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6 Day Botswana Highlights - North [NAMV]

Route:

Okavango Delta - Nata - Kasane - Chobe National Park - Botswana - Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls and surrounds - Zimbabwe

Highlights:
Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Delta sunset, Bungee Jumping

Countries Visited:
Botswana, Zimbabwe

DETAILS:
Tour Code:
NAMV
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

 

Itinerary:

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. In the morning we board our planes and head into the Delta. After a wonderful scenic flight we arrive at our base for the next two days.
Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Two per Meru Tent: Moremi Crossings OR Oddballs: www.oddballscamp.com
Facilities: En-Suite, hot showers, bar, laundry, shop
Activity package: Flight from Maun into Delta (approx 30 minutes), afternoon nature walk & mokoro ride.
Luggage Restriction: 10kg luggage per person. No bottled water allowed on flight, can be purchased at Moremi

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 may encounter during your stay at the lodge.

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Two per Room: Nata Lodge: www.natalodge.com OR Pelican Lodge: http://www.pelicanlodgebotswana.com/
Facilities: En-Suite, hot showers, bar, swimming pool 3
Route: Maun to Nata ±305 km
Travel time: ±3-4 hrs
Activity Package: Flight back to Maun

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: Two per Room: Thebe River Safaris: www.theberiversafaris.com
Facilities: En-Suite, hot showers, bar, 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 in to 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, restautant
Route: Kasane to Vic Falls ±100 km
Travel time: ±2 hrs and a border crossing
Activity package: Victoria Falls NP Entrance
Border posts: Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320, Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kazangula 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 Safaris.

Tour Ends
The tour ends at The Elephant Hills Hotel www.africansunhotels.com. We suggest you book accommodation here for this evening.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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).

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
3 day Delta fly in R8150
Chobe National Park boat cruise R500
Vic Falls National Park entry R350
TOTAL: R9000

This dossier has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.

 

Extra information

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.

Malaria
Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.

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!