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Botswana Wilderness Safari (15 Days)

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+ Single Supplement USD 1139 (Optional)


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Why book this tour?

This Botswana Wilderness Safari explores some of Botswana’s and Zimbabwe’s finest Game Reserves. Other highlights include the Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai River, the Okavango Delta and the infamous Victoria Falls. You will stay in comfortable lodges en-route.

Custom-built comfortable safari vehicles will transport you safely across the wide expanses of Africa while the experienced guides offer you gems about Africa.

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Starts: Victoria Falls - Ends: Victoria Falls

Tour Overview

This Botswana Wilderness Safari is a small group fully upgraded Lodge Safari tour. The tour starts and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and takes you to places such as the Chobe Game Reserve, Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta, Western Caprivi, and many more amazing places.

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

Highlights

Included

  • 14 X breakfast, 11 X lunch, 12 X dinner
  • 14 nights in fixed accommodation
  • All transport in 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Game drives as mentioned
  • Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide

Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
  • All personal expenses

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Activities

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

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure day
  • Game Drives in Hwange National Park (the larges game reserve in Zimbabwe) and on a private concession bordering the park
  • Visit to the Painted Dogs Centre (Wild Dog Rehabilitation Centre)
  • Day & night game drives in the Khwai River Area
  • Full day game drive in Moremi Game Reserve
  • Traditional Okavango Delta Mokoro experience
  • Game drive in Greater Bwabwata National Park in the Caprivi Strip
  • Sunset game boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • Early-morning game drive in Chobe National Park
  • Guided visit of the mighty Victoria Falls


Other Activities

Victoria Falls

  • 15 Minute Helicopter Flight $ 150.00 (excl. levies)
  • 22 Minute Helicopter Flight $ 235.00 (excl. levies)
  • Boma Dinner incl. transfers $ 55.00
  • Sunset Cruise $ 48.00
  • Dinner Cruise $ 85.00
  • Bungee Jump $ 160.00
  • Elephant Back Safari (half day) $ 150.00
  • Elephant Interaction $ 60.00
  • Canoeing (full day) $ 150.00
  • Horse Back Safaris (novice) $ 90.00
  • Rafting (full day, low water) $ 150.00
  • Rafting (full day, high water) $ 140.00
  • Flying Fox (Cable Slide) $ 42.00
  • Gorge Swing $ 94.50
  • Zip Line $ 68.50
  • Canopy Tour $ 52.50

Guma Lagoon

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute One Person $ 564.00 per person
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute Two Persons $ 282.00 per person
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute Three Persons $ 188.00 per person
*Please note prices are subject to change

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

After your arrival at the Victoria Falls Airport, you will be taken to your lodge. The time left in the afternoon can be spent on multiple activities available at Victoria Falls, such as wild white river rafting, bungee jump off a bridge that is 111 metres high or just soaking in the arts and culture of this area. You will then meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

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

Day 2

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today you are free to explore Victoria Falls in your own time. In the afternoon we will go on a lovely sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, enjoying the last rays on your face.

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Breakfast: At A’Zambezi River Lodge
Lunch: For your own account
Dinner: For your own account

Day 3

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Caprivi, Namibia

Once we have had an early breakfast we will cross the Kazungula border into Namibia and drive through the Caprivi Strip. Our campsite will be on the banks of the Kwando River which is green and lush with vegetation that attracts loads of wildlife. We will arrive in the late afternoon for a glorious sunset from across the river and the chance to possibly see crocodiles and hippos.

Distance: 345 km
Accommodation: Camp Kwando or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Breakfast: At A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: At Camp Kwando or similar

Day 4 and 5

Caprivi, Namibia to Okavango Delta, Botswana

We wake up early so that we can enjoy an early morning game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park which begins its journey from the Kavango River in the west and joins up with the Kwando River in the east which includes the Mahangu Game Reserve. There is a variety of wildlife here including elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo.

It is then on to Botswana and Etsha 13 on the western border of the Delta which flows into the Kalahari Desert, not reaching the coast. The following day we explore a network of water channels on a traditional dugout canoe where we can enjoy the view of the wildlife and birds. We will also stop at a secluded island for a one and a half hour walk to spot more animals.

Distance: 415km
Accommodation: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathroom, bar area)
Breakfast: At Camp Kwando or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Lunch: Lunch packs by Guma Lagoon
Dinner: Prepared by the guide

Day 6

Khwai River, Botswana

Today we travel via Maun to Khwai Bedouin Camp in a private concession near the Khwai River. Here there is more wildlife to view from your 4×4 vehicle. The type of game you will see is dependent on the season; Spring (Aug to Nov) is when you will spot the best game. We may follow the animal migration which could lead to extra driving time.

Distance: 420 km Departure:
Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at the camp.
Breakfast: At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en route
Dinner: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar

Day 7

Khwai River – Botswana

Our day will be spent on game drives in our open 4×4 vehicles exploring the Khwai River region in the morning and the afternoon. A night game drive is also included and is very exciting as you get to see the nocturnal life of these animals.

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Facilities: Semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance travelled: 150km

Day 8

Moremi Game Reserve – Botswana

Our next destination is the popular Moremi Game Reserve, known as one of the most wonderful reserves due to its large variety of African game and remarkable concentration of wildlife. The entire day will be spent in the unexplored landscapes of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Facilities: Semi-permanent tents with en-suites
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch pack, Dinner
Distance: 150 km

Day 9

Khwai River to Nata, Botswana

We travel east today to the dry Makgadikgadi Pans which was once a river bed. There is a multitude of salt pans and grass plains interspersed with palm islands that form the great Makgadikgadi Pans that cover 37 000 kms. We will reach the lodge in the late afternoon.

Distance: 430 km
Accommodation: Nata Lodge or similar (permanent safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Breakfast: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: For your own account

Day 10 - 11

Nata to Chobe, Botswana

Our first stop is the Nata Bird Sanctuary  where you can take in magnificent views over the Sowa pan which forms part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans (which we can only visit if the road conditions are good). Once we have had breakfast we will drive to Kasane in the north and Chobe National Park which is the second largest National Park in Botswana at 10 566 square kms. Here you will find a plethora of elephants. In the afternoon you can choose to relax by the pool or take part in one of the optional activities.

On day 11 we will head off early for a game drive in Chobe National Park after which we will return to the lodge for a late breakfast. In the afternoon we will go on a relaxing boat cruise along the Chobe River.

Day 10:
Distance: 320 km Departure: 08h00
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Breakfast: Breakfast pack from Nata Lodge or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

Day 11:
Breakfast: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch: For your own account
Dinner: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

Day 12 - 14

Chobe to Hwange, Zimbabwe

The next three nights will be spent in a private concession near Hwange National Park. The first afternoon will be spent on an optional game drive. The following two days will be included game drives where we will explore the area looking for birdlife and herds of wildlife from predators to prey. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre where caring people have rescued these endangered animals.

Day 12:
Distance: 280 km (day 12) Departure: 08h00
Accommodation: Sable Sands or similar (chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be at Sable Sands or similar for the duration of our stay.

Day 15

Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

Our adventurous tour ends today after breakfast and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport.

 

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

FAQ

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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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+ Local Payment USD 350

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