Min 6 guests must be booked on this trip to confirm its departure – Max 10 guests.
Days 1-2: Chobe Area, camping
This safari expedition starts in Kasane, Botswana at 13h00. Bush Ways Safaris is happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Livingstone, Zambia or Kasane, Botswana, if required. On arrival in Kasane, your guide will give you a full safari briefing over lunch and take you shopping for your safari drinks. You will then enjoy a game drive into the park and set up camp. The next day you will enjoy a morning game drive and an afternoon sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions.(Day 1: L, D & Day 2: B, L, D).
Day 3: Mango Tree Road, wild camping
Today our journey to Liuwa Plains begins. After a very early start, you will travel from Botswana into Zambia (Visa required). After crossing seemingly endless sand dunes covered in teak forests, you will descend onto the Zambezi floodplains and travel along the beautiful and picturesque Mango Tree Road which will lead you north to Kalabo. Beautiful Zambian villages are the highlight of this journey. At the end of this long day, you set up camp in the forest to camp wild. You will camp wild with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Days 4-8: Liuwa Plains National Park, camping
You will rise with the sun and have an early breakfast before continuing your journey to Liuwa Plains National Park. On arrival, you will set up camp before exploring this unique area. During this time of the year, the wildebeest migration from the Angolan Kameia National Park to the Zambian Liuwa Plains National Park can be expected. Thousands of wildebeest can be seen making this journey in search of palatable grass, following them are the kings of Liuwa plains, the hyena. The birdlife is also exceptional in this area. The next 5 days will be spent exploring this National Park during morning and afternoon game drives. Wild camping with bush ablutions (B, L, D)
Day 9: Mango Tree Road, camping
You will leave Liuwa Plains National Park after an early morning drive and retrace your journey back along Mango Tree Road. You will camp wild with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Days 10-11: Sioma Falls, camping
This morning there will be time to visit the local market in Kalabo. You will then head south toward the Sioma Falls. Sioma Falls (also known as Ngonye Falls) are, next to Victoria Falls, the most breath-taking waterfalls in Southern Africa. The horseshoe-shaped falls are mostly impressive because of the sheer volume of water that cascades over the staggered twenty-metre drop. Until now, this pristine wilderness is completely unknown to tourists. The next two days will be spent exploring the falls, with a picnic lunch by the falls and swimming in the mighty Zambezi on Day 11. Camping is at a designated campsite with permanent ablutions. (B, L, D )
Days 12-14: Livingstone, Zambia, lodge accommodation
After descending the gruelling road along the western bank of the Zambezi, we cross the river and arrive in Livingstone late afternoon. You will spend the next 2 nights staying at a comfortable lodge. During your stay in Livingstone, there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls, enjoy one or more of the many activities on offer in Livingstone and Victoria Falls and shop for curios. The safari officially ends at 10h00 on Day 14. Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost. Activities in Livingstone include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details. (Day 12 B, L/Day 13 & 14 B only)
OPTIONAL EXTENSION (4 Nights/5 Days)
Days 14-15: Chobe National Park, camping
You will depart early from Livingstone to catch the ferry at Kazangula across the Zambezi River. You will re-enter Botswana and drive to Chobe National Park through Kasane where we will resupply for the next 4 days in Botswana’s famous National Parks. On Day 14 you will enjoy an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River. The next day you will leave northern Chobe and head south to the dryer region of Savute (Savute Main or Zwei Zwei Pan) where elephants dot the plains. Camping will be in designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Days 16-17: Moremi Game Reserve
You will rise with the sun and head south east to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next two nights will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Day 18 Safari ends, Maun
After a morning game drive, you will travel south to Maun. Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers in Maun at an additional cost. (B, L)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ZAMBIAN SECTION OF THIS ITINERARY MAY BE SUBJECT TO DAILY CHANGES DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS.