WILDS OF BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS (IQZ)

WILDS OF BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS (IQZ)

Smoking…we all know it’s bad for you. But what about “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-oa-Tunya,” which is what the locals call Victoria Falls? Seeing them will delight you and will most assuredly be good for you. And no one brings you Victoria Falls like Monograms! Victoria Falls is not the only place you’ll visit on this 10-day vacation. You’ll also go on safari in some of Botswana’s most famous game reserves and national parks. We’ve made it easy for you by arranging your choice of accommodations, most of your meals, game drives, and more. And on safari, you’ll have experienced Rangers and game trackers with you on all game viewing activities. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®—someone who is there to help make sure your vacation runs smoothly—in both Johannesburg & Victoria Falls.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Johannesburg, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The next day, after an included breakfast, you’ll fly to Botswana and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in southern Africa. Here, you will have two game drives in a 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle. Be on the lookout for cheetah, leopard, springbok, gemsbok, the rare brown hyena, and the famed black-maned Kalahari lion. We’ve also arranged for you to have a guided walk with San Bushmen to learn about their intriguing culture, survival and hunting skills, and extensive knowledge of desert animal and plant life.

Then, it’s off to the famed Okavango Delta. This area features various ecosystems—wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland—making it ideal for your three game activities here. Have your camera ready for cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. We’ll also take you to Chobe National Park, which features some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. You’ll have three game activities here consisting of game drives and boat excursions. You may see giraffe, lion, and huge herds of elephant, which are said to be the largest elephants on Earth.

Finally, a private transfer brings you to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Your Local Host in Victoria Falls will help you get settled and feel right at home. We’ve arranged for you to have a private, guided walk of Victoria Falls, so you can learn the history of the falls and hear about the surrounding flora and fauna. Photos do not do justice to these awe-inspiring falls; you must experience them in person! And did we mention we’ve included a cruise on the Zambezi River, where you’ll have an opportunity to take photographs of the wildlife—such as hippos, crocodiles, and elephants—and a stunning Africa sunset?

Between the game drives we’ve included, the hotels and lodges we’ve booked, and the guides and transportation we’ve arranged, all you have to do is make sure you remember your camera! We’ve taken care of the rest. Between the time saved, the hassles taken care of regarding where to go and how to get from one destination to the next, and even having locals there to help you spot the game, you’ve got yourself an unbeatable vacation!

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT
Your vacation package includes a bush walk with San bushmen, known for their tracking and hunting skills, and their unique click language!


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* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).


Day 1
ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel for the night.

Day 2
JOHANNESBURG–CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE, BOTSWANA

Today, fly to the CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (via Maun), the largest game reserve in southern Africa, to start your safari adventure. The Kalahari is a desert climate with a strong population of permanent game, including gemsbok, springbok, cheetah, and leopard. During the summer rains, between December and April, the desert comes alive, and vast numbers of plains game migrate to the area to feed on the short grasses. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, keeping a look out for the rare brown hyena and the famed black-maned Kalahari lion.

Breakfast / Dinner

Day 3
CENTRAL KALAHARI

Explore the area further during your MORNING GAME DRIVE. This afternoon, enjoy a short GAME DRIVE and a GUIDED WALK with SAN BUSHMEN to learn about their fascinating culture, survival and hunting skills, and their vast knowledge of the desert’s animal and plant life.

NOTE:

The guided walk with San Bushmen can move to Day 4 based on the weather/lodge capacity.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4
CENTRAL KALAHARI–OKAVANGO DELTA

Today, fly to the famed OKAVANGO DELTA. This vast area features various ecosystems—wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland, making it ideal for game viewing. After settling in, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY.

NOTE:

Game activities in the Okavango vary by lodge/camp and can be land or water based.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5
OKAVANGO

Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES today. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6
OKAVANGO–CHOBE NATIONAL PARK AREA

Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Partake in an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before settling in for the evening.

NOTE:

Game activities in Chobe vary by lodge, but mainly consist of game drives/boat excursions.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7
CHOBE AREA

Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and more. Also watch for the huge herds of elephant, which are said to be the largest elephants in the world.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8
CHOBE AREA–VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

A PRIVATE TRANSFER by road brings you to VICTORIA FALLS. Check in to your hotel and get settled. This evening, a CRUISE on the Zambezi River affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset.

Breakfast

Day 9
VICTORIA FALLS

Today, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

NOTE:

During the dry season (September-December) and dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.

Day 10
VICTORIA FALLS–JOHANNESBURG–HOMEBOUND FLIGHT

Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Johannesburg: private vehicle; Central Kalahari: shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle; Okavango & Chobe: shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle, mokoro, and/or boat (varies by lodge/camp); private road transfer from Chobe to Victoria Falls; private (Johannesburg & Victoria Falls) or shared (Botswana) airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights
  • Local Host - Local Hosts in Johannesburg & Victoria Falls; professional Rangers & game trackers on safari in Botswana
  • Choice of hotels - We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.
  • Private sightseeing and shared game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Meals - American breakfast daily; 5 lunches; 6 dinners
  • Baggage - Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Not Included

  • Intra-vacation flights and taxes are not included.

