South Africa Botswana Tour – 10 Days
KHAMA * OKAVANGO * KASANA * VICTORIA FALLS
TOUR CODE – CH 17 SABT/A-10D – SMALL GROUPS MINIMUM 8 – MAXIMUM 12 PAX
Chalet = c/ Lodge = lo/ Guesthouse = gh
Breakfast = b/ Dinner =d
INCLUDES *Entrance fees *Transport in minibus *Meals as per itinerary *Professional guides
ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG – STAY CITY LODGE OR TAMBO
DAY 1 –2 JOHANNESBURG TO KHAMA –c/–b-d
Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30, we head to Khama in Botswana. Khama Rhino Sanctuary is one of the few places in Botswana where you would find a variety of wildlife and natural resources. The most crucial conservation project undertaken by Khama Rhino Sanctuary is of course the rhino breeding programme, an animal once on the brink of extinction.
DAY 3 – 5 MAUN – OKAVANGO DELTA –cabins/-b-d
We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun’s finding in 1915 as the capital of the Botswana people, the people here are known for their positive input at the cattle ranges and safari operations.
This area is a mixture of woodlands and floodplains situated in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The highlight will be full-day boat excursion early morning, and will stop at various points along the way before lunch is served on one of the islands found throughout the area.
DAY 6 NATA –c/–b-d
Next on the map is Nata. We will enjoy visiting the shimmering saltpans of the Makgadikgadi, which appear as a glancing white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and Zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grassland and clouds of flamingo feed in its algae rich waters. This area is low on rainfall so this is a spectacle that only lasts a short while. This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikagidi which comprise the largest area of salt pans in the world covering some 37 000 so km in overall extent. It is the last vestiges of Africa’s largest inland sea and exudes an atmosphere of antiquity and mystery.
DAY 7 – 8 KASANE – CHOBE –c/–b-d
The Chobe River flows along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. An Early morning game drive and an afternoon game viewing cruise in the Chobe National Park to see the mighty elephant herds come down the river to quench their thirst is an extraordinary experience.
A good night’s will be welcome after a day filled with excitement at Chobe National Park.
DAY 9 – 10 Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe –c/–b-d
Victoria Falls, also known as the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ has much to offer, and are one of the 7 natural wonders in the world. From the world’s best white-water rafting on the Zambezi River to one of the highest bungee jumps at 111 metres can be found here. The Victoria Falls is loaded with fun activities for the adventure lover (own expense).
We will be enchanted by the beauty of the Victoria Falls and find a peaceful night’s rest at one of Lodges nearby in chalets.
Tour ends on day 10 after breakfast.