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Botswana & Victoria Falls

 

Botswana & Victoria Falls

13 days from $6,495
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Join us for a voyage of discovery and we soak in the history and culture of Johannesburg before we move to the glory of Victoria Falls and the thrill of Big Five game viewing in Botswana.

A full day in Johannesburg begins with a tour of Soweto, today one of South Africa's largest townships and site of the adoption of the Freedom Charter of 1955. Take in the historic sights of apartheid from the Hector Pieterson Museum to the Regina Mundi church. Later, a visit to the Lesedi Cultural Village gives us a glimps into the Ndebele, Sotho, Pedi, Zulu and Xhosa tribes, complete with traditional dishes at dinner.

On to thundering Victoria Falls for two nights, where you have time to cruise on the Zambezi River and walk through the rainforest leading to Victoria Falls.

Next, the wildlife of Botswana takes center stage for the next 8 nights. From Chobe National Park to Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, the magic of Botswana explodes at every turn. The massive herds of elephants in Chobe will enchant you. The Big Cats are found in good numbers in both the Moremi and Okavango Delta. The excitment of game viewing by land is complemented by the serene scene of gliding silently in the crystal clear water of the channels that wind their way though these national reserves. From morning to evening, the scenes are always changing, evolving and creating memories captured by your camera, your mind and your heart.

Created with flexibility in mind, you can depart on this journey any day of the week. You can stay at your favorite camp and add on destinations like Cape Town, Kruger or, for a full Pan-African experience, Kenya or Tanzania.

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Day 1  Arrive Johannesburg
Your safari begins today as you arrive in Johannesburg and are transferred to your hotel in nearby Sandton.

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton



Discover a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment hub of Gauteng at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton.

This upscale hotel in Sandton, features two sections, the Balalaika and the Crown Court, each with its own lush, landscaped garden and sparkling swimming pool where guests can relax, unwind & experience the timelessness and calm of a bygone era.

Boasting 330 stylish guest rooms and suites, each accommodation is air-conditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with its own en suite bathroom.

Ideally situated, the hotel's location is convenient for access to the main Johannesburg/Pretoria highway, Johannesburg International Airport and three local airports.Two restaurants provide exceptional on-site dining, including the popular Bull Run Restaurant for steakhouse favorites.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness facility and business services with state-of-the-art meeting and event space for up to 300 attendees.

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Day 2  Johannesburg | Meals: B
History unfolds today as you take a half day tour of Soweto. See Nelson Mandela's house and the Regina Mundi church, where the resistance to Aparteid grew strong. Later in the day, the culture of South Africa comes alive as you visit Lesedi and explore four of the hundreds of tribes found in South Africa. After a traditional African meal, return to the hotel for the night.

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton



Discover a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment hub of Gauteng at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton.

This upscale hotel in Sandton, features two sections, the Balalaika and the Crown Court, each with its own lush, landscaped garden and sparkling swimming pool where guests can relax, unwind & experience the timelessness and calm of a bygone era.

Boasting 330 stylish guest rooms and suites, each accommodation is air-conditioned and tastefully furnished in a classic, comfortable style with its own en suite bathroom.

Ideally situated, the hotel's location is convenient for access to the main Johannesburg/Pretoria highway, Johannesburg International Airport and three local airports.Two restaurants provide exceptional on-site dining, including the popular Bull Run Restaurant for steakhouse favorites.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness facility and business services with state-of-the-art meeting and event space for up to 300 attendees.

