Botswana African Odyssey

 19th to 31st October 2018

 12 days / 11  nights

Itinerary

Your day-to-day itinerary in brief…
Day 1                    Riley Hotel, Maun
Day 2, 3 & 4       Under canvas mobile camp, Moremi Game Reserve
Day 5,6 & 7         Under canvas mobile camp, Khwai Lodge, Moremi Game Reserve
Day 8, 9 & 10     Under canvas mobile camp, Savuti, Chobe National Park
Day 11 & 12         Pangolin Chobe Lodge, Kasane

And in more detail… or you can download our brochure

Day 1: 19th October 2018 – Arrival in Maun, Botswana

Arrival in Maun, Botswana via Johannesburg International, South Africa.
Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is Botswana’s tourism hub.

Overnight at Cresta Riley’s Hotel, Maun

Day 2, 3 & 4: 20th – 22nd October 2018 – Moremi National Park

  • Travel by road to Moremi National Park
  • Spend three, fully inclusive, nights in Xini mobile camp (Meru-style tents with ensuite bathrooms)

Covering over 1/3 of the Okavango Delta, Moremi is a real game spotting paradise. It is home to some of Africa’s densest concentrations of wildlife. It’s also one of the most accessible corners of the Okavango, with well-maintained trails and stunning landscapes and sunsets. Go to sleep to the nightly sounds of grunting hippos, roaring lions and trumpeting elephants, and wake to tea with the antelope, noisy birdlife and maybe even leopard.

Overnight:  Under canvas in 2nd Bridge / Xini area of Moremi National Park. Full board, excursions with your guides & local beverages
The term ‘camping’ can be deceiving: yes, you will be sleeping under canvas but there is no ‘roughing it’ here. Each Meru-style tent is fitted with beds, and linen (not a sleeping bag in sight), private ensuite bathroom, electricity and a private deck area overlooking the plains beyond. 

Days 5, 6 & 7: 23rd – 25th October 2018 –  Khwai Lodge, Chobe

  • Transfer by road to Khwai Lodge, Chobe
  • Spend three, fully inclusive, nights in meru-style tents at Khwai Lodge

You will explore one of Botswana’s most pristine wildlife areas: Chobe National Park, by land cruiser & foot, or by punting through the channels of the Okavango in a traditional dugout canoe (mokoro). Each tent has its’ own small private deck with beautiful views over the grasslands in front of the camp. They are each equipped with good electricity supply, hot running water (powered by a solar geyser), loo and private shower. 

Overnight: Under Canvas in a mobile camp in Chobe
Full Board, excursions with your guide & local beverages

Day 8, 9 & 10: 26th – 28th October 2018 – Savute, Chobe National Park

  • Charter flight to Savute, Chobe National Park
  • Spend three, all inclusive, nights under canvas and the African stars in a private,
    comfortable mobile camp (Meru-style tents, with ensuite bathrooms).

Savute revolves around the eratic ebb and flow of the Savute river. When it flows, the area teems with wildlife: herds of elephant and buffalo, mingling with wildebeest, zebra, girrafe and impala. Here, the lions hunt elephants: Savute is the amphitheater where this interaction of Lions and Elephants has played itself out so brutally, for decades, in a bitter struggle for survival.

Overnight:  Savute Mobile camp, Chobe National Park
Full board, light aircraft charter flight & local beverages

Day 11 & 12 – 29th – 30th October 2018 – Pangolin Chobe Lodge, Kasane

  • Travel by road to Pangolin Chobe Lodge, Kasane
  • Two nights, all inclusive, at the lodge.

The Pangolin Chobe Lodge is situated on a hill above the town of Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. The lodge overlooks the Chobe floodplains with extraordinary views. With the sun setting directly in front of the lodge, this location affords you some of the most spectacular sunsets in Botswana.

The bedrooms are all ensuite with a loo and shower. Each of the bedrooms has a private balcony to take advantage of the spectacular views over the floodplains and is air-conditioned with plenty of plug points and places to store camera gear and luggage.

The Chobe National Park is probably one of the best reserves in Africa for wildlife
photography.

Overnight:  Pangolin Chobe River Lodge, Kasane  
Full board, guided activites  & local beverages

 

Optional extensions

  • 2 days / 3 nights: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    £795pp, plus flight Victoria Falls – JHB £425pp approx.
  • 4 days  / 3 nights: Madikwe, South Africa (Wild Dog conservation area)
    £1095pp, plus flight Kasane – Gaberone: £165pp
  • Sossouvlei, Namibia – best of the desert

Email us at: info@ice-tracks.com for more information on these extensions.

 

Dates & Prices

19th -31st October : GBP5095*  (USD 6995) per person, plus regional flight Johannesburg – Maun £465pp (approx).
International flights are not included.

We are pleased to offer 5% off for loyal Ice and Wild Trackers, please contact us for more information.

(All prices are quoted in GBP as reference only and all prices are subject to exchange fluctuations – the exact amount will be calculated on the day of final payment. Ice Tracks reserves the right to correct or amend prices if necessary.)

 

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