Caprivi Strip Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 589

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The Smoke that Thunders

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Welcome Honeymoon Couple to Amazing Africa, and the start of your journey of a lifetime. We will be there to meet you at Victoria Falls Airport to transfer you to your hotel. After you have settled in, our local guide will take you for your guided visit to the mighty falls.

Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe

Day 2: Victoria Falls - Caprivi Strip

After breakfast, we cross the border into Namibia as we head for the Chobe River and National Park. The afternoon will be spent cruising the Chobe River where you will get the opportunity to view all manner of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, elephants and a vast number of birds.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Day 3: Caprivi Strip

Today is spent exploring the floodplains on a guided walking safari.

Lioness in Chobe National Park

Day 4: Caprivi Strip - Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

After an early start we leave Namibia and enter into Botswana. Once settled into our lodge, we take a guided stroll through the nearby baobab forest, learning about the local ecology, geology and unique biology of these fascinating trees. The trees are actually not trees, but the largest succulent in the world.

Day 5: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

This morning we head over to the beautiful Nxai Pan, a large fossil lake that is part of the Makgadikgadi system. Covered in nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees, Nxai Pan attracts vast numbers of desert herbivores such as the majestic gemsbok (oryx), the iconic springbok and the giraffe. It also offers a diverse habitat to a surprisingly complete suite of carnivores including lion, leopard and both brown and spotted hyena at night, and cheetah and wild dog during the day.

Day 6: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP - Khwai River

After breakfast, we make our way to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai area. Khwai is renowned for its large concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Going in for a swim

Day 7: Khwai River

Today we head to into Moremi Game Reserve, famous for being one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife, including mongoose, wild dog and both white and black rhino. The reserve is situated on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and was the first reserve in Africa to be set up by the local residents to help preserve the wildlife. A full day is spent here enjoying the unspoiled nature

Day 8: Khwai River - Maun

This morning we travel to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The day is spent at leisure.

Zebra at Sabi Sands Reserve

Day 9: Maun - Chobe N. P.

We head to the airport this morning for the flight to Kasane. Whilst driving through the town, look out for local warthogs who happily wander across the road and along the pavements. This afternoon we start exploring Chobe National Park on a game drive. Chobe was Botswana’s first National Park, the most diverse and the home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.

Elephant having a scratch

Day 10: Chobe N. P. - Victoria Falls

Heading back to Zimbabwe today, we leave Botswana behind and return to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is home to so many different activities you certainly won’t be bored here. From white water rafting to lion walks to bungi jumping – it’s all available here!

Tree lion in Victoria Falls

Day 11: Victoria Falls - Zanzibar

After breakfast, you’re transferred back to the airport for your onward flight to Zanzibar ---- Through the night travel. (flight is not included)

Day 12: Zanzibar

Arriving into Zanzibar in the morning our local team will collect you and transfer you to your beachside resort.

Days 13-14: Zanzibar

Spend the next two days at leisure, relaxing on the beautiful white sands and soaking up the sunshine. For those feeling active, there's a wide range of excursions available locally. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters.

Day 15: Zanzibar

This morning you will be met by your driver and driven to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home. Sadly our arrangements come to an end. We hope you have enjoyed the magic that is Africa.

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