botswana and victoria falls highlights

11-Day Victoria Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta Safari

Join us for this deluxe or luxury safari to Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta system in the world, offers spectacular game viewing, and diverse activities on the water, on land and on foot. Chobe National Park has the world’s largest remaining population of elephants. Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, offers cultural and nature viewing activities. See all of these on our wonderful Botswana and Victoria Falls Highlights safari.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Victoria Falls Area: Choose from deluxe or luxury accommodations on either the Zambia or Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. Upon arriving at Livingstone Airport in Zambia or Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River this evening. Work with your Journey Specialist to determine the best destination and accommodation fit for your customized safari.

Zambia

Deluxe Chundukwa River Lodge is located on a horse ranch, set alongside the Zambezi River just 15 miles from Livingstone Town. Enjoy a farm-stay experience within a natural garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, home-grown and healthy food – and the opportunity to relax, horse-ride or immerse yourself in a few or all of the bucket-list experiences that Livingstone and Victoria Falls has to offer.

Luxury – Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, overlooking the majestic river and surrounding bushland. Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm, offering 10 villas on the mainland on the banks of the Zambezi and 4 private suites on Katombora Island.

Zimbabwe

Deluxe – Victoria Falls River Lodge boasts 13 tented suites (each with private deck and plunge pool), 6 secluded island treehouse suites, spacious open-plan dining, lounge and bar areas, an onsite fitness center and spa on the banks of the Zambezi River. The first privately owned safari lodge to be built within the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe), the Lodge is ideally located for exploring Victoria Falls – the spray of which can be seen in the distance!

Luxury – Matetsi is located 25 miles upstream from Victoria Falls, is set on 9 miles of private Zambezi River frontage and offers exclusive access to more than 135,000 acres of Matetsi Private Game Reserve. A stay at Matetsi combines the big five luxury safari experience with a bucket-list visit to the largest waterfall on earth.

Day 2 – Victoria Falls: After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of the Zambia or Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the Smoke that Thunders.” Afterward, choose from other activities on offer such as a game drive or walk; canoeing or kayaking on the Zambezi River; touring a local village; or adventure activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping or a helicopter flight over the Falls (some at additional fee). Work with your Journey Specialist to pre-plan what activities you’d like to include in your stay. Meals and overnights at your selected Victoria Falls area accommodation.

Days 3 & 4 – Chobe National Park: After a morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred to either Chobe Elephant Camp (deluxe) or Linyanti Bush Camp (luxury), likely arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game activities. Established in 1968, the Chobe National Park covers approximately 7,270 square miles, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland, with the Chobe River as its northern boundary. In addition to the elephants for which the park is famous, huge herds of buffalo live in the towering teak forests, and the park is home to many other species including lions, leopards, many antelope species and countless birds. Enjoy a second day exploring the area. Meals and overnights at your selected Chobe area accommodation.

Deluxe – Chobe Elephant Camp is perched on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River, to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains. The camp has 12 rooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers and private decks.

Luxury – Linyanti Bush Camp is situated on the banks of Linyanti Marsh in a private reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The marshes are the only water source for miles around and attract water-adapted and desert-adapted wildlife, plus large numbers of birds. It is an intimate camp with 6 luxury tents, each offering private decks and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and fixed showers.

Days 5, 6, & 7 – Okavango Delta: After a morning activity and breakfast, transfer to Kasane Airport in Botswana for your light aircraft transfer to Shinde (deluxe) or Vumbura Plains (luxury) in the Okavango Delta, likely arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game activities. Enjoy two more days of game drives and activities, such as serene mokoro canoe excursions and boating (water level dependent). Meals and overnights at your selected accommodation.

Deluxe – Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which teems with animal and birdlife. The camp’s unique main area comprises of a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde can offer both water and land activities year-round. 

Luxury – Vumbura Plains is one of the most spacious offerings in the Okavango Delta, as reflected in the camp’s generous private suites with private plunge pools and outdoor decks from where you can view the never-ending wildlife parade in the permanent water in front of camp. Its prime position in the dry savannah interior, set on one of the main channels that feeds the inland Delta, means year-round adventures on land and water. 

Days 8, 9, 10 – Okavango Delta: After a morning activity and breakfast, transfer to the local airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Splash Camp (deluxe) or Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge (luxury) in the Okavango Delta, likely arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game activities. Enjoy two more days of game drives and activities, such as serene mokoro canoe excursions and boating (water level dependent). Meals and overnights at your selected accommodation.

Deluxe – Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Kwara Private Reserve. Located around a natural waterhole, which attracts game year round, the camp features 12 spacious en-suite rooms as well as a main area, bar, dining area and swimming pool. Splash Camp is situated in a permanent water location and thus can offer the following year-round activities: game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises, mokoro and seasonal fishing (Mar-Dec only).

Luxury – Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge features breathtaking architecture that is serene, earthy and organic. Boasting a modern style that blends perfectly with the environment, 12 elegant suites are elevated above the landscape and feature magnificent Delta views, as well as private plunge pools, cozy fireplaces and secluded nooks. The lodge is situated in a private wildlife concession adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve and offers game drives, walking safari and spa services.

Day 11 – Okavango Delta/Depart: After breakfast, you will fly by light aircraft to Maun Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Quick Facts

Perfect for:

  • Perfect for Big 5/Wildlife Sightings
  • Perfect for Honeymoons/Romance
  • Perfect for Luxury Accommodations
  • Duration 11 days
  • Departures Anytime
  • Accommodations Deluxe or luxury tented camps and lodges
  • Fitness Rating Easy
  • Activities Game drives, cultural visits, nature walks, mokoro/boat trips
  • Safari Type Big 5/Wildlife
  • Style Deluxe or Luxury
  • Land-Only Price >$9,999
  • Flight Price Call for pricing

*All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Pricing varies based on travel dates, call for a customized quotation matching your travel needs. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see Terms and Conditions for details.

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