Summary: Explore 3 UNESCO heritage sites. Visit Victoria Falls, and view wildlife by boat in Chobe, discover the Okavango Delta in dugout canoes. Enjoy a diverse array of wildlife in remote areas.
Overview: Explore wildlife in the Free State Province of South Africa, then fly to Botswana where you will cruise on the Chobe River, stay in a luxury tented camp in the Okavango Delta before exploring Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights
ChaZen Private Nature Reserve – The base camp for Africa Through Your Lens is located in the Free State Province of South Africa. The habitat of this reserve has been fully restored to its natural state. Enjoy game drives here to explore the diverse wildlife and vegetation, and an array of bird species that inhabit these scenic hills, nestled in the Vredefort Dome.
Vredefort Dome International World Heritage Site – The largest and oldest meteorite impact structure on Earth and is the only land crater on Earth that is visible from space.
Okavango Delta – The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a very large inland delta, formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the Kalahari. All the water reaching the delta is ultimately evaporated and transpired and does not flow into any sea or ocean.
Chobe National Park & Chobe River – Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa with an annual migration of up to 50, 000 elephants.
Victoria Falls – Its combined width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft.) and height of 108 meters (354 ft.), results in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. The falls are formed as the full width of the river plummets in a single vertical drop into a transverse chasm 1708 meters (5604 ft.) wide, carved by its waters along a fracture zone in the basalt plateau.
Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg for your road transfer to ChaZen Private Nature Reserve. Embark on an afternoon Game Drive. Enjoy relaxing at the Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Enjoy a game drive and learn more about the Vredefort Dome International World Heritage Site with a geology presentation. Don’t miss the braai at the Safari Lodge where you can indulge in some local delicacies.
Day 3: Explore the quaint charming small town of Parys for some shopping before returning to the Safari Lodge for an evening by the fire.
Day 4: Depart ChaZen and fly to Kasane in the afternoon. Transfer to camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the delta to view wildlife and the local habitat.
Day 5: Journey out on boat cruises to view wildlife right from camp. Experience a camp setting in the remote delta area.
Day 6: Game viewing in the delta from a boat or Mokoro. Experience a camp setting in the remote delta area.
Day 7: Depart the delta island to Kasane. Transfer to a lodge on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Day 8: Enjoy boat cruises on the Chobe River and game drives in Chobe National Park viewing wildlife.
Day 9: Depart the lodge at Chobe River to your next destination – the town of Victoria Falls. Have fun at a cultural African restaurant.
Day 10: Take in the splendor of Victoria Falls by helicopter. Take flight over the falls in the morning for the best views possible of this magnificent site. In the afternoon explore the falls by foot on a guided walk.
Day 11: Depart the town of Victoria Falls and fly to O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg for connecting flights to your next destination