14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls

14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls2018-11-10T07:53:33+00:00

Overview of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls

The 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls is an extensive Safari that allows one to explore the destination Botswana in detail. The Safari features Victoria Falls exploration in the neighbouring Zambia, wildlife viewing in Chobe National Park, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Nxai Pan National Park, Nata Sanctuary, the Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The 14 Days Safari also features river safari along River Chobe, canoe dug out in Okavango Delta and Cultural exploration among the San Bushmen in the Central Kalahari.

Safari Highlight of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls

Day 1 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Arrive in Livingstone town

Day 2 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Explore the Victoria Falls

Day 3 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Cross at Kazungula border and transfer to Botswana – Kasane & do an afternoon Boat trip on River Chobe

Day 4 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Nata and visit the Nata bird sanctuary in the afternoon

Day 5 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Nxai Pan National Park & explore the amazing landscapes

Day 6 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Central Kalahari Game Reserve & evening game drive in the Deception Valley

Day 7 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Do another game drive in the Deception Valley & afternoon San Bushmen Walk

Day 8 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Maun – the main gateway to Okavango Delta & afternoon at leisure

Day 9 & 10 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Explore the Okavango Delta & Moremi Game Reserve

Day 11 & 12 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Savuti Area in Chobe National Park & explore it

Day 13 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Chobe River Front and do an afternoon game drive

Day 14 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Kasane for flight departure

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 14 Days Best of Bostwana Safari with Victoria Falls

Day 1 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Arrive in Livingstone town

Following your flight from the country of origin, you arrive in Livingstone International Airport from which you will connect with the driver guide and transfer to the lodge for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Midrange / Standard: Kayube Estate Zambezi River

Budget / Basic: Livingstone Back Packers

Day 2 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Explore the Victoria Falls

victoria-falls-botswana

This day is dedicated for a whole day Victoria River exploration. Noted to be one of the magical scenic points of the world, the Victoria Falls is also locally known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya translated as the smoke that thunders is a fascinating scenic spot that every traveller on safari in Africa would wish to explore. You can opt to explore the falls by a helicopter, the elephant rides, walk with lions or sundown cruise on Zambezi. In the afternoon, you can explore the craft market to learn into the art and craft of the local people.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Midrange / Standard: Kayube Estate Zambezi River

Budget / Basic: Livingstone Back Packers

Day 3 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Cross at Kazungula border and transfer to Botswana – Kasane & do an afternoon Boat trip on River Chobe

After breakfast, you cross to Botswana via the Kazungula border post welcomed by the magical landscapes of Botswana. You check in at the lodge and relax till lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the boat cruise on the famous Chobe River. The cruise offers possible sights of Nile crocodiles, Hippopotamus along with wild game that draw to the river to quench their thirst like Buffaloes, elephants and antelopes species. The elephants might be seen crossing the river to the Islands of Puku and lekwe in search of the lush sweet pastures. Retire for dinner and overnight
Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Marina Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Chobe Bakwena Lodge
Budget / Basic: Elephant Camp
Day 4 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Nata and visit the Nata bird sanctuary in the afternoon

Nata bird sanctuary

Following breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Nata 316km driving along a tarmac road enjoying the good views of the countryside. You arrive in Nata early enough for lunch and in the afternoon, you embark on the tour to the adjacent Nata Bird Sanctuary gaining impressive and extensive views of the salt pans left behind by the evaporation of ancient lakes that once covered the area. These pans feature handfuls of water attracting counts for birds including the remarkable Flamingos that make your evening remarkable. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

 Upmarket / Luxury: Nata Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Leroo La Tao Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Planet Boabab

Day 5 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Nxai Pan National Park & explore the amazing landscapes

After breakfast, you embark on the drive to Nxai National Park 3 hours drive exploring the countryside en route. Upon arrival, you settle for lunch after which you take on the afternoon game viewing encounter to gain chances of exploring the specials of the Kalahari including the Cheetah, Black-maned lions, the brown hyena, honey badger, springbok, aardwolf, oryx among others. The views of the magical Baines Boabab at the edge of the Salt are thrilling and remarkable to explore.

