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Essential Botswana

Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

From £4500 per person in low season
From £6800 per person in high season

based on 6 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Shared transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • All inclusive

per person sharing inclusive of internal flights, accommodation on a fully inclusive basis in Botswana and bed and breakfast at Victoria Falls, safari activities and all transfers as described

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At a Glance

  • Explore two incredible parts of the Delta before heading up to Victoria Falls - a great itinerary for those who are short on time.

  • Make the most of the water activities and head out on a mokoro or on a boat cruise for a more relaxed game viewing experience.

  • Victoria Falls is perfect for the thrill-seekers; bungee jump off a bridge, zipline over a ravine, or white water raft down the rapids of the Zambezi.

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 Celsius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

 

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Enjoy this week-long itinerary as you explore the wonders of the Delta to enjoy game activities galore. Head out on game drives to find some incredible wildlife, explore the waterways by boat or morkoro and even head out on foot to get up close and personal with the bush. End your trip at Victoria Falls to enjoy the force of the Falls and the tranquil beauty of the Zambezi River.

  1. Fly to Maun

  2. Days 1-3: Shinde Concession

    Start your exciting holiday as you take a light aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta from Maun. Enjoy some incredible scenery as you glide over the lush green waterways of the Delta. Your first two nights will be spent in the northern reaches of the Delta which you will find teeming with birdlife and animals. Spend your days here out on early morning game drives and afternoon activities such as bush walks, fishing and even night drives. With a myriad of waterways, this area is also a great place to explore by boat and mokoro where you could find hippos and see animals from a completely different viewpoint.

    Accommodation: Shinde (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-5: Nxabega Concession

    Today your Botswana adventure continues as you take a light aircraft back over the Delta to stay for two nights on a private concession which is rich in wildlife. The Delta habitat offers the perfect place to experience the diversity of species, from plant and bush to lion and elephant. Annual floods transform the area into a beautiful water-filled paradise making it another excellent place to explore by boat and mokoro. Day and night game drives and bush walks are also available, but we think you should spend one of your nights here on an exclusive sleep out under the stars.

    Accommodation: Kanana Camp (2 nights)

  4. Days 5-7: Victoria Falls - the Zambia side

    Your last two nights on this essential itinerary will be spent in Zambia at Victoria Falls. A light aircraft will take you up to Kasane Airport in Botswana where you will be met and transferred over the border into Zambia and onto your river front accommodation. We recommend a river front stay away from town as it offers more privacy and some beautiful views. During your stay here, you could visit the mighty Victoria Falls, head out on a sunset boat cruise, try your hand at some fishing. Alternatively, head into town for some dare-devil experiences like a bungee jump and gorge swing, or even white-water rafting on the Zambezi.

    Accommodation: Waterberry Zambezi Lodge (2 nights)

  5. Fly home from Livingstone Airport

Experiences

  • Game drives in the Okavango

    One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.

Location

Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday.

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