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9-Day Botswana Safari and Victoria Falls

9-Day Botswana Safari and Victoria Falls

9 days

9-Day Botswana Safari and Victoria Falls
from $6895 USD

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Our custom Botswana fly-in safaris are the ideal choice for travelers seeking the utmost flexibility: we can tailor a fly-in safari to fit any schedule year-round and you can pick from a great diverse selection of camps and lodges. This trip is 100% customizable.

If time allows, you can expand an 9-day fly-in safari to last longer (up to 13-14 days) or you can shorten it up too.  Short fly-in safaris of as few as 3-4 days in/out of Maun or Victoria Falls are possible - please inquire with us if interested. However, an 8 or 9-day (as we outline it here) safari permits enough time to equitably visit the best of the Okavango Delta, northern Botswana, and Victoria Falls. Flying low over the Delta and staying in remote, exclusive camps, we'll take you to areas with abundant, classic African wildlife.

Accommodations Included in this Package

  • Xugana Island Lodge – a water lodge in the Okavango Delta 
  • Camp Xakanaxa – a water camp in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Camp Moremi – a big game camp in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Camp Okavango – a big game focused camp in the Okavango Delta
  • Savute Safari Lodge – an exclusive big game lodge along the Savute Channel in western Chobe National Park
  • Chobe Game Lodge – a classic African big game lodge located in northern Chobe National Park along the river-front
  • Leroo La Tau – a Kalahari desert camp along the Boteti River and base for cultural activities and exploring Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Important Notes:

  • Light air weight limits are 20kg of personal gear per person, in soft bags.
  • We encourage travelers to book as far in advance as possible to maximize your chances of getting the camps you want when you want them.
  • The rates listed are applicable for 2018 and 2019’s high season, July 1-October 31. Please contact our similar 9-day Green season “Botswana Within Reach” safari for lower, discounted rates outside of the popular high season.

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Day 1: Fly from Maun to Okavango Delta and begin your safari (LD)

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Plan to arrive Maun, Botswana about 1pm today. Check into the light air counter and fly to the Okavango Delta. You will be met at the airstrip and driven to your camp in a private concession for lunch. Activities at a water-wilderness camp in the Delta include guided walking safaris, boat excursions and tranquil mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions.

Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta situated within the heart of the newly declared World Heritage site, is the world’s largest inland delta, and is a maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden, meandering channels.  During the annual flood season the Delta covers a vast area of over 16 000 km² before shrinking to less than 9 000 km² in the dry season. Trapped in a basin of parched Kalahari Desert sand, the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique environment.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Xugana Island Lodge

Day 2: Safari activites in the Okavango Delta (BLD)

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Today enjoy twice daily safari activities, enjoying a relaxing and serene siesta around the lodge in between.


Meals: BLD

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Xugana Island Lodge

Day 3: Fly to your next Delta area camp (BLD)

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Today, fly to your next game lodge in the Okavango Delta.  The prime location of Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, provides guests an authentic and outstanding big game-centered safari experience. Enjoy twice-daily excursions in pursuit of the area's stunning wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Camp Moremi

Day 4: Safari activities (BLD)

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The ancient riverine forests, open savannah, serpentine channels and seasonal floodplains that surround the camp make for a varied habitat of exceptional fauna and flora. The camp is one of few offering a year-round land and water game-viewing experience, in open 4x4 safari vehicles or powerboats. The diverse habitat ensures prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others. Birding is spectacular, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding.

Safari activities are conducted by licensed guides eager to share their in-depth knowledge and impart the treasured secrets of this great wilderness.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Camp Moremi

Day 5: Fly to Chobe National Park, afternoon safari activities (BLD)

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Today, you will fly to the Kasane Airport and drive to your camp in Chobe National Park. Safari activities here are centered around game drives in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles.

Stretching from the Linyanti River all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. However, this fickle and unpredictable channel, which has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up, independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere, has mystified local inhabitants, geologists and others for many years.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Savute Safari Lodge

Day 6: Safari activities in Chobe National Park (BLD)

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Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Savute Safari Lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Victoria Falls, sunset cruise on Zambezi River (B)

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Fly/drive from Chobe to Kasane and onwards to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia. Both towns offer gorgeous views of Victoria Falls.  This evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 8: Morning tour of Victoria Falls, afternoon free (B)

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This morning embark on a guided group tour to the spectacular Victoria Falls. The afternoon is free.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 9: Depart (B)

Following a relaxed morning, transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport for departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

9-Day Botswana Safari and Victoria Falls
from $6895 USD

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • All internal light air flights 
  • All air strip transfers
  • Laundry
  • All park fees, concession fees, conservation assessments, taxes, and tourism levies
  • Services of professional English-speaking local driver guides & lodge staff
  • Most beverages including juices, soft drinks, bottled water plus most liquors, wines, and beers
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Premium spirits and wines
  • Single supplement (applicable only on request or with solo travelers)

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