Accommodation: Camping in Nxai Pan National Park

Day 6 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Central Kalahari Game Reserve & evening game drive in the Deception Valley

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You embark on the surface transfer to Central Kalahari Game Reserve 208km. The drive takes you through the amazing scenic landscapes of Botswana before approaching the dry Kalahari whose harsh environment have for long made the area a less favourite of the many except the San Bushmen who call it their ancestral homeland. You settle for lunch upon arrival and relax after which you embark on the evening game drive in the Deception Valley exploring a myriad of wild game feeding on the available vegetation along with predators that await to prey on them. The possible sights of wild game include; the Gemsbok, Elands, the Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Hartebeest along with predators like Brown Hyena, wart hog, the South African Giraffe, the Cape Wild dog, Transvaal lion the South African Cheetah, along with the African leopard. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Deception Valley Lodge.

Midrange / Standard:  Kalahari Plains Camp

Budget / Basic:   Grassland Bushman Lodge

Day 7 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Do another game drive in the Deception Valley & afternoon San Bushmen Walk

You embark on another game viewing experience in the Deception Valley and the general Kalahari landscape. The dry desert landscape feature the range of predators roaming around in search of prey and among these include; the famous black-maned Kalahari lions which are furiously dangerous, the Hyenas, the leopards, Cheetah among others. The Deception Valley which is the course of the deception river feature green vegetation especially after the rains which in turn attract counts of Zebras, the elands, the Giraffe, Gemsbok among other species presenting good wildlife viewing experience. In the afternoon, you team up with the San Bushmen for a guided walk to explore their ancestral homeland. The san Bushmen arranges a remarkable walk that is adventurous, authentic and very informative.  This is a historical walk to the ancient times of the San Bushmen, detailing their mode of survival in the harsh environment of Kalahari as you listen to their great stories learning to the depth of their heritage. The walk with the San Bushmen presents a themed indigenous interpretation of the wildlife including the fauna, flora and bird life that they have lived with from the ancient times. Retire for overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Deception Valley Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Kalahari Plains Camp

Budget / Basic:   Grassland Bushman Lodge

Day 8 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Maun – the main gateway to Okavango Delta & afternoon at leisure

After breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Maun – the main gateway to the famous Okavango Delta 248km about 5 hours drive enjoying the impressive countryside views before arriving in Maun in time for lunch. You check in at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Maun Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Riley’s Hotel

Budget / Basic:    Motsebe Backpackers

Day 9 & 10 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Explore the Okavango Delta & Moremi Game Reserve

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These two days are dedicated to allow you explore the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve in detail. The Okavango Delta receives water from the Okavango River flowing from Angola (1.1 × 10¹³ litres) but only to be lost through evaporation, transpiration and percolation. The Delta presents ideal water point and lush green grazing and browsing vegetation at a time when the hinterland is dry thus attracting counts of wild game along with their predators to the area. You engage in a canoe ride on the first day exploring the impressive delta landscape under the guidance of an expert indigenous guide detailing the history of the delta formation, the bird species, flora and fauna including the hippos and Nile Crocodiles that thrive in it. The extensive game drive on the second day presents possible sights of Elephant, African Buffalo, Lechwe, Blue Wildebeest, Topi, Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Greater Kudu, Spotted Hyena, Sable Antelope, White Rhinoceros, Black Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, Chacma Baboon and Warthog along with the  African wild dog.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury Eagle Island Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Camp Okavango

Budget / Basic:   Xugana Island Lodge

Day 11 & 12 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Savuti Area in Chobe National Park & explore it

After breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Savuti driving through the Mabane depression. The impressive flat plains with patches of rocky outcrops present remarkable viewing opportunities for herds of elephants, the Wildebeest, the Zebra and Giraffe along with numerous predators that follow them.  The Savuti Area  will be explored on the second day on both morning and afternoon game drives enjoying the natural offerings of the Savuti Channel that flows periodically filling the Savuti Marsh when it flows and heaps of dead wood along its channel when it dries up.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Savuti Camp

Midrange / Standard: Savuti Safari Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Camp Savuti

Day 13 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Chobe River Front and do an afternoon game drive

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You transfer to the Chobe Area and do an afternoon game drive to explore more game that thrives along the Chobe River system. The species like Roan antelope, puku, sable antelope, red lechwe, and giraffe might be explored along with wild dogs, leopards and lions

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Game Lodge

Midrange / Luxury: Chobe Under Canvas

Budget / Basic: Elephant Valley Lodge

Day 14 of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls: Transfer to Kasane for flight departure

After breakfast, connect to Kasane International Airport to catch with your flight back home

End of the 14 Days Best of Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls