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Botswana Safari Experience

10 Days, Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls
Botswana Safari Experience

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The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world, annually attracting thousands of animals to drink from its fresh waters. Travel in houseboats throughout the read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation (Hotels (4 nts), comfortable safari tents (3 nts), houseboat (2 nts)).
  • 09 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (4x4 vehicle, van, walking, boat).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Open-vehicle game drives in Savuti area, Chobe National Park, Khwai River, and Moremi area.
  • Savuti-Chobe lecture.
  • Okavango Delta two-night houseboat excursion.
  • Cultural storytelling and traditional dinner.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 150-195 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Victoria Falls
Day 2 Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta
Day 3 Okavango Delta
Day 4 Okavango Delta/Maun
Day 5 Maun/Moremi Game Reserve
Day 6 Moremi Game Reserve
Day 7 Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park
Day 9 Kasane/Victoria Falls
Day 10 Depart Victoria Falls
Departures
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Victoria Falls
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • Kasane
  • Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Victoria Falls

    Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included.

    We highly recommend booking pre or post nights to take full advantage of activities at Victoria Falls and around Zambezi. Our convenient G rep can help arrange optional activities.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your
    CEO will review the details of your tour.

    Private Vehicle
    Victoria Falls
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta

    Cross the border into Botswana, via Namibia, and head to the Okavango Delta to our houseboat, your home for the next two nights in the world's largest inland delta. Travelling by houseboat allows you to explore a more secluded area of the delta. Your small boat takes your into channels and waterways for optimal wildlife viewing and birdwatching.

    Arrive on the houseboat in the afternoon. On the boat, you'll receive a safety briefing and meet the crew. Check into your cabin, enjoy lunch, and then take off on your first skiff boat excursion.

    Enjoy your journey into the "Panhandle" area of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. This area is one of the most remote and peaceful areas of the delta. There are only a handful of permanent boats and camps operating in this wilderness area, which makes it an ideal place to stay.

    Private Vehicle
    Victoria Falls - Okavango Delta8h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - Namibia - Botswana)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
    This border crossing travels through Namibia. Prior to departure, please determine if you require a visa for Namibia.

    Okavango Delta Houseboat
    Okavango Delta
    Travel down the river to explore more of the secluded areas of the delta. The houseboat consists of two decks. The lower deck has eight simple, comfortable en-suit cabins with sliding glass doors that open to the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta. The upper deck is roughly three meters above the waterline. It's where the dining area, bar, and sundecks are located. Power on the houseboat is run by a generator, which means there are only a few hours a day to heat water and change up any devices. There is no A/C on the houseboat and sometimes hot water can run out. We recommend bringing a small lantern or flashlight for use in your cabin. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Okavango Delta

    Enjoy your day on the houseboat with early morning and late afternoon wildlife excursions. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings or choose to relax on deck with a cool drink as you watch the scenery pass by.

    Okavango Delta Houseboat Wildlife Excursion
    Okavango Delta 2h30m-3h30m
    Take a ride on a small boat down the lush waterways and get up close to wildlife as they come to drink and bathe. Look out for birds, crocodiles, and hippos. Excursions are done on "tender boats," which allow for entry into smaller channels.

    Okavango Delta Houseboat
    Okavango Delta
    Travel down the river to explore more of the secluded areas of the delta. The houseboat consists of two decks. The lower deck has eight simple, comfortable en-suit cabins with sliding glass doors that open to the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta. The upper deck is roughly three meters above the waterline. It's where the dining area, bar, and sundecks are located. Power on the houseboat is run by a generator, which means there are only a few hours a day to heat water and change up any devices. There is no A/C on the houseboat and sometimes hot water can run out. We recommend bringing a small lantern or flashlight for use in your cabin.

    Free Time
    Okavango Delta
    Relax on board or opt to visit Tsodilo Hills.

    Optional Activities
    Tsodilo Hills Excursion

    Okavango Delta 3h-4h
    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site with a local guide. This spot has the richest concentration of San rock paintings in the world, many dating back 30,000 years. Several walking trails provide helpful routes around the painting sites and after our walk we'll visit the museum. Then it's time to enjoy a picnic lunch and stop at a local village and market for an opportunity to purchase handicrafts from local women. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Okavango Delta/Maun

    Transfer to the frontier town of Maun and enjoy an evening of culture and traditional foods with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers. This local enterprise is dedicated to preserving Botswana's heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Option to take a scenic flight over the delta.

