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Best of Botswana safari

Best of Botswana safari. Botswana is a country of abundant nature and wildlife in the world. Best of Botswana Safari gives you a preview of life in a semi-desert, where humans and nature harmoniously live. The Khoisan and the Tswana people have rich traditions that has been kept sacred to their land. In a vast country of close to 600 000 sq km, only 2.5 million people live here making it one of the most sparsely populated in the world.

But there is much more to Best of Botswana safari that makes it stand-out. Its size is relatively the same as that of France or Madagascar. The Kalahari desert takes 70% of the land. The Okavango Delta, one of the biggest inland deltas in the world lies in the northern part with a buffer zone of 22 000 sq km. It gives a semi-forest wetlands in what could have been just a desert. In the north-east is the once very big lake Makgadikgadi. It has since dried up and left salt pans, which suppress growth of vegetation. Yet during the rain season the salt pans attract many species of birds and wildlife.

Clearly wildlife habitat is diverse in Botswana. From the delta to the Kalahari desert, the grasslands and savannas where grazers are mostly found. The Chobe National Park lies close to the confluence of the Chobe river and the Zambezi River, the fourth biggest in Africa. The park is 11 000 sq km and has the largest concentration of the African elephant, close to 205 000.

Best of Botswana Safari

Chobe National park and Moremi Game Reserve are mostly visited tourist destinations in Botswana. Makgadikgadi Pans and Central Kalahari Game reserves are other interesting destinations for wild safari. Best Botswana Safari Tour gives you all these destinations in 10 days. Experience fun in the wild in Africa’s best country for safari. In the remote jungle where 4×4 vehicles and mokoro traditional wooden boats can explore.

Overview

This 8 day Tour will take through one of the best safari country in the World ,Botswana. The Chobe national park with an area of 11 700 sq km is home to huge herds of elephants and ape buffaloes alongside other grazers and browsers like kudus, giraffes, mountain zebras, impalas, bush pigs and many more. As usual; these also draw a lot of carnivores as well including lions, leopards, cheaters, and other cats. The food web would not leave out scavengers like vultures and hyenas. It’s the concentration of an animal kingdom, the most common ones found in Africa.&;

To drive to Kasane from Maun is incredible with ever changing landscape and vegetation. From the bushy savanna woodlands to the open dry Kalahari desert sands with patches of mopane and acacia woodlands. A stop at the elephant sands will take one’s breath away as you start to understand the behavior and culture of the biggest land mammal, the elephant.

As you delve into the Okavango Delta it’s a whole different scene of water and reeds everywhere. The Okavango Delta is 2, 023, 590 ha in size and the World’s biggest inland delta. Quite impressive campsites mushroom the Okavango delta offering game drives, mokoro/ wooden canoe trips and walking safaris where you get as close to wildlife like never before.

Trip Highlights

  • Victoria Falls
  • Livingstone Island
  • Chobe National Park
  • Elephant Sands
  • Okavango Delta

Itinerary

Day 1
Victoria Falls

Today is a relatively easy day but also full of fun. The two important events for today are the Victoria Falls national park where you will visit the World’s biggest curtain of waterfalls, The Victoria Falls. With a width of 1 703 meters and depth of 108 meters it is a UNESCO World Heritage site for Zimbabwe and Zambia. After the tour of the Falls there will be a sunset cruise in Africa’s fourth largest river the Zambezi River. On either side of the river is national park namely the Zambezi park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya national park in Zambia. The cruise is exceptional in that the animal sightings in the national parks are just amazing. During the day there is a whole bucket of activities that one can do from lion encounters, bungee jumping on the bridge that links the two countries Zambia and Zimbabwe to many other activities in town. Our guides will help you plan your day.

Day 2
Victoria Falls

The day today will be spent in Livingstone where we are going on a town tour of Livingstone in Zambia. The tour takes you to the historical landmarks of Zambia as well as the cultural interaction with the local people as you get an insight of the few tribes of Africa. The visit later in the afternoon to the Livingstone Island would give you a view of the backside of the Victoria Falls and; a chance to swim in one of the scariest pools in the World, the Devil’s Pool. we advise our clients to get KAZA visas on entering Zimbabwe for the first time that will enable you to travel back and forth Zimbabwe and Zambia. In any case you will be required to stamp in your passport as we cross to the two countries and our guides will always be there to assist you.

