Botswana Tented & Lodge Safari (13 Day)

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

DAYS

13

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

FROM

R71,865 R70,068

+ Local Payment USD 110 (Compulsory)

+ Single Supplement USD 1060

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 3799. Currency fluctuations may occur

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Highlights

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  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Victoria Falls

Countries Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Why You'll Love this Tour

The Botswana Tented and Lodge Safari is a mid-range African standard lodge accommodation safari within the National Parks and along the waterways of Botswana. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms. This trip includes all the top highlights in Botswana.


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Min 4 Max 12
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
Length 13 days
Tour SKU ACS4102

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R71,865 R70,068

+ Local Payment USD 110 (Compulsory)

+ Single Supplement USD 1060

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 3799. Currency fluctuations may occur

Dates Tour Length: 13 days


Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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04 Oct 2020 → 16 Oct 2020

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13 Nov 2020 → 25 Nov 2020

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17 Dec 2020 → 29 Dec 2020

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Included

  • Meals - 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Experienced local guide
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Marakele National Park Sunset Game Drive
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Afternoon Game Drive
  • Makgadikgadi Pans Full Day Excursion to Nxai Pan
  • Okavango Delta Traditional Mokoro Excursion
  • Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in private concession
  • Moremi Game Reserve Full Day Game Drive
  • Chobe National Park Morning Game Drive
  • Afternoon Boat Cruise on Chobe River
  • Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Boma Dinner Celebration

Excluded

  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Flights
  • Visa costs
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • All optional activities and optional game drives
  • Gratuities
  • All drinks, tips and curios
  • All personal expenses

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price

  • Marakele National Park Sunset Game Drive
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Afternoon Game Drive
  • Makgadikgadi Pans Full Day Excursion to Nxai Pan
  • Okavango Delta Traditional Mokoro Excursion
  • Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in private concession
  • Moremi Game Reserve Full Day Game Drive
  • Chobe National Park Morning Game Drive
  • Afternoon Boat Cruise on Chobe River
  • Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Boma Dinner Celebration


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense 

Johannesburg

  • Apartheid Museum Tour
  • Gold Reef City Tour
  • Johannesburg City Tour
  • Soweto Tour
  • Lesedi Cultural Village Tour
  • Sun City Tour

Maun

  • Scenic Flight over the Delta (3, 5 or 6 passengers)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (22 min, 3 seater)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 3 seater)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 3 seats)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (45 min, 4 seater)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight (60 min, 4 seater)

Victoria Falls

  • 15 Minute Helicopter Flight
  • 22 Minute Helicopter Flight
  • Boma Dinner incl. transfers
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Bungee Jump
  • Bridge Swing
  • Bridge Slide
  • Historical Bridge Tour
  • Canopy Tour
  • Flying Fox (Cable Slide)
  • Gorge Swing
  • Zip Line
  • Horse Back Safaris (novice)
  • Canoeing (full day)
  • Rafting (full day, low water)
  • Rafting (full day, high water)
  • Bakota Gorge Hike and Ndebele Village Tour
  • Traditional Village Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa

Upon arrival, you will be met and will be transferred to the Safari Club. The rest of the day is free for your enjoyment. Pre-departure takes place at 18h00, where you will meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Accommodation: Safari Club or similar
Facilities: Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar
Meals: For your own account.

Safari club joburg

Day 2: Johannesburg – Marakele National Park, South Africa

We depart in the early morning from Johannesburg’s Safari Club on a journey that leads us through Pretoria, Thabazimbi and through the province of Limpopo to Marakele National Park where we will be surrounded by the Waterberg Mountains. Here you will have a chance to spot big game such as elephants, rhino and the big cats. The largest colony of the endangered Cape Vulture also reside here.

We will set off for a sunset game drive before settling back at camp for a meal cooked around an open fire and prepare to spend our first night in the wild.

Accommodation: Tlopi Tented Camp or similar
Facilities: Permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 290km

Day 3: Marakele National Park – Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

Today we make our way to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a community-run wildlife project founded in 1992 to aid in protecting the endangered white rhino. It also aims to restore a region previously filled to the brim with wildlife to its former glory, as well as to provide economic benefits to the local community of Botswana through means of tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. We make our way through the sanctuary during a game drive in the afternoon where we will seek out the illusive white rhino.

Accommodation: Serowe Hotel or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 380km

Day 4:  Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Planet Baobab, Botswana

Today we make our way to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana. Our experienced guide will lead us through the baobab groves explaining the local ecology, geology and the biology of these trees.

