BOTSWANA ADVENTURE - 9 Nights

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Price Per Person Sharing [USD]

 

Low Season 2019, Apr - Jun, Nov, Dec: $3100.00
High Season 2019, Jul - Oct: $3670.00

Single supplement of $550.00

A Ten-Day serviced camping safari that takes in all that the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park offers…from the outset-with a magical flight into Moremi Game Reserve- to the remarkable Game viewing around the enigmatic Savuti Channel , with the last few days spent alongside two of Africa’s most beautiful rivers and onwards to the Safari’s end at the magnificent Victoria Falls. The eight nights spent out in this unique wilderness that Botswana showcases’, will leave indelible memories of spectacular wildlife and evenings spent around a campfire under billions of stars.

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 - Xakanaxa region, Moremi Game Reserve
    Fly from Maun to Moremi


    Upon arrival in Maun, you will be met by a representative of the air charter company who will assist in the transfer to a shared light aircraft for an exciting flight to Xakanaxa (pronounced ka-ka-ni-ka) , a thirty-minute flight. Your Safari Guide will meet you at the end of the airstrip and drive to your private campsite. Xakanaxa is an integral part of the eastern waters of the Okavango Delta. The area is encompassed by Moremi Game Reserve and boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa. The Game-Reserve has areas of dry lands rising between vast wetlands, crystal clear water channels on the edges of Mopane and Apple-Leaf woodlands. Game viewing takes place alongside waterways and floodplains. Species such as Giraffe, Zebra and Wildebeest are but a few that occur here, along with an astonishing variety of birds.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 2 - Xakanaxa region, Moremi Game Reserve

     

    You make your way to the banks of the Okavango River along game-drive routes in the early morning. Today you explore the clear channels, lagoons and rivers of the Okavango Delta by motor boat , going upstream through a myriad of crystal clear waterways lined with African Mangosteen and Water Berry Trees, as well as swaying seas of papyrus. You follow the Okavango River through the Lagoons of Xaxanaxa and Gadikwe, deep into the permanent waters of this unique inland delta. Birdlife is prolific-Kingfishers, Fish Eagles, Ducks and beautiful Pygmy Geese being regularly seen. After a picnic lunch, you make your way back downstream to the mainland for the short evening drive and dinner.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 3 - Khwai River, Moremi Game Reserve

     

    The team breaks camp and you take a leisurely drive to your private campsite in the Khwai River area of Moremi Game Reserve. This region’s diversity of animals is truly astounding. Moremi was proclaimed a conservation area in 1964-the result of this foresight is that Moremi is quite rightly been rated as one of the best game-viewing areas in the world.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 4 - Khwai River, Moremi Game Reserve

     

    Today is spent on early morning and afternoon game drives. Your guide will generally spend maximum time on game-drives, depending on what is seen, trying to cover as much area as possible. The result of this is guests are given the best chances of seeing a variety of wildlife-although there is of course, that obligatory siesta during the hottest part of the day !

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 5 - Savuti, Chobe National Park

     

    You leave Moremi, crossing the Khwai Bridge to the northern bank of Khwai River. There is a quick opportunity to buy more drinks in the small village, before making your way to Chobe National Park. Due to the fact that none of Botswana’s wildlife areas are fenced, game can move freely between these two wilderness areas. Hippo, Elephant and sometimes Lion are often found on this route. Moving through the Mababe depression, you relocate to Savuti were you camp in the region of the [sometimes] flowing Savuti Channel. Game viewing this afternoon takes place along the fringes of the marsh and surrounding water holes. The area is best known for large populations of Bull Elephants-and Prides of Lion that patrol the banks of this enigmatic channel.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 6 - Savuti, Chobe National Park

     

    You again have the opportunity to spend many hours on morning and afternoon game drives, and time dependent, an opportunity to climb one of the hills to see San Bushman paintings, an indication that this area has always drawn those who have an affinity to the wilderness. Savuti is unique and the special opportunity of exploring this area always remains with you for a long time afterward.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 7 - Serondella area, Chobe National Park

