Best of Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe From USD 4,450 | MANDELITA TRAVEL
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Join us for a once in a lifetime adventure that evokes all the nostalgia and allure of the Africa of by-gone eras. It’s your chance to have an authentic safari experience with sightings of game and birds in their unspoiled natural settings. You will not forget the beautiful wilderness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, the lushness of Namibia’s Caprivi region and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls.
  • Departures: 15/02/2016, 14/03/2016, 11/04/2016, 16/05/2016, 13/06/2016, 11/07/2016, 15/08/2016, 12/09/2016, 10/10/2016, 14/11/2016
  • Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
  • Minimum: 2 person

Tour Highlights

  • Boat rides, guided walks and game drives through the waterways of Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Namibia’s Caprivi region.
  • Safari by riverboat and in open vehicles in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants.
  • Zimbabwe’s top attractions – viewing the breath-taking Victoria Falls

DAY 1: MAUN – BOTSWANA

On arrival at Maun International Airport, you will meet your driver/guide for a short transfer to your lodge. The lodge is located 12 km’s East of Maun on the shaded banks of the Thamalakane River. All of the chalets are set ideally amongst the trees that overlook the River. Each en-suite chalet has air-conditioning, television and a hot beverage station. Meet in Reception at 16h30 and depart for a 1hour afternoon sunset cruise on the Thamalakane River. Remember to take along your warm clothing. There will be a Cash bar on board. See an abundance of bird life and the occasional hippo & crocodile visitor as you make your way past the delta speargrass & papyrus. [D]

 Overnight: Maun Lodge


DAY 2 MAUN – OKAVANGO PANHANDLE – BOTSWANA

This morning you have the opportunity to view the Okavango Delta from an eagle’s perspective by joining a breathtaking one hour private charter flight, pre-booking before departure is essential to ensure availability.(Optional & for own account) Alternatively you could take the opportunity to walk through the town of Maun. After breakfast our journey continues northwesterly along the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. The panhandle is the main watercourse supplying the Okavango Delta and is a stretch of approximately 70km of the Okavango River. We will spend the next 2 nights alongside the Okavango River. Lawdons Lodge is situated in the western panhandle region of the Okavango Delta near Shakawe. This part of Botswana is famous for prolific wildlife, birds and fish. [BD]

Overnight: Lawdons Lodge


DAY 3: OKAVANGO PANHANDLE – BOTSWANA

Adventurous & ardent photographers can enjoy a mokoro day trip. Please note that this is an optional & for own account activity and is at a discounted rate as you will not be back in time for the sundowner cruise in the afternoon. Lunch is included on the mokoro trip, as well as the return transfers to the mokoro boating station (+/- 115 km one way). The rest of the group will enjoy a day at leisure, either around the pool, ticking off birds on your list or taking a walk along the banks of the river. Late afternoon, we enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Okavango River. [BD]

Overnight: Lawdons Lodge


DAY 4: OKAVANGO PANHANDLE – CAPRIVI – NAMIBIA

Time to change countries! We cross the border between Botswana and Namibia and enter the Mahango National Park to enjoy a game drive in our touring vehicle. Rare species that can be found in the park include bushbuck, reedbuck, lechwe, tsessebe, oribi and sitatunga. Our journey continues to the Popa Falls, one of the highlights of the western Caprivi. They are actually rapids rather than waterfalls and are particularly impressive in the dry season, when the water levels are low. We officially enter the Caprivi Strip, bordered by Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and surrounded by four mighty rivers, namely The Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and Zambezi. Our accommodation is set on the banks of the Kwando River, in Island Tents that are built on poles, overlooking the river, allowing you to do some fishing from your own deck. Each tent has a thatched roof and an open sky en suite bathroom. [BD]

Overnight: Camp Kwando


DAY 5: CAPRIVI – NAMIBIA

This morning we will enjoy an exhilarating open safari vehicle game drive in the Mudumu National Park. The Park is characterized by a riverine forest and extensive floodplains of Papyrus swamps. This diverse habitat is ideal for birds and large herds of buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, hyaena and occasionally African wild dog. We will also enjoy a tour of the traditional village, situated next to Camp Kwando, where most of the staff comes from. They will show you their fishing and hunting techniques as well as their traditional day to day life. During the visit, the local Medicine man will also show you what dances are used to cure illnesses or other problems. Early morning and afternoon sunset cruises are available from the lodge– these cruises are optional and for own account. [BD]

Overnight: Camp Kwando


DAY 6 & 7:CHOBE – BOTSWANA

This morning we will enter Botswana via the Ngoma border post. Due to the lodge’s close proximity to the Chobe National Park, you will have the opportunity to witness the amazing spectacle of the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. Chobe National Park is rated as one of the best wildlife conservation areas in southern Africa and offers magnificent wildlife sightings. Enjoy an unforgettable game drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park as well as a breathtaking sunset cruise on the Chobe River. [BD]

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane


DAY 8: CHOBE – VICTORIA FALLS – ZIMBABWE

After a memorable stay in Chobe, we continue our journey to one of the seven natural wonders of the world … Victoria Falls! Whilst visiting this world wonder we will experience the Falls up close by taking part in a guided tour of the Falls and Rainforest. We will spend an evening at the Boma, place of eating. The Boma provides a unique cultural experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa – together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. [BD] Whilst at the Victoria Falls, you could book a few optional & for own account activities (all should be pre-booked to ensure availability): • Flight of the Angles – This is an exhilarating 13 minute helicopter experience with great views of the Victoria Falls, the gorges and views upstream of the Zambezi river. • Elephant back safari – Seated comfortably on the back of nature’s true “king of the beasts”, experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Masuwe River. • Lion walk – upon arrival, drinks are served – after which the guide will give a short introductory talk and a brief on all safety aspects. Guests are then taken to a designated area to meet both lions and lion handlers and then the walking safari begins! Duration of 3 hours. • Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls, including drinks and snacks.

Overnight: A’Zambezi River Lodge


DAY 9 VICTORIA FALLS – ZIMBABWE

The final day of our unforgettable journey has arrived. We enjoy a delicious breakfast before departing to Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, where the tour ends on arrival. [B]

01 Dic 2015 – 30 Nov 2016
USD 4,450 per person sharing
USD 5,430 per person single

 

Tour Includes:

  • Land transportation
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Guided sightseeing as specified

Tour Excludes:

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fee, which needs to be paid on site
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance