Botswana Wildlife Safari

The Okavango Delta: Africa’s Watery Heart

There is a reason why so many of the best wildlife documentaries are filmed in the Okavango. One of the world’s largest inland deltas, the Okavango boasts the Big Five, all of them in abundance except the rhino. The lions and leopards of the Okavango have been made famous by National Geographic.

Moremi is lush and varied – a patchwork of lagoons, shallow flooded pans, plains and forests. It is one of Africa’s finest areas for wildlife, with particularly high game densities. The animals found here are numerous and relaxed, often allowing vehicles to approach closely.

Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park is part of the northern Kalahari, much of it impenetrable thorn bush growing on deep sand. This is an old safari area. Livingstone visited it in the 1850s, as have countless big-game hunters since. It’s famous for huge herds of elephant and buffalo, and large prides of lion that have learnt to hunt them; for a river that apparently flows both ways; and for the mysterious, disappearing (and reappearing) Savuti Channel.

Pricing From Victoria Falls: 11 Days / 10 Nights $3,155 pp

Includes: two nights houseboat, two nights hotel and six nights camping accommodation, meals as indicated, game activities as specified, Botswana park and camping fees, transport, flight Maun to Moremi and a professional guide.

Departs 2014 05, 19 Mar; 02, 16, 30 Apr; 14, 28 May; 11 Jun; 02, 03, 16, 17, 30, 31 Jul; 13, 14, 27, 28 Aug; 10, 11, 24, 25 Sep; 08, 09, 22, 23 Oct; 05 Nov; 17 Dec ’14

Similar dates for 2015

Travel Style: Small Group tour

Travel Scale: Discovery

Note: Luggage must be limited to 12 kg in a soft bag plus a reasonable amount of camera equipment. Contact us for a copy of the pre-departure information.

Highlights:

  • The Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls

Tour Details:

Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zambia – Okavango Delta

Early departure from Livingstone. Cross into Namibia and Botswana en-route to the Okavango Panhandle and board the Kabbo Houseboat. (L)(D)

Day 2: Okavango Delta

Enjoy morning and afternoon boat activities. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3: Okavango Delta – Maun

Travel to the frontier town of Maun for an overnight stay in a hotel. (B)

Day 4: Maun – Moremi Game Reserve

Continue by light aircraft to the Moremi Game Reserve and transfer to a private campsite. This area is famous for its astounding and diverse game viewing. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve

Today is spent on early morning and afternoon game drives. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6: Savute, Chobe National Park

Depart Moremi for Savute. This area is best known for its bull elephants and prides of lion. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7: Savute, Chobe National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8: Serondella, Chobe National Park

Journey north to the Chobe River, home to large herds of elephant, buffalo and hippo. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9: Serondella, Chobe National Park

Continue game viewing. Optional cruise along the Chobe River (extra cost). (B)(L)(D)

Day 10: Victoria Falls, Zambia

Head to Livingstone and visit the magnificent Victoria Falls (entrance fee is not included). Overnight at the Zambezi Waterfront Lodge. (B)

Day 11: Victoria Falls, Zambia

Tour ends at check-out from hotel. (B)

To find out more about this adventure, contact Trans Otway Travel on (03) 9600 1482 or email contact@transotwaytravel.com.au