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Aspects of Botswana (Value)

Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean KwaZulu Natal, also referred to as KZN or The Garden Province is a traveler’s dream.

Aspects of Botswana (Value)

From $4050 per person

Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife concentrations in Africa, Botswana is one of our favourite safari destinations. There are more elephants here than in any other country, the big cats roam free and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelope. These are lands of contrasts, ranging from the luscious Okavango swamps to the arid Kalahari thirstlands, both iconic African landscapes covering vast stretches of wilderness. This tour covers the very best of what Botswana has to offer

  WHY WE LIKE THIS TOUR:     It encompasses the best of Botswana; incredible game-viewing and birding activities
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  • Departure/Return Location
    OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Included
    Accommodation

Tour Plan

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DAYS 1 & 2 : THE OKAVANGO DELTA
ABOUT THE AREA : The Okavango Delta needs no introduction as one of Africa’s premier safari hotspots. The Delta is a massive Oasis in the Kalahari Desert where the Kavango River pours out over an inland Delta to form a myriad of water channels and savannah islands. The water and land environments support an incredible concentration of all of Africa’s quintessential big game which can be viewed from the water or on land.


ARRIVAL


You will be met on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport by an Aspect Africa representative where you will be given your tour briefing and a welcome pack with some useful goodies before your flight to Maun in Botswana.



TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS


You will be assisted to your light aircraft for your flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta from where you will be transferred to the lodge by open 4x4 safari vehicle and, possibly by boat which is dependent on the style of lodge that has been booked.


WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:


LITTLE VUMBURA  { READ MORE }
Little Vumbura is a luxurious six roomed tented camp nestled in canopies of an ancient Okavango forest and surrounded by waterways on a stunning island in the private Vumbura Concession north of the Okavango Delta. Vumbura Concession is a partnership which ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with rural stakeholders. This small intimate camp borders the Moremi Game Reserve in a lush area renowned for its large populations of sable antelope and buffalo as well as predators, like leopard, lion and graceful African wild dogs. Little Vumbura is a little paradise accessible only by boat, offering travellers the epitome of luxury island living and is ideal for those seeking intimate and private authentic safari experiences. The Luxury Tents are well-appointed offering en-suite facilities as well as a private deck overlooking the flood plains offering stunning views and a chance to spot some wildlife from the comfort of the tents. The main area has a plunge pool and reading deck which provide breathtaking views over the floodplains and a star deck is reached by a bridge from the dining area. The area surrounding the camp features annually flooded grasslands and lies close to rivers and is home to a variety of wildlife species including African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, leopard, cheetah, African wildcat, elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, Cape buffalo and other species. The waterways are home to a healthy population of Hippo and crocodile. This exclusive camp offers both land and water-based activities and these include safari drives, night drives to explore the nocturnal life, boating, mokoro excursions, fishing, guided bush walks, bird watching and a hot air ballooning is offered at an extra cost.


 

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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- Chitabe  { Read more }
- Kwetsani { Read more }
- Machaba Camp { Read more }
- Kwetsani { Read more }
- Saguni Safari Lodge { Read more }


 


WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES: 

    • Two Safari Activities per day



  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Mokoro dug-out canoes (subject to water levels and camp)

    • Game walks (subject to camp)






HIGHLIGHTS: You will fly in to your camp via a short charter flight which provides an exhilarating birds eye view of the wildlife empire below. Safaris are what it’s all about and you will explore the Okavango either by foot or traditional canoe (mokoro) primarily but also by vehicle in certain areas.   Expect to get close to big game and in particular the big cats, hyenas, hippos, crocs and elephants.
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DAYS 3 & 4: THE LINYANTI / SAVUTI
ABOUT THE AREA :

The Linyanti River and the Savute Channel attract big herds of animals in the Dry season. Elephant are particularly prolific, but so are other herbivores, such as red lechwe, Burchell\'s zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and buffalo. Lion, wild dog and cheetah are regularly seen. Night drives give an opportunity to spot bushbaby, genet and other nocturnal species.



TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS


You will be assisted to your light aircraft for your flight from the Okavango Delta to the Savuti / Linyanti area bordering the Chobe National Park.


WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:


SAVUTI CAMP  { READ MORE }


Savuti Camp is an exclusive and remote camp located on the famous sporadic Savute Channel in an isolated part of the private Linyanti Concession in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. The camp stands on a raised wooden deck offering phenomenal views over the water channels, the vast open grassland frequently visited by an array of wildlife species including predators and plains game. Savuti Camp offers luxurious accommodation in seven spacious raised en-suite tents that have private viewing decks overlooking the Channel and offering magnificent views of the abundant game that naturally congregated along the water way. The thatch roofed main area is spacious and open sided and elegantly decorated with Botswana natural artefacts that blend in perfectly with the surrounding African landscape. The main area features a dining area where elevated wooden decks extend out over the channel bed, with a shaded swimming pool and sun loungers, fire pit and wonderful views along and across the channel where wildlife can often be seen coming down to the water to drink and elephants often cross from one bank to the next not far from the main area. Various activities are on offer including exploring the Savute Channel and its surrounding woodlands by boat or in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Night drives are also available in the private concession and the Camp also features a few well-positioned hides where guests can sit quietly and observe the abundant wildlife and bird life.


