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Itinerary: Ultimate Botswana

Ultimate Botswana

A wonderful way to explore the best Botswana has to offer - from the Okavango Delta in the north to the vast Kalahari in the south. Includes a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls

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Ultimate Botswana

DAY 1: ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG
You will be met at the airport in Johannesburg and transferred to Africa Sky Guest House. Should your flight arrive early morning, you will have the day at leisure in Johannesburg. Choose from the following options.
Option 1: Spend the day resting and relaxing at Africa Sky Guest House.
Option 2: Lesedi Cultural Village
Option 3: Soweto Half Day Tour
OVERNIGHT: Africa Sky Guest House
MEALS: Dinner
EXCLUDED: Flight to JHB, Optional Day Tour, Visa if required (South Africa)

DAY 2: VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport by a representative of Africa Sky Guest House for your flight to Victoria Falls.
On arrival in Victoria Falls, a representative from Shearwater will collect you from Victoria Falls Airport and transfer you to Victoria Falls Hotel.
This hotel, popularly known as "the grand old lady of the falls", is a luxurious 5-Star Hotel on a World Heritage site overlooking the Falls. Established in 1904, it epitomizes the romance of grand travel and is an experience in itself!
In the afternoon, you will be collected from the hotel for a walking tour of the Falls - the smoke that thunders. Although the Falls are neither the highest nor widest, it is the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Early evening you will be collected from the hotel for a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi.
OVERNIGHT: Victoria Falls Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast
INCLUDED: Flight JHB to Vic Falls, Transfers, Tour of the Falls, Sunset cruise EXCLUDED: Visa if required (Zimbabwe)

DAY 3: VICTORIA FALLS
Choose any two of the following included activities:

WALK WITH LIONS: An intimate experience with the Kings of the Jungle.

ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI: Seize the opportunity to ride these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
FLIGHT OF ANGELS: An amazing journey over the 1700m vast curtain of water with spectacular views, putting the Falls into glorious perspective.

RHINO ENCOUNTER GAME DRIVE: The guided safari will take you through natural African woodland featuring frequent sightings. At least three of the Big Five are sighted on almost all Game Drives with the highly endangered Black Rhino being the most exciting and rare.

In the evening, you will be collected for dinner at the Boma Restaurant. This unique African experience bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa. Ndebele performers captivate diners with their energetic songs and dance.
OVERNIGHT: Victoria Falls Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
INCLUDED: Any 2 activities above, transfers

DAY 4: CHOBE
After breakfast you have the opportunity for a quick early morning visit to the markets, where African crafts can be purchased at reasonable prices.
After lunch, you will be transferred to Kubu Lodge in the Chobe region of Botswana.
In the late afternoon, enjoy a quiet sunset cruise to the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers aboard the ‘Finfoot’ boat. This is where the four countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia meet on two rivers.
OVERNIGHT: Kubu Lodge
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
INCLUDED: Transfer to Kubu Lodge, Sunset cruise
EXCLUDED: Visa if required (Botswana)

DAY 5: CHOBE
Morning game drive in open safari vehicles into Chobe NP. There are an estimated 60 000 elephants in the park, thought to be the largest surviving elephant population in Africa.
Take an optional, self-guided stroll along the lodge nature trail that meanders for 2km through a mix of riverine and miombo woodland. Catch a glimpse of one of the resident Chobe Bushbuck or follow a troop of mongoose as they forage.
In the afternoon embark on a boat cruise into the park, where you might be lucky enough to witness one of the elephant herds crossing, using their trunks as snorkels! Chobe is home to some of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent.
OVERNIGHT: Kubu Lodge
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: Morning game drive, Afternoon boat cruise, All NP fees

DAY 6: CHOBE
Another full day to enjoy game viewing in Chobe, with a morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
Also an optional opportunity to visit the Kazangula Childrens’ Ark Support Group, which provides a haven for orphans, needy, destitute and vulnerable children between two and a half years to six years of age. http://kubulodge.net/social-responsibilities/
OVERNIGHT: Kubu Lodge
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: Morning game drive, Afternoon boat cruise, All NP fees

DAY 7: OKAVANGO DELTA
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport by a representative from Kubu Lodge for a light aircraft transfer to Gunn’s Camp’s private airstrip.
Overlooking legendary Chiefs Island and bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under palms and African Ebony, Gunn's achieves a balance of comfort without isolating guests from the wilderness sights and sounds.
All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced guides and include exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro or motorboat and tracking the larger game species on guided nature walks on the many surrounding islands.
OVERNIGHT: Gunn’s Camp
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: Airport transfer, Flight to Gunn’s Camp, Scheduled activities at Gunns Camp

DAY 8: OKAVANGO DELTA
Day is spent partaking in activities offered at Gunns Camp.
OVERNIGHT: Gunn’s Camp
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: All scheduled activities at Gunn’s Camp

DAY 9: OKAVANGO DELTA
Day is spent partaking in activities offered at Gunns Camp.
OVERNIGHT: Gunn’s Camp
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: All scheduled activities at Gunn’s Camp

DAY 10: KALAHARI
Morning flight from Gunn’s Camp to the airstrip of your lodge in the central Kalahari.
Afternoon/evening game drive.
OVERNIGHT: Haina Kalahari Lodge
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: Flight from Gunn’s to Haina Lodge, All scheduled activities at Haina

DAY 11: KALAHARI
What makes the Kalahari special, is the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with Bushmen Guides, one of the oldest cultures in Africa. Your guide will teach you of the hunting and survival skills and the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in the most inhospitable environment of them all.
OVERNIGHT: Haina Kalahari Lodge
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
INCLUDED: All scheduled activities at Haina

DAY 12: MAUN
After breakfast, fly back to Maun.
MEALS: Breakfast
INCLUDED: Flight Haina Lodge to Maun

INCLUDED:
The price will include all transport, flights, meals, entrance fees, activities, transfers, guides and accommodation during the safaris, as indicated in the itinerary.

EXCLUDED:
Accommodation before and after the tour, flights to and from South Africa or flights not specified in the itinerary, meals not specified, drinks and curios, travel insurance, required inoculations and malaria medications, visas (if required).

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