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Victoria Falls and Botswana

Dates:  April 23 - May 1, 2025

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Okavango Delta, Botswana

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​April 23-25

Our journey begins April 23rd when we arrive at Victoria Falls Airport. After checking into the Ilala Lodge, we will take a river boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.  Hippos, crocs, and elephants can be seen on our sunset cruise.  Ilala is family owned and the closest lodging to the falls. The next morning we will catch the sun rising over Victoria Falls on our guided tour.  Some guests will opt for the Flight of Angels later in the day or even bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge. On April 25 we depart to Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

 April 25-28

We will take the scenic 80 minute drive to Kasane, Botswana. We will use helicopters to fly us to our first camp - Mokete. This is the newest camp in the Wilderness portfolio. It is located in one of the most raw, remote, and untamed places on the planet. Mokete is so abundant with life, it will leave you breathless! Wilderness Mokete is a limited-edition camp in the Mababe Concession, a lesser-visited area of Botswana known for large herds of buffalo, elephants, and zebra, as well as predators that follow them like lions, cheetahs, and painted dogs. "The location of our vast private area, over 50,000 hectares for our sole use, is unknown to travelers who have been to Botswana before," said Keith Vincent, the CEO of Wilderness Safaris, in an interview with Travel + Leisure. "It is situated to the east of the Okavango Delta and to the south of Chobe National Park, therefore outside of the parts of Botswana that travelers are familiar with. What also makes it unique is that there are wide open grasslands here, with visibility not found anywhere else."

April 28 - May 1

Once again we will board helicopters and fly over the Okavango to our next camp, Qorokwe. Located in a private wilderness area bordering the renowned Moremi Game Reserve, Qorokwe is famous for intense predator-prey encounters. Prepare for thrilling game drives tracking leopards in the wild. Hopefully we can see painted dogs hunting impala and we will be up close and personal with lions. This year there was so much activity in the reserve it was hard to decide which sighting to visit. Here is a review from a recent guest to Qorokwe: “This is a luxury lodge in the Okavango Delta. It's not cheap, but worth every penny. We stayed there the 2nd half of April for 3 nights. The lodge is beautifully designed, with luxurious modern cabins. The cabin is equipped with excellent comfy beds, shower, and a deck overlooking a pool frequented by wildlife. Even lions visited the camp one night. Food is delicious, with several option for lunch and dinner and a great selection of drinks.” 


After three nights we’ll take a short hop to Maun for our flights home. 

Victoria Falls
Leopard in the Okavango
Kudu in the Okavango Delta
Hippo on the Chobe
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