Victoria Falls Trail

Victoria Falls Trail -- BW005

Experience one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, a quintessential African sound, wilderness paradise with a great game viewing in Chobe, Savuti and Moremi. Explore one of the best places from where to view the Botswana Pans – the Nata Sanctuary has a massive viewing deck ensuring the most amazing vantage points. This is an astonishing place to stop and view the wildlife when you are on your Botswana Safari. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the enormous flocks of flamingos and other water birds, including pelicans; gather on the newly formed lakes. Explore the waterways in a traditional dugout canoe (mokoro) in Okavango delta.


Days/Nights: 
15 nights 16 days small group participation camping safari & lodging safari

Camping Nights: 
10 nights camping

Lodging: 
5 nights lodging

Starts: 
Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe

Ends: 
Kasane, Botswana


Highlights: 
  • Victoria falls adventure activities
  • Chobe game viewing / boat cruise
  • Savuti 2 game viewing /marsh
  • Moremi 2 game viewing / boat cruise delta experience
  • Maun Scenic flight over the delta/ swimming
  • Okavango delta mokoro/ nature walk
  • Makgadikgadi game viewing
  • Nata Sanctuary bird viewing
  • Kasane
Itinerary Summary: 
Day Activity/ Place
Day 1 Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Day 2-3 Kasane/ Chobe National Park
Day 4-5 Savuti
Day 6-7 Moremi - Khwai
Day 8-9 Moremi - Xakanaxa
Day 10 Maun
Day 11 Okavango Delta
Day 12-13 Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Day 14 Nata Sanctuary
Day 15 Kasane
Day 16 Tour Ends

 


Itinerary Includes: 
  • 6 pax
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Park & Reserve entry fees
  • Use of camping equipment (comfortable bedroll ,pillows)
  • Transport in 4WD game viewing vehicle (open game drive vehicle, trailer)
  • Fridge
  • Meals: [ B x 15, L x 10, D x 10]
  • Tea/coffee and hot chocolate
  • Jug of juice
  • Fruits
  • First aid kit
  • satellite phone
  • Professional Guide
  • 2 Game drives per day
  • Chef
  • Bird watching
  • Mokoro activities
  • Mokoro pooler fees
  • Boat cruise in Chobe
  • Bottled mineral water when camping only
  • Entrance fees to the delta
  • Lodge accommodation in Zimbabwe, Kasane /Chobe and Maun on bed & breakfast basis
Itinerary Excludes: 
  • Scenic flight over the Okavango delta
  • All adventure activities in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
  • Boat cruise in Okavango delta
  • Entrance fees to the falls
  • Staff tips
  • Soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits
  • Meals in the restaurants
  • Emergency evacuation Insurance
  • Curios
Safari Grade: 

A non-participatory wild camping with ensuite facilities (10 nights) and lodging (5 nights). Mosu Safari Tours will provide a bucket shower with warm water off the fire. Mosu Safari Tours (also) provides, comfortable bedroll fully equipped with linen, towels,chairs with backrests, Tents (3x3 m bow tents), mosquito gauze on door & windows) and are large easy to erect. Mosu Safari Tours chef prepare meals in the camp.

Single tent supplement: USD55.00 (Applicable for camping only)

NB; All our tours are non participatory, meaning we have enough staff to do the camp chores while you sit and enjoy your holiday

Detailed Summary: 

Victoria Falls, Kasane/Chobe National Park, Savuti, Moremi Khwai, Moremi Xakanaxa, Maun, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Nata Bird Sanctuary, Kasane/ Chobe National Park 15 Nights 16 Days Non participatory Camping & Lodging Safari

DAY 1: VICTORA FALLS –Zimbabwe

Lodging (breakfast x 1)


Arrive in Victoria Falls airport where you will be met by Mosu safari tours guides.

Please look out for the board that says, “Mosu safaris Tours” Our guides will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge we will be staying in a lodge on bed and breakfast basis lunch and dinner at (own expense) it is called "Mosi-oa-Tunya," or "the smoke that thunders" by locals, Victoria Falls is the largest single curtain of falling water on the planet. More than twice the size of Niagara Falls, this Natural Wonder and World Heritage Site has become one of Southern Africa's top tourist destinations. This spot on the Zambezi River, the natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, has been described as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

The bridge which was constructed across the second gorge, gives the splendid view of the falling waters. The two islands of Cataract Island and Livingstone Island divide the massive water into number of smaller streams in the upstream of the river. The Victoria Falls can be reached through Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe as well as Livingstone town in Zambia. These two towns are well accessible through air and roads.

Our adventure begins in Victoria Falls besides the fantastic viewing of the falls, the Victoria Falls Bridge and David Livingstone’s Statue, the destination offers a wide range of activities.

 All activities in Victoria Falls and park entry fees are not included in the tour quotation.

