Botswana Explorer

Itinerary: Windhoek to the Victoria Falls

Duration: 9 days

Group size: 6 – 12

Lodge Safari Price:  2200 €

Camping Safari Price: 2000 €

 

 

Highlights:

Namibia:

  • Windhoek, the capital of Namibia
  • The Okavango river at rural Rundu
  • Mahango and Bwabwata Game reserves with its lush vegetation and an abundance of game and bird life
  • Drive through the Caprivi Strip with its big herds of elephant
  • Explore the awe-inspiring wilderness area of the Okavango River in mokoros (local canoes) and on a game drive

Botswana:

  • Explore the floodplains of the Chobe National Park with its unparalleled wildlife

Zimbabwe:

  • The unforgettable Victoria Falls at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

 

Info

This extraordinary tour starts in Windhoek in Namibia and explores the pristine wildlife sanctuaries of Namibia and Botswana, including the flood plains of the Okavango River and Chobe National Park. We also experience the remote Caprivi Strip and the mighty Zambezi River at the famous Victoria Falls.

Day 1: Windhoek, Okavango River

Day 2: Okavango River, Rundu

Day 3 & 4: The Okavango River /

Bwabwata Nationalpark in a mokoro

Day 5: Caprivi Strip / Chobe National Park, Botswana

Day 6: Chobe National Park

Day 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 9: Tour ends after breakfast

Itinerary*

Day 1: Windhoek, Okavango River

Arrival inWindhoek, the capital ofNamibia. You can spend the day at leisure in this interesting city. At5:15 pmdeparture from the Intercape bus depot. You arrive in Rundu at 3:25 am the following morning. Here you will be picked up and transferred to your lodge on the Okavango River.

Departure:  05h15

Day 2: Okavango River, Rundu

We have time to explore the area at the Okavango River. We have the opportunity to go for a sun downer boat cruise and might even step onto Angolan ground for a drink (optional, 15 Euro) BP.

Dinner:                  restaurant at the Lodge at own cost

Day 3 & 4: The Okavango River / Bwabwata Nationalpark in a mokoro

Two nights are spent in the Okavango River area, which is one of the world’s last natural wonders. We explore this waterway paradise with its unparalleled wildlife. A highlight is an excursion starting at Popa Falls. We use mokoros (local canoes) to get into the pan handle swamps where we also visit a local village. In the afternoon we visit Mahango or Bwabwata Game reserve with its lush vegetation, a rich bird life and a variety of interesting game, including the rare Sable and Roan antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles. (This excursion is at own expense, 80 Euro pp). BLD

Distance:                Day 15: 220 km

                                      Day 16: 40 km Game Drive

Dinners: prepared by the guide at the campfire

Day 5: Caprivi Strip / Chobe National Park, Botswana

Leaving the driest areas of Africa behind us, we reach the refreshing green of the Caprivi Strip. After crossing the Chobe River we enter the northernmost part of Botswana. Botswana has with about 200.000 elephants the biggest elephant population in Africa. We might see some of these majestic animals on our first game drive through the Chobe National Park. In the afternoon we reach Kasane and check into our lodge close to the Chobe River.BP

Distance:                    410 km

Lunch-stop:             picnic in Chobe National Park

Dinner:                        at own expense

 

Day 6: Chobe National Park

Today you can explore the Chobe National Park further. You have the option to go on a game drive in an open 4 x 4 vehicle and/ or a game- viewing cruise on the Chobe River (40 Euro each or 60 Euro for both). Chobe National Park is famous for its spectacular animal sightings. Here you can observe the BIG 5, huge nile crocodiles, many hippos and different antelope species.

Distance:                50 km Game Drive

Departure:             05h45

Brunch:                   picnic at the lodge

Dinner:                    at own expense in a restaurant

Day 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After crossing the Zimbabwe border we reach Victoria Falls and check into our guesthouse. In the afternoon we visit the famous Victoria Falls, the biggest and most breathtaking waterfalls in Africa (entry at own expense). Hiking through the National Park we explore the raw nature of the over 100 m deep cascading Zambezi River. B

Distance:               90 km

Dinner:                    at own expense in a restaurant

Day 8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today you have time to explore the area around Victoria Falls on your own. You can buy some African art, visit a typical African market or take another walk at the Victoria Falls. You can also try one of the many optional activities offered, like White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River, a helicopter flight over the Falls, or a ride on an African elephant. B

Distance:                 0 km

Dinner:                     at own expense in a restaurant

Day 9: Tour ends after breakfast

After 9 days of incredible nature, adventure, and amazing animal sightings it is time to say good bye.

Meals:   B= breakfast   P= picknick lunch   D= dinner

On request (1300 km):

Day 9:Palapye,Botswana

We drive south to Botswana where we spend the night in Palapye. FM

 

Day 10:Johannesburg

Early departure to Johannesburg. We travel through the Northern province and spend the night near the airport. F

 

Day 11: End of our African nature tour and transfer to the airport. 

*subject to change without notice

Price and Services

Price:                                                                        2200 €
Single supplement: 360€


Price includes:                                                                 

  • Accommodation in Hotels/ Lodges/ Guesthouses/ Bungalows
  • Meals see program: 6 x breakfast, 5 x picknick lunch, 2 x dinner
  • Transport in customized vehicles
  • National Park Entrance fees (except Victoria Falls)
  • Professional nature guide

 

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory: luggage, accident and medical cover)
  • Soft drinks, alcohol, tips and other personal expenses

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Group size: 6-12 participants

Visa: Required in Zimbabwe, 30 U$ pp cash

Entry: Passport (at least 6 month valid from date of departure)

Vaccinations: We suggest malaria prophylactics. For more information please contact your doctor.


Departures

Dates 2014: 28.03. / 25.04. / 23.05. / 20.06. / 18.07. / 15.08. / 12.09. / 10.10. / 07.11. / 05.12. / 02.01.2015
Dates 2015: 30.01. / 27.02. / 27.03. / 24.04. / 22.05. / 19.06. / 17.07. / 14.08. / 11.09. / 09.10. / 06.11. / 04.12. / 01.01.2016


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