Botswana Explorer Tour

This exhilarating Botswana Explorer Tour will allow you to explore the wilderness hotspots of Botswana, from the flourishing waterways of the renowned Okavango Delta to the prolific wildlife of the pristine Chobe National Park and the contrasting arid lan

Tour Code:
OBE
Depart From:
Maun   |   Ending at: Zimbabwe
Departures: On request
Duration: 10 Days
Country: Botswana
Type: Adventure | Camping | Safari |
Children: Not Allowed 

 






Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

Botswana Explorer Tour

 
 

This exhilarating adventure will allow you to explore the wilderness hotspots of Botswana, from the flourishing waterways of the renowned Okavango Delta to the prolific wildlife of the pristine Chobe National Park and the contrasting arid landscape of Savute. End your trip with an opportunity to admire the magnificent scenes of Victoria Falls. Enjoy the serenity of private campsites and the comfort of spacious safari tents with their crisp linen-adorned beds and ensuite bathrooms, which offer a flush w.c and refreshing bucket shower, as you journey through the African wilderness.

Discover the wonders of Botswana at a selection of private campsites in the wilderness hotspots of this diverse country. Spend eight nights in comfortable domed tents with private bathrooms featuring an al fresco bucket shower and flush w.c. Your remaining night with Botswana Explorer is at The Elephant Camp, within sight of the cloud of spray that emanates from the mighty Victoria Falls.

Camp teams travel ahead to ensure that the mobile camp is fully set up and a warm welcome awaits as you arrive at each destination. A maximum of six guests per safari ensures that you are guaranteed a window seat with prime views.

Fully Serviced Camping
Experience an exclusive, fully serviced camping safari, which takes guests to the most beautiful wilderness regions of Botswana and Victoria Falls – this adventure is suitable for reasonably fit people. The safari travels with a maximum of six guests in a customised 4x4 safari vehicle and is accompanied by an expert safari guide throughout.

Allocation: All accommodation is on twin or double occupancy. Single accommodation is on request and will be charged a surcharge.

Tents: En-suite Expedition Safari Tents are spacious dome tents, each with double bed, en-suite bathroom, separate w.c., and romantic
private al fresco bucket shower (hot water delivered upon request).

Items provided whilst on safari
- Torch
- Towels
- Shower gel / shampoo / body lotion
- Laundry detergent
- Insect repellent

Meals & Drinks
All meals and drinks are included throughout the safari, from dinner on day one to breakfast on day 10. Our guides and professional camp staff prepare innovative and delicious bush cuisine. A reasonable amount of bottled water, local wine, beer and soft drinks are included on camping nights. All spirits, liqueurs and single malts are not included. However the guides can assist you should you wish to purchase any special requirements in Maun prior to departure. We will cater for guests following a vegetarian, gluten free or lactose intolerant diet provided we are notified of this requirement at the time of booking.

Luggage Allowance
As you will be travelling in vehicles and small aircraft with limited luggage capacity, your luggage is required to be packed in a soft bag (no
hard suitcases will be allowed) weighing a maximum of 20kg (44 lbs). A reasonable amount of photographic equipment is allowed.

Passports & Visas
We will gladly advise you with regard to documentation required for your Expeditions Safari. Please ensure that you are holding a valid passport with sufficient blank pages for entry stamps in each country visited, and that you apply for visas prior to your departure.

Laundry
A laundry service is not available whilst on camping nights. Laundry service is available at Elephant Camp.

Tipping
Tips are not included in the cost of your safari. We recommend you tender small amounts to your mokoro poler, safari and lodge/hotel staff. A safari guide is usually tipped approximately USD140 for the safari and the crew USD120. (This is a guideline per guest and completely discretionary). Where restaurant meals are involved, the tipping standard is 10% of the bill. A gratuity guideline can be provided upon request.

Security
Guests are urged to carry a record of their passport number, airline tickets and travellers cheques, and must ensure that these items are
kept in a safe place. Guests must never leave their baggage or personal items unattended, especially at airports. We also recommend that
guests do not bring any expensive jewellery on safari.

Optional Excursions
We can arrange the following excursions in Victoria Falls, and recommend that guests pre-book:
- Spectacular African dancing
- Craft Village tour
- Crocodile Farm tour
- Flight of the angels
- One day, white-water rafting (For clients staying at least 2 nights in Victoria Falls)

Health & Clothing
As a general guide, comfortable, casual and semi-casual wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that bright colours are not suitable for game-viewing. Game-drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon which can be cold, especially in winter.

