Botswana, Kalahari & Delta Safari

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Botswana, Kalahari & Delta Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,295 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: StartDestination

Safari Ends: EndDestination Number of Days: 15
Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: SSBK15

Safari Price Includes:


Entrance fees
Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags &
pillows)
Transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD
Meals as per itinerary
Professional guide
Central Kalahari & Okavango Delta mokoro excursion

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas
Passports
Vaccinations
Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves Entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Botswana, Kalahari and Delta Map

A true exploration of Botswana. We visit the awe inspiring Central Kalahari, the famous Okavango Delta, the game rich Nxai Pan, the vastness of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the elephant herds of Chobe, and finish off with a natural wonder of the world – Victoria Falls! A true African adventure.

Botswana, Kalahari & Delta Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kharma Rhino Sanctuary Camping Lunch, Dinner

An early start as we depart Johannesburg at 06:30am and head north across the border into Botswana at Martins Drift. The Kharma Rhino Sanctuary is a 4300 hectare community based wildlife reserve and is an integral part of the conservation and re-introduction of the white rhino to Botswana. We arrive in the late afternoon, set up camp and enjoy a game drive in search of rhino, zebra and wildebeest. Our evening is enjoyed around a campfire and we fall asleep to the sounds of the African wilderness.


Day 2: Central Kalahari Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is one of the largest game reserves in the world (52,800 square kilometre). Made famous by Mark and Delia Owen in the book Cry of the Kalahari, its remoteness, unforgiving climate and harsh terrain have kept it pristine and untamed. This reserve is characterised by vast open plains, saltpans and ancient riverbeds. During the summer months, when the rains fall, the Kalahari grasslands turn green and lush and the good grazing attracts large herds of zebra, wildebeest springbok and gemsbok (oryx). Following the herds we hope to find the Kalahari lions. We use 4WD vehicles to visit the northern portion of the reserve and camp wild for 3 nights.


Day 3: Central Kalahari Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Central Kalahari Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Maun Camping Breakfast, Lunch

Our next stop is Maun the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Here we restock on provisions and enjoy a swim in the pool, a cool drink in the bar and a restaurant meal (own expense). Opportunity to take a light aircraft flight over the channels Okavango in the late afternoon (own expense).


Day 6: Okavango Delta Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We venture by 4WD into the vast wilderness of the Okavango Delta where we meet our local community guides. Relax as your poler expertly guides your mokoro (dugout) through the winding channels of the delta. Camp is set up on the islands under a towering canopy of trees. We set out on foot for morning and evening game walks with local guides. During the heat of the day, time is spent relaxing in camp or swimming in the clear delta waters. Birdlife in the Okavango during the summer months is spectacular with all of the summer migrants returning to this water wonderland. The sound of birds are sure to wake you at dawn each morning!


Day 7: Okavango Delta Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: Nxai Pans Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We return to the “poling station” and continue with our 4WD to the vast fossil lake beds which form the unique and beautiful Nxai Pan national park. These pans surrounded by baobab and umbrella thorn trees are covered with short nutritious grass that attracts the wildlife. One of few parks that is best in rainy season, we spend the next two days on a game drives hoping to spot large herds of springbok and gemsbok and zebra. The seven giant trees that form the famous Baines Baobabs are a highlight of the visit


Day 9: Nxai Pans Camping Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 10: Makgadikgadi Pans Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Camping wild on the flat Makgadikgadi pans is an experience you’ll never forget. After watching the sunset over the pans, the evening is spent enjoying wide open spaces and the canopy of stars.


Day 11: Chobe National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chobe National Park is famous for large herds of elephants. We set up camp in Chobe and enjoy afternoon and morning game drives. The afternoon of day 12 we embark on a cruise on the Chobe River, a brilliant wildlife experience where we get close to the hippopotamus, crocodiles and elephants. Keep an eye out for the endemic Chobe puku.


Day 12: Chobe National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 13: Livingstone - Zambia Camping Breakfast

We cross the border into Zambia at the Kazangula Ferry. Our afternoon is spent exploring the Mosi au Tunya NP and enjoying the views as the mighty Zambezi plunges 100m over the Victoria Falls. The following day is free to enjoy the range of adventure activities including river rafting, bungee jumping and the Flight of Angels over the falls (own expense). We sample the local cuisine at a variety of restaurants in the evening (own expense).


Day 14: Livingstone - Zambia Camping Breakfast

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Day 15: Livingstone - Zambia   Breakfast

Tour ends at 08:00 after breakfast. Transfers to local airports available.

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Botswana, Kalahari & Delta Safari Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

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May Departures

Jun Departures

9 January 2010
30 January 2010

20 February 2010

27 March 2010

17 April 2010

8 May 2010
29 May 2010

19 June 2010

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Aug Departures

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Oct Departures

Nov Departures

Dec Departures

10 July 2010

14 August 2010

11 September 2010

9 October 2010

6 November 2010

4 December 2010

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