10 days The Sable Accommodated Safaris (Southbound)

Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Duration

10 Days

Location

Botswana

Overview

This accommodated safari explores prime wildlife areas in Botswana and a lodge stay at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Accommodated Safari offers a great value trip through Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is an activity-packed safari allowing you to discover the diversity that these countries have to offer. Accommodation throughout your journey with us includes lodges, guest houses and bungalows..

HIGHLIGHTS

  • • 2 nights Makgadikgadi region
  • Mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta
  • Optional Scenic flight over the Delta (rate on request)
  • 2 nights Moremi Game Reserve surrounds
  • 2 nights Chobe National Park surrounds
  • Boat cruise on Chobe River
  • 1 night Victoria Falls

Included/Excluded

Camping equipment (spacious bow tents with camp bed and full bedding with ensuite bush ablutions),
All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner)
Filtered drinking water, tea/coffees
Soft drinks, local alcohols, mineral water
Services of a Professional Guide, Camp Chef and an Assistant
All Botswana park fees for activities
Transport in specialised safari vehicles
International flights from home and back, Airport transfers
Visa fees, Travel Insurance, PCR test (if applicable)
Any increase in National Park fees
Other personal items
Maasai village, tips and gartitude
Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation,
optional excursions (activities in Victoria Falls)
Itinerary

Your adventure starts at a comfortable lodge at Victoria Falls. Bush Ways Safaris is happy to assist with pre-safari arrangements including transfers (extra cost). You will have your afternoon at leisure to relax or explore Victoria Falls town and the numerous activities it offers. Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask the lodge reception for further details if not pre-booked.

Today you will have a leisurely breakfast at your lodge, with your Bush Ways Safari guide meeting you at 9am for the tour briefing. After this, you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls (park fees own expense). Enjoy lunch in Victoria Falls town before leaving for Botswana. You will then head towards a rustic camp at the edge of Chobe National Park, where we will stay 2 nights. Look out for any wild life along the way as you travel through the Chobe National Park to get to your destination. (B, D) Victoria Falls – Chobe, Chobe Elephant Camp: 160 km, ±2.5 hrs driving (plus border crossing)

Time is spent in Chobe National Park, which is incredibly rich in game due to the Chobe River providing water all year round. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are frequently seen. Due to the high density of herbivores in this area many predators, such as lions and leopards, can be found. While staying at Chobe Elephant Camp or a similar lodge in this area, a game drive and boat cruise within the Chobe National Park allows the discovery of this incredible area from both land and water. (B, L, D)

After breakfast, your adventure continues through to the Southern parts of Chobe National Park, having lunch in the Savuti area and travelling onward to the Khwai River area, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. This is one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana with very high concentrations of game. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Enjoy game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets. Night at the Khwai Guest House or similar in the Khwai Village. (B, L, D) Chobe – Khwai Guest House: 200 km, 10 hrs (including game drives)

Game drives to explore the region surrounding the Khwai River (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). You will spend as much time as possible in this stunning area. (B, L, D)

Inspired by the beauty of the area, you will travel South to the outskirts of Maun and enjoy your lunch en-route to Maun. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic flight (30min helicopter flight from camp for EUR 173 for minimum 6pax, cc accepted, or a 45min scenic flight in a small airplane from Maun, priced at EUR 145 per person for 3 pax or more, 2 pax at EUR220 per person, one pax at EUR435, includes transfers to and from Maun, cash only, no credit card). Night at a comfortable lodge on the outskirts of Maun. Dinner at won expense. (B, L) Khwai - Maun: 150 km, ±3 hrs (including game viewing)

Today we explore the famous Okavango Delta, with a full day mokoro excursion into a community-managed concession area. Your guide will take you on a scenic drive to the mokoro station where you will meet your mokoro poler/guide, who will share with you hidden secrets of this water system and take you on a nature walk. After experiencing the pristine wilderness in your dugout canoe and on foot, you will head back to camp. Dinner at own expense. (B, L)

After a relaxed breakfast you will head towards your next lodge, an oasis on the edge of the Makgadikgadi National Park, overlooking the Boteti River in Khumaga village. You will have lunch at your camp and the afternoon will be spent in the village of Khumaga, a small village of about 1000 people. You can find out about their way of life and further insight into the local culture. (B, L, D)

An early morning start to explore the Makgadikgadi area, which is home to a fascinating variety of desert specialised wildlife as well as predators including lion, hyena and cheetah. In addition, this area Is famous for one of the largest zebra migrations in Africa, which you may have the opportunity to witness. (B, L, D)

After a relaxed breakfast, you will make your way to Maun Airport where the safari officially ends at 12h00. Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers. (B)

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in Victoria Falls airport on Day 10 of the trip. Optional activies are; White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, so you're supposed to plan early so that you can depart on time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city and take the PCR test.
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is arrivals and start of safari day, which gives you no chance to settle into your hotel and explore. The only planned activity for this day is afternoon relaxing by the poolside or enjoying the river view from the lounge. At meeting point, you will get to know your driver guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point / pick up time is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case our representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 1-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 are eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out SafariBook Evolution self-assessment form.
Are tips included?
Tips and gratitudes are not included in safari cost, they range from 10 to 20 USD per person per day given on the last day of the safari.

Tour Location

Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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