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Day 3  Johannesburg-Victoria Falls | Meals: BD
Fly to Victoria Falls today. Later, enjoy the sunset on a dinner cruise along the Zambezi. Watch the animals come to the shores of the river to take a drink before the last glimpse of the sun disappears behind the horizon.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge



Set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoys uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld, spectacular African sunsets and an on-site waterhole. A complimentary shuttle service transports guest to the Victoria Falls and town centre on an hourly basis throughout the day.
  • 4 km/2.5 mls from the Victoria Falls Rainforest
  • 3 km/2 mls from Victoria Falls Town Centre
  • 100 km/62 mls from Chobe Game Reserve (Botswana)
  • 24 km/15 mls from Victoria Falls Airport
  • 170 km/106 mls from Hwange Game Reserve
  • 5 km/3 mls from the Zambian Border (Livingstone)
Facilities:
  • 24 hour reception services
  • Complimentary hourly bus shuttle to the village and Victoria Falls for hotel residents
  • Ample free secure open parking space
  • Private shower facilities for early arrival & late check-out guests
  • Limited facilities for guests with disabilities
  • Check out time 1000hrs/Check in time 1400hrs
  • Swimming pool with sun deck
  • Credit cards accepted : VISA, Amex and MasterCard
  • Private and bush dinners available on request
  • Activities desk
  • Curio and Gift Shop
  • Wireless access is available throughout the hotel
  • TV Lounge with satellite link
  • Internet Cafe with e-mail access, digital photo downloading, CD printing and photo printing facilities
  • Baby sitting facilities
  • Guest library and Games room
  • 24 hour security
  • Tailor made wedding service available
  • Up-grades available on request at an additional charge


ENTERTAINMENT:


MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant A restful, split-level a la carte restaurant with views overlooking the waterhole

Buffalo Bar An open plan bar with its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole

Pool Deck & Viewing Deck A delicious light menu & full bar service are available. Additionally this offers a wonderful view of the 'Vulture Restaurant' in front of the waterhole. This attracts hundreds of vultures every lunchtime

Room Service Limited room service available

The Boma Place of Eating -- Just 500 metres from the lodge, The Boma offers a unique African experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show & mouth-watering local & international dishes every evening

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Day 4  Victoria Falls | Meals: B
The incomparable Falls are up first this morning, as your walk takes you through the rainforest, stopping along the way at lookout spots to take in the magnificent Falls. Be sure to pack your rain poncho as there is almost always mist coming from the Falls. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. You may want to add an optional dinner at the Elephant Cafe in Livingstone.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge



Set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoys uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld, spectacular African sunsets and an on-site waterhole. A complimentary shuttle service transports guest to the Victoria Falls and town centre on an hourly basis throughout the day.
  • 4 km/2.5 mls from the Victoria Falls Rainforest
  • 3 km/2 mls from Victoria Falls Town Centre
  • 100 km/62 mls from Chobe Game Reserve (Botswana)
  • 24 km/15 mls from Victoria Falls Airport
  • 170 km/106 mls from Hwange Game Reserve
  • 5 km/3 mls from the Zambian Border (Livingstone)
Facilities:
  • 24 hour reception services
  • Complimentary hourly bus shuttle to the village and Victoria Falls for hotel residents
  • Ample free secure open parking space
  • Private shower facilities for early arrival & late check-out guests
  • Limited facilities for guests with disabilities
  • Check out time 1000hrs/Check in time 1400hrs
  • Swimming pool with sun deck
  • Credit cards accepted : VISA, Amex and MasterCard
  • Private and bush dinners available on request
  • Activities desk
  • Curio and Gift Shop
  • Wireless access is available throughout the hotel
  • TV Lounge with satellite link
  • Internet Cafe with e-mail access, digital photo downloading, CD printing and photo printing facilities
  • Baby sitting facilities
  • Guest library and Games room
  • 24 hour security
  • Tailor made wedding service available
  • Up-grades available on request at an additional charge


ENTERTAINMENT:


MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant A restful, split-level a la carte restaurant with views overlooking the waterhole

Buffalo Bar An open plan bar with its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole

Pool Deck & Viewing Deck A delicious light menu & full bar service are available. Additionally this offers a wonderful view of the 'Vulture Restaurant' in front of the waterhole. This attracts hundreds of vultures every lunchtime

Room Service Limited room service available

The Boma Place of Eating -- Just 500 metres from the lodge, The Boma offers a unique African experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show & mouth-watering local & international dishes every evening

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Day 5  Victoria Falls-Chobe National Park | Meals: BLD
Travel by road into Botswana and Chobe National Park. The focus of the park is the deep blue Chobe River which winds its way through the park, providing a source of water - and life - for wildlife.

