Day 1 & 2: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arrive in Victoria Falls, where you will be met and transferred to Ilala Lodge for two nights to start your African vacation. Victoria Falls town lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the eastern end of the Victoria Falls. It is a lovely tourist town which is easy to explore on foot and offers a wide range of activities from the challenge of white water rafting and bungee jumping, to sunset cruises where you can sip the perfectly mixed drink while you watch the last of the light fade out of the vast African sky.

The Victoria Falls are one of the natural Seven Wonders of the World and is the largest sheet of falling water on earth - a spellbinding and mesmerizing spectacle. The sheer mass of water cascading down the 100 m drop across nearly 2 km makes a thunderous roar and creates a magnificent spray of water that can be seen for miles - hence the local name 'Mosi oa Tunya' meaning 'the smoke that thunders'. A sought after sight on any African safari adventure.

Access to Victoria Falls is within easy walking from your lodge. Water flow over the Falls varies throughout the year. The river's annual flood season is February to May when the spray can reach a height of over 400 m, this is spectacular from above but it makes it very difficult to see the Falls at ground level as it is under a heavy shower/mist. Water levels start dropping in August and are at their lowest October - December when much of the rocky face becomes dry. At times of low water, the falls are best viewed from the Zimbabwe side or from Livingstone Island.

Ilala Lodge

Two nights at Ilala Lodge. Breakfast included.

Day 3 & 4: Chobe National Park

After breakfast at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge on Day 3, you will be transferred by road to Chobe National Park . The spectacle of all the animals coming to drink and frolic at the water's edge is one to behold, particularly in the dry season (May - Oct) where water is scarce away from the river. It is an area famous for its abundance of elephants, a variety of predators and, in addition, you are likely to see herds of buffalo and possibly even roan and sable antelope. In the rainy season (Nov - Apr) the game is much less concentrated at the river as the wildlife spread throughout the greater area of Chobe National Park due to availability of surface water from nearby pans. Please note that activities are restricted within the national park in accordance with government rules and regulations so you will explore on morning and afternoon game drives and boat safaris.

Chobe Elephant Camp

Two nights Chobe Elephant Camp. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 5 & 6: Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta

If time permits, enjoy one last morning safari activity in Chobe before your transfer to the Kasane airstrip for the flight to the Okavango Delta. The Khwai Community area lies just north of the Moremi Game Reserve and is easily accessible via the North Gate of the park. Although the Khwai area is not officially part of the Moremi Game Reserve it can be seen as an extension of it as there are no fences and animals are free to roam. Khwai was established by the former inhabitants of the reserve (the River Bushmen) and is now managed by the community through the Khwai Development Trust. The African safari wildlife experience in Khwai is the same as inside the reserve with the key advantage of having the freedom to participate in walking safaris, off-road driving and night drives as the area is not governed by National Park rules.

The vegetation is varied, with dry land complemented by permanent and seasonal swampland, resulting in an excellent diversity of both wildlife and bird life. Game is more concentrated around the permanent water during the dry season (Apr - Oct) as it becoming very hot in the later months. The rainy season (Nov - Apr) invigorates the lush scenery with wild flowers, dramatic thundershowers and spectacular African sunsets. The rainy season also brings with it the birthing season which attracts great predator and prey interaction. Activities offered include night and day safari game drives as well as walking safaris and bird watching.

Khwai Tented Camp

Two nights at Khwai Tented Camp. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 7 & 8: Okavango Delta

Fly over the brilliant blues and greens of the Okavango Delta to your final safari camp. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's, and the world's, largest inland deltas situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world - the Kalahari basin. This African 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.

Flood levels fluctuate dramatically throughout the year, with high water levels peaking in the central Okavango during the dry winter months and water levels at their lowest during the later summer months, contrary to the seasonal rainfall. While out on safari one is more likely to find game concentrated around the permanent water during the dry season (Apr - Oct) as it becoming very hot in the later months. The heronries become active as the migrant birds return to Botswana from September through November, and the bird watching safaris are excellent throughout the summer months. The rainy season (Nov - Apr) invigorates the lush scenery with wild flowers, dramatic thundershowers and spectacular African sunsets. Activities offered here are motor boat safaris, canoeing excursions and walking safaris which allow you to experience the beauty of the unique Okavango Delta.

Pelo Camp

Two nights at Pelo Camp. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 9: Depart

Enjoy one last breakfast in the wilderness before returning to the airstrip for your departing light aircraft flight to Maun to meet your flights home. Breakfast.


Rates - 2018
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
March $4,550.00 $590.00
June $5,530.00 $698.00
July-October $6,185.00 $1,730.00
April-May / November $6,985.00 $680.00
Pelo Camp closed Dec 2016 - Feb 2017 . Please call for alternative) accommodation.
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