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12 Day Botswana Lodge Safari

R38,549

+ Single Supplement EURO 520

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Tour Style Accommodated Small Group Top Seller
Countries Visited Botswana, Zambia, Namibia
Starts Livingstone
Ends Livingstone
Group Size Max 9
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

Why book this trip?

This deluxe Botswana Lodge Safari is a wonderful way to visit Africa. Relax and enjoy the sights while you travel through Africa in a luxury vehicle and spend the evenings unwinding in superb accommodations. Highlights include Caprivi National Park, the Okavango Delta and the glorious Victoria Falls.

This lodge-to-lodge mobile safari itinerary is around a 3-star standing and offers a lot of activities. Transportation between lodges is done in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus. The activities are carried out in the various lodges where we are staying using the lodge game drive vehicles, boats and mokoros (traditional dugout canoes).

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Livingstone
Ends in
Livingstone

This small group accommodated circular Botswana Tour takes you through Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. This tour offers deluxe accommodation in lodges, bungalows and an en-suite tented experience with camp beds. Between lodges you will be transported in an air-conditioned mini bus for added comfort.

Highlights

Included

  • All accommodation (rooms in comfortable lodges or luxury tents)
  • All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner)
  • Services of a Professional Guide
  • All Botswana and Namibian park fees for activities included on itinerary
  • Transport in enclosed, air-conditioned or specialised safari vehicles

Excluded

  • Entrance to the Falls
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Curios
  • Optional excursions at the lodges (scenic flight over the Delta, activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls, game drives, fishing etc)
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
  • Medical
  • Baggage
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Any increase in National Park fees

SKU: ACS4501
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Susuwe/West Caprivi National Park, Zambia

Our journey starts in Livingstone, Zambia at 09:00 today. We receive a full briefing of the tour by expert guides, after which we begin our travels west. We make our way across the border and into Namibia at Katima Mulilo, giving us a chance to make a stopover for a tasty lunch. We then journey further into Namibia’s Caprivi Strip to Camp Kwando or a similar lodge. This lodge has an exquisite view over the sparkling Kwando River, a tributary of the Chobe River, which created the divider between Botswana and Namibia.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Camp Kwando or similar
Route: Livingstone to Susuwe 340 kms
Travel Time: 4-5 hrs

Day 2: Susuwe/West Caprivi National Park, Zambia

Following a hearty early breakfast, we embark on a game drive in the close by Mudumu Game Reserve which provides us with the chance to spot some huge game. Elephant, Kudu and other antelope are frequently spotted in this region. We make our way back to our lodge in the early afternoon where we have a brief rest before leaving for a midday cruise on the glittering Kwando River. When we arrive at our lodge, take some time to indulge in a lovely drink before being served a delicious dinner. An early night’s sleep is encouraged tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camp Kwando or similar

Day 3: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We awake early to proceed west along the Caprivi Strip until we arrive at Poppa Falls, situated on the Okavango River. We embark on a nature walk through the bush to view the rapids close up, our last view of the majestic Okavango River before it makes its way into the Delta. From Poppa Falls we head to Botswana, heading into Mahango Game Reserve just before the border. Located on the floodplains of the Okavango River, Mahango Game Reserve is renowned for its spottings of Red Lechwe, Sable and Roan Antelope, along with various other animals. Departing this picturesque reserve, we have a brief stop at the border crossing back into Botswana and then make our way south to Nxamasere or a similar lodge for two evenings. Nxamasere is located in the Okavango Delta, overlooking a massive lagoon that gives the lodge its name.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Nxamasere or a similar lodge
Route: Susuwe to Nxamasere 350 kms
Travel Time: ±5hrs

lodge nxamaseri

Day 4: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We embark on a motorboat cruise this morning, through the waterways of the Delta lined with dense vegetation. We head to the mokoro station where our day of exploration in the centre of the Okavango Delta starts. Mokoros (traditional dug-out canoes) have been used by the Bayeyi River Bushmen for ages to navigate their way through the complex water channels of this fascinating region. This full day adventure gives us the chance to spot a large variety of birdlife and to view landscapes that most only dream of.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Nxamasere or a similar lodge
Route: Susuwe to Nxamasere 350 kms

