12 days / 11 nights
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.
This adventure begins at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe and ends at Maun Airport in Botswana.
DAY 1 - 2: VICTORIA FALLS
A member of the &Beyond team will welcome you at Victoria Falls Airport and take you to your lodge.
Victoria Falls is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Declared a World Heritage Site, the Falls are the stuff of legends, romance and myth. Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer, Dr David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the Falls in 1855, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Livingstone named them for his queen. Today, the village rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa, home to a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.
Spend two nights at Ilala Lodge. Your stay includes
Day 3 - 4: Chobe National Park
You will be driven across the border to Kasane and onwards to a secluded campsite near the Chobe River.
One of the top wilderness reserves in the world, the Chobe National Park is home to a massive population of elephant. Herds of buffalo
and elephant drink at the river's edge, with their
numbers swelling into thousands in the dry season. Two
region specific antelope, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck, can only be seen here.
Indulge in the sounds of Africa for two nights in a spacious ensuite tent at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas.
Day 5 - 6: Moremi / Savute Game Reserves
You will be driven to Kasane Airport, where you will hop on board a light aircraft for a flight to Khwai Airstrip if you are en route to Moremi or Savute Airstrip if your destination of choice is Savute. From there you will be assisted to your choice of accommodation.
The only proclaimed wildlife reserve in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve contains about a quarter of the Okavango's breathtaking waterways, islands and lagoons and is widely regarded as one of Botswana's most beautiful reserves.
Some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa are found in the Savute area. Situated in the famous Chobe National Park, Savute is best known for its channel, which mysteriously fills up and dries up periodically, seemingly unrelated to the rainfall.
Enjoy another two nights at your choice of the following:
- In a
spacious tent with ensuite bathroom and al fresco bucket shower at &Beyond Moremi Under Canvas.
- In a spacious and comfortable tent in the carefully positioned, exclusive semi-permanent campsite of &Beyond Savute under Canvas
Day 7 - 9: Selinda Reserve
Another short flight will take you to the spectacular Selinda Reserve for your canoe safari.
The Selinda Reserve links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti and
Kwando wetlands and river systems. Abundant wildlife is attracted to
the vast floodplains and grasslands along the river. Predator sightings are
exceptional, including lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.
Traverse the magnificent Selinda Spillway by canoe on the four-day Selinda
Canoe Trail. Sleep on the river banks in a basic tent set up at
the end of a day's canoeing. Tuck into early morning coffee and snacks
before setting out on the water, stopping for brunch on the shady
banks. Explore the
wilderness on short walking safaris throughout your journey.
Day 10 - 11: Okavango Delta
Head deep into the world's only inland delta to round off your trip.
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown
islands, the Okavango Delta lies at the heart of
the Kalahari Desert. Known as 'the river that never finds the sea',
crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands. The elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found
in this watery wilderness. Lion, leopard, cheetah and African wild dog
share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo
inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons.
Relax for your last two nights at your choice of:
- A safari tent on a wooden platform at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
- An African-inspired cottage at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Day 12: Departure
After a delicious breakfast you will be flown to Maun Airport, where your safari with us will end.