Botswana - Victoria Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta
A wonderful safari exploration of the pristine wilderness habitats of northern Botswana, to enjoy some of the most spectacular wildlife to be found anywhere in Africa or beyond.
The Okavango Delta, a wetland paradise in north eastern Botswana, is made up of a vast mosaic of clear-flowing channels, large stands of papyrus and reeds, permanent and seasonally-flooded areas, lagoons and hundreds of palm-studded islands of varying size. This unique inland delta has areas of both permanent and seasonal water with different habitats prevailing.
Our journey begins in Livingstone, across the border in Zambia, with a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls and a cruise along the mighty Zambezi river. From here, Chobe beckons, with its amazing density of elephants and other game. We will visit the famous National Park by both land and water. A sunset river cruise here may be one of the trip’s highlights. A short charter flight takes us on to the north-eastern corner of the Okavango, to our camp in a game-rich area, with game drives in open vehicles. Our journey ends in the southern Delta, where we will experience the quiet waterways by dug out ‘mokoro’.
This region boasts some of Southern Africa’s finest birding and wildlife, and we can expect some excellent game viewing, especially in Chobe where large herds of Elephant, Buffalo and a wide variety of antelope gather and where the rapidly declining African Wild Dog can still be found. Birding too is most rewarding: the Delta region is one of the last refuges of the endangered Wattled Crane and the main habitat for the near endemic Slaty Egret, as well as being one of the best places in Africa to see the magnificent Pel’s Fishing Owl.
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