8 days – The Buffalo Safari Botswana – Mobile Camping Safari

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8 days
Camping Group Tour
Maun - Victoria Falls
Botswana
Min Age : 12
Max People : 12
Tour Details
 
This international small group mobile camping safari is perfect for those with limited time still wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana. Starting in Maun and ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe it offers great value for money.

Highlights

Moremi Game Reserve; Khwai Concession; Savuti; Chobe National Park; Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (US$ 30, subject to change)

Accommodation

Camping safari requiring a minimum participation from the guests, i.e.: setting up the tent and packing it / carrying their bag from/to the vehicle at campsites. The rest of the camp chores are carried out by our team made up of one guide and one camp assistant.
Tents are 2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m. A 5cm high-density foam mattress is provided for each guest. Ablutions are shared and bush ablutions set up by our team when staying in game reserves and national park campsites.
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 (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 1WESTERN MOREMI GAME RESERVE (3RD BRIDGE / XAKANAXA AREA), CAMPING

The safari begins in Maun, where your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. From Maun, you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. During a short break en-route, your guide will give you a full overview of your safari. 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 3 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 2WESTERN 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 3NORTH-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 4SOUTHERN 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 5 & 6). (B, L, D)

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

DAY 5NORTHERN 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 6NORTHERN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (FLOODPLAIN), CAMPING

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

DAY 7VICTORIA 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 8END OF THE SAFARI

The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 8, 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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