This 13-day Botswana Lodge Safari takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe and of course Botswana! Experience a lodge safari that includes the Tuli Block, Moremi National Park, Okavango Delta and other wonderful Botswana Attractions.
Day 1: Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Club. You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting at 18h00.
Day 2: Waterberg
An early morning departure from The Safari Club in Johannesburg takes us via Pretoria, Thabazimbi and through the Limpopo Province to Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains. All the large game species from Elephant and Rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape Vultures in the world, have settled here.
We will head out on a sunset game drive in the evening of day 2. We will enjoy our evening meal prepared by our guide around the campfire before spending our first night in the African wilderness.
Day 3: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Our destination today is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing white rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Batswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. We explore the sanctuary on an afternoon game drive in search of white rhinos.
Day 4: Makgadikgadi
Today we travel towards the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park area of Botswana. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove. He will explain the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world.
Day 5: Maun
This morning we head off to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Enroute we travel via Nxai Pan, a fossil lake that is part of the greater Makgadikgadi system. Covered in nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees, Nxai Pan attracts vast numbers of desert herbivores as well as carnivores including lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. After our Nxai Pan excursion we continue our journey to Maun. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”.
Day 6: Khwai River
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 the Greater Khwai region. 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.
Day 7: Khwai River
We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This area 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. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.
Day 8: Khwai River
After having explored the Greater 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 savannah woodland.
Day 9: Chobe
We have to get up early, as there is another exciting day ahead of us! We leave the camp in Greater Khwai 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.
Day 10: Chobe
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.
Day 11 - 12: Victoria Falls
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.
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.
|Start Date:||End Date:||Price Sharing:||Single Add:||Park Fees:|
|17 Feb 2019||01 Mar 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|13 Mar 2019||25 Mar 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|05 Apr 2019||17 Apr 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|27 May 2019||08 Jun 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|20 Jun 2019||02 Jul 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|02 Aug 2019||14 Aug 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|21 Sep 2019||03 Oct 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|04 Oct 2019||16 Oct 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|31 Oct 2019||12 Nov 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|13 Nov 2019||25 Nov 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|25 Nov 2019||07 Dec 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
|17 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||USD $3799||USD $1040||USD $110|
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, transport on day 2-5 and 11-12 in a closed vehicle, transportation for remainder of the safari in an open fully kitted 4x4 safari vehicle, game drives as mentioned, meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary, park entrance fees, experienced local guide.
Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, all lunches & dinners where not specified, optional excursions, drinks, mineral water, gratuities and personal expenses.