Chobe National Park Safari & Victoria Falls Tour

Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Chobe National Park Safari & Victoria Falls Tour

Chobe National Park lies in the vast, inland of the Okavango Delta. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront; the Ngwezumba pans where animals congregate during seasonal floods; Savuté marsh where its flooded grasslands attract thousands of migratory birds and Linyanti Marsh where lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit its surrounding woods and lagoons. Most safari camps are found along the banks of the beautiful Chobe River, which allows easy access to view a plethora of wildlife both in and out of the water without even having to leave the comfort of the veranda.

In addition to Chobe National Park, you will explore Moremi Game reserve on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. During the seasonal floods, it attracts thousands of migratory birds and is home to over 400 species, including the African fish eagle, crested crane and sacred ibis. On land, wildlife includes lions, leopards and rhinos. Most safari camps are set around the large Chief's Island and the forested Mopane Tongue Peninsula. The tour begins in Maun, gateway to Okavango Delta. Within the delta, you will move to different camps and take several canoe rides through swamps to see varied birdlife and land animals.  

 

What We Love
  • Stay at a private game reserve renowned for its wildlife, including the Big Five.
  • Take game viewing in the area known as the “the predator capital of the world.
  • Designed with the best luxury resorts and services available
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
  • This safari is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience
Need to Know
  • This trip may require walking and 4x4 drive on rough surfaces.
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice.
  • We can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout Africa.

Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Tour Maun, Mboma Island, Khwai River, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls 
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 01 – Arrive
Maun, Botswana Arrive in Johannesburg, where you will be met and assisted to the flight to Maun. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the joining hotel. The local representative will provide details of the upcoming tour as well as any additional tours or activities that you may wish to enjoy while in Maun,

This is a group tour and you will meet up with fellow travellers at the pre departure meeting for your epic safari. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight Maun Lodge or similar

Day 02 – Safari
Okavango Delta (Mboma Island) We set off on our journey to Mboma Island, in Okavango Delta, via a road transfer and then continue the rest of the way by boat. In the afternoon we swap horsepower for manpower using traditional mokoro’s for our first excursion. A long dugout canoe made out of carved sausage trees and poled by a local river guide, we set out to explore the myriad of waterways in the world's largest inland delta. Glide past secluded palm islands, lagoons scattered with water lilies and hippos and elephants bathing in the clear amber waters.

Travelling by traditional mokoro in this unspoiled water wonderland seems most appropriate and allows for a more intimate encounter within the delta's rich wildlife and its tranquil water. The silent and serene atmosphere of the channel is only broken by the splash of your canoe and the occasional calls of the swamp birds. We spend the night on Mboma Island amid this pristine environment.
Overnight Mboma Island Camp (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 153 km

Day 03 – Transfer & Safari
Okavango Delta (Moremi- Xakanaza) Heading on to our next safari camp in Xakanaxa by boat and road we arrive at the stunning location nestled in a forested landscape lying in the heart of the African bush land surrounded by a rich diversity of wildlife.

Guests are enthralled by the sightings of hippos lurking in the papyrus reeds, crocodiles sunning themselves on the delta banks and fish eagles extending them talons to scoop unsuspecting fish from the water's surface during an afternoon game viewing excursion either by mokoro or powerboat.
Overnight Xakanaxa Camp (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 32 km

Day 04 – Transfer & Safari
Okavango Delta (Moremi- Khwai River) After breakfast we transfer to our next Safari Bush Lodge, Mogothlo, where we stay for the next two nights. Mogothlo meaning “Camel thorn tree” in Setswana and refers to the iconic acacia trees which are scattered throughout the bushveld. The lodge is located directly on the banks of the Khwai River and therefore guests can sit back and relax on the viewing platform whilst Africa's unique array of animals come to them to drink from the waterholes and life sustaining river.

This evening we set out on a night game drive in the concession area and wait with bated breath as the sounds of hysterical hyena cackling fills the night skies and a lion's guttural roar is heard in the distance.
Overnight Mogothlo Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 109 km

Day 05 – Safari
Okavango Delta (Moremi- Khwai River) Today we spend a full day exploring what many travellers say is the most beautiful and varied Game Reserve in Southern Africa, due to its diverse vegetation and high concentration of wildlife, Moremi Game Reserve is a thriving haven for animals.

From wild life encounters on the savannah plains to bird watching in the lagoons and flood plains, this area of unspoiled nature and varied eco systems gives even the most experienced travellers insight into a world where mother nature rules.

We cruise through acacia forests watching graceful giraffes pluck leaves off the thorny trees with their velvety tongues and head into Mopane woodland scouring the undergrowth for signs of the shy and allusive spotted leopard. Chances of seeing Africa’s big five are excellent in this stunning region.
Overnight Mogothlo Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 06 – Transfer & Safari
Chobe National Park Continue our African Safari and head to the rolling grasslands and floodplains of the infamous Chobe National Park via Savuti. As typical in Africa roads are long and tricky, therefore we spend most of the day traversing the dynamic and shifting landscape.
Overnight Kubu Lodge (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 704 km

Day 07 – Safari
Chobe National Park Wakeg up early to watch the dawn lighten the bushveld on a morning game drive in Chobe, we investigate the previous night's wildlife activities, by tracking footprints, following bush trails and perhaps even a sighting the remains of an earlier kill. Sightings of elephants bullying each other, antelope bounding in the distance and perhaps even admiring graceful giraffes as they drink from the waterholes is excellent.

In the afternoon we embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River allowing travellers to have once in a lifetime encounters with Africa's legendary animals and rare opportunities for close up photography. This compelling area is also renowned for the Southern Africa annual migration of zebra and wildebeest followed by their shadowing predators.
Overnight Kubu Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 08 – Transfer & Tour
Victoria Falls We swap the dry savannah bush for the lush rainforest of Victoria Falls and spend the morning travelling to our final destination. In the afternoon we will embark on a guided tour of the Victoria Falls and its pristine Rainforest. These magnificent falls are considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world and, when in full flow, form the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Overnight Ilala Lodge (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 95 km

Day 09 – Depart
Victoria Falls Your final day of the tour, after breakfast you will be transferred to Victoria Falls International airport for your flight home unless alternative arrangements have been made to join another adventure tour or extend your stay in Victoria Falls. (B)

 
Chobe National Park Safari & Victoria Falls Tour Chobe National Park, Botswana

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  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night.

The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

Visa All visitors to Botswana need a valid passport for at least six months, but no visas are required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries, EU countries, USA and other selected countries. A valid return ticket is required. On arrival you’ll get a 30-day entrance stamp.