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14 Days 13 Nights Botswana Wildlife Breakaway Safari – VSV 401
(Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Mahango National Park, Victoria Falls)

Highlights

This is a fascinating breakaway safari which takes you to the wilderness of Botswana for game viewing, birding, game drives and relaxation as you break away from your daily activities. You will visit the above mentioned parks and reserves and will travel with an experienced guide/driver in a 4x4 customized safari land cruiser and spend the nights in tented camps.

Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park, Botswana
A morning departure takes you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe into Botswana. You will cross the Zimbabwean border and make your way to Chobe Safari Lodge on the Chobe River. Once you have reached the lodge you will set up camp and enjoy the rest of the afternoon on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Here you can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds and more without having to reach for our binoculars; as you will be close enough for close-up photographs.

Chobe National Park is probably best known for its spectacular elephant population which is nearing close to 50,000 elephants. Most of them are probably part of the largest continuous surviving elephant population on Earth.  Elephants living here are Kalahari elephants, the largest in size of all known elephant populations. Yet they are characterized by rather brittle ivory and short tusks, perhaps due to calcium deficiency in the soils. Damage caused by the high numbers of elephants is rife in some areas.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at a tented camp

Day 2: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
You will need to get up very early, as today is the longest drive of the safari. You will head south to Planet Baobab and stop at the Makgadikgadi Pans to have a closer look. If the weather conditions allow, you will drive onto the Pans. After appreciating the wide-open, uninhabited spaces under the endless canopy of blue sky, you will step off for your final stop of the day, Planet Baobab. The rest of the afternoon will be spent on a Bush Walk with the local guide, learning about the history, flora and fauna of the area and use of various plants in traditional life. You will also visit a nearby water hole for sundowners.

The Makgadikgadi Pans, the world's largest salt pans, are the most visible remnants of a super lake that was formed more than five million years ago. The lake was once 100 feet deep and covered a massive area of 30, 888² miles, but as recently as 10,000 years ago, climatic shifts started to dry up Lake Makgadikgadi. Further evaporation turned the lake into large pans with a surface glistening with salt. Today The Makgadikgadi provides one of the most dramatic African safari travel experiences.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 3: Maun and the Khwai River, Botswana
After breakfast, you will head off for Maun and onto a private concession and Mankwe Bush Lodge. Once you have set up camp, you will go on a night game drive in the concession. This area lies between Moremi and Chobe and you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of nocturnal animals.

Maun is the main entry point to the Okavango delta, situated at the gateway to the Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Maun is the tourism capital of Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland. It is also the headquarters of countless safari and air-charter operations whose signs and offices dot almost every intersection, particularly towards the airport.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 4: Khwai River, Botswana
Today you will spend a full day in the wilderness on game drives. Departing after breakfast, you will use the 4x4 vehicle and drive through the wilderness area of the Khwai region spotting a variety of game that frequent this region that borders Moremi and Chobe. Picnic-lunch will be in the wilderness area. With some luck you will see many animal species that are at home in this area and maybe even a few members of the Big Five.

Khwai River is a river in Northern Botswana which extends from the Okavango River and forms part of the Northern border of Moremi Game Reserve. On the North Gate of Moremi, is the BaBugkakhwe village of Khwai. River Khwai is not far from the village of Khwai.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
After having explored the Khwai area you will now head 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 the Moremi Game Reserve.

Moremi Game Reserve is a National Park in Botswana which rests on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta Moremi was designated as a Game Reserve, and not a National Park, since when it was created. The BaSarwa or Bushmen that lived there were supposed to be allowed to stay in the reserve.  In the 1960s, the government changed its mind and burned the Bushmen village and forced the villagers to move outside the park. They relocated on the other side of the Khwai River and named their new village Khwai. Within the village there is still a strong distrust towards the national government as there has been talk about moving the village once again.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 6: Maun, Botswana
After your game experience, you will head back to Maun where you will have the option of a scenic flight over the Delta or can spend the afternoon at leisure relaxing next to the pool at the camp.

