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Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta Journey

Inspirational natural wonders holiday to Zambia and Botswana

This fly-in trip takes you on a journey to the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, as well as a safari in the incredible Okavango Delta in Botswana. Amazing wildlife viewing in the remote wilderness of the Delta is the perfect accompaniment to an action-packed few days at Victoria Falls.

Begin in Zimbabwe where you will get to see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world in all its glory. Aside from visits to the Victoria Falls, the area offers an abundance of activities from sunset boat cruises and bungee jumping to helicopter tours and white-water rafting. Fall asleep to the sounds of the Zambezi River in your tented suite at Old Drift Lodge. It's then off to combine Machaba Camp and Gomoti Plains Camp in Botswana's incredible Okavango Delta. Both camps are intimate classic safari camps in two different areas of the Delta. The Okavango Delta is Africa's premier wildlife area. The size of the herds and the variety of animal species is spectacular. Highlights include the buffalo and elephant herds and the predatory leopards, lions and packs of African wild dogs. Explore the area on day and night gamed drives, walking safaris and mokoro expeditions.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 2 nights - Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Machaba Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 3 nights - Gomoti Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Ends - Transfer to Maun for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Machaba camp tented suite 1280
Machaba camp elephant spotting from camp 1280

Highlights

  • Two incredible natural wonders, Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta
  • Classic tented camps which are intimate and private
  • Game drives, walking safaris and mokoro adventures
  • Fly-in transfers offer more time on safari
  • Some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where a driver will meet you and drive you to your lodge.

  • 2 nights

Old Drift Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Tented Suite
Zimbabwe

A tented guest suite
Machaba camp bush brunch after a game drive 1280
Machaba camp elephant spotting from camp 1280
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Day 3 - 6

Today your driver will take you over the border to Botswana's Kasane Airport. Here you will board a light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta. A guide will be waiting at the airstrip for you.

  • 3 nights

Machaba Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Safari Tent
Botswana

Machaba camp tented suite 1280
Gomoti plains camp mokoro trip on the okavango delta 1280
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Day 6 - 9

Gain more aerial perspectives of the Okavango's lush waterways today as you travel by light aircraft to another area of the Okavango Delta. A guide will then drive you to your next camp.

  • 3 nights

Gomoti Plains Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tented Room
Botswana

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Day 9

Bid goodbye to the Delta as you fly to Maun Airport where you will connect with your international flight.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camps
  • Drinks unless all inclusive
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Mokoro Icon Mokoro
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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