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Botswana Highlights

Botswana Highlights

Tour Code: BH6
6 Days/5 Nights
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Botswana Highlights

Explore one of Africa’s best kept secrets

Surround yourself by timeless natural beauty and enjoy unimaginable seclusion on this 6 day tour into the untamed northern parts of Botswana. The lush flood lands, vast grasslands and striking salt pans are a sight never to be forgotten.

Highlights

  • Exciting mokoro (dugout canoe) safari, based on the traditional Bayei method of travelling through the flood plains of the Okavango Delta
  • Safari by riverboat and in open vehicles in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants
  • Option to extend to breath-taking Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s top attraction

Tour Departs:

29/02/2016, 28/03/2015, 25/04/2016, 30/05/2016, 27/06/2016, 25/07/2016, 29/08/2016, 26/09/2016, 24/10/2016, 28/11/2016

Tour Notes:

Minimum 2 guests, Tour commences at Maun International Airport.

Optional add-on available: 2 night extension to Victoria Falls
Per Person Sharing: USD 510,00
Single Supplement: USD 185,00

Tour Includes

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, 5 nights’ accommodation, porterage, transport, game watching activities and sightseeing as specified

Day One - Arrive in Maun

On arrival at Maun airport you’ll be met and transferred to your lodge, set on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Day One

Maun, established in 1915, as the capital of the Botswana people, has earned itself the name of Gateway to the Okavango Delta and means ‘Place of the short reeds’ referring to the reeds growing in the nearby river. The rise of the tourism sector in the town has led to the replacement of traditional thatched rondavels with new cinderblock homes with tin roofs. Despite this very obvious sign of progress made through tourism, Maun is probably best remembered for the many donkeys and goats roaming around.

Day Two

Opportunity to join an exciting mokoro (dugout canoe) trip. On one of the larger islands you will enjoy lunch and a guided walk. Opportunity to see large herds of red lechwe bounding through the water and passing elephants feeding amongst the lush wetland vegetation. After lunch and walk, make your way back to the Mokoro station for transfer back to lodge. [BL]

Day Three

After breakfast continue to your next lodge ideally situated close to the entrance of the Nata Sanctuary. Opportunity to join a salt pan excursion in the afternoon. [B]

Day Four

After breakfast you will be transferred to your lodge near the Chobe Game Reserve, on the banks of the Chobe River. Opportunity to join a game cruise in the afternoon. [BD]

Day Five

This morning enjoy an early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. Search for elephant, hippo, buff alo, zebra, hyena, red lechwe, crocodile, sable antelope and impala. In the afternoon enjoy an optional (for own account) game cruise on the Chobe River. [BD]

Day Six

After breakfast transfer to Kasane Airport for onward flight. [B]

Day One - Arrival in Maun

On arrival at Maun airport you’ll be met and transferred to your lodge, set on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Day One - Arrive in Maun

Day One - Arrival in Maun

On arrival at Maun airport you’ll be met and transferred to your lodge, set on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Day One Accommodation

Day One - Optional flights over the Okavango Delta

Maun, established in 1915, as the capital of the Botswana people, has earned itself the name of Gateway to the Okavango Delta and means ‘Place of the short reeds’ referring to the reeds growing in the nearby river.

Maun Lodge

Maun Lodge

Renowned for genuine hospitality and excellent service, Maun Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the Okavango Delta – one of the most striking and unique ecosystems in Africa. This spacious lodge enjoys a scenic river setting on the banks of the Thamalakane River and is conveniently close to Maun International airport and the village centre.

Day Two Accommodation

Day Two - Maun

Opportunity to join an exciting mokoro (dugout canoe) trip. On one of the larger islands you will enjoy lunch and a guided walk. Opportunity to see large herds of red lechwe bounding through the water and passing elephants feeding amongst the lush wetland vegetation. After lunch and walk, make your way back to the Mokoro station for transfer back to lodge. [BL]

Maun Lodge

Maun Lodge

Renowned for genuine hospitality and excellent service, Maun Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the Okavango Delta – one of the most striking and unique ecosystems in Africa. This spacious lodge enjoys a scenic river setting on the banks of the Thamalakane River and is conveniently close to Maun International airport and the village centre.

Day Three Accommodation

Day Three - Nata

After breakfast continue to your next lodge ideally situated close to the entrance of the Nata Sanctuary. Opportunity to join a salt pan excursion in the afternoon. [B]

Nata Lodge

Nata Lodge

An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge the largest salt pans in the world and the remains of Africa’s largest inland sea. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village.

Day Four Day Five Accommodation

Day Four - Chobe Game Reserve

After breakfast you will be transferred to your lodge near the Chobe Game Reserve, on the banks of the Chobe River. Opportunity to join a game cruise in the afternoon. [BD]

Day Five - Chobe National Park

This morning enjoy an early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. Search for elephant, hippo, buff alo, zebra, hyena, red lechwe, crocodile, sable antelope and impala.

Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane

Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane

Ideally situated on the banks of the Chobe River in Kasane with fantastic, easy access to game drives and river cruises in the Chobe National Park. With its African-inspired design and décor, this tranquil retreat offers a magical lodge experience to match the spectacular game-viewing.

Day Six

Day Six - Kasane Airport

After breakfast transfer to Kasane Airport for onward flight. [B]

Day One, 

Day Two

Maun Lodge

Renowned for genuine hospitality and excellent service, Maun Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the Okavango Delta – one of the most striking and unique ecosystems in Africa. This spacious lodge enjoys a scenic river setting on the banks of the Thamalakane River and is conveniently close to Maun International airport and the village centre.

There are a range of accommodation options available from budget chalets to luxury hotel rooms (double, twin or family) with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, satellite television and other modern amenities. There are also ten deluxe riverfront rooms and two presidential suites, all with private patios and mesmerising views.

Maun Lodge offers guests plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding wilderness including a day trip to Moremi, a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta and visits to local cultural attractions. After a memorable game viewing or sightseeing adventure, guests can head back to the lodge for a sundowner at the Pygmy Goose Bar before sampling the delicious cuisine at the A la Carte restaurant. For al fresco dining, there is the Boma, which offers a wide range of dishes including the famous barbeque and buffet.


Day Three

Nata Lodge

An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge the largest salt pans in the world and the remains of Africa’s largest inland sea. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village. Nata Lodge offers 22 Luxury thatched chalets built on stilts and set in rustic African style, with bathroom en-suite including indoor bath and outdoor shower and now boats air-conditioning. 10 custom designed meru tents set on wooden decks with en suite bathroom and outdoor showers. Facilities include bar, restaurant and swimming pool.


Day Four, 

Day Five

Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane

Chobe Safari Lodge is ideally situated on the banks of the Chobe River in Kasane with fantastic, easy access to game drives and river cruises in the Chobe National Park. With its African-inspired design and décor, this tranquil retreat offers a magical lodge experience to match the spectacular game-viewing. The concept restaurant features the indigenous and rich flavours of Africa, with generous and scrumptious buffet lunches and dinners on offer. Watch the African sun go down from the famous Sedudu Bar or the Cocktail Bar overlooking the Caprivi floodplains.


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