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Botswana Rhino Safari

9 days from $4,295
Departing On Request

Visiting
  • Victoria Falls
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Okavango Delta
 This Tour Includes:
First class hotels with private facilities on a twin-sharing basis
Full breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 6 dinners (BLD)
Game viewing in Botswana by 4WD camp vehicles with experienced Ranger
All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges
UTG's Safari Kit including baggage tags, document wallet and duffel bag
UTG's Safari Delay Protection Plan
Light aircraft flights Kasane-Lerro La Tau-Savute-Xugana Island Lodge
Travel Gear Center
Day 1  Arrive Victoria Falls
Welcome to Africa! Take in all the sights as you are driven to your hotel, just minutes from thundering Victoria Falls. After time to freshen up and relax a bit, enjoy a slow sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River.

Day 2  Victoria Falls (B)
A highlight awaits this morning as you begin the day with a tour of the “Smoke That Thunders”, Victoria Falls. Be sure to pack rain gear, as the mist from the falls will provide a refreshing reminder of the strength of the falls. Later this afternoon, visit a local village and gain insight on local life today.
Day 3  Victoria Falls-Lerro La Tau (Makgadikgadi Pans) (BLD)
Welcome to Botswana! Travel by road to Kasane where you will be met and assisted to your light aircraft flight to the incredible beauty of Leroo La Tau – a unique experience totally different to any other area in Botswana.

Leroo La Tau is built above the Boteti River on cliffs over 15m high, this gives guests a raised vantage point resulting in numerous spectacular wildlife sightings. 
 
Of particular interest at Leroo La Tau is the Rhino Project. In 2001, as part of an initiative to put rhinos back in their natural habitat in Botswana, there was a collaboration to assist in the reintroduction of four White and four Black rhino to the Mombo area on Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta. A further 22 White rhino were subsequently introduced, and successful breeding has ensured there are an estimated 38 White rhino - and the four introduced Black rhino – living in the wild as a result of this project.

Leroo La Tau also boasts Chobe Bushbuck, Leopard, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Impala, Kudu, Jackal, Porcupines, Genets, Caracal to name but a few. Most unique however, are the Crocodile and an amazing pod of Hippo which have survived in extremely adverse conditions for over 12 years, making this area of the Boteti a unique haven for large herds and predators alike.
Leroo La Tau

Day 4  Leroo La Tau (Makgadikgadi Pans) (BLD)
The Makgadikgadi National park winds itself from the banks of the Boteti River through its interior of scrubland and grasslands ending at the extraordinary salt pans in the east. The Makgadikgadi pans are the remains of a great lake that once occupied a significant portion of Northern Botswana covering approximately 60 000 square Kilometers. Due to the absence of a water outlet there was a considerable amount salt residue left behind after dramatic climate change caused the drying up of this once majestic lake. The results are salt deposits which are now a well-known characteristic of this region. The Boteti River last flowed in 1993 however after the rainy season this area explodes with life as wildlife congregate around precious water holes and herds of zebra and wildebeest graze to their hearts content on the wide open green grassland plains.

Enjoy two game viewing activities today.
Leroo La Tau

Day 5  Savute Safari Lodge (BLD)
This morning, a light aircraft flight takes you to the legendary Savute Safari Lodge. Sit back and smell the wild sage on the way from the airstrip, keeping an eye out for Savute’s famous and magnificent elephant bulls.
Savute Safari Lodge

Day 6  Savute Safari Lodge (BLD)
Just south of Linyanti in the Western Region of Chobe National Park, Savute is one of the premier game viewing areas in the world. Along with healthy populations of zebra and impala, Savute is well known for excellent lion and hyena sightings as well. Enjoy morning and afternoon game activities today.
Savute Safari Lodge

Day 7  Okavango Delta (Xugana Island Lodge) (BLD)
After your exciting morning game activity and delicious brunch you will catch your scheduled charter flight to the magic tranquil beauty of the Okavango Delta and Xugana Island Lodge.
   
After a delicious lunch you will have time to settle into your rooms before departing on your afternoon game activity where you can choose to enjoy a boat cruise and even try your hand at some fishing, or enjoy an exciting game walk on one of the islands in the Okavango Delta.
Xugana Island Lodge

Day 8  Okavango Delta (Xugana Island Lodge) (BLD)
Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as one of the most spectacular permanent water sites in the Okavango Delta. Here, the crystal clear waterways wind through vast reed and papyrus beds and tranquil lagoons. A choice of water based activities is offered at Xugana Island Lodge. Enjoy a tranquil mokoro trip in an eco-friendly dugout canoe; or enjoy a wilderness walk on one of the surrounding islands in the concession. Bird viewing is spectacular and you might also like to try your hand at fishing for bream.
Xugana Island Lodge

Day 9  Okavango Delta-Maun-Depart (B)
Your holiday comes to an end too soon as your light aircraft flight brings you to Maun where you being your homeward bound journey.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs On Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
25 JUN 13 - 31 OCT 13$6,095$6,105
01 NOV 13 - 31 DEC 13$4,495$4,595
11 FEB 14 - 31 MAR 14$4,295$4,395
01 APR 14 - 30 JUN 14$4,695$4,795
01 JUL 14 - 31 OCT 14$6,295$7,995
Land Only tour prices include the flight aircraft flights Kasane-Makgadikgadi-Savute-Okavango Delta-Maun.
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together. Prices are valid for travel within each date band; supplements may apply if travel crosses two date bands. Holiday supplement of $65 per night per person applies for travel between December 22-January 5 and April 15-22.
This program does not operate between January 1-February 10 as Leroo La Tau is closed during that time. Savute Safari Lodge is closed February 10-March 16; during this time the itinerary will change slightly and include Chobe Safari Lodge instead of Savute Safari Lodge.
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