    Stay at a hotel that offers a pleasant eating area and a beautiful swimming pool. In the afternoon, relax at the hotel, which is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

    4x4
    Shakawe - Maun5h380km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner
    Maun
    Enjoy an evening of culture with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers, a local enterprise dedicated to preserving Botswana's heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Born in Maun, Bonty is a recipient of the Bessie Head Literature Award. Listen as she shares her in-depth understanding of the region's cultural history. Cap off the night with traditional fare and storytelling around a warm fire.

    Free Time
    Maun Afternoon
    Opt to take a scenic flight over remote areas of the Okavango Delta or shop at the local shopping centres.

    Optional Activities
    Okavango Delta Flight

    Maun
    Get a fresh perspective on the vast African wilderness with a view only a select few will ever see. Hop aboard a 5-seater airplane and enjoy the stunning scenery from above. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Maun/Moremi Game Reserve

    Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve. With astounding wildlife, this area has been rated one of the best for game viewing in the world. Relax this evening on the camp deck, admiring the stunning views with a cool drink.

    Take a leisurely drive to our camp in the Khwai River area. enjoying wildlife viewing enroute. Due to the fact that none of Botswana's wildlife reserves are fenced, game can move freely between wilderness areas. This region's diversity of wildlife is astounding and has been rated as one of the best game viewing areas in the world.

    Our lodge boasts a majestic dining and lounge area leading onto a viewing deck over the bushveldt. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over sundowners from the quaint bar or from the deck of your comfort en-suite tent.

    Moremi Game Drive
    Moremi Game Reserve 2h Morning
    Enjoy fantastic views of game in the open savannah of this unspoiled paradise. See elephants, lions, leopards, and more as they roam freely.

    4x4
    Maun - Moremi Game Reserve 5h130km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Moremi Game Reserve

    Embark early on an open vehicle game drive in Moremi and surrounding concession areas. Break for lunch before continuing on with the game drive. Return to camp in the afternoon with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

    Moremi Game Drive
    Moremi Game Reserve 2h-3h Morning
    Enjoy fantastic views of game in the open savannah of this unspoiled paradise. See elephants, lions, leopards, and more as they roam freely.

    4x4
    Moremi Game Reserve
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Moremi Game Drive
    Moremi Game Reserve 2h-3h Afternoon
    Enjoy fantastic views of game in the open savannah of this unspoiled paradise. See elephants, lions, leopards, and more as they roam freely. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 7 Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park

    Travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding bush. Relax at our camp and learn more about the Savuti and Chobe parks and reserves during a talk with a local wildlife and bush-survival expert. Embark on a late afternoon game viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffes, hippos, and lions.

    In the early afternoon, head south towards the Ghoha Hills and the Savuti area. Enjoy game viewing along the hills and at the surrounding waterholes.
    At Ghoha Hills Savuti Camp, meru tents have been placed on platforms on the hills overlooking Chobe National Park. The tents are spacious and include an en-suite. The guest area consists of an intimate lounge, bar, and dining area overlooking the Ghoha Hills.

    4x4
    Moremi Game Reserve - Savuti Channel7h190km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Moremi Game Drive
    Moremi Game Reserve 2h-3h
    Enjoy fantastic views of game in the open savannah of this unspoiled paradise. See elephants, lions, leopards, and more as they roam freely.

    Chobe and Savuti National Parks Talk
    Savuti Channel

    Learn more about the Savuti and Chobe parks and reserves during an informative talk and Q&A session. Listen to a local expert discuss the region's geology, ecosystems and wildlife, as well as the area's tribes and history. The expert has a teaching background and is considered highly knowledgeable in bush survival and tracking. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Chobe National Park/Kasane

     (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Kasane/Victoria Falls

    Cross the border back into Zimbabwe for our final evening.

    Private Van
    Kasane - Victoria Falls 2h-3h120km
    Stretch out, unwind, and check your messages aboard our private, wi-fi-equipped ride.

    Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Depart Victoria Falls

    Depart any time today.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 150-195 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 09 passengers, at an average there are 07 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned vehicle for the long drives.

  10. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

  11. EXTRAS-Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs areoptional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

  12. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country. Entry into Botswana when travelling from the following countries (but not limited to) will require a Yellow Fever Certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of theCote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


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