9-day Best of Botswana and Vic Falls

Best of Botswana and Vic Falls
Best of Botswana and Vic Falls

Think of Botswana and you think of Okavango Delta - Earth's Eden - and the Chobe National Park. Keep day-dreaming as you add the spectacular Victoria Falls to the potion in this affordable best-of-the-best combination.

Price:
From US$3720 pp (Our pricing)
Duration:
9 days
Highlights:
Botswana, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta
Includes:
8 nights accommodation; meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary; road, water and air transfers; safari and sight-seeing activities as indicated in the itinerary

Tour Brief

Accommodation options have paired down (without compromising on comfort) to offer an amazing safari in the amazing parks but without breaking the bank in the process.

Your safari starts in Victoria Falls. From there you visit Chobe National Park, home to more elephants than you can imagine and a host of fascinating wildlife.

Then visit two distinct areas of the Okavango, one surrounded by water overlooking Chief's Island, the other on the edge of the Khwai River in a community reserve on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 and 2: Victoria Falls

    Upon your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to Ilala Lodge, where you will stay for two nights.

    Activities abound in and around Vic Falls and Ilala Lodge has, among its many facilities, a comprehensive activity booking centre where you can fill up every minute of your time in Victoria Falls with calm or crazy things to do. It's up to you.

    Walk around the falls' rain forest across the gorge with the roar of a gazillion tonnes of water, constant mist swirling into rain and the sheer 100-metre drop forming the largest curtain of falling water on Earth. An exhilarating experience.

    A boat cruise on the Zambezi coincides with sunset, snacks and chilled drinks the plumes of spray in the distance a not-so-subtle reminder of where you are.

    Ilala Lodge is situated close to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe as well as to the town centre. Wild animals are often seen grazing the hotel lawns as the National Park borders the front of the property.

    Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
    Includes: Transfers, breakfast

  • Day 3 and 4: Chobe Elephant Camp

    After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Chobe Elephant Camp where you will stay for two nights.

    Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the newly developed Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.

    Enjoy two nights in the deep shade of wild fig and ebony trees while the Chobe River glides silently beneath your chilled "sundowner" drink. Your lodge offers amazing water safaris where you glide right up to elephants, buffalo and plains herds; you will also enjoy game drives into Chobe National Park, which has the world's largest concentration of elephant, the gamut of African wildlife and uncountable birds.

    Accommodation: Chobe Elephant Camp
    Includes: Transfers, fully inclusive (excluding premium brand drinks), all activities

  • Day 5 and 6: Okavango Delta

    After a morning activity (time permitting) and early breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Kasane Airport followed by a flight to Machaba Camp, where you will stay for two nights.

    Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life.

    Activities focus on the wildlife with plenty of animals to see both on foot and on guided game drives and night drives as well as by mokoro. Animals to see include elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, hippo, hyena and fascinating other nocturnal species.

    Accommodation: Machaba Camp
    Includes: Road and air transfers, all meals, all activities

  • Day 7 and 8: Okavango Delta

    Game drive/water safari. Breakfast. A short flight to Gunn's Camp. And the fun continues.

    Overlooking the legendary Chiefs Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of the few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its unique surroundings, Gunn's Camp achieves a fine balance of comfort without isolating guests from the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

    Activities on offer are motor boat cruises, mokoro excursions and guided walks which allow you to experience the beauty of the unique Okavango Delta.

    Accommodation:  Gunn's Camp
    Includes: Air transfers, all meals, all activities

  • Day 9: Maun

    After an early morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred by plane to Maun Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

    Includes: [Flight from Gunn's Camp to Maun

Tailor-make this holiday: add the eerie Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve - both in Botswana - to your already wonderful trip and make the most of your time in Africa's wildlife and wilderness hotspot.

You may also find it convenient to reverse the holiday starting in Maun (Botswana) and ending in Victoria Falls (Livingstone International); or start and end in Vic Falls… the options are limitless so talk to your Travel Expert now and start African Holiday right here.

Just Booked!

Customers who enquire about this tour end up making many changes to the standard itinerary. Below are the most recent variations of this base tour booked by us for our clients. Have a look at their itineraries, see what changes they requested, what the final cost was and read what they have to say about their holidays.