The Okavango Delta, Selinda Reserve & Victoria Falls

Experience extreme wildlife diversity in the spectacular waterways of the Okavango Delta to the Selinda Spillway in Selinda Reserve with captivating and fascinating wildlife before ending the journey in the Matetsi Game Reserve in Zimbabwe alongside the mighty Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Stay in intimate and luxurious camps and lodges

Enjoy "Fly-In-Safari" to the Okavango, Selinda Reserve & Matetsi Reserve

Experience an intimate and exceptional wildlife experience

Discover wildlife in varying and diverse landscapes and settings

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE MAUN / OKAVANGO DELTA

Arrive into Maun, Botswana where you will be escorted to your scheduled light-aircraft flight to your camp in the UNESCO-listed Okavango Delta where the mighty Okavango River flows and trickle into the Kalahari Desert creating the largest inland delta and one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes on Earth with areas of crystal clear lagoons and water channels; palm-fringed islands and lush grassland plains teeming with wildlife and birds under the vast skies. Enjoy your afternoon and evening activities of game drives, gliding around the waterways on your "mokoros" or motorized boats and nature walks.  

Overnight: Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2: OKAVANGO DELTA

You have a full day to enjoy your safari activities by day and night, mokoros or boat trips and nature walks. 

Overnight: Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3: OKAVANGO DELTA / SELINDA RESERVE

Today we transfer by light aircraft for a short journey to the dramatic waterways and marshes of the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve - home to some of the largest herds of elephants and buffaloes as well as one of the last great bastions of the endangered African Wild Dog. Embark on game drives to fully appreciate the diverse wildlife in this inspiring project spearheaded by National Geographic photographers and filmmakers, Derek and Beverley Joubert and discover the stories of the ancient spillway that links with the Okavango Delta. 

Overnight: Selinda Camp, Selinda Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4: SELINDA RESERVE

Enjoy a full day of wildlife spotting on a variety of walking safaris

Overnight: Selinda Camp, Selinda Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: SELINDA RESERVE / KASANE / MATETSI GAME RESERVE

Continue your breathtaking journey as we board our light aircraft to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe via Kasane before transferring by road to the stunning AndBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, nestled on the banks of a private 15km river frontage of the Zambezi River and set in the massive Matetsi Private Game Reserve - home to an abundance of animal herds such as elephants, buffaloes, kudus, antelopes, the dominant hippo population as well as predators such as lions, hyenas and the elusive African Wild Dog. Enjoy exceptional game drives and bush walks to discover this magical reserve that has changed the whole Victoria Falls and Wildlife experience forever! 

Overnight: AndBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, Matetsi Game Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: MATETSI GAME RESERVE (EXCURSION TO VICTORIA FALLS)

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the world famous Victoria Falls today. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, or "the Smoke that Thunders", the falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall. We explore the many beautiful paths around the Victoria Falls Park, stopping to enjoy photographic opportunities while also enjoying some time for leisure with high tea at the renowned Victoria Fall Hotel. 

Overnight: AndBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, Matetsi Game Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7: MATETSI GAME RESERVE 

Enjoy another day for wildlife spotting in the massive Matetsi Private Game Reserve with morning or evening game drives. Enjoy a cruise along the Zambezi River or bush walks to fully immerse in the wholesome experience before a fitting finale to your journey. 

Overnight: AndBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, Matetsi Game Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8: MATETSI GAME RESERVE / VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

Today, say your farewells before transferring to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward journey. 

Meals: Breakfast

HOTELS

A retreat of contemporary and unique design, Vumbura Plains comprises of two separate satelite camps, consisting of 14 rooms overall. Each camp has its own sumptuous raised lounge, dining and bar area with magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta, while a deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain. Each large luxurious room is raised off the ground with indoor and outdoor showers and en-suite bathroom. 

Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta

Selinda Camp is set on the banks of the ancient Selinda Spillway which links the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Kwando marshes in the remote 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve, home to some of the largest herds of elephants and buffaloes in Southern Africa as well as one of the last great bastions of the endangered African Wild Dog. Each of the 9 thatched tents offers understated luxury and comfort for the seasoned safari lover. 

Selinda Camp, Selinda Reserve

 Just 40km from the Victoria Falls, the Matetsi River Lodge is set on the massive Matetsi Private Game Reserve on the banks of the Zambezi River with an astounding 15km of river frontage - home to an abundance of wildlife to complement the Victoria Falls experience with suites offering an intimate and luxurious contemporary experience.

AndBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, Matetsi Game Reserve

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