Botswana Classic Safari

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Maun Botswana
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Botswana

Tour Dates

2018
  • 2018
January
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From EUR 2620 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 300)
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Overview

Botswana is considered Southern Africa’s premier game viewing destination. But it is also known as a very expensive destination. However by using a range of affordable lodges that offers a fully accommodated tour of Botswana at a value for money price. Excludes single supplement. However, if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG to KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY

Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, 2 twin share bedrooms in each chalet with 1 bathroom shared between 2 rooms.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 2: MAUN

We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun’s founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batawana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town helping the local cattle ranching and safari operations. The name Maun is derived from the San word ‘maung’, which translates ‘the place of short reeds’.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Rivernest Cottages twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)

Day 3 - 4: OKAVANGO DELTA

We drive into the Okavango Delta to the launch station where we board our mekoro’s and pole to our tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. This amazing environment has large numbers of red lechwe, buffalo, elephant and birds, particularly kingfishers! One of the best experiences in the Okavango Delta is to be poled along reed-lined channels in a mokoro (dug-out canoe). Sit back and relax as the water gurgles gently under the mokoro while your skilled poler points out the fauna and flora.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Wilderness tented camping: 2 nights tented camp in the Okavango. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and an en suite chemical toilet.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5, 6, 7, 8: MOREMI

We take an open 4WD into Moremi Game Reserve for fantastic game viewing! Chief’s Island is the largest landmass within Moremi and was the Batswana tribe’s richest hunting ground, before being declared a game reserve by the tribe. We spend 4 days on game drives watching the abundant wildlife including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in private concession reserves surrounding the park. We return to Maun midday on day 8 for an evening restaurant meal (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

3 x nights Hyena Pan Bushlodge: exclusive private tented bush lodge, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Twin share permanent tented lodge with en suite facilities.1x night Maun Rivernest Cottages twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Lunch on all 4 days (Dinner will be a set meal provided by the lodge on days 5,6,7)(Dinner on day 8 at own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)

Day 9: MAKGADIKGADI PANS

We have time for an optional game flight over the Okavango before we head to Nata (own expense). The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a glaring white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grasslands and clouds of flamingo feed in its algae rich waters. It is an area of low rainfall so this spectacle only lasts a short while.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Nata Lodge – twin share luxury tents with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch (Dinner at own expense)

Day 10 – 11: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The Chobe River is a stunning feature of Botswana and will be the focus of our lodge stay. The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. An Early morning 4WD game drive in the Chobe National Park and an afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise to see the mighty elephant herds return to the Chobe River to quench their thirst.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Thebe River Safaris – twin chalets with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner will be at own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities Optional Activities Afternoon game drive in open 4WD vehicle (on day 10)

Day 12 – 13: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

We visit “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls. These magnificent falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, and was completed by 1905, although Rhodes never lived to see it. It spans the impressive gorge and the famous adrenalin pumping Victoria Falls bungi jump is done from this bridge, with a terrifying drop of 360ft (111m). Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Rainbow Hotel-twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch (Dinner at own expense on both days).

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more

Day 14: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE – TOUR ENDS

Tour ends after breakfast at 08:00am.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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