Few places in Africa are as famous as the Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta in Botswana. On this 6-day journey, you will be guided through the rainforest to some of the best sightings of the waterfalls, cruising on the Zambezi River, and enjoying three days of safari adventure in Botswana. It is the perfect trip for the adventurous traveler, as well as the great explorer, and animal lover. You will experience the wonders of Okavango Delta's famous wildlife in the Moremi Game Reserve and enjoy both land-based and water-based activities while coming face to face with cheetahs, lions, and African wild dogs—to mention a few.

Highlights

  • Discover the rainforest & Victoria Falls on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard the African Queen
  • Scope out the animals of the Okavango Delta

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Victoria Falls
Day 2 Guided Tour of the Falls & Sunset Cruise Victoria Falls
Day 3 Victoria Falls to Botswana Moremi
Days 4-5 Moremi Game Reserve Safari Moremi
Day 6 Camp Moremi to Johannesburg  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Room at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Today, you'll board your flight at OR Tambo International Airport to Victoria Falls. On arrival, you will be picked up and then transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, where you will spend the two upcoming nights in a room facing the waterhole—perfect for watching the African sunset and wildlife.

Day 2: Guided Tour of the Falls & Sunset Cruise

Victoria Falls tour
Overlooking Victoria Falls

After breakfast, your guided tour of Victoria Falls awaits. Your first stop is the Big Tree—a massive baobab, hundreds of years old with a circumference of some 72 feet. You'll then continue to the falls, starting a Livingstone’s statue and Devil’s Cataract, and proceed through the rainforest to Danger Point.

During June, Victoria Falls attracts the biggest crowds, and November offers a more quiet experience, due to the rains that fall. You can, therefore, choose the season according to your own preferences.

In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, with drinks (beer and wine) and light snacks. You'll then transfer to the jetty for a relaxing journey along the Upper Zambezi in the late afternoon. During the trip, you'll experience the beautiful sights and calming sounds of the Zambezi River in total relaxation, with local wines, soft drinks, beers, and snacks served during the trip. This journey often offers a chance to witness a magnificent African sunset, before cruising back to the jetty and transferring back to the hotel.
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Day 3: Victoria Falls to Botswana

Camp Moremi Lodge

After breakfast, you will transfer across the border to Kasane Airport, Botswana, where you will board your charter flight to Camp Moremi. The camp stands on the edge of the Xakanaka Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve.

The Moremi Game Reserve lies in Okavango Delta—one of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world. It is home to over 400 bird species, including the Crested Crane, the African Fish Eagle, and Sacred Ibis. Here, the sitatunga and lechwe live in the papyrus banks of the waterways while lions, cheetahs, and packs of wild dogs proudly hunt in the open grassland.

You'll be spending three nights in the camp, on a fully inclusive basis, which includes all meals, scheduled safari activities, local drinks (including alcoholic beverages, excluding premium brands), and park entrance fees.

Days 4-5: Moremi Game Reserve Safari

Game Safari at Moremi Game Reserve
Game Safari at Moremi Game Reserve

It is time for a memorable safari experience, with a great variety of activities throughout the day. You'll have the opportunity to explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surroundings by boat and indulge in morning and afternoon game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer.

This day's blend of activities allows for impressive wildlife, access to incredible landscapes, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque waters of Okavango Delta. You will be introduced to a whole new world of wildlife by professional guides. Watch a leopard being lazy in the branches of a Monape tree, herds of elephants grazing, or a group of lions camouflaged in the long grass.

Moremi Game Reserve’s incredible wetlands support a vast number of antelope, including Kudu, Impala, and Waterbuck. Don't be surprised if you spot a Fish Eagle or a vivid Malachite Kingfisher since the birdlife here is prolific. You might even see the Pel’s Fishing Owl making its appearance—a delight to guides as well to guests.

A typical safari day (based on your interests, travel times, and availability of activities):
5:30 am - Early morning wake-up call
6:00 am - Light continental breakfast served in the dining area
6:30 am - Leave for a morning activity (approximately 3–4 hours)
11:30 am - Brunch served in the dining area

Siesta time - Relax and enjoy the lodge facilities and surroundings

15:00 pm - Afternoon tea is served on the open-air patio
15:30 pm - Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
18:30 pm - Arrive back at the lodge
19:30 pm - Dinner is served at the dining area

Day 6: Camp Moremi to Johannesburg

Giraffe Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve
Giraffe Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve

After your last game viewing activity, you will be transferred to the Maun Airport, where you will board your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. From here, you will continue on your own. Whether you'll be heading home or setting on another adventure, you will now have a "one of a kind" safari experience in your bag.

Map

Map of Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari - 6 Days
Map of Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari - 6 Days