Transport: 4WD hire vehicle and minibus
Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21
Your journey begins…
Discover a land like no other – the masterpiece that is Botswana. Journey at your own leisure to this untamed land. A haven for nature-lovers, spot the ‘Big 5’ and watch some of the world’s rarest birds fly by. 4WD driving in Botswana is the ultimate experience for adventure lovers.
- Chobe River boat cruise
- Driving through the national parks
- The Boma – Dinner and drum show
Upon arrival at Maun Airport guests will be met by a Sense of Africa representative and collect their equipped 4WD vehicle. They will then make their way to Thamalakane River Lodge. Thamalakane River Lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River within a canopy of riverine forests, just a 20 minute drive from Maun. Accommodation is in stone chalets, with stunning river views. The chalets are complete with mosquito nets and ceiling fans ensuring a perfect comfortable sleep. A la carte meals are served from the restaurant and guests can enjoy stunning sunsets by the swimming pool and some amazing bird sightings.
Overnight at Thamalakane River Lodge – Dinner and breakfast basis.
Optional upgrade: The Royal Tree Lodge – Dinner and breakfast basis.
Day 2 – 3
MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Guests travel under own arrangements from Maun to the Xakanaxa Campsite. The campsite is located along the edge of the Okavango Delta, in the Moremi Game Reserve and overlooksthe Khwai River. It is the perfect base for wildlife enthusiasts to explore the area. The site has an ablution block, showers, hand basins and flush toilets. The area is surrounded by marsh and is in a prime location for enjoying the abundant wildlife in Moremi Game Reserve.
Overnight at Xakanaxa Campsite (meals – self-catering)
Optional Upgrade: Xobega Island Camp – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
Day 4 – 5
KHWAI CONCESSION BORDERING MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Depart and drive from the Xakanaxa Campsite to the Khwai Campsite, which is located near the Khwai Concession. Situated in a shaded area under trees on the banks of the Khwai River, the campsite is perfectly placed for great views of the diverse Moremi Game Reserve wildlife from the comfort of a chair.
The Khwai Campsite comes complete with hot and cold showers, flush toilets, and fireplaces all for camping pleasure. North Gate is a perfect area for game viewing, bird watching, and photography and the area is a predator hotspot.
Overnight at Khwai Campsite (self-catering)
Optional upgrade: Sango Safari Camp – Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 6 – 7
Guests will continue their journey by road from Khwai to Savuti at leisure. Savute is an area that forms part of the Chobe National Park. Savuti Campsite is the ultimate campsite for safari enthusiasts. Located along the Savute Channel, it is also in the south of Chobe National Park, a prime game viewing area of the park. The site is complete with two ablution blocks with solar lights, hot and cold running showers, and flushing toilets.
Overnight at Savuti Campsite (self-catering)
Optional upgrade: Camp Savuti – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
Day 8 – 9
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Guests depart and drive from Savuti to Ihaha. Located in the Chobe National Park and on the Chobe River, Ihaha Campsite offers stunning views of the river and Namibia beyond. Home to the highest concentration of elephant in Africa, watching these majestic animals come down to the river to drink and play is extraordinary.
Overnight at Ihaha Campsite (self-catering)
Optional upgrade: Chobe Safari Lodge – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
Guests take a journey at leisure through the park to the town of Kasane. Upon arrival at Chobe Safari Lodge, they return the rental 4WD vehicle and enjoy a full day at leisure. Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane right on the banks of the Chobe River, sharing a border with Chobe National Park. The lodge is a safari paradise for any wildlife enthusiast and offers a host of facilities including a swimming pool, river bar, well-known restaurant, and beauty salon. The main bar and dining area overlook the stunning Chobe River, providing picturesque sunsets each evening.
Accommodation offered to guests is in en-suite rooms or chalets or self-catering campsites equipped with modern ablution facilities and electrical points, all overlooking the river. Activities at the lodge include game drives to the wildlife hotspot of the Chobe National Park, as well as a tranquil boat cruise down the river (own account).
Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 11 – 12
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Today, guests cross the border into Zimbabwe and enjoy a scheduled transfer by road to Victoria Falls. Situated within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort estate, Lokuthula is surrounded by 80 000 hectares of unspoilt African bush and borders the unfenced Zambezi National Park. A nearby waterhole facilitates free passage of wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, hyena, and a variety of plains game between the park and the lodges. The resort provides a complimentary shuttle bus into the town centre as well as to the rainforest, where the entrance to Victoria Falls is situated. A stay at Lokuthula is not complete without a visit to the famous Boma Restaurant – Dinner and Drum Show, which is on-site – advance bookings are necessary.
Overnight at Lokuthula Lodge – Breakfast.
Optional upgrade: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Breakfast.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, guests are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport (own account) in time for international flight or onward arrangements.
Accommodation: As per itinerary
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Vehicle hire: 4WD car hire or similar – pick up in Maun and drop off in Kasane. Unlimited mileage, standard cover CDW/ theft waiver, one named driver, one way drop off fees, delivery fees, satellite phone, satellite navigation.
Meet and greet: Maun International Airport
Transfers: Road transfer to Zimbabwe
Entrance fees: Camping, vehicle entrance and national park fees
General: Standard self-drive itinerary, General travel /country information and safari notes
Vehicle hire – contract fee, PAI, fuel, top up excess, rental deposit, additional driver fee
All alcoholic and soft drinks
All vehicle entrance and national park fees
Specialist / private guides
Gratuities and items of a personal nature
Travel, medical and personal accident insurance
International and regional scheduled flights and visas