Botswana Mobile Safari – 9 Days (J 9)

A Botswana safari wild among the animals in the bush.

Experience Botswana’s finest National Parks, view  giraffe, elephant,lions, zebra, impala, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog and eland in the Savuti Game Reserve enjoy the Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River. Our 9 day Botswana  safari visits Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Game Reserve, the Chobe National Park and more Botswana highlights, finishing off with a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Tour Fare 2017*

 

USD 2550 / EUR 1700

Single supplement: USD 360 / EUR 240

Local payment: ZAR 1000

 

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

Day 1 Maun, Botswana

On arrival in Maun please make your way to Thamalakane River Lodge where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (chalets, en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

 

Day 2: Maun to Khwai River, Botswana

After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in close proximity to the famous Khwai River. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day. [BLD]

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (permanent tents, en-suite bathrooms)

 

Day 3: Khwai River, Botswana

Today will be spent in the Khwai area. We will embark on a full day game drive, hopefully spotting the variety of animals that frequent the region. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Bird life is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. [BLD]

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (permanent tents, en-suite bathrooms)

 

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

After having explored the Khwai area we 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 which is home to a great diversity of plant and animal life – making it a ‘must see’ for a Botswana Safari. It contains – within its boundaries – approximately 20% of the Delta, and a vast range of habitats, acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through Mopani forest and dry savanna woodland. [BLD]

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (permanent tents, en-suite bathrooms)

Days 5: Khwai River to Chobe National Park, Botswana

We have to get up early, as there is another exciting day ahead of us! We leave the camp in Khwai River and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in this area. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula. [BLD]

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Bush Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 6: Chobe National Park, Botswana

We start the morning with an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. We enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African Sunset. [B]

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Bush Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, bar & restaurant)

Days 7 & 8: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our journey takes us into Zimbabwe, home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. We have the opportunity to view the falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. You have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer. [BL, BD]

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge, Ilala Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Day 9: End of Tour

Your journey ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. [B]

Tour Fare 2017*

USD 2550 / EUR 1700

Single supplement: USD 360 / EUR 240

Local payment: ZAR 1000

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

 

Included in the price:

 

- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

- Transportation in an open, fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle

- Game drives as mentioned

- Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary

- Park entrance fees

- Experienced local guide

 

Not included in the price:

- Travel insurance

- Flights

- Pre and post tour accommodation

- Optional activities

- All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios

- All personal expenses

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