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14 DAYS BOTSWANA HIGHLIGHT SAFARI - 11 Days

14 Days Botswana Highlight Safari
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This 14-day BotswanaHighlight Safari is wildlife focused whereby you sightsees the best game viewing zones of Botswana and offers most incredible predator action to be seen on this tour. Your tour begins in Maun Botswana where you will explore olden sand dunes and ability to see the iconic black maned Kalahari lions. You will have the opportunity to experience game drives, day trips and nature walks with Bushman trackers. Your adventure continues to the experience frequently visited by big game, elephant, buffalo and a wild dog pack..

Overview

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S): Botswana and Victoria Falls
  • TOUR CODE: 14A-BTW-HGH
  • RETURN: To Airport
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Accommodated
  • MEALS: BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV.

Day 1
Maun Airport to Maun 10.9km

Accommodation:Island Safari Lodge, Campsite, Maun / Similar

Clients will be picked up at the airport and depart to Island Safari Lodge which is situated in Maun. After checking in and freshening up.

In the Afternoon the clients will depart for a Mokoro Excursion (for 2 hours) After this activity clients will get back and the lodge and get ready for Dinner.

Included Activities: Mokoro Excursion with canoe

Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Maun Area

Accommodation:Island Safari Lodge, Maun / Similar

Clients will grab early Breakfast and then go on the game drive. And will be back around lunch and after lunch have free time.

Included Activities: Game Drive

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Island Safari Lodge View iBrochure

Island Safari Lodge is set on a 300 acre private island reserve, and is just 10 km away from Maun Airport. It is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River under a canopy of beautifully lush and green Okavango trees. The lodge overlooks a floodplain of fields and water that are frequented by an abundance of birdlife and the occasional Hippo. The lodge offers a tranquil bush setting that is complimented by the river view, a pool and the iconic tranquil call of the African Fish Eagle. The accommodation is comfortable and set in the lodge gardens. The lodge comprises of 12 Chalets, 6 Heritage Rooms and 6 Heritage Family Rooms all with en suite showers, DSTV and air conditioning.The lodge has a main bar and restaurant area with seating indoors or out in the gardens. You can choose from a la carte menu for lunches and dinners accompanied by our wine list. It is an ideal place to relax alongside flowing waters, or beside one of the swimming pools, using the free WI-FI services and ordering refreshments from the restaurant. For those active bush loving visitors who are interested in adventure, there are many recreational excursions and opportunities available.

Day 3
Maun to Khwai Community Area 123.7 km

Accommodation: Khwai Mobile Camp, Khwai Community Area / Similar

After breakfast the clients will depart Sango Safari Camp which is situated in the Moremi. Throughout the drive clients will have the opportunity to see and take pictures of animals rooming freely.

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.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity: Moremi Game Drive (Afternoon)

Day 4
Khwai Community Area

Accommodation: Khwai Mobile Camp, Khwai Community Area / Similar

Clients will have breakfast and then can watch ladies weaving baskets in the village and observe carpenters at work, as well as visit the local curio shop where all the baskets and woodcarvings are available for sale.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Khwai Mobile Camp

Your journey to the mobile camp in the Khwai Community Area is by light aircraft that departs from Maun Airport and then flies over the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta which will give you a wonderful view of how the waters of the Okavango soak into the Kalahari sands that surround this wonder of nature and make it one of the most famous game viewing areas of Africa.

The camp is under the shady trees next to the waters of the Okavango Delta and in the heart of this excellent game viewing area. The mobile camp has all the basic amenities that you will require, the tents are 3 x 4m walk in safari tents with a high roof and a 3 x 3m en-suite bathroom and a 2 x 3m covered area in front of the tent. The tents are fitted with solid base camp beds made up with mattresses, sheets, duvets and pillows. The tents have en-suite long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower at the rear of the tent. Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire. Both hand towels and bath towels are supplied for the guests’ convenience but please note that guests should bring their own personal items and toiletries.

Each tent has an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda and in the bathroom and within the tent itself, a LED rechargeable camp light is supplied along with a side table in the sleeping area and in the bathroom.

