14 DAYS BOTSWANA HIGHLIGHT SAFARI (Accommodated/Lodging)

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Overview

Type Tour: Accommodated/Lodging tour

Duration of Tour: 14 Days / 13 Nights

Tour Details:

This 14-day Botswana Highlight Safari is wildlife-focused whereby you sightsee the best game viewing zones of Botswana and offers the most incredible predator action to be seen on this tour. Your tour begins in Maun Botswana where you will explore olden sand dunes and the ability to see the iconic black-maned Kalahari lions. You will have the opportunity to experience game drives, day trips and nature walks with Bushman trackers. Your adventure continues to the experience frequently visited by big game, elephant, buffalo and a wild dog pack.

Tour Highlights:

  • This 14-day Best of Botswana in Livingstone, near the remarkable Victoria Falls, as well as seeing Makgadikgadi and Sua- the world’s largest salt pans
  • The unique wilderness that encompasses Nxai Pan, one of the least visited areas in Botswana and the pristine wetlands of the Okavango.
  • This serviced camping safari travels via Nxai Pan, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango and Chobe National Park, with diverse habitats ranging from semi-arid drylands to lush woodlands and riverine forests.
  • Days are spent game-driving across vast areas, in search of the tremendous variety of animals Botswana is well known for-from Wild Dogs to huge herds of elephants.
  • The elusive Leopard, Pride of Lion, and a good variety of Antelope.

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
Maun Island Safari Lodge

 

2 Nights DBB
Khwai Community Area Khwai Mobile Camp 2 Nights DBB
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

 

Makumutu Lodge 2 Nights DBB
Nata

 

Nata Lodge 2 Nights DBB
Chobe National Park

 

Chobe Safari Lodge 3 Nights DBB
Victoria Falls

 

Victoria Falls Rest Camp 2 Nights DBB

Itinerary

Day 1: Maun Airport to Maun 10.9km

Accommodation: Island Safari Lodge

Clients will be picked up at the airport and depart to Island Safari Lodge which is situated in Maun. After checking in and freshening up.

In the Afternoon the clients will depart for a Mokoro Excursion (for 2 hours) After this activity clients will get back and the lodge and get ready for Dinner.

 

 


Day 2: Maun Area

Clients will grab early Breakfast and then go on the game drive. And will be back around lunch and after lunch has free time.

Overnight: Island Safari Lodge

Island Safari Lodge is set on a 300-acre private island reserve and is just 10 km away from Maun Airport. It is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River under a canopy of beautifully lush and green Okavango trees. The lodge overlooks a floodplain of fields and water that are frequented by an abundance of birdlife and the occasional Hippo. The lodge offers a tranquil bush setting that is complemented by the river view, a pool, and the iconic tranquil call of the African Fish Eagle. The accommodation is comfortable and set in the lodge gardens. The lodge comprises 12 Chalets, 6 Heritage Rooms, and 6 Heritage Family Rooms all with en suite showers, DSTV, and air conditioning. The lodge has a main bar and restaurant area with seating indoors or out in the gardens. You can choose from a la carte menu for lunches and dinners accompanied by our wine list. It is an ideal place to relax alongside flowing waters, or beside one of the swimming pools, using the free WI-FI services and ordering refreshments from the restaurant. For those active bush-loving visitors who are interested in adventure, there are many recreational excursions and opportunities available.


Day 3: Maun to Khwai Community Area 123.7 km

Accommodation: Khwai Mobile Camp

After breakfast, the clients will depart Sango Safari Camp which is situated in Moremi. Throughout the drive, clients will have the opportunity to see and take pictures of animals roaming freely.

The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season.


Day 4: Khwai Community Area

Clients will have breakfast and then can watch ladies weaving baskets in the village and observe carpenters at work, as well as visit the local curio shop where all the baskets and woodcarvings are available for sale.

Overnight: Khwai Mobile Camp

Your journey to the mobile camp in the Khwai Community Area is by light aircraft that departs from Maun Airport and then flies over the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta which will give you a wonderful view of how the waters of the Okavango soak into the Kalahari sands that surround this wonder of nature and make it one of the most famous game viewing areas of Africa.