Regular supplies of almost everything can be bought in Maun, and the town boasts several good filling stations, shopping centers, a choice of hotels and lodges as well as car and four-wheel-drive vehicle hire. The Maun Airport, which was officially opened in 1996 after extensive renovations, is - if one counts the light aircraft charters to the various Delta camps - one of the busiest airports in Southern Africa.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 7 & 8: Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana
Early in the morning you will leave Maun and drive to the Western Delta and onto Etsha 13. From there you will head into the largest inland delta in the world, another highlight of Botswana, the Okavango Delta. You will be transferred to the camp in the Delta where you will spend the next two nights listening to the sounds of the wilderness. Unlike other Deltas in the world, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. You will float in Mokoros through the thick vegetation of the Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is the world's largest inland delta and is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in an endorheic basin in the Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation and transpiration instead of draining into the sea. The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, spreads across the eastern side of the delta.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 9 & 10: Mahangu National Park and Popa Falls, Namibia
After breakfast, you will leave the lush verdant wetlands of the Delta, Botswana and enter Namibia. En route you will visit the Tsodilo Hills and take a short walk to view the rock paintings. You will then make your way to Mahangu Lodge where you will spend the night. The next morning you can go on a game drive in Mahango National Park which lies on the western banks of the Okavango River and is one of Namibia's most captivating and species-rich conservation areas. Main features of the Mahango are enormous baobab trees, flood plains with large herds of elephant, buffalo and red lechwe. After lunch at the Popa Falls, you will head back to the park for an afternoon game drive, hoping to spot some of the parks highlights.

The Okavango River is the fourth-longest river system in southern Africa, running southeastward for 1,600 km (1,000 miles). It begins in Angola, where it is known as the Cubango River. Further south it forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, and then flows into Botswana, draining into the Moremi Game Reserve. Before it enters Botswana, the river drops four meters, across the full 1.2 km-width of the river, in a series of rapids known as Popa Falls, visible when the river is low, as during the dry season.

All meals and overnight at a lodge

Day 11 & 12: Kwando River and Mudumu National Park, Namibia
After breakfast, you will drive along the Caprivi Strip to your camp on the Kwando River. En-route you will spend the afternoon on a game drive through Susuwe National Park, before heading to your overnight camp on the Kwando River. The rest of the day you can relax and use the facilities of the camp.

On day 12 you will make your way to Mudumu National Park, which has the Kwando river as its western border and the Linyati swamp to the South. In contrast to the rest of Namibia, the area is lush with riverine forest, marshes, dense Savannah and mopane woodland.

The Cuando River (alternatively spelled Kwando) is a river in south-central Africa also called the Linyanti River and the Chobe River in its lower section before it flows into the Zambezi River.  The Cuando rises in the central plateau of Angola on the slopes of Mount Tembo thence flowing southeast along the Zambian border. Along this reach it flows in a maze of channels in a swampy corridor.  As with all rivers in south-central Africa its flow varies enormously between the rainy season when it floods and may be several kilometers wide, and the dry season when it may disappear into marshes.  In years when the Okavango experiences a good flood some of the water escapes east along the normally dry channel of the Magwekwana River into the Linyanti Swamp, thus entering the Zambezi basin. Otherwise the Okavango basin has no outlet.

The Mudumu National Park is a park in Namibia, created in extensive landscaped savannah, mopane woodlands, and marsh on the eastern shore of the Cuando River. Many animals can be found in the park including Sitatunga, red lechwe, as well as elephants, buffalo, kudu, impala, roan antelope, and Burchell's zebra. Its waterways are inhabited by spotted-necked otter, hippo, tiger fish, and crocodile.  Along the river there are extensive floodplains, floating papyrus swamps and lush riverine forest. Away from the river one finds mixed mopane and teak woodlands, open grasslands and typical African savannah. The birdlife here is a big attraction with 430 species seen – Coppery-tailed Coucal, Slaty Egret, Greater Swamp Warbler, Swamp Boubou and Brown Firefinch are some of the resident species. In summer, numbers are boosted by the tremendous amount of migratory species including flocks of colorful Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Copper Sunbird, Pennant-winged Nightjar and Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah. There is one private lodge in the Park - Lianshulu Lodge.

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 13: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After breakfast you will leave Namibia and return where you started this trip – Victoria Falls. You will visit the Victoria Falls and the rest of the day is spent at leisure or taking part in optional activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping etc. (all at own expense)

Victoria Falls is the most spectacular of the 7 natural wonders of the world. It is the world's largest sheet of falling water. The town of Victoria Falls is situated on a National Park. The falls offer an unrivalled choice of activities and high adrenalin and heart pumping activities to suit all individuals and age groups. Some activities that you can enjoy include sunset boat cruises suitable for the family, game viewing and bird watching activities, canoeing safaris, white water rafting, bungi jumping, boat paddling, elephant riding safaris, day and night game viewing, walking with lions, helicopter tours amongst others. However, some activities are restricted to children below 15 years of age, such as, white water rafting, bungi jumping, walking with lions and game viewing walks. These tours are only offered to children over 15 years of age as well as adults

All meals and overnight at a tented camp

Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – End of Tour
Depending on your departure time, you will be taken to Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight.

The Victoria Falls are considered by some to be among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European recorded to view the Victoria Falls - which he did from what is now known as 'Livingstone Island' in Zambia, the only land accessible in the middle of the falls.  David Livingstone gave the falls the name 'Victoria Falls' in honor of his Queen. 

End of tour!

Cost per person:

  • 2pax – US$ 2,340
  • 3pax – US$ 2,293
  • 4pax – US$ 2,248
  • 5pax – US$ 2,200
  • 6pax and above – US$ 2,136

Single room supplement: US$ 320

Cost includes:

  • All transport in customized 4x4 safari vehicles
  • All park fees and game drives as mentioned
  • All meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Services of an experienced local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in tented camps and a lodge as indicated

Cost excludes:

  • Flights during safaris
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa entry fees into various countries
  • Optional activities during safari
  • Items of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, curios, e.t.c
  • Tips to driver/guide or any other person

7 Days/6 Nights South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls Camping Safari, VSV 402(South Africa, Kruger National Park, Pietersburg, Nata, Victoria Falls)

Highlights

This is a purely camping safari which takes you to the wilderness of South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls for game viewing, birding, game drives and relaxation as you break away from your daily activities. You will visit the above mentioned parks and reserves and will travel with an experienced guide/driver in a 4x4 customized safari land cruiser and spend the nights in camps.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cultural Village - South Africa
Today we visit South Africa’s Panoramic Route including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the 750m Blyde River Canyon, for some of South Africa’s most stunning scenery. This afternoon we arrive at the Shangaan Tribal Village where we spend the night in huts. A guided tour, traditional meal in the boma and nighttime dancing give you an insight into these people’s culture.

God’s Window is a popular vantage point along the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga South Africa. It is situated at the southern extremity of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the game reserves which have made the area one of Africa’s prime wildlife destinations. From this Escarpment—a 250 km long rampart of sheer cliffs—opens a vista into a lush forest, the Eden-like aesthetic appearance of which prompted the name. On a clear day it is possible to see over the Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on the border with Mozambique. God’s Window played an important role in the plot of the 1980 cult film “The Gods Must Be Crazy”. Near the end of the movie, the Bushman character Xi (played by Namibian bush farmer N!xau) travels to God’s Window, and due to some low-lying cloud cover believes it to be the end of the Earth.

Lunch, dinner and overnight in huts

Day 2 & 3: Kruger National Park - South Africa
These days are spent on game drives in search of the Big Five and thousands of other species that make this Park their home. An early morning at the water hole gives us the best chance of seeing a “kill” - an experience not to be missed. One evening we do a night game drive to see the nocturnal activities in the Park, first hand.

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.  The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the "Biosphere").  The park has 9 main gates that allow entrance to the different camps. The names of these gates are Paul Kruger Gate, Numbi Gate, Malelane Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Punda Maria Gate, Orpen Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, Phabeni Gate and Pafuri Gate.

All meals and overnight in camps

Day 4: Pietersburg - South Africa
This morning we do a final game drive, trying to spot whatever game we are yet to see. We then exit the Park and travel through to Pietersburg where we camp for the night.

All meals and overnight in camps

Day 5: Nata – Botswana
Leaving South Africa we cross into Botswana and continue northwards to Nata where we camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Nata is a village in Central District of Botswana. It is located in the northern part of the district, and is served by Nata Airport. The population was 4150 in 2001 census. The village of Nata lies along the Nata River which carries its rainy season flow to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a seasonal hyper saline lake.

All meals and overnight in camps

Day 6: Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe
Today we head northwards through the Chobe District, where it is common to see animals along the roadside. Arriving at the famous Victoria Falls, we do a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, enjoying some sundowners and the possibility of game viewing along the banks of the river.

