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Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe →
Chobe National Park | Botswana →
Moremi Game Reserve | Okavango Delta | Botswana →
Okavango Delta | Botswana →
Maun | Okavango Delta | Botswana →

Classic Victoria Falls
and Botswana Safari

Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Maun

Highlights

Victoria falls waterfall icon
Victoria Falls Exploration
Chobe river icon
Chobe River Safari
Moremi Game Drives
Mokoro river canoe icon
Okavango Delta Mokoro

Embark on a breathtaking journey through the heart of Southern Africa, where the majestic Victoria Falls’ thunderous waters set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. From the raw, untamed beauty of Chobe’s wildlife-rich banks to the serene, intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta, this trip promises a kaleidoscope of experiences.

Picture yourself gliding silently in a mokoro through tranquil delta channels, locking eyes with an elephant herd at Chobe, and feeling the mist of the mighty falls on your face. Each moment is a new discovery, a chance to connect deeply with nature’s wonders and the pulse of the wild. Your journey culminates in the vibrant tapestry of landscapes and luxurious stays, leaving you with memories that resonate far beyond the journey’s end.

Victoria Falls

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Victoria Falls, known locally as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (“The Smoke That Thunders”), offers an awe-inspiring natural spectacle on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. Recognized as the largest waterfall in the world, its thunderous roar and the spectacular mist that rises can be seen from miles away, creating a truly majestic natural wonder.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not just about the falls themselves but also about the rich biodiversity of its surroundings and the many adventure activities it offers. From scenic flights, bungee jumping, and whitewater rafting to serene sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is a hub of thrilling experiences set against the backdrop of incredible natural beauty. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe allows visitors to explore this magnificent wonder from the Zimbabwean side, offering unique perspectives and memorable adventures.

On arrival in Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred the short distance to your comfortable hotel by one of our local Safari365 representatives. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”), magnificent Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated on the mighty Zambezi River. Known as the adventure capital of Southern Africa, visitors of all ages are also spoiled for choice with an array of optional activities including white water rafting, bungee jumping and scenic flights, plus game drives, spa treatments, afternoon tea and shopping in local craft markets. In the early evening as the sun sets, enjoy a relaxing Zambezi River sundowner cruise, keeping your eyes peeled for meandering elephants on the shore as you savor your first glorious sunset in Africa. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe allows visitors to explore this magnificent wonder from the Zimbabwean side, offering unique perspectives and memorable adventures.

Arrival road transfer from VFA to hotel
Starts:

VFA

Ends:
Batonka Guest Lodge

Sunset Zambezi River cruise including drinks

Batonka Guest Lodge

Batonka Guest Lodge

Batonka Guest Lodge, situated near the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, offers a serene and intimate setting for guests. This boutique lodge, set in lush gardens, provides a tranquil escape with spacious, well-appointed rooms and a focus on personalized service. Its proximity to the Falls allows easy access to one of the world’s natural wonders, making it an ideal base for exploration. Batonka emphasizes eco-friendly practices, striving for sustainability in its operations. A tip for future guests: Don’t miss the opportunity to dine al fresco at their restaurant, where you can enjoy locally sourced, expertly prepared dishes while overlooking the beautiful garden.

Victoria Falls

Day 2

This morning, join a guided Victoria Falls Tour to witness first hand one of the Seven Wonders of The World. The might of the falls’ spray varies depending on which season you visit, but be sure to bring a rain jacket – you will get wet! Enjoy lunch overlooking one of Victoria Fall’s most scenic lookout points before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a night of drums and dancing with an authentic African Boma dinner.

Batonka Guest Lodge

Guided tour of the falls, lunch at the Lookout Cafe, Boma Dinner

Chobe National Park

Day 3

Located in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is renowned for its exceptional wildlife sightings and breathtaking landscapes. The park encompasses diverse habitats, including lush floodplains, dense woodlands, and the iconic Chobe River, which attracts large herds of elephants and other animals year-round. Visitors to Chobe can enjoy thrilling game drives, boat safaris, and guided walks, offering opportunities to encounter a wide array of species, including lions, buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles.

Chobe National Park is not only a haven for wildlife enthusiasts but also a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 450 bird species recorded within its boundaries. The park’s rich biodiversity and stunning scenery make it a must-visit destination for nature lovers seeking an authentic African safari experience. Whether exploring the riverbanks or venturing into the heart of the bush, Chobe promises unforgettable encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.

