• Transport: 4WD safari vehicles, Light aircraft, Minibus

  • Days: 12

  • Guests: 12

  • Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21

  • Languages: English

  • Class: Classic

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Combine the spectacular myriad of islands in the Okavango Delta with the vast expanse of the Kalahari. Visit the elephant capital of Africa, Chobe National Park, and complete the tour with a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls.

  • Victoria Falls
  • Bushmen interaction
  • Sleep-out deck
  • Chobe River boat cruises

Day 1- 3
CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE
Upon arrival at Maun Airport, guests will be met by a Sense of Africa representative and transferred by light aircraft to the border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

The Central Kalahari covers an area of 52 800km, making it the second largest game reserve in the world. The ecosystems, wildlife and landscapes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve differs very much to what guests would experience further north in the Okavango regions. A variety of species are more prolific here than elsewhere in Botswana; such as the brown hyena, aardwolf, oryx, bat-eared fox and ostrich.

January through to April is the best time to visit the Kalahari. During this rainy, ‘green season’ in Botswana, the beautiful interdune valley become lush with vegetation, attracting thousands of springboks and gemsbok (oryx), a good number of ostriches, herds of wildebeest as well as giraffe.

Deception Valley Lodge offers a remote and private location in the north eastern border of the Kalahari. The lodge accommodates only 16 guests in 8 luxurious twin bedded chalets with en-suite Victorian style bathrooms and outside showers. While here, guests can explore the Kalahari animals on day and night game drives or enjoy an excursion with the local Bushmen. The day is rounded off with dinner under the stars listening to the sounds of the African bush.
Overnight at Deception Valley Lodge – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4- 6
OKAVANGO DELTA
A scheduled light aircraft will transfer guests in to the heart of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Okavango Delta is affected by seasonal flooding with flood water from Angola reaching the Delta between March and June, peaking in July. This peak coincides with Botswana’s dry season resulting in great migrations of plains game from the dry hinterland.

Kanana Camp is situated in a private concession on the Xudum River, south west of the Okavango Delta under a shade of palm, fig and ebony trees. This 5-star camp is a true paradise with a myriad of birds, plants and wildlife.

Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry, making it a bird watcher’s paradise, with regular sightings of Pel’s fishing owl. Other activities at the camp include tracking on open game drive vehicles and exploring the delta waterways on a motor boat or mokoro. A sleep-out deck, on the edge of the vast floodplain, offers adventurous
guests a night under the splendid African sky.
Overnight at Kanana Camp – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 7-9
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
This morning guests will be transferred by light aircraft to Kasane Airport, the part of the country where all 4 countries – Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe – meet.

A safari vehicle will transfer them to Chobe Game Lodge. This is the only permanent game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park, one of Botswana’s premier venues for guests to explore Chobe National Park and the Chobe River.

The lodge offers the best in facilities, which include a large swimming pool, riverside boma, library, billiards, cigar bar, spa, gym as well as broadband internet. Activities on offer include game drives and boat cruises.
Overnight at Chobe Game Lodge – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 10-11
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Guests will be transferred by vehicle across the border to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. The transfer will take approximately 2.5 hours, depending on border crossing time.

The Victoria Falls Hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous Victoria Falls are just a 10 minute walk away, using the hotel’s private pathway. “The smoke that thunders” or Mosi-oa-Tunya in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
Overnight at Victoria Falls Hotel – Breakfast.

Day 12
DEPARTURE
Guests enjoy breakfast before they are collected and transferred to the
airport in time for any onward arrangements.

Inclusions

Accommodation: As per itinerary
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
Meet and greet: Maun International Airport
Drinks: Selected local brand drinks
Transfers: Scheduled air and road transfers
Activities: Game drives, Bushmen interaction, Water-based activities, Nature walks, Bird watching, Fishing, Chobe River cruise
Entrance fees: National park fees
Guide: Registered guide per lodge/boat, other language guides are subject to availability

Exclusions

  • International and regional scheduled flights and visas
  • Travel, medical and personal accident insurance
  • Gratuities and items of personal nature
  • Excursions not detailed in the itinerary
  • Private charters/transfers or specialised guides
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Porterage

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