Discovering Victoria Falls and Botswana with Safari Skilled Diane Du Plessis


Uncover Africa’s senior journey guide, Diane Du Plessis, just lately launched into a southern Africa safari in Botswana and to the Zimbabwean facet of Victoria Falls. On this article, she shares her standout experiences in each nations.

Having been lucky sufficient to go on safari in Africa earlier than, I had some concept of what to anticipate, however nothing may have ready me for the sheer wild great thing about Botswana and the would possibly of Victoria Falls.

Sensible Botswana

I started my journey in Botswana, taking in Nxai Pan, Okavango Delta, and Chobe. Identified for its assorted landscapes and considerable wildlife, Botswana takes a low-volume, high-cost method to tourism, guaranteeing a pristine and uncrowded safari expertise. 

Throughout my journey I noticed every part however rhinos and African wild canines. I used to be additionally fortunate sufficient to see two hippos combating (I really like hippos!) and a pleasure of lions taking down a kill and devouring it proper in entrance of me. 

Lions in the Okavango Delta
Lions within the Okavango Delta

One of the best sport drive sightings on this safari have been had at Mma Dinare and Splash Camp, the place the skilled guides and trackers have been very happy to share their intimate data of the distinctive atmosphere. 

At Nxai Pan, I ventured out on a stroll with a Bushman, who defined the medicinal makes use of of sure vegetation and described conventional looking strategies, providing distinctive insights into the encompassing wilderness.

At Kwando Camp, I took full benefit of the off-roading safari and night time sport drives, experiences that have been each excessive on my safari bucket record.

Aerial view of the Okavango Delta
Aerial view of the Okavango Delta

Past the superb sport viewing at floor stage, I used to be additionally spoiled with a scenic helicopter flight over the delta, giving me a chicken’s eye view of the glowing waterways and wildlife gathered on the banks. Whereas on the expensive facet, I’d nonetheless extremely advocate this once-in-a-lifetime expertise. 

Lodging in Botswana have been 4-5 stars, and the employees have been all the time pleasant, useful, attentive, and welcoming, actually rounding off my Botswana safari expertise

Fabulous Victoria Falls

After my adventures in Botswana, I headed to the Zimbabwean facet of the mighty Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is immediately engrossing, one of many world’s seven pure wonders and the biggest sheet of falling water on Earth. 

Diane at the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side.
Diane on the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe facet.

The pleasant information who took me on a tour of the falls knew his stuff, and I got here away from the expertise delightfully enlightened. After some gourmand eating on the 5-star Victoria Falls Safari Membership (my world-class lodging), I boarded a ship for an unbelievable Zambezi river cruise.

On my tranquil voyage, I noticed plenty of wildlife alongside the banks of the Zambezi and witnessed an unbelievable African sundown, cocktail in hand. If you happen to’re headed to Victoria Falls, that is one expertise you don’t wish to miss out on!

Journey Ideas

On my whirlwind journey, I solely spent one night time at every lodge, which left me just a little exhausted, to be trustworthy. I’d advocate staying for at the very least 3 nights in every area to settle into the African wild’s tempo and unwind in fashion.

Incredible Zambezi river cruise at sunset.
Unbelievable Zambezi river cruise at sundown.

I’d additionally recommend reserving effectively upfront – Botswana and Victoria Falls are standard African locations, and high quality lodging can refill shortly, particularly throughout peak season. Bon voyage! 

If you happen to’re searching for a luxurious, tailored safari in Botswana or Victoria Falls, Uncover Africa is able to assist. Converse to a safari skilled at this time about planning your dream African safari.

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