11 days – The Fish Eagle Safari Botswana – Mobile Camping Safari

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11 days
Camping Group Tour
Maun - Victoria Falls
Botswana
Min Age : 12
Max People : 12
Tour Details
 
This adventure safari starts in Maun and ends in Victoria Falls. It explores the fascinating Okavango Delta water system and passes through some of the best wilderness areas of Botswana.
 

Highlights

  • Option to explore Makgadikgadi area prior to the safari 
  • Okavango Delta & mokoro excursions
  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Chobe National Park
  • Optional visit to the Victoria Falls

Note

Campsites and accommodations might vary slightly. The routing remains the same.

 

Departure & Return Location

Maun – Victoria Falls

Departure Time

At 07h30 AM on day of departure

Price Includes

  • Camping equipment and accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses)
  • rooms at comfortable lodges in Victoria Falls
  • all transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner)
  • tea/coffees
  • services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
  • all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary
  • transport in specialised safari vehicles.
  • 24/7 support from our backup team
  • coverage by Guarantee Fund

Price Excludes

  • International flights, available on request
  • Restaurant meals ( Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
  • Entrance to Vic Falls
  • Room Service Fees
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Curios
  • Optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta and activities in Victoria Falls)
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water
  • All insurance
  • Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors
  • Any increase in National Park Fees
Itinerary

DAY 1OKAVANGO DELTA, CAMPING

The safari begins in Maun, where your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. Your adventure will take you first to the southern tip of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. Once you have reached the edge of the Delta, you will meet your polers from the local community with their mekoros (traditional dugout canoes).
Quietly cruising along reed lined channels and floodplains, you will enjoy the spectacular landscape of this unique region during the tranquil transfer taking you deeper inside the Delta. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area with mokoro excursions and guided nature walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango, camping wild with bush ablutions on a small island for two nights. (B, L, D)

Maun – Okavango Delta: 60km, 1.5-2h

NOTE: You will leave your main luggage in the trailer and will need to pack a smaller bag (small backpack, hand luggage) with what you need for the 2 days on the island. Transfers from the mainland to the island where you will stay are done on traditional dugout canoes (mokoros) which cannot accommodate large bags. Your main luggage will safely remain in the vehicle that will be parked in a secured area while you are on the island.

DAY 2OKAVANGO DELTA, CAMPING

Mokoro excursions and nature walks to explore the islands and waterways of the Okavango Delta. (B,L,D)

DAY 3COMMUNITY CAMPSITE OUTSIDE MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Leaving the channels of the Okavango Delta, you will start making your way towards the drier regions of the delta and camp in a concession outside the Moremi Game Reserve. (B, L, D)

Okavango Delta – community campsite outside Moremi 50km, 1.5-2h

DAY 4WESTERN MOREMI GAME RESERVE (3RD BRIDGE / XAKANAXA AREA), CAMPING

Early morning of Day 4, you will enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drives, you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 6 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)

Community campsite outside Moremi – Western Moremi: 80km, 3-4h (transfer and game drive)

DAY 5WESTERN MOREMI GAME RESERVE (3RD BRIDGE / XAKANAXA AREA), CAMPING

Game drives to explore the Moremi Game Reserve around the 3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa areas. (B,L,D)

DAY 6NORTH-EAST MOREMI GAME RESERVE / KHWAI CONCESSION, CAMPING

Transfer/game drive from Western Moremi to the region surrounding the Khwai river (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). Game drives to explore the areas. (B,L,D)

DAY 7SOUTHERN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (SAVUTE / ZWEI ZWEI), CAMPING

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Day 13), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 8 & 9). (B, L, D)

Eastern Moremi – Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer and game drive)

DAY 8NORTHERN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (FLOODPLAIN), CAMPING

Transfer/game drive from Southern Chobe National Park to the Chobe river floodplain. Game drives to explore Northern Chobe National Park. (B,L,D)

Savuti – Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer and game drive)

DAY 9NORTHERN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (FLOODPLAIN), CAMPING

Game drives to explore Northern Chobe and floodplain. (B,L,D)

DAY 10VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE, COMFORTABLE LODGE

After a short morning game drive you willthen drive to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense. (B, L)

Chobe River – Victoria Falls: 100km, 2-3h (including border crossing)

DAY 11END OF THE SAFARI

The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 11, at the lodge.

African Travels is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost. Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details. (B)

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