We meet at Maun International airport and are transferred to our campsite. On arrival we have time to relax by the pool or enjoy optional activities such as horse riding or a flight over the Okavango Delta.
Today we travel by 4WD to the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. We meet our polers from the local Bayei tribe with their mokoros. The mokroro, a type of dugout canoe, has been the choice of transport for the local tribes for centuries. The local Bayei tribe are fascinating people, coming from various small villages in the region. We spend the next few hours gliding along the tranquil waterways of the delta. In the afternoon our knowledgeable polers take us on an interesting short game walk in the pristine wilderness. The Bayei tribe accompany us throughout our stay in the Delta. Please pack clothes for one day in your small pack for the Mokoro excursion.
This morning we wake up before sunrise and set off on another game walk. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the bush and gain some insight into the lives of these once nomadic river people. We return to camp for a well-earned brunch before repacking the mokoros and returning to civilisation in Maun. We take a 4WD to Maun and have time to relax there in the late afternoon.
Today we travel to Moremi. We enter the Moremi game reserve at Southgate and game drive through this vast wilderness to our camp. Moremi is often described as one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa. Boasting dense concentrations of game at any time of the year, Moremi supports a wide range of habitats from woodlands, floodplains, reed beds, permanent wetlands, mopane and acacia forests to dry savannahs and secluded lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known.
We have plenty of time today to explore the reserve by vehicle. We normally set out for an early morning game drive before returning to camp for a big brunch and then setting out for the afternoon drive and returning at sunset.
After breaking down camp we game drive out of Moremi Game Reserve through the Northgate. Here we have a brief stop at the village and a chance to restock cold drinks. We then drive over the great sand ridge before entering Chobe National Park. We drive past the now dry Savuti Marsh and famous elephant watering hole and then to our camp.
We have another full day for game drives through the reserve, which typically consists of morning and afternoon game drives. We normally drive out onto the Savuti marsh visiting all the waterholes with a very good chance of seeing elephant and some of the predators that live in this region.
Depart Savuti in the morning (after breaking down our camp) and drive through the Chobe Forest Reserve and over the great sand ridge, a 4x4 experience to remember! We re-enter the Chobe National Park at Ngoma gate and transfer through the park to Kasane. We reach the town of Kasane after lunch and have time to relax by the pool in the afternoon.
This morning we rise early for our final game drive in Chobe National Park, with its population of up to 65,000 elephants! We travel in our 4WD along the Chobe River and have a very good chance of seeing the elephant herds that come down to the river to drink. In the evening we take a sunset cruise on the river - a truly special experience as at sunset wildlife tends to be plentiful along the river.
We head to Zambia, taking the Kazangula ferry to cross the border. Once in Livingstone we set up camp and then head to the famous Victoria Falls. The locals know it as Mosi-ao-Tunya (Smoke that Thunders); water plunges 100 metres into the Batoka gorge below.
We have a full free day to enjoy some of the many optional activities that are on offer, white water rafting, elephant back safaris or sightseeing flights over the falls just to mention a few.