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Best of Botswana

Botswana Zimbabwe

9 days from $7,295 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Johannesburg 3 Nights Moremi Game Reserve 2 Nights Okavango Delta 2 Nights Victoria Falls

Discover the beauty and vastness of Botswana’s pristine wilderness. Explore the open grasslands and seasonal floodplains of the Moremi Game Reserve on 4x4 safari drives, and the Okavango Delta’s secret lagoons and channels by traditional mokoro. Then fly to Victoria Falls for a view of “the smoke that thunders.”


Highlights

Explore the African bush on a nature walk. Your guide will bring your biology textbook to life, as he points out medicinal plants, animal tracks, and micro ecosystems, and explain how everything is inter-connected.

Discover the intricacies of the Okavango Delta at your own pace with an experienced guide. Explore secret channels on boat rides and traditional dugout canoes and the seasonal floodplains in 4x4 safari drives.

Experience a walk along the thundering Victoria Falls, one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders, followed by a blissful sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River.

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the unreachable, wilderness regions of the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site.

Accommodations

1. Peermont D'oreale Grande

South Africa, Johannesburg

D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace, conveniently located next to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, offers luxurious comfort, elegant furnishing, and classic décor with state-of-the-art facilities.  A complimentary shuttle service is readily accessible to facilitate transfers to and from the airport.  The hotel features beautifully designed rooms and suites with air-conditioning, multi-channel satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.  The en-suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a spacious vanity.  Other amenities include a hairdryer, key-pad safe, radio, and an electronically stocked minibar.  Dine at Aurelia's restaurant, indulge your senses at the health and beauty spa, or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset.

2. Camp Moremi

Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve

Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi is situated on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon of Moremi Game Reserve in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. The custom style safari tents on raised teak platforms are luxuriously furnished.  Each tent features en-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, hand basin and toilet, private teak viewing decks, fans,  220V Plug points for charging equipment, hairdryer (available from the lodge reception), tea and coffee making facilities, safe, and an air horn for emergency situations.  Shaded by giant ebony trees, the thatch and timber lodge houses the elevated main lounge, wildlife reference library, dining room and the stylishly decorated cocktail bar.  There is also a gift shop, swimming pool and sundeck, and an elevated observation platform which affords unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon.

3. Camp Okavango

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Each suite has been built on individual raised wooden platforms with en-suite bathrooms, double vanities and double shower, fans, 24 hour solar generated power, and charging plug points. Stack away sliding doors open onto a private viewing deck with views over the Okavango Delta.  Hidden among ancient Mangosteen trees, the main area has a network of interconnected walkways linking two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. The third deck houses the rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.

4. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park and only a few minutes from the majestic Victoria Falls. Spacious and light bedrooms, with glass sliding doors open on to private balconies with unrivalled views of the bushveld at sunset. The central lodge area features the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the famous Buffalo Bar, a two-tiered swimming pool and a fitness room, all with views over the wildlife-rich waterhole. Dining options cater to your mood and appetite. The MaKuwa-Kuwa is an à la carte restaurant, while the Boma offers a unique African experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show and mouth-watering local and international dishes every evening.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in the "City of Gold" where you'll be warmly welcomed and assisted to your airport hotel. Relax before tomorrow's flight to Botswana and the start of your safari.

Peermont D'Oreale Grande

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Get ready for some magnificent aerial viewing as you approach the pristine Moremi Game Reserve, one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves. Your safari tents are set on a raised teak deck, on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities. (BLD)

Camp Moremi

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Day 3. Moremi Game Reserve

Experienced rangers will introduce you to a world of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Keep your eyes peeled for the leopard stretched out lazily in a tree or the pride of lions camouflaged in the long grass. Return to camp for dinner and recount the day’s adventure around the glowing fire. (BLD)

Camp Moremi

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Day 4. Moremi Game Reserve

Wake with the animals as Moremi beckons with the promise of another exciting day. Roam the surrounding channels by motorboat. Glide through the waterways in search of the majestic fish eagle and vivid malachite kingfisher. (BLD)

Camp Moremi

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Day 5. Moremi Game Reserve / Okavango Delta

Fly to your safari camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. In the cool of the day, join your ranger and explore the intricacies of the delta’s lush channels and floodplains in a traditional mokoro. Tonight, fall asleep to the tinkling of the bell frogs. (BLD)

Camp Okavango

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Day 6. Okavango Delta

Grab your binoculars for today’s highlight, a scenic helicopter flight over the delta’s maze of lagoons. Zoom in on the secret hippo and elephant channels, only visible from the air. (BLD)

Camp Okavango

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Day 7. Okavango Delta / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Yet another incredible experience awaits you as you fly to Victoria Falls. Settle into your lodge overlooking the Zambezi National Park. (B)

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Day 8. Victoria Falls

Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail. Listen to the thunderous noise, as the water surges over the falls into a series of narrow gorges below. Later this afternoon board your sundowner cruise, and sail upstream on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening's golden moments. (B)

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Day 9. Victoria Falls / Depart

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $7,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,595
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $8,395
Single Room Supplement From $2,595
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $9,895
Single Room Supplement From $2,795
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $8,395
Single Room Supplement From $2,795
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $7,395
Single Room Supplement From $2,795
Departure Dates Jan 1, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $8,095
Single Room Supplement From $2,895
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $9,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,895
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement From $3,095
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $9,395
Single Room Supplement From $3,095
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $8,295
Single Room Supplement From $3,095

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Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Johannesburg - Maun, Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $550

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