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9 Days - Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari - [BU9]

Route:

Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Chobe National Park - Botswana - Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe

Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari - 9 Day

Our 9 -day Botswana untouched safari is a shorter version of our popular Botswana Untouched Lodge safari. This camping safari includes; Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Game Reserve, the Chobe National Park and more Botswana highlights.

A small-group Lodge Safari, no participation, from Maun to Victoria Falls through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Safari

Highlights: Moremi National Park, Khwai River game drive and night drive, Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion, Savuti, Chobe National Park game drive, River cruise on the Chobe River, Victoria Falls

Group Size: Minimum 4 people / Maximum 12 people
Type of Safari: Lodge Safari
Vehicle: 4x4 Land Cruiser
Duration: 9 day(s)

Accommodation:
On 8 nights of this safari, you will be accommodated in typical mid-range African lodge establishments, situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or other place of interest. Lodge Safaris offer accommodation with a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. All of them have a private bathroom with a shower or bath and a toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and/or bar areas.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 Maun, Botswana
On arrival in Maun please make your way to Thamalakane River Lodge where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (chalets, en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Day 2: Maun to Khwai River, Botswana
After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in close proximity to the famous Khwai River. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day. [BLD]

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (permanent tents, en-suite bathrooms)

Day 3: Khwai River, Botswana
Today will be spent in the Khwai area. We will embark on a full day game drive, hopefully spotting the variety of animals that frequent the region. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. [BLD]

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (permanent tents, en-suite bathrooms)

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
After having explored the Khwai area we now 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 which is home to a great diversity of plant and animal life - making it a ‘must see' for a Botswana Safari. It contains - within its boundaries - approximately 20% of the Delta, and a vast range of habitats, acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through Mopani forest and dry savanna woodland. [BLD]

Accommodation: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (permanent tents, en-suite bathrooms)

Days 5: Khwai River to Chobe National Park, Botswana
We have to get up early, as there is another exciting day ahead of us! We leave the camp in Khwai River and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in this area. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula. [BLD]

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Bush Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar and restaurant)

Day 6: Chobe National Park, Botswana
We start the morning with an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. We enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African Sunset. [B]

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Bush Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, bar & restaurant)

Days 7 & 8: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Our journey takes us into Zimbabwe, home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. We have the opportunity to view the falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. You have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer. [BL, BD]

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

Day 9: End of Tour
Your journey ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures. [B]

Inclusions & Exclusions

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

Included in the price:
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in an open, fully kitted 4x4 safari vehicle
- Game drives as mentioned
- Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Experienced local guide

Not included in the price:
- Travel insurance
- Flights
- Pre and post tour accommodation
- Optional activities
- All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
- All personal expenses

 

Extra information

Insurance
It is compulsory for all travelers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. SA Tours and Safaris can assist you with your travel insurance, please enquire with our consultants for further information.

Botswana
Botswana is a malaria zone and therefore precautions and health care requirements are recommended and necessary. Botswana is fairly developed with many hospitals along the route. Don’t forget to secure your visa for this country if you are required to do so.

Luggage
Baggage is strictly limited to one large bag, weighing a maximum of 15 kg. Also allowed will be a smaller hand-luggage bag or camera bag per Client. These restrictions are essential because of the nature of the tour. Because overloaded vehicles are inherently dangerous and cause unnecessary transport problems, potentially endangering Clients and Company representatives, the Company insists that every Client adhere to these luggage restrictions.