwei Zwei area of the park.
Today you continue north towards the Chobe River which is a contrast to the drier Savute region. This should should take about five to six hours, though the timing will vary depending on stops for game viewing on the way. As you get closer to the Chobe River, you'll hear the distinct haunting call of the African fish eagle, then listen to the reply from its mate. End the day with a hearty meal by the crackling fire.
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. Game drives meander along the floodplains of the river which is home to crocodiles, hippos and a myriad of birds.
To Victoria Falls
After a final morning game drive in Chobe you'll be driven to the border with Zimbabwe. After completing border formalities you'll drive on for another 45 minutes or so to the buzzing town of Victoria Falls. The total journey time is between one and a half and three 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$50, subject to change) and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge.
The trip ends
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.
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