Starting in Johannesburg, South Africa, and finishing at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, this accommodated safari gives you the chance to explore Botswana’s finest National Parks during this safari. Start your tour by experiencing Marakele National Park, Khama Rhino Sanctuary and the Makgadikgadi Pans. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai area from your own 4x4 vehicle. Discover the wonderful Khwai River area with a game drive and night drive, the incredible Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion, Chobe National Park game drive, river cruise on the Chobe River, with your final nights at Victoria Falls a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World.
Marakele National Park, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Nxai Pan, Moremi National Park, Khwai River area game drive and night drive, Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion, Chobe National Park game drive, River cruise on the Chobe River, Victoria Falls – a Natural wonder of the World
|Countries||Botswana, South_Africa, Zimbabwe|
|Group size||Min: 4/ Max: 12|
|Minimum Age||12 years|
Day 1 Safari Club
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On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Club. You have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains and has become “a place of sanctuary” for an impressive variety of wildlife thanks to its transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions in SA. All the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape vulture in the world, have settled here.
Our destination today is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This is a community–based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing white rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the drive in search of white rhinos and this afternoon enjoy an exciting game drive
Today we travel towards the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park area of Botswana. Take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab forest who will explain the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, a fascinating fact is they are not trees but the largest succulents in the world
We head for Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. En–route we travel via Nxai pan, a fossil lake that is part of the greater Makgadikgadi system. Covered in nutrition’s short grasses and small island of acacia trees, Nxai pan attracts vast number of desert herbivores as well as carnivores including lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro stations. From here, we will float in dug–out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp
We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In the open 4x4 vehicle explore the Greater Khwai area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This area is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. The following day our attention turns to Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife thanks to its many ecosystems
Another exciting day ahead of us! We transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife as we journey to our destination. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula. On day 10 join an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. This afternoon, hop aboard a boat to join a river cruise where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – we’ll be near enough for close–up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness spectacular African sunset.
Today the journey takes us into Zimbabwe, home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls. Have the opportunity to view the falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park with its own unique rainforest eco system. There is plenty of time to join optional activities from adrenaline–fuelled pursuits to more sedate choices, and marvelling at some of the world’s greatest waterfalls