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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- Linyanti Tented Camp  { Read more }
- Duma Tau  { Read more }
- Savute Under Canvas { Read more }
- Duba Plains { Read more }
- Selinda { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES: 

    • Two safari activities per day






HIGHLIGHTS:

The Savute Marsh which is known as one of Africa’s wildlife hotspots. The thousands of Zebra migrating to the area during the rainy season and, the predators following in large number.

The largest herds of elephant outside of the Chobe National Park.

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DAYS 5 & 6: VICTORIA FALLS
ABOUT THE AREA:

The Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia where the Zambezi River plunges 100m over basalt cliffs a deep gorge below. It is aptly named in local tongue as “The Smoke That Thunders” due to the amount of spray generated, resembling smoke from afar and wetting all who stand near it. This is Africa’s adventure activity capital and there is more than enough to keep everyone entertained



TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS



You will be assisted to your light aircraft for your flight Kasane where you will be met by the transfer company for your road transfer to Victoria Falls.



WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:

VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE  { READ MORE }

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is a world-famous haven that grandly sits on a plateau overlooking the unfenced Zambezi National Park five km from the iconic Victoria Falls on the western border of Zimbabwe. The lodge surrounded by the wilds of Africa offers unspoilt and uninterrupted views of the African bushveld and the most breath-taking views of the Afican sunset. The lodge is built above a central waterhole that attracts numerous animal species including the Big 5 and guests can enjoy magical wildlife sightings from the MaKuwa-Kuwa restaurant, the wildlife viewing platform of the Buffalo Bar in the main area or from the comfort of their rooms. The lodge provides outstanding accommodation, boasting 72 airconditioned, en-suite rooms with spacious private terraces where guests can take in the sheer beauty of the African landscape. The lodge offers three room categories, Standard Room, Waterhole Facing Room and Waterhole Facing Suites all elegantly decorated and well-appointed with modern comforts. The Boma is a place of unforgettable African dining experience, featuring African thrilling and entraining dancing and drumming shows and outstanding mouth-watering selection of traditional Zimbabwean and international cuisine. There is a two-tiered swimming pool, a fitness room and a spa that offers relaxation for the guests. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge provides easy access to the iconic Victoria Falls, Zambezi Nature Sanctuary, Craft Market, Devil\'s Cataract and Victoria Falls Snake Park and other tourist attractions that offer unforgettable experiences for the guests. Activities on offer in and around the lodge include Zambezi boat cruises, bungee jumping, elephant back rides, white water rafting and scenic helicopter flights.



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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- The Victoria Falls Hotel  { Read more }
- The Stanley and Livingstone  { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

    • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

    • Guided tour of The Falls



  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Bungee Jumping

    • Flight of Angels helicopter flight

    • Microlight flight over The Falls






HIGHLIGHTS:

Lunch at the Look-Out Café overlooking Batoka Gorge, The Boma Dinner and Drum Show. High-Tea at The Victoria Falls Hotel, A cultural connection home lunch and village tour, White water rafting (in season), bungee jumping .

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DAY 7: END OF ARRANGEMENTS

TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS



Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight to Johannesburg and, homewards or alternatively, book an extension trip to Cape Town and the majestic Winelands in South Africa.

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Tour Location

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Location, Location, Location

    
DURBAN: Cosmopolitan Durban is often passed over by her cooler Capetonian cousin but, there’s a lot more to Durbs than meets the eye… you will find palm trees fanning Victorian buildings, African squatters living precariously under flyovers and high-rise offices towering over temples and curry houses with the marketplaces and streets of the Indian area replete with the sights, sounds and scents of the sub-continent.
NATAL MIDLANDS: Lying in an area that acts as something of a respite for all who go there, the Natal Midlands is a beautiful region filled with stretches of farmland, charming little towns, a wonderful arts and crafts route and picturesque scenery bordering on the sublime.
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ACTIVITIES YOU'LL ENJOY AS PART OF THIS TOUR

Morning and evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, mokoro and boating trips (water level dependent) at certain camps in the Okavango Delta. Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

 


OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU CAN BOOK ON THIS TOUR:
Bungee Jumping in Victoria Falls
Microlight and Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls
Elephant inter-action in Victoria Falls
White-water rafting (in season) in Victoria Falls

     

 

TOUR RATES

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