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14 Day Botswana Safari Wild Explorer Tour (Comfort)

R34,450

+ Local Payment USD 300

+ Single Supplement EURO 830 (optional)

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Tour Style Accommodated Small Group Top Seller
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 12 – 65 Years and older

Why book this trip?

This is an accommodated tour that takes you through the wonders of Botswana. Experience the enormous Makgadikgadi pans, the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) and the plentiful wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve. Explore the Chobe National Park by means of a boat and marvel at the incredible views provided to you by the mighty Victoria Falls.

Flights are available from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg or when available you can take a free transit return to Johannesburg with the tour vehicle (all meals and accommodation for own expense). 2 days, arrives Johannesburg at +/- 18:00 on Thursday. Subject to availability.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Victoria Falls

Botswana is known for its plentiful game viewing and is therefore a popular destination making it quite expensive. However, this Budget Botswana Safari Tour is the answer to seeing this country in its finest form. The accommodation on tour is a mixture of guest houses, chalets, lodges or permanent tented camps. The accommodation we use is graded 2 to 3 star and is comfortable, clean and on a twin share bases (en-suites with occasional shared bathrooms). All linen and bedding is provided. Most meals are provided by the guides around the fire or on the roadside during travel days (the truck has a fully kitted kitchen). Should you be a single traveller you will be roomed up with another same gender traveller unless you prefer a single supplement (limited to 2 travellers). The tour is a limited participation safari tour where your tour leaders will do all the meal preparation but we do ask travellers to help (on rotation) with the washing up. There are some long travel days which require early morning starts, to gain the most of our day in Africa.

Highlights

Included

  • 14 nights in lodges / tented lodge or chalets (10 nights lodges with en suites, 1 night with shared facilities, 2 nights in the Okavango with ensuite chemical toilets and hot water bucket shower)
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Entrance to Okavango Delta, mokoro excursion, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
  • Moremi and Savuti Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle
  • Entrance fees into Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle & sunset cruise on Chobe River
  • Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls

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
  • Laundry a
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: ACS0604
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

We begin the tour early this morning, travelling north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Experience the many waterholes and habitats for the rhinos, zebras and wildebeests in the reserve before making your way to the Okavango Delta.

Includes: Entrance fees to Khama Rhino Sanctuary & afternoon game drive
Overnight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, 2 twin share bedrooms in each chalet with 1 bathroom shared between
2 rooms.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 630km, ± 7½ hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

khama rhino sanctuary

Day 2: Maun, Botswana

The following day you journey through the Kalahari to the gateway of the Okavango Delta, Maun. Since the establishment of Maun in 1915 as the Batawana people’s capital, it gained a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ region, aiding the local cattle ranching and safari operations. Maun’s name comes from the word ‘maung’, which in San means ‘the place of short reeds’. Dinner out tonight will be at your own expense.

Includes: NA
Overnight: Rivernest Cottages, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 450kms. ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in
each aircraft)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – 4: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Get ready for a unique experience – boarding mokoro’s and being poled to your tented camps in the heart of the delta. This incredible region contains a massive population of red lechwe, buffalo, elephant and birdlife (kingfishers in particular). Relax in your mokoro as you are navigated through the lush bulrushes and giant lily pads, and try to spot some interesting wildlife as you glide smoothly along the still water.

Includes: Entrance fees to the Okavango Delta, morning & afternoon game walks with local guides
Overnight: 2 x nights Okavango Delta – Wilderness tented camping.  The tents have twin camp beds with linen provided. There is an en suite chemical toilet and you will use a bucket shower with hot water off the fire. The tents have mosquito nets. Camping in the wild like this can be a unique experience, but please remember that we only want to leave our footprints.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 2 hour 4WD transfer into the Delta, each way
Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2

Sunway Mokoro trail in the Okavango Delta

Day 5 – 8: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

We climb aboard an open 4X4 safari vehicle and head into Moremi Game Reserve for some spectacular game viewing. Chief’s Island is the biggest landmass within Moremi and was once the most abundant hunting ground of the Batswana tribe before it was pronounced a Game Reserve by the tribe themselves. We devote four more days to game driving around the Reserve and observing the plentiful wildlife, including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion and more, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in private concessions reserves that encircle the Park. We make our way back to Maun in the afternoon of Day 8 for a delicious restaurant dinner at your own expense, followed by a comfortable night’s sleep.

Includes: Entrance fees to Moremi Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives in open 4WD vehicle Overnight: 3 x nights Hyena Pan Bushlodge – exclusive private tented bush lodge, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Twin share permanent tented lodge with en suite facilities, swimming pool, bar, restaurant and telephone.
1x night Maun Rivernest Cottages, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 150kms ± 4 hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Maun – Lodge)
Optional Activities Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)
Meals: Breakfast x4, Lunch x4, Dinner x3

Day 9: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Today gives us time for an optional game flight over the Okavango Delta before making our way to Nata. The glimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi look as if they are never-ending, white plains. When the rain falls, a massive change happens as thousands of wildebeest and zebra make their way to the luscious grasslands and crowds of flamingo snack in its algae-abundant waters. It is a place of low rainfall, so this display is only brief.

Includes: Entrance fees into Makgadikgadi Pans
Overnight: Nata Lodge – twin share luxury tents with en suite facilities, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. (or Pelican Lodge, – Chalets with en suite facilities.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 320km, ± 3½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

nata lodge

Day 10 – 11: Chobe National Park, Botswana

The Chobe River is a beautiful landmark in Botswana and will be the centre of our attention throughout the duration of our stay. The Chobe River drifts leisurely along the northern border of the Chobe National Park, drawing in some of the biggest elephant herds in all of Africa. In the early morning we embark on a 4X4 game drive in the Park once more and then climb aboard a boat for a sundowner cruise whilst we spend some peaceful time observing the animals that wander on the riverbanks in search of water. Tonight dinner will be at your own expense.

Includes: Entrance fees to Chobe National Park, morning game drive (day 11), sunset boat cruise (day 11)
Overnight: Thebe River Safaris – twin chalets with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.
WiFi available
Distance/time: 300kms, ± 4 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing + 1x 3 hour game drive
Optional Activities Afternoon game drive in open 4WD vehicle (on day 10)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 – 13: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We pay a visit to Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. These mighty Falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900 and was fully constructed by 1905, though Rhodes sadly did not live long enough to witness its completion. It extends over the entire Falls and is now known for the renowned adrenaline-rush activity of bungee jumping from an astounding height of 111 metres. Chances to white river raft on the powerful Zambezi River, to defy death in a bungee jump, or to participate in a ‘flight of angels’ are at your own expense.

Includes: Entrance to see the Victoria Falls
Overnight: Rainbow Hotel, twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone.
Free WiFi available
Distance/time: 70kms – 1 hour, excluding border formalities
Optional Activities White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more
Meals: Breakfast x2

Sunway Victoria Falls

Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 

Today our tour comes to an end in the morning after breakfast.

Accommodation: N/A
Meals Included: Breakfast

Flights are available from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg or when available you can take a free Sunway transit return to Johannesburg with the tour vehicle (all meals and accommodation for own expense). 2 days, arrives Johannesburg at +/- 18:00 on Thursday. Subject to availability.

 

Activities

Included activities:

  • Entrance to Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Entrance to Okavango Delta, mokoro excursion, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
  • Moremi and Savuti Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle
  • Entrance fees into Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle & sunset cruise on Chobe River
  • Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls


Other Activities

  • Most activities are included

 

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Price

R34,450

+ Local Payment USD 300

+ Single Supplement EURO 830 (optional)





R34,450

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+ Local Payment USD 300

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