Botswana Delta and Wildlife Explorer

Botswana Delta and Wildlife Explorer

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Botswana Delta and Wildlife Explorer

12 Days Starting and ending in Victoria Falls

Visiting: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia

Tour operator:

World Expeditions

Tour code:

BDW

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 15

Physical rating:

Adventure touring

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Tour Overview

This is a truly memorable journey, full of wonderful wildlife opportunities. Experience the incredible sights and sounds of Botswana whilst staying in well-appointed accommodation with plenty of local charm. The pristine and varied wilderness areas of Botswana will leave a lasting impression, and are showcased entirely on this premium safari through the Okavango Delta by mokoro, the Chobe River on a safari cruise, and the Makgadikgadi Pans with its striking Baobab trees. Game drives in Moremi Wildlife Reserve initiate our enthusiasm for wildlife where elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion and other big game can be seen in abundance. Staying in these beautiful national parks allows a full appreciation of their unique habitats, spectacular scenery, magnificent sunsets and great diversity of wildlife. Finally we are able to witness the awe-inspiring sight of water thundering over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Highlights

  • Search for wildlife on a mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta

  • Revel in 4x4 game drives in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve

  • Witness the awe-inspiring sight of water thundering over Victoria Falls

  • Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans with its striking Baobab trees

  • Experience a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Victoria Falls

The tour starts at 15:00hrs on Day 1 with a group meeting in the foyer of the Sprayview Hotel. The afternoon is free to view Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar accommodation).

Day 3 : Makgadikgadi Pans (Approx 380 Kms/6 Hrs Drive)
Meals Included: B, D

Departing after breakfast, we travel through Botswana to the Nata area. Late afternoon we visit the Makgadikgadi Pans for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6500km2 lake. Overnight Nata Lodge (or similar).

Day 4 : Moremi Wildlife Reserve (Approx 420 Kms/7 Hrs Drive)
Meals Included: B, D

A 3 hour drive takes us to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. We change from our overland vehicle into open 4x4 vehicles and proceed to our accommodation situated at the edge of Moremi game reserve. Moremi is lush and varied, shallow flooded pans, plains and forests. It is one of Africa's finest areas for wildlife, with particularly high game densities including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region and over 400 species of birds. Days are spent enjoying morning and afternoon game drives in the private concession and inside Moremi. Overnight Shokomoka Safari Lodge (or similar). Note: Lunch on day 5 is included.

Day 6 : Maun (Approx 120 Kms/3 Hrs Drive)
Meals Included: B, D

A 3 hour transfer takes us back to Maun. The afternoon is free for an optional 1 hr scenic flight over the vast Okavango Delta (own expense). Overnight Cresta Maun Hotel (or similar).

Day 7 : Okavango Delta (Approx 320 Kms/4 Hrs Drive; Plus 2-3 Hour Boat Trip)
Meals Included: B, D

Driving round the pan handle we traverse to the north west of the Okavango Delta. We arrive at Swamp Stop and our lodge on the edge the Okavango Delta. The following day we transfer by boat 30 minutes into the Delta. We do mokoro and boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the Delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to water levels of the delta. Lunch is included on Day 8 only. Overnight Swampstop chalets (or similar).

Day 9 : Caprivi (Approx 500 Kms/7 Hrs Drive)
Meals Included: B, D

Departing the Delta we return to our vehicle and we cross into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. A lush area teeming with wildlife and birdlife. Overnight Zambezi Mubala Lodge (or similar accommodation).

Day 10 : Kasane To Chobe River (Approx 150 Kms/2.5 Hrs Drive)
Meals Included: B, D

Crossing back into Botswana we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The afternoon of arrival is free for an optional game drive (own account). On Day 11 we enjoy a morning game drive, and in the afternoon we relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation).