Day 5: Maun, Botswana

We leave the magnificent Okavango Delta today and return to Maun. You will have some leisure time here where you can shop for curios or necessities before lunch. There will be an optional scenic flight to carry you back to Maun instead, which gives you an incredible bird’s eye view of the intricate water system of the Delta. The flight gives you more opportunities to spot large game such as elephant, giraffe, and hippo pods. We spend our evening in s a luxury lodge on the outskirts of Maun.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Route: Nxamasere to Maun 290 kms
Travel Time: 4-5hrs

Days 6 – 7: Khwai River, Botswana

Leaving Maun, we travel to the Khwai River region, on the Moremi Game Reserve’s border, one of the finest wilderness regions of Botswana with massive populations of game. The following two days will be spent seeking out the wide range of animal and bird life that this place is famous for, whilst taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the area. We embark on a game driving in the early morning as the sun rises and in the early evening as night begins to fall.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Khwai Guesthouse
Route: Maun to Khwai area 160 kms
Travel Time: ±5 hrs

Day 8: Nata, Botswana

We awake early to journey back through Maun and through to Nata, located on the Makgadikgadi Pans’ edge. We admire the transforming landscape from green swamplands to enormous saltpans. We make a stopover en route for lunch and reach Nata in the early evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Nata Lodge or a similar lodge
Route: Khwai to Nata 480 kms
Travel Time: 7-8hrs

nata lodge

Days 9-10: Kasane, Botswana

We begin today with a visit to the wonderful Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we might have a chance to witness massive flamingo and pelican flocks feeding and nesting on the pans. We then make our way north, toward Kasane, a town on the Chobe National Park’s edge where we spend two evenings exploring the northern region of the Park. Take time to experience the lovely town in the afternoon – a renowned tourist centre of Northern Botswana. We spend our time in Northern Chobe, a Park which is abundant with game due to the Chobe River supplying water throughout the entire year. Massive elephant herds are frequently spotted wandering to and from the river. Because of the big concentrations of herbivores in this region, many predators such as lion and leopards can be seen here. We spend our evenings at a lodge in Kasane, from where we embark on a game drive into the Park in the early morning, as well as a river cruise on the glimmering Chobe River in the afternoon that allows for fantastic views of our surrounds.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Old House or a similar lodge
Route: Nata to Kasane 320 kms

Travel Time: 3-4hrs

Days 11-12: Livingstone, Zambia

Following a game drive in the morning, we will make our way across the magnificent Zambezi River by means of a ferry, and then continue on to Livingstone, located on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls where we will spend our evenings in relative luxury. In the afternoon you will have time to pay a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls and shop for souvenirs to take home. We spend our final evening at Maramba Lodge, having just experienced the trip of a lifetime. Take the opportunity to partake in the many exhilarating activities here. Tonight’s dinner will be at your own expense.

Our tour officially comes to an end at 08h00 on Day 12. Feel free to book extra nights here in order to participate in the many adventure activities offered here, including white water rafting, canoeing, elephant rides, helicopter rides and bungee jumping.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Maramba Lodge or a similar lodge
Route: Kasane to Livingstone 100 kms, 2-3 hrs
Travel Time: 2-3hrs

 

Activities

  • As per the itinerary


Other Activities

  • Optionals at the lodges
  • White water rafting (USD 120 half day, USD 135 full day per person)
  • Helicopter/micro light flips over the falls (From USD 135 pp)
  • River cruises on the upper Zambezi (USD 55 pp)
  • Canoeing on the upper Zambezi (USD 100 half day, USD 130 full day pp)
  • Lion encounter (USD 125)
  • Elephant back trails (USD 160 pp, excluding USD 10 park fees)
  • Elephant encounter (USD 60 pp, excluding USD 10 park fees)
  • Bungee jumping (120 USD per jump)
  • Jet boating (USD 100 pp)
  • Cultural village tour (USD 40 pp)
  • Horse trails (USD 75 for 2 hours, USD 110 for half day with lunch, excluding USD 10 park fees)

 

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R38,549

+ Single Supplement EURO 520





R38,549

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at Low Season Eu 2800 - High Season Eu 3065 Currency fluctuations may occur

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