BEST OF BOTH - 10 Nights

SKU: BSCBWAY-10

2020 Pricing - per person sharing USD

 

Low Season $ 4 485.00 (March, December)

Mid Season $ 4 670.00 (April, May, June & November)

High Season $ 5 065.00 (July, August, September, October)

Seasons may vary.

 

Please contact us for seasonal pricing over your travel window.

 

This 10 Night Authentic Lodge and Mobile Camping Group Safari provides a wonderful combination of experiences, destinations and accommodations on a trip from Maun, Botswana up through this countries classic parks including the Okavango Delta, Savuti and Chobe, ending at Victoria Falls. A well-rounded expereince that is good value and providing some fantastic game viewing and photography opportunities! (Also in reverse)

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 & 2 - Oddballs Enclave, Okavango Delta
    Fly from Maun to Oddballs

     

    Guests will be met on arrival at Maun Airport and transferred by light aircraft to Oddballs’ Enclave where they will stay for two nights. Oddballs’ Enclave is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta and offers arguably the purest traditional Okavango Delta experience. Oddballs’ Enclave caters to the active traveler and undoubtedly represents great value for money.

    This small intimate hideaway with spectacular views over the floodplain can accommodate a maximum of ten guests in five Meru style tents with rustic en-suite bathrooms, each individually built on a wooden platform and shaded by reed shelters. The bar and lounge areas have comfortable seating and a raised viewing deck overlooks the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to watch the sun rise over the floodplain and view whatever wildlife may be visiting. Meals are simple yet wholesome and are enjoyed in the main complex.

    Oddballs’ Enclave pays homage to a time when safaris were a real adventure. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide. The activities at Oddballs’ Enclave usually start by mokoro (water level dependant), after which you will walk on some of the larger islands in the area. Walking is an integral and significant part of the experience at any time of year. The extent of the walks will depend on your tastes. Some guests elect to go out for the whole day with a packed picnic lunch. It is often said that the very best way to experience the wonders of the African bush is on foot and Oddballs’ Enclave certainly lives up to that claim.

    • Oddballs’ Enclave (BLD)
    • Subject to water levels, it is also possible to go camping, however, this needs to be booked in advance.

     

    Day 3 & 4 - Khwai Community Area, Moremi Game Reserve
    Fly from Oddballs to Moremi

     

    The two days in the Khwai Community Area will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. A mokoro excursion will take you along a channel of the Khwai River to view game from another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport.  Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm with half a day dedicated to exploring the Moremi Game Reserve.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)
    • Camping will be in private designated campsites.

     

    Day 5 & 6 - SAVUTI/ZWEI ZWEI, Chobe National Park
    Road transfer from Moremi to Savuti (120Km / 5-6 hrs)

     

    Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination.  As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains.  Savuti is very well known for its predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and even African wild dog.  The Savuti Channel has started flowing again after being dry for the last 30 years.  The arrival of water is changing the landscape as well as accommodating different species which historically have not been able to survive in the rather arid plains of Savuti.  This exciting event has allowed large breeding herds of elephant as well as buffalo to visit the area.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)
    • Camping will be in private designated campsites.

     

    Day 7 & 8 - CHOBE RIVER, Chobe National Park
    Road transfer from Savuti to Chobe River (170Km / 5-6 hrs)

     

    You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle.  The Chobe River Floodplain is an amazing game viewing area where water attracts large herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra and other herbivores.  Due to the proliferation of prey, predators are likely to be close at hand.  Sun sets in this region as always spectacular and allows amazing photographic opportunities.  While in Northern Chobe, you will participate in a cruise on the Chobe River.  This experience allows you to get a closer look at the aquatic animals and birds not easily approached on safari.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)
    • Camping will be in private designated campsites.

     

    Day 9 & 10 - BATONKA LODGE, Victoria Falls
    Road transfer from Kasane to Victoria Falls (87Km / 1,5 hrs)

    After an early morning activity, the mobile safari will end at 12:00 in Kasane (clients can have lunch in Kasane before their transfer to Vic falls – at own expense) where clients will be transferred by road to Batonka Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where they will stay for two nights. Batonka Lodge is situated close to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe as well as to the town center. 

    Batonka Lodge has 22 rooms, each has a bathroom en-suite and balcony, are comfortably furnished and have, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, universal chargers and a tea/coffee station.

    There are two blocks of 6 rooms  and two blocks of 5 rooms, each carefully positioned around the property to give maximum privacy and views of a carefully tended garden.

    11 of these rooms have a bathroom with a double basin vanity unit, bath, toilet and shower. The other 11 are the same but have no bath tub.

    The rooms can all be converted from a twin room to a double room on request. The main area has dining facilities, lounge areas, curio shop and the reception which is available to guests 24 hours a day. The dining facility can be either indoors or on a large spacious and outdoor terrace area overlooking the garden and swimming pool. There is a comfortable lounge area inside with a fireplace, and an outside lounge area is also available for guests.

    The reception also serves as the information and activities booking desk, and a curio shop offers a selection of Zimbabwean art and craft as well as local memorabilia.

     

    Restaurant

    The restaurant offers a full English Breakfast, and a choice of wholesome home style cooking for lunch and dinner.

     

    Day 11 - Safari Ends in Victoria Falls
    Following breakfast, guests will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport by road for their onward travel arrangements.

  • Safari Detail

    Type of Safari

    Group Safari (max 9),
    can be private trip.

    Set departure dates.

     

    Accommodation style

    Lodge,

    Fully Serviced Dome Tent, separate bucket shower
    and bush toilet. 

     

    Duration

    10 Nights / 11 days

     

    Countries

    Botswana, Zimbabwe

  • Included & Excluded

    Included

    • Accommodation on a shared basis.
    • Light aircraft transfers from Maun
    • All meals 
    • Soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits such as gin and Amarula 
    • National Park fees 
    • Road transfers 
    • Scheduled activities 

     

    Excluded

    • Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
    • Visas 
    • Compulsory comprehensive insurance 
    • Any additional meals, all beverages and activities at Ilala Lodge
    • Additional drinks & spirits (can be ordered in advance at clients’ expense)
    • Premium imported wines, champagnes, spirits & liqueurs where drinks are included
    • Any flights additional to inter-camp transfers stated above
    • Errors & omissions
    • Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies, exchange rate fluctuations and fuel surcharges
    • Fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control

     

    Vehicle

    Light Aircraft, 4x4 safari vehicle, Motorboat, Mokoro

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