Victoria Falls and Botswana Highlights 11 days
A compact and comprehensive itinerary starting at the mighty Victoria Falls and taking in the spectacular northern reserves of Botswana including not only Chobe and the Okavango Delta, but also the Nxai Pan National Park. An unforgettable wildlife and scenery experience.
- Mighty Victoria Falls
- Amazing wildlife and birds
- Spectacular landscapes
- Discover Botswana's wonderful Okavango Delta & Central Kalahari regions
- 10 nights accommodation
- Breakfast Throughout and Lunch and Dinner on day 3-10
- Air and road transfers as shown in itinerary
- Excursions and activities included in itinerary
So much to experience
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Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation here is for two nights at Pioneers Victoria Falls on a bed and breakfast basis.
There are lots of activities available here. Visiting the Falls is a must and viewpoints are easily accessible on foot. For adrenalin junkies, there is white-water rafting, bungee and zip-wiring and for everybody, river cruises, helicopter flights and visits to the national park.
It is also possible to cross the bridge into Zambia and view the Falls from a different perspective.
After breakfast, drive into Botswana and take your included flight from Kasane to the Okavango Panhandle. Accommodation here is at Kala Camp on a fully Inclusive basis. Enjoying an idyllic island setting on a 50,000-hectare private concession in the Okavango Delta’s Panhandle region, Kala Camp offers an exclusive, mainly water-based safari experience. A watery paradise between the months of May and October when guests can enjoy boating and mekoro rides from in front of camp and long walks on the nearby islands.
In the morning transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Shinde Footsteps situated in the private Shinde Concession, one of the most diverse regions of the Okavango Delta, offering a variety of habitats: riverine forests, palm islands, permanent swamps and dry veld. This recently rebuilt camp is true to the original ‘under canvas African safari’, focusing on a true safari experience.
This intimate and comfortable bush camp offers accommodation in four twin safari tents one of which can convert into a family tent sleeping up to 5 guests. The main dining area is under canvas with evenings spent relaxing around the campfire sharing stories of the day. There is a small viewing platform. The camp can be booked by individual travellers or on an exclusive basis for families or groups of friends.
Shinde Footsteps offers game drives, guided walking safaris, Mokoro excursions and motor boating.
After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Deception Valley Lodge with Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border, where you will spend 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis. Nestled on Botswana's northeastern border within the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge spans an expansive 43,000-hectare wilderness of unspoiled Kalahari bushveld.
Flight to Maun
Following breakfast on the final day transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Maun where your Botswanan adventure finishes on arrival.
A view from Above
Pioneers, Victoria Falls
Pioneers Victoria Falls is situated in the quiet suburbs of Victoria Falls’ residential area, 2.5 kilometres from the Falls. This welcoming B&B offers 50 elegant en-suite rooms all designed to embrace the Zimbabwean Pioneer era, with private verandas overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens and pool. All rooms at Pioneers are air conditioned and have free limited WiFi. The lodge has four family rooms making it ideal for families.
At the heart of the lodge is a snug lounge, an indoor and outdoor dining area, curio shop, as well as a terrace opening onto the pool and lush garden area. Activities in Victoria Falls (at an additional cost) can be arranged at the activities desk.
Kala Camp, Okavango Delta
Enjoying an idyllic island setting on a 50,000-hectare private concession in the Okavango Delta’s Panhandle region, Kala Camp offers an exclusive, water-based safari experience.
The camp offers 6 Meru tents built on wooden decks overlooking a palm island. All tents are beautifully designed and feature an en-suite with a shower and views over the floodplains and palmtree forests.
Kala’s main area includes a dining area, a boma and sandpit. There is also a well shaded relaxation area and swimming pool. A host of activities are on offer including walking safaris, boating & mokoros (all depending on seasonal flood water and water levels)
Deception Valley Lodge
This luxury lodge situated in a private reserve on the northern edge of the central Kalahari Game Reserve is an oasis of tranquillity and comfort. Supreme accommodation is provided within 6 beautiful chalets and one outstanding family suite. Each chalet offers an ensuite Victorian-style bathroom, an outside shower, a private spacious lounge, luxury twin beds, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and a private viewing deck, whilst the family suite also offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large terrace and a private swimming pool. The main area of the lodge boasts a gym and swimming pool, a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colours, and a large deck from which guests have an amazing view over the bustling waterhole. The lodge provides a unique experience for those who wish to soak up the true atmosphere of the bush in one of Africa’s remote semi-desert areas where Bushmen once roamed. The Bushman experience is a highlight here. Other activities available include 4x4 game drives, night drives, guided game walks and birdwatching.
Shinde Footsteps, Okavango Delta
Situated in the private Shinde Concession, one of the most diverse regions of the Okavango Delta, Shinde Footsteps is an intimate and comfortable bush camp which was recently rebuilt to provide a true safari experience. Accommodation is provided in two very comfortable and well-equipped twin tents, and one family tent. The main camp features an under-canvas dining area, a viewing platform and a campfire area where guests can enjoy relaxing evenings under the stars sharing stories of their day in the wilderness. Activities offered here include game drives, mokoro excursions, guided walking safaris and motor boating.
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