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Activities
  • Wildlife Safari
Accommodation
  • 11 nights camping
  • 3 nights hotel
Meals
  • 11 Dinners
  • 10 Lunches
  • 12 Breakfasts

15 Days$2510USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: BFB

Trip highlights


  • Search for wildlife on a mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta
  • Revel in 4x4 game drives in the Khwai area of Moremi Wildlife Reserve
  • Witness the awe-inspiring sight of water thundering over Victoria Falls
  • Visit Hwange National Park
  • Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans with its striking Baobab trees
  • Experience a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River

Experience the incredible sights and sounds of Botswana on this quality, fully serviced camping safari. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of water thundering over Victoria Falls, and search for wildlife in Hwange National Park. We explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro and cruise the Chobe River, offering a great diversity of wildlife with a variety of vegetation types and geological features; and the Makgadikgadi Pans with its striking Baobab trees. Game drive through the famous wildlife area of Moremi, on the edge of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is teeming with bird life and is a prime wildlife area where elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion and other big game can be seen in abundance. Camping in the heart of these beautiful national parks allows a full appreciation of these unique habitats and a complete wilderness experience. This is a truly memorable journey, full of incredible wildlife opportunities.


Welcome to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. The tour starts at 15:00hrs on Day 1 with a group meeting in the foyer of the Sprayview Hotel. After a long journey you have the afternoon and tomorrow morning at your leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenaline capital of Africa including white water rafting, scenic flights over the Falls and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar)

Meals:  Nil

The morning is free to do activities in Victoria Falls and to explore the town. We depart mid afternoon for a 2 hour drive to Hwange National Park. Our unfenced campsite is situated inside the Private Concession. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,D

This morning we enjoy a morning 4x4 game drive in the Private Concession bordering the Park. This area of the Park is famous for its large Elephant population. The afternoon is free for an optional game drive (own expense) or to relax around camp and experience the sights from the viewing deck. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

We depart Hwange and cross into Botswana where we set up camp at Nata. We visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary and Makgadikgadi Pans for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6500 square kilometre lake. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

We travel to Maun arriving at lunchtime. We change vehicles to our open sided 4x4 vehicles and travel to the Khwai area of Moremi Game Reserve. This is a pure wilderness area of great beauty, with rich green vegetation, palm trees, teeming with birdlife and a vast population of wild animals. We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives exploring the reserve in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Our private campsite is located inside the park where we set up bush toilets and bush showers. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early morning game drive we exit Moremi and travel back to Maun. The afternoon is free for a 1 hour scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense). Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

Depart Maun and driving round the pan handle we traverse to the north west of the Okavango Delta. We arrive at Swamp Stop mid afternoon and our campsite on the edge of the Okavango Delta. This afternoon enjoy a sunset boat excursion in the channels of the Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the Delta. We do mokoro and boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the Delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the Delta. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

Departing the Delta we cross into Namibia and traverse to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip, a slither of Namibia sandwiched between Botswana and Angola. We arrive at our campsite overlooking the flood plains of the Zambezi River. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

A short drive through the Chobe National Park takes us to the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day sunset is enjoyed on a relaxing game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River. Optional afternoon or morning game drive in the Chobe National Park (own expense). Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today the tour concludes with a transfer back into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls Airport.

Meals:  B


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Elevation

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Inclusions

  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
  • 11 nights fully supported camping on a twinshare tent basis, 1 night hotel on a twinshare basis
  • Group camping equipment including spacious safari tent, camp bed, foam mattress, small pillow, sleeping bag
  • English speaking local guide, cook and camp assistant
  • Chobe River game cruise
  • Okavango Delta mokoro excursion
  • Game drives as listed in itinerary
  • National park and conservation fees
  • Private transport in custom built expedition vehicle
  • Airport transfers (days 1 & 13 only)

  • Local cash payment of US$200 per person payable to the tour guide on day 1
  • International flights
  • Arrival and departure transfers (other than days 1 & 13)
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not noted in the itinerary
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls
  • Bottled water and aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance

Departure dates


Notes

H
High Season
LP
Local payment of US$200 payable in addition to trip cost.
IT1
The 2022 itinerary is 13 days in duration and starts and finished in Victoria Falls.

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Total Priceper person from

$2510USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$100
*Prices listed are per person

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