The Zambezi River flows over a level sheet of basalt, in a shallow valley bounded by low and distant sandstone hills. The river's course is dotted with numerous tree-covered islands, which increase in number as the river approaches the falls. There are no mountains, escarpments, or deep valleys which might be expected to create a waterfall, only flat plateau extending hundreds of kilometers in all directions.

All meals and overnight in camps

Day 7: Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe
Today is a free day to do the many activities on offer including white water rafting, bungi jumping, micro lighting and more.

Victoria Falls is the most spectacular of the 7 natural wonders of the world. It is the world's largest sheet of falling water. The town of Victoria Falls is situated on a National Park. The falls offer an unrivalled choice of activities and high adrenalin and heart pumping activities to suit all individuals and age groups. Some activities that you can enjoy include sunset boat cruises suitable for the family, game viewing and bird watching activities, canoeing safaris, white water rafting, bungi jumping, boat paddling, elephant riding safaris, day and night game viewing, walking with lions, helicopter tours amongst others. However, some activities are restricted to children below 15 years of age, such as, white water rafting, bungi jumping, walking with lions and game viewing walks. These tours are only offered to children over 15 years of age as well as adults.

All meals and overnight in camps

End of Tour!

Cost per person:

  • 2pax – US$ 1,050
  • 3pax – US$ 980
  • 4pax – US$ 910
  • 5pax – US$ 840
  • 6pax and above – US$ 770

Cost includes:

  • -          All transport in customized 4x4 safari vehicles
  • -          All park fees and game drives as mentioned
  • -          All meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • -          Services of an experienced local English-speaking driver/guide
  • -          Accommodation in camps as indicated

Cost excludes:

  • -          Flights during safaris
  • -          Personal travel insurance
  • -          Visa entry fees into various countries
  • -          Optional activities during safari
  • -          Items of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, curios, e.t.c
  • -          Tips to driver/guide or any other person

7 Days 6 Nights, Victoria Falls Getaway Game Viewing Safari – VSV 400
(Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park)

Highlights

This is an exciting 7 days safari which takes you to Southern Africa for a fantastic view of the largest sheet of falling water in the world. This combined safari will also take you to various parks and reserves for game viewing, photography, scenery viewing and birding. You will travel by air and by road in comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles and stay in a mixture of tented camps and lodges. Our professional and experienced driver/guides will give you a fantastic overview of the parks and take you for game drives.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
In the morning you will be met at your residence within Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by the Tour Manager who will welcome you and brief you on your safari. You will then be transferred to the airport for transfer to Zimbabwe. On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe you will be met and transferred to your lodge. You have the remainder of the day at leisure for optional activities that are on offer like boat cruises, bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and many more.

The Victoria Falls are considered by some to be among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European recorded to view the Victoria Falls - which he did from what is now known as 'Livingstone Island' in Zambia, the only land accessible in the middle of the falls.  David Livingstone gave the falls the name 'Victoria Falls' in honor of his Queen. 

Dinner and overnight at a 3-star lodge

Day 2 & 3: Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park  
After breakfast you will depart Victoria Falls and make your way to Hwange National Park. The afternoon is spent on a game drive with a visit to the Painted Dogs Centre. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus very large and varied birdlife. The whole of the next day is spent exploring this magnificent park.

Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. The park is close to the edge of the Kalahari Desert, a region with little water and very sparse vegetation. The Park hosts numerous mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. All Zimbabwe's specially protected animals are to be found in Hwange and it is the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers. The population of African wild dogs to be found in Hwange is thought to be of one of the largest surviving groups in Africa today.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at a 3-star lodge

Day 4 & 5: Hwange National Park – Chobe National Park, Botswana
After breakfast, you will leave the beauty of the Hwange National Park behind you and cross the border at Pandamantenga into Botswana and make your way to the Chobe National Park. You will enjoy the rest of the afternoon on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. You can also watch elephants, hippos, lions, crocodiles and a variety of birds and more without having to reach for your binoculars – you’ll be close enough for close-up photographs. The next morning you will go on an open-vehicle game drive in the afternoon. After lunch, you have the remainder of the day at leisure or have the option to book another sunset cruise (optional and for own account).

