Trans Botswana, Caprivi and Vic falls

4 September to 14 September 2017
Cost: R22,450.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
15 September to 25 September 2017
Cost: R22,450.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
19 April to 29 April 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
4 May to 14 May 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
15 May to 25 May 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
4 June to 14 June 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
15 June to 25 June 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
28 June to 8 July 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
9 July to 19 July 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
26 July to 5 August 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
6 August to 16 August 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
17 August to 27 August 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
4 September to 14 September 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%
15 September to 25 September 2018
Cost: R23,950.00 per person (children under 10 @ 50%). Single supplement charge of an additional 30%

10 night / 11 day (Houseboat and en-suite lodge accommodation)

The Adventure

 

This is a ten night, eleven day safari that starts in Nata and ends at Kasane in the north.

 

During the course of our travels, we will traverse the vast sand flats, which were once the great lakes of Southern Africa, fed by even greater rivers. Over millions of years, the forces of nature diverted the course of the rivers, changing the face of this land.

 

Join us on an adventure to discover the marvels of this geological intrigue as we travel from what was the deepest part of the great lake at the Makgadikgadi Pans, westwards around the south of the Okavango Delta, northward along the course of the Okavango River into the Caprivi Strip (now called the Zambezi region) via the mysterious Tsodilo Hills, eastwards along the Chobe River and on to the mighty Zambezi at the majestic Victoria Falls.

 

The Team

 

Your tour leader is an experienced nature conservationist and adventure guide. He will be in radio contact with you at all times and impart a wealth of biological, cultural, historic knowledge.

 

Three meals a day will be prepared by our experienced bush chef in his mobile kitchen, with fresh salads, potjiekos, braais and many other surprises appearing on the menu. The good old “koffie pot” will be on the fire from six till late.

 

This trip can be easily done in a 2x4 vehicle with sufficient clearance and 4x4 is not necessary.

 

Accommodation

 

We will be staying in formal, en suite accommodation for the duration of the trip, except on the houseboat. All meals will be prepared and served by our experienced catering team and enjoyed sitting around the campfire under the African sky. All lodge facilities have cash bars.

 

Adventure itinerary

 

Day 1:

 

We meet at Nata Lodge, 10 kms south of the town Nata on the Francistown road in the early afternoon. Complete briefing and orientation by your guide will be held on the Makgadikgadi Pans during sunset where your guide will elaborate on the wonderful adventure ahead.

 

Day 2:

 

After a hearty breakfast and a safety briefing and the issuing of two way radios for communications, we head west toward the safari town of Maun, taking in a few sights along the way. We lunch on the banks of the Boteti River.

 

In the late afternoon there is the opportunity for a highly recommended hour long scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.  This is optional and not included in the tour pricing.

 

Our destination for the night is a riverside Lodge in Maun, where we refuel, restock and wash off the dust and enjoy a cold one around the fire.

 

Day 3:

 

After an early breakfast and refueling we head up the western side of the Delta and arrive at the western bank of the mighty Okavango near the town of Sepupa. Leaving our vehicles in a secure car park, we board aluminium speed boats that transfer us to an exclusive houseboat moored in the channels of the Okavango Panhandle where we will be staying for the next two nights.

 

Day 4:

 

After a leisurely big, bush breakfast, we have the opportunity to get in touch with the tranquil waterways of the Okavango Delta. We spend the morning exploring the Okavango Panhandle in the comfort of traditional mokoros or dug-out canoes. Our local guides will impart their valuable birding and cultural knowledge.

 

We have a late lunch back on the houseboat and spend the afternoon on speedboats, fishing or leisurely taking in the splendour. Sundowners are enjoyed from the deck of the houseboat.

 

Day 5:

 

We transfer back to our vehicles by boat and head north out of Botswana and into Namibia via the mystical Tsodilo Hills with their magnificent Bushman paintings.

 

At Tsodilo we have an interesting discussion on the Bushmen, visit the museum and have a picnic lunch in this geological wonderland, which is the highest point in Botswana.

 

Our accommodation for the next three nights is at Ngepi Camp in tree houses located on the banks of the Okavango River. Situated in a belt of giant Jackalberry trees with its interesting floating swimming pool and lush surroundings, our camp provides the perfect setting for socialising and relaxing after our daily activities. Dinner is served again around the camp fire on the banks of the river.

 

Day 6:

 

We spend the day testing our game viewing skills in the Mahango Game Reserve where a brunch will be served at one of the many scenic stops.

 

This section of the Bwabwata National Park has over 300 bird species and boasts four of the big five. It is also renowned for its Roan and Sable Antelope populations.

 

Day 7:

 

Everyone has the opportunity to have a lie-in as you will decide on your own morning activities. We serve a big breakfast/brunch and you have the opportunity to relax in the camp or visit the nearby Buffalo Core Area, a part of Bwabwata National Park, with its unique sand tracks and very interesting history.

 

There are also a number of activities available from the camp such as bird watching, dug-out canoe trps, village tours and fishing.

 

We all meet in the late afternoon for a comfortable sundowner cruise on the Okavango River.

 

Day 8:

 

We pack up and head back into Botswana via the Caprivi Strip to our next stop outside Kasane in Botswana, where we spend our last 3 nights in hotel accommodation.

 

Caprivi, now called the Zambezi Region, is one of the former war-torn provinces of Namibia but it is fortunately now a national park and safe haven for man and beast alike.

 

Outside Katima Mulilo we enjoy lunch on the banks of the Zambezi River.

 

Day 9:

 

After breakfast we head out, our destination the magnificent Victoria Falls. After taking in the wonders of the Falls we do some sight-seeing and shopping in the village of Victoria Falls and, for the brave of heart, the most scenic “bungy jump” in the world can be taken off the Vic Falls Bridge.

 

Scenic helicopter flights over the falls can be arranged and are highly recommended.

 

Day 10:

 

Chobe National Park day - We enjoy a three hour game drive on open safari vehicles in the morning and a three hour boat cruise on the Chobe River into the park in the afternoon.

 

We spend our last night around the campfire enjoying the unique bond of friendship that can only be made by fellow travellers who, together, have experienced the magic of the African bush.

 

Day 11:

 

Sadly, after breakfast, we say goodbye and leave for home.