BOTSWANA ADVENTURE SAFARIS

ZIMBABWE & BOTSWANA CAMPING  SAFARI

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A 16 day camping safari through Zimbabwe and Botswana exploring the amazing culture and natural beauty of both of these countries. Marvel at the Zimbabwe Ruins, and the wonderous Victoria Falls. Experience the Okavango Delta by traditional dug-outs and huge elephant herds of Chobe National Park by boat. This safari has it all – exceptional wildlife, intriguing history, and culture!

ITINERARY

Day 1 & 2: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (camping)
Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north-east to the world famous Kruger National Park. We visit the remote and seldom visited northern part of the park from Letaba to Pafuri.

Here you’ll go on morning and afternoon game drives in a safari vehicle, and spot lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in this iconic wildlife reserve.
Included meals: breakfast x1, lunch x2, dinner x2

Day 3: GREAT ZIMBABWE (camping)
Entering Zimbabwe at the Beit Bridge border post, we travel to the town of Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Monuments. The well preserved ruins are some of the oldest and largest stone structures in Southern Africa, and were built during the 11th to 14th centuries.

We explore on foot and wonder at the mysteries of these ancient stone structures and the civilization that built them.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4 & 5: MATOBOS NATIONAL PARK (camping)
Moving on to Bulawayo, we arrive in the late afternoon and set up our camp on the outskirts of the park, before enjoying a sundowner and an evening around the campfire.
The following morning we head into the Matobos National Park with a local guide to visit the Matopos Hills, an area of granite koppies and wooded valleys.

On our open vehicle game drive we visit World’s View and the historical site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave, and discover the unusual rock formations characteristic of this area. As part of our visit we track, and hopefully find, endangered white rhino, as well as other wildlife, and view bushman rock paintings.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6 & 7: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK (camping)
Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers, and is located in the north-west corner of the country. It is famed for its enormous elephant population.

Our camp is in the game management area that borders the park, and we explore the park with our local guide, on a full day game drive in an open 4×4 game viewing vehicle.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8 & 9: VICTORIA FALLS (camping)
We camp for two nights in the town of Victoria Falls. We enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders”, the mighty Victoria Falls.

There are opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump or take a “flight of angels” (all at own expense).
Included meals: breakfast

The first leg of this tour, Zimbabwe, ends at 08:00am on day 10, and can be conducted as a stand alone safari. Please contact us for for itinerary and price.

Day 10: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (camping)
Entering Botswana, our camp is situated in the town of Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. The river flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa.

A highlight of any trip to Chobe is an afternoon game viewing ‘sundowner’ cruise, where we hope to see a large number of elephants, and other wildlife, come down to the river’s edge to quench their thirsts.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11: GWETA (camping)
This morning there is time for an optional (own expense) game drive in the Chobe National Park. We then head south through the Kasane Forest Reserve, and make our way to Gweta for our overnight stop.

Here we sleep with our tents nestled at the base of ancient towering baobab trees.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch

Day 12, 13 & 14: OKAVANGO DELTA (camping)
After an early start we depart for Maun where we transfer into the famous Okavango Delta by open 4×4 game viewing vehicle.

Our local guides will take us deep into the heart of the Delta on mekoro (dugout canoes). Being gently poled through the watery wonderland of this magical place is an experience not to be missed!  

We will camp wild on remote islands in this amazingly dynamic environment and enjoy bush walks, bird watching and swimming in crystal clear waters.  We return to Maun on the afternoon of day 14 and have time for an optional (own expense) flight over the Okavango, which will reveal a different aspect of this beautiful place.
Included meals: breakfast x3, lunch x3 & dinner x2

The Johannesburg to Maun leg of this tour ends at 08:00am on day 15, and can be conducted as a stand alone safari.  Please contact us for itinerary & price. 

Day 15: KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY (camping)
Heading south from Maun, we drive through the wide open spaces of the Kalahari Desert on our way to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. 

The Rhino Sanctuary is a community-based wildlife project, established in 1992, to assist in saving the endangered rhino and restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state.  It also provides economic benefits to the local Batswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 16: JOHANNESBURG – TOUR ENDS
Crossing back into South Africa, we make our way to Johannesburg where the tour ends in the late afternoon.
Included meals: breakfast

Price:
2019: € 1 850.00 per person sharing + US$ 300 local payment
2018: € 1 850.00 per person sharing + US$ 300 local payment

From

€1 850 pps

+ $300 local payment

16 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kruger National Park – game drives

  • Zimbabwe Ruins – guided tour

  • Matobos National Park – game drive

  • Hwange National Park– game drives in open 4×4 vehicle

  • Victoria Falls – adventure activities

  • Chobe National Park – sunset river cruise

  • Okavango Delta – mokoro excursions

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 15 nights camping

  • Use of camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags & pillows)

  • Entrance fees

  • Transport in minibus/safari truck & 4×4 vehicle

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Professional guide

  • Okavango Delta excursion

This safari has set departure dates:

2018
03Nov18 – 18Nov18
24Nov18 – 09Dec18
15Dec18 – 30Dec18

2019
05Jan19 – 20Jan19
02Feb19 – 17Feb19
23Feb19 – 10Mar19
16Mar19 – 31Mar19
06Apr19 – 21Apr19
13Apr19 – 28Apr19
27Apr19 – 12May19
11May19 – 26May19
01Jun19 – 16Jun19
29Jun19 – 14Jul19
13Jul19 – 28Jul19
20Jul19 – 04Aug19
10Aug19 – 25Aug19
31Aug19 – 15Sep19
21Sep19 – 06Oct19
12Oct19 – 27Oct19
02Nov19 – 17Nov19
23Nov19 – 08Dec19
14Dec19 – 29Dec19

Bold dates: guaranteed to depart

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