Day 12 : Transfer To Kasane Airport Or Victoria Falls Airport, Trip Concludes
Meals Included: B

The tour ends today after breakfast with a transfer to Kasane Airport or Victoria Falls Airport for onward flight.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    9 nights hotel/lodge

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners

  • 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels and lodges on a twinshare basis

  • 2 nights in 3-4 star permanent safari camp on a twinshare basis

  • English speaking local guide

  • Chobe River game cruise

  • Okavango Delta mokoro excursion

  • Game drives as listed in itinerary

  • National park and conservation fees

  • Arrival transfer from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) on Day 1 only; departure transfer to Kasane Airport (BBK) or Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) on Day 12 only

  • Private transport

What's Not Included

  • Local cash payment of US$230 per person payable to the tour guide on day 1

  • International flights

  • Meals not noted in the itinerary

  • Bottled water and aerated and alcoholic drinks

  • Entrance to Victoria Falls

  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.

  • Tips

  • Visas

  • Airport and departure taxes

  • Travel insurance

  • Any airport transfers not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Arrival and departure transfers to/from Livingstone Airport (LVI) Zambia, or on any other day other than Days 1 & 12, are NOT included

  • In 2023 - Local cash payment of US$230 per person payable to the tour guide on day 1

  • In 2024 - Local cash payment of US$250 per person payable to the tour guide on day 1

What You Carry

In your daypack you will need to carry a rainjacket, extra warm clothing (it can be cold on early morning game drives) water bottle, camera gear, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip balm etc.

Accommodation

9 nights hotel/lodge
All accommodation for this tour is in 3 to 4 star comfortable safari lodges and permanent tented camps full of character, based on twin share rooms with private ensuite facilities. Note that a single supplement is compulsory for this trip if you are travelling alone. If you prefer to share, please advise us at time of booking and we will try to match you with another person of the same gender and also willing to share. This is rarely possible but if a match does happen we will be able to refund the single supplement approx 4 weeks prior to departure.

Wildlife

The wilderness areas of Africa are populated by large numbers of wild and potentially dangerous animals. The trip aims to view these animals in their natural habitat, uncontrolled by fences. Your experienced guides will make every effort to ensure the safety of the group at all times. Please be aware that all safari travel, including vehicle safaris in the proximity of wild animals is never entirely without risk. By travelling into wild areas in search of wild animals, all participants accept that they are choosing an adventure that includes an element of risk and this is an inherent aspect of the enjoyment of this style of travel.

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have offices on three continents which means your travelling companions will be just that – international and wonderfully eclectic. Part of small group travel means that although travellers come from various locations and backgrounds, you will be travelling with like-minded companions who, like you, are keen to share the experience and forge lifelong friendships.

  • What about environmental impact?

    We believe that adventure travel revolves around establishing a strong relationship with the people and environments in which we operate. Our responsible travel policies have been carefully developed to ensure that we minimise the impact of our presence and help to protect the regions we visit while contributing positively to the local community.

  • What should I pack?

    Your pre-departure documents include a detailed packing list with items that you need to bring. While most of the equipment for daily activities is included in your tour cost, some items like helmets and hiking boots are best brought from home. The pre-departure documents also include information on layering and recommended brands for various items to ensure you are fully prepared for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes. World Expeditions does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone on the vast majority of our trips. Our holidays are primarily on a twin share basis, so if you are joining the group as a solo traveller, we will match you with someone of your own gender. The choice is yours however; if you prefer not to share, we do offer single supplements for private occupancy.

  • Are tips included in my trip price?

    Tips are not included in the tour cost. Tipping is a personal thing, do not worry about how much, or when, to tip. Tipping guidelines are provided for certain destinations in our pre departure information upon booking, however the best advice will be provided by your tour leader.

  • Am I suited to small-group travel?

    We recognise that many of our travellers have not been on a ‘group trip’ before. Yet what our departures provide is both structure and flexibility, allowing you plenty of freedom within the framework of the itinerary. You’ll find that with our maximum group size at 16, you’ll travel in a minimal impact style with a great group of like-minded travellers.

  • Can you advise which vaccinations are recommended?

    While our pre-departure kit provides information on vaccinations, we suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

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    World Expeditions requires a minimum deposit of 250 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 70 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of world expeditions charges.

    Up to 70 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 69 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 35 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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