A safari extravaganza. Departing from Victoria Falls we venture into untamed Botswana. Staying in remote campsites surrounded by Africa’s Big 5 is just part of the experience. Travelling through Chobe National Park, Savuti and Moremi National park – one is bound to have incredible wildlife encounters. Special 4×4 vehicles are required to access these remote parts of Botswana. Pole through the waterways of the Okavango delta with knowledgeable local guides. A highly recommended tour for those wanting a real African bush experience.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chobe NP Entrance and Game drives
  • Savuti Marsh Entrance & Game Drives
  • Linyanti Marsh Entrance & Game Drives
  • Moremi Game Reserve Entrance & Game Drives
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
INCLUDED
Accommodation Professional Guides
Entrance Fees Most Meals
NOT INCLUDED
Flights
Guide gratuity

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING US.

1

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe* – Chobe National Park, Botswana

We leave Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and transfer to the Botswana border to join your safari guide and travel the short distance to Kasane. We arrive in the small town of Kasane and prepare for our afternoon safari into Chobe National Park. With sun block and cameras in hand we board our safari vehicle in search of lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe and a host of antelope and bird species while snaking our way through the sandy tracks and rugged terrain. Chobe National park is an essential destination while on safari in Botswana. The Chobe floodplains and Chobe River provide a sensitive eco system where the wildlife of Botswana concentrate during the dryseason. It is not uncommon to see between 500 and 5000 Elephants on these floodplains at one time. The highlight of a visit to Chobe National Park is the combination of wildlife, Birdlife and reptiles along the banks of the Chobe River. This is a photographers dream. Happy and content after our day’s safari, we relax for the night under the African skies. *For a supplement you can start your tour in Livingstone, Zambia.

  • Accommodation: Camping twin share dome tents with shared facilities and sleeping bag.
  • Campsite: remote wilderness campsite
  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
2

Chobe National Park –Savuti Areas

Full day game driving. Typically this comprises of a 2 hour drive in the morning after leaving camp, followed by 4-5 hour transfer to the Savuti area, and a further 2-3 hour game drive. Accessible by 4×4 wheel drive only, we head deep into south west corner of Chobe National Park to Savuti Marsh, a relic of a large inland lake fed occasionally by the Savuti Channel. This region is made up of rolling savannah which attracts many different species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and elephant. These in turn attract many predators including lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog and cheetah. This is a breathtaking game driving day and the inaccessibility of the region offers a throwback of what safari experience might have been like in yesteryear. Camping out in the wild enhances further the feeling of exhilaration at being so close to remote and untamed Mother Nature.

  • Accommodation: Camping twin share dome tents with shared facilities including sleeping bags
  • Campsite: remote wilderness campsite
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3

Savuti-moremi Game Reserve or Adjacent Community Game Management area.

Depart Savuti early morning and transfer to the Moremi Game Reserve /or the adjacent Game Management area. 2-3 Hour afternoon game drive. The Moremi Game Reserve was declared a protected area after being used by the then chief Moremi as an exclusive hunting ground. The area is rich with game and offers an untouched wildlife experience. The combination of different habitats from Mopane woodland to Acacia forest, floodplains and lagoons make the area a place of stunning beauty, supporting a diverse array of wildlife. Sightings of leopard, wild dog, cheetah and lion are common, as are elephant, giraffe and zebra encounters. Common night-time visitors to our camp are the spotted hyena and the honey badger. At certain times of the year it may be preferable / safer (as well as offer better game viewing) to visit an adjacent game management area instead of Moremi.

  • Accommodation: Camping twin share dome tents with shared facilities and sleeping bags
  • Campsite: remote wilderness campsite

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4

Moremi – Maun

We enjoy an early morning game drive, returning to camp mid morning to pack our camp and head for Maun, thegateway to the Okavango Delta. Maun is the hub of the tourism industry in Botswana and the road from Moremi to Maun traverses huge areas of protected community land. The surrounding areas of Maun give you an opportunity to witness rural life at its best with folks working the land and tending their cattle.

  • Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities Campsite: Maun area campsite
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5

Okavango Delta – Maun

This morning we depart our camp in Maun for a day excursion to the Okavango Delta. The Okavango is a natural wetland system spreading over some 1.6 million hectares of northern Botswana. The ‘delta’ results from rivers flowing south from Angola, dividing repeatedly on the flat Botswana plains and forming an intricate floodplain of river channels, lagoons and isolated islands – an inland ‘delta’, the only one of its kind in Africa. We enjoy our day in the wilderness with experienced and knowledgeable ‘polers’ who guide you through the labyrinths of channels in a dug-out canoe (mokoro). If we are lucky we may spot wildlife, in particular hippo, crocodile, buffalo, elephant but the experience is focused on the amazing watercourses and beauty of this unique area. We are usually back in Maun by 2pm and time is yours at leisure to relax by the pool or take an optional afternoon scenic flight or helicopter over the Okavango Delta (at around 4pm).

  • Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities.
  • Campsite: Maun area campsite
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Optional Activities: Okavango scenic flight per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time
6

Maun- Makgadikgadi Pans

From Maun we travel to the Makgadikgadi Pans stopping on route at the charismatic village of Gweta then continue south to Chapman’s Baobabs .The Baobabs have a circumference of over 25m and act as sentinels over the distance pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans is a vast shimmering salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We camp for the night on the pans near Nata. Sleeping out on the ‘Pans’ under a blanket of stars is a real ‘Africa’ experience – not to be missed. N.B: Due to the rainy season in Botswana (mainly between January – March), we may not camp at the Makgadikgadi Pans. We may move our destination to Nata where we will overnight and wake early for anopportunity to see the Flamingo’s at the Flamingo sanctuary.

  • Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
  • Campsite: Remote wilderness campsite
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7

Makgadikgadi Pans – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe*

We depart in the morning and travel back towards Kasane. We meander through vast open savannahs passing many local villages before saying goodbye to our guide and meeting the transfer vehicles once again at the border to cross into Zimbabwe for the final journey to Victoria Falls. En route keep your eyes peeled for wandering wildlife migrating between Chobe National Park and the nearby Hwange National Park (in Zimbabwe). Arrangements end in the early afternoon upon arrival in Victoria Falls.

  • Accommodation: None
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME

The departure dates for all of our east African safaris, tours and travel and other trekking packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our safaris tours, travel and trekking Kilimanjaro packages into Tanzania and east African in general.

Upon arrival in Arusha/Moshi you will have lunch and then we will end our African safari. The group should tip the guide around $25 a day, this will depends on number of clients on safari. You will be taken to your hotel/airport, which ends our safari services.

  • It is possible to have an additional half/full day game drive at Ngorongoro conservation area or other parks if you are not restricted to an early departure time from Arusha/KIA/JRO, please note that additional cost will apply.
  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions or national park rules.
  • The order of places visited could also be changed according to the guide/driver’s decision.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Services of an English speaking guide / tour leader
  • airport transfers
  • Binoculars

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Visas
  • travel insurance
  • flights
  • sleeping bags*
  • optional activities, laundry,
  • gratuities
  • passport & visa fees,
  • items of a personal nature,
  • drinks including mineral water.
  • Sleeping bags can be rented for $30 USD per person/trip….Please advise your agent at time of booking if you need to book this equipments

WHAT TO BRING…. Please try to keep your luggage to a minimum. Don’t forget most airlines impose a 20kg luggage limit. A large soft holdall or backpack and a smaller daypack is ideal. On tour you will need a mixture of lightweight clothing for the day and warm wear (eg fleece, long trousers, hat) for early mornings and evenings or on game drives when it can be cool (especially in southern hemisphere winter months Jun-Aug). We highly suggest that women bring a sports bra for this tour as we travel off road on 4 x 4 tracks. Pack a light rain jacket, mosquito spray, sleeping bag, towel and a pillow (if you want one). A money belt/pouch that can be worn comfortably beneath your clothing is recommended for the tour. Please avoid bringing unnecessary valuables and use your pre/post tour hotel safe to store your cash, passport and air tickets.

VACCINATIONS / HEALTH…. The table below indicates the vaccinations suggested for travel on this tour but should be treated as a guide only. You should seek professional medical advice from your GP or clinic at least six weeks prior to departure. Please note some areas visited are malarial. We recommend you speak to your doctor or travel clinic about appropriate anti-malarial tablets

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