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9-Day Botswana Within Reach

9-Day Botswana Within Reach

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9-Day Botswana Within Reach
from $4795 USD

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Get a taste for the very "Best of Botswana" on this fun Green season discounted safari. Enjoy 2 nights in the Okavango Delta's lush water wilderness, 2 nights in the big game haunts around Moremi Reserve, 2 nights in the big game paradise of northern Botswana, and 2 nights in scenic Victoria Falls. You can start this trip nearly any day, just contact us with the date you have in mind. Overnights on safari are in comfortable permanent tented camps and lodges. On this unique safari, we fly from camp to camp in light-aircraft, allowing for spectacular views.

Accommodations Included

  • Xugana Island Lodge – a water lodge in the Okavango Delta 
  • Camp Xakanaxa – a water camp in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Camp Moremi – a big game camp in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Camp Okavango – a big game focused camp in the Okavango Delta
  • Savute Safari Lodge – an exclusive big game lodge along the Savute Channel in western Chobe National Park
  • Chobe Game Lodge – a classic African big game lodge located in northern Chobe National Park along the river-front
  • Leroo La Tau – a Kalahari desert camp along the Boteti River and base for cultural activities and exploring Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Add-On Option:

  • Add one safari night on the trip: $345/person/night

Valid Dates:

  • The lowest rates (Green season): December through March
  • Discounted rates (Shoulder season): April through June and November

Important Notes:

  • Light air weight limits are 20kg of personal gear per person, in soft bags.
  • There is no single supplement for solo travelers in the Green and Shoulder seasons. Two travelers, traveling together, can request separate rooms, however a significant single supplement in that event would apply.
  • There is a supplement for traveling over the Shoulder season (November and April through June): in 2018, add US$840/person extra to the listed Green season rate.
  • This trip can be booked in the high "peak" season (July through October) - please take a look at the 9-Day Botswana Safari & Victoria Falls safari
  • The entire month of February may see all the camps closed due to local weather/climatic reasons. If you are interested in a February departure, please contact us.

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Day 1: Fly from Maun to Okavango Delta to begin safari (walking safari, mokoro, etc.) (LD)

Visiting: Maun, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Plan to arrive in Maun's international airport sometime around 1pm today. Following your arrival in Maun, check-in at the light air counter. From Maun, fly by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta. You will be met at the airstrip and driven to your camp in a private concession for lunch. Enjoy some time to relax briefly then enjoy your first safari activity in Botswana. Activities at a water-wilderness focused camp include guided walking safaris, boat outings, and unique mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Xugana Island Lodge

Day 2: Water activities in the Okavango Delta (BLD)

This morning, enjoy more time exploring the magical water wilderness all around you with your professional guides. Guests enjoy twice-daily activities at the camps, one in the early morning and one in the afternoon. This allows you time to relax and enjoy the peaceful, natural surroundings of the lodge in the middle of the day. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Xugana Island Lodge

Day 3: Fly to another Delta camp, afternoon safari outing (BLD)

Today, fly to your next Delta camp, one that focuses more on big game viewing and wildlife photography opportunities. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Camp Moremi

Day 4: Big game viewing in the greater Okavango (BLD)

Enjoy morning and afternoon safari activities - game walks and game drives.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Camp Moremi

Day 5: Fly to northern Botswana, afternoon big game viewing (BLD)

Morning activity, then fly by light air to your next camp or lodge, this one situated in a totally ecosystem in northern Botswana. Enjoy an afternoon excursion seeking out the famous local elephants and big cats!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Savute Safari Lodge

Day 6: Big game viewing in northern Botswana (BLD)

Enjoy a morning and an afternoon excursion searching out the area's renowned wildlife, especially the big herds of elephants that roam the region and the beautiful predators that call the Savute & Chobe home.

Savute boasts the second-largest summer zebra migration in Africa; its timing is determined by the rains, but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April, when the zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the rain-ripe grasslands and full waterholes in the southwest of the park. The migration is always followed by large numbers of predators – the zebra migration is a must for visitors. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Accommodations: Savute Safari Lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Victoria Falls or Livingstone, sunset Zambezi cruise (B)

Fly or drive to Kasane and board your shuttle onwards to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia. Check into your hotel and relax for a bit. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the beautiful Zambezi river tonight. For travelers seeking upgrades to unique properties in the area like Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls, please inquire for the rates.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 8: Victoria Falls touring (B)

Today enjoy a guided trip to the national park, which lends breath-taking viewpints of the falls. Afternoon there may be options for the flight of the angels micro-flight or leave it free to rest or enjoy some time shopping for handicrafts in the colorful local markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 9: Transfer and depart (B)

Relaxed morning. At the right time, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

9-Day Botswana Within Reach
from $4795 USD

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • All internal light air flights between camps
  • All air strip transfers
  • All park fees, concession fees, conservation assessments, taxes, and tourism levies
  • Services of professional English-speaking local driver guides & camp staff
  • Laundry services
  • Twice daily activities
  • Most beverages including juices, soft drinks, bottled water plus most liquors, wines, and beers
  • No single supplement at safari camps and lodges in the Green season (December / January through March) and the Shoulder season (April through June and November)
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Shoulder season supplement (November and April through June) - in 2018: US$840/person extra
  • Single supplement (2 nights) applicable at hotels in Victoria Falls/Livingstone for solo travelers
  • Potential blackout periods (e.g. Christmas and New Years holidays - contact us with your dates so we can check)
  • Premium spirits and wines
  • Note that camps may close throughout the month of February

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