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Botswana South Africa

12 days from $7,595* per person

* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply

1 Night Johannesburg 2 Nights Chobe National Park 2 Nights Chobe National Park 2 Nights Moremi Wildlife Reserve 2 Nights Okavango Delta

Botswana is well known to the safari connoisseur for its unrivaled remoteness, pristine and well managed wildlife reserves. The wetland paradise of the Okavango Delta, and the diverse, varied habitat of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve are a sanctuary to a plethora of animals, while Chobe National Park is renowned for its huge herds of elephants that congregate along the waterways and lagoons. Enjoy spectacular animal viewing in a dynamic wilderness, where the perfect combination of land and delta create a picturesque preserve of floodplains.

 

*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 207144-20.


Highlights

Explore a diverse range of landscapes from dramatic floodplains to forested wildlife havens. It's a photographer's delight.

Discover the ancient pathways of herds of elephants from an eagle's eye view as you fly by bush plane to your luxury tented camps.

Experience the thrill of small bush plane air transfers between camps - a chance to view wildlife from above!

Enjoy fine dining, gracious African hospitality and traditional sundowners as you take in the endless vistas and ever-changing sounds of the bush.

Accommodations

1. Hallmark House

South Africa, Johannesburg

Industrial edge meets modern chic in the form of Hallmark House. Originally used as a diamond polishing center, it is now a modern boutique hotel, located in the heart of the Maboneng Precinct, an exciting and vibrant neighborhood. This trendy urban space offers 360-degree views of the city and allows for an incredible city experience. The en suite rooms have modern décor and feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, mini bar, complimentary coffee and teas, air conditioning, hairdryer and electronic safe. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar / lounge, and an outdoor pool. Laundry service is available at an additional cost.

2. Ngoma Safari Lodge

Botswana, Chobe National Park

Ngoma Safari Lodge is situated within the Chobe Forest Reserve bordering the western edge of Chobe National Park and overlooking the Chobe River. Each suite features a spacious bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and private outdoor sanctuary with a refresh pool. The central lodge area includes the lounge, dining room, bar, and swimming pool. The viewing deck is the ideal spot to enjoy dinner, while watching the parade of animals make their way to the floodlit waterhole for their evening drink. Activities include morning, afternoon or full day game drives in open 4x4 vehicles in the Chobe National Park, boat cruises on the Chobe River, night game drives on the lodge’s private concession and visits to the local village.

3. Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Botswana, Chobe National Park

Inspired by history’s great explorers, the lodge’s design evokes a sense of discovery and adventure. Raised on wooden platforms, the tented rooms have breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah. Luxurious interiors feature four poster beds complete with mosquito netting, en suite bathrooms, a fully stocked mini bar, and discreet air conditioning. For your convenience, in-room safes are provided as well as a hair dryer, facility for charging camera/video batteries, intercom system to reception and 24-hour battery lighting in each tent. Perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, the lodge offers amazing wildlife sightings on your doorstep. When you’re not out and about on safari, relax and unwind by the pool or pad out onto your sun-soaked private deck for a spot of wildlife viewing Additional amenities include same day laundry service, complimentary internet access and satellite TV located discreetly away from the main lounge and dining areas, curio shop, a high powered telescope for star gazing, a small reference library with books and videos of the area and a Spa.

4. Belmond Khwai River Lodge

Botswana, Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Belmond Khwai River Lodge is situated on the shady banks of the Khwai River in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The inviting tented rooms feature panoramic private decks which are ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying an intimate dinner. The well-appointed tent interiors feature en suite bathrooms, fully stocked mini bars, four poster beds with mosquito netting, as well as air conditioning, a ceiling fan and electric heater. In-room safes are provided, a hair dryer, facility for charging camera/video batteries, tent to tent internal telephone service, intercom system to reception and 24-hour battery lighting in each tent. The public areas feature an elevated deck, a swimming pool, inside and outside fireplaces, same day laundry service, internet access and satellite TV located discreetly away from the main lounge and dining areas, curio shop, a high-powered telescope, perfect for seeing game on the floodplain and a small reference library. There is a fully equipped spa treatment room for those wanting to pamper themselves while on safari. 

5. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a secluded island in the heart of the lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems. The elegant and light interior décor of the lodge reflects the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early explorers. The spacious deluxe tented rooms include oversized beds with views of the delta, large outdoor decks with a vista, private plunge pools, a reading nook and walk-in closets. Each en suite bathroom features an indoor shower and a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the delta.  In-room amenities include a day bed, large desk, fully-stocked mini bar and air conditioning.  The public areas feature a stylish dining area with a pizza oven, a lounge area with an artisan-style bar, a library, a campfire area and the Fish Eagle Bar, which is located directly on the water.  There is internet access from the main lounge. The lodge offers a variety of water-focused safari activities including motorboat safaris, barge cruises, mokoro safaris (a local canoe), fishing, as well as, walking safaris and the ultimate air safari experience by helicopter.

Itinerary

Day 1. New York / Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart from New York on board your flight to Johannesburg. Trust South African Airways to deliver a world-class experience on your flight, and begin to mentally prepare for the most exhilarating vacation of your life.

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Day 2. Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in the "City of Gold" where you’ll be warmly welcomed and assisted with your transfer to your reserved hotel in the heart of vibrant heart of the Maboneng.

Hallmark House Hotel

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Day 3. Johannesburg / Chobe National Park

You’ll be whisked back to the airport for your morning flight to Kasane, Botswana. On arrival at Kasane Airport, meet your ranger for your transfer to Ngoma Safari Lodge in the world-renowned Chobe National Park. Hop on board the comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional ranger to seek out the animals in this impressive wildlife sanctuary. (BLD)

Ngoma Safari Lodge

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Day 4. Chobe National Park

Boat cruises on the Chobe River provide another perspective of the area’s wildlife. Look out for the elephants going for their morning drink and the herds of buffalo congregating along the fertile flood plains. Lion, leopard, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are often seen. (BLD)

Ngoma Safari Lodge

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Day 5. Chobe National Park

Get ready for your next safari experience as you fly to your camp perched on the banks of the Savute Channel. Chobe National Park covers an area of approximately 4500 square miles and encompasses floodplains, swamps and woodland. This is a dynamic wilderness of sweeping savanna, dotted by rocky outcrops and surrounded by marshes and the Savute Channel, one of Northern Botswana's greatest mysteries, which alternates between flowing freely and lying dormant. Your safari lodge is a spectacular base from which to explore the area. (BLD)

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

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Day 6. Chobe National Park

Wake up with the wildlife and join your ranger for a game drive in an open-air safari vehicle for the chance to spot some of the many different animals. Although famous for its huge herds of elephants that congregate along the waterways and lagoons, the area is also excellent for its healthy number of predators, including the endangered wild dog. (BLD)

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

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Day 7. Chobe National Park / Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Your safari continues to the pristine wildlife oasis of the Moremi Wildlife Reserv, which boasts one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the continent. Here land and delta meet to create a picturesque preserve of floodplains. Immerse yourself in the safari experience at your intimate tented camp, boasting plenty of avenues for viewing wildlife. After lunch, gear up for an afternoon safari and an orientation to the Moremi's diverse flora and fauna. (BLD)

Belmond Khwai River Lodge

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Day 8. Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Early morning game drives take you out into the wild landscape, while night drives provide a rare opportunity to witness the nocturnal life of the African bush. On a walking safari become attuned to your surroundings as you pick up the sounds and smells of the bush. After a day spent in the savannah, unwind in the tranquil pool or share stories by the fire. (BLD)

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Day 9. Moremi Wildlife Reserve / Okavango Delta

Fly off to the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ranked as one of the world’s top wildlife destinations, here miles of water channels, lagoons and islands form one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa. Each year, floodwaters flow from the central African highlands hundreds of miles away into the Delta to create this wondrous wetland within a desert. In the cool of the day, join your ranger to explore the wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. (BLD)

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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Day 10. Okavango Delta

Awaken to birdsong and get ready to soak up the sights and sounds of the bush. Morning, afternoon and night game drives reveal the spectacular wildlife of the area where leopard and other big game often feature. Mokoros offer a wonderful means of viewing the wildlife as you glide between palm fringed islands on your way to the main channels. A scenic helicopter flight (additional cost) over the Okavango Delta offers the opportunity to see the full panorama of this great wilderness. View the crystal-clear water channels from above as you fly over some of the most remote, uninhabited and wild areas of the Delta. (BLD)

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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Day 11. Okavango Delta / Johannesburg / New York

After breakfast, relax and enjoy this uniquely special place, before reluctantly bidding farewell to your newfound friends. Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Maun, where you will connect to your regional flight back to Johannesburg, South Africa, and onward international flight home. (B)

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Day 12. New York

Arrive home today with memories to last a lifetime!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Nov 15, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $7,595
Single Room Supplement From $65
Departure Dates Jan 10, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $65

**Surcharges Apply .

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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.” Please see our Terms And Conditions for additional information regarding this Air Included tour. 

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