Botswana lodge safaris

BOTSWANA BUDGET LODGE SAFARI

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A fully accommodated 14 day safari through Botswana. Experience the vast Magadikgadi pans, the Okavango Delta by traditional dug-outs and the abundant wildlife of Moremi Game Reserve. Explore Chobe National Park by boat and enjoy wonderful views of the magestic Victoria Falls!

ITINERARY

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG to KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY (Khama Chalets)
Departing Johannesburg at 06:30 we head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community-based wildlife project established to help save the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state, and to provide economic benefits to the local Botswanan community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve situated on the Kalahari sandveld has several natural waterholes, and is the natural habitat of white rhino, zebra and wildebeest.
Included meals: lunch and dinner

Day 2: MAUN (Rivernest Cottages)
We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun’s founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batswana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living frontier town, significant in the success of the local cattle ranching and safari operations. The name Maun is derived from the San word ‘maung’, which translates ‘the place of short reeds’.
Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 3 – 4: OKAVANGO DELTA (Mobile Tented Camp x2)
We drive into the Okavango Delta to our remote tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. This astonishing environment has large numbers of red lechwe, buffalo, elephant and birds, namely kingfishers! A once in a lifetime experience offered in the Okavango Delta is to be poled silently along reed-lined channels in a mokoro (dug-out canoe) – sit back and relax as the water bubbles gently under the mokoro and your skilled guide points out the abundant fauna and flora.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5, 6, 7, 8: MOREMI (3x Hyena Pan Tented Camp, 1x Rivernest Cottages)
We take an open 4WD into Moremi Game Reserve for extraordinary game viewing! Chief’s Island is the largest landmass within Moremi and was the Batswana tribe’s richest hunting ground before being declared a game reserve by the tribe. We spend 4 days on game drives watching plentiful wildlife, including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion and many other animal species, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in private concession reserves surrounding the park. We return to Maun midday on day 8 for an evening restaurant meal (at own expense).
Included meals: breakfast x4, lunch x4, dinner x3

Day 9: MAKGADIKGADI PANS (Nata Lodge Permanent Tents)
Here there is time for an optional game flight over the Okavango before we head to Nata. The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a dazzling white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to sudden grasslands, sweet and nutritious, and pink clouds of flamingo feed in the algae-rich waters. This is a low rainfall area so this spectacle only lasts a short while.
Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 10 – 11: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (Thebe River Lodge)
The Chobe River is a rich and central feature of the Botswanan landscape and will be the focal point of our lodge stay. Flowing lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, the Chobe River attracts some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. An early morning 4WD game drive in the Chobe National Park and an afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise, allow us to see enormous elephant herds return to the Chobe River for water.
Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 12 – 13: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE (Rainbow Hotel)
We visit “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900 and was completed in 1905, although Rhodes never lived to see it. It spans the impressive gorge, and the famous, adrenaline pumping Victoria Falls bungi jump is done from this bridge, with a terrifying drop of 360ft (111m). 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 x2

Day 14: VICTORIA FALLS – TOUR ENDS
Tour ends after breakfast at 08:00.

COST:
2018: € 2 720.00 per person sharing + US$ 300 local payment
2019: € 2 740.00 per person sharing + US$ 300 local payment

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€2 720 pps

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14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary

  • Okavango Delta – mekoro excursions

  • Moremi Game Reserve – game drives

  • Makgadikgadi Pans – scenic beauty

  • Chobe National Park – Chobe River cruise

  • Victoria Falls – a natural wonder

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 11 nights lodges / tented lodge or chalets and 2 nights tented camp

  • Entrance fees

  • Transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Professional guide

  • Okavango Delta excursion & Moremi 4WD excursion

This safari has set departure dates:

2018
28Oct18 – 10Nov18
04Nov18 – 17Nov18
11Nov18 – 24Nov18
18Nov18 – 01Dec18 (German)
25Nov18 – 08Dec18
02Dec18 – 15Dec18
09Dec18 – 22Dec18
16Dec18 – 29Dec18
23Dec18 – 05Jan19
30Dec18 – 12Jan19

2019
06Jan19 – 19Jan19
13Jan19 – 26Jan19
20Jan19 – 02Feb19
27Jan19 – 09Feb19
03Feb19 – 16Feb19
10Feb19 – 23Feb19
17Feb19 – 02Mar19 (German)
24Feb19 – 09Mar19
03Mar19 – 16Mar19
10Mar19 – 23Mar19
17Mar19 – 30Mar19
24Mar19 – 06Apr19
31Mar19 – 13Apr19
07Apr19 – 20Apr19
14Apr19 – 27Apr19
14Apr19 – 27Apr19 (German)
21Apr19 – 04May19 (German)
28Apr19 – 11May19
05May19 – 18May19
12May19 – 25May19
19May19 – 01Jun19
26May19 – 08Jun19
02Jun19 – 15Jun19
09Jun19 – 22Jun19
16Jun19 – 29Jun19
23Jun19 – 06Jul19
30Jun19 – 13Jul19
07Jul19 – 20Jul19
14Jul19 – 27Jul19
21Jul19 – 03Aug19 (German)
28Jul19 – 10Aug19
04Aug19 – 17Aug19
11Aug19 – 24Aug19
18Aug19 – 31Aug19 (German)
25Aug19 – 07Sep19
01Sep19 – 14Sep19
08Sep19 – 21Sep19 (German)
15Sep19 – 28Sep19
22Sep19 – 05Oct19
29Sep19 – 12Oct19
06Oct19 – 19Oct19 (German)
13Oct19 – 26Oct19
20Oct19 – 02Nov19
27Oct19 – 09Nov19
03Nov19 – 16Nov19
10Nov19 – 23Nov19
17Nov19 – 30Nov19 (German)
24Nov19 – 07Dec19
01Dec19 – 14Dec19
08Dec19 – 21Dec19
15Dec19 – 28Dec19
22Dec19 – 04Jan20
29Dec19 – 11Jan2

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