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When asked for the top destinations in Africa to see amazing wildlife, Botswana is usually near, or at the top of, any list.

With over 40% of the country reserved for conservation and with dramatic meetings of desert and water, it is a haven for wildlife. Home to almost 70% of the continent’s remaining elephants, it is also a home for iconic animals like lion, leopard, giraffe, hippopotamus, hyena and more. In fact, it’s easier to point out what animals don’t live in Botswana’s reserves and national parks, of which there are very few.

This trip explores a few of Botswana’s most diverse and most incredible landscapes, from the arid south to the flooded north. As you travel you will witness how the water rejuvenates and provides life to all areas, and gives the wildlife opportunities to live, breed and survive all environments. It carves channels through sand, brings green to salt pans and provides dramatic migratory routes for all sorts of species.

And then, finish off your trip with one of the most dramatic waterfalls in the world: ‘Mosi oa Tunya’, the famed Victoria Falls.

Expedition Itinerary

Day 1: Maun, Botswana – Makgadikgadi Pans
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Depart Maun on your light aircraft flight to the Leroo La Tau airstrip and your lodge on the Boteti River.

This afternoon enjoy your first safari activity. The adventure has begun. (D)
Day 2: Makgadikgadi Pans
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Today is a great day to visit the nearby Nxai Pan, home to many unique animal species and the famed Baines Baobabs. Of course, the landscape is also the star attraction here.

Please note that the Nxai Pan excursion is weather dependent. (BLD)
Day 3: Makgadikgadi Pans
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Today you have a range of activities on offer.

Of course, armchair safaris are also an option as you gaze upon the animals coming to drink at the Boteti river below. (BLD)
Day 4: Makgadikgadi Pans – Okavango Delta
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This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight over the Okavango flood plains towards the Okavango main channel, where you will find your lodge.

This stay is in contrast to the previous stop, and sees you take in the watery wonders of this region. (BLD)
Day 5: Okavango Delta
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The river rejuvenates the region, and the region rejuvenates you. Today is a day to paddle, motor or walk your way around.  Also, try your hand at some tiger fishing. Tiger fish are indigenous to the area and, as one of the world’s most dramatic freshwater game fish, it provides thrilling angling for both experienced and novice fishermen. (BLD)
Day 6: Okavango Delta
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One hour from your lodge is one of Botswana’s greatest treasures. The mystical and spiritual Tsodilo Hills rise out of the dry desert landscape, forming the highest point in Botswana. These hills are sacred to the San people of Northern Botswana and are adorned with over 4000 ancient San paintings. A visit to these hills affords one the privilege of being able to see and feel, however briefly, the essence of an ancient culture. (BLD)
Day 7: Okavango Delta – Moremi
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Today you will make your way via light aircraft to Xakanaxa airstrip in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Camp activities in the Okavango Delta include two scheduled safari activities - from morning and afternoon game drives to boat excursions and bird watching.

Moremi Game Reserve, situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta, boasts one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the African continent. Moremi covers nearly a third of the Okavango, the largest inland delta in the world and exceptionally picturesque, its landscapes unforgettable and filled with abundant life. Verdant floodplains, (seasonal or perennially wet), waterways and lagoons cut through lush vegetation. Palm trees reach up from islands, parting the mists of early mornings. Open plains team with game and riverine and mopane forests cast cool shade over the heated earth. (BLD)
Day 8: Moremi
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In this part of the world the pace is slower and life more meaningful. Today you can undertake numerous activities including game drives, bush walks and more, depending on your wishes. (BLD)
Day 9: Moremi
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Another day to enjoy the wonders of the area. (BLD)
Day 10: Moremi – Savuti Region (Chobe National Park)
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Today you will head by light aircraft into the Savuti region of Chobe.

Savuti is sandwiched between the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta and is one of the area’s best known big game areas. Thousands of animals call this region home, and the meaning of the word Savuti (”mystery”) is apt, as you never know what you might see. (BLD)
Day 11: Savuti Region (Chobe National Park)
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What will you see today? (BLD)
Day 12: Savuti Region (Chobe National Park)
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Another day to enjoy the wonders of the area. (BLD)
Day 13: Savuti Region (Chobe National Park) – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Depart for the airstrip after breakfast for your light aircraft flight to Kasane airport.

On arrival you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day 14: Victoria Falls
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Today enjoy a private tour of the Falls - An awe-inspiring experience, nothing prepares you for your first sight of Victoria Falls, known locally as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, or ‘the Smoke that Thunders’. Wander through the rainforest and view the unparalleled vistas, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will give a brief history of the falls, fauna and flora (approximately 2 hours).

Then you have an afternoon at leisure or to enjoy any number of activities on offer.

This evening, enjoy a stunning sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi river. (B)
Day 15: Victoria Falls
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Today you have a day to explore any activities that take your fancy, or simply relax by the river.

This evening you will also enjoy a locally hosted dinner with a local family, a great chance to learn about the local cultures and cuisines. (B)
Day 16: Depart Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Today you will depart Victoria Falls and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
The above itinerary is subject to availability.

Exploration Costs

Jan-Mar24: From AUD$13,655 per person
Apr-May24: From AUD$17,450 per person
Jun-Oct24: From AUD$21,420 per person
Nov24: From AUD$17,450 per person
Dec24: From AUD$13,655 per person

Prices are a guideline based on 2 adults sharing and subject to change.

What is Included?

Botswana inclusions
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  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • Local brand drinks
  • Safari activities include morning and afternoon game drives, a cultural excursion and a Boteti River boat cruise (water level dependent) and a complimentary Nxai Pan Day Trip. A complimentary Makgadikgadi Pans Sleep Out is available between 15 July to 31 Oct (weather dependent and subject to availability. Fishing excursions, boating safaris and guided island walks and a complimentary Tsodilo Hills Cultural Tour, guided nature walks (seasonal and subject to availability of a walking guide), boating (seasonal), catch & release fishing (seasonal), birding, Star Bed experience
  • Light aircraft flights included between Maun / Leroo La Tau / Nxamaseri Island / Camp Xakanaxa / Savuti / Kasane and taxes
  • All transfers between airport, hotels and game lodges
  • Private transfer from Kasane, Botswana to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • National Park fees in Botswana
  • Laundry
Zimbabwe inclusions
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  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • Airport transfer
  • Twice daily shuttle (morning and afternoon) into Victoria Falls town from hotel
  • Private tour of Victoria Falls, including Rainforest Entry Fee and transfers from/to hotel
  • Scheduled sunset cruise in Victoria Falls, includes finger snacks, local drinks, river usage fee and transfers from/to hotel
  • Scheduled Home Hosted Dinner experience
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  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Any meals not included in the above itinerary
  • All beverages, unless specified
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary
  • Laundry, unless specified
  • Comprehensive travel insurance (required)
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees
Starting from AUD$13,655 per person*

*Based on two adults sharing.
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