African Safari

African Safari

Where:  Botswana and Zimbabwe

Days:     12 days

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served on Safari.

               In Victoria Falls, hotel breakfast is complimentary with additional meals at your discretion.

Hosts:    Howie   727-276-0400,  Howie@ConserveOurWild.com

               J.W.        903-714-5360

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HIGHLIGHTS

Our safari will travel through the wild side of Botswana and Zimbabwe. Exploring the ever abundant wildlife of Hwange, Chobe, Savuti, Moremi Kwaii, Okavango Delta, Xakanaka which includes  a boat cruise and idyllic traditional dug-out canoe tour.

  • Professional safari guides who find the wildlife

  • Learn about African wildlife, the environment and current conservation methods. 

  • Visit best wildlife preserves in Zimbabwe and Botswana

  • Big 5 African Wildlife: Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard

  • Safari Game Drives

  • Up-close animal encounters

  • Zulu Farm Tribal Village Experience

  • Boat cruise up Chobe River, Botswana

  • Traditional African Mokoro dug-out canoe safari in the Okavango Delta

  • Chef prepared meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Hotel stay in Victoria Falls and Lodges during Zimbabwe safari

  • Bush tent camping in Botswana

  • Dome tent for 2, raised bed, mattress, linen, and bath towels

  • Support staff sets up and breaks down tent camp

ITINERARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Day 1

               - Arrive Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe

               - Driver waiting at airport to transfer you to Hwange National Park
               - Sundown Safari in Hwange National Park

               - Overnight Lodge in Hwange

Arrival into Victoria Falls, where you will be met at the Victoria Falls International Airport and transferred to Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, with over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Lion, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, elephant, hippopotamus, leopards, hyena, painted dogs, can all be found in this protected preserve. It is a park of diverse and extraordinary access to an abundant variety of wildlife. If you recall a few years ago Cecil the lion had lived in Hwange for 13 years prior to being poached. 

Day 2   

               - Morning Safari in Hwange National Park

               - Sundown Safari in Hwange National Park

               - Overnight Lodge in Hwange ​

Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, with over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Lion, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, elephant, hippopotamus, leopards, hyena, painted dogs, can all be found in this protected preserve. It is a park of diverse and extraordinary access to an abundant variety of wildlife.

Day 3

               - Zulu Farm tribal village experience

               - Spend day with rich African culture

               - Zulu Farm tour

               - Braii Lunch/Dinner of goat, chicken, pork
               - DJ plays African and International hits
               - Medicine Man shares culture

               - Tribal drum and dance show

               - Overnight Hotel in Victoria Falls

Day 4 & 5

Chobe National Park - 7:00 am An early morning departure, in a comfortable mini-bus, leaving Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe heading for the Kazungula border 40 miles away. At the border we will change vehicles and proceed in open 4WD vehicles. We enter Botswana and head into Kasane town through to Chobe National Park, where we will spend two nights of tent camping. We will game drive in the Serondella section of the park – heading to Ihaha and our camp. Upon arrival we ‘check-in’, settle down and a enjoy a camp briefing.  The Chobe River flows along the northern boundary of Chobe National Park, We will find a number of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. An additional afternoon boat cruise brings us up close and personal to the exceptional wildlife in this park. The Chobe is abundant with the African elephant, zebra, giraffe, lions, hippo, various antelope, the elusive leopard, to name a few….

Meal: Hotel Breakfast, Chef prepares 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Overnight: tent camping

Day 6 & 7

Savuti - Our safari will have us getting up at the crack of dawn. Our chef will prepare a scrumptious healthy bush breakfast, we then load up our backpacks and set off on safari leaving Ihaha heading towards Savuti. This day is termed a travel day: this is an early morning wake up, load up our vehicle and after breakfast we begin our new day. So, today will be a safari longer than 3 hours as we move from one park boundary to the next all the while in search of wildlife. The park vegetation will differ, from the river front of the Chobe, we head to the marshlands of the Savuti. Depending on our luck with the wildlife, we may need to stop en route for lunch, otherwise we will make our way to camp where lunch will be served. After which we will have some free time in camp to take in our surroundings and an afternoon game drive to try and spot what nature wants to tantalize us with.

