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From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe side)

1. 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.

Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour

2. 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.

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.

From Maun: 3-Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari Tour

4. From Maun: 3-Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari Tour

Moremi is home to one of the world’s great wildlife species making the area spectacular for game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Below is a sample itinerary for each day of the tour: Early mornings are quite ideal for bird watching. As we have over 400 species of birds, grab your binoculars and get ready to explore. From bird watching to tracking animals, be prepared for an up-close experience with our wildlife. We will break off for a light lunch and make some rounds in search of some animals, passing through lagoons and pools along the river channels as well as flat plains. We will then make our way back late afternoon as we reflect on our sightings. Rise and shine to a warm delicious breakfast before we head out to exploring more of the renowned Moremi Game Reserve for some great game viewing We will arrive back in Maun in time to catch you flight. It is at this point that you will experience a great deal of fulfillment coupled with feelings of sadness for not only are you bidding goodbye to the wilderness that you had just become a part of, but also bidding farewell to a family that you have spent 3 days with. This is the true spirit of the Botswana

From Maun: Moremi Game Reserve Tour

5. From Maun: Moremi Game Reserve Tour

This day trip to Moremi is the quickest way to catch a glimpse of what this remarkable reserve has to offer. If you don’t have the time to spend the night, then this activity is perfect for you – departing from Maun at the crack of dawn on a safari vehicle, you’ll head out to the reserve with your guide.   Moremi Game Reserve is home to some of the world’s greatest species of wildlife, and is excellent for game viewing and bird watching. The park contains all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and has over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. As well, both Black and White Rhino, while rare to spot, have been recently re-introduced, making this reserve a “Big Five” destination (meaning it contains lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo).   Enjoy a break in the middle for a light lunch before you continue on your exploration, passing around lagoons and pools along the river channels as well as some flat plains. Head back to Maun in late afternoon after a full and exciting day immersed in nature.

From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Private Tour

6. 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.

From Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Chobe Safari

7. 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.

Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

8. 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.

Maun: 2 Nights or 1 Night Okavango Delta Camping Trip

9. Maun: 2 Nights or 1 Night Okavango Delta Camping Trip

Day 1 Our safari will depart from Maun at 0700hrs for a one hour boat ride to the mokoro station from where we will board our mokoro for a leisurely trip to our campsite where we will have lunch and enjoy a hard earned riverside siesta moment. It is truly a wilderness and a great soothing experience. You will get to learn a lot about this amazing ecosystem called the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO heritage site. Sunrise and sunset in this part of the world are sights to behold. We will then embark on a 2 hour late afternoon nature walk. Upon return to the camp, you will be treated to a hot camp shower before proceeding to dinner around a campfire. For us, campfire forms a critical part of the experience. We will share our heritage with you and you will share yours with us. A telescope will enhance your experience of the night under the stars. You will then retreat to your tent equipped with a stretcher bed, a veranda and an attached bathroom with flush-able toilet, shower and sink. Day 2 Rise and shine and say hello to a fresh morning over coffee, tea and rusks! We will head out for a 3 hour early morning nature walk and come up close and intimate with nature. This is a highly recommended experience to start your day by connecting with nature. It is believed that this sets the tone for the rest of your day as you become one with the environment. Upon return at around 10am you will be treated to a filling brunch. You will then relax and enjoy siesta moment in the peaceful Delta. Once you have had a good rest we will head out for a 3 hour mokoro trip arriving back in camp just before sunset. Some guests have meditated along the cruise, some have fallen asleep, while some have been perplexed about the entire experience. Your story is yet to be told… Upon arrival, you will treated to a hot shower in the privacy of your en-suite tent and proceed to enjoy your campfire dinner. By now you and your guide will be the best of friends after 2 days of good bonding. Day 3 Rise and shine to say goodbye to the most amazing landscapes with great memories to carry away. But you are not done yet, as we will once more embark on a morning nature walk for 3 hours, depending on your fatigue levels. Upon return at around 10am, you will have your last brunch before relaxing in the camp. There might be an opportunity to take a dip in the waters, safety permitting. At this time you will be just one but part of the ecosystem. After such a once in a life time experience, we will head back to the mokoro station, on our mokoro as we consolidate our delta experience, where your engine powered boat will pick you up for a trip to Audi Camp and onward transfer to your hotel.

From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise

10. From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise

Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Victoria Falls by a professional tour guide who will make the border crossing into Botswana effortless. Arrive at the Kazungula border post for an assisted crossing where another guide will meet you at the Botswana side. Commence to the Chobe River and board a game viewing boat for a momentous wildlife cruise. Look out for animals such as hippos, flamingos, and aquatic birds in their natural habitat. The wildlife cruise will be followed by a hearty buffet lunch at a riverfront restaurant. To finish off an incredible day, take an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park on a safari vehicle. Your guide will help you spot animals such as elephants, lions, and much more during the adventure. At 4:30 PM, you’ll be safely returned to your hotel in Vitoria Falls via the border crossing at Kazungula.

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What people are saying about North-West District

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

We had such a wonderful experience with Cuckoo tours on a day trip to Chobe from Livingstone. The border/transport process was all managed by Simon's team and we spent the day in Chobe with Gaba who was an incredible guide through the park. His expertise allowed us to see so many different animals as well as Lions! This trip included a game drive as well as a boat tour on the river. Highly recommend their service!

Our guide Broken was not broken indeed! He is the master of the Bush. An ever lasting memorable event with key wildlife viewed at very close proximity. My wife, except the massaging road to, enjoyed every moment. Moremi rocks.

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.