There are few wildlife experiences in the world like a week spent in the Botswanan wilderness. This classic itinerary offers a lodge and luxury camping combination safari. The lodges are beautiful, comfortable & make for a great adventure safari though the world famous parks.
In a nutshell:
• A true African experience – wild and free!
• All inclusive trip with cultural experience, adventure and wildlife.
• Victoria Falls, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti & Chobe National Park
• Moremi Game Reserve – game drives
• Savuti – game drives
• Chobe National Park – game drive and river cruise
Overnight The accommodation throughout this classic journey is of 3 to 4 star style and are chosen not only for their service and comfort level but also for their wonderful locations and local wildlife viewing opportunities. All rooms have private en suite facilities. For the 2 nights in central Chobe NP we stay in mini meru tents. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire.
Meals 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners are included. All of which are provided by the lodges, or mobile camp at which we are staying. Due to travel arrangements or game viewing activities, the included lunches will be picnic lunches. Where meals are not included there will be an opportunity to buy a meal en route or at the restaurant in the evening.
Botswana is considered Southern Africa’s premier game viewing destination. The remote wilderness, limited access for visitors and abundant game make for an exceptional wildlife safari.
A Botswana guide travels with us through the National Parks. This ensures employment for local people and direct benefits for the community from tourism. The local guides are highly knowledgeable so please ask plenty of questions, you’ll be amazed at what you can learn.
Prices are subject to change.
*2019 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.
*2020 EURO 3290.00 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.
Distance/time: Short 20minute flight in small aircraft, morning & afternoon game drives +/-4hrs each
This safari starts at Maun airport where you will be met and after a short briefing, you will board a light aircraft flight to Khwai. You will then be met by your safari guide and enjoy your first game drive to the lodge.
Moremi Game Reserve is the jewel of Botswana and arguably one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa. To the north of Moremi is a vast wilderness consisting of open grasslands and forest and abundant wildlife. Our lodge is situated on a large concession in this wilderness, overlooking a waterhole, the thatched deck allows us to watch the animals in the afternoon as they come down to quench their thirst. Moremi’s wide variety of habitats makes it a birdwatchers paradise. Our days are spent on open 4WD game drives in Moremi GR and on the wildlife concession along the Khwai River.
Includes: Light aircraft flight, game drives & National Park Entry Fees
Overnight: Elephant Pools Lodge- exclusive private tented bush lodge, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Twin share permanent tented lodge with en-suite facilities. WiFi not available
DAY 1: Dinner
DAY 2 & 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Helicopter flight over the Delta (own expense)
Distance/time: 150kms, ± 4½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing
We head north from Moremi to the renowned Savuti section of the Chobe National Park. This is an excellent area for big predators with frequent sightings of lion and leopard, elephant and plains game. We spend our time on game drives through the dramatic open plains dotted with Acacia, and along the Savuti channel where we hope to see the lions and hyenas that make Savuti an outstanding wildlife destination. We overnight in our serviced tented camp. After dinner in our dining tent, fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.
Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle
Overnight: Mini Meru Serviced Camping – twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire. Towel will be provided. WiFi not available
DAY 4 & 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 & 7: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Distance/time: 220kms ± 4½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Savuti – Chobe)
Our next destination is Chobe National Park. We depart Savuti and head north through the remote wilderness of Botswana to the small town of Kasane and our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. The following day we head back into Chobe NP on a game drive in the early morning before heading back to the comfort of the lodge during the heat of the day. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise on the Chobe River. This is possibly the most satisfying and relaxing game viewing activity in Southern Africa. We head into the park on a small game viewing boat and spend the next few hours till sunset floating slowly down stream while watching the wildlife come down to drink. We get close to the herds of elephants, and have amazing sightings of crocodile, hippo, fish eagle and many more. As the sunsets we head out of the park with some amazing wildlife and sunset photographs.
Includes: Entrance Fees, game drive & Chobe River Boat Cruise
Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge – twin rooms with en-suite facilities, swimming pool, restaurant & bar. WiFi available
DAY 6 & 7: Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense)
Day 8: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Distance/time: 100kms – 1.5 hours, excluding border formalities
We leave Botswana behind and cross into Zimbabwe and make our way to Victoria Falls. The mighty Zambezi River thunders 100m over the gorge creating a magnificent spectacle. The spray from the waterfall sustains a rainforest surrounding the falls which is abundant with birdlife and protected in a National Park. We explore the Victoria Falls on foot with a local guide bringing the Falls to life with tales of the explorers of these ancient lands.
Includes: Entrance fees to Victoria Falls
Overnight: PheZulu Guest Lodge, twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone. Free WiFi available
Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense)
Optional Activities: Sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more
Day 9: VICTORIA FALLS – TOUR ENDS
There is time for one of the variety of optional adventure activities (own expense) before the tour ends.