28.10. – 07.11.2018
€ 3.600 per person sharing
€ 360 single supplement
mind. 6 participants
max. 12 participants
The essential particularity of this trip is its expedition character – we move freely with our mobile camp through wildlife reserves and National Parks, far away from human settlements and touristic lodges. Our camp will be built up for us in the middle of the unspoilt nature – quite as did the great explorers of long past times! Only with the difference that nowadays we have some modern comfort at our disposal: our experienced staff will build up the cosy tents long before our arrival, every tent equipped with comfortable beds and a private open air bathroom with toilet and bush-shower. We are pampered round the clock – with freshly cooked delicious meals. The game drives in the morning and afternoon are made with an open safari vehicle that grants best sight and photographic conditions to every group member. In the dinner tent we’ll have every evening our meals with candle light before we gather around the fireplace for a last glass of wine or whiskey. This trip will be a very special experience – (surely not everbodie’s cup of tea) – but who lives it with us will be homesick for Africa even before the trip will have completely ended – just like Hemingway…
28th October – Maun – Discovery b&b
Arrival around midday at Maun airport, Botswana. Road transfer to the Guesthouse, where you will feel suddenly at home. On the day of arrival you can rejuvenate from the long flight and stretch your legs along the river or around the Matlapaneng Village. Dinner will be a braai (african barbeque) hosted by our Safari Company. The dinner will be the perfect moment to present the group members. Included meals: dinner
29th October- Maun
This day you will spend in and around Maun, your local tour guide will give you an inside of the daily living of Batswana today! In the afternoon you have the chance to take part in several optional activities such as a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, a sunset boat-tour, a Canoe tour and much more. Please tell your tour leader on the previous day to do the booking! Included meals: breakfast
30th October – 02nd November – Safari Adventure in the Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is considered by many wildlife enthusiasts as one of Africa’s most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries. It covers a considerable section of the Okavango Delta. In 1963 the local BaTawana people set aside one third of the Delta to protect it for future generations. It consists of an impressive variety of habitats with enormous concentrations of wildlife, including one of the largest populations of the endangered African wild dog. As the animals found here are both numerous and somewhat more relaxed by safety in numbers, vehicles often approach quite closely. The Khwai River is a river in Northern Botswana. It extends from the Okavango River and forms part of the Northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. The Moremi Game Reserve is a haven for wildlife and photographic safaris in northern Botswana.
During our stay in the Kwai River area and Moremi Game Reserve there will be included an excursion in Mokoro (local Canoe) and the visit to a local village. Accommodation is in comfortable dome tents with private shower and toilet. All meals, daily activities, laundry (water permitted) and drinks (excluding premium import brands)
02nd – 05th November – Safari Adventure Savute – Chobe National Park
We change camps from Khwai area to Chobe National park Savute; we drive will along the Khwai River before we turn on the dry and dusty Mahbabe Depression road. Lunch Picnic and game drive en route. There is a river that flows through Savute, from time to time. When it flows Savute is a paradise in its own right. The river empties into a marsh, where the green flush that comes with the water suddenly attracts a variety of species into Savute. From antelope to predators, birdlife and fishes. All will find a heaven here. The opposite is a different picture, of dry dusty open country. The sun baked sand and its hostility is no home for the weak. There is life though that remains, and indeed survival of the fittest plays itself out to the last bull elephants, which never leave come what may, because Savute has been home, for their entire lives or the legendary pack of 40 lions hunting elephants. Since 1982 the river has not had water. February of 2010, the water arrived in Savute yet again. Savute is going through a transformation that will not end soon. A place to be seen to understand its magic… Our tents will be set on the bank of the great chanel, under shady Kalahari apple leaf trees. Accommodation is in comfortable dome tents with private shower and toilet. All meals, daily activities, laundry (water permitted) and drinks (excluding premium import brands)
05th – 07th November – Chobe River Front
Today we change to Chobe River Front; we drive through the Chobe Forest Reserve and later long some pictures settlements along the Chobe Flats before we turn to the Chobe River Front for some more game viewing. Lunch Picnic and game drive en route arrival in Kasane late afternoon. Our accommodation will be Chobe Safari Lodge, situated on the banks of the Chobe River. Spectacular game viewing from the river cruise at early morning. The safari lodge has a wonderful open restaurant that features the indigenous and rich flavors of Africa. Breakfast included.
07th November – departure or extension
After breakfast the tour ends with the transfer to the Kasane airport. We highly recommend the extension of the tour at the wonderful Victoria Falls (transfer distance from Kasane to Livingstone on the Zambian side by road and ferry max. 2 hours). Please contact us for the booking of your extension package.
It’s still dark outside and only the first birds have started the singing when a gentle wake up call comes. A cup of hot cofffee waits for you at the camp fire and then off we drive with the first silver glow on the horizon: in order not to miss the sunrise and the most precious morning hours when all the animals are very active! It’s difficult to say what we may see – a family of elephants, a huge group of antelopes in the morning light, a lion pack hunting? On the way we stop for a second coffee and around 10 am we head back towards our camp. Time for a shower or a book… Brunch waits at 11 am with freshly cooked bush specialities. During the hottest hours everybody rests. Around 4 pm we re-emerge for an afternoon tea before we head out again for another game drive. For sunset we find a particularely scenic spot – perfect for wonderful pictures and romantic moments… At our return dinner waits for us and the evening finishes around the bushfire. With the night also the misterious african night sounds begin and accompany our sleep in the camp in the middle of the bush.
Professional travel photographer during the whole tour offering assistance and several workshops. Expert local guides and drivers for all activities. Accommodation on a dbl shared basis. Meals as specified. Excursions and transfers as shown in the itinerary (usually twice daily game activities at safari lodges and camps). Services of the lodge guides and staff. Relevant park fees. Meet & Assist service on arrival. Drinks as applicable on your itinerary above.
Any flights and related airport taxes. Visa fees for Botswana and Zambia (in case of extension). Items of a personal nature. Drinks, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified above. Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance (compulsory). Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control. Tips. Optional tours and activities. Every other thing not mentioned under “included services”.