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Why not slip in another country?
I had not planned to stop in Botswana. The quick Friday visit to the falls and night safari on the Zimbabwe side, and parallel plan for Zambia on Sunday, left Saturday wide open. I had researched Botswana as an alternative to Victoria Falls, interested in the then new nonstop flight from Johannesburg to Maun (MUB) on South African Express, but could not find award availability…ever, and revenue tickets on that or Air Botswana were too expensive for my budget. A daytrip from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park turned out to be a great peek at Botswana.
Every tourist agency in Victoria Falls offers 1 and 2-day tours, they work in concert to fill out numbers so shopping around probably will not achieve much in terms of tour, possibility spend a dollars less or more. The tour I was on had two no-shows so there were only three of us. I paid US$170. I enjoyed the variety as the morning is on a boat and the afternoon on a SUV. Safaris are incredible but after a few hours on a boat or SUV a change of activity is much appreciated.
Wildlife-wise Chobe is spectacular. Elephants galore, hippo colonies, giraffe herds.