Epic Botswana

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Epic Botswana

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Embark on an epic African adventure and enjoy sunset cruises, exciting game drives, peaceful mokoro excursions, elephant interactions and scenic flights as you journey across northern Botswana. It is a trip packed with memories and photographs from the moment you arrive.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park and is just 4 km from the majestic Victoria Falls. In addition to the daily complimentary shuttle service to the Falls, all guests are invited to enjoy a daily educational activity affectionately referred to as the ‘Vulture Culture’ experience.  Food is placed to attract circling vultures. This is an amazing experience as within 15 minutes the sky is heaving with over 100 vultures and other birds of prey.

Your stay in Chobe is at a uniquely placed lodge high on a ridge, offering superb views over the Botswana landscape. Take a sunset drive along the private road network around the lodge, ending at the scenic Baobab site with breathtaking sunset views accompanied by a sundowner drink. Photographers as well as nature lovers will love the landscape at this time of day, which is usually filled with elephants, giraffes and roan antelope to name a few.

Then its off to the Okavango Delta, where your time is divided between 2 camps offering different Delta experiences. Machaba Camp is built in the classic 1950s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and romantic outdoor showers. From your private veranda you can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp.

You end your trip at Stanley's Camp, situated on a 260,000 acre private concession in the Okavango Delta, bordering the southern section of Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is situated in an exclusive community area and works with the local community creating an awareness and commitment to conservation, whilst offering a wealth of wildlife activities. The camp is the home of an unique elephant interaction - walking with orphaned elephants is an uplifting experience and one that will remain with you long after you’ve left.

 

 

 

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Epic Botswana

Countries Visited: Zimbabwe and Botswana


Day 1

Upon arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, guests will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

Overlooking the expansive wild plateau of the Zambezi National Park, the luxury Victoria Safari Lodge is just 4 km from the thundering Victoria Falls. With tasteful African-inspired decor and finishings, the stylish en-suite rooms all have private balconies with spectacular bush views. Buffalo, elephant, warthogs, antelope and an abundance of birds are easily spotted at the hotel's waterhole while dining at the hotel's award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant or enjoying sundowners at the open-air Buffalo Bar. The Boma Restaurant offers a unique cultural experience that thrills the senses with tastes, textures, sights, sounds and smells of Africa.


Day 3

This morning, you will be transferred to the border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana, where you will complete the border formalities and cross into Botswana. You may be required to change vehicles at the border, and if so, please be prepared to carry your bags a short distance between vehicles. You will then be transferred onto Kasane Airport where you will be met and assisted with the check in for your Mack Air flight.

Mack Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Ghoha Hills - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge , perched high on the Ghoha Hills, overlooking the vast expanse of Savute within the Chobe National Park. The lodge is situated 20 km from the Savute Channel (approx 45 minutes from airstrip) and with the elevated position, offers breathtaking views. Activities offered at the lodge are birding, stargazing and game drives to the nearby pans. Guests can also enjoy the full Savute experience of the marsh and the Savute Channel with a picnic lunch. There is a private hide a few kilometres from the lodge, which provides guests with a close-up and personal experience of wildlife throughout the day and the most amazing sunsets.


Day 6

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Mack Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Ghoha Hills to Machaba Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta. Activities offered include night and day game drives as well as mokoro excursions.


Day 8

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Mack Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Machaba Camp to Stanleys Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Guests can enjoy game drives in open sided safari vehicles, including night drives and walking safaris with a professional guide. Seasonal mokoro excursions can be enjoyed from the lodge, offering a serene and tranquil experience. A particular highlight at Stanley's is the unique and educational elephant experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants. Spend a morning walking with the elephants to observe and interact with them in their natural environment.


Day 11

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Mack Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Stanleys Camp to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward international flight.
 
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Epic Botswana

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zimbabwe and Botswana for 10 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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