     

    You journey north toward the Chobe River, the second biggest river in Southern Africa (The Zambezi in the largest). Chobe River is home to the world’s largest Elephant herds, and large numbers of big game such as Buffalo, Hippo and Lion can be seen. Your private campsite is on a Teak forested dune that overlooks this beautiful river. Game drives are taken in the afternoons and mornings to find the remarkable variety of species that are drawn to this permanent water source.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 8 - Serondella area, Chobe National Park

     

    After an early start, you take a slow drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River, where you can find Chobe Bushbuck and Puku Antelope. The sheer variety of animals, and abundance, make this region a must-see for any wildlife enthusiast. In the afternoon, guests can choose to go on an optional afternoon boat cruise along the Chobe River- highly recommended, especially in the drier seasons - perhaps the last river where one has a fair chance to see Lion and Elephant, Leopard or Wild Dog from the unique viewpoint of a boat.

    • Small dome tents (BLD)


    Day 9 - Victoria Falls, Livingstone

     

    You have a leisurely start this last camping morning and say fond farewells to your efficient back-up and camp crew after breakfast. You head eastwards on a last game drive to the exit-gate at Sedudu Valley. From there it is a short drive to Kazungula Border Post, where your Safari Guide will ensure that your transfer back to Livingstone is seamless, before leaving to lead another safari. This afternoon can be spent exploring one of the truly magnificent sights on earth-the wonderfully beautiful Victoria Falls-300 feet high and over a mile wide! Witness the power of nature as an average of 550 000 tons of Water thunders into the Zambezi Gorge every minute. Optional activities and Victoria Falls Entrance at guests own expense. Overnight is usually at the Zambezi Waterfront. Please note that the entrance fee to Victoria Falls is not included within this safari.

    • Zambezi Waterfront (B)


    Day 10 - Departure

    Following breakfast your tour ends and you continue your onwards arrangements.

  • Safari Detail

    Type of Safari

    Small Group Mobile Camping Safari

    Max 12 people

     

    Accommodation style

    Fully Serviced Dome Tent with En-Suite Facilities

     

    Although this is labeled as a "Camping" trip is is far from the picture camping brings to mind, as this style of safari does not require any form of participation. Tents are 3 x 3 meter dome-type-with En-Suite Facilities. They are big enough so that someone can stand inside. These tents are made from durable rip-stop canvas and have sewn-in groundsheets. They come equipped with sturdy camp beds, mattresses, fitted sheets, pillow, pillowcases and duvets. Other equipment used on safari to enhance guests comfort are camping basins, washstands, hot water bucket showers and water-based toilets. Safari style fold-up chairs and large tables are provided (all meals eaten from the table).  The Back-up team does all the cooking, cleaning and setting-up and breaking camp, so the difficult aspect of camping is taken away! This setup allows guests to get as close to nature, wilderness, plants and animals as possible. The essence is not to insulate guests from the very things they have come to see. In many cases, the camping aspect of this style of safaris are what guests remember most, due to the use of private sites which allow guests unparalleled closeness to the wild.

     

    Duration

    9 Nights / 10 days

     

    Countries

    Botswana, Zambia

  • Included & Excluded

    Included

    • Use of specially modified 4×4 vehicles.

    • Professional Guide and Back-Up Crew.

    • All camping on a serviced basis in private campsites.

    • Camping equipment.

    • Meals as specified (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner).

    • Accommodation on a shared basis.

    • Botswana National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees.

     

    Excluded

    • Travel insurance

    • All airfares.

    • Mineral water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except Tea and Coffee)

    • Optional activities in Maun and Livingstone

    • Any gratuities, any personal expenses, visa fees, departure taxes.

    • Entrance fees Victoria Falls.

    • Travel Insurance (compulsory).

    • Pre and Post Transfers.

     

    Vehicle

    4x4 safari vehicle

    • Open Vehicle Gamedrives in all National Parks and Reserves.

    • Lodge accommodation in Livingstone

    • Scheduled flight Maun-Xakanaxa (Seat Rate)

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