Zambezi River, Chobe & Delta

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  • Walking
  • Game Viewing
  • Water Based Activities
  • Game Drives
  • Grow Africa

This journey explores some of Botswana’s most magnificent game reserves. Experience the thundering sounds of the Victoria Falls, untamed wildlife of the Chobe River, the world-famous  Okavango Delta and the wildlife-rich Greater Moremi and Khwai area.

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A Jenman Select safari featuring Victoria Falls, Chobe & the Okavango Delta. Starting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and ending in Maun, Botswana – 8 Days


Tour Highlights:

Chobe National Park  – Renowned for its impressive, shifting migratory population of more than 50,000 elephants, Chobe National Park is situated in the far north-east of Botswana, bordered to the north by the mighty Chobe River. As the second-largest national park in Botswana, and it has four distinct eco-systems: Serondela in the extreme northeast with fertile plains and thick forests; the Savuti Channel in the west; the Linyanti Swamps in the northwest; and the arid hinterland in between. This diversity of habitats provides a sanctuary to an astonishing array of African wildlife. In addition to spotting Chobe’s great pachyderm herds, you are likely to spot lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, impala, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, wildebeest giraffe, and warthog. The park is also famous for its wonderful riverboat safaris, making Chobe an essential destination for any avid safari enthusiast.

Kazuma Forest Reserve – Situated in the Chobe region of Botswana, the pristine Kazuma Forest Reserve offers visitors an authentic African wilderness experience. This impressive landscape stretches over thousands of hectares and features expansive grassland, natural pans, and Mopane tree forests. It is home to abundant wildlife and provides an ideal habitat for wildebeest, buffalo, antelope, sable, giraffe, zebra, lion, and leopard. Numerous herds of elephants also frequent this reserve as it is idyllically positioned in an elephant corridor. The nearby Kazuma Pans attract many birds making it a bird-watching paradise boasting over 380 different species. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including guided walks, fishing trips, and sunrise or sunset game drives.

Okavango Delta – When you take your Vic Falls, Chobe & Delta safari through the Okavango Delta, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural environment that supports large herds of Elephant, Antelope and Buffalo, as well as Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Wildebeest, Rhinoceros, Zebra, Baboon and countless others.

Khwai Area – The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.

Greater Moremi Game Reserve – Situated in the east of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than 4871 square kilometers of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and dense forest. This diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, lion, cheetah, and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on Botswana’s national bird list. A range of luxury lodges in the reserve offers visitors the perfect base to experience this corner of paradise.

Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” and it is a truly spectacular sight to see. Victoria Falls borders Zambia and Zimbabwe and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge.

 

 

Accommodation

Day 1 & 2: Ilala Lodge or similar
Day 3 & 4: Camp Kuzuma
Day 5 – 8: Mogotlho Lodge

Included / Excluded

Included:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 5 x lunch
  • 5 x dinner

Excluded:

  • Flights: International & domestic
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, telephone calls, curios etc.
  • Travel insurance

Travel Information

DEPARTURE:

The Zambezi River, Chobe & Delta Package departs from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only. 

TRANSPORT:

You will be picked up at Victoria Falls Airport for transfers between Kasane and Chobe (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. Some game drives may be conducted in open-sided safari vehicles

Please reconfirm flight details at the time of booking.

Airport transfers are usually conducted in sedan vehicles or minibuses. The game drives take place in open 4×4 vehicles.

MEALS:

Meals included in your safari will be taken in the restaurants at the various accommodation establishments.  Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

VISAS:

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit the countries stated on the itinerary. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance. 

MAKING YOUR TRAVELS MEANINGFUL:

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference:  With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. 

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