Chobe National Park, in northwest Botswana, has one of the largest game concentrations in the African continent. By size, this is the third largest park of the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most diverse. This is also the country's first national park. The original inhabitants of this area were the San bushmen. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers who were constantly moving from place to place to find food sources, namely fruits, water and wild animals. Nowadays one can find San paintings inside rocky hills of the park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at a 3-star lodge

Day 6: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After a leisurely breakfast you will cross the border back into Zimbabwe and drive back to where our adventure started – Victoria Falls. This afternoon you will explore the Victoria Falls on a guided tour. There will still be time for optional activities should you wish to book more.

The Zambezi River flows over a level sheet of basalt, in a shallow valley bounded by low and distant sandstone hills. The river's course is dotted with numerous tree-covered islands, which increase in number as the river approaches the falls. There are no mountains, escarpments, or deep valleys which might be expected to create a waterfall, only flat plateau extending hundreds of kilometers in all directions.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at a 3-star lodge

Day 7: End of tour
Depending on your departure time, you will be taken to Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight.

End of tour

Costs per person:

  • 2pax – US$ 4,380
  • 3pax – US$ 4,293
  • 4pax – US$ 4,207
  • 5pax – US$ 4,123
  • 6pax and above – US$ 3,999
  • Single room supplement: US$ 320

Cost includes:

  • All transport in customized 4x4 safari vehicles
  • All park fees and game drives as mentioned
  • All meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Services of an experienced local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4 star lodges as indicated

Cost excludes:

  • Flights during safaris
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa entry fees into various countries
  • Optional activities during safari
  • Items of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, curios, e.t.c
  • Tips to driver/guide or any other person

3 Days Victoria Falls Memorable Zimbabwe Fly-In Tour - VSV 554

Highlights:

This is a 3 Days, 2 Nights tour of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Falls are a World Heritage site and a natural wonder. This package offers a choice of three levels of accommodation and includes the flight between Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe and Livingstone International Airport - Victoria Falls, the 'African Spectacular' tribal dancing, guided tour of Victoria Falls, visit to a craft market and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.

   Product Details

  • Type: Tours in Victoria Falls from Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe
  • Departs From: Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe
  • Meeting Point: Will be indicated on voucher
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Available: daily at upon request

Itinerary  

Day 1: Arrival - Victoria falls
Morning or Mid-morning departure. Independent Arrival at Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe Airports depending with where ever you start your trip. Hotel transfer on arrival at Livingstone International Airport. Afternoon at leisure. All meals and Overnight in Victoria Falls at Zambezi River Lodge / Victoria Falls Safari Lodge / Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 2 : Victoria Falls
After breakfast, a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. This walking safari takes one through the magnificent rain forest to view the Cataracts, Livingstone’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants.

Optional (own account) visit to:

  • The craft market for curios shopping.
  • Chopper Tours over the Victoria Falls

Afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

All Meals and Overnight in Victoria Falls at Zambezi River Lodge / Victoria Falls Safari Lodge / Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 3: Victoria Falls - Departure
Morning breakfast after which guests are transferred to Livingstone Airport for a flight to Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe where this memorable Victoria Falls Tour ends.       

Costs: From $960 per person sharing.

(Note: Prices vary depending on the time of year and the size of your traveling party. Please send us a request with your particular requirements. We will return a detailed, no obligation quotation to you, within 24hrs of receiving the request. We can quote you in any currency of your choice. Bookings confirmed with a deposit more than six months in advance are subject to a special price).

Cost Includes

  • Return airfare ex Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe International  Airports
  • Accommodation
  • Land transportation,
  • Sightseeing as specified

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare (Getting to Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe and getting back home)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs -  Visit to The craft market for curios shopping.  - Chopper Tours over the Victoria Falls
  • Airport Taxes
  • Pick-up from Johannesburg selected hotels

Please Note:

  • You will have to organise your independent arrival to Pretoria, Capetown, Johanesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe International  Airports on the first departure day.
  • You are required to provide your full names as it appears on your passport as well as dietary requirements.
  • Please ensure you are aware of all visa requirements and costs for all countries visited. We will not be responsible to advise you of visa requirements and will not be held responsible should a you be denied boarding a flight or access to a country if visa policy has not been followed.
  • Check in time is 3 hours prior to departure. After the flight has closed (45 minutes prior to departure time), passengers will be denied boarding. In the event of this happening, we will not be responsible for accommodation, other costs, etc. incurred by passengers.
  • Maximum of 20 kgs. or one piece of checked baggage and one piece of hand luggage per person is permitted.

