Best of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe - 3 African Countries
11 Days Escorted Tour from Maun, Okavango Pan Handle, Caprivi, Chobe & Victoria Falls

Features and Inclusions

  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily

  • Sunset cruise on the Thamalakane River 

  • Sunset cruise on the Okavango River

  • Morning game drive in the Caprivi

  • Afternoon village tour in the Caprivi

  • Morning game drive in the Chobe National Park

  • Sunset cruise on Chobe River

  • Tour of Victoria Falls

  • Boma Dinner

  • Three meals per day in Hwange with a game drive

  • Accommodation as per itinerary

  • Tour leader 

  • Transport to Victoria Falls

  • All entrance fess as per itinerary

  • Highlights: Okavango Delta, Caprivi, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls

  • Not Included: Flights, Yellow fever certificate (mandatory for entering/exiting Zambia), Insurance, Gratuities, Optional activities

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Preferred Hotels

Maun:

Maun Lodge

Okavango:

Lawdons Lodge

Caprivi:

Camp Kwando

Chobe:

Mowana Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls:

A'Zambezi River Lodge

Hwange:

Hwange Safari Lodge

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Departures and Prices 2015

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

February 9

February 19

March 9

March 19

April 13

April 23

May 11

May 21

June 15

June 25

July 20

July 30

August 10

August 20

September 14

September 24

October 12

October 22

November 16

November 26

December 7

December 17

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 5115.00

Single Supplement 

$ 715.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Maun, Botswana
On arrival Maun International Airport, you will meet your driver/guide for a short transfer to your lodge. The lodge is located East of Maun on the shaded banks of the Thamalakane River. All rooms are air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, extensive bouquet of satellite television, tea and coffee facilities and laundry services. At 16h30 (4:30pm) group meets in reception and departs for a 1-hour afternoon sunset cruise on the Thamalakane River. Take along your warm clothing. See the abundance of bird life and the occasional hippo & crocodile visitor as you make your way past the delta speargrass & papyrus. (D,O)

Day 2: Okavango Pan Handle, Botswana
This morning (optional tour not included in package price) you have the opportunity to view the Okavango Delta from an eagle's perspective by going on a breathtaking one hour private charter flight, pre-booking before departure is essential to ensure availability. Those early birds in the group, not taking the delta flight, can take this opportunity to walk through the town of Maun. Once regrouped after breakfast, we depart Maun and travel northwesterly along the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. We will spend the next 2 nights alongside the Okavango River. Lawdons Lodge is situated in the western panhandle region of the Okavango Delta near Shakawe. This part of Botswana is famous for prolific wildlife, birds and fish. (B,D,O)

Day 3: Okavango Pan Handle, Botswana
For the adventurous & ardent photographers (optional excursion not included in package price), a mokoro day trip can be enjoyed. Please note that this is an optional activity and is at a discounted rate as you will not be back in time for the sundowner cruise from Lawdons. Lunch is included on the mokoro trip, as well as the return transfers to the mokoro boating station. The rest of the group will enjoy a day at leisure, either around the pool, checking off birds on your list or taking a walk along the banks of the river. Late afternoon, we enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Okavanago River. (B,D,O)

Day 4: Caprivi, Namibia
Time to change countries! We cross the border post between Botswana and Namibia and enter the Mahango National Park to enjoy a game drive with our vehicle. Rare species found here include bushbuck, reedbuck, lechwe, tsessebe, oribi and sitatunga. On to Popa Falls, where we will take a short walk to view the falls, and then we enter the Caprivi Strip, bordered by Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and surrounded by four mighty rivers, namely The Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and the Zambezi. Our accommodation is set on the banks of the Kwando River. Accommodation at Camp Kwando will be in the Island Tents that are built on poles and overlooking the river, allowing you to do some fishing off your own deck. Each has thatch roofs and has an open sky ensuite bathroom. Overnight Camp Kwando. (B,D,O)

Day 5: Caprivi, Namibia
This morning we will enjoy a fantastic game drive. The lodge's specially equipped ten seater land rover allows comfortable game drives in the neighboring national parks. Included in the game drive is a relaxing break where drinks and snacks are served. Will will also enjoy insightful traditional village tour in the village next to Camp Kwando, where most of the staff comes from. They will show you their fishing and hunting techniques as well as their traditional day to day life. During the visit, the local Medicine man will also show you what dances are used to cure illnesses and other problems. (B,D,O)

Optional boat trip - The lodge as its own 14 seater boat that takes trips on the Kwando River. The boat leave for game cruises early in the morning or just before sunset.

