A small-group lodge safari, from Windhoek through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, ending in Victoria Falls – 15 Days
Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” and it is a truly spectacular site to see. Victoria Falls borders on 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.
Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is well known for the beautiful Savuti region, a definite highlight on our safari in Botswana. On our Chobe National Park safari, you will experience one of many natural phenomena, such as witnessing one of the largest elephant herds in the world, or possibly the annual zebra migration.
Hwange National Park – Situated on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife and over 100 species of birds. Hwange carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. The big five can all be found in Hwange, as well as many other predators.
Lake Kariba – Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam. The dam wall was built across the Kariba Gorge to harness the river’s flow to generate hydroelectric power. This endeavour displaced about 57,000 local tribes-people, and over 5000 wild animals.
Matobo National Park – Part of the Matobo National Park is set aside as a game park, which has been stocked with game including black and white rhinoceros. This covers some 100 km² of beautiful scenery including some amazing balancing rocks and impressive views along the Mpopoma river valley.
Nata Bird Sanctuary – The Nata Bird Sanctuary is home to many species of African mammal wildlife and birdlife; in fact, most of the animals in this protected area are African birds – reinforcing the name of ‘Nata Bird Sanctuary’. Coming to the Nata Bird Sanctuary on Botswana Safari will bring you to the homing grounds for so many birds, including: Flamingos, Pelicans, Ducks, Geese, Ostriches, Kingfisher Eagles, Spoon Bills and more.
Makgadikgadi Pans – The Makgadikgadi Pans are a less frequented holiday safari destination in Botswana and make for a hauntingly beautiful vacation, particularly during the rainy season (January – April). Though for those that know of this area, it has become a special Botswana Safari ‘must-see’. As the rain arrives, herds of zebra, wildebeest and other antelope make their way northwards to the Nxai Pan and are followed closely by the migration of predators, such as lion, cheetah and hyena.
Moremi National Park & Khwai – The Khwai River is situated on the Northern side of Botswana, near a village called the Khwai Village. This village started as a small San settlement and has developed and expanded over the past few years, proving to be an interesting cultural enclave in its own right. It is also the place where non-hunting Botswana safaris originated.
Okavango Delta – It supports a vast array of animal and plant life that would have otherwise been a dry Kalahari savanna. The Okavango Delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to hundreds of species of animals and birds. Conservationists have taken a great interest in the preservation of the Botswana Delta, as it is such an exceptional area of Africa.