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Touring the most beautiful game parks of Botswana and the Victoria Falls

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This group tour, in a small group of 4 to 12 people, focuses on Botswana. The country is a paradise for safari lovers, with a variety of fantastic game parks where you can spot the Big Five. In addition to game reserves you will also visit some of the most beautiful nature parks: Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Botswana is known for its excellent safari possibilities, but the country is also seen as a relatively expensive holiday destination. Accommodations have been selected for this trip where you get absolute value for money.

Specifications

6037
From€ 2740/ per person
14days
Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Park, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls National Park
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana
Maun, Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Victoria Falls
  • 13 nights in lodges, chalets, tented camps
  • Meals: 13x breakfast, 11x lunch and 6x dinner, of which 9x breakfast, 3x lunch and 3x dinner are provided by your accommodation. The other meals are prepared by the tour guide and are consumed around the campfire
  • National park entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Mentioned activity
  • Flighs and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (required)
  • Transfers
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Local payment USD 300 p.p.
  • Botswana Tourism Levy USD 30 p.p.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses and fees
Adventure truck
Full board including activities
Lodge, Tented Camp, Chalet
Comfort
Yes
Children under 10 years old are not allowed. Children from 10 years pay the adult price
You will receive a brief briefing about your tour on the day of departure. You must hand over your vouchers and be able to show your insurance certificate (travel insurance is mandatory during this tour). This is also the ideal time to ask your guide about the tour.
Dagprogramma
Travel schedule -

B= breakfast, L= lunch and D = dinner

Said travel times are an estimate and exclude stops for lunch, viewings and border crossings.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Khama Rhino Sanctuary (L, D)

The journey starts early, leaving Johannesburg at 6:30 am and head north to the border with Botswana. Your first night will take place at Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana. This project was created in 1992 with the aim of protecting the rhinoceros threatened with extinction and maintaining an area where animals can live. It also offers economic benefits to the local population through tourism and information about the sustainable use of all that nature has to offer. The reserve is located in the Kalahari sand field and has a number of natural water spots, which means that many rhinos, zebras and wildebeests live (journey time: 7.5 hours, 630 km).

Accommodation: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (overnight stay in a chalet with two double rooms and a bathroom)
Included activity: entrance to Khama Rhino Sanctuary and afternoon game drive

Day 2: Maun (B, L)
Today you drive through the Kalahari to Maun, this place is known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. You will spend many hours on the road today where you can enjoy the scenery and perhaps see elephants or giraffes walking along the road. Maun was founded in 1915 as the capital of the Batawana people. The name Maun comes from the San word ‘maung’ which means: place of short reeds. Tonight you can dine at a local restaurant for your own account (travel time: 6.5 hours, 450 km)

Accommodation: Rivernest Cottages (double room with private bathroom)
Optional activity: flight above the Okavango Delta, price USD 95-120 pp depending on the number of people on the plane (time-dependent this optional activity can also be performed later in the journey, ask your guide)

Day 3 – 4: Okavango Delta (2xB, 2xL, 2xD)
You enter the Okavango Delta to the mokoros. Mokoros are traditional hollowed-out tree trunks that serve as canoes. Nowadays, modern canoes are often used to save trees. With the mokoros you will be taken by a poler to the tented camp in the heart of the Delta. The wrists advance the mokoros by means of a long stick. This is a wonderfully relaxed way of traveling for you! You move almost silently through the water and through the reeds. Don’t forget to protect yourself against the sun!

The Okavango Delta is a special and relaxing area where large numbers of buffalo and elephants live. Bird lovers can indulge themselves here, especially Kingfishers are very common here and how about the beautiful and impressive Fish Eagle! Enjoy the peace and quiet while away from civilization. Take a book or game with you, get to know your traveling companions better or enjoy the nature around you in silence. Game walks with the local guides are included.

You spend the night in a simple tented camp in the Okavango Delta. Each tent is equipped with mosquito nets to keep mosquitoes out and has two camping beds and a small en-suite bathroom with chemical toilet. Water is heated daily on the fire for the ‘bucket shower’. Pillows, blankets, sheets and chairs are available in the camp, but otherwise everything must be taken from Maun (including drinking water!). It is also important at this Wilderness Camp that no debris is allowed in the Delta, everything is taken back (travel time: 2 hours per 4×4 vehicle into the Delta).

Accommodation: Wilderness tented campsite (basic double tent with private toilet and shared shower)
Included activities: Mokoro tour, game walks, Okavango Delta entrance fees

Day 5, 6, 7 en 8: Moremi Game Reserve
(4xB, 4xL, 3xD)
With an open 4×4 safari vehicle you enter the Moremi Game Reserve for unprecedented opportunities for wildlife spotting. Chiefs Island is the largest piece of land within the Moremi Game Reserve and was the most important hunting ground of the Batawana people before the area was declared a reserve. In the coming days you will make game drives in this area in search of elephants, hippos, buffalo, lions and many other animals. You spend time in Moremi as well as in an adjacent private game reserve.

On day 8 you will return to the lodge in Maun mid-day where you can dine in the restaurant in the evening (for your own account) (travel time: 4 hours, 150 km)

Accommodation: three nights at the Elephant Pools Lodge (permanent double tent with private bathroom) in the Kwai Private Reserve that borders Moremi and 1 night at Rivernest Lodge (double room with private bathroom).
Included: Moremi Game Reserve entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4 Optional activity: scenic flight above the Delta (see day2)

Day 9: Makgadikgadi Pans (B, L)
In the morning there is still time to make an optional flight over the Okavango Delta if this was not possible before. Then it’s time to drive to Nata. You will see the glittering Makgadigadi salt pans looming like an endless white landscape. Rain falls here only a short time of year and then large herds of wildebeest and zebras come to the area to eat the fresh grass. Flamingos also come to the pans to eat the algae in the shallow lakes. Unfortunately, this spectacle can only be seen for a short period of the year (travel time: 3.5 hours, 320 km).

Accommodation: Nata Lodge (Permanent luxury tent with private bathroom) or Pelican Lodge (chalets with en-suite bathroom)
Including: entrance fees Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 10 – 11: Chobe National Park (2xB, 2xL)
The Chobe River is one of the focal points of Botswana and provides a beautiful landscape wherever it flows. The lodge where you will spend the night is also close to the Chobe River. The river forms the northern border of the Chobe National Park and is the reason for the large numbers of elephants in this area. Included are a morning game drive per 4×4 vehicle in the park and a sundowner cruise on the river where you can see the elephants quench their thirst at the end of the day (travel time: 4 hours, 300 km).

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris (double chalets with private bathroom)
Including:entrance fees Chobe N.P. morning game drive Chobe on day 11 and sunset cruise on day 11.
Optional activity: 4×4 afternoon game drive on day 10.

Day 12 – 13: Victoria Falls (2xB)
Time for a trip to Zimbabwe to visit the amazing Victoria Falls. The falls are also called ‘Mosi incl. Tunya’ which means ‘the smoke that thunders’, referring to the roar of falling water and the mist / water vapor that hangs around the waterfall. The bridge over the gorge of the Zambezi River was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes and was completed in 1905. Today you can make a bungee jump of no less than 111 meters from the bridge. In addition to visiting the waterfall, you can also choose a flight above the waterfall, river rafting, bungee jump etc. You can also visit the local market here for buying souvenirs (all for your own account) (travel time: 1 hour, 70 km).

Accommodation: Rainbow Hotel (double room with private bathroom)
Including: Victoria Falls National Park entrance fees
Optional activities: white river rafting, Flight of Angels, bungee jump etc.

Day 14: end tour (B)
This tour comes to an end after breakfast (8 a.m.). You can continue your journey through southern Africa from here, for example fly from Victoria Falls Airport to your next destination (ask us about the possibilities).

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