9 Days / 8 Nights Best Of Botswana

Maun Airport / Okavango Delta – Chobe River Front – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)- Victoria Airport / Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Basis

Start

End

Duration

Pom Pom Camp Okavango Delta FI Day 1 Day 4 3 Nights
Chobe Game Lodge Chobe River Front FI Day 4 Day 7 3 Nights
Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) B&B Day 7 Day 9 2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure back home Breakfast Day 9 Day 9 Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FI: Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 1 – 3: POM POM CAMP, OKAVANGO DELTA

Okavango Delta

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife.

Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species.

The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water. Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.

Activities

  • Game Drives
  • Boat Cruises
  • Bush Walks
  • Mokoro Trails
  • Night Drives

Internal flights

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 1 Shared Charter  To Be Advised Maun Airport [MUB]  To Be Advised Pom Pom Camp  To Be Advised

Overnight: Pom Pom Camp            

In the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Matsebe concession area, Pom Pom Camp is a 20-25 minute scenic flight over Okavango Delta from Maun. The camp has 9 large luxury safari tents, all with en-suite showers and flush toilets. In the main thatched building you will find a cozy bar, lounge and table settings for meals prepared by our safari chefs. Activities offered; game drives, night drives, mokoro excursions, boat cruises, game walks and fishing.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities – All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 4 – 6: CHOBE GAME LODGE, CHOBE RIVER FRONT

Chobe River Front

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

Activities

Chobe Game Lodge game viewing

Chobe Game Lodge birding experience

Chobe Game Lodge boat cruises

The Boma

Chobe Game Lodge Game Drives

Owing to the location of Chobe Game Lodge inside the Chobe National Park, early-morning game drives set off as soon as the park opens, giving you the best chance of tracking predators while they are still active. The afternoon drives depart the lodge in the late afternoon (the exact time is dependent on the season), only returning at park closure time after sunset, thus maximising the time you spend out in the park to enjoy those special sightings.

The drives follow the course of the Chobe River as your experienced guide interprets the bush signs and tracks in search of the resident wildlife. Elephant encounters are common and huge herds of buffalo abound. The ever-present impala and the majestic giraffe are both common residents, while sightings of the puku antelope are also on offer. Predators are plentiful in the northern region of the Chobe National Park, and excellent sightings of lion, wild dog and leopard are to be had.

The Chobe Game Lodge vehicles are open 4WD game viewers redesigned to make your trip comfortable and your viewing experience astonishing. Included in the fleet are several silent, CO2 emission-free electric vehicles designed to further enhance your Chobe safari.

Chobe Game Lodge Birding Experience

Birding is spectacular with Schalows turaco, barred owlet and white-browed coucal resident in the gardens as well as rosy throated long claw, western-banded snake-eagle and hooded vulture among a few of the 450 species of the Chobe region.

Chobe Game Lodge River Safaris

No Chobe safari is complete without experiencing the beauty of the Chobe River and its incredible wildlife by boat. The riverboats are specifically designed to ensure each passenger can take in the magnificent Chobe views in complete comfort from anywhere on the boat. Owing to the flexibility in seating arrangements and the flat deck, the boats are ideal for keen wildlife photographers, with ample space for equipment and the freedom to photograph from any angle.

Unlike any other water-based activity in Botswana, the game viewing while on a river safari in Chobe is unsurpassed anywhere in Botswana. Elephants line the water’s edge, hippo congregate in lagoons, hundreds of antelope and giraffe make their way to the water and sightings of predators along the river banks are common. All of the boats at Chobe Game Lodge are solar electric solar-powered safari boats – a clean and quiet way to enjoy a boat safari and another first for tourism in Africa.

Internal Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 4 Shared Charter  To Be Advised Pom Pom Camp  To Be Advised Kasane Airport [BBK]  To Be Advised

Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge      

Chobe Game Lodge is one of those iconic African properties which tie into the unique combination of location, luxury and elegance. It is the only permanent lodge within the boundaries of Chobe National Park. Chobe Game Lodge was the first property in Botswana to introduce electric game viewing boats, vehicles and among the first lodges to be fully Eco-certified.

Chobe Game Lodge also boats a fully qualified and the only all-female guiding team in Africa. Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana’s premier venue for guests looking for a perfect base from which to explore the national park and the Chobe River. This 5-star lodge has full eco-grading by the Botswana Tourism Board.Chobe Game Lodge is designed as a haven of peace and privacy – where relaxation is effortless and you can enjoy your own space. Chobe Game Lodge caters for travellers with disabilities.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities – All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 7 – 8: VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL, VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel       

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as ‘the grand old lady of the Falls’, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. One of only 2 ISO-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

The Edwardian- style 5-star hotel, built in 1904, was recently refurbished and now combines the charm of the old with modern conveniences. Set in lush tropical gardens providing tranquillity and seclusion. World – class service and food and beverage options available.

The Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction for breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment, and Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge. The newly launched Stables Signature Lounge offers exclusive value offerings with personal touch and world class service.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 9: END OF ITINERARY

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 9 Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]   Transfer

Basis

Breakfast

Included

  • Fully inclusive basis (all meals, local beverages and safari activities on offer) at Pom Pom and Chobe Game Lodge
  • Bed & Breakfast basis at Victoria Falls Hotel
  • National Park Fees and Government Taxes
  • Shared Intercamp light aircraft transfers where stated

Excluded

  • Meals, drinks and activities while staying in Victoria Falls
  • International flights
  • Private Charters/transfers
  • Victoria Falls Entrance Fee (USD 30 pp)
  • Private activities (all activities are shared with other guests)
  • Visas (Visas to Zimbabwe are payable in USD cash at the border)
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature (curios, gifts, etc)
  • Personal medical or travel insurances (*required)

Itinerary Terms and Conditions

Payment

  • On confirmation of booking, a 35% non-refundable deposit is required balance payment is due no later than 6 weeks (60 days) prior to departure
  • All prices are quoted NETT and exclude any bank charges related to the transaction.
  • Please note that you are responsible for the cost of any bank charges incurred in any of the payment processes and payments must be made in the currency in which the quotation was accepted, or in which the invoice is made out.

All payments should be made through electronic or telegraphic bank transfer (TT)

  • Please ensure that you advise your SWIFT code and the relevant reservation number when making payment.
  • Please email your payment confirmation to your dedicated consultant at AMA Safaris Ltd.

Note that in some circumstances, full payment is required to secure reservations to which you will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Cancellation Conditions

  • Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.
  • Cancellation conditions vary from supplier to supplier and in certain cases stricter cancellation conditions may apply. Please inquire with your consultant for specific cancellation conditions pertaining to your booking.
  • To cover all variances Our General cancellation conditions are:
  • Confirmation – 91 days before travel:  20 – 25%  (non-refundable deposit)
  • 90 – 46 days before travel: 50% cancellation fee
  • 45 – 0 days before travel: 100% cancellation fee

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