Botswana Untouched (9 days)

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

Botswana 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

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.

  • Botswana Safari
    Prices 2018

    Priced from: USD 2480 / EUR 2195
    Single Supplement: USD 780 / EUR 689
    Local Payment: USD 100 / EUR 89

*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 4×4 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 and all personal expenses
  • 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

  • Day 2
    Maun to Khwai Area, 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 the Khwai River region. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive in the private concession – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at camp.

  • Day 3
    Khawi River, Bostwana

    We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. Game viewing is seasonal; depending on the time of the year you may see different species in different areas. The best time for game viewing is the end of the dry season or spring from August to November. During this season, in order for us to offer the best game viewing possible, extra driving may be required due to the animals migrating closer to the river. In the summer, birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at camp.

  • Day 4
    Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

    After having explored the Khwai River 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 mopane forest and dry savannah woodland.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at camp.

  • Day 5
    Greater Khwai 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 the Khwai River area 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.

     

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    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar 

  • 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.

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    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar 

  • Day 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.

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    Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar 

    Breakfast & Lunch are included on Day 7
    Breakfast & Dinner are included on Day 8

  • 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. 

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