The next day will be our routine of an early breakfast and a 3 hourly drive, coming back to camp for brunch/lunch, siesta time – during siesta is when its encouraged to take showers as its still quite light and we are relaxed. About 3:00 pm we then head out again for the second half of a "lekker" safari (lekker is Afrikaans for fantastic). The afternoon safari will be up to just before sunset, we come back to camp and ‘chill’ around the campfire, reliving our day full of laughter, drinks, campfire stories as we wait for our "braai" dinner (braai is South African for open outdoor grill).

Savuti is a national park in its own right, with the Savuti marsh this park is home to the famous prides of Savuti who flood into the area attracted by the dazzle of zebras and wildebeest.
Meal : Chef prepares 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Overnight: tent camping

Day 8 & 9

Moremi Game Reserve / Khwai - this is a travel day. After having spent 4 breath-taking and memorable safari days in Chobe and Savuti parks, we embark on another adventure and make our way to Moremi Game Reserve, a protected area in Botswana that lies on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. Moremi was designated as a game reserve, rather than a national park, when it was created and this designation meant that the BaSarwa or Bushmen that lived there were allowed to stay in the reserve.

We cross the Chobe National Park boundary through the Khwai concession and enter the northern section of Moremi. From marshland to floodplains and lagoons we are in for a treat. We will proceed to our camp where we will have lunch ready in waiting for us, as per routine, followed by our afternoon siesta and an afternoon game drive to explore our new surroundings and of course…wildlife… Sunset will see us head back to camp, where we have time to relax, a few laughs around the campfire while we have our dinner.
Bright and early, we are up and ready for a brand new day, a brand new adventure. Moremi covers an area of 7,000 square miles, offering huge opportunities of spotting wildlife in its habitat. Our 3 hour game drive will see us searching for wildlife and admiring the beauty that the reserve has to offer as well: waterbuck, sable, honey-badger, red lechwe, elephants…. the list is endless. Between the two safaris we head back to camp where lunch will have been prepared.
Another afternoon game drive, where we discover more of the beauty of this protected area. Dinner will be in camp around our lovely campfire.

Meal : Chef prepares 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Overnight : tent camping

Day 10

Moremi Game Reserve/ Okavango Delta - Leaving camp early we have another travel day, still in the game reserve, and as it covers a surface area of about 7,000 square miles inclusive of the Okavango delta, we move to an area named Xakanaka.

This is another part of the beautiful country where we have chances of viewing the African beauty at its best. We have our last day in the park where we will go through our usual routine of game drives but with a slight twist. As we will be inches away from the river that disappears underground in the game reserve we will be ideally positioned to have a relaxing traditional African Mokoro dug-out canoe safari on the Okavango River, giving us the chance to spot bird life and possible wildlife come down for their sunset sip. After the cruise, we then game drive back to camp all the while appreciating our surroundings and the beauty of the wildlife.

Meal: Chef prepares 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Overnight: tent camping

 

Day 11

After breakfast, we head to Maun, where we will be transferred into a mini-bus for the road transfer to Victoria Falls.
Meal: Breakfast, Set Lunch menu.

Overnight: Hotel


Day 12

Hotel breakfast

Transfer to Airport

End of Tour

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Inclusions

  • Transport in comfortable minibus and open 4WD

  • Victoria Falls Airport pickup and drop off

  • Maun to Victoria Falls road transfer

  • Tent camping in 2 person dome tents

  • Tent camping in Stretcher beds with Linens

  • Shared bush shower and toilet

  • Meals as noted in the itinerary

  • Mineral water

Exclusions

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Visas

  • Inbound and outbound flights

  • Personal toiletries

  • Cameras and batteries

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