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  • Lions standing
  • Camp Moremi sunset dining
  • Leroo La Tau main lodge building
  • cheeths 2 - Mantello
  • Lep (8)
  • Camp Moremi tent
  • Camp Moremi Lodge
  • Leroo La Tau bar
  • giraffe img000497
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  • Lions standing
  • Camp Moremi sunset dining
  • Leroo La Tau main lodge building
  • cheeths 2 - Mantello
  • Lep (8)
  • Camp Moremi tent
  • Camp Moremi Lodge
  • Leroo La Tau bar

Botswana: Desert and Delta

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Priced from $4,895   Days: 9

The habitat diversity in Botswana makes it a great safari destination. From the wet biome of the north's Okavango River to the dry southern regions, this wide variation in wildlife habitat produces some astounding numbers and varieties of wildlife.

On this trip, you'll explore the birding paradise of Botswana's vast Okavango delta (the world's largest inland delta) and the great herds of zebras and wildebeest at the Makgadikgadi Pans. You'll explore these areas by vehicle, boat and walking and photographers may choose to spend time in one of the photographic blinds built into a river bank.

 

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  • Itinerary
  • Date - Rates
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Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, one of Africa's greatest geographical features, was first chanced on for Europeans by David Livingstone in 1855. Its huge 1700 meter-wide and 100 meter-high falls awe the first-time visitor. 

Located in the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the boutique Ilala Lodge is the nearest hotel to Victoria Falls. Guests at Ilala Lodge can easily see the mists of Victoria Falls from its quiet setting looking out over lush lawns (often with grazing wildlife) and the nearby lush national park vegetation.

Your afternoon is free to explore the falls. Overnight: Ilala Lodge (no meals included) 

Day 2 - 4: Moremi Game Reserve

After breaksfast (included), you will be transferred to the Kasane airport for your flight to Camp Moremi in the Okavango Delta.

In Botswana,  an incredible variety of National Parks beckon, one of the most sought-after being the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland river delta. The delta is comprised of a network of channels seasonally filled with water, with palm-lined islands and vast grassy floodplains.

Camp Moremi lies on the eastern boundary of the Okavango Delta on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon within the Moremi Game Reserve. Under a pristinecanopy of huge teak and ebony trees, Camp Moremi offers inspiring vistas of Xakanaxa Lagoon.

Activities at Camp Moremi include morning and afternoon game drives and motorized boat trips. Camp Moremi is an excellent spot for birding, as well as hippos, elephants and rare antelope such as the red lechwe. Overnight: Camp Moremi (B,L,D)

Day 5 - 6: Moremi Game Reserve to Chobe National Park

Depart on your flight today for the Savute region which is situated within Chobe National Park, this area is best known for lion, cheetah, and hyena.  The Savute Channel flows from the Linyanti River for about 100 kilometres, carrying water away from the river, releasing it into a vast swampland called the Savute Marsh, and further south onto the Mababe Depression. The Savute is an area of many mysteries, one of which is the Savute Channel itself, which has over the past 100 years inexplicably dried up and recommenced its flow several times. This irregular water flow explains the numerous dead trees that line the channel, they have germinated and grown while the channel was dry and drowned when the channel flowed again.

Activities include game drives in the morning and afternoon which can extend into the evening. Overnights: Savuti Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 7 - 8: Savute Airstrip to Kasane Airport -- Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge is the only safari lodge to be located within the Chobe National Park on the game rich Chobe River, with unhindered views of the river and beyond, to the Caprivi floodplains of Namibia.

The 47 room hotel style lodge is set in beautifully mature gardens. All rooms are river facing, air conditioned with ceiling  fans, en-suite bathrooms, a private terrace and complimentary minibar. Upgrades (for a fee) can be made to one of the four river view suites, each with their own plunge pool and a separate lounge. Rooms extend on either side of the main lodge and are linked by bricked foot paths. The main lodge is spacious, comfortable and cool. There are varied dining options which include the open walled buffet area, a boma experience on the river or lunch served on the boardwalk. There is a reference library and a large swimming pool with a terrace.  Chobe Game Lodge has a raised boardwalk running a large length of the river with dining and viewing areas at regular intervals. It is a wonderful viewpoint to watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and lion coming down to drink.

Being the sole concessionary in Chobe National Park, there is nothing like being in the park an hour before everyone else or being able to return after dark. Chobe Game Lodge includes unlimited land and water based game viewing activities which commence in the morning, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late afternoon. Overnights: Chobe Game Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 9: Chobe to Kasane Airport to Johannesburg

After breakfast, you will be transferred to by land and connections back to Johannesburg and home. (B)

Date - Rates:

2016 Rates

 

Season

2016

Single supplement
January 1 - March 31  $4,895 none
April 1 - June 30  $5,795 none
July 1 - October 31  $6,995 $2,795
November 1 - 30  $5,795 none
December 1 - 31  $4,895 none

 

Includes: 

  • 8 Night’s Accommodation 
  • Full Board in Botswana
  • Local brand drinks in Botswana 
  • Transfers as specified
  • Shared Light Aircraft Flights: Kasane Airport – Maun or visa versa, Maun to Camp Moremi, Camp Moremi to Savuti
  • 2 Safari Activities daily in Botswana
  • Park Fees on safari
  • LUGGAGE IS RESTRICTED TO 44 POUNDS INCLUDING CARRY-ON. Personal weight can not be more than 242 or additional seats need to be purchased. 

Excludes:

  • Airfare and Airport Taxes Johannesburg – Victoria Falls Airport, Maun Airport – Johannesburg
  • Sightseeing in Victoria Falls 
  • Lunch and Dinner at Ilala Lodge
  • Drinks at Ilala Lodge
  • Gratuities 
  • Items of a personal nature  
  • Visa and passports fees

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

Single supplement: $2,795

Registration: To confirm your space on these tours, please contact our office. 1.800.808.4492 or 206.463.1943

Deposit: 30% of trip cost

Cancellation Policy: In the event you must cancel your reservation, refunds will be made according to the following schedule: Deposit is non-refundable. 90 to 61 days prior to departure, 50% of total is non-refundable; less than 60 days prior to departure, 100% non-refundable.

Insurance: Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy. Cancellation/medical evacuation is required per person. An application form will be sent to you upon deposit, or you may purchase it on your own. Because of the remote location, emergency medical evacuation insurance is required. Please check your personal insurance coverage and make sure it is applicable in foreign countries. Emergency medical evacuation insurance is a component of the insurance program IWA offers.

 

 

 

Lodging:

Ilala Lodge

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Ilala Lodge accommodation includes 32 rooms and two suites furnished with railway sleeper teak. With plenty of light from the patio doors, rooms lead onto either a communal garden or a balcony, where rooms on the upper level afford a view of the spray of the Falls. Standard in each room are two ¾ beds, en-suite bathrooms with a shower, bath and bathroom amenities, air-conditioning, fan and tea and coffee facilities. Suites are larger and include a king size bed. With warm and elegant decoration evoking an era of early adventure, the main guest facilities include the a la carte Palm Restaurant and verandah which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the Safari Salon, a swimming pool, terrace and bar and WiFi.


From its prime location guests at Ilala Lodge can enjoy high adrenalin activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting, to scenic helicopter flights and interactive elephant back safaris.

Camp Moremi 

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Camp Moremi boasts 12 tented safari suites each raised above the ground on individual wooden decks. The rooms are unique as they are custom designed and include an entrance atrium, separate en-suite bathroom with a shower, wash basin and ablution facilities and a separate bedroom area. The bedroom is expansive and furnished with twin/double beds under one large walk-around mosquito net, bedside tables, a dressing table, double door wardrobe, luggage racks and a butlers tray with tea and coffee making facilities. Glass sliding doors lead out onto a private deck, furnished with chairs and a table which allow for guests to relax and enjoy the bush views.  Décor in the room is inviting and blends in well with the Camp Moremi environment with rich earthly colours and tones.

Communal guest areas are elevated under thatch and timber with a main lounge, small wildlife reference library, dining area and bar. Facilities at the camp include a secluded swimming pool and sundeck, an elevated viewing platform with scenic views over Xakanaxa Lagoon and a thatched boma where guests can enjoy brunch or afternoon tea.

Leroo La Tau

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There are 12 spacious thatch and timber chalets whose décor reflects the colours and texture of the surrounding landscape. Set on raised wooden platforms the well-spaced chalets feature an en-suite shower and glass sliding doors which open onto a private wooden deck from which to view the comings and goings of the animals and birds. The main building comprises a dining room, lounge and bar, first floor library tucked under the eaves and swimming pool. After dinner enjoy a night cap beside the fire silently listening to the variety of night sounds so characteristic of the African bush. A game viewing hide is built into the banks of the river offering stunning panoramic views and excellent photographic opportunities.

 

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