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11 days
Accommodated Group Tour
Maun - Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe, Botswana
Min Age : 12
Max People : 8
Tour Details

Sunway classic BPac11 Botswana Baobabs 2024This luxury small group (max 8 people) safari starts in Maun (Botswana) and finishes in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. There are few wildlife experiences in the world like a week spent in the Botswanan wilderness. This classic itinerary offers a lodge and luxury camping combination safari. The lodges are beautiful, comfortable and make for a great adventure safari though the world famous parks including Moremi National Park, Savuti, Chobe National Park and the Victoria Falls!

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Departure & Return Location

Maun – Victoria Falls

Highlights

Moremi Game Reserve – game drives; Savuti – game drives; Chobe National Park – game drives & river cruise; Victoria Falls – natural wonder of the world, Okavango Delta

 

Accommodation

The accommodation throughout this classic journey is of 3+ star style and are chosen not only for their service and comfort level but also for their wonderful locations and local wildlife viewing opportunities. All rooms have private en suite facilities. For the 4 nights in Mababe and Chobe NP we stay in mini meru tents. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire.

Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners are included. All of which are provided by the lodges and mobile camps at which we are staying. Due to travel arrangements or game viewing activities, the included lunches will be picnic lunches. Where meals are not included there will be an opportunity to buy a meal en route or at the a restaurant in the evening.

Transport:  for the entire safari you travel in a purpose built 4WD Land Cruiser with 12 forward facing seats and trailer for luggage. It has solid roof and back which provides protection from the sun, and dust. The Land Cruiser has 12 individual seats in 4 rows of 3 seats but this tour is limited to a maximum of 8 clients so that everyone has a “window” seat. 

Restrictions

We accept children 12-18 with accompanying adults on scheduled tours (for private groups we can accept younger children). If the clients are older than 65 years, then we require a medical certificate too (stating client is fit and healthy to embark on a multi-day tour covering long distances etc) Average age of our clients on this tour is 46 years old.

Extras/Upgrades

Single supplement: €1060. Only if you do not want to share with another traveler and insist of having your own room.

Hotel Pickup

This safari starts at the hotel in Maun where we have an evening meal at a local restaurant (own expense). Most flights into MUB arrive at lunch time. You will need to fly into Maun airport (MUB) in Botswana the day before the tour starts. If you would like to book additional nights accommodation pre-tour, please indicate required airport transfers and lodge reservations when you submit your enquiry

Departure Time

Maun 14h00 on Saturday

Price Includes

  • Max 8 people
  • Professional Safari Guides
  • Transport in Game Viewing 4WD vehicle
  • 10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Entrance Fees
  • 6 nights in chalets/lodges & 4 nights in mini meru tents
  • Flexible payment options in multiple currencies
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Coverage by Guarantee Fund

Price Excludes

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure Taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personal nature
Itinerary

Day 1Maun

This safari starts at the hotel in Maun where we have an evening meal at a local restaurant (own expense).

Day 1: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes: N/A
Overnight: Sedia Hotel – standard twin rooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. Wifi available in public areas only.

Day 2, 3Okavango Delta (lodge Bx2)

The Okavango Delta is an extraordinary wilderness environment that needs no introduction. A vast wetland paradise in the center of the Kalahari Desert, fed by rivers from Angolan highlands and seasonal rains. It is an ever changing kaleidoscope of waterways, reed beds, islands and dry land that grows and shrinks each season like a living creature itself, supporting a breathtaking range of wildlife. Hippos, elephants, lions and buffalo, the shy Sitatunga antelope and the abundant birdlife – a truly amazing wildlife experience.

We drive around the Okavango through small villages, skirting the extremes of the flood to Etsha, where we follow thick sands tracks into the Okavango Delta panhandle. Your room overlooks a beautiful lagoon and you’ll enjoy a morning mokoro excursion and a sunset motorboat cruise.

Day 2-3: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 2-3: Lunch will be own expense at the lodge
Day 2-3: Dinner will be own expense at the lodge

Includes: Concession entry Okavango Delta and mokoro excursion.
Distance/time: ±310km, 5h00 actual driving time, as we skirt the Okavango the road can be very potholed, so we expect a travel day of ±6h00.
Optional Activities: Helicopter flight over the Delta (own expense).
Overnight: 2 nights Okavango Delta, Guma Lagoon – twin en-suite canvas chalets. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant. Wifi available.

