Day 1-2: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Upon arrival at Maun Airport you will be welcomed to Botswana by our representative who will then escort you to your onward road transfer to your first accommodation in Africa.
Dinaka Safari Lodge invites you to experience the vastness of an African wilderness.
The Lodge is situated in the heart of Botswana, in the Central Kalahari. This unique landscape constantly changes: from the stark wilderness of winter, to lush vegetation in summer. Dinaka is a family owned and run Lodge, situated in a private game reserve. Activities include game drives, nature walks with local Bushmen, sundowners and/or sleep out (previous arrangement requested) on a raised panoramic hide overlooking a waterhole.
Accommodation at Dinaka Safari Lodge
Fully Board – Activities included
Day 3-4: Okavango Delta
On this morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road back to Maun in time for your onward air transfer to Oddballs’ Camp deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only and is a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and welcomed to the island by your professional guide.
Accommodation is in dome tents set on elevated wooden decks, and shaded by shelters or trees. Each tent is equipped with bedding, a storage trunk and a light; beautiful outdoor showers and ablutions are en-suite. The central bar and lounge area has comfortable chairs and sofas, a selection of books and games, and raised viewing decks overlooking the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to sip a sundowner and watch the sun set over the palm trees, and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.
Oddballs’ offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro (pl. mekoro), (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which he’ll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where he’ll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.
During your stay you can also visit the local baYei village.
Accommodation at Oddballs’ Camp
Full Board – Activities included
Day 5-6: Sango Safari Camp, Khwai River
After breakfast and your last morning activity (onward flight time dependent) you will be transferred by air to Khwai Airstrip for collection by Sango Safari Camp. Sango Safari Camp is nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River. Situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and on the border of Moremi Game Reserve, the camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of this unique habitat. This intimate safari camp is named for the Sango Family, some of the original inhabitants of the Khwai area, and now part owners of the camp. Guests will have the chance to learn first-hand about the unique lifestyle and experiences that come from living and growing up in one of the most wildlife rich areas of Botswana.
Accommodating 12 guests in 6 en-suite meru tents Sango Safari Camp is designed in the style of the classic tented safari camp of days gone by. With its open-air bucket showers, hand crafted furnishings and classic styling Sango Safari Camp aims to rekindle the atmosphere of the luxury mobile safari camp, successfully blending the rustic with the luxurious.
With the Khwai River forming a natural border between the world famous Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai Concession, animals can travel freely through this vast unfenced wilderness. Situated on the river overlooking the Moremi and with access to both these magnificent wildlife areas, Sango Safari Camp is focused on delivering an exceptional wildlife experience to our guests. The camp’s location allows guests to take advantage of a host of wildlife activities which include open vehicle game drives both in the Moremi and in the Khwai concession area, night drives and mokoro trips.
Accommodation at Sango Safari Camp
Full board – Activities included
Day 7-8: Chobe River
On this morning after breakfast and your last morning activity you will be transferred by air to Kasane Airport where a Chobe Elephant Camp representative will be waiting to accompany you to your next accommodation.
Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the newly developed Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.
Entirely built out of sandbags from the red Kalahari sands that dominate the northern part of Botswana, this eco-friendly lodge presents an original design reminiscent of traditional African farmsteads and can accommodate up to 24 guests in eleven chalets. All rooms are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers and have private verandas to fully enjoy the views and surroundings. The lodge also boasts a large open-plan main area featuring a cosy arrangement of couches, bar, dining area and reading corner, along with a swimming pool with viewing deck onto a private water hole.
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
Activities include game drives, boat cruises and cultural walks with visits to the local villages.
Accommodation at Chobe Elephant Camp
Full board – Activities included
Day 9: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Ilala Lodge Hotel. A gracefully distinguished ambiance; attentive yet discrete service that always comes with a smile. As morning comes, gently awake and lift your head to see the spray of the majestic Victoria Falls across the unspoiled horizon and let your soul sigh. Feel at ease in the lodge elegant and spacious rooms with African Teak furniture, soft, crisp linen, all en-suite facilities, bathroom with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, free WiFi and a safe. 56 rooms in total including 2 Executive Suites, 2 Standard Suites, 10 x Standard double rooms with a king-size bed in each and 42 other standard rooms that have 2 x ¾ beds in each. The view from your room looks across the lawns to the National Parks where elephant, warthog, impala or the occasional buffalo might be passing by or simply grazing on the lawn or in the tree line. Experience new tastes, indulge in unusual flavours and enjoy delectable dishes at our award winning restaurant "The Palm”.
The hotel has a tours desk where you can book all the activities. Cruise down the river and follow the route that ancient explorers took, on the luxurious Ra-Ikane, one of her kind in Victoria Falls, a small luxury cruise boat that is out-fitted to suggest, in exquisite detail, an ambiance of a bygone era. Sip chilled white wine, or Gin & Tonics whilst nibbling on canapes, as well as the sumptuous high tea, whilst you glide up to elephants feeding on the shoreline.
Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
Accommodation at Ilala Lodge
Bed and Breakfast
Optional activities: cruise in the Zambezi; Victoria Falls Park excursion; adventure activities (rafting, bungee jumping, gorge zip line)
Day 10: Departure
On this day after breakfast and check out (onward flight time dependent) you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward connecting flight back home.
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Riepilogo: il tuo viaggio in Botswana
- Tipo di pernottamento: Lodge, Tented Camp
- Spostamenti: Fly-in, With guide/ driver
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert but thanks to the Okavango River the country opens diverse areas of wildlife habitat with grasslands, savannah, hundreds or little islets and salt pans in the middle of the dry savannah where the biggest population of elephants live together with hippos, lions, leopards, eagles and pelicans.. More »
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