Day 1 & 2: Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia


Arrive in Livingstone where you are met and transferred to your first African vacation lodge for two nights to relax and recover from your journey. The completion of the Victoria Falls bridge gave birth to the city of Livingstone in 1905. The town prospered as the gateway to trade between the north and south sides of the Zambezi. A number of colonial buildings were erected, which still stand today, creating an atmospheric welcome to travelers using Livingstone as an entry point to explore this beautiful region.


Be sure to experience the Victoria Falls on foot or by air, catch up on the local history at the Livingstone Museum as well as the Railway Museum, shop at the extensive craft markets, get active with white water rafting, sport fishing and kayaking, or relax and enjoy unforgettable African sunsets on a river cruise. The following activities are all included in the price of your African safari holiday in Zambia although please note that some activities have age restrictions: canoeing on the Zambezi, island Lunch, sanpan floating candlelit dinner, sunrise and sunset boating, introduction to Simonga Village, Museum Tour (entry fee payable directly), fishing and a visit to the Maramba Market.


Tongabezi

Two nights at Tongabezi Lodge in a River Cottage. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.
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Day 3, 4 & 5: Savuti Channel, Chobe National Park


You will be transferred from Tongabezi to the Botswana border and Kasane airport for the light aircraft flight to the remote Savute region of Chobe National Park. Historically the Savute channel has been an enigma that flowed erratically but the area is currently in a period of transition at the start of what appears to be another 'wet cycle'. The African channel began flowing again in 2009 for the first time in nearly 30 years and as of late 2015, the channel is once again going through a dry period. The Savute area offers a harsh and desert-like landscape in the dry season when the wildlife is supported the small streams and watering holds. This contrasts dramatically with the rainy season where the seasonal pans fill with water and the Savute Marsh and surrounds are covered with lush green vegetation that attracts an annual migration of zebra and wildebeest, as well as an abundance of bird life.


Unlike the vast majority of the country, Savute is not a totally flat landscape: large outcrops of volcanic rock reach up out of the Kalahari sands towering over the endless savannah. These hills provide a habitat for a completely different array of small wildlife, birds and plants. The sand ridge, Goha Hills, and the dead trees on the Savute Marsh, offer some spectacular photographic opportunities. The Savute Marsh has been the stage for many of the most dramatic wildlife documentaries in Africa. The wide open country, good populations of large mammals like buffalo and elephant and particularly strong prides of lion and hyena clans make for dramatic African wildlife safari interaction and excellent viewing opportunities. The marsh is prime cheetah country and it is not unusual to see wild dog hunting in the Savute during the wet season.


Activities focus on game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the Savute area including the Savute Marsh and the ancient Africa San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. The dry winter months offer incredible game viewing as the parched wildlife congregates at the water holes and river to drink – here you may witness the famed elephant hunting lions in action. Please note that activities are restricted within the national park in accordance with government rules and regulations: these include no driving off-road, no walking and no driving after dark.


Savute Safari Lodge

Three nights at Savute Safari Lodge. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 6, 7 & 8: Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta


You will bid your Savute guide farewell at the airstrip and fly south to the famous Okavango Delta, where you will be picked up by your guide and transferred to your camp. 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 offers guests an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. 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.


Camp Xakanaxa

Three nights Camp Xakanaxa. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 9 & 10: Okavango Delta


Leaving the far northern part of Botswana behind you, fly by light aircraft to the heart of the Okavango Delta. Xugana Lagoon is widely aknowledged as being one of the most spectacular permanent water sites in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola yet never reaches the sea. Instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari where its great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands. Exploring the Delta by motorboat or canoe (mokoro), combined with walking on surrounding islands in the concession, gives guests the chance to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.


Xugana Island Lodge

Two nights at Xugana Island Lodge. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 11: Depart or fly to Makgadikgadi Pans


Today enjoy one lase safari activity before boarding your light aircraft for the flight to Maun, where you meet your departing flights back to Johannesburg and on home or onward to your final African safari destination on Botswana. Breakfast.


Optional Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Extension


Depart Maun by light aircraft and fly into the desert to your last safari camp. Leroo La Tau Camp is situated on the banks of the Boteti River which forms the western boundary of Makgadikgadi National Park. The camp rises majestically above the dry Boteti Riverbed which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here explore on day and night game drives with the possibility of boating on the Boteti River, depending on the water levels.


The park is populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators. The safari lodge offers a raised hide above the Boteti River where guests can enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings. Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, you can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the waterhole. Leroo La Tau translates as ‘lion’s paw’ and it's surrounding area features lion, zebra and wildebeest, it also boasts Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown- and spotted-hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal, to name but a few. In addition, there is also the possibility of seeing the rare white rhinoceros.


Leroo Le Tau

Two or three nights at Leroo Le Tau. All meals and local drinks included.

Depart


Take one more safari game drive or simply relax and enjoy your last morning leisurely breakfast being sure to take in all of the sounds of the surrounding African bush before your light aircraft flight back to Maun to meet your departing international flights. Breakfast.


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