On day 3, your driver will collect you after breakfast where you will cross the border into Botswana and the famous Chobe National Park. Here you’ll spend two nights at popular Chobe Game Lodge, the perfect base from which to experience both land-based game drives inside the park and motorised boat safaris on the adjacent Chobe River. This afternoon, join your first thrilling game activity before dinner back at the lodge. With a variety of dining locations available, from their riverside boma and dining terrace to the boardwalk and open-air patio, every mealtime at Chobe Game Lodge is an opportunity for a new experience under the stars, reflecting on the day’s activities while connecting with friends and family. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Road transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park
Starts:

Victoria Falls

Ends:
Chobe National Park

Afternoon game activity

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana’s iconic Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge offers a premier safari experience amidst stunning natural surroundings. The lodge features luxurious accommodations, including spacious suites and exclusive river-view rooms, providing guests with comfort and tranquility during their stay. Each room offers panoramic views of the river, allowing guests to witness the abundant wildlife that frequents its banks.

Chobe Game Lodge is committed to sustainability and environmental conservation, implementing eco-friendly practices such as solar power and water conservation initiatives to minimize its ecological footprint. Additionally, the lodge actively supports local communities through employment opportunities and community development projects, contributing to the preservation of the region’s cultural heritage and socioeconomic well-being. For an unforgettable safari experience, guests can embark on guided game drives, river cruises, and nature walks led by experienced guides, providing unparalleled opportunities to observe Chobe’s diverse wildlife up close. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Chobe National Park

Day 4

Enjoy a full day in Chobe with two diverse game activities in the morning and afternoon. Renowned for its vast array of wildlife which congregate at the water’s edge, it’s not unusual to see a herd of elephants just meters from bobbing hippos and gliding crocodiles which wallow in the waters nearby. Chobe also boasts a seemingly endless list of bird species, with frequent sightings including pelicans, herons, eagles, cormorants, kingfishers, bee-eaters, and more. A true paradise for photographers and wildlife lovers alike! Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Chobe Game Lodge

Morning & afternoon game activity

Moremi

Day 5

Nestled in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Moremi National Park is a wildlife paradise renowned for its pristine landscapes and diverse ecosystems. Covering nearly 5,000 square kilometers, the park encompasses lush floodplains, winding waterways, and dense woodlands, providing a haven for a wide array of wildlife species. Visitors to Moremi can expect to encounter iconic African animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, and buffaloes, along with an abundance of birdlife including herons, egrets, and raptors.

Exploring Moremi National Park offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife sightings and immersive nature experiences. Whether embarking on a game drive through the park’s varied habitats, cruising along its meandering water channels, or taking a guided walking safari, visitors are treated to breathtaking scenery and close encounters with some of Africa’s most magnificent creatures. With its rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes, Moremi National Park stands as a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an unforgettable safari adventure in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Today, transfer the short distance to Kasane Airport for your onward charter flight to Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi is a true wilderness situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, covering almost one third of it. With such a wide variety of vegetation comes a diverse spectrum of wildlife: huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock here in search of food and water. Your camp for the next two nights offers both land and water-based activities, so this afternoon join your ranger in search of lions, cheetahs, and packs of wild dogs which hunt in the open grasslands. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Internal flight to Moremi
Starts:

Chobe National Park

Ends:
Moremi

Morning & afternoon game activity

Camp Xakanaxa

Camp Xakanaxa

Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka), set in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve on the banks of the Khwai River in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, offers an authentic bush camp experience with a touch of classic luxury. Surrounded by channels, lagoons, and wildlife, the camp is perfectly situated to explore the diverse ecosystems of the area, making it a prime spot for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

This camp blends seamlessly into the natural environment, with traditional Meru-style safari tents providing comfortable and elegant accommodations. Each tent is raised on wooden platforms, offering splendid views of the delta and ensuring guests feel immersed in the wilderness. The central dining and lounge areas overlook the river, providing a tranquil setting for relaxation and wildlife watching.

Camp Xakanaxa is committed to eco-tourism, with practices designed to minimize environmental impact while supporting conservation efforts in the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp provides an ideal base for exploring the delta by motorboat or vehicle, offering guests the opportunity to witness the rich biodiversity of the area, including frequent sightings of lions, elephants, and buffalo.

Tip: Don’t miss the opportunity for a sunrise or sunset boat cruise, offering a unique perspective on the delta’s intricate waterways and the chance to see aquatic wildlife and birds in their natural habitat.

Moremi

Day 6

Rise early for your first full day exploring Moremi. Home to over 400 species of birds as well as vast varieties of mammals, insects, plants, fish and reptile species, listen as your knowledgeable guide explains how the wildlife in Moremi has had to successfully adapt to the area’s almost swamp-like conditions. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences. During the dry season, the congregation of all species along permanent rivers and waterholes makes Moremi one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences in Africa, however great game viewing is assured throughout the year. Back at camp, relax on the raised decks which maximize the views over the surrounding forests, lagoons, and islands.

