14-Day Best of Botswana Safari

14-days of Botswana Safari

$5700.00 (USD)

Over View

This trip combines the highlights of Botswana’s wildlife areas and gives opportunity to see both the wetland and Kalahari species in one trip. This tour can be combined with days before in Victoria Falls or Livingstone (not included in price ) hence the 2 days “pre-trip” mentioned in the tour description bringing this trip then to 14 days.

Day By Day

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Please note that the following 2 days are an optional extension prior to the 12 day tour. The price below covers the 12 days and these 2 pre-days are not included, please contact us for arranging this and pricing.
You will be collected at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for visiting the falls at leisure. A’Zambezi River Lodge is situated outside the town center boarding the Zambezi National Park so expect to see visitors on the lawn: warthog, impala, hippo, buffalo are regular “lawn mowers”. Dinner at own expense.

Main Destination:
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation:

A’Zambezi River Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Today is free for chosen activities in Victoria Falls: the list of possibilities is long but the most popular are helicopter flights over the falls, sundown cruises on the Zambezi, “walk with lions” or elephant rides. If you haven’t done so the first day then you can visit the falls today, combining with lunch or high tea at the colonial style Victoria Falls Hotel. A visit to the local craft markets gives ample possibilities for buying souvenirs. Dinner can be at the hotel or at one of the other restaurants of which “The Boma” is the most popular.

Main Destination:
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation:

A’Zambezi River Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Start of the safari

Your guide will meet you at the Kazungula border where you arrive into Botswana and will transfer you to your lodge.
After a relaxing brunch or lunch and a short briefing by your guide we head for a 3 hour boat trip on the Chobe river where large amounts of game come to drink in the late afternoon.
You will have the time to shower and relax with a drink before dinner is served.
During dinner you’ll have a complete explanation by your guide about the rest of the tour and you can ask all you want to know about the country and its people.

Main Destination:
Kasane (Botswana)
Accommodation:

Bakwena Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinks not included

an be arranged for an extra cost.

  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Visit the salt pans

After breakfast we drive South towards Nata where we arrive in time for lunch. After checking in and time for siesta and shower we make an excursion to the Nata Bird Sanctuary where we experience the vastness of the saltpans, a hidden gem is that when the pans hold water there are thousands of flamingo around and the sundown on the pans is always a highlight.
We are back in the lodge after dark and enjoy dinner with possibility to try out local dishes.

Main Destination:
Nata Bird Sanctuary (Botswana)
Accommodation:

Nata Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Nata Sanctuary
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Nxai Pan and the Kalahari

Today we leave Nata and a 3 hour drive brings us to our camp in Nxai Pan National Park. Here we get acquainted with our camp-staff and the camping material used. We use 4.7 x 3 m ensuite Meru tents with beds. Shower, toilet and wash basin are provided and no participation is required, all tasks are done by the staff.
Lunch is served on arrival and in the afternoon we make a game-drive to spot the Kalahari specials like black-mane lions, cheetah, honey badger, brown hyena, aardwolf, springbok, oryx, etc. We also visit the majestic Baines Baobabs, a natural cathedral at the edge of a large salt pan. After dinner we enjoy bush tales around the campfire.

Main Destination:
Nxai Pan National Park (Botswana)

We leave camp on a morning game-drive trying to spot more specials on the way. We leave the park by 11 AM to arrive in Maun in time for lunch at a cozy restaurant. After lunch we check into our hotel and the afternoon is free for rest, swimming, or an optional game-flight over the Okavango Delta can be arranged. Dinner at leisure.

Main Destination:
Maun (Botswana)
Accommodation:

Sedia Hotel-subject to change

  • Any hotel located in Maun.
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

We rise early and after a healthy breakfast we board our game viewing vehicle.
A game drive takes us to the Moremi Game Reserve, famous for its big concentrations of game, where we set up camp for the next 3 nights in a plain wilderness area.
An extensive lunch is served en route and arrival in camp will be mid-afternoon. A late afternoon drive leaves for game viewing until sunset, when we head back to camp.
After dinner is served, there is time to chat and relax around the campfire.

Main Destination:
Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Accomodation:

Mid-range camping

  • In or near Nata Sanctuary
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

To Kasane and end of the mobile safari

Today we say goodbye to our camp staff, You will be transferred to the airport for any further transfer be it by road or by air or you can be brought to any chosen accommodation in Maun for an add-on to this tour. We can also arrange an optional extra day or days to Victoria Falls.

Main Destination:
Maun (Botswana)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

 

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

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