Although each tent has lighting and there are lamps strategically around the camp for navigation, an essential tool for your safari is a headlamp which lets you read a book at night in your tent or catch up with your safari journal as you listen to the sounds of the wild outside!

For safari activities while there are game drives – night drives and also bush walks. This area is famous for its excellent leopard and wild dog sightings and of course the many antelope and bird species plus the large mammals like elephants and buffalo that are drawn to the waters of the Okavango.

Day 5
Khwai Community Area to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans 252km

Accommodation: Makumutu Lodge & Campsite

Clients will have breakfast and then depart to Makgadikadi Salt Pans which is Set in the heart of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest network of salt pans stretching over 3900 square kilometres and formed on the bed of the ancient Makgadikgadi Lake that began evaporating aeons ago.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: quad biking across the vast expanse of dry salt pans

Day 6
Makgadikgadi Salt Pan Area

Accommodation: Makumutu Lodge & Campsite

The next Morning after breakfast clients will have Leisure time to rest.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Makumutu Lodge & Campsite

Located just outside of Orapa, their Lodge and Restaurant incorporate the finest amenities and state-of-the-art facilities while still maintaining a homelike atmosphere. This great atmosphere is only matched by the tasty dishes their chef prepares in the restaurant every day. The Lodge and Restaurant creates an outstanding guest experience, whether on vacation or business. It's experienced management works 24/7 to accommodate all your needs and to exceed all your expectations. Its mission is to create a worry-free environment for guests.

Day 7
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to Nata 102km

Accommodation: Nata Lodge/ Similar

Clients will depart to Nata after breakfast, Nata is the unique landscape that surrounds the area around Nata features white sand, tall termite mounds and the Mokolwane palm trees. Nata is a convenient stop for tourists to fill up at numerous filling station. Upon arrival clients will visit to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: visit to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Day 8
Nata Area

Accommodation: Nata Lodge/ Similar

Clients will grab breakfast and have free time to rest or do other optional activities.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Overnight: Elephant Sands Lodge

Elephant Sands is a bush lodge & campsite in the north-eastern part of Botswana.

Come and enjoy viewing the elephants at our natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience!

There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely.

We are ideally located in the centre of Botswana’s highlights, such as: the Makgadikgadi pans, the Okavango delta and Chobe National Park. Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park are on our doorstep so to speak.

Our lodge is a great starting point for a tour along all these places of interest. Find out more about the activities and personalized Tours & Safaris we offer. Stay in one of our 14 en suite Chalets or pitch your own tent and experience the serenity and peacefulness of the real African bush.

Elephant Sands, where elephants rule...

Day 9
Nata to Chobe National Park 254km

Accommodation:Chobe Safari Lodge, Campsite / Similar

Clients will have a game drive throughout Chobe to their accommodation in Chobe. 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. After Arrival Clients will go on a Guided Bush Walk.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: Guided Bush Walk.

Day 10
Chobe National Park

Accommodation:Chobe Safari Lodge, Campsite / Similar

Clients will have breakfast and then have a full day game drive in the Chobe National Park. Expected animals to see are lion, wild dog, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, bushbuck, blue wildebeest, and huge numbers of hippo. Clients will return around 17h00 after a long day of game viewing and will have a goodnight sleep after long day.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11
Chobe River Front

Accommodation:Chobe Safari Lodge, Campsite / Similar

After breakfast clients will have free time to enjoy the animals around the lodge and can also do some optional activities or enjoy at the bar.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 12
Chobe To Victoria Falls 162 km

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Clients will depart from chobe to Victoria Falls which is in the largest water Fall in the world Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. After arrival clients will go on the game drive and get back for dinner.

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity:Game Drive

Day 13
Victoria Falls area

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Clients will have early breakfast and have a visit to Victoria falls and get back before lunch and after lunch have some leisure time for themselves.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity: Visit to Victoria Fall

Overnight: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Restcamp is only 2 km from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls.

The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this restcamp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in.

Day 14
Victoria Falls rest Camp to Victoria falls Airport

Clients will have breakfast in the morning and depart to the Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client.

EXCLUDED

  • 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.

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Price From USD$5,400/person
5,400
Total $ 10,800 USD