Camp Xakanaxa

Morning & afternoon game activity

Okavango Delta

Day 7

The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Africa’s most extraordinary wilderness areas, located in northern Botswana. It is a vast inland river delta formed by the Okavango River, creating a unique ecosystem of winding water channels, lush floodplains, and islands teeming with wildlife. The delta’s diverse habitats support a remarkable variety of animals, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, lions, leopards, and a multitude of bird species. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Exploring the Okavango Delta offers visitors a chance to experience the magic of the African wilderness in its purest form. Activities such as mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) safaris, guided bush walks, and game drives provide opportunities to encounter the delta’s rich biodiversity up close. Whether gliding silently through the tranquil waterways, tracking wildlife on foot, or marveling at spectacular sunsets over the vast floodplains, a visit to the Okavango Delta promises unforgettable moments and an immersive safari experience unlike any other.

After a final game activity this morning, return to the airstrip for your charter flight into the depths of the Okavango Delta. Flying above the Delta will give you endless views of the majestic waterways and lagoons making up this wilderness, where in flight you can appreciate the vastness of this area in a way simply not possible on the ground. Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to explore the majestic falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences. Once at your comfortable lodge, freshen up with a spot of lunch and a dip in the pool before your first afternoon game activity. This evening, join your fellow campmates for an alfresco dinner by candlelight.

Internal flight to the Delta
Starts:

Camp Xakanaxa

Ends:
Okavango Delta

Morning & afternoon game activity

Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango, a serene water-based oasis located on Nxaragha Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, offers guests an exclusive slice of the wild African landscape. This eco-friendly camp is designed to blend into its stunning surroundings, providing luxurious accommodation in spacious safari tents elevated on wooden platforms, each with its own private deck overlooking the delta’s intricate waterways.

Dedicated to preserving its pristine environment, Camp Okavango operates with a strong commitment to sustainability. The camp utilizes eco-friendly technologies and practices, including solar energy and water-saving measures, to minimize its impact on the delicate ecosystem of the delta. It serves as an exemplary model of how luxury and conservation can coexist harmoniously.

Location: Situated on Nxaragha Island in the Okavango Delta, offering access to a vast network of water channels and wildlife.

Sustainability: A forefront runner in eco-tourism, employing sustainable practices to protect the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Okavango Delta.

Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe: Visitors to the camp can also opt for excursions to explore the majestic Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side, providing unique perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

Tip: Embrace the opportunity for guided walks on the island and traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) trips, which offer intimate encounters with the delta’s rich flora and fauna, including a variety of bird species and aquatic life.

Okavango Delta

Day 8

The beauty of the Okavango Delta lies in its complete tranquility, surrounded by nature and the singsong of birdlife. Seasonal flooding replenishes the region, attracting huge volumes of roaming wildlife and wetland birds which roam between its fertile borders. Your stay in the Delta includes both gentle mokoro (canoe) excursions out onto the channels of the Delta, as well as guided game walks. As the camp is surrounded by so much water, game drives are not possible, so your experience of the wild is not unlike that of the early explorers – by boat and by foot, offering a truly unique wilderness adventure.

Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe: Visitors to the Okavango Delta can also extend their adventure with a tour to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, providing a contrasting yet equally captivating experience of Africa’s natural wonders.

Camp Okavango

Morning & afternoon game activity

Maun

Day 9

After a final game activity this morning being expertly navigated through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways of the Delta, it’s time to say goodbye to magnificent Botswana. After breakfast, transfer back to the airstrip for your flight to Maun, and your onward arrangements.

Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe: Visitors to the Okavango Delta can also extend their adventure with a tour to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, providing a contrasting yet equally captivating experience of Africa’s natural wonders.

Internal flight back to Maun where tour ends.
Starts:

Okavango Delta

Ends:
Maun

Morning game activity

Summary

Classic Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari

Start / End
Victoria Falls | Maun
Accommodation
8 nights 4* accommodation in Victoria Falls (Batonka or similar), Chobe (Chobe Game Lodge or similar), Moremi (Camp Xakanaxa or similar), Okavango Delta (Camp Okavanago or similar).
Meals & Drinks
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks in Botswana.
Activities

Guided tour, sunset cruise & a boma dinner in Victoria Falls plus 12 safari activities in Botswana.

Transport
All internal road & scheduled flight aircraft air transfers after joining in Victoria Falls until finishing in Maun.

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

Accommodation, meals, & drinks as listed, activities as listed, transfers as listed, plus:
Victoria Falls: transfers to all tours & experiences.
Botswana camps: scheduled game activities, all meals, refreshments, selection of soft drinks & alcohol, laundry, national park fees.

Exclusions:

Lunches when on day tours, all other drinks, gratuities, spa treatments, laundry, other items of a personal nature, visas, immunisations, any flights not listed.

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