Zambia and Botswana family Holiday

Livingstone to Livingstone

       

Zambia and Botswana family Holiday

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 2,100 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Livingstone

Safari Ends: Livingstone Number of Days: 12
Countries visited: Zambia, Botswana
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFFB1

Safari Price Includes:

Breakfast Daily
All Meals Whilst Camping
All Activities and Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary
National Park and Reserve Entrance Fees
Fully Escorted Tour
Tour Leader/Guide and Camp Assistant/Cook
Airport Transfers
Okavango Delta Mokoro Safari

Safari Price Excludes:

Flights
Visas
Pre/post accommodation
Insurance
Tips
Souvenirs
Optional activities
Sleeping bags
All drinks and items of a personal nature.

Zambia and Botswana Safari

Victoria Falls - the smoke that thunders – is the start and end point of our Zambia Botswana Family adventure. Game drives, mokoro safaris, wild wilderness camps and of course activities galore around Victoria Falls makes this a trip of a lifetime.
From Livingstone, it’s a short ferry ride across the mighty Zambezi River to Botswana. From our boat cruise along the Chobe River we spot elephants and hippos. We have a wild bush camp on the Makhadikhadi salt pans, and then travel out to the Okavango Delta, where local guides pole us along the channels of the Delta in our dug out canoes, as we enjoy an interactive wilderness experience. In Moremi Game Reserve, there is the chance of some fantastic game spotting from our open 4WD vehicles. Savuti National Park is famous for its large prides of lion, and many animals come in to drink at the waterholes. Back in Livingstone there is time to explore the Victoria Falls, and try some of the many optional activities.

Zambia and Botswana family Holiday Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone Hotel Dinner

This day will depend on your arrival time in Livingstone. You will be met at the airport and taken to our hotel (Swimming pool facilities, bar and restaurant are available) in Livingstone. From there we can take an afternoon trip to view the spectacular Victoria Falls and take a walk around the local craft markets. We then return to the campsite. If no time for the Falls visit today, this will be done on our return to Livingstone at the end of the trip. Dinner is included tonight after your pre departure meeting at 6pm.


Day 2: Chobe National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we depart for Botswana. After breakfast we leave Livingstone and travel to Kasengula Boarder (approx 1 hour) to the ferry. We then Cross the Zambezi River and undertake Border procedures in Botswana. It is then a short drive to our campsite in Kasane. (The camp has pool, restaurant and bar). We set up our camp and relax before departing at 3pm for the afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. The Cruise is approximately 3 hours and follows the Chobe River as it flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant and hippos in Africa. At the end of the cruise we return to the campground for dinner and to discuss todays adventure.


Day 3:

Makhadikhadi pans

Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Kasane after breakfast and head south for a drive of approximately 350 kms to the shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi. The pans are the size of Switzerland and most of the time, appear as white, endless plains. We head out on the pans for a night of wild camping in this expansive wilderness, and catch a magnificent sunset. (No Facilities)


Day 4: Maun Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After watching the sunrise over the plains, we leave our camp and we head to our campsite in Maun. Maun is a bustling frontier town where we prepare for the Delta, Moremi and Savuti leg of our tour. After setting up camp, we have a relaxing afternoon at the swimming pool and (time permitting) there is the option of a game viewing flight over the Okavango Delta (at own expense). The campsite we generally use has a pool, bar and restaurant.


Day 5: Okavango Delta Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave our campsite and travel into the Okavango Delta where we will be met by our local guides and mokoro polers who will take us into the Okavango Delta in Mokoros (dug-out canoes). We will travel up the pristine channels of the Okavango Delta, being poled along by local guides who will be with us for the duration of the safari. The Mokoros travel up the channels that are created during the dry season when the wild animals walk in herds in a straight line, creating trails that are devoid of vegetation. When these areas flood they fill with water and form channels suitable for the Mokoros. Quite often the channels are still used by wild animals, especially wandering elephant and herds of water loving antelope such as red lechwe. The channels divide the Delta into small islands, on one of which you will set up your camp. The area that we use is in a concession area that is run by a trust of local people. The nice thing about working directly with the trust is that we support the Indigenous people at a 'grass roots' level. We can actually see the benefits of tourism going right back into the community.
We get the opportunity to do scenic walks in the area. With the help of our local guides, who have lived in the delta their entire lives, we learn how the local people have survived off the land in this unique environment for so many hundreds of thousand of years.
There are no facilities tonight.
Although we have a guide & polers with us, parents need to be aware of the environment, keep a close eye on their children, and not allow them to wander off


Day 6: Maun Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Up before the sun, we set out on foot, to explore the area in search of game with our experienced guides. Returning to the campsite we then cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango Delta in the mokoros. We then travel for approx 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours back to Maun and our campsite. The afternoon can be spent taking a guided tour of a commercial crocodile farm (at own expense) or relaxing by the pool.


Day 7:

Moremi Game Reserve.

Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We depart the campsite at 8am and drive for approx 100km through some traditional villages before entering the southgate into what is undoubtedly one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa. Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi forms part of the Okavango delta and consists of seasonal pans and permanent swamps and rivers that attract a multitude of wildlife and birds. Moremi covers an area of 4870 square kilometers and has excellent game viewing. We game drive to the designated camping sites in the Game reserve. Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world. We take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats. We spend our days on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant, hippo, buffalo, and other game.
We stay in a public campsite, toilets and showers are provided but are restricted.


Day 8:

Moremi Game Reserve.

Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 7 for Itinerary


Day 9:

Savuti National Park.

Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we pack up camp and game drive for approximately 6 hours into Savuti National Park. Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression, we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides that Savuti is famous for. The waterholes in the area are also a favourite drinking point for many elephants and the sunsets here are fantastic. We then return again to our camp for our last evening in the African Bush and have another evening telling tales of the day around the campfire.
We stay in a public campsite and again toilets and showers are provided but are restricted.


Day 10: Livingstone Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We game drive out of Savuti National Park and head towards the border and cross the Kasangula ferry back into Zambia. It is a fairly long day today - up to 8 hours travel on this day as it involves a border crossing and the ferry. There can be delays at the border, so be prepared - it is all part of the adventure!. We head back to our hotel in Livingstone where swimming pool facilities, a bar and restaurant are available. Information


Day 11: Livingstone Hotel Breakfast

We stay again on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the "Mosi oa Tunya" or "the smoke that thunders" - Victoria Falls. There are opportunities here to do many varied activities, including:

Helicopter Ride 15mins, Jet Boating (includes cable car), Sunset Cruise, Dinner Cruise, African Queen Sunset Cruise, Morning / Lunch / Sunset River Safari, Elephant Walk, Lion Encounter, Nature / Birding / Rhino Walk, Livingstone Island High Tea, Quad Bike Eco Trail - 1 hr, Abseil, George Swing, High Wire, Bungy Jump, 18 Holes of Golf. Some of these are subject to age, weight and height restrictions where necessary and subject to availability. Your guide will help you to organise any activities which are paid for locally.


Day 12: Livingstone   Breakfast

Your tour ends this morning at 8 am after breakfast. Transfers to local airports are available if you are departing today.



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Zambia and Botswana family Holiday Departure Dates

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