The 12 Day is truly a self-designed unforgettable safari in Botswana, The tour not only brings to the hot-spots ,but also overnight in complete natural environments from the Okavango Delta to the Ntwetwe Salt Pan in the Makgadikgadi National Park.
|Days||Towns||Lodges / Guesthouses||Dinner / Breakfast/Lunch|
|2||Ghanzi||Kalahari Afrique Lodge||L|
|4||Okavango Delta (Overnight)||Okavango Delta (Overnight)||B-L-D|
|5||Maun||Sedia riverfront Hotel||B-L-D|
|7||Gweta||NtwetweSalt Pan (overnight )||B-L-D|
|9||Elephant Sands||Elephant Sands Lodge||B-L-D|
|10||Chobe – Botswana||Kwalape Safari Lodge||B|
|11||Chobe – Botswana||Kwalape Safari Lodge||B|
Collection from Accommodations will be at 09h00 as we continue towards Ghanzi (Botswana) .The afternoon awaits us with a educational bushman walk with the Kalahari Bushman. Another way to explore the Kalahari is on foot, led by San People who will take you on an authentic, adventurous and informative guided walk. On the walk with these gentle people, they will share information of their ancient culture and how they used to live and survived in these arid areas. They will share their knowledge of tracking animals, as well as the fauna and flora of the Kalahari.
The Lodge offers a very relaxing atmosphere with a welcoming swimming pool that is a good way to cool down from a long drive.
After breakfast we continue once more on another journey to Maun. We will be spending our first night at the Sedia Riverside Hotelcampsite .
Take Note : To prepare yourself for a wilderness camping (overnight) in the Okavango delta the next day. So pack a small back pack with 1night luggage and take all your important documents with. The guide will give you more information about the Delta over night stay at dinner.
Due to its elaborate décor Canyon Roadhouse has acquired a sort of cult status in Namibia: the good old days of the automobile are celebrated in the theme restaurant and bar. Enjoy a slice of the legendary Amarula cheesecake among coachwork arranged with loving care. The geology, flora, fauna and history of the area are explained on display boards at the Canyon Information Centre. Situated directly on the road to the Fish River Canyon, 14 km from the gate to the viewing points, Canyon Roadhouse offers 24 immaculate en-suite rooms with air conditioning, a swimming pool and a petrol station.
After breakfast ,we will be pick up by a local guide and driven on a 1 hour journey to the Okavango Delta. We will then switch to the Mokoro canoes for another one hour until we reach our campsite.
We will then a have light lunch and prepare our self’s on a sun downer bush walk with a local guide ,to view few of the big 5 on foot.
Once we are back at the campsite , we have a nice dinner under the stars with a local guide joining us.
Early wake up with a light meal and coffee /tea .We join a local guide on a morning Bush walk once more for wildlife encounters. The Delta is home to wildlife like , Lions , leopards , Hippos , crocodiles , wide variety of birdlife and antelopes.
After a 3 hour walk , we get back to the camp and enjoy a warm breakfast before we prepare our self getting back to Maun on the Mokoro Canoe.
We are expecting to be back at the Hotel in the afternoon.
Turning north, we once again head deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some tiny rural communities along the way. The scenery is harsh, and sometimes forbidding. The process of erosion in these areas is well advanced and we pass time rounded “koppies” arid terrain and outcrops of tortured rock. Traversing this bleak yet beautiful landscape, the terrain begins to change and we cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our lodge during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
Early start! We will have coffee and tea with a light breakfast in the morning. The journey to the Ntwetwe Salt Pan in The Makgadikgadi National Park starts off. As the first light of the day shows , we will be visiting the meekat gang for an hour before continuing to the salt pan.
Get ready for an adventurous ride – with quad bikes we will continue to the salt pans and enjoy a spectacular sunset drive on the Ntwetwe Salt Pan.( Absolutely breathtaking ) The bed rolls will be set and dinner will be ready with a campfire ,time for storytelling.
Today we wake up as the first sunlight shines and smile of good coffee. Just after breakfast we will have a short lecture about Ntwetwe Salt Pan and the formation and importance to the Tourism Industry in Botswana. Bed rolls will be packed up and we will get the Quad bikes ready to take off.
We are expected to arrive in the afternoon back to the camp for a very relaxing afternoon.
We depart Planet Baobab in the morning, right after breakfast and drive off to the world of Elephants. Settled between two of Botswana’s top attractions, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, is a place where fine sand and massive elephants meet. The marriage of these creates a place where the two are brought together for those of us that seek adventure. This is a Lodge that combines the beauty of African nature and its wildlife, Elephant Sands. Guest can enjoy the rest of the day in the company of the African gentle Giants.
Our evening dinner will be served in the wilderness (Bush dinner) surrounded by pure nature and under the African stars shining upon us.
After breakfast we drive from Elephants Sands slowly head into the Kwalape Safari Lodge .Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana's first national park. On arrival guest can enjoy the rest of the day joining activities offered by the lodge .
The rest of the day will be free with plenty of time to explore the same activities offered by the Lodge .The activities such as chobe boat cruises and chobe Game Drives just to mention a few.
Today is a free day , for those interested in the Victoria Falls visit. After breakfast we will be visiting the Victoria Falls for the whole day. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: The Smoke That Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. After spending the whole day at the falls we then will head back to our Accommodation and enjoy the sunset over the Namibian side of the Chobe River.
Some of the Few other activities availible are: Village Tour , Snake Park and Biodiversity Center Tour , Livingstone Day Tour.
Price Per Person: N$ 45.500
Single Supplement: N$ 2 000 pp ( Extra ) (above valid until 31 Oct 2020))
Participants : Min 4 / Max 8
Departures : 15 Mar , 1 Apr , 18 Apr , 4 May , 23 May , 8 Jun , 27 Jun , 13 Jul , 30 Jul , 15 Aug , 31 Aug , 19 Sep , 5 Oct , 2 Nov