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9-Day Botswana and Vic Falls Across Africa Safari tour

9-Day Botswana and Vic Falls Across Africa Safari

Ker & Downey Africa Premier
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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: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Makgadikgadi Pans National Park covers an impressive 4900 square kilometer area and is brimming with natural wonders including the largest tree in Africa
  • Visit Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife
  • See the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction
  • Explore Chobe National Park

Short Description

Explore the amazing landscapes and wildlife on show in Botswana and Victoria Falls with this great across Africa safari package. The regions you will visit will be full of adventure, learning and most of all safari.

This 9 Day - Botswana & Vic Falls Across Africa Safari promises to leave you feeling as if you are taking a part of Africa home with you to cherish and share for years to come.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Maun
End City Vitoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Trip Includes

Botswana:

  • Accommodation (As per Itinerary)
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Beverages (Refreshments, local spirits and house wines (Excl: Premium Brands))
  • Scheduled activities (as per itinerary)
  • Laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • National Park fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • All scheduled charter flights between camps
  • All transfers to and from the lodge airstrips

Vic Falls:

  • Accommodation (as per itinerary)
  • Meals (Breakfast)
  • Transfers from Kazungula Border Immigration to the lodge and back to Vic Falls Airport

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Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

After arriving in Maun you will transfer to Leroo La Tau lodge where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Surrounded by the desert sands of the Kalahari, the Makgadikgadi salt pans are dry most of the year but are sometimes seasonally covered with water and grasslands. These lush green belts become a yearly refuge for birds and animals travelling across the desert landscape. Migrating wildebeest and Africa's biggest zebra population rely on this area, as well as the large predators that prey on them, making the Makgadikgadi a wonderful safari destination.

Activities and Services

Leroo La Tau game drives

Optional

Leroo La Tau boating

Recommended

Leroo La Tau cultural excursions

Included

Accommodation (As per Itinerary), All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Beverages (Refreshments, local spirits and house wines (Excl: Premium Brands)), Scheduled activities (Day and night game drives, Boat activities (dependent on water levels), Optional cultural experience, Guided nature walks), Laundry service, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, National Park fees, Airport departure taxes, All scheduled charter flights between camps, All transfers to and from the lodge airstrips.

Excluded

Meals other than specified, Premium brand drinks, Gratuities, Sightseeing and activities other than specified, Visa fees, Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified, Any items of a personal nature.

Days 3 - 4: Okavango Delta

On day three, an air transfer will take you to Camp Okavango.

Experience this unique and untouched ecosystem by boat, air or game vehicle. You can expect to see elephant wading through the muddy waters, as well as buffalo, hippopotamus and Nile crocodiles. Get the chance to see some of Africa's more shy antelope; the sitatunga, red lechwe and sable as well as giraffe, kudu and zebra. Remember, where there are big herds of prey you can also count on predators being close by, so keep your eyes peeled for lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena.

The Okavango is also home to both black and white Rhino as well as one of the richest pack densities of the rare and endangered African wild dog. If bird watching is a passion of yours, the Delta is the ideal destination for you. With over 400 species of birds including the African fish eagle, crested crane, lilac-breasted roller, sacred ibis and well as a variety of species of breath taking bee-eaters make the Delta is a water-side paradise on earth.

Activities And Services

Camp Okavango Guided Walks

Optional

Camp Okavango motorboat

Recommended

Camp Okavango mokoro safaris

Included

Accommodation (As per Itinerary), All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Beverages (Refreshments, local spirits and house wines (Excl: Premium Brands)), Scheduled activities (Guided nature walks, Mokoro safaris, Motorised boating trips, Exceptional birdwatching and Seasonal fishing), Laundry service, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, National Park fees, Airport departure taxes, All scheduled charter flights between camps, All transfers to and from the lodge airstrips.

Excluded

Meals other than specified, Premium brand drinks, Gratuities, Sightseeing and activities other than specified, Visa fees, Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified, Any items of a personal nature.

Days 5 - 6: Chobe River Front

Chobe National Park will be your last stop in Botswana before crossing over to Victoria Falls.

Chobe is an exceptional place if seeing the Big 5 is top on your bucket list. Spend your days on a classic safari along the Chobe River- a major watering spot for elephant herds as well as giraffe, sable, and buffalo in the dry season.

