Botswana Victoria Falls Tour (12 days)

Day 1:

Arrival in Windhoek (Namibia). Tour through the vast red Kalahari Desert eastward crossing the border to Botswana to the Kalahari semi-dessert. After the long journey you use that day to relax.

Day 2:

Tour to a “Historic Village” of the San ("Bushmen"). Visit a traditional village near Grashoek in the “Bushmen Land”. Possible activities:

Day 3-5:

Tour via Maun to the Moremi Game Reserve in the Eastern Okavango Delta. This green, almost remote paradise has plenty of water and strict safety precautions and is famous for its biodiversity of the wildlife stock – for example for the large elephant and buffalo herds and all predator species of Southern Africa. After a first safari you reach the quay in Mboma in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. At first, you experience the Okavango Delta on a two-hour boat trip in a “Mokoro” (dugout canoe). Then you go by motor boat through the clear lagoons and waterways whose banks are covered with green papyrus. The great diversity of bird species dominates the acoustic background on Gadikwe Island and sets a course into the landscape. The breeding conditions are perfect here. Hobby ornithologists get their money’s worth here as well.

Day 6-7:

Tour via Maun, where you can take part in a sightseeing flight over the Okavango Delta (optional), to the Makgadikgadi National Park. You go on long safari tours in this game reserve and along the Boteti River. You go on hiking tours along the edge of the huge salt pan as well. You can also visit the Nxai Pan National Park and the Baine’s Baobab Trees. Experience giraffes, zebras, antelopes, rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards and many more wild animals.

Day 8:

Tour to Nata and, as long there is water in the pans, to Nata’s bird sanctuary. More than 150 species of birds live in this sanctuary that consists of one half of grass land and one half of salt pan. In the afternoon you reach Kasane, a small village situated at the Chobe River. The same-named Chobe National Park that is famous for its large herds of buffaloes and elephants (60,000 elephants) is not far away.

Day 9-10:

During a guided safari in the Chobe National Park you closely see animals that usually do not come to the Chobe River. Especially in the mornings most of the animals graze so that you can perfectly observe them. Lions and other wild cats that like to spend their time in the shadows of bushes can be watched as well. In the afternoon there is a safari by boat (3 hours). It is easy to observe hippos and crocodiles in the vast river landscape. A lot of antelopes, buffaloes come to the shore in order to drink. It is a special event when elephants take a bath in the river or even swim through it. During the boat cruise birds can also be observed and heard well (for example the African Fish Eagle with its distinctive cry).

Day 11:

Tour crossing the border to Zambia or Zimbabwe. There you visit the famous Victoria Falls. Apart from the possibility to see the falls, there is a great deal of other activities you can take part in. For example helicopter flights over the falls, elephant riding, guided “lion walks”, boat cruises on the Zambezi River, bungee jumping from the bridge over the falls, wild water rafting, safaris in the Victoria Falls National Park and many more. Furthermore the arts and crafts market is worth visiting.

Day 12:

Return flight from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone (Zambia) or you continue your stay, for example a tour through the Caprivi to Windhoek (Namibia) or a flight to Cape Town.

Prices on application