Elephant Valley Lodge



Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana & the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing & within the Kasane Forest Reserve. The camp comprises 20 'meru' style luxury safari tents & can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. The lodge overlooks an extremely productive water hole. Activities include daily safaris & boat cruises into the Chobe National Park. The unique lodge location provides guests with exceptional game viewing opportunities.

When not out on a game drive, you may enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or just catching up on a good book or your journal entries while sitting in the lounge. Weather permitting, you may enjoy dinners in the Boma.

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Day 6  Chobe National Park | Meals: BLD
Your full day in Chobe includes game viewing both by land and by water. The stars here are the elephants, founds in numbers that dwarf populations in other national parks. The river draws these large herds of gentle giants, along with buffalo, all varieties of antelope like impala and gazelles, wildebbest, giraffe and much more. The Big Cats are here as well, a finding large herds of lions is not unusual. Birdwatchers will be thrilled with sightings of fish eagles, African skimmers, rufous bellied herons and much more.

Elephant Valley Lodge



Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana & the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing & within the Kasane Forest Reserve. The camp comprises 20 'meru' style luxury safari tents & can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. The lodge overlooks an extremely productive water hole. Activities include daily safaris & boat cruises into the Chobe National Park. The unique lodge location provides guests with exceptional game viewing opportunities.

When not out on a game drive, you may enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or just catching up on a good book or your journal entries while sitting in the lounge. Weather permitting, you may enjoy dinners in the Boma.

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Day 7  Chobe-Moremi Game Reserve | Meals: BLD
Board your light aircraft flight this morning and fly to the Moremi Game Reserve. Your lodge overlooks the Mbudi Lagoon in the game rich area of the Khwai Reserve. Afternoon game viewing might include a game drive or perhaps a mekoro ride along the crystal clear channels running throughthe reserve.

Saguni Lodge



Saguni Safari Lodge is situated in Moremi East in the Okavango Delta. It is nestled in an island of mature riparian trees, typical of the Okavango Delta. The Lodge overlooks the 'Mbudi Lagoon', in the beautiful game-rich area of Khwai. The name 'Saguni' is a bushman name for Khwai, meaning 'an area with abundance of game and spectacular sights.'

The Camps accommodation consists of 8 Luxury River Tents and 9 Forest Tents. The tents are spacious and furnished in a classic style ensuring that time between activities is spent relaxing comfortably.

The Lodge offers open vehicle photographic safaris and walking safaris. Besides the day-time game drives, which can feature Africa's big attractions - lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, there is also the option to experience a night drive. Cultural visits and mokoro excursions are all available at Saguni.

Saguni Safari Lodge offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality.

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Day 8 & 9  Moremi Game Reserve | Meals: BLD
Your two full days in Moremi will provide memories for a lifetime. This is Big Five country, and among the highlights you may spot are the endangered black and white rhino, both of which can be found here. Bird live is prolific, with the reserve hosting over 400 species. Be sure to take a walking safari, where you can explore the flora and fauna of the bush, and learn about the importance of the smaller life like the dung beetle and termites to the balance of the eco-system. Water levels permitting time, spent in a mekoro gliding through the channels allows you to soak in the sights and sounds around you.

Saguni Lodge



Saguni Safari Lodge is situated in Moremi East in the Okavango Delta. It is nestled in an island of mature riparian trees, typical of the Okavango Delta. The Lodge overlooks the 'Mbudi Lagoon', in the beautiful game-rich area of Khwai. The name 'Saguni' is a bushman name for Khwai, meaning 'an area with abundance of game and spectacular sights.'

The Camps accommodation consists of 8 Luxury River Tents and 9 Forest Tents. The tents are spacious and furnished in a classic style ensuring that time between activities is spent relaxing comfortably.

