9 Days Botswana Highlights Small Group Tour

From R 21095

DURATION:

9 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

Victoria Falls

ENDING POINT:

Victoria Falls

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

AACBH9

Okavango Delta

This small group overland safari offers you the very best that Botswana has to offer. Perfect for large families or groups who want a more private tour, or if you just prefer to do a tour with a smaller group of people.

Departing from Victoria Falls, you will be taken through Chobe National Park and into the neighbouring Savuti and then Moremi National Parks where you will go searching for big game. The next highlight will be the waterways of the Okavango Delta with its abundance of crocodiles and hippos. From here we go find the towering Baobabs of the Makgadikgadi Pans before heading back to Victoria Falls.

With all this budget overland safari trip has to offer plus the advantage of being in a small group, it really is the ideal way to experience Botswana.

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9 Days Botswana Highlights Small Group Tour

Day 1

Victoria Falls – Kasane, Botswana

We leave Victoria falls and head to the small town of Kasane located at the tip of Chobe National Park, where we will do our first game drive. Chobe National Park is an essential wildlife destination for any safari and boasts one of the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa. The Chobe river and flood plains provides a deeply biologically diverse eco system.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner 

Day 2

Chobe National Park – Savuti Areas

A quick 2 hour game drive is done in the morning after we leave camp then we head to the Savuti area in the South West corner of Chobe National Park where we will do another game drive in the afternoon. We head deep into the Savuti marsh which is only accessible by 4×4. The difficulty in accessing this area is what provides a unique and beautiful experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3

Savuti – Moremi Game Reserve or Adjacent Game Management Area

Leaving Savuti, we head toward the Moremi Game Reserve. This reserve was once used exclusively for hunting by chief Moremi but is now a protected area. The area is rich in game and the diverse habitats of lagoons, floodplains and Acacia forests make the area truly wonderful. At certain times of the year it might be safer and preferable for game sightings to go to an adjacent game management area instead.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4

Moremi – Maun

One last morning game drive in the area before we pack up camp and head toward Maun. This hub of the tourism industry in Botswana is the gateway into the Okavango Delta. We spend tonight in a camp on the outskirts of the town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5

Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun

Today we leave our camp in Maun and head into the Okavango Delta for a day excursion. The Okavango Delta is formed from Angolan rivers that flow into the 16000 square kilometre area of the Delta forming lagoons, river channels and islands. We explore the delta in Mokoros (wood carved canooes) with experienced polers as our guides. In the afternoon we head back to Maun where you will have some leisure time or can choose to do a scenic flight over the Okavango.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Okavango scenic flight. 45 min flight time. 

Day 6

Maun- Makgadikgadi Pans

Departing Maun today, we make our way to the vast salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari desert called Makgadikgadi Pans. We have stops along the way at the little village of Gweta and Chapmans Baobabs to see theses giant Baobab trees that can be as wide as 25 meters. We spend the night camped on the pans under the clear African sky. During rainy season we may not be able to camp on the pans so we will spend the night in Nata and visit the Pans in the morning and go see the Flamingos in the Flamingo Sanctuary.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Makgadikgadi Pans – Victoria Falls

Today sees us saying good bye to Botswana and heading up North through Kasane and to Zimbabwe. Once we pass through the border we make our way to Victoria falls where the evening is yours for leisure time or exploring your surrounds.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 8

Victoria Falls – Full Day Tour

Experience the Zimbabwean culture with a full day tour. Starting off we visit the Victoria Falls National Park and wander through the local market. The afternoon is spent visiting the Chamobondo primary school where you get to learn about Zimbabwe’s education system and interact with Students. From the school we go to a local restraint for a traditional African lunch. Finally we visit a an orphanage started by a lady name Sima Moyo. Sima first took in orphaned street children and began feeding them out of her home at her own expense.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 9

Victoria Falls

After breakfast our tour finally comes to an end. We do advise you spend a few more days in Victoria falls to take in the many scenic or adventure activities on offer

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

435 USD 

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

The Safari Pass for this tour includes:

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Savuti Marsh, Botswana

Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe

Zambezi sunset cruise – Zimbabwe

 

 

Accommodation – R21095
Mandatory Safari Pass – USD $435

Includes:

Meals & highlights as per itinerary, accommodation, guides and transport.

