Wildlife Explorer

Highlights

  • Great combination of game viewing & scenery
  • All the white-knuckle drama of Victoria Falls
  • Game drives, walks, canoeing & river cruises
  • Well-located accommodation

FROM
USD 2713 pp sharing

Comfort Level: Adventure
Start/End: Start at Maun & End at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: A Classic Okavango Experience

This wildlife-focussed tour opens at Maun Airport in Botswana where you’ll fly out by private charter to the northern Okavango Delta and Xobega Island Camp. Set in a private concession, Xobega is the perfect place to enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the world-famous delta. Game drives are blended with walking safaris and excursions in traditional canoes – a mekoro – and you’ll enjoy excellent bird watching and can even help out with cooking around the fire!

Days 3 - 4: Game Viewing at the Chobe River

After exploring the delta it’s time to turn your attention to the Chobe River. A short flight takes you to Kasane Airport where you’ll be transferred by 4X4 to Elephant Valley Lodge, set far off the beaten track in a forest reserve and overlooking a waterhole well used by elephants. A morning river cruise begins a day here, followed by an afternoon game drive and a spot-lit return to camp. The Chobe River is most famous for its elephants but the area is packed with a wide range of animals, especially during the dry season when game densities are among Africa’s highest.

Days 5 - 6: Enjoy all the Drama of Victoria Falls

A short road transfer takes you across the nearby border into Zimbabwe and a pleasant hour’s drive to Victoria Falls where you’ll be greeted at Batonka Guest Lodge.  This intimate guest house is located 2 km from the city centre.  The lodge is in walking distance to the Falls. Regular shuttles also run between the lodge and the city centre. The staff will be happy to make any bookings for activities you want to do here, whether it’s whitewater rafting, elephant-back safaris or scenic flights. Other popular activities include walking with lions, Zambezi River cruises and picnic trips to Livingstone Island, perched right at the edge of the thundering falls.

Day 7: End at Victoria Falls

After breakfast at Batonka Guest Lodge you will be transferred by road to Victoria Falls Airport and your outbound flight. If you want to extend your stay at Africa’s adventure capital, just ask us.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2019 & 2020

Season
Timing
Price
High Season
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 3063
Shoulder Season 1
01.11.19 - 31.03.20
USD 2713
Shoulder Season 2
01.04.20 - 30.04.20
USD 2903
Shoulder Season 3
01.05.20 - 30.06.20
USD 3143
High Season
01.07.20 - 31.10.20
USD 2283
Shoulder Season 2
01.11.20-30.11.20
USD 2903

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:
  • Flight Transfers
  • Road Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • All meals at Safari Lodges
  • Local Drinks only at The Elephant Valley Lodge
  • Batonka includes breakfast only
  • Scheduled game-viewing activities
  • Park fees
Excludes:
  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • No drinks at Xobega or Batonka
  • Gratuities
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • ** please note that there is a limit of 20kg in soft bags including hand luggage on all charter flights included in safaris
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*Rates are Seasonal. Please contact us for a quote

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Perfect

We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Jennifer
Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)
Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

Werner
A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)
They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Karen (USA)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

Lorraine
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)