This tour takes in the breathtaking Okavango Delta, one of the world’s greatest and most pristine wilderness areas, then onto northern Botswana into the remote Linyanti and Savute regions. You are guaranteed some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in Africa in both these regions.
This itinerary ends at Victoria Falls, where you can opt to stay in Vic Falls on the Zimbabwe side, or in Livingstone on the Zambia side of the Zambezi. Vic Falls is the world’s largest waterfall and is a World Heritage Site.
6 nights split between 2 camps in the Okavango Delta.
Okavango Delta and Moremi:
In a land where the arid sands of the Kalahari Desert stretches far and wide, and where the whirling of dust demons dance through the waves of heat, the imposing waters of the Okavango Delta takes control and swallow the barren desert, transforming it into an oasis of sky blues and emerald greens. This desert oasis is the world’s largest inland delta, and its overwhelming beauty is a site to behold. Bursting out into numerous networks of winding water labyrinths, the Okavango River feeds the deltas shimmering floodplains, pools and lagoons and nourishes the floating lilies and fringing forests.
If the Okavango Delta is visited for its striking beauty then the Moremi Wildlife Reserve is all about the game. Located within the north-western regions of the delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve is where dense populations of game come to play, especially during the dry season. Massive herds of buffalo and elephants migrate to these regions and large predators like the lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and jackal all hunt their prey in and around the reserve. The reeds, grass and palm- fringed islands are havens to more than 450 bird species, which make the Okavango Delta an astonishing paradise to all birdwatchers.
Unmistakably, the Okavango Delta is an Eden of majestic proportions that lays in the heart of Africa.
3 nights at a camp in the Linyanti & Savuti region.
Chobe and Kwando and Linyanti:
When Nellie the elephant packed her trunk and said goodbye to the circus, some believe she trundled back to the jungle, but where exactly might this mysterious jungle be, inquisitive minds might wonder? Our best guess is that she trumpety trumped all the way to the world renowned confines of Chobe National Park and we’ve got good reason to believe so.
Famous for the march of more than 70000 migratory African elephants, Chobe National Park is visited by many and is without a doubt, one of Botswana’s magnificent treasures.
Flowing from within the borders of Angola, the Kwando River pierces through Botswana’s border, feeding the Linyanti Swamp river valleys and from there, it forges below and forms the Linyanti River. The stream courses steadily eastward and transform yet again into the Chobe River before merging with the Zambezi. It is the surge of these currents that gives life to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
Great herds of zebra, buffalo and not forgetting elephants too, journey toward these flowing rivers during the dry season, causing many predators and their prey to congregated around the lush forested parts of the waterways.
The Linyanti Reserve which borders Chobe National Park consists of marshy vistas, open floodplains, rolling savannas and the Savuti Channel which are home to hundreds of hippos. The mopane forests and open plains of the Kwando Reserve are probably where you’ll find most of the wildlife convening. From many species of antelope to wild dogs, giraffe and wildebeest; the prey of the reserves nonchalantly minding their own business as they try their best not to be eaten by the opportunistic prowl of the hunting lion.
Chobe National Park is a collection of paradise-like eco-systems, swarming with the flutter of remarkable birdlife which are attracted by the thriving growth of lush plant species; all coming together to fill the outstandingly beautiful landscape of the Africa wilderness.
3 nights at a hotel or lodge at Victoria Falls.
Deemed as a Natural World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls boasts the spectacular phenomenon of being the widest curtain of falling water on the face of our blue plant. Its sheer magnitude is mesmerizing, the sound of cascading water is captivating and the dramatic scenery it sinks into is exceptional.
Although much hype surrounds the Victoria Falls, once you experience its enchanting grandeur and natural beauty you too will agree that viewing the spectacle from the many vantage points available, is sure to far exceed the reputation of the miraculous waterfall.
Consisting of five waterfalls, namely; Main Falls, Devil’s Cataract, Horseshoe, Rainbow, and Armchair Falls, the Victoria Falls extends across a majestic width of 1708 metres and falls from a height of 108 metres.
During the dry season when the falls are not sweeping with the force of a mighty Zambezi current, you’ll get a chance to swim in Devil’s Pool; a natural rock pool at the top of the Victoria Falls and if brave, take a peek down into the gorge at the point where the Zambezi cascades from these great heights.
Keep in mind that Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s leading adventure hotspots and travelers from far and wide venture to these regions in the aim of gain bragging rights after complete some of the most death defying activities on earth. From world-class white river rafting to bungee jumping, abseiling and gorge swinging, the Victoria Falls certainly has something for everyone.