Botswana Wildlife Breakaway
Botswana Wildlife Breakaway
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Highlights: Hwange National Park - Nata Bird Sanctuary - Game Drives in the Moremi National Park & Khwai - Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion - Bwabwata National Park - Eastern Caprivi - Game drive in Chobe National Park - Sunset cruise on the Chobe River - Victoria Falls

 

Other Departures: Glasgow - £4535, Edinburgh - £4535, Birmingham - £4499, Manchester - £4505, Belfast - £4365, Exeter - £4585, Newcastle - £4429

Itinerary:

Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
On arrival into 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 available in Victoria Falls. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals:
Lunch: For your own account
Dinner: For your own account


Optional activities in Victoria Falls
Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and are quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information. Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

15 Minute Helicopter Flight $ 150.00 (excl. levies)
22 Minute Helicopter Flight $ 235.00 (excl. levies)
Boma Dinner incl. transfers $ 55.00
Sunset Cruise $ 48.00
Dinner Cruise $ 85.00
Bungee Jump $ 160.00
Elephant Back Safari (half day) $ 150.00
Elephant Interaction $ 60.00
Canoeing (full day) $ 150.00
Horse Back Safaris (novice) $ 90.00
Rafting (full day, low water) $ 150.00
Rafting (full day, high water) $ 140.00
Flying Fox (Cable Slide) $ 42.00
Gorge Swing $ 94.50
Zip Line $ 68.50
Canopy Tour $ 52.50

*Please note prices are subject to change

Day 2 – 4: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
This morning we depart Victoria Falls and make our way to our 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, we 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. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species.

Distance: 190 km (day 2) Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Sable Sands or similar (chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)

Meals:
Day 2
Breakfast: At A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Lunch: At Sable Sands or similar
Dinner: At Sable Sands or similar

Day 3:
Breakfast: At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch: Lunch pack on Game drive
Dinner: At Sable Sands or similar

Day 4:
Breakfast: At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch: At Sable Sands or similar
Dinner: At Sable Sands or similar

Day 5: Hwange National Park to Nata Lodge, Botswana
We need to get up early, as today is our longest drive of the safari. We 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. We arrive into Nata Lodge in the late afternoon.

Distance: 420 km Departure: 06h00

Accommodation: Nata Lodge or similar (permanent safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)

Meals:
Breakfast: At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: Prepared by the guide

Day 6: Nata Bird Sanctuary and Khwai River, Botswana
After breakfast we head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get 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.) 

We make our way to our 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 from August to 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.  

Distance: 450 km Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at the camp.

Meals:
Breakfast: At Nata Lodge or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar

Accommodation Description Khwai Bedouin Camp:
Experience one of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas in an unfenced, mobile bush camp located on a private concession right next to the Khwai River, a 2.5 hour drive from Maun. Twelve comfortable tents are positioned privately under big Acacia trees, offering travellers an authentic and secluded African bush experience. The camp is also equipped with a homely and communal dining and bar area.

The tents are covered with Bedouin-style fly-sheets, offering guests protection from Botswana’s weather conditions and fashioning the camp with a distinctive nomadic appearance & atmosphere. Listen to the remarkable night sounds of the bush from the comfort of a safari tent equipped with twin beds, soft pillows and duvets. Doors and windows are fitted with mosquito screening and insect repellent is provided.

To limit the camp’s impact on the environment yet still afford the necessary comfort in the bush, the en-suite bathrooms are equipped with flush toilets and hot bucket showers. Please note that the camp is solar powered, and cameras and mobile phones can be charged in the communal areas should the power levels allow it. At night the paths to your tents will be illuminated by lanterns and your guide will escort you back to the privacy of your tent.

Day 7: Khwai River, Botswana
We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4x4 vehicle we 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.

Distance: 150 km Departure: 07h00

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms)

Meals:
Breakfast: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Lunch: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Dinner: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar

Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Today we 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.

Distance: 150 km Departure: 07h00

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms)

Meals:
Breakfast: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Lunch: Lunch pack on game drive
Dinner: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar

Days 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. We have the opportunity to stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.

Distance: 395 km Departure: 06h00

Accommodation: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathroom, bar area)

Meals:
Day 9:
Breakfast: At Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar

Day 10:
Breakfast: At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Lunch: Lunch pack on Mokoro excursion
Dinner: Prepared by the guide

Optional activities at Guma Lagoon:
Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The rates are per person and quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.

Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute One Person $ 564.00 per person
Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute Two Persons $ 282.00 per person
Scenic Helicopter Flight 25 Minute Three Persons $ 188.00 per person

Helicopter flights is valid from 01st May – 31st October 2016

*Please note prices are subject to change.

Day 11: Mahangu, Namibia
Today after our Delta experience we 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.         

Distance: 180 km Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Mahangu Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)

Meals:
Breakfast: At Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide en-route
Dinner: At Mahangu Lodge or similar

Days 12 & 13: Mahangu National Park to Chobe National Park, Botswana
After a night spent at Mahangu Lodge we continue our journey through the Caprivi Strip, crossing the border back into Botswana until we reach our 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 our boat cruise on the Chobe River starts around 3pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up close photo opportunities.

Distance: 452 km Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals:
Day 12:
Breakfast: At Mahangu Lodge or similar
Lunch: Prepared by the guide
Dinner: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

Day 13:
Breakfast: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch: For your own account
Dinner: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Today we leave Botswana behind us and come to the place where we started this trip full of real African experiences – Victoria Falls. We 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).

Distance: 110 km Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Meals:
Breakfast: At Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch: For your own account
Dinner: For your own account

Day 15: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Our safari ends after 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.

Meals:
Breakfast: At A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar


Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Ethiopian Airlines
  • Airports taxes
  • 14 nights in fixed accommodation
  • All transport in appropriate vehicle
  • Game drives as mentioned
  • Activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary