Botswana Wilderness Safari (15 Days)

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DAYS

15

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

FROM

R64,100

+ Single Supplement USD 1150

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 350

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 4020. Currency fluctuations may occur

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  • Starts: Maun
  • Ends: Victoria Falls

Countries Visited

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia

Why You'll Love this Tour

This Botswana Wilderness Safari is a Small Group Fully Upgraded Lodge Safari (max 12) tour. The tour takes you to places such as the Chobe Game Reserve, Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta, Western Caprivi, and many more amazing places. One of the highlights is interacting with the Anti-Poaching Unit in Hwange National Park.


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
Starts Maun
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Min 4 Max 12
Age Range All Ages
Length 15 days
Tour SKU ACS4101

Tour Price

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


FROM

R64,100

+ Single Supplement USD 1150

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 350

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 4020. Currency fluctuations may occur


Next Year's Price

From: USD 4260

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+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 400

Dates Tour Length: 15 days


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Included

  • Meals - 14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Experienced local guide
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure of the tour
  • Interact with the Anti-Poaching Unit in Hwange
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
  • Day and Night Game Drives in private concession
  • Moremi Game Reserve Full Day Game Viewing
  • Visit to Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • Chobe National Park Morning Game Drive
  • Sunset Cruise on the Chobe River
  • Hwange National Park Full day Game Viewing
  • Half Day Game Drive in private concession
  • Visit to Painted Dogs Conservation Center

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

  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
  • Day and Night Game Drives in private concession
  • Moremi Game Reserve Full Day Game Viewing
  • Visit to Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • Chobe National Park Morning Game Drive
  • Sunset Cruise on the Chobe River
  • Hwange National Park Full day Game Viewing
  • Half Day Game Drive in private concession
  • Visit to Painted Dogs Conservation Center


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense 

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

Guma Lagoon

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute One Person
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute Two Persons
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute Three Persons

Itinerary

Day 1

Maun, Botswana

We will meet and transfer you to your lodge after your arrival at Maun International Airport. Outside of Maun on the way to the Okavango Delta lies the Thamalakane River Lodge.  You can spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure taking part in one of the Lodge’s many activities. The pre-departure meeting will take place at 18h00 this evening at the lodge with your guide and the rest of your group

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Facilities: Rooms with en-suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant
Meals: Lunch and Dinner will be for your own account

Day 2 - 3

Guma Lagoon Camp, Botswana

Our first stop today will be Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta. The Kalahari Delta flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, making it unique.
On the second day, we explore a network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. During the 1 1/2 hour guided walk we will stop at a secluded island to see elephants, waterbuck, and other animals that live in this water-filled paradise.

Accommodation: Guma Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

We depart after breakfast via Maun for our camp, which is located in a private concession in the Greater Moremi area. During a game drive within this large area, it is not uncommon to see many different species of wildlife.
You can observe different species of game in different areas of the park based on the time of the year. From August to November is the best time to view wildlife at the end of the dry season or in the spring. Due to the animals migrating closer to the river, extra driving may be necessary during this season in order to provide the best game viewing. There is an abundance of birdlife in the summer, with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - 6

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

We will have the opportunity to go on a game drive during the day. The Greater Moremi area will be explored on morning and afternoon game drives, where we hope to spot a variety of game that frequents the area.

Your guide will take you on a night drive after dinner, where you may spot some rare nocturnal animals.

Our next destination is the Moremi Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. Moremi Game Reserve offers unspoiled nature for the full day.

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2

This mobile bush camp is located on a private concession in close proximity to the Moremi Game Reserve, a 2 hour drive from Maun. There are 12 comfortable tents positioned under big Acacia trees giving you a wonderful wildlife bush experience. The camp is also equipped with a homely and communal dining and bar area.

The tents are covered with Bedouin-style fly-sheets, offering guests protection from Botswana’s weather conditions and fashioning the camp with a distinctive nomadic appearance & atmosphere. The safari tent are equipped with twin beds, soft pillows and duvets. Doors and windows are fitted with mosquito screening and insect repellent is provided.

To limit the camp’s impact on the environment yet still afford the necessary comfort in the bush, the en-suite bathrooms are equipped with flush toilets and hot bucket showers. Please note that the camp is solar powered, and cameras and mobile phones can be charged in the communal areas should the power levels allow it.

At night the paths to your tents will be illuminated by lanterns and your guide will walk you back to your tent from the dining and bar area.

Day 7

Nata, Botswana

We then travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, a large lake that was once fed by a river but has become saline and empty.

Approximately 37,000 square km of this area is dotted with palm islands and comprises a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains. The Great Makgadikgadi comprises the largest area of salt pans in the world. After arriving in the lodge, we rest for the night.

Accommodation: Nata Lodge or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at the camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - 9

Kasane / Chobe, Botswana

During the morning, we drive to Nata Bird Sanctuary where we can enjoy a spectacular view of the Sowa Pan, a part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans (please note a visit to the pans is subject to road conditions and water levels, as well as time constraints).

Following breakfast, we continue our journey to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, Botswana’s second largest and covering 10,566 square kilometers, has one of the biggest concentrations of elephants on the continent.

Afternoons are free for optional activities or for relaxing by the pool.

You will start the following morning with a game drive in Chobe National Park. We will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation before our boat cruise on the Chobe River begins around 3pm.

A variety of birds can be seen here, as well as elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of antelope.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - 12

Eastern Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Our journey today takes us across the border into Zimbabwe and onto our lodge in a private concession close to the Hwange National Park, where we will spend the next three nights.

If time permits, you can take part in an optional game drive this afternoon. On game drives the following two days, we will have ample opportunity to explore this vast wilderness.

One of Africa’s most renowned wildlife refuges is Hwange National Park, which is home to large herds of elephants, buffalo, and zebra, as well as a large population of giraffes.

Several predators and endangered species live here, as well as a variety of birdlife. In addition, we will pay a visit to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to see how this endangered species is protected.

You can interact with the anti-poaching unit while you are there. These conservation warriors will share their motivations and answer any questions guests may have.

Accommodation: Sable Sands or similar
Meals: Breakfast x3 , Lunch x3, Dinner x 3
Distance: 150 km

Day 13

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On our way back to Victoria Falls, we stop for breakfast. Enjoy one of the many activities available at Victoria Falls the rest of the afternoon.

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (own account) and Dinner (own account)

Day 14

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The day is yours to explore Victoria Falls, the town, and all it has to offer, from adventure activities to cultural experiences.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the Smoke that thunders”. We will embark on a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi River later in the afternoon.

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Own Account), Dinner (Own Account)

Day 15

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast, our safari comes to an end. We will transfer you to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight.

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

Fully equipped 4x4 Toyota Land Cruises are used that seat 12 people. The windows are large which is perfect for game viewing and the vehicle are air-conditioned. All excess luggage is carried on the roof racks to ensure comfort in the vehicle.

Travelling Times and Distances

Travelling times vary due to road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions. Travelling on the roads is far different to travelling in your home country so sit back and enjoy the scenery.

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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