Delve into the depths of Southern Africa with this exciting safari combining the splendour of the Zambezi with two of Botswana’s best known wildlife areas – Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Truly Africa!
MEAL PLAN → Room and breakfast at Royal Livingstone; Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus local beer/wine/spirits at Muchenje Lodge and Camp Okavango; breakfast in Johannesburg; All Inclusive in Mauritius.
ACCOMMODATION → Four and five star lodges/camps are used throughout. Please note the itinerary may operate in a different order or alternative accommodation used on occasion due to local conditions and availability. Park Fees and game activities are included at Muchenje lodge and Camp Okavango.
TRAVEL TIPS → Pack a mixture of warm and light clothing, sun cream, hat, camera, binoculars and insect repellent. Maximum luggage allowance of 12kgs in soft bags applies – extra luggage can be left in Johannesburg airport.
NB → Minimum age 12 years, maximum 70 years.
DAY 1 → South African Airways overnight flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg, arriving the next morning.
DAY 2 → On arrival connect with your South African Airways flight to Livingstone airport, arriving mid-morning, where you will be met and transferred approx. 15 minutes to the Royal Livingstone hotel on the banks of the Zambezi, just upstream from Victoria Falls. Enjoy three nights here in total comfort and perhaps sample some of the many activities available locally including fishing, river cruises and game drives (all payable locally).
DAY 5 → Transfer by road to Kasane Airport in northeastern Botswana where you will be met by a vehicle from Muchenje Safari Lodge for the 40 minute transfer to the lodge. Situated on the western side of the Chobe National Park and the only lodge in the vicinity, it offers prolific game experiences and stunning panoramic views. Muchenje features ten thatched chalets, all with en suite facilities and balconies. The main buildings house a bar, lounge, lookout platform, dining area and library. The feature swimming pool is built into natural rock formations and provides welcome relief during the heat of the day. Spend three nights here, with included activities ranging from game viewing by 4x4 vehicle in the National Park to motorboat on the Chobe River, or guided walking in the Forest Reserve.
DAY 8 → After breakfast transfer back to Kasane airport where you board your light aircraft flight (Safari Air or similar) over the magnificent and stunning scenery of the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango, arriving at Camp Okavango for three nights. Set in the heart of the permanent delta, which is one of the last truly unspoilt wildlife areas in Africa and filled by distant rains in the Angolan highlands that take up to six months to reach the delta. Included game and bird viewing here is waterborne either by traditional mokoro canoe or motorboat, and guided walking on nearby islands is also offered. ‘Camp O’ is home to 12 luxurious tents featuring tea and coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom and deck, with a dining room, expansive patio, bar, lounge, library, bird viewing hide, hammocks, sun deck and plunge pool in the main area.
DAY 11 → Morning at leisure until your light aircraft flight to Maun airport where you fly Air Botswana to Johannesburg to connect with your South African Airways overnight flight to Heathrow, arriving the following morning.
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DAY 11 → After your flight from Maun to Johannesburg spend one night at the Mondior Concorde hotel in a Classic Standard room, just a short shuttle bus ride from the International airport.
DAY 12 → Morning South African Airways flight to Mauritius for four nights at the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort in a Deluxe room on an All Inclusive basis.
DAY 16 → Air Mauritius overnight flight to Heathrow arriving the next day.
9 Nights From Livingstone to Okavango Delta
TOUR DURATION: 9 NIGHTS
→ Livingstone: 3 nights
→ Chobe National Park: 3 nights
→ Okavango Delta: 3 nights