Botswana - Out of Africa!

Country Visited: Botswana
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
12
Guided
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$ 4929 (₹3,32,708) Basic
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Experience

Botswana - a magical landlocked nation in southern Africa has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods.In this trip, you can truly enjoy the beautiful Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe) and learn how to steer in these twisting waterways. There are seasonal pans, salt pans and rivers that attract a multitude of wildlife and birds. Spot elephant, lion and antelope in Moremi and Chobe National Parks on game drives and boat safaris. The river cruise on the Muanchira River completes the whole experience as one gets to taste a tinge of the Okavango Delta. Your trip ends at the mighty Victoria Falls where you can optionally try a variety of activities including White Water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying over the falls, Vic Falls Tour on Foot, Elephant back riding, Lion walking, Gorge Swinging. The African entertainment at the Boma, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is worth giving a try!
Minimum Age: 08 Years
 
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
  • Spend 11 days game viewing at some of the best Game Reserves of Botswana
  • Fully supported mobile camps in the wilderness 
  • Game drives in specially designed vehicles  
  • All transport during the game viewing 
  • Guided by expert local naturalists 
  • All meals and drinks (including alcoholic drinks) included while camping 
  • Dedicated Service Staff per tent including laundry and housekeeping   
  • River cruise on the Muanchira River and get a glimpse of the Okavango Delta

Itinerary

Day 1
Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve Open or Close

On your arrival at Maun around middle of the day, you are greeted and received by your guide and transfered to Moremi Game Reserve - one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. After a short introduction and a possible stop for last minute shopping for small items, you head out by road to Xakanaxa. Approximately 5 hours later, with the last hour being game viewing along the Xakanaxa floodplains, you will arrive to find your camp already set, by our Crew. Your expected time of arrival in Xakanaxa is around 1730hrs. The landscape of Moremi is friendly, consisting mainly of Mopane Trees and grey white tracks that wind their way through the landscape. In parts the Mopane trees attain gigantic proportions, forming a magnificent cathedral forest that dwarfs everything in its wake. There are seasonal pans, salt pans and rivers that attract a multitude of wildlife and birds. The river cruise on the Muanchira River completes the whole experience as one gets to taste a tinge of the Okavango Delta. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp at Xakanaxa.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve Open or Close

After breakfast, you spend rest of the day game viewing in Xakanaxa , Moremi Game Reserve. Activities here include Morning game driving and afternoon game Driving. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve Open or Close

You continue to enjoy the landscape and game viewing in Moremi Game Reserve, Xakanaxa this day. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Xakanaxa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Khwai Concession Area, Moremi Game Reserve Open or Close

After an early breakfast, you head out to do more game viewing in the Xakanaxa and Third Bridge area. Later, we leisurely head towards Khwai, with a picnic stop along the way. Arrival in Khwai is in the middle of the afternoon, allowing us time for a short game viewing drive along the Khwai river before we arrive in camp around 1700 hrs. Covering one third of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve is undoubtedly one of the top wildlife destinations in the world. It is set within wildlife management areas, allowing free movement of wildlife across its borders. The Khwai floodplains, contrast beautifully with the lush island vegetation of the Xakanaxa area. Head upon head of animals come down to drink from the Khwai river, drawing along predators from the woods. The bird life is exquisite. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Khwai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Khwai Concession Area, Moremi Game Reserve Open or Close

After breakfast, you head out to do more game viewing in Khwai. Your activities will be morning game drives and afternoon game drives with optional night game drives and optional bush hiking.
You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Khwai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Khwai Concession Area, Moremi Game Reserve Open or Close

You continue game viewing in Khwai this day. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Khwai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
Savute, Chobe National Park Open or Close