  • For those seeking adrenaline buzz is, bungee jumping from the Zambezi Bridge, gorge swing into the gorge, or fly across the gorge on your stomach like a flying fox, and white water rafting trips downstream in the gorge.  Zambezi river is a grade 5 river, grade 6 and over are totally unrunable, so the highest form of adventure.

  • A number of operators offer flights over the mighty falls with microlights, light aeroplanes and helicopters.
  • Other activities on offer are horse-riding, elephant-riding, walking with Lions, canoeing or visiting the crocodile farm, rhino tracking. Activities can be arranged from the lodge at (own expense)

DAY 2-3: KASANE / CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Lodging Accommodation [Breakfast x 2]

Wake up have breakfast at the lodge depart to Kazugula border which is 70kms from Livingstone we do our customs and immigration formalities, before crossing with a ferry to Kasane Botswana. We will be staying in a lodge for 2 nights on bed & breakfast basis. Lunches and dinners own expense. The town of Kasane is situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the far north east of Botswana. It is the gateway to the Chobe National Park and also to 3 other countries, being located right at the "Four Corners. We arrive at our lodge around lunch, have lunch. 

After that is siesta you may take a swim or take a rest in your room before we leave for an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River where we will see big herds of buffalos, elephants, pods of hippos, and prides of lions. Chobe is a unique park because during dry season big herds of animals congregate along the river. You will see elephants swimming from one bank to the other, buffalos crossing to the island. Get back from a beautiful game drive freshen up and have dinner- own expense. Time of going to bed is determined by the last guest.

Wake up have quick breakfast before departing for a morning game drive which is longer, you will also have an opportunity to observe the animals close. Chobe also boasts two antelopes rarely encountered elsewhere in Botswana - the puku and the Chobe bushbuck. The puku, with their shaggy orange-brown coats and V-shaped horns, can be spotted grazing the floodplains. Always on the lookout for predators, a repetitive whistle is used to warn fellow herd members. In contrast, the Chobe bushbuck is nocturnal and rarely forms groups of more than one pair. Rarely seen, this shy antelope, with its short, spiral horns relies on a sharp bark as an alarm call when threatened. Both the puku and the bushbuck have a number of predators to contend with, from lion, hyena and leopard, to African wild dog.

 Get back to the lodge after a beautiful drive have brunch after that is siesta time. 15.00pm we depart for a beautiful sunset boat cruise along the Chobe river. You will see a lot of animals you will also come very close to crocodiles and pods of hippos from the boat at times we see lions from the boat you will also see big herds of buffalos. We get back to the lodge after sunset dinner is at 20.00pm at a local restaurant (own expense). Time of going to bed is determined by the last guest.

DAY 4 -5 SAVUTI

Camping [Lunch x 2, Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2]        


We depart to Savuti which is part of Chobe national park Savuti region is situated in the southern stretch of Botswana`s Chobe national park. Recognised as a prime game viewing area, the Savuti (also spelt Savute), covers almost 1,930 sq. miles (5,000 square km) in the south west of Chobe National Park.

It is called Savuti because a certain chief named savute used to live there with his tribe. The famous Savuti channel stretches south from the Chobe River through to the Mababe depression.

The concentration of wildlife and birdlife not to mention the open plains surrounded by the dry camel thorn trees on the Savuti marsh are a wildlife photographers dream. Savuti is famous for its big game and particularly its predators. Lion and the Spotted Hyena live in constant battle for survival. Other commonly sighted species are zebra, elephant giraffe, kudu and buffalo

Tawny eagles can be seen soaring in the sky as we go. The drive is a bit longer from Chobe to our excusive campsite in Savuti; however, the drive is much enjoyable as you will see lots of birds and animals on the way. The scenery is amazing and very African looking, with lots of acacia tortilis (Mosu in Setswana) with giraffe feeding and many more including the most photographed bird, lilac breasted roller a national bird of Botswana. You will not resist from taking a picture of it, it’s the most beautiful bird in Africa. When we arrive we set up camp then have lunch. Then siesta, we have an afternoon tea/coffee we depart for an afternoon game drive, which will take us to the beautiful Savuti marsh to see vast herds of zebras and wildebeest and also have an opportunity to see pairs of kori bastards which are the heaviest flying birds. We get back to camp after sunset for a lovely dinner around the camp fire. We camp wild at an exclusive campsite for 2 nights, enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

DAY 6-7 MOREMI KHWAI (North Gate)

Camping [Lunch x 2, Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2]


Wake up   and have breakfast before we depart to Moremi Game Reserve. It is situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Chobe National Park on the south-western part of the Park. The Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one third of the Delta. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta in the world and consists of pans, floodplains, lily covered lagoons, grasslands, forests of acacia trees, savannahs and dense Mopane Woodlands. With such a wide variety of vegetation comes diverse spectrum of wild life. Huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock into the reserve from the Kalahari in search of food and water. The rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope live in the papyrus banks of the waterways. Lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs hunt in the open grassland. The reserve is home to over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane and the Sacred Ibis.

