One of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, Victoria Falls is the stuff of legends, romance and myth. Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer, Dr David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the Falls in 1855, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Livingstone named them for his queen. Today, the village rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa, home to a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.
This is the heart of elephant country and you may spend many hours watching the huge herds in and around the Chobe River on game drives or private boat cruises. Northern Chobe is renowned for its large variety of bird and animal life, beautiful scenery and magnificent sunsets.
Transfer from Savute to Serondela.
Overnight: 2 nights at andBeyond campsite Serondela.
DAY 7 & 8: Serondela, Chobe National Park - Botswana
Meet and greet at Maun International Airport.
Flight from Maun International Airport to Nxabega Airstrip.
Overnight: 2 nights at andBeyond campsite Okavango Delta.
This iconic Botswana mobile safari will allow you to indulge in the adventure of a lifetime as you discover the most remote and untouched corners of Botswana’s iconic wilderness destinations – in the exclusive company of your very own private guide.
The mobile camping portion of the Expedition spends eight nights in comfortable domed tents with private bathrooms.
Enjoy unrivalled wilderness encounters by game drive vehicle, private boat, mokoro, guided safari walks and even fishing
– this is Botswana at its best.
The remaining night of this adventure is spent at The Elephant Camp, within sight of the breathtaking Victoria Falls.
Here, you will be able to experience the “Smoke that Thunders” up-close on an insightful tour as well as have the memorable opportunity to interact with cheetah and elephant at a renowned wildlife sanctuary. While the landscape changes from destination
to destination, the warm African welcome at each private campsite remains the same. A dedicated, professional guide
accompanies you on each stage of this unforgettable wilderness expedition, unravelling the secrets of the bush.
A maximum of six guests on each mobile safari ensures that everyone is guaranteed a window seat.
9 Nights / 10 Days
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Transfer from The Elephant Camp to Victoria Falls International Airport.
DAY 10: Departure, Victoria Falls International Airport - Zimbabwe
Transfer from Serondela to The Elephant Camp in Zimbabwe.
Overnight: 1 night at The Elephant Camp.
DAY 9: Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
The Elephant Camp
Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls’ spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Elephant Camp is a luxury and intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow closeup encounters with wildlife.
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands, the Okavango Delta is the world’s only inland delta. Crystal clear channels spread over the Kalahari Desert with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness, while lion and leopard share the floodplains with giraffe and elephant. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the lush banks. Adjacent to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, the only proclaimed wildlife area in the Okavango Delta, the Khwai concession delights with its diverse beauty, comprising a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands, with rich wildlife. Game viewing is excellent year-round and resident species include lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, wild dog, zebra, red lechwe and many more.
DAY 3 & 4: Moremi Wildlife Reserve - Botswana
Flight from Nxabega Airstrip to Khwai Airstrip.
Overnight: 2 nights at andBeyond campsite Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
DAY 1 & 2: Maun & Okavango Delta - Botswana
Renowned for lion and other predator viewing, the landscape around Savute is starkly beautiful. Mopane forest gives way to acacia savanna with rocky outcrops. The mysterious Savute Channel, which dries up periodically, has recently begun to flow for the first time in more than two decades and has proved an irresistible attraction for a high concentration of wildlife. During your stay you will have the opportunity to embark on a series of thrilling game drives in this game-rich area. Keep your binoculars peeled for the annual zebra migration (an awe-inspiring spectacle) as well as other plains game such as buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe and kudu. The Savute is also renowned as a famous battle ground for lions and spotted hyena so keep the camera at the ready for the possibility of one of these encounters. Also offering exceptional photographic opportunities are the massive baobabs that loom majestically over the reserve.
Transfer from Moremi Wildlife Reserve to Savute.
Overnight: 2 nights at andBeyond campsite Savuti.
DAY 5 & 6: Savute, Chobe National Park - Botswana
Mobile Tented Camps
Guests travel with a dedicated guide and move between a series of private campsites. The mobile camping portion of the Expedition spends eight nights in rustic yet comfortable domed safari tents with crisp linen-adorned beds and private bathrooms, each featuring an ensuite flush w.c and al fresco bucket shower. Tented guest areas include comfortable director’s chairs and a bush dining area.