DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - PALAPYE BOTSWANA
The tour starts at 08h00 on Day 1 with departure from Johannesburg. Travelling through the province of Limpopo we cross the border into Botswana where we set up camp in the village of Palapye.
(Serviced Camping – L & D)
DAY 2: BOTETI RIVER
We travel along the western edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans arriving in Xhumaga. Our campsite overlooks the Boteti River. The late afternoon is free for an optional game drive along the river and onto the Makgadikgadi Pans. The evening is spent relaxing around the campfire and preparing for our 4x4 excursion into Moremi Wildlife Reserve the next day. (Serviced Camping – B, L, D)
DAY 3/ 4: KHWAI AREA OF MOREMI WILDLIFE RESERVE
An early start takes us 2 hours to Maun – the gateway to the Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. We change vehicles to our open sided 4x4 vehicles and arrive at Moremi by lunchtime. After lunch at South Gate we enter the park and travel to the Khwai area. This is a pure wilderness area of great beauty, with rich green vegetation, palm trees, teeming with birdlife and a vast population of wild animals. We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives exploring the reserve in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Our private campsite is located inside the park. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 5: MAUN
After an early morning game drive we exit Moremi and travel back to Maun. The afternoon is free for a 1 hour scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense). (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 6: OKAVANGO DELTA / MAUN
Today we enjoy a full day Mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta. Depart Maun at 07h15 and road transfer approximately 1 hour depending on water levels. Upon arrival at the mokoro boat station, a mokoro poler will be introduced to you and will be your boatman and guide throughout the excursion. We enjoy the Delta by Mokoro and nature / game walks. Late afternoon road transfer back to Maun.
(Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 7/ 8: CHOBE RIVER – KASANE
We continue through Botswana to Kasane and our camp is set up on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day sunset is enjoyed on a relaxing game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning game drive in the Chobe National Park (own expense). (Serviced Camping - B, L, D)
DAY 9/ 10: VICTORIA FALLS "MOSI-OA-TUNYA" - THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS
We travel across the Zimbabwe border to view Victoria Falls - one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter over the Falls, rhino walks, and to visit the Falls (own expense). (Serviced Camping - all meals excluding 1 lunch & 1 dinner).
DAY 11: MAKGADIKGADI PANS
Crossing back into Botswana we set up camp at Nata. We visit the Makgadikgadi Pans for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6500km2 lake. (Serviced Camping - B, L, D).
DAY 12/ 13: TULI WILDERNESS CAMP
Traveling South we travel to the Tuli area of Botswana.The Tuli area is rich in archaeological heritage and beautiful San rock art sites have been discovered alongside numerous archaeological sites dating back from the Stone Age. Scattered artefacts are still being discovered across the reserve. It is also a great game area that is unfenced as to preserve natural migratory patterns. We camp in a beautiful, unfenced bush camp. Day 13 we enjoy a guided morning game walk and a late afternoon / evening game drive.
(Serviced Camping - B, L, D).
Day 14: JOHANNESBURG
We exit Botswana and travel back to Johannesburg. Tour ends at 16h00 with drop off at Safari Club or ORT International Airport. (B & L)
This itinerary will depend on local conditions Dog (S Nielsen)