10-day wildlife and Victoria Falls tour - South Africa to Zimbabwe
- Discover the Okavango Delta on a traditional 'mokoro'
- Spot the incredible wildlife in Chobe National Park
- Take in some spectacular views of Victoria Falls
Explore the Okavango Delta in an African mokoro (canoe), enjoy the sights of wildlife in Chobe National Park and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls.
Over 10 days of adventurous travel from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, this tour gives you and your small, guided tour group up-close and personal exposure to the wild side of Africa.
You’ll explore the Okavango Delta in a mokoro, spot wildlife in Chobe National Park and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls. From the majestic landscape of the Okavango Delta to the breathtaking water views of the Victoria Falls, you'll experience the many sides of Southern Africa during this trip of a lifetime.
With transport in an air-conditioned Premium Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 12 ultimate safari seats) you'll get close to the land and experience all this fascinating region offers.
Day one: Johannesburg
A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 at your hotel. Your Tour Leader will brief you on the route and provide information on optional activities along the way. Afterwards, you will have the evening free to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city has to offer.
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Day two: Johannesburg to Buyskop (Bela Bela)
The drive is not long today so you will be able to ease into your trip at a nice and slow pace. We will overnight in the Bela Bela area tonight. Formerly known as Warmbaths or Warmbad in Afrikaans. Bela Bela in the local language (Tswana) means the pot that boils, deriving its name from the geothermic hot spring. Buyskop Lodge where we will stay is situated in the beautiful Bushveld and offers various facilities and excellent lodging. Your chalet is situated at a dam where animals such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, impala and bushbuck come to quench their thirst. You might see these animals on one of the hiking trails the lodge offers. There is also a marvelous cold swimming pool in which you can cool off.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day three: Bela Bela to Serowe Country Hotel
Today you cross from South Africa into Botswana on a long drive in your comfortable Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. We overnight at the Serowe Country Hotel in the town of Serowe. After arrival in the late afternoon, you can just relax next to the pool with a refreshing drink or visit the Khama III Memorial Museum which showcases in detail the history of the influential and often controversial Khama family.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Day four: Serowe to Maun
Today we leave early morning for a long drive north-west across the Botswana interior towards Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of the elephant, giraffes, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you’ll have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day five: Maun
Today you will experience a new way of travelling – to go into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro, the same way as the local people do. You will be transferred to the ‘’polling’’ station either with a motorized boat or a 4×4 vehicle depending on the water levels of the Delta. A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take exquisite photos of your surroundings.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day six: Maun to Elephant Sands
Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Day seven: Elephant Sands to Chobe River (Kasane)
Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Seeing animals on the banks of the river while you are sitting in a boat gives a totally unique perspective on the wildlife. Game like elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe and sable are commonly seen along the river edge.
Day eight: Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls
You can’t ask for a better way to start your day in search of wild animals on your included game drive in Chobe National Park. Afterwards, cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. This is your home base for the next two nights.
Day nine: Victoria Falls
Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. T
Day ten: Victoria Falls
Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
- Transport in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
- Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- Accommodation: Bungalows/ Lodges (7 nights), Tented Rooms (1 night), Basic Hotel (1 night)
- Entrance fees to Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta
- Activities Okavango Delta Day Trip including Mokoro Trail and Nature Walk, Chobe Boat Cruise, Chobe Game Drive
- Crew: 1 tour leader, 1 driver for the duration of the tour
- Local guides as per activities included
- Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
This tour starts from Johannesburg
You will meet at your designated hotel. The name and address will be communicated to you after checkout.
- Please note that if the itinerary on your trip can change slightly. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.
- Maximum group size is 12 people
- 21 May 2018
- 2 July 2018
- 10 August 2018
- 21 September 2018
- 30 October 2018
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