The camp is under the shady trees next to the waters of the Okavango Delta and in the heart of this excellent game viewing area. The mobile camp has all the basic amenities that you will require, the tents are 3 x 4m walk-in safari tents with a high roof and a 3 x 3m en-suite bathroom, and a 2 x 3m covered area in front of the tent. The tents are fitted with solid base camp beds made up of mattresses, sheets, duvets and pillows. The tents have en-suite long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower at the rear of the tent. Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire. Both hand towels and bath towels are supplied for the guests’ convenience but please note that guests should bring their own personal items and toiletries.

Each tent has an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda and in the bathroom and within the tent itself, a LED rechargeable camp light is supplied along with a side table in the sleeping area and in the bathroom.

Although each tent has lighting and there are lamps strategically around the camp for navigation, an essential tool for your safari is a headlamp that lets you read a book at night in your tent or catch up with your safari journal as you listen to the sounds of the wild outside!

For safari activities, while there are game drives – night drives and also bush walks. This area is famous for its excellent leopard and wild dog sightings and of course the many antelope and bird species plus the large mammals like elephants and buffalo that are drawn to the waters of the Okavango.


Day 5: Khwai Community Area to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans 252km

Accommodation: Makumutu Lodge & Campsite

Clients will have breakfast and then depart to Makgadikadi Salt Pans which is Set in the heart of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest network of salt pans stretching over 3900 square kilometers and formed on the bed of the ancient Makgadikgadi Lake that began evaporating eons ago.

 

 


Day 6: Makgadikgadi Salt Pan Area

Overnight: Makumutu Lodge & Campsite

Located just outside of Orapa, their Lodge and Restaurant incorporate the finest amenities and state-of-the-art facilities while still maintaining a homelike atmosphere. This great atmosphere is only matched by the tasty dishes their chef prepares in the restaurant every day. The Lodge and Restaurant create an outstanding guest experience, whether on vacation or in business. It’s experienced management works 24/7 to accommodate all your needs and to exceed all your expectations. Its mission is to create a worry-free environment for guests.


Day 7: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to Nata 102km

Accommodation: Nata Lodge/ Similar

Clients will depart to Nata after breakfast, Nata is the unique landscape that surrounds the area around Nata features white sand, tall termite mounds, and the Mokolwane palm trees. Nata is a convenient stop for tourists to fill up at numerous filling stations. Upon arrival, clients will visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

 

 


Day 8: Nata Area

Accommodation: Nata Lodge/ Similar

Clients will grab breakfast and have free time to rest or do other optional activities.

Overnight: Elephant Sands Lodge

Elephant Sands is a bush lodge & campsite in the north-eastern part of Botswana.

Come and enjoy viewing the elephants at our natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience!

There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely.

We are ideally located in the centre of Botswana’s highlights, such as: the Makgadikgadi pans, the Okavango delta and Chobe National Park. Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park are on our doorstep so to speak.

Our lodge is a great starting point for a tour along all these places of interest. Find out more about the activities and personalized Tours & Safaris we offer. Stay in one of our 14 en suite Chalets or pitch your own tent and experience the serenity and peacefulness of the real African bush.

Elephant Sands, where elephants rule…

 


Day 9: Nata to Chobe National Park 254km

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Campsite / Similar

Clients will have a game drive throughout Chobe to their accommodation in Chobe. The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. After Arrival Clients will go on a Guided Bush Walk.

 

 


Day 10: Chobe National Park

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Campsite / Similar

Clients will have breakfast and then have a full-day game drive in the Chobe National Park. Expected animals to see are lions, wild dogs, cheetah, leopards, giraffes, bushbucks, blue wildebeests, and huge numbers of hippo. Clients will return around 17h00 after a long day of game viewing and will have a goodnight's sleep after a long day.

 

 


Day 11: Chobe River Front

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Campsite / Similar

After breakfast clients will have free time to enjoy the animals around the lodge and can also do some optional activities or enjoy at the bar.

 

 

 

 


Day 12: Chobe To Victoria Falls 162 km

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Clients will depart from Chobe to Victoria Falls which is in the largest water Fall in the world Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. After arrival clients will go on the game drive and get back for dinner.

 


Day 13: Victoria Falls area

Clients will have early breakfast and have a visit to Victoria falls and get back before lunch and after lunch has some leisure time for themselves.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Restcamp is only 2 km from the falls making it the closest campsite to Victoria Falls.

The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well-maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this rest camp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in.


Day 14: Victoria Falls rest Camp to Victoria Falls Airport

Clients will have breakfast in the morning and depart to the Airport.


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary.

How to book and how to pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made through a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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