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 Safari Club where you will stay for two nights.
Victoria Falls Safari Club is set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, four kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls. The luxury Victoria Falls Safari Club is situated within the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, overlooking a waterhole. The 20 room Safari Club includes 16 rooms and 4 suites. For family travel, there are 2 sets of inter-leading Club Rooms and 2 Club Suites inter-leading into Club Rooms.
The Club has its own lounge, private viewing deck overlooking the game corridor to the Zambezi River and a shuttle service to the Victoria Falls and town. The Star Talk experience, led by a specialist guide, is included on Wednesday and Saturday nights, providing insight into the galaxies. Therapists provide complimentary 15 minute head, shoulder and foot massages on the Club viewing deck daily. Facilities onsite include a Health & Beauty Spa, 24-hour room service, library and award winning Boma Restaurant. Guests also have access to all existing services and facilities on the resort, but no other resort residents have access to the Club wing, ensuring total exclusivity.
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 Safari Club to the Chobe Game Lodge located in the Chobe National Park.
Thanks to its ease of access from Victoria Falls, the Chobe Riverfront is the busiest part of Botswana (though still a much quieter affair than most South or East African safaris). What Chobe lacks in solitude during the busier months, it more than makes up for with quality game viewing.
Chobe will leave you feeling tiny as giant elephant bulls stroll up next to your vehicle or snorkel alongside your boat. It will make you feel lost as hundreds of hippos and buffaloes crowd you out on the floodplains. It will put your heart in your throat as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge, and it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles.
There are three safari activities on offer every day. Stays at Chobe Game Lodge are fully inclusive, so you are welcome to do as little or as much as you please. The morning safari starts with a cup of tea or coffee and a freshly baked muffin on the veranda with the mist rising over the river in the background. Birdcalls echo around the gardens to herald the dawn.
Because Chobe Game Lodge is situated within the Chobe National Park you can set off just as the gates to the park open, which means you are out and about before any other visitors to the park. Drive along the river looking out for fresh tracks – there is always evidence of predator activity in the early mornings and our experienced guides are able to interpret the bush signs and track the animals that left them. The thrill of finding spoor and tracking game must be experienced to be appreciated and being the first observers at a special sighting is very exciting.
Elephant encounters are common and huge herds of buffalo abound. The ever-present impala and the majestic giraffe are everywhere. The peace and tranquillity of game viewing in the early morning is a perfect way to start the day.
On return from the game drive and after a hearty breakfast, you can watch the animals begin to come down to the river, or spot wildlife across the floodplains on a mid-morning safari boat cruise. After lunch and a rest there is a choice of afternoon game drives or sunset safari cruises. Game viewing reaches its peak as the heat of the afternoon draws the elephant and other wildlife to the river. Don’t miss the safari cruise for the most spectacular sunsets on earth!
Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kasane Airport for your quick flight to Camp Xakanaxa.
The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offer guests an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.
In camp, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere together with personalised and caring service evokes a feeling of coming home.
The stylish main buildings extend over the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximise the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands. The elegant lounge and dining rooms, built of local timber, reed and thatch, feature a small library, expansive sundeck, plunge pool and sala with day bed. The fire-deck extends over the Khwai River and creates an enchanting environment in which to relax after dinner. There is also a larger pool with elevated sun deck in the expansive grounds.
Enjoy another day exploring the famed Okavango Delta.
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.
Following the morning activity, you will be transferred by aircraft to the Maun Airport for your onward travel arrangements. We hope you enjoyed your Three Rivers Adventure.
Victoria Falls Safari Club is set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, four kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls. The luxury Victoria Falls Safari Club is situated within the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, overlooking a waterhole. The 20 room Safari Club includes 16 rooms and 4 suites. For family travel, there are 2 sets of inter-leading Club Rooms and 2 Club Suites inter-leading into Club Rooms. The Club has its own lounge, private viewing deck overlooking the game corridor to the Zambezi River and a shuttle service to the Victoria Falls and town. The Star Talk experience, led by a specialist guide, is included on Wednesday and Saturday nights, providing insight into the galaxies. Therapists provide complimentary 15 minute head, shoulder and foot massages on the Club viewing deck daily. Facilities onsite include a Health & Beauty Spa, 24-hour room service, library and award winning Boma Restaurant. Guests also have access to all existing services and facilities on the resort, but no other resort residents have access to the Club wing, ensuring total exclusivity.
Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent lodge situated within the boundaries of Chobe National Park. Built along the riverbanks with spectacular views of the Chobe River and the surrounding floodplains, this well established lodge is a prime venue to explore the wonders of Chobe National Park. You will be taken care of by the hospitable and friendly staff of the lodge, in a relaxed and luxurious environment in tune with a timeless Africa. Chobe Game Lodge features 48 rooms, which are river facing with air conditioning and overhead fans, a complimentary mini bar, en-suite bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have their own private terrace as well.
Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Okavango Delta in the heart of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is rated as being one of the finest game viewing areas in Africa, Xakanaxa is a place of secret pools, tall forests, open grasslands and open lagoons. Virtually every corner reveals a scene of exquisite beauty - to the north and west of the camp are the permanent lagoons and waterways of the Okavango, and to the south and east are the dry woodlands. Xakanaxa is unusual in the Moremi in offering both land and water activities all year round given the permanent channels close to the lodge. Xakanaxa Camp offers 13 Meru-style luxury tents built on elevated wooden platforms with en-suite facilities. Each tent is well furnished with twin or double beds and en-suite facilities with shower, hand basin and toilet. The tents are situated on the edge of the lagoon and from their private viewing deck, with comfortable loungers, you look out over the waterways. The camp, with its eclectic mix of furnishings from all over Africa, has a dining room and lounge/bar area which are cantilevered over the Xakanaxa lagoon, as well as a sundeck and plunge pool all slightly raised on wooden platforms with spectacular views. At night the camp looks stunning as it is lit by dozens of paraffin lamps and candles.
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