Day 6 and 7: Chobe, Botswana
We will be entering Botswana via the Ngoma border post. Due to the lodge’s close proximity to the Chobe National Park, you will have the opportunity to witness the amazing spectacle of the largest concentration of elephants in Africa within minutes of the lodge. Mowana Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of Chobe River and sharing a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep where the four African countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia meet. While at the lodge, we will enjoy an unforgettable game drive in Chobe National Park and a breathtaking sunset cruise on the Chobe River, both provide the finest game viewing experience in the region. Overnight Mowana Safari Lodge, 2 nights. (B,D,O)

Day 8 and 9: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After a memorable stay in Chobe, we are now en-route to one of the seven natural wonders of the world ... Victoria Falls! Shortly before the mighty Zambezi River thunders over Victoria Falls, lies a tranquil spot on the riverbank where life takes on a different pace. Here you can experience the river as it really is, under the trees, in harmony with nature. You can feel as refreshed as the resort itself, at the finest location Victoria Falls has to offer. The spirit of the Zambezi awaits at the A’Zambezi River Lodge where luxury and style become one. With a view of the river, all the rooms also include air conditioning, mosquito nets, satellite TV, telephone, in room safe, hairdryer, mini bars & in-room tea and coffee facilities. While visiting this world wonder we will experience the Falls up close by taking part in a guided tour of the Falls and Rainforest. We will spend our final evening at the Boma, place of eating. The Boma provides a unique cultural experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa – together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. Overnight A’Zambezi River Lodge, 2 nights. (B,D,O)

While at the Falls there are a few optional activities you can choose from (all should be pre-booked to ensure availability):

· Flight of the Angles - This is an exhilarating 13 minute helicopter experience with great views of the Victoria Falls, the gorges and views upstream of the Zambezi river. 
· Elephant back safari - Seated comfortably on the back of natures true "king of the beasts", experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Masuwe river. 
· Lion walk - Upon arrival, drinks are served – after which the guide will give a short introductory talk and a brief on all safety aspects. Guests are then taken to a designated area to meet both lions and lion handlers and then the walking safari begins! Duration of 3 hours. 
· Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river above the Falls, including drinks and snacks.

Day 10: Hwange, Zimbabwe
With the Vic Falls in our rear view mirror, we make our way to towards Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife, covers just over 14 600 square kilometers. It is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus very large and varied birdlife. The gateway to Zimbabwe's untouched paradise, Hwange Safari Lodge provides a comfortable base from which to explore the bush in all its majesty. Situated on the border of Zimbabwe's largest National Park, Hwange Safari Lodge offers a host of general and specialist bush excursions with professional guides. All rooms have wide windows that look out onto views of either the pool area and watering hole or the natural savanna bush where the occasional bull elephant can be seen lingering in the shade of the trees. Only selected rooms have televisions, in response to the express need of guests for a peaceful environment in which to get in touch with nature. Each room with its own unique look also comprises of the following: En-suite bathroom, writing desk, Mosquito net, Hairdryer, Air conditioning and overhead fan, Telephone, Coffee table and lounge chairs. A highlight during your stay is an afternoon game drive on the private concession. Overnight Hwange Safari Lodge, FB (Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 11: Victoria Falls/Livingstone
The last day of our unforgettable journey has arrived. We enjoy a final delicious breakfast together before departing to Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport for your outbound flight. (B)



 

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                     initgasdon

 

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