After an early breakfast, you head out for game viewing along the Khwai River. We later leisurely head to Savute, with a picnic lunch along the way. Time allowing we may do another introductory game viewing in and around the Savute Marsh before we get into camp. This day is long, with the expected time of arrival at our camp in Savute around 1700hrs. Savute is a small channel of water that breaks out of the northern water system called Linyanti that itself divides Botswana from Namibia (Caprivi). The channel flows almost due east and then cuts through the dunes or sand ridge that once marked the edge of a gigantic lake that linked the Okavango and the Makgadikgadi pan complex. The Savute Marsh has been fed erratically over the past 100 years, without any pattern in time, but obviously in response to floods and dry seasons, from different sources. When the channel flows, Savute is paradise in itself. Giant heads of Elephants, Buffalo and Antelope are common residents. It is perhaps when the river Stops or suddenly starts flowing after many years of absence that Savute is most dramatic. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Savute.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Savute, Chobe National Park Open or Close

After breakfast, you head out for the exciting expedition of game viewing and understanding the dynamics of the Savute channel, the Marsh and its dependent wildlife. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Savute.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
Savute, Chobe National Park Open or Close

You continue to stay at the same camp this day and do more game viewing in and around the Savute marsh. You stay overnight in a mobile tented camp in Savute.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Serondela -River Front, Chobe National Park Open or Close

After an early breakfast you head out for Game viewing in the Savute area. A little later in the morning, we leisurely head out towards the Chobe River front area, with a picnic stop along along the way. With time allowing, we will do an introductory game viewing along the Chobe River. This day is long, with the expected time of arrival in camp around 1700hrs. The Chobe River essentially, is the soul of all of the life found in this northern end of Botswana. In the dry season, there is not another lake on earth that has better concentrations of Elephants, Buffalo, Sable, Hippopotamus and many more in one small area. It is truly a world wonder. It is then fitting to finish one’s safari here. The predator life is equally drawn to the river front as it follows the prey species to the water side. Both Lion and Leopard are frequently seen here. Stay overnight in a mobile tented camp at Chobe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Serondela -River Front, Chobe National Park Open or Close

This day you continue to do game viewing at the Chobe River area which has better concentration of wild animals including the elephants, buffalo and if lucky, you get to spot Lions and Leopards. Enjoy the river cruise on the chobe. Stay overnight in a mobile tented camp at Chobe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Departure from Victoria Falls Open or Close

After an early breakfast, you head to the Kazungula Border. Your Botswana Guide will hand you over to your Zimbabwe Guide who will take you to Lhasa airport in Victoria Falls. From the Border, your journey to Vic Falls is only 1 hour. Your exhilarating journey comes to an end this day. Nevertheless you are welcome to extend your trip and explore more!
Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices


 Start Date  End Date  Price per person
 01st Jul, 2017  12th Jul, 2017  US$ 4929
 
  • The above prices are per person on twin share basis
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers
  • The prices exclude 4.5% service tax

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 11 Nights Accommodation in twin-bedded tents with private shower and toilet area: 3 Nights in a mobile tented camp at Xakanaxa, 3 Nights in a mobile tented camp in Khwai, 3 Nights in a mobile tented camp in Savute, 2 Nights in a mobile tented camp at Chobe

  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners

  •  All transfers by road from Maun to Camps and between Camps

  • All Game viewing activities

  • Park entrance, Camping fees and VAT (Where applicable)

  • Emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital

  • Road transfer from Kasane to Victoria Falls

  • Laundry Service (when camping)

  • Arrival and departure transfers at the first and the last point of the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage,Taxes.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Single room and hotel upgrade supplement.
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for hotel or restaurant staff, local guides and tour crew.
  • Personal expenditure (Telephone bill, minibar, shopping).
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 4.5% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Optional Tours.
  • All activities in Victoria Falls.
  • All Lunches and Dinners in Victoria Falls.

Terms & Conditions

Detailed Registration Form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply, as applicable. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our conditions as these are deemed accepted by you when you book a tour with us. Please read our detailed conditions here.

Accommodation

12 Nights Accomodation in twin bedded tents with private shower and toilet area:
3 Nights in a mobile tented camp at Xakanaxa
3 Nights in a mobile tented camp in Khwai
3 Nights in a mobile tented camp in Savute
2 Nights in a mobile tented camp at Chobe

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