Johannesburg

GARDEN COURT SANDTON CITY

Corner West & Maude Streets
Johannesburg, South Africa

Garden Court Sandton City, is ideally suited in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. Urban design creates and informal and relaxed atmosphere while the staff provide outstanding service. An outdoor swimming pool and bar make for great areas to rest after a day of sightseeing.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Centrally located within easy reach of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

Option  – THE MASLOW

Corner Graystone Drive & Rivonia Road
Sandton, South Africa

The Maslow is packed with state-of-the art facilities ranging from an alluring bar, a tempting bistro, calming lounges, and luxurious guestrooms. Make yourself at home in this oasis with beautiful gardens, water features, and crisp blue pool. All of this within a short distance of the Gautrain Station and Nelson Mandela Square.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located in the heart of Sandton and just a short walk to Mandela Square with its shops and restaurants.


Central Kalahari Game Reserve

DECEPTION VALLEY LODGE

Farm 65 Hainaveld, Ngamiland
Central Kalahari , Botswana

Boasting pure comfort and vibrant, rustic interiors, Deception Valley Lodge accommodates up to sixteen people. Set amidst the arid and remote Kalahari bush, the lodge and each of its units are raised upon stilts and connected by wooden walkways. The main complex incorporates a dining room, lounge and bar area, and a small library for book lovers. Views from the deck include the nearby watering hole — perfect for lazy game viewing. During the day, the swimming pool provides a cool refuge from the warm African sun and by nightfall the boma offers a social fireplace to warm oneself over a drink. From educational walks with the San Bushmen to game drives this lodge offers a unique and refreshing experience in complete seclusion from the bustle of everyday life. Note: Laundry service and all local spirits, beer, and soft drinks are included. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Deception Valley Lodge is a pristine oasis deep in the vast Kalahari Desert of Botswana and not far from the famous Okavango Delta.


Okavango Delta

KADIZORA CAMP

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Scenic ambiance, diverse wildlife, warm hospitality – Kadizora Camp delivers a memorable Okavango Delta experience. The bar, lounge, reception, and dining areas encircle an intimate fire pit – the perfect place to gather and relax after an exciting day of game drives, while decked walkways lead you to the refreshing pool for outstanding views over the flood plain.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Tucked away in a remote part of the northern Okavango Delta. Overlooking a panoramic seasonal flood plain, it is shaded by a canopy of giant marulas, sycamore figs, jackalberries, and rain trees.

Option – CAMP MOREMI

Xakanaxa Lagoon
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Camp Moremi offers an intimate experience with just 11 tents. An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure serves as the main building comprising a main sitting area, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar inviting a true sense of the African wilderness. Other facilities include a secluded swimming pool with sundeck and thatched boma where brunch and high tea are served. Game drives in open 4×4 vehicles and game viewing by motorboat. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located on picturesque Xakanaxa Lagoon on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta in Moremi Wildlife Reserve.


Chobe National Park

CHOBE BUSH LODGE

Chobe National Park
Kasane, Botswana

Featuring classic bush ambiance, Chobe Bush Lodge is a haven of beautiful design and desirable amenities near the banks of Botswana’s Chobe River.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Adjacent to Chobe National Park, Chobe Bush Lodge is situated where Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia meet, and is just a 5-minute drive from the park entrance.

Option – CHOBE GAME LODGE

Kasane
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Picturesquely situated overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. All safari activities are tailored to suit individual requirements. Game drives, game viewing by small boats with a maximum capacity of twelve guests, sunset cruises along the Chobe River and after-dinner stargazing are offered. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the northeast corner of Chobe National Park.

Option 2 – NGOMA SAFARI LODGE

Chobe Forest Conservancy, Kachikau Road
Chobe National Park, Botswana

With just 12 suites Ngoma Safari Lodge offers and intimate safari experience. The buildings are all made from natural materials and blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Ethnic fabrics, building material, and artifacts provide a local touch. The lodge is also positioned to feature panoramic views over the legendary Chobe River with many opportunities to see elephants, zebra, and buffalo grazing on the floodplain. The central area of the lodge houses the reception area, lounge, dining room, bar, and a plunge pool. A well-positioned viewing deck gives guests a perfect setting from which to enjoy a beautifully prepared evening meal with views over a floodlit waterhole frequented by elephants and other game. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Overlooking the Chobe River on the western side of Chobe National Park.


Victoria Falls

THE KINGDOM AT VICTORIA FALLS

1 Mallet Drive
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Kingdom at Victoria falls is situated within the Victoria Falls National Park where game, ranging from Warthog to Elephant roam freely. Its distinctive architectural design is based on the great Zimbabwe monument. A unique water feature in the form of a man made lake gives inward facing rooms the impression of having been built on the edge of the lake.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located within Victoria Falls National Park only a short walk from the falls.

Option – ILALA LODGE

411 Livingstone Way
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge provides distinguished accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance. The hotel is the closest to Victoria Falls as well as the town center. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Bordering Victoria Falls National Park, the lodge is the closest to mighty Victoria Falls.

Option 2 – VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI CLUB

Overlooking Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Club is in a rural location where African history and nature bring an atmosphere of exclusive African uniqueness. The hotel features private check-in, butler service, a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, complimentary cocktail hour and 24 hour room service.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located just 4km from Victoria Falls, the hotel overlooks Zambezi National Park.

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