On this 6 night Southern Africa Safari we take you to 3 of the region’s best areas in terms of wildlife and uniqueness. You visit the Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwe side), a Chobe River experience in northern Botswana then follows, and finally you take a once in a lifetime trip in the vast wilderness of the Okavango Delta. The game viewing on the itinerary is a rich experience and the main focus. We can easily extend this trip to include other very worth while destinations in the region such as Cape Town in South Africa.
Day 01 - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Today you board your flight at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for the Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe. On arrival at Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to the Ilala Lodge, where you will spend the next (2) nights on a bed & breakfast basis in a water hole facing room.
The Ilala Lodge is a peaceful and relaxing hotel that has beautiful green gardens that overlook the nearby Zambezi National Park. The rooms all have air conditioning as well as Wi-Fi and other first world amenties. The thatch rooves of this lodge give it an all the more African feel.
Day 02 - Tour Victoria Falls, Rural Village and Sunset Cruise
After breakfast depart on a guided tour of the falls and Monde Village. Our first stop is the Big Tree - a massive baobab many hundreds of years old with a girth of some 22 meters. The tour continues on to the Falls themselves, starting at Livingstone’s statue and Devil’s Cataract and proceeding through the rainforest to Danger Point. The total walk is 3kms with many spectacular view points along the way. Raincoats are available for hire at additional cost.
The day’s insight into real African rural life starts with a visit to a rural primary school. Proceed to a business center in the village, and end the morning with visits to two homesteads to meet the local people. Transfer back to town early afternoon.
Transfer to the jetty for a cruise along the Upper Zambezi in the late afternoon. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River in relaxation, with local wines, beers, soft drinks and snacks served during the trip. This trip often offers a magnificent chance to witness a spectacular African sunset. Cruise back to the jetty for transfer back to the hotel after sunset.
Day 03 - Victoria Falls to Elephant Valley Lodge, Chobe, Botswana
Day 3’s itinerary begins with a transfer across the border into Botswana. You’ll be staying at the Elephant Valley Lodge for nights on a fully-inclusive package. Elephant Valley Lodge is located in the Kasane Forest Reserve. It borders the Chobe River and is an ideal base from which to explore the Chobe National Park.
Day 04 - On safari at Elephant Valley Lodge, Chobe, Botswana
Hosted and guided by the Elephant Valley Lodge’s staff and rangers, you will have the pleasure of morning and afternoon game-viewing safaris in the Chobe National Park.
Day 05 - Chobe to Okavango Delta
Today you will be collected at the lodge and transferred to the Kasane Airport to meet your light aircraft transfer to the Xugana Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta. Here you will spend the next (2) nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Xugana is one of the original camps built in this amazing wilderness area. It is located on a lush green island situated in the Xugana Lagoon. Home to hippo, crocodile and many other species of wildlife, activities at this lodge include mokoro (dug out) trips, boating, bird watching and fishing - all under the guidance of the resident guides that are there enhance your safari experience and enlighten you art the same time.
Day 06 - On Safari at Xugana Island Lodge
Today is spent on safari in the pristine Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is an internationally recognized world heritage site - a massive inland delta surrounded by thousands of square kilometers of Mopane bush and Kalahari thornveld, and supporting a plethora of bird and animal life. The delta crystal waters are a magnet to wildlife from all points of the compass, and support an abundance of fish.
Day 07 - Okavango Delta to Johannesburg
This morning early after your breakfast you will be transferred by light aircraft back to Maun Airport, where you board your flight back to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Safari Prices (quoted in USD)
U$ 4675 per person sharing (Jul - Oct 2018)
U$ 3965 per person sharing (Nov 2018)
U$ 3675 per person sharing (Dec 2018)
U$ 3855 per person sharing (Jan - Mar 2019)
U$ 4370 per person sharing (Apr - Jun 2019)
U$ 4820 per person sharing (Jul - Oct 2019)
U$ 4165 per person sharing (Nov 2019)
U$ 3855 per person sharing (Dec 2019)
2 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
4 nights accommodation on a fully inclusive basis at Elephant Valley Lodge & Xugana only:
Teas / coffees & snacks
Twice daily game viewing activities
The services of a professional ranger and camp staff
Bar accounts (excluding premium imports) & Xugana only
Emergency medical evacuation insurance & Xugana only
Laundry at Xugana only
All road transfers as per itinerary
All light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
Sightseeing in Vic Falls as per itinerary
Flight: Johannesburg to Vic Falls one way excl taxes (British Airways D class)
Flight: Maun - Johannesburg one way excl taxes (Air Botswana discounted fare)