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Take in the wonders of Victoria Falls, explore the Okavango Delta and enjoy a dose of dreamy, relaxed luxury on the Southern tip of South Africa’s coast. Self-drive camping throughout the Chobe National Park is complimented by guided river trips on the Zambezi River and private mokoro tours on Chief's Island - the true heart of the Okavango Delta. This honeymoon ends in serious style in Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel - a resort offering the perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz. Explore this 16 night, 19 day (including international travel time) safari:
- 2 nights Chundukwa River Lodge, Zambezi River, Zambia
- 2 nights Ihaha Campsite
- 2 nights Savute Campsite
- 2 nights Khwai Campsite
- 1 night Maun Cresta Hotel, Central Botswana
- 2 nights Delta Camp's Treehouse Suite, Okavango Delta
- 5 nights Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
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Day 1: Flight to Livingstone, Zambia
Check in at the Kenya Airways desk at London Heathrow for your overnight flight to Nairobi, where you will connect to your Kenya Airways flight to Livingstone, Zambia.
Days 2-3: Vic Falls
On arrival to Livingstone airport, you shall be met and transferred in a private car to Chundukwa River Lodge where you shall stay for 2 nights with all meals, house drinks, game viewing activities (game drives and guided bush walks) and park fees included.
**Why not book a Vic Falls Bungee Jump from £120 per person**
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Nestled amongst the lush riverine forest on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River lies Chundukwa River Lodge; a boutique bush utopia offering guests a private and truly authentic African experience. Five unique, totally secluded, open-fronted thatched chalets, built on wooden stilts, boast uninterrupted views across the river.
Activities at Chundukwa River Lodge include a sunset boat trip in an area known for its wealth of wildlife. With stables at the lodge, you can explore the area on horseback, by microlight flight, helicopter or a Rhino Walk.
Days 4-5: Self-drive Chobe Safari
After breakfast, you will be transferred to pick up your fully equipped 4-wheel drive to begin your epic camping journey south through Chobe National Park to the heart of the Okavango Delta. Full support will be on hand, but you will receive an induction to ensure safety and confidence driving in this wildlife terrain.
Full day safari in Northern Botswana’s, Chobe National Park – home to huge herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo. The ever-changing landscape will dazzle you with its huge variety of wildlife and birdlife.
Arrive at Ihaha wilderness campsite where you will stay for 2 nights. Set up for the night to the sounds of the bush and in the light of the star-studded skies.
Days 6-7: Savuti Campsite in Linyanti
Pack up at Ihaha and continue your journey through Linyanti to Savuti campsite where you will stay for 2 nights. You will be visited here by Spotted Hyaena and Elephants, this is a truly wild camping experience.
Days 8-9: Khwai Campsite in Moremi
Continue the penultimate leg of the self-drive journey to the edge of the inner Delta region, where the scenery will become ever marshier, with crystal clear waterways. Settle at Khwai campsite where you will stay for 2 nights while exploring the area world-famous for safari exclusiveness.
Day 10: Maun
Finish your Botswana self-drive adventure by travelling further South still, to Maun – the town known as the heart of Delta safaris. You will drop off your 4-wheel drive and rest at Cresta Hotel.
Days 11-12: Chief's Island Treehouse
Depart in the morning on a stunning, scenic, light aircraft flight over the lagoons to arrive at Delta airstrip where you’ll be met and transferred to Delta camp’s treehouse for a luxurious 2-night stay in the birthplace of mokoro safaris. Your private guide will highlight the intricacies of this unique ecosystem.
Days 13-17: Cape Town
Sadly the end of your time in Bostwana, you will end of a literal high as you take a return scenic flight to Maun and connect to fly to Cape Town. You will be met at arrivals and be taken to collect your standard hire car that you’ll have for the remainder of your time in Africa.
You will drive to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel where you will stay for 5 nights in a Deluxe Room. Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, this luxury hotel and spa offers easy access to all that's happening in this dynamic city. Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown, the resort offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquillity and contemporary buzz.
For a bit more action golf, mountain biking and walking, boat and kayak trips, sailing, surfing and windsurfing can be arranged. Depending on the season, you can try shark cage diving, whale watching and penguin spotting! Slightly further afield is the stunningly beautiful South African vineyards and countryside where you can enjoy a flower safari.
Day 18: Homeward bound
This afternoon you return to Cape Town airport, drop off your hire car, and fly overnight to London Heathrow.
Day 19: Home sweet home
Duration: 19 days
Location: Botswana, Africa
Our ‘Botswana Self Drive Adventure with Cape Town' itinerary includes: International flights (price based on London), all internal flights and all accommodation, meals, drinks and activities as indicated.
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