Summary : Begin your safari adventure in Johannesburg, before departing the next morning for Maun, Botswana, to embark on an exciting seven-day safari. You'll be taken to scenes right out of a movie with expansive landscapes full of roaming wildlife. A safari in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park is exhilarating. From the world's largest inland delta with a scene of lechwe, giraffe and buffalo to Moremi Game Reserve with more than 500 species of birds to the grand elephants of Chobe National Park, Signature Botswana is a safari of a lifetime. The Signature Botswana itinerary may be combined with a three-day extension to Cape Town and a two-day stay at the stunning Victoria Falls.
Note: We are able to modify this trip and can create a custom quote after speaking with you. This tour operates on request. Lodges and itinerary are subject to change, based on availability. Premium Upgrade lodges and camps fill quickly, please book early.
Activities : Birding, Hiking
$999,999,999 to $0
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa and transfer to your centrally-situated hotel. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure resting up after the long flight. Lunch and dinner on own account; there are a number of good restaurants within easy reach of the hotel. Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace
Southern Sun OR Tambo Hotel
Check out of the hotel early this morning and transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Maun, Botswana. After clearance formalities, depart Maun Airport on light aircraft for a short lodge hopper flight to your safari camp in the Okavango Delta. There will be time to freshen up before departing on an afternoon game viewing activity. Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
Xugana Island Camp
The Okavango Delta is a unique oasis at the northern edge of the sands of the Kalahari Desert. Flood rain waters from the Angolan highlands are carried by the Okavango River into the delta where it spreads out creating countless waterways and lagoons over an area of approximately 10,000 square kilometers. The delta is rich water environment home to countless bird species, as well as larger mammals such as elephant, red lechwe, and buffalo. Enjoy a full day with morning and afternoon game viewing activities. Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
Xugana Island Camp
After an early morning game viewing activity and brunch, transfer via a short lodge hopper flight to your next safari camp within the Moremi Game Reserve (Deluxe option) or on a private concession (Premium option) bordering the Reserve. Arrive at your safari camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game viewing activity. Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
Home to nearly 500 species of birds, and a vast array of other species of wildlife (including cheetah, leopard, lion, elephants, and buffalo), the Moremi area never fails to impress even the most experienced of travelers. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle, excellent bird watching, and exploring the surrounding Okavango channels by powerboat or mokoro (canoe). Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
After an early morning game activity and brunch, depart Moremi Game Reserve via a short lodge hopper flight to the Chobe National Park area. Upon arrival, transfer to your safari lodge in the park (Deluxe option) or in a private reserve bordering the park (Premium option). Check-in in time for lunch and an afternoon game viewing activity. Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
Savute Safari Lodge
Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region offers a safari experience of a lifetime. Enjoy two full days of morning and afternoon game viewing activities from your safari lodge. Overnight at deluxe or premium hotel option.
Savute Safari Lodge
After a final early morning game drive and brunch, transfer back to the airstrip and depart on a lodge hopper flight to Maun, Botswana, then on to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Or, if you choose to add on the Victoria Falls extension: 2 nights/3 days
After a final early morning game drive and brunch, transfer back to the airstrip and depart on a lodge hopper flight to Kasane, Northern Botswana. After clearance formalities, transfer to the Kazangula border crossing and ferry across the Zambezi River into Zambia. Travel to hotel/lodge for check-in before heading out on a late afternoon boat cruise on the Zambezi River aboard the African Queen or on an excursion from the lodge.
Accommodations in Johannesburg and at Safari lodges in Botswana as per itinerary (Deluxe or Premium Upgrade option available); breakfast only in Johannesburg, all meals and local drinks at safari camps/lodges; daily game viewing activities at all safari camps/lodges/reserves; guide and park fees in all safari camps/lodges/reserves; vehicle transfers as specified above.
International airfare (into and out of Johannesburg or Cape Town), internal scheduled flights between Cape Town (via Johannesburg) to Maun, Botswana and Livingstone, Zambia back to Johannesburg; lodge hopper 'bush flights'; meals not mentioned in the itinerary and lunches and dinners in Johannesburg, gratuities for porters/guides/drivers/hotel and safari lodge staff, park rangers/guides; all items of a personal nature (i.e. communication charges; travel and personal insurance; passport fees; excess baggage fees; inoculation fees; laundry; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; airport and departure taxes, etc); extra tours and activities not mentioned above.
Approximate Internal Airfare:
Jan - Mar 2012: From $1,750
Apr - Jun 2012: From $1,785
Jul - Nov 2012: From $1,845
Dec 2012: From $1,895
Additional single traveler air supplement may apply.