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11 DAYS BOTSWANA NORTHERN EXPERIENCE

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11 DAYS BOTSWANA NORTHERN EXPERIENCE
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Introduction

This 11 Day 10-night Botswana Northern Safari Experience allows you to travel the northern side of Botswana where you will enjoy wildlife that are in that area. The Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta. The delta is created from the rains that fill the Okavango River which is delivered to the basin of the Kalahari Desert lays in the Game Reserve. This trip will be the perfect opportunity to spot lots of hippo and crocodile In Africa. This tour allows you to see a lot of wildlife. Including big 5s.

Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Botswana
  • DESTINATIONS : Botswana Northern Experience
  • TOUR CODE:11A-BOT-MAU-CHO-1
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Lodging
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE : 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
  • 4 - 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24 Seater
  • 15- 24 guest: Izuzu NQR 500 Bus

Day 1
Day 1: Royal Tree Lodge, Maun

Maun

Set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include a renowned riverboat that offers cruises up and down the Thamalakane River; the forest groves of the Maun Game Reserve; and Moremi Game Reserve, home to hippos, lions and rhinos. Maun also serves as the jumping off point for many safaris and air charters as well as offers 4x4 rentals. Don’t miss the Nhabe Museum exhibiting the local history, art and culture of the Ngamiland region.

Overnight: Royal Tree Lodge

Royal Tree Lodge is a private game reserve located twenty minutes from the iconic safari town of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

The lodge is situated on a private reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane River with an abundance of wildlife including giraffe, zebra, springbok, ostrich, eland, gemsbok and kudu as well as an extensive variety of bird life.

Guests will indulge in comfort and relaxation in one of Royal Tree Lodge’s well appointed, private tented chalets or romantic thatched honeymoon suites. World class cuisine served by candlelight on the lodge’s expansive teak deck, is the perfect way to conclude a day’s safari.

At Royal Tree Lodge, it's not just about luxurious accommodation and old world hospitality. Marked walking trails invite guests to create their own adventure allowing safe, intimate interaction with wildlife. For the more adventurous, set off on a horse back safari, scenic flight over the delta, or mokoro canoe trip down the river.

Finish off the day with a warm drink around the communal fire as personal safari hosts and Royal Tree Lodge managers share life stories from over 80 years of combined safari experience.


ActivitiesOptional
Visit the Nhabe Museum exhibiting the local history, art and culture of the Ngamiland region.Boat cruises
 Birding

Day 2
Day 2-3: Khwai Guest House, Khwai Community Area

Khwai Community Area

The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.

Overnight: Khwai Guest House

Tucked in the heart of the friendly rural village of Khwai, at the doorstep of the Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Guest House opens the door to a true African experience, offering a pristine immersion into Botswana’s unique nature and culture.

Welcoming guests in 6 en-suite bungalows, Khwai Guest House offers a cozy nest from which to experience the traditional lifestyle of this small community set among one of the most spectacular wilderness locations of Botswana.

Guests have the choice between being completely independent, making use of the communal cooking area and exploring this stunning destination on their own, or enjoying the homely restaurant and joining some of the many activities on offer: game drives for half a day or a full day in Moremi Game Reserve or in the Khwai concession, traditional dugout canoe (Mokoro) excursions on a channel bordering the game reserve, night drives, cultural tour and encounter of the Khwai community.


ActivitiesOptional
Mokoro ExcursionsNight Drive
 Cultural tour
 Visit the local people

Day 3
Day 4-6: Savuti Camp, Linyanti Concessions

Linyanti Concessions

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.

Overnight: Savuti Camp

Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing and the mysteries of the ebb and flow of the Savute Channel waters. Perched high on the banks of the Channel, the camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory that has been both savannah and river over the last few years.

Whether experienced in a dry, wet or transitional phase, the area has always been renowned for its game viewing. It holds a magnetic attraction for elephants, amongst other plains game and predators. Large canvas-and-thatch rooms (including a family unit) face the channel, and activities vary with the changes in the landscape.

INSIDER'S TIP: Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the small water pan.


ActivitiesOptional
Game Drivelog-pile hide

Day 4
Day 7-8: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe River Front

Chobe River Front

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.

Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge

Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity.

Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River as well as conference facilities for business travellers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge including the terrace, boma and riverfront deck.

Each of Chobe Game Lodge's 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.


ActivitiesOptional
Chobe game driveChobe boat Cruieses
 Fishing
 Canoeing

Day 5
Day 9-10: Chobe Princesses, Chobe River Front

Chobe River Front

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Overnight: Chobe Princesses

A RELAXED, INTIMATE RIVER SAFARI EXPERIENCE

With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you'll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience.

Each houseboat has a minimum of three smaller boats for use on daily excursions that take your fancy: mark off over 450 bird species found in this wetland paradise, try your hand at landing a tiger fish, or capture Africa's unique beauty on a photographic safari. Whatever you choose to do, your day trips will be personal and flexible because you’ll be sharing the tender boats with a small number of guests.

Each cabin on board the Chobe Princesses is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, and each has its own private view onto the ever-changing landscapes beyond. On the upper entertainment deck, a spacious lounge and bar area encourages you to take time out while there’s also a plunge pool that's perfect for a refreshing dip.


ActivitiesOptional
Chobe day tripChobe game drive
 Chobe boat Cruiess

Day 6
Day 11: Clients depart to the airport

End of Itinerary

Royal Tree Lodge

Royal Tree Lodge (DAY: 1)


Royal Tree Lodge is a private game reserve located twenty minutes from the iconic safari town of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

Khwai Guest House

Khwai Guest House (DAY: 2-3)


Tucked in the heart of the friendly rural village of Khwai, at the doorstep of the Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Guest House opens the door to a true African experience,

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp (DAY: 4-6)


Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing and the mysteries of the ebb and flow of the Savute Channel waters.

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge (DAY: 7-8)

Chobe Princesses

Chobe Princesses (DAY: 9-10)


With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat.

INCLUDE

  • Dune drive
  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger Liability 15%
  • VAT 2% Tourism Levy
  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)

EXCLUDE

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation:
    1. Royal Tree Lodge
    2. Khwai Guest House
    3. Savuti Camp
    4. Chobe Game Lodge
    5. Chobe Princesses
  • Destination:
    1. Maun
    2. Khwai Community Area
    3. Linyanti Concessions
    4. Chobe River Front
    5. Chobe River Front
  • Basis:
    1. DBB
    2. DBB
    3. DBB
    4. DBB
    5. DBB
  • Duration:
    1. 1 Nights
    2. 2 Nights
    3. 3 Nights
    4. 2 Nights
    5. 2 Nights

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Price From USD$2,380/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Child Age : 5-10 (50% less) Baby Age : 0-4 (Free)
Cost Per Adult Traveler: $ 2380USD
Cost Per Child Traveler: $ 2380USD
2,380
Total $ 4,760 USD