If you're a bird lover, this is also a place you need to visit. Bird viewing is excellent year round and you can hope to spot rare spoon-billed storks, European bee-eaters, and hovering kingfishers looking for their next meal.

As an added bonus, Chobe is located near the magnificent Victoria Falls so history and a different culture await you here.

Activities And Services

Chobe Game Lodge game viewing

Optional

Chobe Game Lodge birding experience

Recommended

Chobe Game Lodge boat cruises

Included

Accommodation (As per Itinerary), All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Beverages (Refreshments, local spirits and house wines (Excl: Premium Brands)), Scheduled activities (Morning and afternoon game drives, mid-morning and sunset cruises on a safari boat), Laundry service, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, National Park fees, Airport departure taxes, All scheduled charter flights between camps, All transfers to and from the lodge airstrips.

Excluded

Meals other than specified, Premium brand drinks, Gratuities, Sightseeing and activities other than specified, Visa fees, Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified, Any items of a personal nature.

Days 7 - 8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Considered by many to be the best safari lodge in Zimbabwe, Vitoria Falls Safari Lodge is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Victoria Falls.

Perched on a plateau just four kilometres away from the thundering water fall and neighbouring the Zambezi National Park, you have access to safari tours and exciting activities, such as bunjee jumping and white water river rafting near the Falls.

This luxury venue accommodates every kind of occasion, from weddings, conference meeting facilities and your intimate family vacation stays. 72 en-suite bedrooms, with private sundecks provide views of the Zambezi National Park, an on-site waterhole and the breathtaking horizon. A complimentary shuttle service is available to guests visiting Victoria Falls and the inner city at every hour during the day and an exceptional nanny service is provided on advance request.

Optional

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Victoria Falls Guided Tour

Recommended

The Boma - Place of Eating

Included

Accommodation (as per itinerary).

Meals (Breakfast).

Transfers from Kazungula Border Immigration to the lodge and back to Vic Falls Airport.

Excluded

Meals other than specified.

All beverages.

Gratuities.

Sightseeing and activities.

Visa fees.

Travel insurance.

Flights and transfers other than specified.

Any items of a personal nature.

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge you will take a road transfer to Victoria Falls International for your onward journey.

Included

Road transfer from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to Victoria Falls International Airport.

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We (my wife and I and two friends) recently travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana on a trip organized by Ker-Downey. Although we duplicated a trip taken by other friends some years ago, K-D did an excellent job in adjusting our itinerary and accommodations to suite our wishes. Every detail from start to finish including guided transfers was flawlessly planned. The hotels, lodges and camps were excellent although decidedly not budget. Americans tend to be a bit reluctant to travel to Africa and as a result miss some very unique opportunities. No doubt there are risks but Ker-Downey helps travelers in getting around and staying safely.
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Cape Town organized a superb safari

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Marcelo Novais of Ker and Downey, Cape Town organized a superb safari for us this past May/June 2017. We took Rovos Rail Pretoria/Victoria Falls (second time on the train - splendid experience). Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge at Chobe NP was almost nest to the park entrance which was VERY convenient. Then off to Savute for & Beyond under Canvas which we loved. Great lion sightings. Sanctuary Baines' Camp, mainly water activities was great including having our bed on the deck and sleeping under the stars. Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in Moremi has been very recently redone and is stunning. The staff were marvelous. And then home :-(. We have been to Botswana a number of times and certainly enjoyed the rich game and natural world of Botswana.
Thanks, Marcelo, Peter and Carol King
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Their exemplary planning

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We have always arranged our own travel arrangements and accommodation when holidaying, but found it difficult to do so for Africa.
After approaching several agents who pushed us towards the standard group tours which only partially fitted our suggested itinerary, we luckily found Ker & Downey and Emma and Razaan in Capetown.
Their exemplary planning and service allowed us to spend an unforgettable month in Botswana, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Accommodation was excellent, transfers were allways on time and 100 % reliable, and most imprtantly we experienced a wide range of different country, from delta to desert to rainforest to open plains and savanna.
Due to this our interaction with animals, birds, the local people and the environment in general, was nothing short of amazing!

