Botswana tour, plus exploring the wildlife and wetlands. The southern African nation of Botswana is a mixture of desert, delta and diamond mines. Holding head and arms above many of its neighbours, it is one of the prosperous and most stable countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and has all the elements of a fancy safari: abundant wildlife, blood red sunsets and enough wide open spaces to bring an agoraphobic out in a hot sweat. Here you can get your fill of the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, black rhino and buffalo - and sneak a peek at cheetahs, elephants, meerkats, hippos, Nile crocodiles and rag-tag packs of wild dogs. Botswana can be pricey and difficult to get throughout but, thanks to some splendid responsible tourism disciplines, you can encounter old-fashioned rock art, captivating boat trips and wonderful game viewing minus the crowds.
On arrival at Windhoek International airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Windhoek.
Explore the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills from the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening. Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a "bushman walk" after getting settled.Overnight in Ghanzi.
Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta. Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day - this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace.Overnight in Maun.
Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro excursions, birding, and a sunset boat cruise in Maun (weather dependent). Learn the ways of the bush from the local polers.Overnight in Okavango.
Proceed to Nata. Opt for a sunset game drive or bush walk in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp’s watering hole at night. Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata.
Travel to Kasane. Opt to embark on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River with its stream as slow as any other. Embark on the stunning wildlife of a game drive. Overnight in Kasane.
Opt for an early morning game drive as later you will be boarding a ferry crossing to Zambia. Choose to visit Victoria Falls or do white water rafting, canoeing or flight over the falls. Overnight in Livingstone.
Today you will be met and transferred to the airport for your return flight back home.