Day 4,,5MOREMI /MARABE [serviced camp/meru tents Bx2 Lx2 Dx3]

Moremi Game Reserve is the jewel of Botswana and arguably one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa. Moremi’s wide variety of habitats makes it a birdwatchers paradise.
Surrounding Moremi is a vast wilderness consisting of open grasslands and forest and abundant wildlife and our camp is set on a concession bordering the east of the reserve. Our days are spent on open 4WD game drives in Moremi GR and on the wildlife concession along the Mababe River watching the abundant wildlife including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in the private concession reserves adjoining the park.

Day 4: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 4: Lunch provided by tour leaders with the help of the group

Day 5: Breakfast provided by the tented camp
Day 5: Lunch provided by the tented camp
Day 4-5: Dinner will be a set meal provided by the tented camp

Includes: Entrance fee to Moremi Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives in an open 4WD vehicle.
Distance/time: day 4: ±420km, 7h00 actual driving time but it’s a rough 4×4 route, and with a lunch stop we expect a full travel day of ±9h00 subject to sunset time.
Overnight: Serviced Camping, meru tents – twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire. A towel will be provided. No Wifi.

Day 6, 7SAVUTI [mini meru serviced camp BLD]

We head north from Moremi to the renowned Savuti section of the Chobe National Park. This is an excellent area for big predators with frequent sightings of lion and leopard, elephant and plains game. We spend our time on game drives through the dramatic open plains dotted with Acacia, and along the Savuti channel where we hope to see the lions and hyenas that make Savuti an outstanding wildlife destination. We overnight in our serviced tented camp. After dinner in our dining tent, fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.

Day 6: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 6: Lunch provided by the mobile camp
Day 6: Dinner provided by tour mobile camp

Day 7: Breakfast provided by the mobile camp
Day 7: Lunch provided by the mobile camp
Day 7: Dinner provided by tour mobile camp

Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle.
Distance/time: ±150km, which involves game drive and transit so we expect a long travel day of ±08h00.
Overnight: Serviced Camping, meru tents – twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire. A towel will be provided. No Wifi.

Day 8-9 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK [lodge B - -]

Our next destination is Chobe National Park. We depart Savuti and head north through the remote wilderness of Botswana to the small town of Kasane and our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. The following day we explore the national park on a morning game drive and spend the rest of the day on the river, enjoying lunch on our cruise boat with spectacular wildlife viewing. This is possibly the most satisfying and relaxing game viewing activity in Southern Africa. We get close to the herds of elephants, and have amazing sightings of crocodile, hippo, fish eagle and many more. As the sun sets we head out of the park with some amazing wildlife and sunset photographs.

Day 8: Breakfast provided by the mobile camp
Day 8: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 8: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Day 9: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 9: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 9: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes: Entrance Fees, game drive & Chobe River Boat Cruise.
Distance/time: ±220km, again it’s part game drive and part transit travel, so we expect a long travel day of ±06h30.
Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge – twin rooms with en-suite facilities, swimming pool, restaurant & bar. Wifi available.

Day 10VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE [lodge B - -]

We leave Botswana behind and cross into Zimbabwe and make our way to Victoria Falls. The mighty Zambezi River thunders 100m over the gorge creating a magnificent spectacle. The spray from the waterfall sustains a rainforest surrounding the falls which is abundant with birdlife and protected in a National Park. We explore the Victoria Falls on foot with a local guide bringing the Falls to life with tales of the explorers of these ancient lands.

Day 10: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 10: Lunch is an own expense meal
Day 10: Dinner is an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes: Entrance fees to Victoria Falls.
Distance/time: ±85km, 1h30 actual driving time. It’s not a long way, but the border can be busy and slow so we anticipate a total travel day of ±3h00.
Optional Activities Sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more.
Overnight: PheZulu Guest Lodge, twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone. Wifi available.

Day 11 VICTORIA FALLS – TOUR ENDS [- B - -]

There is time for one of the many optional adventure activities (own expense) before the tour ends.

Day 11: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 11: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 11: Dinner own expense

Includes: N/A
Distance/time: N/A
Overnight: N/A

Please Note:
The distance and travel times quoted above are an estimate only, and subject to local road conditions and animal sightings!

Special Interest:
Botswana is considered Southern Africa’s premier game viewing destination. The remote wilderness, limited access for visitors and abundant game make for an exceptional wildlife safari.

Sustainable Tourism:
A Botswana guide travels with us through the National Parks. This ensures employment for local people and direct benefits for the community from tourism. The local guides are highly knowledgeable so please ask plenty of questions, you’ll be amazed at what you can learn.

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

On request we can book you a single room at additional costs. Otherwise, you will be sharing a room with somone else from the same sexe if you are a single traveler.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

You can use USD and your credit card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and bars

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

We recommend you arrive the night before. We can book an extra night in the lodge from where the tour starts.