This luxurious 10 Days Ultimate Zambezi and Chobe Safari itinerary combines several iconic locations in Botswana and Zimbabwe—Okavango Delta, Savute, Chobe, and Victoria Falls. Your first week will be spent on safari in Botswana, with four days on the Zambezi Queen luxury riverboat.
Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be met by a lodge representative and taken on a road transfer to Thorntree River Lodge. You will stay at this safari lodge in Zambia for 3 nights, accommodated in a luxury en-suite room in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. After settling in, spend the afternoon outdoors in exploration of Zambia.
The nearby Victoria Falls is a hub of adventure and home to numerous adrenaline-pumping activities. Optional activities offered during your safari vacation in Zambia include picnics on Livingstone Island, canoeing, white water rafting, tandem kayaking, abseiling, and bungee-jumping. A must-do for adventure seekers is a hike in the rainforest on the lip of the famous waterfall's chasm. Your first afternoon in Zambia can be spent enjoying one or more of these activities. A highlight of your stay in Zambia is undoubtedly the unique elephant sightings and interactions. A sunset boat cruise on the Lady Livingstone is perfect for viewing elephants, hippos and crocodiles while enjoying an ice-cold sundowner.
Meals are served al fresco African style, under the stars on a private and secluded section overlooking the river. Magic is experienced under the shimmering sky, with candlelight providing some extra lighting in addition to the natural glow of the stars.
After a hearty breakfast, prepare for an adventure-packed day in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Animal lovers and nature enthusiast will have a superb time during the next two days, where elephant encounters and exposure to the natural bush setting is to be experienced. Interact with these majestic creatures during a planned encounter where you can touch and feed some of the elephants.
After being introduced to the herd, you will experience the bush the way these wildlife wonders do. Imagine an endless view overlooking the African plains with numerous species wildlife roaming at your feet. A morning or afternoon elephant walking safari is an activity that is unlike any other, with a trained guide leading you.
At Livingstone Airport, a representative will welcome you and take you into Botswana via the Kazungula Border. After passport checks, you will be driven to Kasane for a 2 night stay at Chobe Chilwero Lodge. This Botswana safari lodge is located on the border of the Chobe National Park.
Enter the home of the elephants, where you will be spoilt with many elephant encounters and a special elephant adventure. Large elephant herds can be spotted during the dry season months, between June and September. The wildlife-rich forests of these concessions are adorned by the presence of these grey giants. Game drives take place in specialized safari vehicles during the early morning and late afternoon, when the bush is at its most active. Wildlife sightings in Chobe include the famous elephants, buffalos, hippos, lions, leopards, and numerous amounts of antelope species.
During your visit to Botswana, you will be able to go on game viewing excursions in the unfiltered wilderness or you can spend a leisurely afternoon using the lodge's facilities, such as the refreshing swimming pool or the optional wellness treatments offered at the spa. The Chobe River offers the opportunity for spectacular boat cruises with specialized photographic safari boat excursions. Cruise down the river with a setting sun as a background and wildlife occupying the waters and banks of the river.
A friendly representative will escort you on a road transfer from the lodge in Chobe to Kasane Airport in Botswana, in time to meet your onward travel arrangements.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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