Chobe National Park in Botswana has more elephants than anywhere else in Africa – so many that you can literally feel the ground shake as a large herd moves by. It’s also a Big 5 destination, making it one of the most popular reserves in the country. Chobe combines well with the Okavango Delta, giving you a tour that takes in some of the best game viewing in Botswana, including the unique experience of cruising down the waterways of the Delta on a mokoro. Before you head out to Botswana on safari however, your first stop will be the iconic Victori Falls. One of the original seven natural wonders of the world, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for instagram-worthy photos from key viewpoints on your guided tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try your hand at swimming in Devil’s Pool or micro-lighting or bungee jumping over the Falls.
You'll arrive at Johannesburg airport and catch a mid-morning connecting flight to Victoria Falls Airport. Welcome to the adventure capital of Africa!
You will be met on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel. Your stay will include a guided tour of the Falls with plenty of opportunity for photos, as well as a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi river.
There are a number of other thrill-seeking activities that we can book for you, including white-water rafting down the Zambezi, flying through the air on a free falling gorge swing and swimming in Devil's Pool right on the edge of the waterfall. You can also choose to do a helicopter or microlight flight over the Falls, a heart-in-the-mouth experience known as the 'Flight of the Angels'. There will be plenty of free time to explore the village at your leisure.
On your third morning, you'll wake up to a leisurely breakfast before you're collected and transferred by road to Chobe National Park. for your two night stay. Chobe is located in the north of Botswana and, at almost 12 000 square kilometres, is the third largest national park in the country. It has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, especially elephants. The current elephant population is estimated at around 70 000. During your two night stay you will cruise on the Chobe river, enjoy tradition vehicle game drives and have the opportunity for guided bush walks. The river draws numerous wildlife species: hippos wallow in the shallows, crocodiles sun themselves on the shore and creatures of all kinds come to drink at the river's edge at dusk.
After a final game drive and bush breakfast, you will be transferred by air to the heart of the Okavango Delta, a unique wetland system made up of tangled crystal channels, jutting islands and peaceful lagoons. This is the largest inland delta in the world, a network of 16000 square kilometres that is fed by the Okavango River. This water basin is a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species and remains one of Africa’s unspoilt and pristine wilderness areas.
You will explore the maze of waterways by Mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe, where a skilled boatman uses a long pole to propel the boat quietly through shallow water, allowing you to pass close by the animals with minimal disturbance. You'll also have the opportunity to view wildlife by boat and on wilderness walks on nearby islands, while game drives are offered at selected lodges.
You will be transferred by air back to Kasane and then by road to Victoria Falls airport to connect with your flight back to Johannesburg. From there you'll catch your international flight back home.