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15 Days from $3,200 p/p in USD Departures: Year Round
 

On this safari enjoy a wonderful combination of teaming safari areas and spectacular landscapes. Explore by boat, mokoro, guided walk, game drives and scenic flight, enjoying incredible wildlife, beautiful sunsets and bush camping under the stars. The safari ends in Livingstone, Zamiba, home of the magnificent Victoria Falls, as well as a wide variety of optional activities from white water rafting to heli flights. 

Overview

  • Country:
    Zambia
  • You will visit:
    Chobe River, Nxai Pan National Park, Okavango Delta, Maun, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti, Livingstone,
  • Tour type:
    guided
  • Safari standard:
    mid-range, camping
  • Wildlife:
    Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, hippo, crocodile, baboons, wealth of birdlife and much more
  • Viewing by:
    Game drives, walking safari, boat cruise, mokoro
  • Getting around:
    Specialised safari vehicles, motor boat, scenic flight (optional)
  • Arrive/Depart:
    Start in Maun, end Livingstone or Victoria Falls

Highlights

  • Sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • 2 nights Nxai Pan National Park
  • Central Okavango Delta & mokoro excursions
  • Motorboat in the Delta
  • Optional game/scenic Delta flight (EUR 135 per person, subject to change)
  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Chobe National Park
  • 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, Zambia
  • Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia (USD 20, subject to change)

Day by Day

Day 1: Chobe Area, camping

The safari officially begins in Kasane, Botswana, at 13h00. Bush Baby Calls is happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Livingstone, Zambia, or Kasane, Botswana, if required. On arrival in Kasane your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks. The first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Camping will be in Kasane at a campsite with permanent ablutions. (L, D)

Day 2- 3: Nxai Pan National Park, camping

Rising with the sun, your route takes you 500 kilometres south to Nxai Pan National Park where sweet grasses host a variety of wildlife. You will stop en route for a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before getting to your campsite. The next day you will explore Nxai Pan and enjoy the plains which are often dotted with grazing herds of impala and springbok. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Baines Baobabs. These regal trees, immortalised by the explorer Baines’ painting, are situated on the edge of an expansive saltpan. Camping will be at a private designated campsite with bush ablutions. (B,L,D)

  • Kasane – Nxai Pan: 500km, 6h

Day 4: Maun, camping

After enjoying a morning game drive, you will leave Nxai Pan and continue your safari to Maun - the gateway to the Okavango Delta. In Maun you will have time to visit the shops and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. You will camp overnight at a site with permanent ablution facilities. (B, L, D)

  • Nxai – Maun: 180km, 2-3h 

Day 5-6: Okavango Delta, camping

Your adventure will take you in a north westerly direction from Maun to the western side of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. Once you have reached the edge of the Delta, you will transfer your equipment to motorboats and cruise along the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscape. Deeper in the Delta you will meet the local polers with their mokoros (a traditional dugout canoe) and enjoy a tranquil transfer to an island. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. You will camp wild with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)

  • Maun – Okavango Delta: 30km, 1h

Day 7: Maun, camping

Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, you will retrace your route to Maun. You will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta to return to Maun (1hr scenic flight is EUR 135 per person, min. 3 guests to guarantee the flight). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s unique water system and if you choose to take the flight, you will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the Delta campsite writing postcards or reading a book while you wait for your afternoon flight. Your guide will travel back to Maun with the vehicle to resupply for the next stage of your adventure. After collecting you at the airport, you will shop for drinks and then spend the night at a campsite just outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities. (B, L, D)

  • Okavango Delta – Maun: 30km, 1h

Days 8-10: Moremi Game Reserve, camping

From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drive you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)

  • Day 8: Maun – Moremi Game Reserve: 150km, 3h (including game drive)

Days 11-13: Chobe National Park, camping

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)

  • Day 11: Moremi – Savuti: 120km. 3-4h
  • Day 12: Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 3h

Days 14–15: Livingstone, chalet accommodation

After a morning game drive you will cross the Zambezi River by ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls (visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge.

The safari officially ends at 10h00 on Day 15. Bush Baby Calls is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost. Activities in Livingstone include white water rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, canoeing on the upper Zambezi, elephant rides and helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls - please ask your guide for further details. (Day 14 – B, L & Day 15 B)

  • Day 14: Chobe River – Livingstone: 100km, 2-3h

Rates

RATES - USD PER PERSON


From USD 3,200 per person, minimum 2 pax

 
Includes

  • Accommodation in spacious bow tents with mattresses
  • Rooms at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone
  • All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
  • All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary
  • Transport in specialised safari vehicles
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation
  • Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors

 
Excludes

  • Restaurant meals (Livingstone, Zambia)
  • Entrance fee to the Falls
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Curios
  • Optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta and activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls)
  • Any increase in national park fees

 


Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by 'Bush Baby Calls'
  • All prices are 'From' and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • 'Bush Baby Calls' reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

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Available year round - contact us to discuss your dates.

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