11-day Luxury Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari

Luxury Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari
Luxury Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari

An 11-day luxury safari combining an exceptional Botswana safari with a scenic tour of Victoria Falls staying at only the best luxury safari lodges along the way.

Price:
From US$15220 pp (Our pricing)
Duration:
11 days
Highlights:
Botswana, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta
Includes:
10 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

This 11-day safari introduces the essential safari highlights of Botswana and combines the wilderness experience with a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls and the unusual Makgadikgadi Pans National Park .

The Luxury Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari starts with two days in the wonderful Victoria Falls. Follow that with a game-viewing safari bonanza in the Okavango Delta spending three nights in the sensational Linyanti area and three nights in the Vumbura flood plains. With a generous topping of two nights in the eerie Makgadikgadi salt pans, this is an affordable best-of-the-best safari.

Accommodation is in well-appointed and comfortable lodges, hand-picked for their quality of service, good value, beautiful locations and of course for their exceptional safaris.

The Victoria Falls and Botswana Highlights Safari is a flexible 11-day safari. You can add or remove days and change the accommodation options to suit your preference and budget; you can also opt for fly-in or self-drive for most of the sections.

Enquire Now and let your Travel Expert tailor-make a Botswana highlights safari for you and provide current advice about visiting Victoria Falls.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 and 2: Victoria Falls

Welcome to Africa. The small Livingstone International Airport is a quaint welcome and the road transfer to your Victoria Falls accommodation goes by way of the narrow tar road hedged in by the voracious Zambian bush.

Two nights within earshot and view of the tremendous Victoria Falls spray, offers you time enough to explore the falls and enjoy some of the varied activities on offer.

Activities range from insane to serene. White water rafting and bungi jumping compete with river cruises and game drives. The choice is yours and the hotel has an activity centre to help you plan and book everything.

Accommodation: Tongabezi Lodge

Day 3, 4 and 5: Linyanti, Okavango Delta

After breakfast, you will be transferred by road from Tongabezi Lodge to Kasane Airport for an onward air transfer to Zarafa Camp, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Zarafa Camp is blessed with an extraordinary location in the eastern sector of the Selinda Reserve. The site is about 2 km south east of the old Zibadianja camp and is situated overlooking the vast savannas and floodplains of the Zibadianja Lagoon under cool and shady Jackalberry and Red Ivory forests. The uninterrupted views from every part of the camp over these productive floodplains are truly breathtaking. The enormous shady trees, the palm fringed savannahs, the abundant wildlife and bird life concentrations in front of the elevated camp are characteristic of this area.

Activities offered at Zarafa include game drives, night drives, and walks can be arranged on request.

Accommodation: Zarafa Camp

Day 6, 7 and 8: Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by air to Vumbura Plains, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Delta. The concession, which is leased from the neighbouring community, includes a wide variety of habitats, diverse wildlife and an enormous traversing area of 60 000 hectares (130 000 acres).

What makes the Vumbura concession so unique is its position on the extreme north of the Okavango. This position encompasses such a wide variety of habitats and species that it has representatives of just about every animal that occurs in the Okavango biome.

Accommodation: Vumbura Plains

Day 9 and 10: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by air from Vumbura Plains to Jacks Camp, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Jack's Camp is located in the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest salt pans in the world. Jack's Camp is a classic desert safari camp that offers a unique safari experience, providing guests with an insight into the areas geology, archaeology and anthropology on a range of activities.

Accommodation: Jacks Camp

Day 11: Maun

After the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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

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.

Recent Reviews of This Tour

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“Thanks for all your work putting together a holiday we truly loved”

We would like to commend the high service received from Namibian Tours and Safaris especially taking into account the short length of time you had to arrange this holiday for us. The recommendations and itinerary were ideal with the majority of our stay in each location being the right duration. The whole process of booking this holiday was hassle free and we would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.

We would specifically like to thank you, Alison, for all of your hard work which resulted in a truly fabulous holiday for us. Also, it was great to meet up with you in Solitaire where you expressed so much love for your country and this was clearly mirrored in the schedule and service you presented to us allowing us to experience this fantastic country. It will not be the case of 'if' we return to Namibia, it is more the case of 'when' we will return as we enjoyed it so much.

Nik Stevenson, UK

“Edward did a super job”

A special mention for Edward he did a super job – vouchers and maps were with our car hire agency at the airport – book presentation of whole trip was clear, easy to follow and complete. He even gave us his mobile No in case we encounter some problems. Really to recommend as Tour Operator and will use them again next time.

Road – all went well and thanks to have recommended a 4Wheel Drive Car – due to rough road conditions we appreciated – you could do it with a normal car and met tourists with B type cars but they took much longer for the journeys – had more issues with flat tyres and most admitted next time they will take a 4Wheel Drive Car.

Would like to thank you for all your time spent and hard work to find best places, difficult tasks due to budget restrictions. I will recommend you and your agency whenever I can – actually already did in Joburg – hope brings you some new customers - and of course will come to you for my next trip this time to South Africa hopefully in 2012.

Germaine Comin, Switzerland

“Thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us”

Dear Wilmari,
Back home and I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us. I was especially pleased that for the accommodation with dinner all knew about my allergies and cooked accordingly. The Cheetah experience made my daughter very happy and they were so kind to not even charge me for taking pictures.

Highlight of our trip was the stay in Onguma The Fort and we are determined to return one day.

As pointed out before, the Namib Desert Lodge I cannot recommend to anybody (fined for driving on their property and below average dinner buffet) and also the Olivia Guesthouse was a letdown when it came to the food (lunch and breakfast).

I have posted some pictures on Flickr, maybe you want to have a look and I'm always happy to read comments.

Last but not least: Could you please send us the itinerary you prepared for us and we received at arrival electronically? Some of my friends are interested to book the same trip with you.

Dr Andreas Koester, USA
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