Day 3
Kasane Botswana

Today we leave Zimbabwe early in the morning just after breakfast at 8:00 a.m and drive for an hour to the Botswana border post called Kazungula. The border procedures will take roughly an hour to clear on the two immigration posts.

Soon after the border process we head to Thebe River lodge where we prepare ourselves for a game drive at 12:00 p.m.in the Chobe national park. The game drive will take 2 and half hours. We drop off from the game drive at the jetty where we straight away embark on the boat cruise on the Chobe river. After the sunset cruise we meet at dinner at our accommodation

Day 4
Nata

Today we have an early start as we start off at 05H30 with a cup of coffee/tea as we prepare for a morning game drive which starts at 05H45 again in the Chobe national Park. The game drive will end at 09h00 in the morning. After the game drive we have brunch.

We get ready for a drive of 250km from Kasane to Nata where we camp tonight at Elephant sands. The herds of elephants here come and go sharing the waterhole. They will literally be moving within the campsite.

Day 5
Maun

We start off early today as we head to Maun, our entrance point to the Okavango Delta. The drive is 420km and possibly takes about 6 hours. As we drive from the savanna woodlands enjoy the change of vegetation as we drive through the Xai-Xai national park where we can see patches of salt pans and possibly sightings in this national park too. We arrive in Maun around 15H00 and we have an afternoon to take the scenic flights over the Delta. The scenic flights in 7-seater aircraft is important in that it shows the whole expanse of the Okavango Delta before you drive in on land. After the flights we check in at our Hotel and campsite at Sedia Hotel.

Day 6
Okavango Delta

Today we depart from our campsite as early as 07h00 in the morning as we make our way into the Okavango Delta where we are going to be in the bush for 2 days. We pack our camping gear and adequate clothing for 2 days. We drive through by 4×4 safari vehicles for about another 6 hours through sandy and swamps. We get transferred to mokoro or wooden canoes that will take us inside where the delta where no cars can travel. The mokoro is driven by a polar who is experienced and knows the way through the water to the campsite. On arrival we have our lunch as we prepare for a bush walk in the afternoon accompanied by a guide. The walk is exciting in that you get to know more about life in the bush. After the walk we have dinner under the stars.

Day 7
Maun

Today we leave our campsite at 09H00 as we head back to Maun. we use the same mokoro channel to get to our pick up point where 4×4 vehicles will complete our journey back to the campsite. We have a free afternoon to do shopping in the small town as a way to promote local business. We meet for our last dinner as we wind up our tour. Tomorrow will be departure time from Kasane airport.

Tour Prize

Cost Includes

  • Ground transport
  • Pick-up and drop-off at airports
  • Meals as specified on the Itinerary
  • Game drives in Chobe National Park
  • Entry to Victoria Falls National Park
  • Entry to Livingstone Island & Town Tour
  • Camping sites
  • Okavango overnight trip

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Vaccination testing
  • Visa costs for all countries mentioned
  • Optional Activities unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Things of personal use

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Trip Info

  • All ground transportation from pick-up from Airport and round trip is provided. Depending on the size of the group transport can be in a mini bus or a truck designed as a bus to carry tourists.
  • From 4 clients the Tour can begin. This is a tailor-made Tour to give you ideas on how you may decide your journey.
  • Basically this is camping Tour. However all the campsites do have lodges and you are free to upgrade to rooms at your extra costs should you wish.
  • Victoria Falls International Airport or Livingstone International Zambia Airport
  • Maun International Airport
  • The Tour is done all year although its important to check for the highlights of the season you wish to travel.
  • You will have the services of an English speaking Guide who drives and prepares your meals
  • Overlanding safari tour
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on the tour unless not mentioned in the itinerary
  • English language unless you require another language French/Germany or Netherlands