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

This 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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Highlights

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

Overnight

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, or mobile camp at which we are staying, except 2 lunches provided by the guides. 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 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 a 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.

Non participation

This is an adventure tour, and as such please expect to get involved. Where there are porters, they’ll help you, otherwise you’ll need to carry your own bag. Included meals are all lodge or camp provided. If you have a particular interest, please let your safari leader know, and he/she will endeavour to make your journey more rewarding.

Overnight

The accommodation throughout this classic journey is of 3 to 4 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 2 nights in central 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: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners are included. All of which are provided by the lodges 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. The light aircraft flight from Maun airport to Khwai airstrip is usually 4-12 seater Cessna or Caravan. Due to bush landing the luggage limits are adhered to. Non Participation: This is an adventure tour, and as such please expect to get involved. Where there are porters, they’ll help you, otherwise you’ll need to carry your own bag. Included meals are all lodge or camp provided. If you have a particular interest, please let your safari leader know, and he/she will endeavour to make your journey more rewarding.

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

DEPARTS: MAUN on Saturday at 14:00pm

ENDS:       VICTORIA FALLS on Tuesday @ ±08:00am

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 & Return Location

Maun – Victoria Falls

Departure Time

14h00 PM on day of departure

Price Includes

  • Max 8 people
  • Professional Safari Guides
  • Transport in Game Viewing 4WD vehicle
  • 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 5 Dinner
  • Entrance Fees
  • 6 nights in chalets & 2 nights serviced camping
  • 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 1Day 1 MAUN [lodge - - -]

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, 3Day 2 – 3 OKAVANGO DELTA [lodge B - -]

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 – 5 MOREMI / MABABE [serviced camp – meru tents BLD]

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 – 7 SAVUTI [serviced camp – meru tents 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 9 VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE [lodge B - -] – TOUR ENDS

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

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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.

3 Reviews
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Manuela

Couple Traveller

Dear Ladies and Gentleman! I want to give you another Feedback about our trip The Botswana Baobabs BPac09. It was wonderful! A great point of this experience was due to Edwin, our excellent local guide!!! Thank you very, very much! He was so caring for everybody’s needs (please drink enough, we don´t want you to dehydrate, does anybody need more blankets, don´t forget your Malaria prophylaxis…… and so on). Having so much knowledge about culture, economics, political issues, fauna and flora, and so much respect for everybody with a lot of humour, all these things made him to “the best guide on earth”. Edwin is one very important point that this trip was an unforgettable experience! Thanks a lot!

September 22, 2019

Brigitta

Group Traveller

Today I would like to give you a little report on the Safari I did together with my clients. WE HAD A GREAT TIME, THE BEST SAFARI EVER! Both our Guides, Wouter and Moses have been very much caring for the group and 100% trustful.I shouldn’t forget to mention the pooler who took us into the Delta, this were 5 young men and they have been great. Jason was leading the team. For the first time I saw a lot of animals on the walk in the Delta, and Jason explained so many things to us on. Beside this, on the last evening, the pooler team have been dancing for us. We have been very lucky to see so many animals, big and small, 2 times a Leopard, 2 times Lions, 2 times wild dogs, uncountable Elephants and so on. As Wouter is a bird watcher he showed us also many beautiful birds.Beside this he is a very, very pleasant person and also he cooks very well. Also Moses the driver, he has a great knowledge of the animals and the country. Both of them explained many things to us, it was a most pleasant experience. As always, we all enjoyed Hyena Pan, a beautiful place to be and very friendly staff. Lister and his team in Savuti, also they did a great job. We didn’t miss anything at all. It was great and we all enjoyed it very much. Thank you and your team for planning and organising.

September 22, 2019

John & Andrea

Couple Traveller

Where to start….. what a wonderful tour!! The sheer number and variety of wildlife we saw, and the in-depth knowledge shared by Moses and Wayne, our guides, ensured we were not left wanting. Their easy demeanour allowed us all to have a fun- filled interactive experience and we learned a lot about the animals and surrounding environment as a result. Each place had its different landscapes, from arid treeless expanses to heavily wooded shrubland, with vast horizons and amazing skies aplenty. We would fully recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience Botswana’s wildlife and ecosystems at their best. The Sunway Safari staff were outstanding and the hospitality shown was greatly appreciated. From an amazing breakfast selection right through to the 3 course dinners every evening – were spoilt for choice. We’ve attached a couple of our favourite photos – still too many to go through at this stage – but hope you like them. A reminder for this time of year is that layering of clothing is a must – mornings are brisk in the open-sided vehicles and evenings are very cool, however, the daytime temperatures were lovely. A great touch that the vehicle provided rugs for the cooler mornings. Already planning for our next safari….

February 15, 2018