Begin your journey near the bustling town of Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi river, where big game will never be far from view. Elephants, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, baboon, black-backed jackal, cheetah, crocodile, lion, and a host of birds are all present in the areas that you will visit on this trip down the some of the most important waterways in Eastern Africa. Spend the nights camping on the banks of different rivers and your days game viewing in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve, the most diverse areas in Botswana.
Upon your arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to Victoria Falls River Lodge where you will stay for two nights.
Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park, the luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just minutes from the Victoria Falls. Some of Africa's most amazing animals are right on our doorstep. Elephants, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and even the occasional big cat can be viewed in the park. The lodge offers two safari options; the first is to take a river cruise along the Zambezi or head out in a land cruiser - day or night - to explore the 150,000 acres that make up the Zambezi National Park. For bird watchers, 415 bird species have been recorded in the park – it's a birders haven!
Enjoy another day in the town of Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls town lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the eastern end of the Victoria Falls. It is a lovely town which is easy to explore on foot and which offers a wide range of activities from the challenge of white water rafting and Bungi jumping, to the awe-inspiring elephant back safaris and sunset cruises. It has something for everyone.
Following the morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred from Victoria Falls River Lodge to Kasane Airport by road for a seat in charter transfer to Selinda Camp.
Activities in the Selinda Reserve include both day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and game viewing by boat on the Zibalianja Lagoon (subject to water levels). Game viewing is of a high standard, particularly in the drier months and typically seen in the Selinda area are giraffe, baboon, black-backed jackal, elephants, wildebeest, cheetah, crocodile, lion, wild dog, hippo, honey badger, reedbuck, roan, sable and a host of birds. For the more energetic, short guided walking trails are available on request within the vicinity of the camp as well as short mokoro sessions and fishing.
Take today to explore the Linyati area of Chobe National Park.
The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve consists of 1,250 km2 of pristine wildlife area, bordered by the Linyanti River in the north and the Chobe National Park in the east. North of the Linyanti River lies Namibia's Caprivi strip. The Selinda spillway links the area to the Okavango Delta. The region is one of the least visited and most pristine corners of Botswana, shared by a very small number of camps running on private concessions, ensuring that guests are able to view the abundant wildlife exclusively. The Linyanti area is renowned for its predators, in particular wild dog and this is one of the best areas in Botswana to look for them. The area’s wonderful diversity of habitat includes open grasslands, riverine forest and mopane woodland which provide a haven for wildlife. The waters of the Linyanti weave their way eastwards towards Chobe, forming a myriad of pools and lagoons favored by hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. These pools also attract game from the drylands to the east and hold the first permanent waters in the rainy season. In the early evening, several breeding herds of elephants usually gather by the pools along the Linyanti with youngsters in tow to enjoy a drink and wallow in the mud holes. In the green season this is a fantastic area for birding with carmine bee-eaters nesting in the river banks and migrant birds appearing in their thousands.
Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by light aircraft to Baines’ Camp.
Baines’ Camp, named after the famed nineteenth century explorer and artist Thomas Baines, is located on the Boro River, in a 260,000 acre private concession in the Okavango Delta that neighbours the Moremi Game Reserve. The area is superb for viewing all animals and bird species. You may explore by land in open-sided 4 X 4 vehicles, often into the night to discover nocturnal species or enjoy water safaris at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro or by safari motorboats (offered most of the year, subject to water levels). You may also undertake walking safaris on foot with skilled, armed professional guides.
Enjoy another day exploring the famed Okavango Delta.
This oasis in the middle of the desert is a rich yet fragile ecosystem, providing a life source for an incredible variety of wildlife. A wealth of species have adapted to the contrasting conditions created by living in the harsh Kalahari desert which is transformed annually with the arrival of the delta flood waters originating in Angola.
Following the morning activity you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun Airport for your onward travel arrangements.
Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park, the luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just minutes from the Victoria Falls The spacious tents, standard, twin and family suites, are set right on the banks of the river. Each en suite tent has been decorated in earthy hues and offers a freestanding bath, sitting area, indoor and outdoor shower and a private viewing deck where one can sit and watch the exceptional wildlife. The main lodge has an open plan design where guests can sit back and relax, under the shade of the thatched roof, as elephants graze along the river line. The Victoria Falls River Lodge takes relaxation one step further offering a selection of in-room massages, pedicures and manicures, the lodge also has a swimming pool and gift shop.
Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in the 320,00-acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. This prime location is deep with in rich wildlife territory. Completely rebuilt in 2007, Selinda Camp is a relaxed, yet luxurious tented safari camp and has established itself as one of the gems in the region with a harmonious blend of a classic tented bush camp interwoven with contemporary amenities. The shaded camp affords extraordinary views over the Selinda Reserve's prolific floodplains and savannas. Dotting the landscape is commanding borassus palms, where nesting birds roost and baboon spy. The extensive raised decks, surrounding both the main lounge and guest tents, allow guests to enjoy a meal or a relaxing afternoon while still enjoying wildlife viewing. There is a hardly a moment in camp where there isn't an animal in sight.
Baines Camp, named after the famed nineteenth century explorer and artist Thomas Baines, is located on the Boro River, in a 260,000 acre private concession in the Okavango Delta that neighbors the Moremi Game Reserve. Set amongst the shady trees and water of the delta, the small and intimate Baines Camp features just five luxurious suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line. The elevated suites on wooden decks offer expansive views over the lagoon which teems with life and features a spacious bedroom and elegant bathroom. At Baines Camp you have the unique opportunity to sleep under the stars on your fully mobile four-poster bed. The main area features an oversized deck for outdoor dining and offers views over the beautiful lagoon. There is a swimming pool with two thatched salas on either side for your relaxation during the day.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.