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6 Day Botswana Highlights - South - Camping [NVM]
Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe
Botswana Highlights - Camping - South 2014
Highlights: Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Delta sunset, Bungee Jumping
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana
TOUR CODE: NVM Accommodation: Twin Share Camping Max Passengers: 18 Number of Crew: 2 Vehicle Type: Adventure Truck DURATION: Days: 6 Nights: 5
Meals: Breakfast:5 Lunch:5 Dinner:5
Departure Point Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. 8.00 am Vic Falls Adventure Lodge, Stand 954, Corner Pioneer Road and Chinotimba Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263 134 1354 www.adventurezonevicfalls.com
End Point Sitatunga Camp, A3 Road to Ghanzi, Botswana. Tel: +267 686 0570, www.nomadtours.co.za
*All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour there is a maximum number of 18 participants. The group will be separated in the Delta and for this reason, if you have booked a German Translated departure, the translator will accompany the Accommodated clients into the Delta.
Day 1/2 Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls – Botswana - Kasane At the start of the tour, your guide will brief you on the next few days. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering sound of the mighty Zambezi before crossing the Botswana border to Kasane, situated on the banks of the Chobe River and enjoy a scenic sunset river cruise. As we leave Victoria Falls today it is best to arrive 1-2 days beforehand if you wish to partake in any of the adventure activities such as the world-famous White Water Rafting.
Optional Activities: Game Drive in Chobe National Park Meals: Breakfast (day 2 only), Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Thebe River Safaris: www.theberiversafaris.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, internet, swimming pool Route: Vic Falls to Kasane ±100 km Travel time: ±3-4 hrs and a border crossing Activity package: Victoria Falls Entrance & Sunset Boat Cruise in Chobe NP Border posts: Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00. Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50330, Open: 06h00-20h00.
Day 3 Maun An early start and our journey will take us to Maun where we will spend the night. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and this afternoon we will prepare for the bush-camping excursion, packing small overnight bags. Your guides will provide you with a briefing about the next few days’ activities and the community run tourism operation.
Optional Activities: Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (time permitting) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Sitatunga http://www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, swimming pool, laundry Route: Kasane to Maun ±680 km Travel time: ±7-8 hrs
Day 4 Okavango Delta After breakfast we board our local 4x4 truck transport for our trip into the Okavango Delta, where we meet with our local guides and polers for our mokoro (traditional canoe) trip to our remote bush camp. In the afternoon there is a nature walk with a local guide which gives a great chance to view wildlife on foot. Tonight is spent swapping stories around the camp fire and enjoying the serenity of the Delta.
Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 days. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Bush Camp www.deltarain.com Facilities: No facilities – bush camping Route: Maun to Bush Camp Activity package: 4 x 4 vehicle transfer into Okavango Delta, Mokoro ride and guided nature walk
Day 5 Okavango Delta There is normally an early morning nature walk with your local guides, splitting up into smaller groups so there is a better chance of seeing the wildlife. This is followed by breakfast and a relaxed day around the camp site. Often there is the chance to swim in the clear water. Test your skills as a mokoro poler, it’s not as easy as the locals make it look!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Bush Camp www.deltarain.com Facilities: No facilities – bush camping
Day 6 Maun Your tour will come to an end this morning after breakfast.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through SA Tours and Safari's.
Tour Ends Your tour ends at arrival at the Sitatunga Camp in Maun, http://www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp. Please enquire with your travel agent SA Tours and Safari's about post-tour accommodation.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Activity Package This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour. However, we recommend to pre book and pre pay this to ensure room availability in the Okavango Delta.
Activity & Price -Vic Falls National Park entry R350 -Chobe National Park boat cruise R500 -3 day Delta drive in R2100 TOTAL: R2950 This dossier has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.
What’s included Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck), accommodation, registered guides and transport. We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as “included highlights”.
What’s excluded All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips, optional activity package and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).
Pre and Post Tour Accommodation If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact your travel agent, SA Tours and Safari's, to make these bookings.
Arrival / Departure Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. We also recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends.
Insurance (Compulsory) All clients require adequate Travel Insurance. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Travel Insurance is not provided. Travel insurance can be purchased via SA Tours and Safaris, please enquire with our consultants.
MEALS ON TOUR Breakfast: As breakfast is served very early in the morning (if there is driving or activities to be done) it is a simple but filling breakfast: Tea and coffee, breads and spreads, cereals, yoghurts, fruits and on occasion, when there is time for a later breakfast, guides will serve a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, porridge, bacon or beans.
Lunch: Lunch is generally served at a picnic spot next to the road en route to a destination. As the guides only have approximately 45 minutes to get everyone off the truck, prepare lunch and then get everyone back on the truck again, lunches consist of sandwiches and salads (rice salad, pasta salad, tuna salad and green salad) which are quick and easy to prepare but which are quite filling. They do have meal plans which they should stick to, to ensure that there is variety on a day to day basis.
Dinner: This is when the guides get time to prepare a delicious meal and they focus on a substantial protein, vegetable and carbohydrate dinner. We serve traditional cuisine consisting of braais (BBQ), potjie (stew), bobotie (mince), spaghetti and fish and chicken dishes.
All meals (on both accommodated and camping tours) that are included as per the dossier are prepared at the full service adventure truck. This is a unique adventure in itself where you get to dine under the stars with your new found friends and experience the real sights and sounds of Africa!
Currency and Banking South African Rand is the most widely used currency on this route. In Botswana, the Pula is the local currency. You can change your Rand or Dollars to Pula when you enter Botswana. ATM’s do not always work in Botswana. In Victoria falls, there is an ATM which gives money in USD. Credit Cards cannot always be processed – especially in remote areas. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information on each country.
Health Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have.
Visas Please note that these are your responsibility. Some nationalities require visas for Botswana. Most nationalities will require visas for Zimbabwe. See Pre Departure Booklet for more information.