BOTSWANA AND ZAMBIA
Day 1: Departure to Maun
The group meets at OR Tambo international airport from various destinations in South Africa. Your Travel Director will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. You board an afternoon flight to Maun.
You arrive in Maun in the afternoon the shuttle takes the group to the hotel for check in. The group meets for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Here your Travel Director will review the daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions that may arise.
Day 2: One Day Mokoro Safari
This day you will cruise along the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro, or canoe, in search of local wildlife during this full-day tour. You will take a relaxing journey through the shallow waters with an expert Poler to navigate the terrain. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as hippos, exotic birds, reptiles, and various plant species. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch set up on an island as you take in your tranquil surroundings.
Day 3: Moremi One Day Game Drive Safari
You will depart from Maun at the crack of dawn on board a safari vehicle, where you will head out to access the renowned for some great game viewing. Moremi Game Reserve is home to one of the world’s great wildlife species making the area spectacular game viewing and bird watching.
Day 4: Okavango Delta Boat Safari
You will be taken to animal hot-spots on an open-sided 12-seater boat—perfect for getting good views and personalized attention from your guide. On this tour, you will learn about the ecosystem from your knowledgeable local guide as you look out for animals like birds, hippos, and elephants that call the Okavango Channels home. You will arrive at Chief’s Island around lunch time where you will have light lunch, picnic style. You will experience midday silence and the soothing smell of the bush as you relax in awe of the delta breeze. You will head back downstream for the 2nd leg of your delta experience. Your guide will share an in-depth knowledge on birding as you move along the delta and its channels.
Day 5: Travel to Livingstone, Zambia
This day you will travel to Livingstone in the morning, and arrive in time for the hotel check in. You will have the afternoon to relax or enjoy the town.
Day 6: Chobe Day Trip
This day, you will embark on a full day Safari package comprising a Cruise on the Chobe River and a Game Drive in the world famous Chobe National Park. The tour includes a morning Cruise/ Game Drive from about 09:30 to12:30. You will then have lunch for about an hour. The afternoon will be spent continuing enjoying the Game Drive/Cruise and return to the hotel after an adventurous day.
Day 7: Victoria Falls and Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River
This morning you will visit the Victoria Falls. Your guide will share insight about how the waterfall was formed and takes you on a walking tour of the falls’ greatest attractions, including Victoria Falls Bridge, Devil’s Pool, and a waterside picnic area where you enjoy an included lunch. You will enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Your evening begins with pickup from your hotel. After a short drive, arrive at the boat put-in to begin your Victoria Falls dinner cruise. Candles and flowers set the scene for gourmet Zambezi-style cuisine, freshly prepared by an on board chef. You will enjoy sunset views from the open-sided boat while you dine, and keep your camera close by to capture the incredible views. This tour doubles as a Zambezi River safari with opportunities to sight animals like hippos, elephants, and crocodiles. Once the sun fully sets, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.