Excludes:

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, adventure pass and optional activities

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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9 Days Botswana Highlights Small Group Tour

R21,095.00

This small group overland safari offers you the very best that Botswana has to offer. Perfect for large families or groups who want a more private tour, or if you just prefer to do a tour with a smaller group of people.

Departing from Victoria Falls, you will be taken through Chobe National Park and into the neighbouring Savuti and then Moremi National Parks where you will go searching for big game. The next highlight will be the waterways of the Okavango Delta with its abundance of crocodiles and hippos. From here we go find the towering Baobabs of the Makgadikgadi Pans before heading back to Victoria Falls.

With all this budget overland safari trip has to offer plus the advantage of being in a small group, it really is the ideal way to experience Botswana.

Product Description

Day 1

Victoria Falls – Kasane, Botswana

We leave Victoria falls and head to the small town of Kasane located at the tip of Chobe National Park, where we will do our first game drive. Chobe National Park is an essential wildlife destination for any safari and boasts one of the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa. The Chobe river and flood plains provides a deeply biologically diverse eco system.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner 

Day 2

Chobe National Park – Savuti Areas

A quick 2 hour game drive is done in the morning after we leave camp then we head to the Savuti area in the South West corner of Chobe National Park where we will do another game drive in the afternoon. We head deep into the Savuti marsh which is only accessible by 4×4. The difficulty in accessing this area is what provides a unique and beautiful experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3

Savuti – Moremi Game Reserve or Adjacent Game Management Area

Leaving Savuti, we head toward the Moremi Game Reserve. This reserve was once used exclusively for hunting by chief Moremi but is now a protected area. The area is rich in game and the diverse habitats of lagoons, floodplains and Acacia forests make the area truly wonderful. At certain times of the year it might be safer and preferable for game sightings to go to an adjacent game management area instead.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4

Moremi – Maun

One last morning game drive in the area before we pack up camp and head toward Maun. This hub of the tourism industry in Botswana is the gateway into the Okavango Delta. We spend tonight in a camp on the outskirts of the town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5

Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun

Today we leave our camp in Maun and head into the Okavango Delta for a day excursion. The Okavango Delta is formed from Angolan rivers that flow into the 16000 square kilometre area of the Delta forming lagoons, river channels and islands. We explore the delta in Mokoros (wood carved canooes) with experienced polers as our guides. In the afternoon we head back to Maun where you will have some leisure time or can choose to do a scenic flight over the Okavango.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Okavango scenic flight. 45 min flight time. 

Day 6

Maun- Makgadikgadi Pans

Departing Maun today, we make our way to the vast salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari desert called Makgadikgadi Pans. We have stops along the way at the little village of Gweta and Chapmans Baobabs to see theses giant Baobab trees that can be as wide as 25 meters. We spend the night camped on the pans under the clear African sky. During rainy season we may not be able to camp on the pans so we will spend the night in Nata and visit the Pans in the morning and go see the Flamingos in the Flamingo Sanctuary.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Makgadikgadi Pans – Victoria Falls

Today sees us saying good bye to Botswana and heading up North through Kasane and to Zimbabwe. Once we pass through the border we make our way to Victoria falls where the evening is yours for leisure time or exploring your surrounds.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 8

Victoria Falls – Full Day Tour

Experience the Zimbabwean culture with a full day tour. Starting off we visit the Victoria Falls National Park and wander through the local market. The afternoon is spent visiting the Chamobondo primary school where you get to learn about Zimbabwe’s education system and interact with Students. From the school we go to a local restraint for a traditional African lunch. Finally we visit a an orphanage started by a lady name Sima Moyo. Sima first took in orphaned street children and began feeding them out of her home at her own expense.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 9

Victoria Falls

After breakfast our tour finally comes to an end. We do advise you spend a few more days in Victoria falls to take in the many scenic or adventure activities on offer

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

435 USD 

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

The Safari Pass for this tour includes:

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Savuti Marsh, Botswana

Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe

Zambezi sunset cruise – Zimbabwe

 

 

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