Days 1 & 2: Depart to Moremi Game Reserve. We leave Maun and drive to the Moremi Game Reserve. This unique area is named after the Chief of the Botswana tribe, who founded the reserve in 1963, making it one of the first reserves in Africa proclaimed by the local community. The reserve protects a large part of the greater Okavango Delta. There are grasslands, floodplains, forests and winding water channels that combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats.
This attracts a wide variety of animals amongst others: buffalo, elephant, lion, hippo, lechwes, water bucks, leopard and wild dog. The Okavango Delta is also known to be a birdwatchers paradise. From predator to bee-eater species can be seen. We explore the reserve on morning and afternoon game drives, relax during the heat of the day and spend two nights camping in the reserve. Optional is a boat cruise in the afternoon over the Delta on own expenses.
Day 3: Onwards to Savuti (afternoon game drive). On the morning of day 3 we break camp and depart to Savuti. The dry Savuti channel runs from the west into the sandy Mababe depression, but it seldom flows, so the seasonal rains and waterholes in the park ensure a perennial source of life for the game in the area. Wildlife gathers on the open plains of the Savuti marsh and the surrounding dry camel thorn trees make this place a wildlife photographer's dream.
Famous for its big game and particularly its predators. The lions of Savuti fight a constant battle for survival and over the years have master the skill to hunt and kill elephants. This remarkable evolution has been documented by scientists and was subject to a BBC documentary. We explore the reserve on morning and afternoon game drive, relax during the heat of the day and spend one night in the reserve.
Days 4 & 5: Chobe National Park and Chobe river. Chobe National Park offers an exceptional wildlife experience. The meandering river feeds the flood plains, which provides essential grazing to the herbivores throughout the year. And although it boasts some of the largest concentration of plains game, Chobe is most famous for massive herds of elephants. One is more than likely to spot them during the dry season, in the late afternoon, when herd after herd of elephants emerge from the Mopane woodland to quench their thirst.
We explore the park along the river during game drives. Our experience in Chobe is rounded off with a spectacular afternoon cruise on the river (own expense). This is one of the best ways to view the elephants and to get closer to the hippos and crocodiles - an experience of a lifetime. One night is spent camping in the Chobe National Park and one night on the border of the park, in Kasane.
Days 6 & 7: Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), Zimbabwe. We leave Chobe and depart for the Victoria Falls via Kazungula boarder. We enter Zimbabwe and make our way to Victoria Falls for our final 2 nights. The Zambezi river plummets 110 meters (360 feet) over the Victoria Falls and it is a breathtaking sight. The following day is at leisure to enjoy (own expenses) some of the wonderful activities available in the adventure capital of Southern Africa.
The Flight of Angels over the falls in a micro light is highly recommended, as is a day of rafting on the white waters of the mighty Zambezi River. More local activities you can do are bush walks, bungee jumping, helicopter flights. Alternatively an elephant back safari is an experience never to be forgotten!
Day 8: Transfer to Victoria Falls airport. This is the conclusion of your trip and you are transferred to the Livingstone airport.
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