Vic Falls and Botswana's Big Game

This itinerary is a great introduction to Victoria Falls and Botswana. You’ll start with the “smoke that thunders,” but this town is more than just the falls. It is home to beautiful, colonial-style hotels and friendly locals that will ease you into Africa and prepare you for your safari adventure. As you head into the Chobe ecosystem, prepare to enjoy some of the best-preserved African bush on the continent from both land and water before landing in the immense Okavango Delta, one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.

Trip Highlights
Big game viewing in the Okavango
Boat safaris on the Chobe River
Incredible landscapes throughout
Victoria Falls and its activities
When To Go
All Year
Ideal Length
1-2 weeks

All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t

We’ve thought carefully about how to make your travel efficient and easy in Botswana. Your first stop is Victoria Falls, and you’ll spend some time here before travelling overland to Chobe National Park. After your time in Chobe, you’ll fly into the Okavango Delta by light aircraft. This is a great trip for both first-timers to Africa and safari veterans.

"From game-drives and mokoro expeditions in the Okavango Delta, to boating in the Chobe National Park; from quad-biking out into the stark landscape of the Makgadikgadi, to taking in the culture of the oldest bloodline on earth, by visiting the Khoi San. Botswana is the ultimate safari destination and it has really got it all."


Rob Barber, Golden Africa MD and Botswana resident




Fly over the mighty waterfall
Victoria Falls
Southern Africa's largest river is full of hippos
Zambezi River
Top tip: aim for the shoulder season of April and May to get some fantastic rates and value for money. You might get the odd shower but it is worth it.
Splash out with a heli tour of the Delta
Okavango Delta
You are in good hands when out on game drives
Gomoti Plains, Okavango Delta
Weather watch: November to April is rainy across the region but often short, sharp downpours that clear quickly. People say Victoria Falls is best when water levels are low (July to December) but its great all year.
A few more tips...


Victoria Falls

  • Choose either the Zimbabwean or Zambian side of the Falls. 
  • We think the Zimbabwean side is better for a short stay and the Zambian side for longer stays. 
  • Get ready for an adrenaline rush! Bungee jump the falls, get close to the spray by helicopter or raft the gorge. 

Chobe National Park

  • All your guide to plan your safari activities - they know best!
  • Chobe gets busy, but we have selected lodges that try to avoid the crowds.
  • They permit no night drives and walking in the National Park. 

Okavango Delta

  • The Delta is vast and all our lodges are in different sections of the Okavango wilderness. 
  • Visit in the dry season when the Delta is flooded for the full range of boat activities.
  • Can’t visit in the dry season? Don’t worry. There are pros and cons to every season. Chat to us about your options. 


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    Nemo believes in setting the bar high with ethical travel and sustainable practices. This starts in our office in London with our paperless policy and commitment to send 1% of our profits to Hello World, our chosen charity. Our commitment to ethical travel filters down into our trips, too. We use local hotels and partners so that your travel supports local businesses. A huge part of our dream at Nemo is to help protect our planet and the communities within it. Every trip we deliver brings us closer to our goal - to make a difference. 

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