Please note:
Camouflage-patterned clothing is not permitted in Zimbabwe; this applies to any clothing that can be construed as mimicking military-wear.
Guests are urged not to wear, or even carry, military-inspired clothing, while travelling in Zimbabwe.

This safari begins at Maun International Airport in Botswana and ends at Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe.

Day 1 & 2: Okavango Delta
A representative will welcome you at Maun International Airport and help you onto a light aircraft flight to Nxabega Airstrip, where a safari vehicle will be waiting to take you to the campsite. Tucked under massive trees, this campsite is situated in an area with a number of permanent river channels.

Explore the crystal-clear lagoons, islands and waterways by mekoro (dug-out canoe), and enjoy game-viewing walks on the islands. Spend two nights at our campsite in a private concession area with a complement of camp staff to cater for your needs.

Awaken each morning to a chorus of birds or the chattering of monkeys and linger in the comfort of your fully sized bed as you listen to the sounds of your hot bucket shower being filled with steaming hot water.

Day 3 & 4: Moremi Game Reserve
A short flight in a light aircraft takes you to Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve. Covering approximately a third of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi combines permanent waterways with drier areas, creating a reserve filled with unexpected contrasts and diverse wildlife. Its riverine forests, tall mopane woodlands and spreading floodplains fringed with majestic palms make it one of Africa’s most scenic wildlife areas.

The combination of habitats makes Moremi the ideal place for your expedition to combine typical savanna game viewing with leisurely cruises along lagoons and channels, and rich bird watching. Spend two nights camping in the Reserve, with extensive and interpretive game-drives taking up your days.

Day 5 & 6: Chobe National Park - Savute
A long game drive (5 - 6 hours) takes you to Savute in the Chobe National Park, where you will spend two nights camping next to the dry Savute Channel in an area renowned for sightings of lion and other predator.

The landscape around Savute is starkly beautiful, with an arid, almost desert-like feel. Mopane forest gives way to acacia savanna with rocky outcrops. Large areas of marshland that extended from the Linyanti River have dried up along with the Savute River, but several artificial watering holes attract a high concentration of wildlife.

Day 7 & 8: Chobe National Park - Serondela
Travel to northern Chobe (4 - 5 hours overland game drive), where you will camp for two nights in the Serondela area. This is the heart of elephant country and you may spend many hours watching the huge herds in and around the Chobe River on game drives or private boat cruises. Northern Chobe is renowned for its large variety of bird and animal life, beautiful scenery and magnificent sunsets.

Day 9: Victoria Falls
It is a short drive to Victoria Falls, where you can relax in a luxury tented suite at The Elephant Camp after a tour of the Falls. Toast the African sunset on a cruise along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, watching the spectacular scenery slide by. Delight in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a close encounter with the elephants at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 10: Departure
After breakfast at The Elephant Camp, you will be driven to Victoria Falls International Airport.

Botswana Explorer Valid: 2011-12-01 to 2012-05-31
Rate Per Adult: USD 4155.00    
Rate per Single traveller: USD 5755.00 Rate Per Child: USD 2080.00

Botswana Explorer Valid: 2012-06-01 to 2012-11-30
Rate Per Adult: USD 5105.00    
Rate per Single traveller: USD 7270.00 Rate Per Child: USD 2555.00

Tour Include
- Meet and Greet upon arrival
- Airport transfers in Victoria Falls
- Transportation in the safari vehicle
- Tour of the Victoria Falls
- Charter flights as per itinerary
- Game park and camping fees (except at Elephant Camp)
- Game-drives
- Guaranteed window seat
- Private boat cruise on the Chobe River
- Mekoro and/or boat cruise in the Okavango Delta
- Services of a private safari guide
- Accommodation and meals and drinks as specified below

Tour Exclude
- Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
- Meals and drinks not specified
- Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
- Premium branded spirits
- Porterage
- Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified
- Visas (please thoroughly check requirements, for the countries being visited, prior to travel)
- Scheduled flights to Maun and from Victoria Falls

Terms & Conditions
At confirmation: 50% of total reservation value.
Less than 45 days prior to arrival: 100% of total reservation value.


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