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North-West District Outdoor sports

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Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour

1. Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour

Move quietly through the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro and give yourself the best chance of seeing aquatic wildlife. Visit the eastern delta in a community-controlled wilderness area and enjoy a truly soothing experience. After pickup from your hotel or lodge in Maun, make your way to Audi Camp and board a motorboat near here, depending on the water level. Head along the Boro Channel to Boro Mokoro Station to meet your boatman, known as a poler. Next, hop into your mokoro with your experienced poler, a master of the channels of the delta who is astute in co-existing with aquatic wildlife. Learn about the amazing ecosystem that is the Okavango Delta, and soak up the tranquility of the area. Break up your mokoro tour by setting up a picnic lunch on an island. Marvel at the breathtaking views and take a nature walk before exploring more channels in the delta. When your once in a lifetime experience draws to a close, head back to the Boro Mokoro Station where your engine-powered boat will pick you up for a trip to Audi camp to arrive before sunset. Alternatively, you may be picked up by car.

From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Private Tour

2. From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Private Tour

For the full-day tour, meet your driver at your hotel in Victoria Falls at 7:30 AM. Embark on a day of fun, excitement, and adventure at one of the great game parks on the African continent, the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Travel for 1 hour until you reach the park. Upon arrival, set off on a guided game drive, which lasts for approximately 4 hours. Explore the vast terrain of the park and keep an eye out for Africa's Big 5 game animals: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo. Take in the fantastic views of the park, with several fantastic photo opportunities. After the game drive, stop for a delicious lunch, before embarking on an afternoon boat cruise. During the cruise, sail gracefully down the river and enjoy the spectacular river scenery and up-close views of species such as giraffe, antelope, hippo, and crocodile, as well as a variety of wild birds. After the cruise, be returned to your hotel in Victoria Falls, arriving back at approximately 6:30 PM. Alternatively, pick the half-day tour which is exactly the same to begin with, however, it does not include lunch and the boat cruise. The other option is to upgrade your tour to the extended day tour which is the same as the full-day tour but has an earlier pick up (at 5:30 AM) so you have the chance to watch the sunrise over Victoria Falls National Park. With this option, you will also be able to watch the sunset over Chobe National Park. Both lunch and breakfast are included in the extended tour.

Chobe National Park: 3-Hour Game Drive

3. Chobe National Park: 3-Hour Game Drive

Take a private 3-hour game drive through Chobe National Park, so-called “Land of the Giants,” and discover a perfect destination for any wildlife lover full of many big game species. Marvel at Botswana's first and most biologically diverse national park, particularly known for its elephant populations which have grown from a few thousand to over 50,000 — the highest elephant concentration in Africa. After pickup from your accommodation in Kasane, travel to the Chobe National Park, aiming to be at the gates by 6 AM. Please remember to bring $15 for entry into the park. Once in the park, hop in a custom built 4x4 safari vehicle, with open sides offering exceptional views, then set off on your game drive with a qualified safari guide. With your guide's local experience and knowledge, learn about the park's distinct ecosystem and its diverse range of animals. Enjoy a fantastic opportunity for photographers to capture wildlife in a stunning landscape. You are welcome to ask your guide to go searching for certain birdlife, wildlife, or unique areas within the park. Once your 3 hours are up, you'll be returned to your lodge in Kasane, kazungula and Lesoma areas.

Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

4. Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

Spend a full day immersed in nature with a cruise on the Chobe River followed by a game drive in the world-famous Chobe National Park. Only 1 hour away from Livingstone, the Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa.   The tour departs from Livingstone, where you’ll be picked up from your lodge or hotel for a transfer to the border. Your Botswanan guide will meet you after immigration procedures and take you first to the cruise on the Chobe River. This breathtaking river is famous for its rich elephant and lion population, so keep your eyes peeled to spot the wildlife in the water and along the banks. Enjoy a fresh buffet lunch with several options at a beautiful lodge situated on the riverbank.   Then, switch to a game drive in the National Park. Your open-sided vehicle will allow you to see 360-degrees around you and at great distances over the safari, which is populated with elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, antelopes, and more. Refreshments will be served throughout the tour to keep you cool. After a full day of experiencing the beauty of African nature, you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodations.

Kasane: Chobe National Park Full-Day Game Drive Safari

5. Kasane: Chobe National Park Full-Day Game Drive Safari

Delight in a game drive safari perfect for every wildlife lover in the Chobe National Park. Discover Botswana's first and most biologically diverse national park, popularly known as “The Land of the Giants” due to the number of big game species that call the park home, including the highest elephant concentration in Africa. After pickup from your accommodation in Kasane, travel to the Chobe National Park boat launch. Pay $10 for entry into the park, then get in your custom built viewing boat with comfortable chairs and open sides offering exceptional views. Set off with a qualified safari guide who will keep you in safe hands as you navigate through the park. With the guide's local experience and knowledge, learn about the park's distinct ecosystem and its diverse range of animals. Spot some of the more than 50,000 elephants that reside in the park, as well as buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, and more. Take advantage of a fantastic opportunity for photographers to capture wildlife in a stunning landscape. You are always welcome to ask your guide to go searching for certain birdlife, wildlife, or unique areas within the park. Once your safari in Chobe National Park has come to an end, you'll return to your lodgings in Kasane.

From Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Chobe Safari

6. From Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Chobe Safari

The first region to be created into a national park by Botswana was Chobe as it is the most biologically diverse with a huge concentration of game. As you’ll be among the first to arrive into the park on this early morning trip, you’ll have the best chance of seeing a large range of wildlife. The park is commonly known for its remarkable elephant population. Follow big cats across the wilderness, edge up to herds of elephants, buffalo and giraffes, and cruise down the Chobe River for water-based wildlife encounters. The day trip to Chobe takes you deep into Botswana’s big game country, a vast and diverse terrain that supports a huge assortment of creatures. Get ready for an adventure that excels in location and excites with its animal experiences. Your expert guide will take you to the places where big game and other wildlife sightings are guaranteed. Among the animals that you might see in Chobe National Park are elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, sable, and hundreds of bird species. You will be picked up from your hotel at 5:00 AM. The drive from Victoria Falls to the park takes just over an hour, and the day trip includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Zimbabwe. Getting into the park early increases your chances of seeing lions and other wildlife that are less active in the heat of the day. The game drive into Chobe National Park will start soon after the gates open. Your driver will be a professional guide with extensive knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species, and big cats such as lion and leopard. You will discover some of the park’s distinct ecosystems with dense woodland, extensive savannahs, and rolling grasslands while traveling along the Caprivi floodplains. After your game drive, you’ll be treated to lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge, before a 3-hour boat cruise on the Chobe River. This will give you ample opportunities to enjoy the gorgeous river scenery and extraordinarily close views of lots of animals, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. This is a highlight for most, which ends with a view of the sunset over the river. After the river cruise, you will return to your hotel in Victoria Falls late evening.

From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe side)

7. From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe side)

After pickup at your accommodation in Kasane, pass through the Botswana border then the Zimbabwe border. Once all immigration processes are complete, hit the road to spend the day exploring Victoria Falls, known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya — "The Smoke That Thunders." In the morning, visit and view the falls from the many different viewpoints, after which you'll be transported to a restaurant of your choice to enjoy lunch. Once you've eaten, discover the local markets and do some shopping or simply admire the local curiosities. Later, explore the Victoria Falls Rainforest and see how the never never-ending rain from the shadow of the falls supports the development of a rich and diverse plant community, which in turn supports a diversity of insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals. After you have taken in all the beauty and magic of the falls, you'll be taken back to Kasane and dropped off at the lodge where you were picked up.

From Kasane: Full-Day White Water Rafting

8. From Kasane: Full-Day White Water Rafting

After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle, drive to the Victoria Falls entrance where the tour will start. Receive a comprehensive safety briefing from your guide before you hike down to the Zambezi River. The hike will last about 10-15 minutes depending on your fitness level. Find your raft in the river, prepared by the raft crew. Then start practicing the techniques with the assistance of your guide. Tackle the first rapid of your day called the Boiling Pot. Paddle for the first 10 rapids, covering a throng of class 5 rapids that include the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travels, and Washing Machine. When you reach rapid number 10, stop for a snack break and a short rest. Tackle the remaining section of the river with rapids like Terminator, Mother All, and Oblivion. A the end of the adrenaline-filled trip, hike back through the Batoka Gorge. When you reach the top enjoy a delicious lunch and refreshments. Drive back to Kasane, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Receive videos and photos of your trip online.

Chobe National Park: Game Drive, Boat Tour, and Lunch

9. Chobe National Park: Game Drive, Boat Tour, and Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation in Victoria Falls at 7:00 AM and begin an 80-kilometer journey through the countryside to the Kazungula border. At the border with Botswana, you will change vehicles. After passport control, take a short drive to the Chobe Marina Lodge for a short break. Once in the National Park, you will go on a game drive in an open vehicle. At 12:30 PM, return to have lunch. This will be served a la carte or buffet style with a selection of traditional and modern meals to choose from. After lunch, depart for the afternoon activity. This time board a cruise and you will be able to admire the wildlife from the water. At the end of the activity, commence your journey back to Victoria Falls and be dropped at your accommodation in the late afternoon, in time for dinner around 6:00 PM. 

Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

10. Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

After pickup from your hotel in Maun, drive for approximately an hour to the Okavango Delta. On arrival at the mokoro station, the punter-guides will provide a brief introduction on the day's itinerary. Climb into your mokoro and head out into the waterways of the delta. Stop by an island and do a bush walk to stretch your legs, look for animals and learn about the local flora and fauna. Animals that can usually be seen include hippos, crocodiles, elephants, zebras, impala, and various bird species. Make a stop to eat your packed lunch and enjoy a refreshing drink. You will then return to the mokoro and start the return journey back to the vehicle, which will be waiting to drive you back to Maun.

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This was an excellent trip but there was a few hiccups at the start. We were late being picked up and then there was an issue at the border when passing us onto the transfer at the Botswana side. The guide at chobe also didn’t know we were supposed to be on a cruise after the game drive either. Although he did sort this for us. People make mistakes though and we weren’t going to let it ruin our holiday. The border is around 45/60 mins form vic falls and is open between 06:00-20:00. The trip itself is amazing. The game drive with Brave was excellent and he was very informative. Sitting in the 4x4 surrounded by hundreds of passing elephants is something you will never forget. Brave was also able to spot not one but two different leopards at two different times during the drive. One was up a tree and we were able to get some brilliant photos. We also saw lions charging elephants and all the other animals. The cruise was also good seeing elephants make the river crossing

A slight delay in picking you up at the hotel didn't harm the good organization on site. Nice staff who helped at the border crossing, we liked the boat tour best, saw great scenery and lots of animals. A small point of criticism: our voucher did not clearly state whether a pick-up at the hotel was possible. Our email request was not answered. We only received confirmation after a phone call to the provider.

Excellent day trip from lodge pick up and transfer to the Zambia/Botswana border where our excellent guide for the day (Phil) met us and guided us through immigration. Great morning game drive, followed by an excellent 3 course lunch and then a boat / river trip in the afternoon. Saw all of the big 5 except for the elusive leopard!

This tour is great. If you like nature and tranquility, you should especially choose this activity. Well organized and very experienced guide.

Our guide was very friendly, professional and helpful. I would recommend them any time.