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    $2760 p/p in USD
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Bush Baby Calls

  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Zambia, Botswana,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping, Mid Range

Tour Overview

On this epic adventure, discover Zambia’s South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi National Parks, Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta, home to a multitude of bird species and abundant wildlife, and magnificent Victoria Falls. Explore these stunning areas and search for wildlife with your guide on game drives, guided walks, boat cruises and mokoro excursions. There’s also an optional scenic flight for a bird’s eye view of the Okavango Delta.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, Kafue National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe, Hyena, Impala
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Lusaka (Zambia), end in Maun (Botswana)

Distances in kilometres

  • Lusaka Airport to South Luangwa, 500 km on a tarred road (one way)
  • Lusaka to Kafue 49 km
  • Kafue to Lower Zambezi 179 km
  • Lower Zambezi to Vic Falls 500 km
  • Vic Falls to Chobe National Park (Kasane) 80 Km
  • Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta (Maun) 600 km

RATES – USD PER PERSON

2-4 pax: From USD 230 per person per day

5-9 pax: From USD 210 per person per day

10+ pax: From USD 180 per person per day

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Bush Baby Calls
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  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Bush Baby Calls‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
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Day by Day Overview

The safari begins in Zambia’s Lusaka International Airport, where you will be transferred on a fully air-conditioned midi bus to South Luangwa Park. Here we stay for two nights and three days. On arrival, depending on the time, you will freshen up and have a siesta before you can embark on an afternoon game drive in the park. If your flight arrives later, your adventure will begin in the morning of the second day on an open safari vehicle followed by another activity in the afternoon. The woodland savannah of South Luangwa is home to hundreds of species of bird life and the Luangwa River valley is known for its abundant wildlife.

  • On the third day, you head back to Lusaka (500 km) and on to Kafue National Park (49 km)
  • Meal plan – Dinner on arrival; breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second day; breakfast and pack lunch on the third day
  • Accommodation: Camping 

Upon arrival in Kafue National Park, enjoy a siesta before embarking on an afternoon activity. Your guide will drive you in the park in search of wildlife and discuss the behavior of animals. The Kafue is known for its abundant wildlife including buffalo, elephants, lion, leopard, cheetah and antelopes as well as the Kafue River. Head back to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your own pace. The next day you enjoy a morning activity – this is the best time for game viewing as most of the animals are very active at this time and you can see both prey and predators. There will be no activities on the third day as there is a long distance to be travelled to your next destination.

  • Meal Plan – Dinner on arrival; breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second day; breakfast and pack lunch on the third day

The Lower Zambezi National Park is downstream from the renowned Victoria Falls that was identified by the missionary and explorer David Livingstone who named it after the queen of England, Queen Victoria. The Lower Zambezi National Park is nestled along one of Southern Africa largest rivers, the Zambezi. After a journey of 179 km, you reach the Lower Zambezi National Park. Here accommodation will be in a 2-star hotel with warm and welcoming staff. Activities offered in the Lower Zambezi include a boat cruise along Zambezi River where there are plenty of hippos and crocodiles and morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles. In this area, you will spend two nights, leaving on the third day.

  • Meal Plan – dinner on arrival; breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second day; breakfast and pack lunch on the third day

The Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi Oa Tunya, is a magnificent sight. Due to tectonic faulting a gorge was created and a massive waterfall was formed where thousands of litres water flow over the edge. Many visitors come to the town of Victoria Falls for relaxation and adventurous activities. Activities offered here range from visiting the Falls and helicopter flights to bunjee jumping and walking with lions. Accommodation will be provided in a 3-star hotel where mouthwatering cuisine will be served by the chefs who prepare international cuisine as well as local cuisine. You spend one night here and can choose which activities you want to do.

  • Meal Plan – Dinner on arrival; breakfast and lunch the next day

Our next journey sees us cross the border to Botswana’s renowned Chobe National Park. The border is where four countries meet; Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Chobe National Park is located in the northern part of Botswana and is a haven for one of the largest elephant populations concentrated in one area – more than 40,000 elephants have been recorded here – where they are often seen drinking at the Chobe River.

Here you stay in a hotel nestled along the banks of the Chobe River, which acts as an international boundary with Namibia. Upon arrival, you will have lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. The next day consists of a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise. Enjoy a final morning game drive on the day of departure. An optional visit to the to the snake park is also available.

  • Meal Plan – Lunch and dinner on arrival; breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second day; breakfast and pack lunch on the third day

On this leg of the journey, you travel 600 km to the gateway of the Okavango Delta. You will have packed lunch with you en-route to the dusty town of Maun. You overnight in Maun and have a chance to take a scenic flight above the Okavango Delta. This will give you an eagle eye view of the world’s largest inland delta. On the morning of the 11th day, you drive into the Okavango Delta and meet our professional polers waiting for you at the mokoro station. A mokoro (dug out canoe) was traditionally used to travel the delta in search of food, fishing and hunting. Accommodation is in a tent on one of the islands that dot the Okavango Delta.

Game activities include walking on the islands and mokoro cruises. The Okavango Delta is home to thousands of bird species as well as mammals that have adapted to this African wetland. On day 12, you return to Maun for your onward journey.

  • Meal plan – Dinner on arrival; breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second day; breakfast on the third day
  • Activities – Walking safari, mokoro excursions
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