Planet Okavango – Wildlife experiences

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Botswana Baobabs. There are very few wildlife experiences in the world like a week spent in the Botswana wilderness. This classic itinerary offers a lodge and luxury camping combination safari. The lodges are beautiful, comfortable & make for a great adventure safari through the world famous parks.

The entire safari you will travel in a purpose built 4WD Land Cruiser with 12 forward facing seats and a trailer for luggage. It has a solid roof and back to protect you from the sun and dust. The land cruiser has 4 rows of 3 seats and for tis safari only taking a max of 8 clients each person will have their own window seat.

Included in this tour are 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners all of which are provided by the lodges we are staying at. Where meals are not included there will be an opportunity to buy a meal on route or at the restaurant in the evening.

Day 1 – 3:
This safari starts at Maun airport where you will be met and after a short briefing, you will board a light aircraft flight to Khwai. You will then be met by your safari guide and enjoy your first game drive to the lodge.

Moremi Game Reserve is the jewel of Botswana and arguably one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa. To the north of Moremi is a vast wilderness consisting of open grasslands and forest and abundant wildlife.  Our lodge is situated on a large concession in this wilderness, overlooking a waterhole, the thatched deck allows us to watch the animals in the afternoon as they come down to quench their thirst. Moremi’s wide variety of habitats makes it a birdwatchers paradise.  Our 2 days here are spent on open 4WD game drives in Moremi GR and on the wildlife concession along the Khwai River.

Day 4 – 5:
Next we head north from Moremi to the world renowned Savuti section of the Chobe National Park.  This is an excellent area for big predators with frequent sightings of lion and leopard, elephant and plains game.  We spend our time on game drives through the dramatic open plains dotted with Acacia, and along the Savuti channel where we hope to see the lions and hyenas that make Savuti an outstanding wildlife destination. We overnight in our serviced tented camp.  After dinner in our dining tent, fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.

Day 6 – 7:
We depart Savuti and head north through the remote wilderness of Botswana to the small town of Kasane and our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. The following day we head back into Chobe NP on an early morning game drive before heading back to the comfort of the lodge during the heat of the day. The afternoon surprise is a boat cruise on the Chobe River. This is possibly the most satisfying and relaxing game viewing activity in Southern Africa. We head into the park on a small game viewing boat and spend the next few hours till sunset floating slowly down stream while watching the wildlife come down to drink. We get close to the herds of elephants, and have amazing sightings of crocodile, hippo, fish eagle and many more. As the sun sets we head out of the park with some amazing wildlife and sunset photographs.

Day 8:
We leave Botswana behind and cross into Zimbabwe and make our way to Victoria Falls.  The mighty Zambezi River thunders 100m over the gorge creating a magnificent spectacle.  The spray from the waterfall sustains a rainforest surrounding the falls which is abundant with birdlife and protected in a National Park.  We explore the Victoria Falls on foot with a local guide bringing the Falls to life with tales of the explorers of these ancient lands.

In a nutshell

  • A true African experience – wild and free!
  • All inclusive trip with cultural experience, adventure and wildlife.
  • Victoria Falls, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti & Chobe National Park.
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