Moremi Game Reserve is a wilderness paradise with great game viewing throughout the year. We will camp wild for 2 nights at an exclusive campsite at Khwai north Moremi Game Reserve, enjoying activities on day to day basis The magnificent Khwai river is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing both on the Moremi and in the Khwai community area.

DAY 8– 9 MOREMI XAKANAXA (Third Bridge) 

Camping [Lunch x 2, Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2]

We wake up to take a trip to Xakanaxa Moremi game reserve after breakfast.  Set-aside in 1963 by the Batswana tribe, the Reserve is rated as Africa's most beautiful game reserve. Moremi game reserve is widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserve in Africa with a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests And mophane woodlands with floodplains’ and lagoons, here we will be  camping at an exclusive campsite our drives will take us to the park’s most beautiful areas such as third bridge ,bodumatau and dead tree island  game is plentiful, sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe ,lion, hyena ,jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and shy sitatunga a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi game reserve, It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta. We will camp wild for 2 nights enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

DAY 10 – MAUN

Lodging [Breakfast x 1]

Wake up to have breakfast before heading to Maun.  Maun is the gateway to one of the best wildlife experiences you will ever have - a safari in the unforgettable Okavango Delta.

Maun has grown rapidly from its early days as a small, rural frontier good shopping centers town and has now spread along the wide, Thamalakane River. It now boasts hotels and lodges as well as car and 4-wheel drive vehicle hire. However, it retains a rural atmosphere and, as befitting its role as the hub of the Delta's safari industry travelers pass through here on their way to the Okavango Delta. It is the southernmost part of the Delta and boasts a river tributary of the Okavango called the Thamalakane River. It is our home and this frontier “village” certainly puts things into perspective before travelling to the wilderness, we will be staying in a lodge for 1 night on bed & breakfast basis. Lunch & dinner at (own expense), after checking into the lodge that afternoon you may take a scenic flight over the Okavango delta, Enjoy a scenic flight from Maun Airport over the Okavango Delta. (Own expense) Keep a look out for Hippos in the waterways and Elephant and Buffalo in the shade of the trees. Observe how the water channels meander their way through the Delta in ever changing paths as this Dynamic water system evolves. The vastness of this pristine wilderness is breathtaking.

DAY 11 - OKAVANGO DELTA

Camping [Lunch x1, Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1]

Wake up have your small bag ready packed before heaving breakfast you will only need small amount of luggage for the 1 night that you will be staying in the delta. Your big bag will be left in the storage for safe keeping at our office to be collected when you come back from the delta. We depart to the Okavango delta, here you will meet your local mokoro poler who will serve also as your guide, this activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides but our chef comes along. When we arrive the camp assistant will put up camp under a canopy of trees, have brunch after that is time for siesta you can also take a swim in   the delta clear waters tea coffee will be served before you take a walk on the island.

Travelling by mokoro is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango delta you explore the waterways, and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get a close-up feel of this unique environment, here bird life is spectacular, on foot you are able to have a much more intense experience of the bush, particularly the flora and fauna that might go unnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife we camp wild in a remote campsite for 1 night

DAY 12-13: MAKGADIKGADI / BAINES BAOBABS

Camping [Lunch x 2, Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2]

After breakfast we return to mokoro station where we will find our vehicle waiting for us, first we have to make a stop in the office to collect your luggage which we left when going to the delta. We depart to Makgadikgadi National Park after breakfast When the seasonal rains come, the vast grasslands attract grazers in numbers   and consequently, these attract an impressive range of predators

The Makgadikgadi pans contain many important prehistoric sites and fossil lakes which have yielded some interesting archaeological finds. We will do a day trip to the Baines baobabs and thats where we will also have a nice view for the salt pans. During our stay here we will take a full day to explore this beautiful wildlife area Makgadikgadi Pans is a relatively undiscovered part of Botswana that offers some of the best wildlife viewing. We will camp wild for 2 nights on exlclusive campsites.

DAY 14: NATA BIRD SANCTUARY

Camping [Lunch x 1, Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1]

After breakfast we head to The Nata bird Sanctuary which is situated on the eastern tip of the Makgadikgadi Pans. This area provides us with an opportunity to view birds and other wildlife in a truly pristine environment. Shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a glaring white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grasslands and clouds of flamingo feed in its algae rich waters. We spend an afternoon exploring this beautiful wildlife area and camp at a campsite with permanent ablution facilities for 1 night.

DAY 15: KASANE

Lodging [Breakfast x 1,]

After breakfast we head to Kasane where our tour started arriving there we relax at the pool or go to the town to do your gift shopping.

Dinner will be at a local restaurant (own expense).

DAY: 16 TOUR ENDS

Wake up have breakfast we then transfer you to Kasane international airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

Introduction: 

FOR BW005=17 DAYS LIVINGSTONE TRAIL NATA

Travel Info: 

NB: Maximum of 6 people  on each vehicle.