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Botswana Wildlife Breakaway - Fully Upgraded
Join us on our Botswana Wildlife Breakaway Fully Upgraded Safari – an affordable safari through Botswana with comfortable accommodation in Chalets and Tented Camps.
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Explore Botswana on a Fully Upgraded Camping Safari offering you comfort as well as an authentic African Safari! On this Safari you will experience the beauty and hospitality of the land of great water - Botswana.
This fully upgraded Botswana safari starts and ends in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, where you will experience amazing places like Victoria Falls, Chobe Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans, Okavango Delta, Western Caprivi... Just to mention a few!
Botswana Highlights: Sunset cruise in Chobe Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi pans, Bush walk, Game Drive in the Moremi National Park, Maun, Khwai River Game Drive and Night Drive, 2-Day Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion, Tsodilo Hills, Mahangu National Park, Popa Falls, Western Caprivi, Eastern Caprivi, River cruise on the Kwando River, Game Drive in Mudumu National Park, Victoria Falls.
Group Size: maximum 12 people
Type of Botswana Safari: Semi-participation accommodated safari
Vehicle: 4x4 Land Cruiser
Accommodation: For our Accommodated Camping Safaris, we make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other place of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of Lodges, Chalets and Tented Camps. Most of them have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, others have shared ablutions available. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.
Price: Per Person
Tour Fare 2012
per person. Single supplement USD$559. Local payment of USD350.
Included in the price: 14 nights in fixed accommodation. All transport in fully kitted 4x4 safari vehicle, use of full camping equipment, game drives as mentioned, meals (prepared by the guide) and activities as mentioned in itinerary, park entrance fees, experienced local guide.
Not included in the price: Optional scenic flight over delta, travel insurance, flights and airport taxes, pre and post tour accommodation, all drinks, tips and curios.
Tailor-Made Botswana Travel: This Botswana Safari runs on scheduled dates throughout the year. We can tailor-make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. Contact the office for further information.
Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls
On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to Amadeus Garden Guesthouse. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities available in Victoria Falls. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the Guesthouse at 19h00 for your pre-departure meeting.
Amadeus Garden Guesthouse or similar
Day 2-4: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
Early this morning we depart Victoria Falls and make our way to Hwange National Park. This afternoon you can partake in an optional game drive if time allows. The next day we will have plenty of time to explore Hwanges wilderness on a full day game drive.
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. Additionally, it is home to many predators and endangered species plus very large and varied birdlife. BLD
Ivory Lodge or similar (2 nights)
Day 4: Hwange National Park to Nata, Botswana
We need to get up early, as today is our longest drive of the safari. We leave Hwange National Park and drive through the Matetsi safari area en-route to Botswana. The drive is beautifully scenic, with the chance of spotting game along the way. We arrive into Elephant Sands Lodge in the late afternoon just in time to settle down and watch the elephants venturing down to the waterhole to drink. BLD
Elephant Sands Lodge or similar
Day 5: Nata Bird Sanctuary and Maun, Botswana
This morning we head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we enjoy breakfast and the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Magkadigkadi Pans. We then continue on to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. BL
Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Day 6: Kwai River, Botswana
We make our way to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai area. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. We will embark on an afternoon game drive in search of these animals. BLD
Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (3 nights)
Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Today we 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. BLD
Day 8: Kwai River, Botswana
We once again have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives in the Khwai area. In our open 4x4 vehicle we will explore the Khwai River region on a morning and afternoon game drive hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. After dinner your guide will take you on a night drive, and you will hopefully be able to spot some rare nocturnal animals. BLD
Day 9-10: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Early in the morning we leave Khwai and drive to the Western Delta and onto Etsha 13. From here we head into the largest inland delta in the world, another highlight of Botswana, the Okavango Delta. We will spend the next two nights listening to the sounds of the wilderness.
Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. We 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. BLD
Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (2 nights)
Day 11: Tsodilo Hills & Mahangu, Namibia
Today we leave the lush verdant wetlands of the Delta, Botswana and enter Namibia. En route we visit the Tsodilo Hills and take a short walk to view the rock paintings. We then make our way to Rainbow River Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife. BLD
Rainbow River Lodge or similar
Day 12-13: Mahangu National Park to Chobe National Park, Botswana
After a night spent at Rainbow River Lodge we continue our journey through the Caprivi Strip, crossing the border to Botswana until we reach our destination, Chobe Safari Lodge. BL
Start your morning of day 12 with a hopefully spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge for lunch, where you can relax until our boat cruise on the Chobe River starts around 3pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds and more without having to reach for our binoculars - youll be near enough for close-up photographs. BD
Kwalape or similar (2 nights)
Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Today we leave Botswana behind us and come to the place where we started this trip full of real African experiences - Victoria Falls. We visit the Victoria Falls on a guided tour and then have the rest of the day at leisure or to partake in one of the many optional activities. (For own expense). BL
Lokuthula Lodges or similar
Day 15: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. B
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Prices based on per person, twin/double share, unless otherwise noted, and pre-set group minimum numbers. Prices & itineraries are correct at the time of printing. Itineraries & prices may change due to currency fluctuations, local conditions or events outside the control of A.I and her local operators. Please see our booking terms & conditions for full details.