3 Rivers Safari – Botswana

The 3 Rivers Safari in Botswana explores 3 important rivers and diverse eco-systems: the Okavango Delta, the Savute Channel and the Zambezi River.

The basic itinerary  (9 nights) includes a selection of comfortable camps which offer great value for money:

Would you like to add an extension and enhance your safari experience? You may choose from (or both) the below lodges.

Oddballs' Enclave - Landscape
Delta Air

Why you will love this itinerary

  • The mokoro experience gliding through the Okavango Delta channels
  • Going on a guided walking safari and getting close up and personal with nature
  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Fantastic photographic opportunities
  • Diverse ecosystems and habitats
  • Savute and its famous predators

Accommodation – basic itinerary and extension

Maun

Crocodile Camp

1 night – Crocodile Camp

Victoria Falls

The Kingdom - Victoria Falls

2 nights – The Kingdom Hotel

Okavango Delta

Oddball´s Enclave

3 nights – Oddball´s Enclave

Kalahari - extension

Deception Valley Lodge

Choose your number of night – Deception Valley

Savuti

Camp Savuti - tent interior

3 nights – Camp Savuti

Linyanti - extension

Camp Linyanti

Choose your number of nights – Camp Linyanti

The itinerary

Crocodile Camp

Day 1

Once you arrive at Maun International Airport, the shuttle will pick you up and drive you to Crocodile Camp. Facing the Thamalakane River, the lodge offers you a restful place with beautiful gardens and a refreshing swimming pool where you can relax after a long flight.

Dinner is included. After your dinner, you can enjoy a nice cocktail at the bar, looking at the Thamalakane river, or around the fire, in the boma area.

Oddball´s Enclave

Days 2,3 & 4

At the scheduled time, the shuttle service will transfer you to Maun airport where you will board a light aircraft. This scenic air transfer is the beginning of your Delta adventure.

After a 20 minutes flight over the Delta, you will land on the private strip for Oddball’s Enclave. Your guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to the lodge. Light lunch followed by siesta time. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to your first activity.

During the next 2 days, you will explore the Okavango Delta experiencing 2 daily safari activities combining mokoro and walking safaris on Chief´s Island. There will be time to relax between morning and afternoon safaris. Sip your favourite drink whilst observing the beautiful surrounding floodplains and the wildlife around.

Camp Savuti

Days 5,6 & 7

A light air transfer will take you to the Savuti airstrip in the Chobe National Park. Savute is a region within the heart of the Chobe National Park, featuring several highlights such as the Savuti Channel and the abundance of predators.

Upon arrival at the Savuti airstrip, you will be met by your guide and then enjoy a 40-minute drive to the camp. This ride takes you through the Chobe National Park. Get ready to spot some animals before arriving at the camp.

During these days you will do morning and afternoon game drives. In this area, you will witness the abundant wildlife Savuti has to offer. Experienced drivers and guides will lead the game drives. They will generously share their knowledge and love for the bush.

In the afternoon you can relax in the camp, resting in your comfortable tent, or unwinding to the beautiful scenery and the sounds of nature.

Victoria Falls

Days 8 & 9

Breakfast and last game drive until your guide drives you to the Savute strip, where you will board light aircraft to flight to Kasane.

Upon arrival at the airport, welcome and transfer by road to your hotel in Victoria Falls. After settling in, in the afternoon you will be transferred to the jetty to board a cruise on the Zambezi River. You will see wildlife and enjoy a beautiful African sunset.

Next morning, your guide will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel to visit the majestic Victoria Falls. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy some shopping or partake in optional activities.

Day 10

Transfer to the Victoria Falls International Airport for your flight to your next destination

Optional extensions to the Kalahari and Linyanti

Deception Valley Lodge

Today you will board a light air transfer from Maun to the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Deception Valley Lodge is located within a private concession.

Upon arrival at the strip, you will be met by your guide and then enjoy a short drive to the camp.

Morning and afternoon game drives take place in open 4X4 game drive vehicles. These game drives are led by professional guides and Bushmen trackers. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of different species: the impressive black maned Kalahari lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The regular game includes giraffe, elephant, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, springbok and zebras.

Exploring the bush on foot, led by your Bushman guide, will teach you about the hunting and survival skills used for centuries by the bushmen. You will also learn all about the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted to survive in this inhospitable environment.

Camp Linyanti

The flight from Savute strip to Saile strip, will take you to the western edge of the Chobe National Park. Upon arrival at the strip, you will be met by your guide and then enjoy a 2 hours game drive to the camp, tucked along the banks of Linyanti river in the north-western corner of the Chobe National Park.

Boasting the highest concentration of elephants, Linyanti is truly the last hidden Eden of the Chobe. You will explore this beautiful area on morning and afternoon game drives, as well as by boat cruises on the Linyanti channel (subject to water levels)

You will also have time to rest in the afternoon, between the morning and afternoon activities. You may relax on comfortable couches and gaze at the endless horizon, or pick up a pair of binoculars and scan the water’s edge for rare migrating birds and watering animals. At night, reconnect with mother nature in front of the boma, by the campfire.

Inclusions

  • Transfers from and to Maun airport
  • 1 night accommodation Crocodile Camp (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation Oddballs’ Enclave (All meals, drinks, park fees and safari activities)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation Camp Savuti (All meals, drinks, park fees and safari activities)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at The Kingdom (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Boat cruise on the Zambezi River, guided visit of the Falls and park fees included
  • Road transfers Kasane – Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls airport
  • Shared light aircraft transfers Maun – Delta – Savute – Kasane
  • Possibility to do the itinerary from Victoria Falls to Maun

Extensions:

  • Accommodation at the selected lodges, including all meals, drinks, 2 daily safari activities, park fees and laundry.
  • Charter flights to all the selected lodges

Exclusions

  • International and regional flights
  • Visa (USD30 per person to enter Zimbabwe)
  • Premium brand drinks and champagne at fully inclusive camps
  • Private road/air transfers or activities unless specified
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (gifts, curio shopping, phone calls etc)
  • Tips and gratuities

Departures

Daily departures. Subject to availability at the time of enquiry

Price

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