Accommodation: Planet Baobab or similar
Facilities: Bakalanga or Baobab huts with en-suites
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 470km

Day 5: Planet Baobab to Maun, Botswana

We travel to Maun today heading through the Nxai Pan on a game viewing excursion. The Nxai Pan is a fossil lake which is an extension of the Makgadikgadi Pans. The lake is covered with grasses and dotted with acacia trees which attracts various herbivores, which in return attracts carnivores. Our journey continues to Maun which is a San word and means ‘the place of short reeds’.

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or Babbler Chalet with en-suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 215km

Day 6: Maun – Greater Moremi, Botswana

Following breakfast we are collected by our Botswana guides and embark on a brief drive to the mokoro station. From here we glide on mokoros (traditional dug-out canoes) through the dense plant life of the Okavango, spotting a massive range of birds and animals. Unlike other deltas, the Okavango runs into the Kalahari Desert and never reaches the coast. Following this incredible outing, we head to our camp which is located in the Greater Moremi Area. Once we’ve settled into camp, we have dinner and head off on a night game drive which provides us with an amazing opportunity to see some nocturnal animals. There is something special about night drives where the world is asleep, but the animals come to life as they hunt and forage in the darkness, comfortable in their environment.

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Facilities: Permanent tents with en-suites, dining and bar area, solar powered (no electricity), bucket showers, soft pillows and duvets
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 100km

Bedouin-Bush-Camp

Day 7: Greater Moremi, Botswana

We spend today enjoying game drives in our open 4×4 truck. We embark on both morning and afternoon game drives in the hopes of seeing a range of wildlife that dwell in the Moremi Game Reserve. Please keep in mind that the amount of game is seasonal so you will see different species in different areas. The best time of the year to go is in the dry season (August to November). You can expect longer hours of driving because your guide will need to find the water resources where the animals migrate to. The Summer season brings a great variety of birdlife and you can look out for sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Facilities: Permanent tents with en-suites
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 150km

Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Once we’ve explored the Greater Moremi region we make our way into the renowned Moremi Game Reserve, revered as one of the most splendid and diverse reserves in all of Africa, with an extraordinary concentration of animals. The day is spent in the untouched nature of the Moremi Game Reserve which houses a massive range of plant and wildlife, making it a definite ‘must see’ in Botswana. It is comprised of around 20% of the Delta and a massive variety of habitats which include acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons and dry savannah woodlands.

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Facilities: Permanent tents with en-suites
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 120km

Days 9: Greater Moremi – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Leaving the Greater Moremi area early in the morning we pass through the National Parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane on a game drive. We take shelter on the banks of the Chobe river in a lodge which is close to the mighty Zambezi River in Kazungula.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 165km

Day 10: Chobe National Park, Botswana

Setting off early we make tracks into the Chobe National Park which has the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. A relaxing boat cruise will have you gliding down the river in the afternoon where you can spot hippos, crocodiles, elephants and many bird species. In the evening we will experience a breathtaking sunset that will bring the day to an end.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 100km

Days 11 – 12: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls, Botswana

We depart from Botswana today, and following a brief drive we make our way into Zimbabwe, home to one of the seven natural world wonders, the magnificent Victoria Falls. We observe the Falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. We enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. The remainder of the day and the next day are free to spend participating in one of the various exciting adventure activities available here, such as white water rafting and bungee jumping.

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Day 11: Breakfast, Lunch; Day 12: Breakfast, Dinner

AZambezi River Lodge

Day 13: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our incredible adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers will be available on this day.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transport

You will be transferred from Gauteng to Maun in a closed vehicle. The rest of your journey will be in a fully equipped open sided Land Cruiser or another appropriate vehicle that is suited for good safari viewing. The off-road trailer is fitted with a field kitchen.

Travelling Times and Distances

Please be aware that travelling times will vary due to road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions. African roads are quite different to your home country and it can take more time to travel just 100km. We encourage you to sit back and take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

Accommodation

The accommodation is middle of the range African standard lodges. Some of these are in National Parks, on the banks of the river, or other places of interest. You will stay in a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. You can enjoy en-suites and the facilities in the accommodation such as the pool and bar areas.

Meals

Most breakfasts and dinners are included on the tour and can be enjoyed in the restaurants. On some nights the guide will prepare traditional African food. Please advise us beforehand regarding special dietary requirements.

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