Combine untouched wilderness and unparalleled game viewing with the adventure capital of Africa on our Botswana & Victoria Falls Safari.
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Redefine your vacation at the nexus of adventure and exploration. Push your boundaries by rafting, swimming, boarding, and soaring over the mighty Zambezi and get your adrenaline pumping with exceptional safari sightings of wild dog and elephant in Botswana’s territories on this Botswana and Victoria Falls traverse.
Combine untouched wilderness and unparalleled game viewing in Botswana and Victoria Falls, the adventure capital of Africa and you’ve got a holiday for the bucket list.
Start your Botswana and Victoria Falls LuxVenture® by arriving into Victoria Falls, escorted by a personal guide. For the first two days of your journey, stay at the acclaimed Victoria Falls Hotel. An African hospitality icon like this doesn’t simply occur, it evolves. Both elegant and sophisticated, this mainstay hotel has commanding this famous destination since 1904.
Victoria Falls town is the primary entry point to the waterfall and is marked as the adventure capital of Africa. “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, or the Smoke that Thunders is a Natural Wonder of the World, and for good reason.
For thousands of years, this gargantuan waterfall has been churning 550 million litres per minute of water 335-feet into the deep twisting gorge below. Situated at the Zambezi’s doorstep, all of the adventure is at your fingertips. The Zambezi’s rapids are touted as some of the most turbulent in the world. Not for the faint of heart, intrepid guests can wind their way through white water by raft or board.
Depending on the season, swimming opportunities with unmatched vantage points of the falls can be explored.
Day three of your journey sees you continue your Botswana and Victoria Falls traverse. Bringing you west into Botswana. A mecca for Africa’s iconic megafauna, game viewing here is arguably some of the best on the continent. Your first stop is Selinda Explorers Camp, located in the heart of the 320,000-acre reserve on a remote stretch of the Selinda Spillway.
This isolated corner of northern Botswana boasts an astonishing array of wildlife and landscapes. The Spillway provides a link between the Okavango Delta and the swamplands of the Linyanti region, offering a secluded home for wild dog that diverges from the generic tourist track. Other predators including lion, leopard, and cheetah are also common as well as lesser-spotted antelope including Roan and Sable.
Your home for the next two days is Selinda Explorers Camp. Every detail of this camp exudes unchartered adventure. A canopy of jackalberry trees and canvas shades guests from the hot sun, while expansive views of the unfettered wilderness engulf you. With a distinctive focus on keeping a light environmental footprint, this camp is the ideal place to connect with nature.
During your time in Selinda, seasoned guides will help you navigate the bush, discovering Botswana’s secrets by foot, mokoro, and vehicle. Unlike most safari destinations, your game drives are only a supplement to the experiences of exploring this vast area by foot and mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. Depending on the season, well-kitted fishing excursions in the Spillway are available to avid fisherman and amateurs alike.
For the remainder of your Botswana and Victoria Falls journey, move west again into the Okavango Delta’s Khwai Concession. Carved by the Khwai River, this 1800-square-kilometer swath of land is favored by elephant for the dense Mopane forests.
The Okavango Delta is perhaps one of Africa’s most treasured safari destinations. Encircled by desert, the delta’s waters provide a home to an astonishing array of wildlife. Life here exists with the cyclical flooding and drying of the floodplains, transforming this vast area from tawny brown to an explosion of vibrant green as the rains from northern Angola trickle their way down into Botswana.
The concession was established by local Khwai villagers as an active ecotourism zone and continues to be managed by the Khwai Development Trust. The relatively consistently flooded lagoons attract a high concentration of game to the water’s edges, making the Khwai River an ideal place to spot elusive wildlife such as wild dog and leopard.
Luxurious but unfussy, Machaba Camp welcomes seasoned safari-goers and newcomers to Botswana with equal expertise. The camp is independently owned and operated allowing for a feel that is smaller and more intimate than many safari lodges.
On your final day of your Botswana and Victoria Falls trip you will be driven to Khwai Airstrip where you will catch your flight to Maun for your onward travel to the International destination of your choice.
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