Day 1-2: Makgadikgadi Pans
Upon arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by our representative for a meet and greet, afterward you will meet the driver for your transfer by road to your first accommodation in Botswana.
Situated close to the village of Gweta, 290 km from Francistown and 200 km from Maun, this family friendly camp accepts children of all ages. Planet Baobab combines style with comfort while remaining true to its African inspiration. Accommodation provides different options at all price levels. Traditionally styled, beautifully painted Kalanga Huts with en-suite bathrooms or the shady campsite are a couple of accommodation options available. The ‘shebeen’ style central mess features a tasty bar menu, and when it heats up, cool off in the biggest coolest pool in the Kalahari. Activities on offer all year round include: guided bush walks; traditional cattle post and village visits; incredibly friendly habituated meerkats; expeditions to Nxai Pan. During the dry season (25th April to 31st October) activities include quad biking on the saltpans; a sleep out under the magnificent Makgadikgadi night sky. During the wet season (1st November to 24th April) visitors can witness the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration experience.
The Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest salt pan, formed on the bed of an ancient lake that began evaporating aeons ago. Visiting Makgadikgadi is a unique desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun-baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other waterbirds, as well as one of Africa’s biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder not to be missed.
Accommodation at Planet Baobab Camp
Full Board – activities included
Day 3-4: Okavango Delta
On this morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road back to Maun in time for your onward air transfer to Oddballs’ Camp deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only and is a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and welcomed to the island by your professional guide.
Accommodation is in dome tents set on elevated wooden decks, and shaded by shelters or trees. Each tent is equipped with bedding, a storage trunk and a light; beautiful outdoor showers and ablutions are en-suite. The central bar and lounge area has comfortable chairs and sofas, a selection of books and games, and raised viewing decks overlooking the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to sip a sundowner and watch the sun set over the palm trees, and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.
Oddballs’ offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro (pl. mekoro), (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which he’ll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where he’ll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.
During your stay you can also visit the local baYei village.
Accommodation at Oddballs’ Camp
Full Board – activities included
Day 5-6: Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast and your last morning activity you will be transferred by air to Khwai airstrip where a representative from Hyena Camp will be waiting to welcome you to your next accommodation. Hyena Pan is a tented bushlodge on a private conservation area north of Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is built around a permanent water-hole to the north west of Moremi Game Reserve’s northern gate. This is one of the few permanent water holes in this area and attracts elephants and other wildlife; it is also part of the ‘elephant route’ between Savuti in the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, and as such you can see movement of elephant through the area constantly. The rains from December to March flood the area creating the perfect habitat for hippos, elephants and buffalos; as the pan shrinks from March to November the lodge pumps water to the pan from their close by borehole, it is salty water with high mineral contents, a big attraction to the ceoncession’s resident game and bird species. The camp is rustic yet comfortable, its charming simplicity makes it the perfect getaway into the wilderness; the permanent tents offer spacious comfortable accommodation with twin share en-suite facilities.
Activities include game drives in the concession, along the Khwai River and in the Moremi Natinal Park; game walks.
Accommodation at Hyena Pan Tented Safari Camp
Full Board – activities included
Day 7-8: Chobe River
After your breakfast and a last morning activity you will be transferred by air to Kasane Airport where you will meet The Old House Lodge staff. The guest house is located in Kasane within walking distance to all shops and a 10 minute boat ride to the entrance of the Chobe National Park.
The Chobe River forms the Chobe National Park’s northern border. Descending from Angola where it is known by the Hambukushu name, Kwando, it takes on the name Linyanti as it reaches Botswana, finally becoming the Chobe at the border of Ngoma. The Chobe runs along the northern border of Botswana, meeting the Zambezi and tumbling over the fault-line of Victoria Falls. In the National Park there’s only one paved road, and it’s the one that connects Ngoma Bridge and Kasane, the rest of the roads are all dirt roads, accessible only by 4×4 vehicles.
Accommodation at Old House Lodge
Half Board – Activities included 1 game drive and 1 sunset cruise
Day 9: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Bayete Guest Lodge in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). The hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodation and is situated in the heart of the Victoria Falls Residential Area, 2 km away from Victoria Falls Centre. Recently renovated, this family run lodge has 25 rooms which is set in a lush tropical garden. Central to the lodge is the large tear drop pool which is hugged by the Caldecott Boma and Ngwezi Tavern. Breakfast is served in the Caldecott Boma every day. Lunch and dinner are also available on special request and are delicious home cooked meals.
Victoria Falls National Park is called “Mosi oa Tunya" by the local Kololo tribe, which means the smoke that thunders because of the nearly 550 million litres of water that cascade into the chasm 100 metres below every minute during peak flow of the Zambezi River. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1989. It is an area that plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges that give rise to an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away. The waterfall splash zone creates an incredible rainforest that is a fragile ecosystem of discontinuous forest on sandy alluvium soils and that is dependent upon the continuous supply of abundant water and high humidity resulting from the spray plume. Vegetation includes ferns, palms and ficus trees. There are also many bird species, typical species include the Verraux Eagle, the Peregrine and Taita Falcons, the Black Stork and the Augur Buzzard.
Accommodation at Bayete Guest Lodge
Bed and Breakfast
Optional activities: cruise in the Zambezi; Victoria Falls Park excursion; adventure activities (rafting, bungee jumping, gorge zip line)
Day 10: Departure
On this day after breakfast and check out (onward flight time dependent) you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward connecting flight back home.
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Riepilogo: il tuo viaggio in Botswana
- Tipo di pernottamento: Lodge, Tented Camp
- Spostamenti: Fly-in
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert but thanks to the Okavango River the country opens diverse areas of wildlife habitat with grasslands, savannah, hundreds or little islets and salt pans in the middle of the dry savannah where the biggest population of elephants live together with hippos, lions, leopards, eagles and pelicans.. More »
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