Classic Machaba Safari plus VICTORIA FALLS

12 days
FROM £ 5895
Countries Visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
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Classic Machaba Safari plus VICTORIA FALLS

This four centre safari allows you to make the most of four very different areas; with different scenery, wildlife habitats and game viewing in each. Accommodation has been handpicked to give you a varied experience whilst staying in beautiful and luxurious camps throughout.

First you enjoy a diverse game viewing experience with both land and water based activities in beautiful Botswana exploring the Okavango Delta around the Moremi Game Reserve and the Gomoti Region.

You then head off into Zimbabwe, a country that has made great strides in wildlife conservation in recent years. You start with a couple of days in Victoria Falls where you can enjoy various different activities based around the world famous waterfalls.

You will also be able to make the most of fantastic game viewing in Hwange National Park with excellent elephant and big cat sightings making for an exciting safari experience!

The Real World Conservation Trust (formerly Real Africa Trust) works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

Khwai Concession, Moremi Game Reserve
On arrival at Maun Airport you will be assisted onto your connecting flight to the Khwai Airstrip where you will be met by a representative and transferred to Machaba Camp in time for lunch. The Moremi is home to the most endangered species of large mammals: the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. Within the larger UNESCO listed Okavango Delta Game Reserve, Moremi covers about 40% of the Okavango. The Moremi and the Okavango Delta is one of the few interior delta systems that do not directly flow into the ocean or sea. The annual flood makes for a spectacular interaction between water and wildlife, as animals synchronize their cycles with this seasonal flood. The concession for Machaba is smaller than most, but the game is incredibly dense. For the real Okavango Delta experience, hop in a mokoro; this dug-out canoe is manned by an experienced river-guide in the shallower waters of the Okavango. The river-guides know every bend of the Khwai River and will tell you all about the surroundings while you silently glide through the waterways. All the mokoro excursions take place in the morning, and even longer day trips can be arranged. Game drives are conducted in the mornings and evenings, and for a full three hours, your guide and tracker will seek out the best wildlife viewings for you. The wildlife in this region is prolific and chances are good to see some of the larger predators, herds of elephant and buffalo and all the plains animals that typically inhabit the area. Night drives are also allowed in this concession: offering you a chance to spot smaller, nocturnal animals, staring with big bright eyes into the spotlights. Guided walks are the perfect way to start another safari day. On a slow pace, smaller flora and fauna is discovered – things you normally miss during a drive.

DAY 4 - 6

Gomoti, Okavango Delta
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to your next camp. On arrival at Gomoti Plains Airstrip, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Gomoti Plains Camp in time for lunch. The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. This exclusive area has been a well-kept secret for many years. The Gomoti region has been the local haunt of many of the older guides and Okavango dwellers who refer to it in nostalgic terms when they used to camp along this river system. This wild and pristine area has over the years produced some phenomenal wildlife encounters including the filming and studying of the African wild dog packs which inhabit this area.

DAY 7 - 8

Victoria Falls
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Kasane. On arrival at Kasane International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred by road (45 mins) to the Zimbabwe Border, before proceeding to Old Drift Lodge and Victoria Falls. Following check-in, enjoy lunch before your afternoon activity. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in 4x4 game viewing vehicles which will take you along the Zambezi River through the Zambezi National Park. Game that can be seen include elephants, buffalo, kudu, giraffe, zebra, eland, impala, warthogs, lion, wild dog and on occasions, cheetah. Tea baskets and snacks will be taken on the morning drives and Sundowners and snacks on the afternoon game drives. Old Drift Lodge also has two luxury 10 seater pontoon boats which will be used for morning and afternoon river safaris.
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  • Accommodation and board basis as specified
  • All detailed transfers and charter flights in Botswana & Zimbabwe (20kgs luggage in soft bags including hand luggage)
  • All game activities as specified and park fees on safari (except Conservation & Community Levy) in Botswana & Zimbabwe
  • Local & house beverages
  • Laundry
  • Financial protection
  • The services of our offices in Botswana, Zimbabwe & the U.K. with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, safari driver/guide tips, general staff tips, gratuities and porterage, Machaba Safaris Conservation & Community Levy (CCL) of US$15.00 per person per night applicable at all camps, premium branded alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, any items of a personal nature, Victoria Falls entrance fee (US$30.00 per person – subject to change), Zimbabwe visa fee.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £5,895 (low season); from £8,995 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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