Wild Botswana and Victoria Falls
Duration: 14 nights
Tour group: 7 photographers
Accommodation: fully serviced mobile camping safari
Vehicle: Open sided, 9 seater 4×4 safari vehicle with camera rests
Cost: Low season: £poa. and high season: £poa. per person
Tour in brief: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Savuti, Khwai & Moremi maun
Photographic highlights: In our opinion this is the only way to see Wild Botswana as a photographer, staying deep in the heart of the National Parks where all the action takes place, lions, leopards, wild dogs etc.
Days 1, 2 and 3 Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia
You arrive this morning at Livingstone airport where you will be me by a driver from your lodge. Your destination is Waterberry Lodge which lies upstream from Victoria Falls north of Livingstone. The Lodge sits right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi and here you can relax in the beautiful grounds, explore the Falls, sail off into the sunset or do a spot of tiger fishing.
o/n Waterberry Lodge, Double Thatched Cottage, Full Board
Days 4 and 5 – Chobe National Park
Today you will be collected from your lodge and transferred to Botswana by road. The driver/guide will do all the necessary immigration paperwork and before you know it you will arrive in Kasane, Botswana where your guide will drive you the short distance to the Chobe River where you will have lunch followed by a boat cruise along the banks of the Chobe National Park. Following this you will enter the park by road and be driven to your exclusive campsite deep within the Bush. Here you will be greeted by the camp staff with drinks around the camp fire and a delicious home cooked meal.
On day two you continue to explore the Chobe River area and the surrounding flood plains and woodlands that are typical to this part of the National Park.
o/n Chobe River, Exclusive Campsite, All inclusive
Days 6, 7 and 8 – Savuti, Chobe National Park
You’ll head further south into Chobe National Park today, and spend the next three days exploring the wilderness in the Savuti Region in the wide open landscapes on your game drives. Savuti is characterised by the Savuti Marsh, the Savuti Channel and the hills. During your morning drives, the guides will alternate between these areas. Savuti has a very healthy population of Leopard who live on the hills and the best time to see them is either first or last light.
o/n Savuti, Exclusive Campsite, All inclusive
Days 9, 10 and 11 – Khwai, Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
Following an early breakfast, the camp will be packed up and you continue onto Khwai. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the Reserve and the community area, you will spend the next three days exploring the floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Exploring after dark with spotlights gives you the opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day.
o/n Khwai Game Resrve, Exclusive Campsite, All inclusive
Days 12 and 13 – Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
Over the next two days you will explore the wilderness area surrounding Xakanaxa where there is a very good chance of seeing one of Moremi’s wild dog packs. On your last afternoon after a game drive in the morning you will have the opportunity to explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat or mokoro cruise
o/n Xakanaxa, Exclusive Campsite, All inclusive
Day 14 – Thalamakana River Lodge, outside Maun
At the end of your mobile safari your guide will drop you off at your lodge just outside Maun on the banks of the Thamalkana River where Kathryn will be waiting to greet you. You will enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the lovely grounds and no doubt enjoy and endless shower and a big bed!
o/n Thalamakana River Lodge, bed and breakfast