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Best of Botswana with Victoria Falls

Botswana & Zimbabwe

9 days:

1 Night Johannesburg - 3 Nights Moremi Game Reserve - 2 Nights Okavango Delta - 2 Nights Victoria Falls

Discover the beauty and vastness of Botswana’s pristine wilderness. Explore the open grasslands and seasonal floodplains of the Moremi Game Reserve on 4x4 safari drives, and the Okavango Delta’s secret lagoons and channels by traditional mokoro. Then fly to Victoria Falls for a view of “the smoke that thunders.”

Highlights

Explore thundering Victoria Falls, one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders, and enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.

Discover the intricacies of the Okavango Delta on a scenic helicopter flight over the maze of lagoons.

Experience the thrill of setting out on morning and afternoon safari activities in the immense Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy comfortable tents which allow you to savor the sights, sounds and smells of the bush.

Itinerary

Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in the "City of Gold" where you'll be warmly welcomed and assisted to your airport hotel. Relax before tomorrow's flight to Botswana and the start of your safari.

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

1

Johannesburg / Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Get ready for some magnificent aerial viewing as you approach the pristine Moremi Game Reserve, one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves. Your safari tents are set on a raised teak deck, on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities.

Camp Moremi

2

Moremi Game Reserve

Experienced rangers will introduce you to a world of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Keep your eyes peeled for the leopard stretched out lazily in a tree or the pride of lions camouflaged in the long grass. Return to camp for dinner and recount the day’s adventure around the glowing fire.

Camp Moremi

3

Moremi Game Reserve

Wake with the animals as Moremi beckons with another game filled day. Roam the surrounding channels by motorboat. Glide though the waterways in search of the majestic fish eagle and vivid malachite kingfisher.

Camp Moremi

4

Moremi Game Reserve / Okavango Delta

Fly to your safari camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. In the cool of the day, join your ranger and explore the intricacies of the delta’s lush channels and floodplains in a traditional mokoro. Tonight, fall asleep to the tinkling of the bell frogs.

Camp Okavango

5

Okavango Delta

Grab your binoculars for today’s highlight, a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta’s maze of lagoons. Zoom in on the secret hippo and elephant channels, only visible from the air.

Camp Okavango

6

Okavango Delta / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Yet another incredible experience awaits you as you fly to Victoria Falls. Settle into your lodge overlooking the Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls Safari Club

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Victoria Falls

Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail. Later this afternoon board your sundowner cruise, and sail upstream on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening's golden moments.

Victoria Falls Safari Club

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Victoria Falls / Depart

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever.


Accommodations

1. InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

South Africa, Johannesburg

The Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo is conveniently located within Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International airport and a safe and easy walk from the international arrivals hall. The beautifully furnished en-suite rooms feature a writing desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, television with DSTV and DVD player, electronic safe, 24-room service, porter service and wakeup facility. Complimentary luggage storage is available for guest use while on safari. Services and facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a uniquely African dining experience at the popular Quills Restaurant, which serves a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as light meals and drinks.

2. Camp Moremi

Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve

Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi is situated on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon of Moremi Game Reserve in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. The custom style safari tents on raised teak platforms are luxuriously furnished. Each tent features en-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, hand basin and toilet, private teak viewing decks, fans, 220V Plug points for charging equipment, hairdryer (available from the lodge reception), tea and coffee making facilities, safe, and an air horn for emergency situations. Shaded by giant ebony trees, the thatch and timber lodge houses the elevated main lounge, wildlife reference library, dining room and the stylishly decorated cocktail bar. There is also a gift shop, swimming pool and sundeck, and an elevated observation platform which affords unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon.

3. Camp Okavango

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango, offers guests an unparalleled water wilderness experience. Each suite has been built on individual raised wooden platforms with en-suite bathrooms, double vanities and double shower, toilet, fans, 24 hour solar generated power, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and 220V plug points for charging equipment. Stack away sliding doors open onto a private viewing deck offering beautiful views over the Okavango Delta. Hidden among the ancient Mangosteen trees, the main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. The third deck houses the rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.

4. Victoria Falls Safari Club

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Safari Club is set high on a plateau, within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, and only 2.5 miles from the majestic Victoria Falls. Each of the luxurious air conditioned rooms have uninterrupted views of the African bush. All beds are three quarter beds but can be converted to a king bed. Additional amenities include a mini bar, digital safe, international multi sockets, a beverage station including an espresso machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Safari Club has its own private club lounge with a deck overlooking the game corridor of the Zambezi River. The lounge offers complimentary services such as private check in and butler service, breakfast, afternoon tea and pastries, cocktails and snacks, Wi-Fi, shuttle service to the Falls and other points of interest in Victoria Falls. All Safari Club residents have access to all existing services and facilities on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, including the MaKuwa-Kuwa restaurant and the Boma.

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