October 7, 2015
Botswana, Vic Falls & Mozambique Safari
Written By Admin
This Fly/Drive luxury accommodated safari inclusive of luxury lodges, or hotels on the meal & activity basis stated, light aircraft charter flights within Botswana, flights between Livingstone, Johannesburg and Moçambique, route map & 24 hour support.
NB rates will be charged in US$ and the ZAR rate quoted is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Highlights of this tour include: Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Mozambique.
Days 1 & 2: Moremi Game Reserve
Upon arrival in Maun today you will take a light aircraft charter across the Okavango Delta’s maze of waterways to the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Game Reserve.
This luxurious lodge is one of the few to be located inside the Game Reserve and as such enjoys a prime position in one of Africa’s most exciting wildlife areas.
Relax around the bar or swimming pool before taking part in an afternoon game drive or boat cruise and dining this evening in the traditional thatch dining area, overlooking Xakanaxa Lagoon.
The following morning, take an early game drive with a professional Camp Moremi guide to explore this amazing area. Return to camp for a sumptuous brunch and relax during the heat of the day before setting out again this afternoon for another game drive.
Accommodation is in luxurious en-suite Meru style tents which are raised on teak decks and secluded in the woodland fringe, overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon. All meals, local beverages and activities included.
Days 3 & 4: Okavango Delta
Transfer by light aircraft and you will arrive at Camp Okavango in time for brunch, followed by a siesta and a late afternoon activity.
Activities here take the form of mokoro (dug out canoe) excursions in the shallow waters surrounding the island, motor boat cruises through the nearby channels and guided game walks on the surrounding islands.
Enjoy dinner in the thatched dining room overlooking the lush gardens, and perhaps listen for grazing hippos later in the evening while enjoying the ambiance of after dinner drinks around the campfire. In the morning, rise early for a light breakfast before setting off in a motor boat to one of the surrounding islands where you will explore the area on foot with your guide.
You will walk in small groups and your guide will explain fascinating facts about animal behaviour, vegetation and culture as you walk. All meals, local beverages and activities included.
Days 5 & 6: Chobe National Park
Continue your journey northwards today and fly from the Delta into the Chobe National Park, famous for the large herds of elephant and equally large variety of wildlife. You will stay at Savuti Safari Lodge, located on the edge of the dry Savuti channel. This fascinating area used to be a lush Eden with water flowing from the Linyanti in the north, via the Savuti channel to the Savuti marsh and providing habitat for huge pods of hippo.
The Savuti channel has periodically dried up throughout history, although the waters began to flow once again in 2010. Tectonic movement is probably responsible for this sporadic flow. The wildlife here remains amazingly varied and enormous herds of migrating zebra may be seen during April/ May as well as all the species found in the Moremi Reserve.
Accommodation is in spacious, thatched chalets overlooking the Savuti channel where a pumped waterhole provides sustenance for the hundreds of elephants found in this area, as well as to occasional lion, wild dog and hyena! Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives through this area. All meals, local beverages and activities included.
Days 7 & 8: Livingstone
Take a flight today from Savuti to Kasane from where you will connect with a road transfer from Botswana across the border to Livingstone and the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Stay for two nights in the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel, located directly on the banks of the Zambezi overlooking the Falls. Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Falls themselves, and maybe take part in some of the many optional activities on offer here including scenic flights, boat cruises on the Zambezi and many adventure activities. Breakfast and unlimited entrance to the Falls included.
Day 9: Johannesburg
Take an inclusive road transfer to Livingstone airport today in time to connect with your onward flight to Johannesburg. Land at Jo’Burg International Airport and make your way across the complex to the hotel using the complimentary shuttle service which runs from outside the arrivals hall. The guest rooms are spacious and offer every modern comfort. The Bernoullis Restaurant offers an extensive selection of international dishes from both the buffet and a la carte menu, while Bernoullis Wine bar with its 24-hour buzz is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink.
Southern Sun Johannesburg International hotel guarantees a warm welcome, high speed internet access, local culinary delights, a room that is a haven from the hustle and bustle and all in all a hotel for the world traveler. Relax in this standard airport hotel, well located for your one night stopover. Breakfast included.
Days 10 – 14: Mozambique
Make your way back to Jo’Burg Airport today and connect with your inclusive flight to Mozambique. Bazaruto Lodge is situated on the largest island within the Bazaruto Archipelago, located approximately 600km north of Maputo. The island is a beautiful and unspoilt destination, characterised by its wild fauna, turquoise waters and idyllic beaches.
The area is carefully protected as a Nature Reserve and Marine Park. This resort offers a unique combination of beauty, security and relaxation that make it the prefect spot for nature lovers as well as divers and water sports enthusiasts. Accommodation is provided in 26 A shaped thatched bungalows set within lush tropical gardens with magnificent views. All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Facilities include a swimming pool, games room, water sports centre, diving, fishing, sailing, snorkelling and land rover drives.
Since the recent refurbishment the lodge now offers inclusive non-motorised water sports to all its guests; windsurfing, canoes, hobbie cats, one bodysurfing trip per stay and one water skiing lesson per stay. In addition guests can enjoy a free of charge snorkelling excursion at Coral Gardens per day and a transfer to Dolphin Bay per day. All meals included.
Day 15: Depart
Make your way back to the airport today in time to connect with your flight back to Johannesburg.
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