Untouched Botswana Lodge Safari

The Details

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

Tour Dates

2019
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  • 2020
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From USD 3909 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

EXPLORE BOTSWANA’S FINEST NATIONAL PARKS.
Start your tour by experiencing Marakele National Park, Khama Rhino Sanctuary and the Makgadikgadi Pans. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve from your open 4×4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta in traditional dug-out canoes and enjoy Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River. 13 Day tour

HIGHLIGHTS
Johannesburg: Arrival in a bustling African city
Marakele: Sunset game drive in the national park
Khama Rhino Sanctuary: Visit to the community run wildlife sanctuary including afternoon game drive
Makgadikgadi Pans: Full day excursion to Nxai Pan
Okavango Delta: Traditional mokoro excursion floating through the delta
Moremi: Morning and afternoon game drives in private concession Full day game drive in the game reserve
Chobe: Drive through national park Morning game drive Afternoon wildlife viewing from a boat on the Chobe River
Victoria Falls: Sunset cruise experience on the mighty Zambezi River Boma dinner celebration

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations*

*2019 Prices are per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities & meals not set out in the itinerary.

*2020 USD 3909.00 per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities & meals not set out in the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Club. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting at 18h00.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Safari Club or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool and restaurant)

Meals

Meals:

No meals included

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG TO MARAKELE NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

An early morning departure from The Safari Club in Johannesburg takes us via Pretoria, Thabazimbi and through the Limpopo Province to Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains. All the large game species from Elephant and Rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape Vultures in the world, have settled here. We will head out on a sunset game drive in the evening of day 2. We will enjoy our evening meal prepared by our guide around the campfire before spending our first night in the African wilderness

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Tlopi Tented Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3: MARAKELE NATIONAL PARK TO KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY, BOTSWANA

Our destination today is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary via the Martin’s Drift border post. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing white rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Batswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. We explore the sanctuary on an afternoon game drive in search of white rhinos.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Serowe Hotel or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant area)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 4: KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY TO PLANET BAOBAB, BOTSWAN

Today we travel towards the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park area of Botswana. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove. He will explain the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Planet Baobab or similar (Bakalanga or Baobab huts with ensuite bathrooms

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: PLANET BAOBAB TO MAUN, BOTSWANA

This morning we head off to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Enroute we travel via Nxai Pan, a fossil lake that is part of the greater Makgadikgadi system. Covered in nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees, Nxai Pan attracts vast numbers of desert herbivores as well as carnivores including lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. After our Nxai Pan excursion we continue our journey to Maun. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (Babbler Chalet with ensuite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 6: MAUN TO GREATER MOREMI, BOTSWANA

After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in the Greater Moremi area. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive in the private concession – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7: GREATER MOREMI, BOTSWANA

Today we head back into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of reserve which is home to a great diversity of plant and animal life – making it a ‘must see’ for a Botswana Safari. It contains – within its boundaries – approximately 20% of the Delta, and a vast range of habitats, acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through mopane forest and dry savannah woodland.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents, with en-suite bathrooms)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: GREATER MOREMI TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

We have to get up early, as this will be the longest day of our safari with a full day ahead of us and approximately 10 hours of driving. We leave the camp in the Greater Moremi area and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in this area. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

We start the morning with an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. We enjoy game viewing by boat on the Chobe River in the afternoon, watching elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African sunset.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAYS 11 & 12: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Our journey takes us into Zimbabwe, home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. In the afternoon we have a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day. You have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals

Meals:

Day 11: Breakfast & Lunch Day 12: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 13: END OF TOUR

Your journey ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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