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TOUR DEPARTS: Botswana in Maun TOUR ENDS: Lusaka in Zambia
Local payment: $300
Flight from: 1000,-€
Okavango Delta – Wild Camping x 1 night
Moremi – Moremi Camp x 2 nights
Nata – Nata lodge x 1 night
Chobe National Park – Chobe Safari Lodge x 2 nights
Victoria Falls Zambia – SAFPAR Waterfront lodge x 2 nights
Lower Zambezi – Mvuu Lodge x 2 nights
South Luangwa – Wildlife Camp x 3 nights
A land of untamed rivers. The mighty Zambezi River forms the southern boundary crossing over the Victoria Falls and through Lake Kariba into the Lower Zambezi Valley. A canoeing trip on the Zambezi gets you close to the wildlife as you paddle with the current through Mana Pools and the Lower Zambezi National Parks. Zambia is a thinly populated country, sharing the spectacular Victoria Falls with neighbouring Zimbabwe. A large percentage of its land is wildlife reserves with open unspoiled woodland and floodplains attracting large numbers of wildlife. For a taste of the real old-fashioned safari experience enjoy a walking safari in Zambia.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: The best time for wildlife viewing in Zambia is during the Dry season, May to October, when animals congregate around the rivers and waterholes. During the Wet season, from November to April, dirt roads in the parks can become impassable, and most parks and camps close. The Mfuwe sector of South Luangwa NP has sandy soil and all-weather roads, making it accessible year-round. The best time to see Victoria Falls is from June through September.
VICTORIA FALLS – Discovered by David Livingstone in 1855, the Victoria Falls were named after Queen Victoria. Known as “The Smoke that Thunders”, due to the falling water that sends spray clouds high into the air, the falls are one of the seven natural wonders in the world and also the largest and perhaps most beautiful. Here the Zambezi River is over a mile wide and plunges into a vertical abyss across its entire width.The adventure activities in Victoria Falls cater for all tastes from the wildest adrenaline rush river rafting and bungee jumping to the views of the falls from the flight of angels and getting close to nature on the elephant back safari.
LOWER ZAMBEZI – Lower Zambezi National Park has an abundance of game and is relatively unexplored. The best way to explore this region is by canoe.
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK – South Luangwa National Park the eastern side of Zambia offers an abundance of wildlife that is rarely seen in other game reserves and is one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world.The South Luangwa covers some 8,000 square kilometres and is a haven rich in wildlife and bird species. Experience Zambia much the same way David Livingstone did – take a walking safari. South Luangwa National Park offers unique walking safaris into the heart of the bushveld and is well known for its excellent leopard sightings. On a walking trail you will be fascinated and enlightened by the rangers in-depth knowledge of conservation and ecology.
B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
Day 1 Okavango Delta wild camping
Shortly after breakfast, we leave the lodge heading to the Okavango Delta on our 4×4 vehicle. There, we will meet the Polas at the polling station, load our camping gear, equipment and cruise to our wild camping sites. We spend two days and one night in the delta. We have one sunset game walk and one sunrise game walk. Relax, but keep your ears close to the ground and keep your eyes open, the bush will have a few surprises in store for you. (1 x B, 1 x L & 1 x D).
Day 2&3 Moremi Game Reserve
Shortly after breakfast, we drive from the Okavango to Khwai private concession in an open 4×4 vehicle, see if you can spot animals along the way. Moremi Game Reserve is one of the best reserves in Botswana. On a good day, you can spot the big 4 (no rhino). So that’s something to look forward to. We have two days exploring and watching wildlife in Khwai concession and Moremi game reserve. Dinner will be served at the lodge. (2 x B, 2 x L & 2 x D).
Day 4 Makgadikgadi Salt Pan
Today we drive back to Maun before we head towards East of Botswana on our way to Nata. Expect to get there late afternoon. After check in we have some time to relax around the pool until late afternoon. Later that afternoon, we visit one of the largest remaining salt pans, formally known as Lake Makgadikgadi once covered an area larger than Switzerland. (1 x B)
Day 5&6 Chobe National Park
We leave Nata driving in between game reserves and parks, Savuti and Chobi in Botswana and Hwange national park in Zimbabwe will definitely make our drive to Kasane more interesting. Normally there are big herds of Elephants and other mammals crossing or grazing along the road. After checking in, we have free time until around 14h45 (time changes seasonally). The most beautiful sunset boat game drive starts at 15h00 and goes into Chobe national park and remains there until the sun goes down. (2 x B)
Day 7&8 Victoria Falls, Zambia
Botswana has a lot to offer, but Victoria Falls is one of the world’s Natural Wonders so you will be in for a real treat. After having breakfast, we drive to the border to stamp out of Botswana cross Zambezi River by the ferry and stamp into Zambia. Once we are done with all the border formalities, we drive straight to the lodge, check in and relax along the pool. Later in the afternoon, we visit the mighty Victoria Falls. The following day is a free day for optional activities. (2 x B)
Day 9&10 Lower Zambezi.
After spending two days in Victoria Falls, we leave for another adventurous day heading to Lower Zambezi at Kafue. The Lodge is situated in a secluded location deep within the game-rich Chiawa area, next to the Zambezi National Park, opposite the world heritage site of Mana Pools. We get transferred from the boat to get to the lodge. On the following day, we are canoeing on the Zambezi River. Hippos, crocodiles, elephants and other species of animals will be seen along the bank of the river. Fishing, sunset cruise, game drives are some of the optional activities available. (2 x B, 2 x L & 2 x D)
Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe. Local flight included
Day 11, 12&13 South Luangwa National park
After breakfast, we take our boat back to the camp where we will take our vehicle and drive to the Lusaka International airport. From Lusaka, we fly to Mfuwe airport (1 hour) and picked up from the airport to our lodge, Wildlife Camp where animals roam freely without the fences. We have three days in South Luangwa national park. We have a one-morning game drive, one sunset game drive and one-night game drive as well as one-morning walking safari in the national park guided by Game Rangers. (3 x B, 3 x L & 3 x D).
Day 14 Tour end after Breakfast 8:30, we drive to Mfuwe airport for the flight to Lusaka International airport (1 x B)
Flight from: 1000,-€
Fly-out from Mfuwe to the Lusaka International airport –connect to JNb and fly home.
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