The Lodge offers open vehicle photographic safaris and walking safaris. Besides the day-time game drives, which can feature Africa's big attractions - lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, there is also the option to experience a night drive. Cultural visits and mokoro excursions are all available at Saguni.

Saguni Safari Lodge offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality.

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Day 10  Moremi Game Reserve-Okavango Delta | Meals: BLD
The Delta unfolds beneath you as you wing your way to Kadizora Camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Overlooking a panoramic seasonal floodplain, Kadizara is situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway. With just ten tents in camp, you can be assured of a very personalized stay.

Kadizora Camp



The northern areas of the delta feature larger expanses of savannahs punctuated by lagoons and tributaries, and it is on the banks of one of these that a magnificent site has been selected for Kadizora Camp. Beneath a majestic stand of trees and along a peninsula, commanding uninterrupted panoramic vistas of the delta, the camp has been set out to afford each luxury tent absolute privacy.

Kadizora will present 10 luxury tents, each with generous living spaces, and surrounded by sophisticated furnishing, making time between exciting wildlife experiences comfortable and tranquil. In addition to open vehicle and walking safaris, mokoro excursions will provide the ideal position from which to explore the endless flow of rivers and tributaries, this tranquil experience permits close encounters with an abundance of bird and wildlife. Perhaps the most exciting experience will be the introduction of hot air ballooning in the Okavango Delta, and our unique position within a vast traverse area of approximately 120 000 hectares, has made this a reality. The camp is reached after a short 40 minute flight from Maun, and Maun is connected to the major hubs in South Africa and Zimbabwe making access relatively seamless.

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Day 11 & 12  Okavango Delta | Meals: BLD
More amazing wildlife viewing awaits during your two full days at Kadizora. In addition to the Big Five, you'll see cheetah, hyena, zebra, red lechwe, honey badges and much more. Wild dogs are here as well. Game viewing from the water is also available here at Kadizora (water levels permitting). Bird watching as you glide past water lilies in your mekoro is captivating. From April to September, this is the only area in the Delta to offer optional hot-air ballooning.

Kadizora Camp



The northern areas of the delta feature larger expanses of savannahs punctuated by lagoons and tributaries, and it is on the banks of one of these that a magnificent site has been selected for Kadizora Camp. Beneath a majestic stand of trees and along a peninsula, commanding uninterrupted panoramic vistas of the delta, the camp has been set out to afford each luxury tent absolute privacy.

Kadizora will present 10 luxury tents, each with generous living spaces, and surrounded by sophisticated furnishing, making time between exciting wildlife experiences comfortable and tranquil. In addition to open vehicle and walking safaris, mokoro excursions will provide the ideal position from which to explore the endless flow of rivers and tributaries, this tranquil experience permits close encounters with an abundance of bird and wildlife. Perhaps the most exciting experience will be the introduction of hot air ballooning in the Okavango Delta, and our unique position within a vast traverse area of approximately 120 000 hectares, has made this a reality. The camp is reached after a short 40 minute flight from Maun, and Maun is connected to the major hubs in South Africa and Zimbabwe making access relatively seamless.

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Day 13  Maun-Depart | Meals: B
Your light aircraft flight takes you to Maun where your journey home begins.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 NOV 19 - 31 DEC 19$6,595$6,995
01 JAN 20 - 30 APR 20$6,495$6,695
01 MAY 20 - 30 SEP 20$7,895$9,595
Airfare Johannesburg-Victoria Falls is not included in the tour price.
Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. This safari is ultra-flexible - ask us to customize with your favorite camps or lodges.
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Discovery

Visiting

  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Reserve
  • Victoria Falls
  • Johannesburg

This Tour Includes

  • Luxury camps and lodges with private facilities
  • Full breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as indicated by BLD
  • Light Aircraft flights Kasane-Saguni-Kadizora-Maun
  • Full game viewing by lodge/camp 4WD safari vehicles, mekoro or walking safaris on a shared basis with experienced Ranger
  • Sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River
  • All park fees, hotel taxes and surcharges
  • UTG Custom Itinerary and Take Me With You Kit
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