Khwai River Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 192

If you like the itinerary below please quote REF AFRICA 192 when enquiring for further details.

Alternatively you may like modify this trip with your own Holiday Wish List

Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Welcome to Victoria Falls! On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe you will be met and transferred to Lodge. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Tree lion in Victoria Falls

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe is home to arguably the world’s most beautiful precipice, UNESCO-listed Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls, described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ - ‘the smoke that thunders’, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You have a tour of the Falls Inc entry fees and also a 12-13 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight exc park fees.

Eelephant in Victoria Falls National Park

Day 3: Victoria Falls - Chobe N. P.

Today we will transfer you to Chobe National Park and to the Chobe Safari Lodge.

Zebra at a waterhole

Day 4: Chobe N. P.

We have a morning game drive and in the afternoon we have a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, lions, crocodiles and a variety of birds and more without having to even reach for our binoculars!

Savannah at Chobe

Day 5: Chobe N. P. - Khwai River

We will transfer you to Kasane airport for the flight to Maun. On arrival in Maun we will transfer you through to Manke Bush Lodge.

Mother and baby elephant on the move

Day 6: Khwai River

Today we spend a full day in the Khwai area. Enjoy an early morning game drive and sunset game drive, spotting a variety of game that frequent this region that borders Moremi and Chobe. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many types of wildlife during just one game drive, including elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, leopard and wild dog. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Meandering through the delta

Day 7: Khwai River - Maun

We will transfer you to Maun and to the Thamalakane River Lodge.

Going in for a swim

Day 8: Maun - Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

After breakfast we head on to Nata Lodge, which is close to the Makgadikgadi Pans. En route we will stop at the Nata Bird Sanctuary. The Nata River delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata Sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands, transforming the shore line into a pink haze blending into the western sky. With a little luck you will witness this wonderful spectacle today.

Day 9: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

You will have a 3 hour tour through the Pan. Makgadikgadi is technically not a single pan but many pans with sandy desert in between, surrounded by the Kalahari desert. Thought to once be a massive lake covering 60-80,000 sq. kms that existed 2 million years ago and started to dry up 1500 years ago due to climatic changes. Further evaporation turned the lake into large pans with a surface glistening with salt.

Day 10: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP - Okavango Delta

We will transfer you to Maun and take the flight to Pom Pom Camp. Pom Pom Camp has game drives, mokoro and fishing excursions, as well as bush walks on offer. The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. The Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16000 square kilometers. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora alike.

Mokoro poler in the Okavango Delta

Day 11: Okavango Delta

Includes meals, drinks, all game viewing activities: mokoro, game drives, night drives, mokoro and boat trips.

Lioness in Chobe National Park

Day 12: Okavango Delta

Includes meals, drinks, all game viewing activities: mokoro, game drives, night drives, mokoro and boat trips.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Day 13: Okavango Delta - Victoria Falls

You will fly from the Pom Pom camp to Maun and then be transferred to Victoria Falls.

The Smoke that Thunders

Day 14: Victoria Falls

Depending on your departure flight details you will be taken to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight.

Africa Spotlight


Founded in 1892 during the German colonial rule, the distinct colonial character has been well preserved. Swakopmund has several excellent ...