Botswana Untouched

Itinerary: Johannesburg to the Victoria Falls

Duration: 13 days

Group size:  4-12

Safari price: € 2950

 

 

Highlights:

Botswana:

  • Tuli Block
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Moremi National Park
  • Khwai River
  • Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion
  • Chobe National Park
  • River cruise on the Chobe River

Zimbabwe:

  • Victoria Falls

Info 

This tour covers most of Botswana, including the famous Okavango Delta which we explore in mokoros, and the famous parks Chobe and Moremi.
An unforgettable experience in one of the wildest areas in Africa!

Day 1: Johannesburg

Day 2: Johannesburg to Tuli Block

Day 3: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

Day 4: Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Planet Baobab

Day 5: Planet Baobab to Maun

Day 6: Maun to the Khwai River

Day 7: Khwai River

Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve

Day 9 & 10 : Chobe National Park

Day 11 & 12 : Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls

Day 13: End of the tour

Itinerary*

Day 1: Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where we will spend the rest of the day. This evening you will meet your tour guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting.

Day 2: Johannesburg to Tuli Block

The Botswana Safari starts  with an early morning departure in Johannesburg. We drive into Botswana through the LimpopoProvince. We will be spending the night at Limpopo River Lodge. There will be a game drive either in the evening or the next morning, depending on the time of arrival. The evening meal will be prepared by the guide. BLD

Day 3: Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Our destination today is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This park, based on a community wildlife project established in 1992, aims to save the vanishing white rhino restore the wildlife area to its former natural state and provide economic benefits to the local community. In the afternoon, we do a game drive hoping to see some White Rhinos. BL

Day 4: Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Planet Baobab

After breakfast, we drive north-west towards the Makgadikgadi Pans. This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikgadi which comprises of the largest area of salt pans in the world covering some 37 000 sq. km in overall extent. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove. He will explain the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints). BLD

 

Day 5: Planet Baobab to Maun

After breakfast we head off for Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”.

The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. BL

Day 6: Maun to the Khwai River

This morning we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides for a short drive to the mokoro station.  From here, we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife.  Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast.  After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our lodge, which is situated in close proximity to the famous Khwai River.  After settling into our lodge, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day. BLD

 

Day 7: Khwai River

Today will be spent in the Khwai area. We will embark on a full day game drive, hopefully spotting the variety of animals that frequent the region. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of raptors. BLD

Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast, we drive into the famous Moremi Game Reserve, which is described to be one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa. A full day is spent in the unspoiled nature with an unbelievable concentration of wildlife. We spend the night in the reserve. BLD

Day 9 and 10: Chobe National Park 

We have to get up very early! We leave the lodge in Khwai River and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, keeping an eye out for the wildlife that calls this area home. The next day is spent with a morning game drive in search of Africa’s Big Five!  We enjoy the afternoon on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Along with many species of big game, Chobe National Park boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. Also hippo, buffalo, crocodile, puku and lots of different water birds are viewed from the river. Day 9 BLD ; Day 10 B

Day 11 and 12: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls

Today we leave Botswana behind and enter Zimbabwe, home to the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.  You have the rest of the day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer.  Also we get to see the Victoria Falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. Day 11 BL ; Day 12 BD

Day 13: End of the tour

Your tour ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again on another of our African adventures. B

Meals:   B= Breakfast   L= Lunch   D= Dinner

* Subject to change without notice 

Price and Services

Price 2014 :                                             Euro 2950
Single Supplement:       Euro 540
 
   

Price includes:

  • All transport in fully kitted 4 x 4 safari vehicle
  • 12 nights in different lodges
  • Meals and activities as per Itinerary
  • Game Drives as per Itinerary
  • Experienced local guide & driver

Not included:

  • local payment of R 2000 for entries etc.
  • Flights
  • Visa for Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa if required are the responsibility of the traveler
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Optional activities
  • Personal items
  • Drinks, tips and curios
  • Pre- and post tour accommodation
  • Malaria prophilaxis

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Group size: 4-12 participants

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

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are compulsory, but we suggest malaria prophylactics in summer (November-March). For more information please contact your GP.

Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance is 12 kg p.p., not including a small daypack and photographic equipment. Please bring a backpack or soft bag, not a suitcase. Do not bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way.

Departures

Departures 2014:    
10. January
16. February
08. March
27. March
06. May
28. May
28. June
15. July
01. August
18. August
07. September
21. September
04. October
18. October
30. October
12. November
29. November
14. December

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