Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Botswana Wildlife Breakaway Safari tour

Botswana Wildlife Breakaway Safari

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
15 days
From: $ 3,335 $ 222 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy the magnificent views over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Magkadigkadi Pans
  • Visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre
  • Enjoy the game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park
  • Watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds making for excellent up close photo opportunities.

Short Description

15 days all lodge safari from Victoria Falls and back. This safari takes us through some of Zimbabwe and Botswana’s most magnificent game reserves. Some of the game highlights will be at the Hwange National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai River, a 2-days excursion into the Okavango Delta and the incredible Chobe National Park. There is an adventure feel on this safari right from the time we take off. Specially designed fully air-conditioned vehicles. You will be travelling in a custom-built safari vehicles including the usual safety standards such as a real-time satellite tracking system, seat belts, fire extinguishers, etc. and not to forget – POP UP ROOFS!

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Victoria Falls
End City Victoria Falls

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 37 Meals* as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives and transfers by 4 x 4 loose top jeeps
  • Services of local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Entrance fees to museums, sites & game parks included in the itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Victoria Falls (ZIMBABWE)

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free till 6PM when we have a meeting with our safari guide and other participants and get a briefing of the exciting safari ahead of us.
Overnight: A’Zambezi River Lodge (1 night)
(rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Day 02: Victoria Falls/Hwange National Park

Take off from Victoria Falls town and drive towards Hwange National Park where we spend the next three nights. Time permitting, you can partake in an optional game drive.
Overnight: Sable Sands (3 nights) (B, L, D)
(chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)

Day 03 & 04: Hwange National Park

We explore this vast wilderness on game drives. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species. (B, L, D) (B, L, D)

Day 05: Hwange National Park/Nata Lodge (BOTSWANA)

An early morning departure. This is a long day’s drive. We leave Hwange National Park and drive through the Matetsi safari area en-route to Botswana. Cross the border to Botswana. The drive is very scenic, with the chance of spotting game along the way. We arrive Nata Lodge in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Nata Lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)
(permanent safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)

Day 06: Nata Bird Sanctuary/Khwai

After breakfast, we head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary and get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Magkadigkadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as may also be time constrained.) We make our way to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai area. Khwai is renowned for its large concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. As a year-round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.
Overnight: Khwai Bedouin Bush Camp (3 nights) (B, L, D)
(semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms)

Day 07: Greater Khwai River

An ideal opportunity to spend the day on game drives in the Khwai area. In our open 4x4 vehicle, we explore the Khwai River region on a full-day game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequents this region. After dinner, your guide will take you on a night drive in search of spotting some rare nocturnal animals. (B, L, D)

Day 08: Moremi Game Reserve

Today we head to the famous Moremi Game Reserve is 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. (B, L, D)

Day 09: Khwai River/Maun

This morning we travel to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. 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 an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.
Overnight:Guma Lagoon River Lodge (2 nights) (B, L , D)
(permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms, bar area)

Day 10: Khwai/Okavango Delta

Early in the morning, we leave Maun and drive to the Western Delta and onto Etosha. From here we head into the largest inland delta in the world, another highlight of Botswana, the Okavango Delta. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. A unique experience on the Mokoros through the thick vegetation of the Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Okavango/Mahangu (NAMIBIA)

Today we leave the lush verdant wetlands of Botswana and enter Namibia. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu, and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife.
Overnight: Mahangu Lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)
(chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)

Day 12: Mahangu National Park/Chobe National Park

After a night spent at the Mahangu Lodge, we continue our journey through the Caprivi Strip, crossing the border back into Botswana until we reach our destination, Kasane, the gateway to the incredible Chobe National Park.
Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
(rooms with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar)

Day 13: Chobe

Start the morning with a spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. After lunch at the lodge, there is time to relax before the boat cruise on the Chobe River which starts around 3pm. An interesting cruise as we watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds making for excellent up close photo opportunities. (B, D)

Day 14: Chobe/Victoria Falls (ZIMBABWE)

Today we leave Botswana behind us and re-enter Zimbabwe and head for the majestic Victoria Falls for a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The balance of the day is free. VFA offers many activities and is worth staying an extra 2 days.
Overnight: A’Zambezi River Lodge (1 night) (B)
(rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

Day 15: Vitoria Falls/departure

Our safari ends as we are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for our departure flight. (B)

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

Trip ID#:

BotWilBesSaf

Trip Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Local payment of $350

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