Discover an unforgettable selection of Botswana's magnificent highlights during this epic wildlife holiday to one of Africa's greatest safari destinations. You'll be in the company of like-minded people during this small group set departure, exclusive to Rainbow Tours.
Your professional guide will take you around the immense Okavango Delta, in the middle of the largest stretches of continuous sand in the world. Here, animals aggregate in vast herds seeking water in the dry season.
Explore Moremi Game Reserve, famed for its impressive concentrations of wildlife which allow for truly spectacular game- viewing opportunities in breathtaking surroundings.
Continue through Chobe National Park, another of Africa's finest game sanctuaries. The park encompasses a widely contrasting range of habitats and is home to a mind-boggling variety of animals and birds. Some of the largest herds of African elephant and buffalo in existence, are here.
Accommodation is in custom- built Meru- styled tented accommodation, with proper linen bedding and all meals are included.
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Overnight flight from selected UK airports to Johannesburg, where you connect with the flight to Maun.
Camping in Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve
On arrvival in Maun Airport you'll be met by your guide. The adventure starts as you set off to Moremi Game Reserve, travelling through scenic surrounds and stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch en- route. Your arrival at camp will be timed so as to enjoy sundowners in the deep orange glow of your first Botswana sunset.
Spend the first 2 nights camping in Xakanaxa region, on the banks of the Khwai river, deep in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Moremi Game Reserve
During morning and afternoon game drives, you'll get to know the impressive delta ecosystem where game sightings are inevitably excellent. Bush guides put their refined tracking skills to use and ensure all trips are filled with amazing wildlife encounters. The morning starts early (at about 5 am) with a meetup around the campfire for coffee, tea, and a light breakfast so that you can catch the landscapes and wildlife hunting or moving at first light. During the midday heat, most wildlife is less active, often retreating to shade. Your second game drive is in the later afternoon as the temperatures begin to drop and wildlife activity resumes.
Khwai Community area
After an early breakfast today, you and your tented camp (neatly packed away by the camp guides and porters) head for Khwai, stopping en route for lunch. Once you arrive, your camp is set up on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve, where the Khwai River and Community area meet.
In the afternoon, take to the waters that define this region for a two-and-a-half hour 'mokoro' journey (traditional wooden canoe) to explore the winding channels and drift leisurely between the vegetation. Khwai is the easternmost reach of the vast, impressive Okavango River system.
Three nights camping in this region.
Khwai Community area
Because you are just outside the Moremi Game Reserve, your game drives are not restricted by national park regulations. This means you'll be able to enjoy both day and night drives. As night falls, head out to explore the landscape by torchlight and by the light of your vehicles. You will have the chance to seek nocturnal wildlife.
Khwai Community area
Continue your adventure, exploring by 4x4 vehicle, 'mokoro' dugout canoe and on foot with your dedicated, experienced walking safari guides.
The birdlife and wildlife is internationally renowned. If you enjoy photography, its best to set out with your camera is in the early mornings to catch the wildlife in the 'golden hours' of natural light.
Savute - Chobe National Park
Travel north to Chobe National Park, where you will spend the next 3 nights camping in the Savute region. Chobe is one of Botswana's richest game hotspots: in a country already teeming with wildlife, this is no mean feat.
From April to November, game migrates to the Chobe River in search of a water source. Naturally, herbivores will be followed by prides of lion and other predators. The Savute region is a remote corner of the Chobe area, dominated and regenerated by the increased water flow of the Savute Channel.
Explore the dry, desert-like landscapes of Savute and search for big game during a 4x4 game drive. For the last 30 years, Savute has been an extremely dry area until recently, when the Savute Channel began to flood the Savute Marshes once again. In particular, the area is praised for lion and elephant sightings.
Continue looking for herds of elephant and prides of lion today as you travel through the varied landscapes that Botswana has to offer, from the river waterways to the dry sections of marshland. Later in the afternoon, head out in search of the animals that awaken from their day's slumber and gather at waterholes to quench their thirst.
Chobe National Park
Your journey continues further north, deeper into Chobe National Park, where you will spend 2 nights camping in a wilderness camp near the Chobe River. This is one of the best places in Botswana (and actually, in all of Africa) to spot massive herds of elephant - these herds combine to make up a total population of around 50,000 individuals.
Explore the riverbank and floodplains during a series of game drives.
Chobe River Cruise
Among today's activities is an afternoon boat cruise, gently slipping through the winding waterways and moving along the Chobe River. This gives you an amazing opportunity to observe wildlife from another angle and get up close to thirsty buffalo. Keep a lookout for huge crocodiles and pods of hippo in the water.
You will be transferred back to Kasane Airport from where you will fly back to Johannesburg to check in for your long haul flight back to London Heathrow or selected other UK airports. (Alternatively, speak to one of our specialists to book an extension to the Victoria Falls!.)
Pricing Information & Dates
12 day tour, from £4450 per person
23 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017
*Returned International flights from the UK in Economy Class with airport taxes
*Internal flights and airport taxes
*Comfortable walk-in tented accommodation - Meru styled tents with built- in floors, Mosquito gauze, proper beds with linen and towels.
*Services of a dedicated safari team, including a cook, camp assistant, back up driver, expert licenced guide for the duration of your safari.
*Transport in customized safari vehicle.
*All meals and selected drinks.
*All activities specified
* All entrance fees and camping fees
* travel and medical insurance
* items of a personal nature, gratuities.
This tours is guaranteed on a minimum of 2 passengers and maximum of 12.
Departure date will be 23 June 2017 - returning on the 04th July 2017.
***No single supplement***
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