Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

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Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia – 15 days: Truly a magical safari adventure! Enjoy the abundance of wildlife Africa has to offer on this lodge safari. Enjoy game drives in Hwange National Park, traditional mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, game viewing in Chobe National Park and on the Chobe River and many more magical moments in Africa.

Overview

Small-group Lodge Safari through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe – 15 days
The safari starts and ends in Victoria Falls.

Highlights:

  • Okavango Delta – Explore the natural majesty of the Delta by boat and vehicle
  • Tour of the mighty Victoria Falls – One of the natural wonders of the world
  • Hwange National Park – Game drives in one of Zimbabwe’s premier national parks
  • Moremi National Park – Full-day game drive in Southern Africa’s most beautiful game reserve
  • Game drive in the Chobe National Park – an opportunity to witness the African Big 5 in one of Africa’s largest game reserves
  • Sunset cruise on the magical Chobe River
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 12 (Guaranteed departures with no minimum pax available)


    Local Payment explanation: A local payment is required on your Jenman Safari and will be collected by your Jenman guide on the day of departure. The local payment is part of the overall tour cost and is used to pay some of the day to day operational costs that are incurred while we are on the road.
    We try to prepay as many of the costs as possible however in some cases cash payment on arrival is the only option as some of the attractions we visit on safari only accept cash. Examples include park fees at most of the national parks, a few accommodations or camp sites and any local food markets we visit to stock up on fresh produce during the tour as well as local guides.


    Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, tips, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, water and additional entertainment. US Dollars, Pound Sterling and Botswana Pula are the most practical and convenient currencies.


    Vehicles: Jenman Safaris uses fully equipped 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system and air -conditioning. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls or Hwange and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.


    Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


    First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a comprehensive medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration. It is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure.


    Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance: 15 kg. Jenman Safaris stipulates this luggage allowance, as an overloaded vehicle is a danger to both the clients and the guide. This does not include photographic equipment and a small daypack. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified, as space for luggage is limited.


    Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance.


    Packing: Shorts, camera, walking shoes, light trousers/jeans, swimming costume, sandals, T-shirts, sun hat, windbreaker, warm clothes (May – August), long-sleeved shirts, towel, torch & spare batteries, water bottle, UV protection, mosquito protection


    Travelling Time & Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.


    Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit the countries stated on the itinerary. Kindly remember that clients would require a multiple entry visa for Zimbabwe & Botswana should they partake on our Botswana Wildlife Breakaway scheduled tour. Please note that travellers entering Botswana will be required to present a valid international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever should they originate from or have travelled through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas within the preceding 6 months.

  • Included

    • 14 x breakfast, 11 x lunch, 12 x dinner
    • 14 nights in fixed accommodation
    • All transport in fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
    • Game drives as mentioned
    • Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
    • Park entrance fees
    • Experienced local guide

    Excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Flights
    • Pre and post tour accommodation
    • Optional activities
    • All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
    • All personal expenses
    • Local Payment : USD 350
    • Single Supplement

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    Day 1 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

    Day 2 - 4 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

    This morning we depart Victoria Falls and make our way to our lodge in a private concession near to Hwange National Park. Over the following two days, we will have plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on game drives. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre.

    Day 5 Nata Lodge, Botswana

    We leave Hwange National Park and drive through the Matetsi safari area en-route to Botswana. The drive is beautifully scenic, with the chance of spotting game along the way. We arrive into Nata Lodge in the late afternoon.

    Day 6 Nata Bird Sanctuary & Khwai River, Botswana

    We head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Magkadigkadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints.).

    Day 7 Khwai River, Botswana

    We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. We will explore the Khwai River region on morning and afternoon game drives. Later, your guide will take you on a night drive, and you will hopefully be able to spot some rare nocturnal animals.

    Day 8 Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

    Today we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.

    Day 9 & 10 Okawango Delta, Botswana

    Today we depart early for Etsha 13. The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We have the opportunity to stop at a secluded island to take a guided walk.

    Day 11 Mahangu, Namibia

    After our Delta experience we enter Namibia. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve.

    Day 12 & 13 Chobe National Park, Botswana

    We continue through the Caprivi Strip until we reach our destination, Kasane. Start your morning of Day 13 with a hopefully spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge, where you can relax until our boat cruise on the Chobe River starts.

    Day 14 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Today we leave Botswana behind us and come to the place where we started this trip – Victoria Falls. We visit the Victoria Falls on a guided tour and then have the rest of the day at leisure or to partake in one of the many optional activities.(For own expense).

    Day 15 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

     

     

  • We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms.

    Day 1: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
    Day 2: Sable Sands or similar
    Day 3: Sable Sands or similar
    Day 4: Sable Sands or similar
    Day 5: Nata Lodge or similar
    Day 6: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
    Day 7: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
    Day 8: Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar
    Day 9: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
    Day 10: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
    Day 11: Mahangu Lodge or similar
    Day 12: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
    Day 13: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
    Day 14: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar

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