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6 Day Camping - Botswana Highlights - North [NMV]
Chobe National Park - Botswana
Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe
Botswana Highlights - North 2014
Highlights: Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Delta sunset, Bungee Jumping
Countries Visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
TOUR CODE: NMV 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:4
Departure Point Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. 8.00 am Sitatunga Camp: www.deltarain.com/index.php?page=sitatunga-camp
End Point Elephant Hills Hotel, Park Way Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Tel: +26 31 344 793/9. www.africansunhotels.com
Day 1/2 Okavango Delta During our time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and if possible will explore the Delta by mokoro. The Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. We travel into the Delta on a large 4x4 vehicle - in high water season boats will be used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 days. Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 days.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Bush Camp: www.deltarain.com Facilities: No facilities Route: Maun to Bush Camp Activity package: Transfer in Delta in local 4 x 4 vehicle, mokoro canoe ride (if water levels allow) and a guided nature walk in the Okavango Delta
Day 3 Nata We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of the pool deck. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you will encounter during your stay at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Nata Lodge: www.natalodge.com OR Pelican Lodge: http://www.pelicanlodgebotswana.com/ Facilities: Hot showers, bar, pool 3 Route: Maun to Nata ±305 km Travel time: ± 2-3hrs (4x4 & boat transfer), ± 3 hrs driving in truck
Day 4 Kasane - Chobe National Park Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Thebe River Safaris: www.theberiversafaris.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, internet, swimming pool Route: Nata to Kasane ±450 km Travel time: ±6-7 hrs Activity package: Sunset Boat Cruise in the Chobe National Park
Day 5 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m into the gorge below. Optional Activities: Chobe National Park Early Morning Game Drive, Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Two per Room: Elephant Hills Resort: www.elephanthillshotel.com Facilities: En-Suite, hot showers, bar, laundry, swimming pool Route: Kasane to Vic Falls ±100 km Travel time: ±3-4 hrs and a border crossing Activity package: Victoria Falls NP Entrance Border posts: Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320, Open: 06h00-20h00 Zimbabwe: Kzangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00
Day 6 Victoria Falls Although your tour officially ends after breakfast, most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here.
Optional Activities: White water rafting, Flight over the falls, Full day low/high water river boarding, sunset cruise, bungee jump (solo), morning/afternoon lion or elephant encounter Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post Tour accommodation can be booked through SA Tours and Safari's.
Tour Ends The tour ends at The Elephant Hills Hotel www.elephanthillshotel.com. We suggest you book accommodation here for this evening.
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 availability in the Okavango Delta.
Activity & Price -3 day Delta drive in R2150 -Chobe National Park boat cruise R500 -Vic Falls National Park entry R350 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 Safaris, 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 Safari's, 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 and US Dollars are the most widely used currency on this route. Credit Cards cannot always be processed – especially in remote areas. USD Notes printed before 2004 (i.e. the old style notes) will not be accepted and many places will not accept USD100 notes, so make sure to bring small notes. 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. Please see Pre Departure Information 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.
Malaria Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.