Thanks again to Emma and Razaan, BEST HOLIDAY EVER!
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My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker and Downey to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker & Downey Africa to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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We have travelled to Botswana with Ker & Downey and everything was perfect. Ker & Downey knows how to make you and your family feel special from the very beginning to the day after your trip has ended. We followed their recommendations on everything and it was our smartest decision. I strongly recommend everyone planning a safari in Africa to contact Ker & Downey.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Flights

 Departure

 Arrival

 Maun Airport [MUB]

 Leroo La Tau Airstrip

 Leroo La Tau

 Camp Okavango Airstrip

 Camp Okavango

 Kasane Airport [BBK]







Transfers

 Pick Up

 Drop Off

 Leroo La Tau Airstrip

 Leroo La Tau

 Camp Okavango Airstrip

 Camp Okavango

 Kasane Airport [BBK]

 Chobe Game Lodge

 Chobe Game Lodge

 Kasane Immigration Office

 Kasane Immigration Office

 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

 Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

 

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accomodations

Leroo La Tau | Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that we’ve come to expect in this part of Botswana.

With just 12 thatched luxury chalets all overlooking the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, each with en-suite bathrooms. There is a dining room, reading room and bar in the main lodge, expansive wooden decks and a plunge pool, where guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience in Botswana.

Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river.

Luxury Safari Room

Luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites raised on wooden platforms

All raised on the high banks of the Boteti River with 270 degree panoramic view of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

En-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, double hand basin and toilet

Fans in all guest rooms

220V Plug points for charging equipment

A range of African bio degradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available from the lodge reception

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Battery operated reading lights and bathroom light at night

Small safe for valuables

 

Camp Okavango | Okavango Delta

Camp Okavango, a unique and exclusive African safari camp is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island. This hidden treasure, in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures its guests of an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience.

Camp Okavango’s main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and comfortable seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. There is a third deck with a rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.

With its open air design and elevated position, the new Camp Okavango is an eco-sensitive lodge which captures the very essence of the Okavango Delta.

To ensure a peaceful and genuine safari experience, Camp Okavango accommodates just twenty-four guests. There are eleven intimate Safari suites and one Family suite consisting of two bedrooms and each with an en-suite bathroom. Each of the guest suites have been built on individual raised wooden platforms and set beneath the thick Okavango Delta vegetation. The en-suite bathrooms have double vanities, double shower and a separate water closet (with a view). The stack away sliding doors open onto a private open-air viewing deck offering beautiful views over the Okavango Delta.

Luxurious elevated safari suites with stacking doors on expansive private decks and raised on Silligna platforms

En-suite bathroom comprising of a double capacity shower, double vanity and toilet

Private expansive viewing decks

24 hour solar generated power

Fans in all guest rooms

220V Plug points for charging equipment

A range of African bio degradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available in each room

Gowns supplied in the rooms

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Small safe for valuables

Emergency air horn for emergency situations

 

Chobe Game Lodge | Chobe River Front

Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity.

Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travellers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma and riverfront deck.

Each of Chobe Game Lodge's 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.

All the rooms at the lodge are river facing and air conditioned.

Twin or double configuration

En-suite bathroom comprising of a bath, shower, hand basin and toilet

Ceiling fans in all guest rooms

220V plug points for charging equipment

A range of Eco friendly products from shower gel, shampoo, hand wash, body lotion, shower caps and insect repellent are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is supplied in each room

Tea and coffee facilities

Gowns and slippers supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Small safe for valuables

Telephone in each guest rooms for wake up calls and guest convenience

 

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience.

We’re proud to have been voted Best Safari Lodge/ Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe for 20 consecutive years and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful destination. Our staff are warm and personable, and will ensure your holiday is hassle-free.

Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house. Our rooms all have private balconies, most of which overlook a central waterhole, offering the opportunity to observe herds of buffalo, elephant and kudu, as the sun goes down, and hyenas later in the evening.

Dining

Dining options include the a la carte MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the more casual Buffalo Bar and The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show. The Boma Café, set in a tranquil garden setting and located close to the Lokuthula Lodges, offers breakfast and light meals until 4.30pm.

Rooms

The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Standard Rooms all have a balcony with a view overlooking the Zambezi National Park and are sunset Facing. The rooms are furnished with double or twin beds and have an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and mini bar.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Fees:

The following cancellation fees will be payable if the booking is cancelled:

30% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled more than 60 days prior to the date of arrival.

50% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled 60– 31 days prior to the date of arrival.

100% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled 30– 0 days prior to the date of arrival or in the case of a no show.

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