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16 Day Botswana Adventure in Comfort

Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Starts: Johannesburg, Ends: Johannesburg

Group Size: Max 12

Age Range: 18 - 55 Years and older

Why book this trip?

The small group (max 12) Botswana Adventure in Comfort takes you to the Okavango Delta which is known for its wonderful waterways, exotic islands and abundant flora and fauna. The vast Kalahari holds many secrets and fascinating wildlife. Add to that 4×4 journeys through well-known National Parks and nights under the african skies and you have an invigorating and adventurous tour.

The safari tour has 10 Nights lodge and 5 nights serviced camping.

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Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg   and Ends in Johannesburg

On this Botswana Adventure in Comfort you will experience the north of Botswana which is home to the Okavango Delta which is known for its waterways, and abundant flora and fauna that leads into the Kalahari Desert. You will travel in fully equipped open 4x4 vehicles allowing you to get close to nature. All linen will be provided for you on the tour as are meals with the exception of the first and the last day where you will have the opportunity to purchase your own food. The tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes and keeping the truck clean. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip.  The guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). The tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price and thus avoid any hidden surprises.  

Highlights

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Night under the Stars
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Included

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Night under the Stars
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: ACS0307

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Kalahari, Botswana

This Botswana Accommodated tour departs at 06h30 from Johannesburg Lodge and make our way to the border of Botswana near Lobatse. We will travel a long way towards the Kalahari Plains where our accommodation is located near Kang at Kalahari Rest Lodge. We will enjoy a short bush walk and then a catered dinner.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner Own Expense
Distance: 720 km
Accommodation: Kalahari Rest Lodge

Day 2: Kalahari Bushmen, Botswana

We enjoy a cup of hot coffee before filling up on a camp breakfast and continuing to Ghanzi, where we will meet the Kalahari Bushmen and enjoy learning about their ways. Our experience will include a bush walk. We will spend the night in the comfortable accommodation of Dqae Qare San Lodge on land that is owned by the local people who reside here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Dqae Qare San Lodge
Distance: 258 km
Highlight: Walk with the local bushmen

Day 3 – 5: Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango is an enormous river leading into the sandy scenery of the Kalahari Desert, forming the world’s largest inland delta. This delta forms a unique ecosystem that contains a wide variety of animal life and vegetation. The sight of a nervous Lechwe pounding across a flooded plain, the Jacana striding delicately amongst the flowering lilies, the Bee Eater diving to prey on an unsuspecting insect, and of course the familiar cry of the African Fish Eagle all combine to create one of nature’s most incredible masterpieces.

We will begin our journey into the centre of the Delta by  motorised boat and then by the traditional form of transport, a mokoro. After a few hours travelling through the narrow waterways of the Delta to our exclusive wild island in the middle of the Okavango Delta. We will stay here for the next three nights and discover nature by foot and by mokoro. Here we can enjoy the calm and tranquil area far away from any civilisation.

Meals: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3 and Dinner x3
Distance: Day 3 – 258 km, Day 4 – 0 km, Day 5 – 0 km
Highlights: Mokoro excursion, game walks, boat rides

Day 6: Okavango Delta – Maun, Botswana

We head out early for the town of Maun, once again using the traditional mokoros and then hopping on board our vehicle. We will do some shopping in town for supplies and then head for the lodge in Maun that is located on the Boteti River and has a swimming pool, bar and restaurant. You will have an opportunity to take an optional flight over the Okavango Delta (for a different view).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Maun Lodge
Distance: 354 km
Highlight: Boat ride on Okavango

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Day 7-10: Flexible Game Reserve Schedule (Moremi/ Savuti), Botswana

In the early morning we return to Maun where we stock up on our supplies for the next few days. We will prepare ourselves for a game viewing trip using our vehicle to get into the wilderness, passing remote villages along the way. These 5 days will be spent in different game reserves, beginning with the Moremi Game Conservation. After arriving at this reserve we will spend our night near the famous third bridge. We will fall asleep surrounded by the sounds of nature’s wildlife. After our overnight, we travel via Xakanaxa towards the North Gate where our camp will be set up for us. Here, you can expect wonderful game viewing which is why we will spend our entire day game driving through the wetlands of the region.

We then drive to the Savuti region where our next campsite awaits us. This area gives us wonderful game drive opportunities. The environment is constantly changing from open plains, palm trees and marshland, to dense Mopane woodlands and Acacia scrub. We camp in pristine, private sites that are untouched by man, ensuring that when we leave it is in the same condition.

Meals: Breakfast x4, Lunch x4, Dinner x4
Distances: Day 7 – 123 km; Day 8 – 40 km; Day 9 – 133 km; Day 10 – 40 km
Accommodation: Day 7 – 8 Moremi (fully serviced camping), Day 9 – 10 Savuti (fully serviced camping)
Highlights: Game viewing

Day 11: Maun, Botswana

We leave the national parks and make our way slowly back to our Lodge in Maun. Here you can enjoy a lunch at the lodge at your own expense. Spend the day relaxing at the pool before enjoying a lovely catered meal before having a comfortable nights sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 225 km
Accommodation: Maun Lodge
Highlight: Boteti River

Day 12: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

We have a lazy start to the day relaxing by the pool and eating a sumptuous brunch before heading east to the spectacular and stark Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans has spectacular dry scenery, famous for its abundant birdlife and other desert-adapted animals it attracts. Today we will be aware of our untouched environment and enjoy the serenity of the area. Tonight we set up tents and enjoy a night under a canopy of glittering stars. Our guides will explain the constellations to you as this is the perfect spot for star-gazing. The pans may be inaccessible at the time of our arrival in which case we will make use of alternative accommodation.

Meals: Brunch  and Dinner
Distance: 240 km
Accommodation: 1 Tree Island or Nata Lodge
Highlight: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Day 13: Chobe – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Travelling North to Chobe, known for its large population of elephant which gather on the floodplains, a very stark contrast to the salt pans of the previous day. This afternoon we will enjoy an extensive boat cruise which enables us to get up close to the hippos and elephants on the waters edge. We then cross the border to spend the night in luxury at the Victoria Falls Lodge which is within walking distance of the falls and other attractions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 470 km
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Lodge
Highlight: Chobe boat cruise

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Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zambia

This morning we will wake up in the adventure capital of Africa, and after a good night’s sleep, we will discover the amazing Victoria Falls, known by the local people as Mosi-oa-Tunya – ‘The smoke that thunders’. We will take our time to enjoy the unforgettable falls and afterwards we will visit the tribal village, the big tree, the curio market and the crocodile farm. You can also participate in a few optional activities such as an aircraft flip over the falls or a boat trip on the Zambezi River, white water rafting or bungee jumping to complete your experience of a lifetime. We will stay for two nights at the Victoria Falls lodge, which will give us the chance to discover the area on foot or by bicycle.

Two of the nights we will have dinner at local restaurants (own expense). Relax to the sound of the African night and the distant roar of the falls and drink farewell toasts to your adventure.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 0 km
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Lodge
Highlight: Victoria Falls

Day 15: Victoria Falls – Francistown, Botswana

The people who depart on the 15-day tour will do so here and the other travellers will go back to Botswana and complete the long drive back to Francistown. We stay in comfortable lodgings in Francistown and share our experiences over our last dinner on tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 568 km

Day 16: Francistown – Johannesburg, South Africa

Driving back towards Johannesburg, South Africa we arrive at the lodge in the early evening. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.

Post Tour accommodation and Transfers can be booked through us.

Activities

Included highlights:

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Night under the Stars
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park


Other Activities

  • Optional Activities in Maun:
  • Botswana Estimated Costs p/p
  • Extended Game Flight over Okavango Delta USD 120
  • Optional Activities in Victoria Falls:
  • Zimbabwe Estimated Costs p/p
  • White Water Rafting – Low water USD 150
  • White Water Rafting – High water USD 140
  • Gorge Swing USD 95
  • Tandem – Gorge Swing USD 140
  • Zip line USD 70
  • Flying Fox USD 45
  • Sundowner Boat Cruise USD 50
  • Horse Riding Safari USD 85

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Highlights

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Night under the Stars
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Take the first step in your adventure now!

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R39,015

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