10 Days 9 Nights Southern Camping Safari, VSV 403
(Nata, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Maun, Okavango Delta, Francistown, Johannesburg)

Highlights

This wonderful camping safari takes you for cultural tours, sight-seeing, game viewing in Southern Africa, Botswana and Zambia in 10 days. Other optional activities that one may wish to participate in include elephant riding flight sight-seeing, horse riding, river cruise, and water sports. You will travel by road in comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles and stay in basic camps for 9 nights. Our professional and experienced driver/guides will give you a fantastic overview of the parks and take you for game drives.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nata Botswana
Departing Johannesburg, we cross the border into Botswana. We continue northwards to Nata, where our first night is spent camping on the edge of the Makdadikgadi Pans.

Nata is a village in Central District of Botswana. It is located in the northern part of the district, and is served by Nata Airport. The population was 4150 in 2001 census.[1] The village of Nata lies along the Nata River which carries its rainy season flow to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a seasonal hyper saline lake.

Meals and overnight in camps

Days 2 & 3: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
This morning we make our way northwards to the Zimbabwe border. You can visit the Victoria Falls, before embarking on a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi. There is a free day to go white water rafting, canoeing, elephant riding, bungi jumping and more. Explore the town, visit the markets or even do a helicopter flip over the gorge!

There are two islands on the crest of the falls that are large enough to divide the curtain of water even at full flood: Boaruka Island, and Livingstone Island near the middle - the place that David Livingstone first saw the falls from in Zambia. At less than full flood, additional islets divide the curtain of water into separate parallel streams. The main streams are named, in order from Zimbabwe (west) to Zambia (east): Devil's Cataract (called Leaping Water by some), Main Falls, Rainbow Falls (the highest) and the Eastern Cataract.

Meals and overnight in camps

Day 4: Chobe National Park Botswana
This morning is free to visit the markets and in town. We then cross into Botswana and set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. We do a 4x4 game drive into Chobe National Park with its fantastic game viewing opportunities, and you have the option of a river cruise.

Chobe National Park, in northwest Botswana, has one of the largest game concentrations in the African continent. By size, this is the third largest park of the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most diverse. This is also the country's first national park. The original inhabitants of this area were the San bushmen. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers who were constantly moving from place to place to find food sources, namely fruits, water and wild animals. Nowadays one can find San paintings inside rocky hills of the park.

Meals and overnight in camps

Day 5: Maun Botswana
Making our way south, we arrive in Maun, the gateway to the Delta, in time to make our preparations for our trip into the Delta.

Maun is the main entry point to the Okavango delta, situated at the gateway to the Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Maun is the tourism capital of Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland. It is also the headquarters of countless safari and air-charter operations whose signs and offices dot almost every intersection, particularly towards the airport.

Meals and overnight in camps

Days 6, 7, 8:Okavango Delta Botswana
This morning we venture into the wild bush of Africa, far from any form of civilization. Our journey begins by 4x4 and once in the Delta we join local villagers/ guides on mokoros (2 man dug out canoes). We begin our search for abundance of wildlife that inhabits the Delta. Drifting silently through the channels. We set up camp on islands in the Delta. After a breathtaking sunset, relax around the campfire listening to the magical sounds of the night. The days are filled with game walks, tracking different species and exploring the waterways of the world renowned Okavango Swamps. On the last afternoon we return to Maun and enjoy a braai.

The Okavango Delta in Botswana, is the world's largest inland delta and is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in an endorheic basin in the Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation and transpiration instead of draining into the sea. The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, spreads across the eastern side of the delta.

Meals and overnight in camps

Day 9: Francistown Botswana
This morning you have the option of a scenic game flight over the Delta giving you the chance to see the entire area as well as spot some game. We then hit the road to Francistown, where we spend our final night.

Meals and overnight in camps

Day 10: Johannesburg South Africa
Departing early we arrive back in Johannesburg late afternoon.

End of Tour!

Cost per person:

  • 2pax – US$ 1,500
  • 3pax – US$ 1,400
  • 4pax – US$ 1,300
  • 5pax – US$ 1,200
  • 6pax and above – US$ 1,100

Cost includes:

  • All transport in customized 4x4 safari vehicles
  • All park fees and game drives as mentioned
  • All meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Services of an experienced local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in camps as indicated

Cost excludes:

  • Flights during safaris
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa entry fees into various countries
  • Optional activities during safari
  • Items of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, curios, e.t.c
  • Tips to driver/guide or any other person

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