DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Livingstone, Zambia. Met on arrival in Livingstone and then transfer the short distance to the Kazangula border post – transfer across the mighty Zambezi river by motor boat and then continue into the Chobe National Park and your game lodge for the next 2 nights. On arrival at the lodge, confirm your game viewing activities at the safari desk.
This Moorish styled Lodge is situated on the Banks of the Chobe River. Experience game viewing from small swift skiffs on the river and also 4 x 4 vehicles into the Chobe National Park.
Transfer to the lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park. Afternoon game activity – Chobe National Park is most noted for its very large herds of elephant but there are also good populations of zebra, giraffe, buffalo, antelope as well as the predators. Dinner at the lodge.
Chobe Game Lodge(Dinner)
Chobe Game Lodge is privileged to be the only permanent lodge within the Chobe National Park – home to 45,000 elephant. Activities at Chobe Game Lodge are diverse and interesting, in addition to game drives in 4X4 vehicle in the Chobe National Park and water borne game viewing from private boats, there are also guided walks and fishing excursions. Accommodation consists of 50 twin bedded rooms, all with en-suite and full bathroom, air-conditioner and ceiling fan. Other facilities also include a swimming pool, lounge, dining room and cocktail bar overlooking the ever-changing Chobe River.
Day 2: Chobe National Park. Morning and afternoon activities.
Chobe Game Lodge. Included: (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
Days 3-4: Savute Game Reserve
Transfer to Kasane airport for the light aircraft transfer (luggage 20 kg in soft bags) to the lodge, located in the western section of the Chobe National Park. Afternoon game drive - the area has a large wildlife resource with a wide variety of species. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for game in the dry winter months. Return to the camp for dinner. You two night stay here includes morning and afternoon game activities.
Savute Safari Lodge. Included: (Lunch, dinner).
In the heart of Botswana’s Chobe National Park lies a dynamic wilderness a sweeping expanse of savanna, a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. Game viewing concentrates on Savute’s resident bull elephants, antelope and lion prides while jackal, bat-eared foxes, kudu, impala as well as ostrich abound. Savute Safari Lodge peers out from ancient Camelthorn trees on the shore of the channel. The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in the main building where an upstairs viewing deck offers enchanting sunsets, while a large fireplace downstairs is equally inviting on winter nights. Exclusive accommodation is provided in 12 tastefully furnished twin bedded safari suites.
Day 5: Okavango Delta
Morning game activity and breakfast before the light aircraft transfer to the camp within the Okavango Delta. Afternoon activity and dinner at the camp. Your two night stay includes morning and afternoon game activities.
Accommodation: Camp Okavango or Xugana Island Lodge (Breakfast, lunch dinner).
Camp Okavango accommodates only 24 guests in intimate exclusivity in East African-style safari tents, individually situated on raised teak platforms with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks. For those who demand the ultimate in exclusivity, Camp Okavango boasts the “Okavango Suite”, a thatched cottage offering complete privacy - ideal for honeymooners. All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides and include exploring the Okavango by mokoro in eco-friendly canoes where guests can relish in the serenity of this magnificent site and get a chance to see the small critters of the Delta, such as the tiny painted reed frog amongst others. Alternatively explore the Delta by motorboat and take pleasure in the essence of the surrounding panoramic views of lagoons and windy channels. Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding as more than 400 species of birds flourish in this wet wonderland, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered on a catch and release basis. Please note that children under the age of 16 years may not take part in any walking or mokoro activities.
XUGANA ISLAND LODGE:
The Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa`s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River, rises in the highlands of Angola and never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari. Here the great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands. It is in the heart of this inland delta that one will find the remote Xugana Island on the edge of the beautiful Xugana Lagoon, assuring a year-round water wilderness experience to our visitors. Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. The views from the front of the lodge or one of the lodge’s eight elevated rooms allow for the immediate realization that one has arrived in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Prepare for the cacophony of bird calls, the distant grunt of hippopotamus and the sweet smell of the well irrigated African bush. The exploration of this part of the Okavango Delta is as exclusive as the base from which one departs to do so, Xugana Island Lodge. Experiencing the sunset across the Xugana lagoon, as viewed from the front of the lodge or from a boat adrift the lagoon will leave memories which will be etched in your mind forever. Daily activities exploring the serpentine waterways, expansive floodplains and wild island networks by boat, mokoro and on foot keep the visitor to Xugana enthralled and entertained.
Day 6: Okavango Delta
Morning and afternoon game activities with time in between to relax. Camp Okavango. Included: (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Day 7: Depart - Maun
After the game activity and breakfast, depart by plane for Maun airport or you may extend your safari adventure to Victoria Falls. Included: (B).
LAND ONLY PRICES
January - March
$2795.00 per person double occupancy
$0.00 single supplement
April - June
$3075.00 per person double occupancy
$0.00 single supplement
July - December
$4065.00 per person double occupancy
$1120.00 Single room occupancy
- Meet and greet on arrival at Maun
- All inter- camp light aircraft flights on a shared basis
- All transfers
- Accommodation at on full board basis
- Game viewing activities, national park fees.
- All international flights and regional flights not mentioned
- Passport and visa fees
- Travel and medical insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Gratuities and tips.
1. Depending on your flight arrival in Johannesburg, you may need to overnight a hotel night, To Africa Tours and Safaris will assist you with hotel reservations.
2. This itinerary can also operate in the reserve to all you to begin your adventure with Maun.
Please note accommodation willbe limited in May, June and July due to World Soccer Matches in South Africa.
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