Botswana Safari Escape – Accommodated
Botswana Safari Escape – Accommodated JOURNEY FROM MAUN TO VICTORIA FALLS.
Engage with the Hwange Anti-Poaching unit and learn about the challenges faced protecting our wildlife. Guests will gain insight to what motivates these conservation warriors and can ask them any burning questions.
Maun: Arrival in safari town, gateway to your Botswana experience
Moremi: Night game drive in a private concession. Full day wildlife viewing in a rich game reserve
Scenic flight: Flight over the Okavango Delta (own account)
Chobe: Morning game drive in the national park. Game viewing by boat on the Chobe River
Hwange: Full-day game viewing in Hwange National Park. Art safari session at your lodge in Hwange
Victoria Falls: Potjiekos experience Sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River
Tour type: Small group lodge safari
Duration: 10 days
Start: Maun, Botswana
End: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Countries visited: Botswana and Zimbabwe
Meals: 08 x Breakfast, 06 x Lunch, 08 x Dinner
Vehicle: Suitable touring vehicle according to group size. 2×4 vehicle for transfers. Meet and greet with transfers and experienced rangers at the lodges
Group Size: Min. 2* / Max. 12
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or similar standard
- All transport in fully kitted vehicle
- Game drives and activities as mentioned
- Meals as per itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Experienced local guide
- Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure of tour
- Pre and Post tour accommodation
- Optional activities
- All drinks
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios etc.
- Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change.
*2020 USD 4085.00 per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities & meals not set out in the itinerary.
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On arrival into Maun Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, book a sunset cruise on the Thamalakane River.
Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
DAY 2 & 3: GREATER MOREMI, BOTSWANA
Distance: 65 km Departure: 09h00
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Maun Airport to take a short scenic flight to Moremi Crossing, located near the southern most part of Chief’s Island, situated on a small palm fringed Island called Ntswi. The rest of the time in the Moremi Area is at your own leisure, with the freedom to partake in one of the many optional activities on offer, such as half or full day Mokoro trips, boat cruise, guided bush walks as well as game drives.
Moremi Crossing or similar (Luxury tent with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Day 2 & 3: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 4 & 5: GREATER MOREMI TO GREATER CHOBE, BOTSWANA
Distance: 544 km Departure: 09h00
In the morning, you will take a flight to Kasane. Once you have arrived you will enjoy an appetizing lunch whilst sailing along the Chobe River on an afternoon boat cruise. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your lodge.
The following day, we will have plenty of time to explore the wilderness on a game drive while taking full advantage of the cool weather and optimal animal activity. The rest of the day is at own leisure where you can relax along the poolside and soak up some sun.
Camp Kuzuma or similar (tented suite with en-suite bathrooms, bar & swimming pool).
Day 4 & 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 6 & 7: GREATER CHOBE, BOTSWANA TO NORTHERN HWANGE, ZIMBABWE
Distance: 82 km Departure: 08h00
Today, you will be transferred to your lodge in Hwange National Park. You have the opportunity to continue your search for African wildlife on an half day game drive. The rest of the day is spent at your own leisure.
The following day, we start our morning off with a full day game drive where we will enjoy a wholesome lunch whilst taking in the beautiful fauna and flora of the park. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to massive herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra, as well as a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species, and a diverse birdlife. We end the day off with a special safari painting experience, led by a professional artist, guiding you to create your own masterpiece whilst the sun sets over the horizon.
Nantwich Lodge or similar (suite with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Day 6 & 7: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 8 & 9: NORTHERN HWANGE TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Distance: 103 km Departure: 07h00
Continuing our trip, we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Once settled in at your lodge, the rest of the day is spent at your own leisure. The following day, your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “ the smoke that thunders”. In the afternoon, we will partake in a potjiekos experience before cruising down the mighty Zambezi River at sunset, basking in the afterglow of the day and return to indulge in your mouth watering potjie creation.
Ilala Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Day 8: Breakfast
Day 9: Breakfast & Dinner ( Potjiekos experience )
DAY 10: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Our safari ends after a delicious breakfast. You will then be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.