Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and in height and width is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. It is a magnificent sight to see! The national parks around the falls contain abundant wildlife including sizable populations of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and a variety of antelope. The river above the falls has large populations of hippopotamus and crocodile. A tour of the falls as well as a sunset river cruise are both included in the package and is why this is one of our most popular African safari packages
Hwange National Park is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe. The park hosts over 100 mammal and 400 bird species including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. All Zimbabwe’s specially protected animals are found in Hwange and it is the only protected area where wild dog, gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers. The park has many elephants as well as other major predators including lion, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah. Included in this package are game drives in 4×4 open vehicles and game walks where applicable. Combine this with Victoria Falls which is only a mere 90 miles away to see the best that Zimbabwe has to offer
Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first national park and the most biologically diverse. It has one of the greatest concentrations of game in all of Africa and is why it is included in most of the African safari packages available today. If that’s not enough, the Okavango Delta, created when about 11 cubic kilometres of water spreads over 6,000–15,000 km2 of desert each year creating an oasis for over 200 000 big mammals is only a Cessna flight away and is one of the best safari venues on earth! The Delta was named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and became the 1000th site to be officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Choose to stay in Chobe or combine a trip to The Okavango which we recommend, it is well worth the trip believe us. Game activities include drives in 4×4 open vehicles and boat cruises on the Chobe River. Explore the Okavango by Mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, by boat or wilderness walks on nearby islands. Game drives are available at selected lodges
Best Option For Me?
There are many websites that have information about visas to the African countries we work out of. The rules and regulations change constantly and as such, please contact your embassy directly to get the correct information at the time of your booking… This will make sure you get the correct info from a reputable source
How Much Will This Cost?
Moriti is a very unique, specialised safari business… Due to the fact that we tailor-make all our itineraries specifically from guest to guest, a fair idea of cost online is not possible. We need to know exactly what you want so we can quote you accordingly because a set itinerary may not work for you. The relationships that we have with our destinations is very special to us and will always stay a secret to only but a few (psssst, that’s your cue!)
Requesting a quote from Moriti’s site will always result in a better rate for you because all of our African safari packages are tailor-made with your needs in mind
Payment and Currency?
We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well
While facilities vary by country, it’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most lodges. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports
Best Time For Me to Go?
Hwange, Chobe and The Delta
We will provide transport between the lodges and to / from main airports in each country as part of the itinerary. Internal flights to and from the various venues will also be included. You would need to organise your own flights to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa via a travel agent or indeed online as all our African safari packages start from there
What to Pack?
- Hats, sunblock, insect repellent and sunglasses
- Swimming costume as the lodges have pools
- Something warm for the game drives during the winter months
- Comfortable shoes
- Camera and binoculars
- Any electrical charges you may need. We run on 220 volts
- Any medication you need
Health & Safety?
Tipping is a general practice in South Africa. A large number people in the tourism industry that serve you get a salary, but are encouraged to deliver a better service to increase their income from tipping
Here is some information on tipping in South Africa
- In restaurants, 10% to 15% is the accepted tipping standard on the bill amount
- Petrol attendants at gas stations – from R5 up
- Porters at airports – between R5 and R10 per luggage
- Hotel porters – between R10 to R20 per porter service
- Rangers and trackers – between R200 to R300 or more per day for both
- Site guides (e.g. a guide at an activity) – R100 per person
- Guides – anything between R200 to R300 per day, but R300 is the norm
Please be aware that this is a guideline and you should never feel obliged to tip anyone… It is your discretion and thoughts on the service you have received that should govern your tips
Food and Drink?
Food and drink play a huge role in any vacation. On an African safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each lodge will also have a well stocked bar, so in short, you will be well looked after
Sometimes it’s hard to picture. You’re heading deep into the bush, a hundred miles from a tarred road or town. There’s going to be no running water. You’re going to be far from a borehole and just can’t imagine how you have a wash. And a shower? In such remote wilderness? Rest assured that each lodge has clean water and varied amenities depending on the lodge you choose