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Zimbabwe Holidays Victoria Falls Safari Tours Hwange Matobo Mana Pools

Botswana Walking Safari Holiday, Okavango + Canoeing Zambezi

Victoria Falls (canoeing) + Botswana Walking Safari
ZRG10V
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Botswana Walking Safari Holiday Okavango Canoeing Zambezi River

This adventurous Botswana walking safari holiday combines game viewing on foot in the Okavango Delta, with land and river-based game viewing in Chobe National Park and two nights canoeing down the Zambezi River. Also visit the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. All game activities, light aircraft flights, park fees & transfers included.

Botswana Walking Safari Holiday Okavango Canoeing Zambezi River
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Botswana Walking Safari Holiday
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Victoria Falls
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Canoeing, Zambezi River
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Chobe Game Reserve
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Game Drives
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Boat Rides
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Elephants & Buffalo
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Safari Holiday Okavango
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Mekoro Canoes
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Flood Plains
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Botswana Walking Safari Holiday
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Victoria Falls
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Canoeing, Zambezi River
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Chobe Game Reserve
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Game Drives
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Boat Rides
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Elephants & Buffalo
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Safari Holiday Okavango
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Mekoro Canoes
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Flood Plains
Day 1
You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel near the mighty Zambezi River.
 
Located in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), where the borders of five African countries converge, the sheer scale of this vast international conservation project is difficult to comprehend. It encompasses a bewildering range of experiences, ranging from the mighty Victoria Falls to the lifeforce of the region, the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
 
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest from February to June following the summer rains, but they are a magnificent sight at any time of year.
Day 2
Today we recommend exploring on foot the mighty Victoria Falls and its rainforest.
 
Afterwards you may wish to visit Elephants Walk, a small crafts complex across the road from The Kingdom hotel, where you can see talented local artists and sculptors at work and support them by buying one of their items. Alternatively you can participate in various optional activities, such as a helicopter flight over the falls or an elephant interaction.
 
In the late afternoon enjoy an included cruise on the Zambezi River where you may see hippos, crocodiles and abundant birdlife.
 
Note: We suggest you take your own raincoat for walking in the rainforest, as those on hire are well used.
Day 3
This morning is free to relax at your hotel or explore the small town of Victoria Falls.
 
In the afternoon (16.00) you will be collected from your hotel and transferred on a 1.5-hour game drive through Zambezi National Park to your rustic mobile bush camp situated on the banks of the Zambezi River about 16 miles (25 km) upstream from Victoria Falls.
 
After drinks on the river bank, relax under the brilliant stars of the southern sky and enjoy a delicious dinner cooked over a roaring campfire.
 
Note: Your walk-in tent will be erected for you and camp beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets supplied. You will also have a camping water basin (filled with hot water in the morning), paraffin lantern and hand towels. There is a portable toilet and hot water shower in camp. Limited beer, soft drinks and bottled water will be supplied, but if you have specific drink preferences you need to bring your own. From April to August (the winter months) the evenings and early mornings will be very cold, so warm clothing is essential. As space is limited, one soft bag per person is recommended.
Day 4
After breakfast cooked over an open fire and a safety briefing (where you will be required to sign an indemnity form), enjoy the 1-hour game drive upstream to our launch point.
 
We then set out in our canoes and spend the day paddling 11 miles (18 km) downstream through gentle grade one and two rapids on the Upper Zambezi - exploring various channels, birding and game viewing along the way. We stop for a picnic lunch at midday, before continuing down the river.
 
In the afternoon arrive we back at camp and relax on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Day 5
After breakfast cooked over the campfire we set out for another exciting day, as we canoe a further 10 miles (16 km) down the Zambezi River.
 
The scenery, channels and rapids are very different today and include the exciting Kandahar Rapids.
 
In the afternoon we come ashore and transfer the short distance to Victoria Falls, where you will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of your canoe safari.
Day 6
This morning take a shared 2-hour transfer to the Botswana border at Kasane. After completing immigration formalities, connect with your onward transfer to your game lodge situated near the Chobe River.
 
Chobe National Park is Botswana’s premier wildlife reserve and is uniquely situated at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, where four African countries meet – Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Chobe River is the life-giving force of this region and provides a border between Botswana on the southern banks and Namibia on the northern banks. The river has extensive grassy floodplains on either side, which disappear under the annual floodwaters, making boats the best way of getting around.
 
After checking in to your lodge, enjoy a boat ride on the Chobe River, which is home to some of Botswana’s most spectacular wildlife, as well as abundant bird life. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately in this vast game sanctuary and hopefully you will see elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, antelope and other river-based wildlife today. Afterwards dine in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide.
Day 7
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day and enjoy a thrilling open-top game viewing drive with a lodge ranger.
  
Chobe National Park is home to vast herds of buffalo and elephant, as well as numerous other species which roam in profusion and diversity. During the dry season, vast elephant herds migrate from both south and north to congregate in their thousands along the Chobe River – the largest concentration of elephants in the whole of Africa. This migration of wildlife is possibly due to the creation of protected wildlife corridors, which allow the elephants to travel between the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Park (KAZA) countries safely. Also hope to see lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting animals before returning to your lodge.
 
Bird life along the river is also plentiful and you can hope to see a Fish eagle, Tawny eagle, African openbill stork, Marabou stork, Sacred ibis, Pied kingfisher, Cattle egret, Great egret, Spur-winged goose and much more, including Botswana's national bird - the glorious Lilac-breasted roller.
 
In the afternoon, enjoy another game-viewing boat ride on the Chobe River.
Day 8
This morning transfer to Kasane Airport for your light aircraft flight to your walking camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
 
Settle into camp in this pristine water wilderness, before participating in an introductory bush walk. Afterwards enjoy a hearty dinner around the campfire.
Days 9 To 10
The seasonal Okavango Delta is flooded annually by the Okavango River, which flows inland from Angola into the dry sands of the vast Kalahari – never finding the sea, but instead forming a huge inland delta whose waters are absorbed by the desert.
 
Comprising 6,000 square miles of crystal clear channels, serene lagoons and a myriad of islands, the Okavango Delta forms a natural oasis that sustains a vast variety of wildlife and birds of all descriptions. The waters are at their height from July to October, forming an amazing wetlands ecosystem that is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
  
Activities at your camp centre on early morning walking safaris along the delta waterways, accompanied by an armed ranger, to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness - including buffalo, hippo and elephants. You will also be able to experience the rich birdlife of the delta, which is a renowned birding hotspot. In the afternoon explore the delta by mokoro canoe, a tranquil way of admiring the birds and plant life of these watery channels. There is also the opportunity to try your hand at some fishing.
  
In the evening exchange stories around a blazing campfire, under balmy African skies.
 
Walking safaris require an average level of fitness and minimum age of 16 years. Wear good walking boots and neutral clothing (avoid black, white and bright colours). Pack a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, insect repellant, torch, binoculars, camera with extra batteries, rain jacket and warm sweater.
Day 11
After a final game drive, transfer to the landing strip for your light aircraft flight to Maun Airport and your flight home.