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Group size: Max 12
Tour Code : SUN01
Single Supplement : EUR 70 (if require own tent)
Safari Vehicle Type: Overland vehicle, Mini Van and 4×4 small vehicle
This safari highlights the very best of Botswana. Khama Rhino Sanctuary, The Okavango Delta, Moremi and Savuti as well as the Chobe National Park. A small group and attentive guides as well as world class game viewing destinations, make this an excellent choice for any animal and bird lover.
Day 1 – JOHANNESBURG to KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY, 630km, ± 7½ hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch
Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana. We pass Serowe, birthplace of Botswana’s first president, Sir Seretse Khama, on our way to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This 4300 hectare reserve situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest. We take our first game drive around the open grassland of Malema and Serwe Pans.
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers.
Includes: Entrance to Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Day 2 – MAUN, 450km, ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing
We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, Maun is a bustling frontier town where we prepare for the delta excursion. After setting up camp we have a relaxing afternoon at the swimming pool.
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar
Day 3, 4, 5 – OKAVANGO DELTA, 2 hour 4WD transfer into the Delta, each way
Our local guides will take us deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta on mekoro (dugout canoes). The delta forms as water flows from the Angolan highlands out over the Botswanan flat Kalahari Desert sands creating a delicate, green oasis for birds & wildlife. We will camp wild on remote islands in this amazingly dynamic environment & enjoy bush walks, bird watching & swimming in the clear water. Camping with our local guides we learn more about their lifestyle & culture. We return to Maun in the late afternoon of day 5 and have time for an optional (own expense) game flight over the Okavango, which will reveal a different aspect of the delta.
Overnight: camping – basic facilities with bucket shower
Meals: Breakfast (x3)/Lunch (x3)/Dinner (x2)
Includes: Entrance to Okavango Delta, mokoro excursion, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)
Day 6,7,8,9 – MOREMI & SAVUTI, 350kms ± 8½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Maun – Savuti)
We have 4 nights in these conservation areas with time to explore the various habitats. We spend our time on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including wild dog, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game. Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world and we take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats.Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides for which Savuti is famous. We camp wild in the central Chobe National Park at either Savuti or Zwei-Zwei.
Overnight: camping – basic ablutions with bucket shower
Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle
Day 10 – 11 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, 150kms ± 5½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Savuti – Chobe)
The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. In the early morning we search for game on the flood plains of the Chobe River. The late afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise is a highlight as we see the mighty elephant herds returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst. We camp at Kasane on the Chobe River for night 11.
Overnight: day 10 camping – basic ablutions with bucket shower and day 11 campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
Meals: Breakfast (x2)/Lunch (x2)/Dinner (x1)
Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle & sunset cruise on Chobe River
Day 12 – 13 VICTORIA FALLS / LIVINGSTONE ZAMBIA, 85kms – 1 hour, excluding border formalities (which can take 2 to 4+ hours)
We camp for 2 nights in Zambia near Livingstone town on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls. Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
Meals: Breakfast (x2)
Includes: Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls
Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more
Day 14 ZAMBIA – LIVINGSTONE – TOUR ENDS
Tour ends at 08:00 after breakfast. Transfers to local airports are available.
* Khama Rhino Sanctuary – game drive
* Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion
* Moremi Game Reserve – game drives
* Savuti – game drives
* Chobe National Park – game drive and river cruise
* Victoria Falls – adventure activities
* 13 nights camping
* Entrance fees
* Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags & pillow)
* Transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD
* Meals as per itinerary
* Professional guide
* Okavango Delta excursion
* Moremi, Savuti, Chobe 4WD excursion
Guaranteed Departures – See Bold dates below: