This adventure visits three countries and the safari begins in Kasane and ends in Kasane. It explores the Zambezi Region of Namibia, Central Kalahari, World Heritage Okavango Delta as well as the Chobe and Zambezi River fed Victoria Falls complex of Zimbabwe.
Day 1-2: Chobe
Explore the Chobe River for an unforgettable photographic safari upon photo-friendly boats assisted by the world renown Pangolin photo team. Viewing wild life from the perspective of the water brings you up really close and personal for legendry captured moments. Equipment supplied if required. Overnight at one of the latest and unique lodges overlooking the Chobe River and it’s flood plains.
Day 3: Zambezi Region – Namibia
The group gets acquainted with their Safari vehicles and heads to the Nkasa Rupala National Park to discover one of the best camps in Southern Africa situated on the Kwando river water channels. The great explorer Dr David Livingstone spent several months in 1856 in this area and in his memoirs, Livingstone described the area as ‘the garden of Eden’. Visit the onsite Livingstone Museum.
Day 4-5: Okavango Panhandle
Routing along what was formerly known as the “Caprivi Strip” we spend two leisurely days on the banks of the mighty Okavango river with its origins deep in the Angolan highlands and that feeds the Okavango Delta. Boating on the crystal-clear waters you’ll be able to get in close proximity of many African Fish Eagle sightings and hopefully spot the very rare Pel’s Fishing Owl often found in this area.
Days 6-7: Central Kalahari
A very unique part of this Safari is a two day visit to the Central Kalahari and interaction with the San people. The San were Stone Age hunter-gatherers and some of them still survive in small numbers in the Kalahari Desert. Their physical appearance is small in stature; they are brown in colour and have unique “click” languages. Overnighting at Safari camp uniquely situated within the Central Kalahari reserve.
Days 8: Mokoro water safari
You will enter the Okavango Delta, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers a vast and unique water wonderland. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this magnificent area and exploring reed channels and floodplains with a mokoro (traditional dugout canoes). Overnight at a Safari Camp deep in the delta.
Day 9-10: Moremi
Safari along the historic routes of the early Bechuanaland pioneers in the Moremi/Khwai region with the most prolific and diverse wildlife. Day 9 will be spent at one of the newest lodges for some well-earned R&R. Day 10 explore the area and experience a picnic lunch in the wild. Overnight under the stars at a magnificent wild Safari camp.
Day 11: Savuti/Chobe
Routing further along the traditional safari routes we pass through the iconic Savuti (also spelt Savute) area that borders the Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east and is one of Africa’s best-known big game areas. Savuti is a place of enchantment, of beauty, and boasts one of the greatest concentrations of animals in Southern Africa. Overnight at Safari camp overlooking a water pan where animals congregate to quench their thirst.
Day 12-14: Victoria Falls
Say a sad farewell to your faithful safari vehicle You’ll take a transfer into Zimbabwe to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls. Lunch on the veranda of the iconic “Vic Falls Hotel” overlooking the gorge and historic railway bridge and take a boat ride on the Zambezi. 3 nights’ luxury accommodation. Additional activities can be arranged and include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls.
Fully kitted specialized Safari vehicle, Lodges and Safari camp sites with Breakfast and Dinner (beverages at some lodges). Activities and guide as per the itinerary, all directions, maps and GPS routes. Airport transfers on day of vehicle collection and drop off.
Does not include:
Beverages on some days, fuel, visas, tips, curios, optional excursions. Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, any increase in Park Fees.