Botswana Animal Science Tour

Study Wildlife in Botswana

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Africa is known for its vast array of wildlife. However, Botswana is facing a significant elephant poaching problem that has spiked in recent years. Add an impact to your trip by volunteering at an elephant sanctuary or removing snares alongside professionals.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Your trip abroad is up and away! After a long journey, you will finally arrive at Kasane International Airport (IATA). A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury safari resort overlooking the Chobe River. 

Be sure to take some time to rest and unpack. If you are feeling up to it, take a dip in the pool or explore the resort’s surroundings. In the evening, you will meet with your guide to enjoy authentic African cuisine at the resort’s main restaurant, providing an excellent opportunity to get to know your guide and discuss your upcoming adventures.

Start your first full day with a bang by driving through Chobe National Park. The park has four unique ecosystems and diverse wildlife where you can try to spot the big five: buffalo, hippos, elephants, leopards, and giraffes. Enjoy lunch and refreshments halfway through the drive, but make sure to remain inside the vehicle at this time unless you want to be lunch for something else! 

Many of the land animals you will see on this safari are critically endangered. A professional on this topic will join you for this excursion to inform you as to what actions need to be taken to save these species, so be sure to ask lots of questions.

With an early start, you will head across the Zimbabwe border to Victoria Falls. It is here that you will embark on a guided nature walk through the Victoria Falls Rainforest. Not only will you experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but you will also learn about the geology and wildlife of Africa’s most famous destination. Following your walk, a speedboat will take you to the edge of the falls and drop you off at Livingston Island. Enjoy a delicious lunch with magnificent views, then take the opportunity to dive into Angels Armchair or Devils Pool — we dare you! In the late afternoon, you’ll board a shuttle to a local hotel near the falls.  

You have an adventure-packed day ahead. You’ll be picked up by Jeep to drive to the Zambezi River. Gear up and hike down to the river banks Get ready to get wet as you aboard your raft, because this will be a thrilling journey as you plunge through 23 kilometers of gorges. At the end of your trip, enjoy an open bar BBQ lunch as a reward for your efforts. After lunch, you’ll begin your journey back to the city of Kasane. 

What better way to see South Africa than from the sky? In the early hours of the morning, you’ll set off for a thrilling hot air balloon ride over the Okavango Delta, a location which is only accessible via air. Keep an eye out for the big five as you soar overhead. 

You’ll land in Kadizora Camp, situated in a woodland of towering Marula trees overlooking floodplains. Under canvas are sophisticated furnishings, a dining area, and a swimming pool ideally located for spotting wildlife. Enjoy the afternoon and evening here before departing back to your resort. 

You’ve experienced safaris both on land and in the air, what about on the water? On your last day, you will enjoy a river cruise upstream the Chobe River, an ideal opportunity to spot elephants playing on the banks. You’ll also likely see giraffes, kudu, zebras, impala, and antelopes. Herds of buffalo will also make their way down the river’s edge. 

Take this final moment to soak up the pristine and spectacular nature and wildlife in South Africa. 

Your adventure is nearly over, but not before one final breakfast with your group and local guides. Take time to reflect on your favorite moments of the trip. These memories will last you a lifetime! After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to fly home.

With some of the most spectacular wildlife spectacles on our planet, Botswana is one of the most exceptional safari locations in Africa. Indeed, this is a place where wild animals rule; large cats roam the wilderness and elephants tower. This place of unparalleled beauty is one where the possibilities for adventure and discovery are endless. 

On this trip to Botswana, get an up-close and personal experience with Africa’s wildlife and nature from the land, sea, and sky! From white water rafting to ground safaris to hot air balloon rides, your trip abroad will leave you feeling both exhilarated and inspired. Start planning your Botswana adventure today!

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