Journey to the Okavango delta, an unspoilt wilderness teeming with some of Africa’s finest predators and plains wildlife. From here, fly on to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park where herds of elephant come down to drink at the Chobe riverfront. Finally, cross the border into Zambia and spend time relaxing in a small lodge just outside Livingstone. Here, you can stand on the edge of the spectacular Victoria Falls, where David Livingstone, the first European explorer to see the falls, stood over 150 years ago. Throughout your tour, stay in lodges that have been hand-picked for their exciting range of soft adventure activities.
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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Johannesburg with British Airways. (N)
Arrive in Johannesburg and connect to a flight to Maun with South African Airlink. Fly by light aircraft into the Okavango delta. Stay 3 nights at Machaba Camp (2 separate tents) in Khwai Community Area. Each tent has an en suite bathroom, living area and outdoor shower, as well as a spacious veranda where a daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of the camp may be spotted. Afternoon safari activity including wildlife drives, guided walks and mokoro (dug-out canoe) safaris. Night drives are conducted in the early evening, offering a chance to see the smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights. (D)
Days at leisure or take part in optional safari activities. (B, L, D)
Fly by light aircraft to Kasane. Here you will be picked up and driven 50 minutes (excluding stops to view wildlife) across the Chobe National Park to the quieter western side. Stay 3 nights at Chobe Elephant Camp (2 separate chalets) located high up on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the Chobe river. The lodge has a fabulous swimming pool with a viewing deck onto a private waterhole. Activities here include wildlife drives and boat cruises where large lion prides, great herds of elephant and buffalo and prolific birdlife may be spotted. (B, L, D)
Safari activities. (B, L, D)
Transfer back through the park and cross the border into Livingstone in Zambia, a journey of approximately 2.5 hours. Stay 4 nights at Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, right on the banks of the Zambezi river (room type will depend upon availability and size of the family). Waterberry is within easy reach of Livingstone and Victoria Falls, but well away from helicopters and microlights and the general buzz of a busy town. Spend at least one day around the falls and the town, then enjoy excursions from the lodge such as river cruises, island picnics, fishing and birdwatching trips. A highlight for many is a visit to a local village where many of the staff live and where Waterberry has built and manages the local pre and primary schools. Two in-house activities per day have been included in your stay. (B, L, D)
Days at leisure or take optional excursions. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London via Johannesburg. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
You may prefer to stay on the Zimbabwean side of the falls. If so, we recommend Zambezi Sands River Camp, which is about a 1-hour drive from the falls itself. Activities include exploring the Zambezi river by inflatable canoe or motorised launch, wildlife activities by vehicle or on foot, a guided tour of the falls and fishing.
Where indicated, the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.
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Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the Chobe River is Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains. Chobe Elephant Camp has been designed to capture the feel of the traditional farmstead located in the African wilderness. Polished floors, exposed wooden beams and weathered furniture capture the feel of rustic charm. Mix this with some contemporary style and the lodge has a unique feel of old meets new. With 10 twin rooms and 1 family suite, Chobe Elephant Camp can comfortably accommodate 24 guests. All rooms are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers. Activities organised from the camp include wildlife drives, boat safaris and guided...
Machaba Camp is situated in the wildlife-rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango delta. The name 'machaba' is the local Setswana name for the sycamore fig tree, the tree of life. The machaba tree abounds in the Okavango delta and most African riverine forests; they are renowned for their abundant fruit, which feed a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephants, baboons, bush bucks, green pigeons and many more. The camp is built in a classic 1950s style, with luxury safari tents, en suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai river, overlooking the celebrated Moremi Game Reserve. From the tented verandas you can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp.
Activities include wildlife drives,...
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is a small, friendly, informal lodge 30 minutes from Livingstone but in the heart of the wild. The comfortable bedrooms are set around sweeping lawns, some overlooking a secluded private dam with beautiful birdlife, some overlooking the river front. Waterberry is the perfect place to just relax and watch the view from the large terrace, the floating sundeck or around the large swimming...
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