15 Day Group Safari through Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia [CSCJESA14]
This Journey takes you through some of Botswana and Zimbabwe’s magnificent game reserves, starting and ending at the spectacular Victoria Falls. Just some of the highlights of this trip include a game drive in Hwange National Park, the Moremi Game Reserve, Greater Khwai, an Okavango Delta excursion, Chobe National Park, and a visit to the Caprivi Strip.
Day 1 - Victoria falls, Zimbabwe
On arrival at the Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.
A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Day 2-4 - Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
This morning you will depart Victoria Falls and make your way to your lodge in a private concession near to Hwange National Park. The next days are spent exploring this wildlife rich area. This afternoon you can partake in an optional game drive if time allows. Over the following two days, you will have plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on game drives. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species.
Sable Sands or similar (BLD,BLD,BLD)
Day 5 - Hwange National Park to Nata Lodge, Botswana
After an early morning rising, you will depart for your longest drive of the safari. You will leave Hwange National Park and drive through the Matetsi safari area en-route to Botswana. The drive is beautifully scenic, with the chance of spotting game along the way. You will arrive into Nata Lodge in the late afternoon.
Nata Lodge or similar (BLD)
Day 6 - Nata Bird Sanctuary and Khwai River, Botswana
After breakfast you head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where you have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints.) Then, you make your way to your camp, which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai River area. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. Game viewing is seasonal; depending on the time of the year, you may see different species in different areas. The best time for game viewing is the end of the dry season or spring, between August and November. During this season, in order for us to offer the best game viewing possible, extra driving may be required due to the animals migrating closer to the river. In the summer, birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.
Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (BLD)
Day 7 - Khwai River, Botswana
You have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4x4 vehicle you will explore the Khwai River region on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. After dinner your guide will take you on a night drive, and you will hopefully be able to spot some rare nocturnal animals.
Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (BLD)
Day 8 - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Today you 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.
Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (BLD)
Day 9 & 10 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
An early departure for Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. You have the opportunity to stop at a secluded island to take a 90 minute guided walk, hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.
Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (BLD,BLD)
Day 11 - Mahangu, Namibia
Today after your Delta experience, you leave the lush verdant wetlands of Botswana and enter Namibia. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife.
Mahangu Lodge or similar (BLD)
Day 12 & 13 - Mahangu National Park to Chobe National Park, Botswana
After a night spent at Mahangu Lodge you continue your journey through the Caprivi Strip, crossing the border back into Botswana until you reach your destination, Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Start your morning of Day 13 with a hopefully spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation until your boat cruise on the Chobe River starts around 3pm. Here you can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent close-up photo opportunities.
Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (BLD,BD)
Day 14 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Today you leave Botswana and return to the magical place where you started this wonderful African adventure: Victoria Falls. You visit the Victoria Falls on a guided tour and then have the rest of the day at leisure or to partake in one of the many optional activities. (For own expense).
A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (B)
Day 15 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Your safari ends after a sumptuous breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.
Type of Safari
Small Group Lodge Safari
Min 4 - Max 12 people
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
14 x breakfast, 11 x lunch, 12 x dinner
14 nights in fixed accommodation
All transport in fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
Game drives as mentioned
Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
Park entrance fees
Experienced local guide
Pre and post tour accommodation
All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
All personal expenses
Local Payment : USD 350
12-seater 4x4 safari vehicle
PRICE PER PERSON
from $3465 (2016)
10/02/2016 - 24/02/2016
03/06/2016 - 17/06/2016
23/06/2016 - 07/07/2016
03/07/2016 - 17/07/2016
20/07/2016 - 03/08/2016
11/08/2016 - 25/08/2016
23/08/2016 - 06/09/2016
14/09/2016 - 28/09/2016
29/09/2016 - 13/10/2016
07/10/2016 - 21/10/2016
19/10/2016 - 02/11/2016
03/11/2016 - 17/11/2016
09/12/2016 - 23/12/2016