Discover Botswana's unique wildlife environment with a stay at Victoria Falls and a special new small camp in the Okavango Delta
November 25 2019
Flight - 1 night
Victoria Falls - 2 nights
Chobe NP - 3 nights
Okavango Delta - 3 nights
Victoria Falls -1 night
Flight - 1 night
Botswana is a dry land-locked country roughly the size of France in central southern Africa sharing common borders with South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Its wildlife is of the very best in Africa and found in significant numbers in the Okavango Delta where large herds of buffalo and elephant as well as hippo, big cats, antelope, hyenas, hunting dogs and other game can be seen in abundance. It is also a paradise for ornithologists.
These safaris and the Falls are rewarding experiences throughout the year. The dry season, between May and October, is the preferred time for safaris when animals are drawn to the permanent water and especially to the Chobe River. January to May offer the best flow of water through the Falls (although some photographers prefer a later date with less spray!) and a green season when many animals have their young and the lush landscape is beautifully decorated with wild flowers.
The rhino that have been reintroduced into the Greater Okavango region move freely and sometimes follow the Gomoti river system, where the Dinare concession is located.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
5-Star Historic Hotel
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departure
Small Group Size: 2 - 8
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Victoria Falls via Addis Ababa or Johannesburg to Victoria Falls.
Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel, a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, for a two-night stay.
Day 3 Morning guided walk of the Falls. Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Optional helicopter flight over the falls (12 mins, £129). (B)
Day 4 Transfer to Kasane for three nights at the Chobe Bush Lodge on the border of Chobe National Park and within 150m of the Chobe River. (B, D)
Day 5 Early morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. (B, D)
Day 6 Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise. (B, D)
Day 7 Fly from Kasane to the Okavango. Game drive en route to the Okavango Delta for three nights at the Mma Dinare lodge inside Dinare private concession adjoining Moremi National Park. Afternoon game drive. (B, D)
Day 8 Early morning game viewing by mokoro (traditional canoe) on the channels of the Okavango Delta (game drive if water levels too low). Afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Morning and afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Fly to Kasane and transfer to Victoria Falls for an overnight stay. (B)
Day 11 Return flight via Gaborone and Addis Ababa or Johannesburg. (B)
Day 12 Arrive at London Heathrow.
Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.
A luggage allowance of 20 kg per person in soft or small bags is applicable for internal flights.
One of the world’s great hotels, known as ‘The Grand Old Lady of the Falls’ and a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this 5-star hotel is steeped in history and tradition. Fine dining and casual restaurants, afternoon teas on the terrace, pool and gardens, a short walk to the falls and WiFi (free). 161 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.
Situated directly on the border of Chobe National Park and within 150 metres of the Chobe River. Restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (free) and air-conditioned rooms with private facilities.
Adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on south eastern side of the Delta, overlooking the Gomoti River Channel offering a classic safari experience within its own private wildlife area. Restaurant, bar, small pool, free laundry service. 8 stylish tents with private facilities, overlooking the river floodplains.
Stay inside Hwange National Park at the Wilderness Davison's Camp or Little Makalolo Camp overlooking a waterhole. Includes game drive, meals and drinks. The largest and most prolific game reserve in Zimbabwe. Hwange is a few hours drive from Victoria Falls. It boasts a variety of landscapes and wildlife such as lion, elephant, giraffe, wildebeest and numerous bird species.
Day 1 Transfer by road from Victoria Falls Hotel to Hwange National Park visiting en route the Painted Dogs Centre. Two nights at the Wilderness Davison's Camp or Little Makalolo Camp. Afternoon game drive. (D)
Day 2 Morning and afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Transfer by road to Victoria Falls airport for your return flight to London. (B)
Located at the southeastern section of Hwange National Park in the private Linkwasha concession, this classic tented camp offers a restaurant, bar, pool, lounge and upper deck, all overlooking a waterhole. 9 tents with private facilities and a fan.
Situated in the south-eastern section of Hwange National Park in the private Linkwasha concession, this lodge has a dining area, lounge, bar, pool and library, all overlooking a waterhole. 6 tented camp with private facilities and fan.
per person in a twin/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow
November 25 2019
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Solo Group Departures
Nov 25 2019
Ethiopian Airlines Business Class from £1995
British Airways from Heathrow £500
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £1445
British Airways Club World from £3995
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls £129
Extra nights – Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Hotel (per night) £165
Single supplement £140
Extension - Hwange
2 nights £795
Single supplement £195
Arrival transfer add £20
Departure transfer add £20
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 6 dinners, park fees, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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