Botswana’s wildlife guarantees a superb safari experience!
This outstanding ‘adventure in comfort’ to Botswana & Victoria Falls takes you to three of the country’s best National Parks and Game Reserves. Your safari ends with few days in Zimbabwe where you’ll visit spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Botswana’s wildlife makes this our most popular destination. For a glimpse of what awaits you on this incredible safari have a look at this video from our 2018 Botswana & Victoria Falls adventure!
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
The vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, are the remnants of the once great Lake Makgadikgadi. Covering 80,000 square kilometres, and up to 30 metres deep, this was the largest inland sea in Africa. The lunar-like landscape is inhabited by unique, desert-adapted species. The usually dry shallow pans fill with water during the summer rains, attracting a large number of flamingoes, pelicans and many other migratory birds. Out on the Pans you’ll get up close and personal with the coolest residents of the desert, a habituated group of the Kalahari meerkats. They often use us as convenient lookout posts – always a highlight with our groups!
The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are and Botswana’s wildlife won’t disappoint! This immense, waterlogged oasis is alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. The real magic of the Delta lies in its water. Trickling through from the Angolan highlands, it spreads across channels and floodplains. Our two camps here are mobile camps in traditional safari style, with full-size dome tents and ensuite facilities. They offer an exceptional safari experience on the edge Moremi Game Reserve, one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas. The camps are fully catered with a camp crew to cook meals and erect tents, this is not a participation safari. Explore this magnificent wetland on the water by traditional mokoro and on land in open 4×4 safari vehicles.
Chobe National Park
The Chobe Riverfront is an elephant mecca; home to the largest density of elephants in Africa. Giant elephant bulls will stroll up next to your vehicle or snorkel alongside your boat. And Chobe’s classic red sunsets over the river with a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles with remain with you forever.
At Victoria Falls, the earth splits open and swallows the mighty Zambezi River, creating the largest sheet of falling water on earth. Aside from being a UNESCO world heritage site and a natural world wonder, Victoria Falls also forms a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the 1.7km wide curtain of water as you wander through a rainforest kept hot and humid by the spray of the falls.
Maximum group size: 8 + guides. Fully booked for 2020 – enquire now for 2021!
Escorted from Maun, Botswana, by African Encounters director Karen Platzer and qualified local guides.