Enchanting Botswana & Secretive Zimbabwe
$ 4950.- per person sharing
This safari or your lifetime takes you to one of the last paradise of our planet: Botswana. Botswana is a wild country, an untouched country - and one of the most politically stable and safest states in Africa. Even today one can still find huge herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and elephants. These extensive herds of animals are found in the famous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Chobe, Savuti and Moremi. The incomparable tranquility of a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta will fascinate you as much as the endless expanse of the Makgadikgadi salt pan. To the crowning end, spend a few days in Zimbabwe and admire the breath-taking Victoria Falls.
12 nights in hand-selected, upmarket lodges
maximum 6 clients
Early arrival in Johannesburg and flight to Maun - Botswana. Upon arrival in Maun you will be transferred to your accommodation at Gweta. A short walk within the lodges takes you to your sundowner spot.
Before breakfast, you will go on your first game drive to the Nxai Pan National Park. The park is part of the Makgadikgadi salt pans and houses, among other things, lions, wild dogs, jackals, giraffes, kudus, impalas, springboks and a great diversity of birds. In the rainy season, it attracts thousands of oryx, elephants and zebras to the freshly filled water holes. You will also visit the world famous (painter and explorer) 'Baines Baobab' - a group of 7 baobab trees, discovered on one of the Thomas Baines’ journeys in 1862.
TToday you will return once more to the Makgadikagadi Pans, the largest cohesive salt pans in the world with a surface area of 4650 mi². Here you visit a meerkat family and can enjoy a quadbike ride in the vastness of the Ntwetwe Pans.
After breakfast, you head back to Maun. The rest of the day is at leisure which you can spend relaxing by the pool, sorting photos or reading a book.
Day 5 - 6
A small charter plane takes you from Maun into the Okavango Delta to Moremi Crossing. Moremi Crossing is a new 16-tent camp built on a palm-fringed island surrounded by the seasonal flooding areas of the Moremi and overlooking Chief's Island. The camp successfully combines luxury with simplicity in a unique way. The next 2 days will be spent with game drives in the Mokoro and in the vicinity of the camp.
Day 7 - 8
Again, a small aircraft will bring you from Moremi Crossing to Pom Pom. The camp is located on the island of Pom Pom in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, on the upper reaches of the river Xudum. The area on the western border of the Moremi Game Reserve offers visitors the typical delta landscape and an unadulterated Okavango wilderness experience. For 2 days, you will have the pleasure of doing game drives through the private concession area and gliding silently through a seemingly endless labyrinth of canals and untouched waterways in a dugout (mokoro). A true paradise for nature and bird lovers.
Day 9 - 10
One last time you will board a chartered aircraft to take you from Pom Pom Camp to Kasane and the Chobe Safari Lodge. The Chobe Safari Lodge is located right on the banks of the Chobe River and borders the Chobe National Park. Here four African countries meet just outside the front door: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. A private boat and private safari vehicle will take you on game drives during your stay in the next 2 days.
After breakfast, you cross the border to Zimbabwe. Today’s destination is the small town of Victoria Falls next to the famous waterfalls of the same name. In and around the Victoria Falls there are a variety of activities you can choose from: helicopter flight, zip lining, bungee jumping, a guided walk over and under the railway bridge, white-water rafting - there is something for every taste. A special highlight is the "High - Tea" at the Victoria Falls Hotel with its view on the railroad bridge built by British engineers in 1905. A visit to the world-famous waterfalls is almost obligatory during your 2-day stay.
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport and flight back home via Johannesburg.