Livingstone and Botswana in Depth

Livingstone to Maun

       

Livingstone and Botswana in Depth

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 3,890 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Livingstone

Safari Ends: Maun Number of Days: 8
Countries visited: Zambia, Botswana
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFL32

Safari Price Includes:

Meals
7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Local English Speaking Guides
All Activities
Sightseeing
Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary
All Tolls & Taxes
Domestic Flights Kasane to Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta to Maun and Return Maun to Nxai Pan

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions and meals/ drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
Visas
Pre- and post-tour accommodation.

Livingstone Botswana Safari

See the mighty Victoria Falls and step back in time as you stand in David Livingstone's footsteps, gazing in awe at Devil's Cataract. Enjoy Chobe with its large elephant herds and good opportunities to spot buffalo, lion and many species of plain's game. Look out for more wildlife as you fly over the watery wilderness of the Okavango Delta. Finally experience the stark, white landscape of the lunar-like Nxai Pans.

The tour ends in Maun, with good air connections to Johannesburg and the rest of Africa.

Livingstone and Botswana in Depth Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone    

You will be met on arrival at Livingstone airport and transferred to the meeting point for check in.
The pre departure meeting will be held at 3pm in the reception area. This will allow you to meet the local guide, and fellow travellers. Following the meeting, you will be transferred to the sunset cruise along the Zambezi. If lucky, you should be able to see an array of bird life, hippos, elephants, monitor lizards and perhaps even a rhino.
No meals included


Day 2: Chobe Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will be taken to Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. There will be free time to explore the many walkways and to see Victoria Falls from several different angles. This is also a very good opportunity to visit the craft markets at the entrance to the national park. The variety of goods available here tends to be the greatest seen anywhere on the tour.
After lunch you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to Kasane in Botswana. This drive is 80km and takes around 2 hours including border formalities. Accommodation is at a delightful lodge set on the Chobe River. After freshening up, enjoy dinner overlooking the river and perhaps spot some wildlife.


Day 3: Chobe Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning there will be a very early game drive into Chobe National Park. Chobe is renowned for its large populations of elephants and these can usually be seen in the early morning as they drink from the river. Also in this area of the park are healthy numbers of lions, many buffalo, giraffe and many plains game. This is also the best opportunity to catch a glimpse of an elusive leopard or to see some of Botswana's rarer and less well known antelope - the Puku, Sitatunga and Red Lechwe.
Relax around the pool during the heat of the day or find a shady spot along the river bank to sit back and watch the world go by. After lunch, as the temperature drops, there will be a riverboat trip along the Chobe river which will offer more great opportunities for getting close to the wildlife.


Day 4: Okavango Delta Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our destination today is the watery wilderness of the Okavango Delta. A flight from Kasane Airport on the edge of Chobe National Park will take you deep into the Okavango Delta. This flight will give an excellent overall impression of the layout and extent of the world's largest inland delta. Depending on the time of year that you visit, the delta may be green and lush, with the flood in full force or it may be drier and more savannah like. Please note that for the benefit of wildlife transfer planes are not allowed to fly too close to the ground, therefore whilst wildlife will be visible from the air it will probably not be close enough to photograph.
On arrival at Ntswi airstrip you will be met and transferred to your tented camp. The sights and sounds of the bush will surround you and this is the ideal place to really experience the best that nature has to offer.
Depending on exact arrival time there will be either an afternoon game walk and/or guided mokoro trip.


Day 5: Okavango Delta Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A full day to enjoy the delta. During your stay there will be bush walks and trips in mokoro canoes. All activities are accompanied by a professional guide who will provide information on the plants, animals, bird life and geography that you encounter. The middle part of the day is a good time to spend resting in the shade or relaxing on the viewing deck. The camp has a reference library to provide more information on the wildlife and geography of the region.


Day 6: Nxai Pan Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a final breakfast in camp you will be transferred to the air strip for your return flight to Maun and then on to Nxai Pan. The exact time of the flight will be dependent on plane scheduling and will be confirmed to you on the day.


Day 7: Nxai Pans. Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we explore the stark Nxai Pans area. A remote area only accessible by flight or 4WD, this is a relatively unknown national park but home to a substantial population of springbok as well as giraffe, wildebeest, lions, spotted hyena, gemsbok, eland and many other smaller mammal species. Occasional sightings of the rare brown hyena have also been made here. This park is unusual in that it really comes into its own during the rainy season as herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant make their way to the pan to drop their young. Birdlife is also spectacular. Historically it was an important watering point on many pioneer and bushman trails and is also where artist Thomas Baines painted his infamous clump of Baobab trees in 1861.


Day 8: Maun    

Today after breakfast we take another charter flight back to Maun. The tour ends on arrival.
Please note that no accommodation is included in Maun today.



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Livingstone and Botswana in Depth Departure Dates

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