Buffalo Adventure Safari
This adventure safari is perfect for those with limited time still wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana. Starting in Maun and ending in Livingstone, Zambia it offers great value for money.
Tour Code: BWB
Depart From: Maun
| Ending at: Livingstone
Duration: 8 Days
Country: Botswana / Zambia
Type: Safari |
Children: Not Allowed
- 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
- 3 nights Chobe National Park
- 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone
The Safari Equipment
We are equipped with the luxuries required for travel comfort and peaceful relaxation (custom-built safari vehicles, a mobile kitchen serving good wholesome food with an African flavour and ice-cold drinks for that tropical sundowner) while still maintaining the exhilarating adventurous spirit of the pioneer.
Tough reliable Safari Land Rovers
All our customised safari vehicles are extra wide allowing for more seating space and have:
- Folding windscreen,
- Removable canvas roof,
- Perspex windows for the cold and rain,
- Fridge for cold beverages,
- Folding side door,
- Comfortable coil spring suspension,
- 120L water tank with tap
- Open sides for unobstructed views.
Our trailers are also custom built on Land Rover chassis:
- Chair box for easy access,
- Easy modular packing system – saves time,
- Folding side table complete with full kitchen behind.
The tents are large and comfortable.
Showers are private and hot.
The bush toilets are clean and private.
Meals are served in a tranquil setting next to the campfire in the African bush.
Traditional meals are prepared on the open fire by the camp assistant.
Our custom designed vehicles and trailers are ideally suited for photographic safaris in the African bush.
Low Season Dates
15 Jan – 22 Jan
22 Jan – 29 Jan
05 Feb – 12 Feb
12 Feb – 19 Feb
26 Feb – 05 Mar
12 Mar – 19 Mar
19 Mar – 26 Mar
26 Mar – 02 Apr
02 Apr – 09 Apr
09 Apr – 16 Apr
16 Apr – 23 Apr
30 Apr – 07 May
07 May – 14 May
14 May – 21 May
21 May – 28 May
28 May – 04 Jun
11 Jun – 18 Jun
18 Jun – 25 Jun
22 Oct – 29 Oct
29 Oct – 05 Nov
05 Nov – 12 Nov
12 Nov – 19 Nov
19 Nov – 26 Nov
03 Dec – 10 Dec
24 Dec – 31 Dec
High Season Dates
25 Jun – 02 Jul
02 Jul – 09 Jul
09 Jul – 16 Jul
16 Jul – 23 Jul
23 Jul – 30 Jul
30 Jul – 06 Aug
06 Aug – 13 Aug
13 Aug – 20 Aug
20 Aug – 27 Aug
27 Aug – 03 Sep
03 Sep – 10 Sep
10 Sep – 17 Sep
17 Sep – 24 Sep
24 Sep – 01 Oct
01 Oct – 08 Oct
08 Oct – 15 Oct
15 Oct – 22 Oct
Health & Clothing
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas (eastern part) of the Limpopo Province, eastern part of Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu/Natal as far south as the Tugela River. The risk is highest from October to May.
Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is endemic in the north and east. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water - swimming pools which are chlorinated and maintained are safe.
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.
Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.
Days 1-3: Moremi Game Reserve, camping
Your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point in Maun. From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region.
Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drive you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 3 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
**Day 1: Maun – Moremi Game Reserve: 150km, 6h (including game drive)
Days 4-6: Chobe National Park, camping
Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
**Day 4: Moremi – Savuti: 120km. 5-6h
**Day 5: Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5h
Days 7-8: A night in a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, chalet accommodation
After a morning game drive you will cross the Zambezi River by ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge.
The safari officially ends at 10h00 on Day 8. Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost.
Activities in Livingstone include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details.
(Day 7 – Breakfast, Lunch & Day 8 - Breakfast)
**Day 7: Chobe River – Livingstone: 100km, 2-3h
WHAT TO BRING ON SAFARI
luggage to consist of:
- one large kit bag.
- no hard suitcases (max. weight = 12kg).
- one item of hand luggage (e.g. A small backpack).
- Passport (must be valid at least another 6 months from date of entry) and valid visas
- Warm Sleeping Bag.
- Torch with spare batteries and globes.
- Warm Jacket.
- Swimming Costume.
- Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colours).
- A pair of light weight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun).
- Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals.
- Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare film & batteries.
- Water bottle.
- Personal Toiletries in small bag, not a vanity case.
- Suntan Lotion and block out for the face.
- Malaria Prophylaxis.
- Mosquito repellant lotion/spray.
personal first aid kit:
Note: A complete First Aid Kit is available on all vehicles but personal medicines must be brought for the duration of the tour.
|Buffalo Adventure Safari
||Valid: 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31
|Rate Per Adult:
|Rate per Single traveller:
||Rate Per Child:
All accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses), rooms at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, all transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and tea/coffees, services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant, all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialised safari vehicles.
Restaurant meals (Livingstone, Zambia), entrance to the Falls, visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta and activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls,), beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors.
Terms & Conditions
Should the booking be cancelled by the PASSENGER, the deposit will be forfeited and cancellation penalties will apply according to the following scale:
30 – 45 days before departure date: 40% of the total safari fee
21 – 29 days before departure date: 70% of the total safari fee
0 – 20 days before departure date: 100% of the total safari fee.
Post-tour accommodation (10km radius)
|Ilala Lodge Hotel
A warm Zimbabwean welcome awaits you at the privately owned Ilala Lodge Hotel, built on the closest site to the majestic Victoria Falls.
||Guest Rating: (3 reviews)
||From: R2535.00 per person sharing
|AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, a sought-after Livingstone hotel, gives you the perfect spot to work, rest, stay, and play with the iconic Victoria Falls at your doorstep.
||From: R2490.00 per person sharing
|Elephant Hills Resort
The hotels wide selection of room types, restaurants and entertainment activities also makes it a popular choice for family holidays and honeymoons. Located in one of the most scenic settings in sub-Saharan African.
||Guest Rating: (1 review)
||From: R1730.00 per person sharing
|Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Its unique Moorish design immediately suggests that guests will absorb memories of a lifetime! Nestled in an amphitheatre of virgin rain forest, it is within walking distance of the town centre (0.5km), is only 2km from the Victoria falls themselves.
||From: R975.00 per person sharing
|David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
The lodge offers visitors a restaurant, bar and conference facilities, suitable to cater for large groups, with a variety of safari excursions and activities in and around the Victoria falls.
||From: R2555.00 per person sharing