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Duration: 7 days
Location: Zimbabwe and Botswana
Price: 2018 Rate ZAR 14,500 pp plus USD 440 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on day of departure
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Starts: Zimbabwe

Ends: Zimbabwe

Group size: Minimum 2, Maximum 9

Suitable for Ages: 12 to 65

Safari Vehicle Type: Open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, dugout canoe (Mokoro), transfer vehicle. (Maximum group size: 9 passengers)

Tour Code : AA02

2018 Rates: ZAR 14,500 pp plus USD 440 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on day of departure

Single Supplement : Applicable

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Discover the best of Botswana in this seven day adventure packed tour. See the great herds of elephant along the Chobe river in the Chobe National Park, seek out the lions of the Savute, wander on foot in the great Moremi, as well as visit the lagoons and islands of the Okavango Delta.

  • Highlights of this popular tour includes:
    Chobe NP, Game Drive
    Savuti / Linyanti Marsh, Game Drives
    Khwai Wildlife Management Area, Game Drives
    Okavango Delta Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari
    Makgadikgadi Pans

  • Best of Botswana – 7 Days Accommodated Adventure Safari

    DAY 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Chobe National Park, Botswana
    Distance travelled: +/-80 Km
    Approx driving time: Half day

    We leave Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and transfer to the Botswana border to join your safari guide and travel the short distance to Kasane where we prepare for our afternoon game drive into Chobe National Park. With sun block and cameras in hand we board our safari vehicle in search of lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe and a host of antelope and bird species while snaking our way through the sandy tracks and rugged terrain. The Chobe National Park is an essential wildlife destination while on safari in
    Botswana. The Chobe floodplains and Chobe River provide a sensitive eco system where the resident wildlife converges during the dry season. It is not uncommon to see between 500 and 2000 Elephants on these floodplains at one time. The highlight of a visit to Chobe National Park is the combination of wildlife, Birdlife and reptiles along the banks of the Chobe River. This is a photographers dream.  Happy and content after our day’s safari, we relax for the night under the African skies.

    Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
    Campsite: Riverfront campsite
    Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 2: Chobe National Park –Savuti Areas
    Distance travelled: +/- 160 Km
    Approx driving time: Full day game driving.

    This morning we head out into the Chobe National Park and head via the park to the Savuti area. Typically this comprises of a 2 hour drive in the morning after leaving camp, followed by 4-5 hour transfer to the Savuti area, and a further 2-3 hour game drive in the late afternoon. Accessible by 4×4 wheel drive only, we head deep into south west corner of Chobe National Park to the Savuti Marsh, a relic of a large inland lake fed occasionally by the Savuti Channel. This region is made up of rolling savannah which attracts many different species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and elephant. These in turn attract many predators including lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog and cheetah. This is a breathtaking game driving day and the inaccessibility of the region offers a throwback of what safari experience might have been like in yesteryear. Camping out in the wild enhances further the feeling of exhilaration at being so close to remote and untamed Mother Nature.

    Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
    Campsite: remote wilderness campsite
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 3: Savuti – Moremi Game Reserve or Adjacent Community Game Management area
    Distance travelled: +/- 120 Km
    Approx driving time: Full day Game Driving
    Depart Savuti early morning and transfer to the Moremi Game Reserve /or the adjacent Game Management area. 2-3 Hour afternoon game drive.

    The Moremi Game Reserve was declared a protected area after being used by the then chief Moremi as an exclusive hunting ground. The area is rich with game and offers an untouched wildlife experience. The combination of different habitats from Mopane woodland to Acacia forest, floodplains and lagoons make the area a place of stunning beauty, supporting a diverse array of wildlife. Sightings of leopard, wild dog, cheetah and lion are common, as are elephant, giraffe and zebra encounters. Common nighttime visitors to our camp are the spotted hyena and the honey badger.

    At certain times of the year it may be preferable / safer (as well as offer better game viewing) to visit an adjacent game management area instead of Moremi.

    Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
    Campsite: remote wilderness campsite
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4: Moremi – Maun
    Distance travelled: 150 Km
    Approx driving time: 4-5 Hours

    We enjoy an early morning game drive, returning to camp mid morning to pack our camp and head for Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Maun is the hub of the tourism industry in Botswana and the road from Moremi to Maun traverses huge areas of protected community land. The surrounding areas of Maun give you an opportunity to witness rural life at its best with folks working the land and tending their cattle.

    Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
    Campsite: Maun area campsite
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5: Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun
    Distance travelled: 30 Km

    This morning we depart our camp in Maun for a day excursion to the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is a natural wetland system spreading over some 1.6 million hectares of northern Botswana. The ‘delta’ results from rivers flowing south from Angola, dividing repeatedly on the flat Botswana plains and forming an intricate floodplain of river channels, lagoons and isolated islands – an inland ‘delta’, the only one of its kind in the world. We enjoy our day in the wilderness with experienced and knowledgeable
    ‘polers’ who guide you through the labyrinths of channels in a dug-out canoe (mokoro). If we are lucky we may spot wildlife, in particular hippo, crocodile, buffalo, elephant but the experience is focused on the amazing watercourses, birdlife and beauty of this unique area. We are usually back in Maun by 2pm and time is yours at leisure to relax by the pool or take an optional afternoon scenic flight or over the Okavango Delta (at around 4pm).

    Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
    Campsite: Maun area campsite
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Optional Activities: Okavango scenic flight USD 500 per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time

    DAY 6: Maun- Makgadikgadi Pans
    Distance travelled: 200 Km
    Approx driving time: 4-6 Hours

    From Maun we travel to the Makgadikgadi Pans stopping on route at the charismatic village of Gweta then continuing south to Chapman’s Baobabs. The Baobabs have a circumference of over 25m and act as sentinels over the distance pans, giving them the nick-name the seven sisters. The Makgadikgadi Pans is a vast shimmering salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We camp for the night on the pans near Nata. Sleeping out on the ‘Pans’ under a blanket of stars is a real ‘Africa’ experience – not to be missed.

    N.B: Due to the rainy season in Botswana we may not camp at the Makgadikgadi Pans. In that case we may move our destination to Nata where we will overnight and wake early for an opportunity to see the Flamingo’s at the Flamingo sanctuary.

    Accommodation: Camping twin share bow tents with shared facilities
    Campsite: Remote wilderness campsite
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 7: Makgadikgadi Pans – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Distance travelled: 350 Km
    Approx driving time: 6 Hours

    We depart in the morning and travel back towards Kasane. We travel north through vast open savannahs passing the farming villages before saying goodbye to our guide and meeting the transfer vehicles once again at the border to cross into Zimbabwe for the final journey to Victoria Falls. En route keep your eyes peeled for wandering wildlife migrating between Chobe National Park and the nearby Hwange National Park (in Zimbabwe). Arrangements end in the early afternoon upon arrival in Victoria Falls.

    Accommodation: None
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    TOUR INFORMATION
    TOUR STYLE: Small Groups Safari; we operate this tour in conjunction with a specialized Botswana ground handler. Minimum age on this safari is 12 years old.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED: Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated, tent, mattress, and services of an English speaking guide / tour leader.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Visas, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, sleeping bags*, pillow, towel, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa fees, items of a personal nature, drinks including mineral water.

    ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is camping in twin share tents, with portable bush toilets and shared facilities.

    COMFORT LEVEL: This is a full participation safari. You are asked to play your part in (for instance) pitching and striking camp each day. The safari operates in remote wilderness areas where facilities are few or nonexistent and where we carry in and erect (and dismantle) the camp ‘bush’ toilet and ‘bucket’ shower each day. Please also note that the tour involves travelling each day and covers a considerable area: the Best of Botswana is essentially a ‘driving’ tour on mostly 4 x 4 tracks.

    SAFARI PASS: This small group tour has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, which is paid before travel, and is paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post 2006 edition notes). The Safari Pass covers selected park entries, activities and excursions and some accommodation along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier. The purpose of the separate payment is to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

    TRANSPORT: Open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, dugout canoe (Mokoro), transfer vehicle. (Maximum group size: 9 passengers)
    *Sleeping bags can be rented for USD 30 per person/trip. Please advise Acacia or your agent at time of booking if you need to book this.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    This tour is fully accommodated and all Linen and towels are supplied.  Seasonal Malaria precautions may be advisable and are locally obtainable. Game viewing on foot is difficult, so we also place importance on some of the smaller aspects of the bush. It can get very hot so suitable precautions against sunburn should be taken.

    Our price includes all transport, food, coffee, tea, accommodation, walks, game drives, entry fees and permits, group equipment and a professional guide.

    The price does not include alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks, curios, tips and meals whilst in transit to and from Johannesburg. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement pertaining to our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.

  • DATES:

    2018 Dates

          Start Victoria Falls on Thursdays         Ends Victoria Falls on Wednesdays
     29/03/18 04/04/18
    05/04/18 11/04/18
    12/04/18 18/04/18
    19/04/18 25/04/18
    26/04/18 02/05/18
    03/05/18 09/05/18
    10/05/18 16/05/18
    17/05/18 23/05/18
    24/05/18 30/05/18
    31/05/18 06/06/18
    07/06/18 13/06/18
    14/06/18 20/06/18
    21/06/18 27/06/18
    28/06/18 04/07/18
    05/07/18 11/07/18
    12/07/18 18/07/18
    19/07/18 25/07/18
    26/07/18 01/08/18
    02/08/18 08/08/18
    09/08/18 15/08/18
    16/08/18 22/08/18
    23/08/18 29/08/18
    30/08/18 05/09/18
    06/09/18 12/09/18
    13/09/18 19/09/18
    20/09/18 26/09/18
    27/09/18 03/10/18
    04/10/18 10/10/18
    11/10/18 17/10/18
    18/10/18 24/10/18
    25/10/18 31/10/18
    01/11/18 07/11/18
    08/11/18 14/11/18
    15/11/18 21/11/18
    22/11/18 28/11/18
    29/11/18 05/12/18

  • This tour departs on Thursdays from Victoria Falls at 09:30am on day 1; we strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and acclimatise to Africa.

    RATES:

    2018 Rate –  ZAR 14,500 pp plus USD 440 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on day of departure

    Single Supplement: Applicable