The Okavango Delta, Chobe's Elephant Kingdom, and Victoria Falls

Botswana and Victoria Falls Private Journey

Zimbabwe, Botswana

8 Days

From $8,495

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The largest inland delta system in the world, the Okavango lies between shallow fault lines at the end of Africa&apos;s Great Rift Valley, which cuts through the length of Africa, and its 8,000 square miles are filled with water channels, lagoons, swamps, and islands. What makes this area most remarkable is that it is a wetland paradise located deep within the Kalahari Desert. Deserts are low on annual rainfall and the Kalahari is no exception. But each year, floodwaters flow from their source&mdash;catchment areas in the moist central Africa highlands over 500 miles away&mdash;into the Delta to create the miracle that is the Okavango. Apart from the outstanding beauty of the wetland habitat, this unique area supports and sustains a huge diversity of fauna and flora so that gameviewing is excellent throughout the year. In the heart of the Okavango is the Moremi Game Reserve, where all of the major habitats of the Okavango are conserved. 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Wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta is good all year, with elephants congregating along the lagoons and waterways and impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, zebra, giraffe, sable, and buffalo found on the game-rich floodplains, along with their predators&mdash;lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena.","Breakfast":0,"Lunch":1,"Dinner":1,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":2,"DayTo":3,"Headline":"Okavango Delta Safari","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"On a typical day, enjoy morning nature walks, mokoro rides (water levels permitting), and game drives by 4WD vehicle, returning to camp for a delicious lunch served on an elegantly set dining table. In the afternoon, head out again for more gameviewing, and perhaps enjoy a night drive after dinner. 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The multitude of choices includes the popular 15-minute helicopter ride over the falls, guided walk along the falls, a day of exciting whitewater action on the Zambezi (extra day needed for this option), and for the fearless&mdash;bungee jumping from the 300-foot-high Victoria Falls Bridge, with the falls as a backdrop. In the afternoon, transfer to the Victoria Falls airport (or Livingstone airport if you are staying at the Royal Livingstone Hotel) for the afternoon flight departing for Johannesburg, where you connect with homeward-bound flights. 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    Overview

    On this Private Journey, head to the renowned safari paradise of Botswana to explore its preeminent habitats, from the game-rich floodplains of the Okavango Delta to the wildlife paradise of Chobe National Park, one of Africa's legendary game reserves. Enjoy world-class wildlife viewing, including game tracking by open vehicle, safaris by riverboat and mokoro (dugout canoe), and exciting game walks. Small, intimate safari camps right in the heart of game country are your delightful accommodations. This journey also includes the world-famous natural wonder of Victoria Falls, and optional extensions to beautiful Cape Town and Johannesburg.

    Arrive: Maun, Botswana

    Depart: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, or Livingstone, Zambia

    Highlights

    • Phenomenal gameviewing in fabled Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta
    • Enjoy intimate safari camps, nature walks, mokoro excursions, and thrilling 4WD game drives
    • Witness the wonder of Victoria Falls, “The Smoke that Thunders”

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    Note: The exclusive game lodges we use for this program are often booked up well in advance. We urge you to make your reservation as early as possible to guarantee availability on your preferred dates.
    One of the major wilderness sanctuaries of Africa, the Okavango is the largest inland delta system in the world. Waters from the central African highlands seasonally flood its vast landscapes, home to an amazing variety of wildlife including sitatunga, red lechwe antelope, and an abundance of birds, including the rare Pel's fishing owl. With your expert naturalist guides, enjoy amazing gameviewing as you explore the pristine waterways by mokoro (dugout canoe), and roam the islands on foot and by 4WD vehicle on both day and night drives. At our intimate tented camps, enjoy highly personalized service, superb cuisine, and spectacular locations. Amenities include large walk-in tented rooms on raised platforms with en suite facilities, thatched dining areas, and easy access to wildlife in the heart of the African wilderness.
    Fabled Chobe National Park and the Linyanti Game Reserve, an exclusive private reserve on Chobe's western edge, are the places to see spectacular concentrations of elephants (estimates range up to 120,000 individuals!) as they congregate along the waterways to bathe and drink. Among the treasured habitats of Chobe and Linyanti are the broad Chobe River and the famous Savuti Channel, also known for its predators, particularly its resident lions, spotted hyenas, and African wild dogs. From delightful tented camps (or lodges), set out with your guide for up-close wildlife viewing in a dramatic environment. In addition to enormous herds of elephant, game here includes kudu, with their beautiful spiraled horns, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, impala, and often roan and sable antelope, while the marshes hold hippo pools, crocs, and an incredible array of birdlife.
    The huge Zambezi River stretches a mile wide when it creates thundering Victoria Falls. From the Victoria Falls Hotel (Zimbabwe) or the Royal Livingstone Hotel (Zambia), enjoy options of a sunset cruise, scenic overflight, bungee jumping, canoeing a peaceful stretch of the Zambezi, or thrilling whitewater rafting. Depart on Day 8.

    Dates & Pricing

    Test Verbiage January to December. For our Private Journeys, you choose your own group and your preferred dates. Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!

    Payment & Cancel Schedule

    At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost
    90 days prior to departure: Balance

    *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

    Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

    Minimum fee: 25% of trip cost
    90 days or less: 100% of trip cost

    *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

    Included
    • Services of safari guides and camp staff
    • Accommodations in hotel and tented camps
    • All meals
    • 4WD safari vehicles
    • All ground transportation and baggage handling from arrival until departure
    • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
    • Park fees
    Not Included
    • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
    • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
    • Optional gratuities to guides or staff
    • Optional travel insurance
    • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
    • Visa fees
    • Any activities and services described as an upgrade or optional

    Accommodations

    Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

    Xugana Island Lodge

    Days 1-3 (3 nights)

    Set on the edge of spectacular Xugana Lagoon in the Okavango Delta, Xugana Island Lodge brings you excursions by mokoro canoe and motorboat on the Delta's crystal-clear waters. The lodge accommodates only sixteen guests in large, raised, reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets, with en suite facilities and private viewing decks. A beautiful bar and open-air dining area overlook the lagoon—where the sunsets are out of this world—and there is a small swimming pool. The lodge is also known for its excellent walking trails.

    Chobe Game Lodge

    Days 4-6 (3 nights)

    Chobe Game Lodge, the only permanent accommodation right inside the national park, offers very easy access to the renowned savannas of Chobe. The lodge has a prime location on the banks the Chobe River, with a great viewing deck and a terrace restaurant fronting the riverside, which teems with elephants, impalas, baboons, and wildebeest. River gameviewing cruises are one of the delights here.

    Ilala Lodge

    Day 7 (1 night)

    The family-operated Ilala Lodge is a relaxing hotel with an ideal location just minutes from spectacular Victoria Falls. Perfectly manicured gardens and thatched roofs set the scene as you are welcomed into the open-air lobby. Guest rooms have nice beds and all rooms have access to the central garden area. There is a pool if you wish to take a refreshing dip, or you can unwind on your patio. The award-winning Palm Restaurant is also located at the hotel, which offers views of the falls. Keep an eye out for local wildlife—warthogs and impala are known to graze on the hotel's lawn.
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    What the Trip is Like

    This trip is rated Level 2, Easy to Moderate, according to our trip rating system. It is a luxury camping and lodge safari with game viewing by 4WD vehicle. It can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good health. On safari, there are long driving days over rugged dirt tracks.
    Review Trip Level Details

    May through October is the dry season, with mild days and cold nights. Because of the minimal rainfall during this season, the bush turns golden brown, and animals concentrate around waterholes and rivers. The Okavango Delta's water level starts to rise during these months. October is also dry but daytime temperatures are in the mid to high 90s. The grass in many areas is beaten flat, game viewing is easier, and animals are well concentrated around major water sources.

    November to March can be very hot, with most of the rainfall between December and February. This season characteristically has hot sunny days with afternoon thundershowers. This season is excellent for the viewing of newborn mammals, summer flowers, and the migration of rare birds. Predator viewing during this time remains quite good.

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    Client Testimonials

    "This was a perfect trip. We had been planning this adventure for two years and every dream was met and came true!"

    Ann C.

    Silverthorne, CO

    "Everything was perfect!"

    Doc C.

    Silverthorne, CO

    "Our safari trip to Botswana was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for making our trip so special!"

    Ginna L.

    Stanford, CA

    "The arrangements were flawless. The guides were excellent and highly trained."

    Karen M.

    Santa Barbara, CA

    "I was hoping for "the trip of a lifetime" and our adventure exceeded our highest expectations."

    Scott C.

    St. Louis, MO

    Book your trip today

    Our Area Specialists know every detail about our tours. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the journey that’s right for you. Contact us to learn more or book your trip today!

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    Trip Levels

    With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

    Level 1 – Easiest

    Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

    Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

    Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

     

    Level 3 – Moderate

    Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

    Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

    Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

     

    Level 5 – Strenuous

    Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

    Level 6 – Very Strenuous

    Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:34:09 --><p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br \/>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. Refer to the Emergency Contact Information listed in this Final Bulletin.<\/p>","System_Valid_Passport":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-16T10:26:21 --><p><strong>VALID PASSPORT:<\/strong> Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from the last day of your trip, and that you have at least two blank pages for any necessary visa or entry and exit stamps.<\/p>","System_Insurance_Policy":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:36:23 --><p><strong>INSURANCE POLICY:<\/strong> If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan, you should have received an email confirmation of your policy. Please bring a digital or printed copy of this policy with you. If you cannot find your email confirmation, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travclcxinsurancc.com. If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. Please practice social distancing, steer clear of potential COVID-19 exposure, and take an at-home antigen or lab based PCR test before you depart.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"","System_Questions?":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T13:47:31 --><p>Our Area Specialists are you single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about yout trip!<br \/>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-13T09:24:57 --><p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. The Trip Leader for each departure is listed on the &quot;Dates &amp; Prices&quot; tab on our Pilgrim's Way webpage:<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost<br>\r\n90 days prior to departure: Balance<br>\r<br><em>*Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Minimum fee: 25% of trip cost<br>90 days or less: 100% of trip cost<\/p><p><em>*Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>"}}