Discovery Of The Natural Treasures Of Botswana

April to October 2021

13 days / 11 nights – from £4,830 per person

Tailor made safari

Discover Botswana and its beautiful expanses of preserved wilderness. This itinerary, staying harmoniously close to nature, facilitates the observation and photography of meerkats, baobabs and the clear skies of the pans, and allows for numerous game drives in regions famous for their arid or aquatic landscapes, such as the Okavango Delta, in order to experience African wildlife at its best.

Some notable aspects of this safari are to:

– live in immersion in preserved eco-systems with the freedom of a 4×4 vehicle driven by an English-speaking specialised driver-guide

– discover the major reserves of the country and enjoy an experience far from traditional tourism

– maximise the time with the animals when conditions are optimal for their observation and photography

– appreciate your accommodation in small yet comfortable mobile bush camps and in a lodge centrally located

– relax in the capable hands of our local partner who is one of the very few operators with long standing experience of supporting professional photographers and film makers in the field

A safari to Botswana like no other!

 

“Botswana, with Autograph Safaris” by Gesser Images

Day 1: Departure for Bostwana

Departure from Europe at the end of the day and overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2: From Maun to Makgadigadi Pan

Transit via Johannesburg in the morning to continue your trip to Maun Airport where you will be met and greeted by your guide. After a quick briefing, transfer by road (2 to 3 hours) to Makgadigadi Pan and Planet Baobab.

Settle into your room and afternoon of relaxation.

Night in Bakalanga Hut. Full board.

Day 3: Ntwetwe Pan

After your breakfast, visit to the village of Gweta and discover the history and the traditions of the Batswana tribe.

Traditional Botswanean lunch (free) and return to the Bakalanga Hut for rest before leaving for Ntwetwe Pan, which is an area of the large Makgadikgadi Pan.

Use of a quad bike (shared between two participants, sole use as option) to cross the salt pan.

After a barbecue dinner, sleep the night on the pan, enjoying the extraordinary purity of the atmosphere and admiring the stars while listening to the silence of this salt desert.

Day 4: From Ntwetwe Pan to Maun

Wake up in the desert as the the sun starts to rise and have a light breakfast.

Continue the drive to the area of Ntwetwe Pan where the meerkats live. Spend the morning observing and photographing meerkats.

Return to Planet Baobab for lunch (free) and an afternoon of relaxation before driving back to Maun.

Night at Thamalakane River Lodge in a Babbler Chalet. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 5 and day 6: Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast, depart from the lodge and drive to Moremi Game Reserve (3 to 4 hours).

Picnic “en route” and game drive in the afternoon in the reserve.

Arrive at the camp for dinner.

Night in seasonal mobile camp. Full board and game drives included.

Day 7 and day 8: Zone of Khwai in the north of Moremi Game Reserve

These days are dedicated to the discovery of the wildlife and landscapes of the Khwai Zone of Moremi Game Reserve. They allow you to observe and photograph most of the big fauna of Africa during game drives in your 4×4 vehicle.

Night in seasonal mobile camp. Full board and game drives included.

Day 9 and day 10: Zone of Savuti in Chobe National Park

After breakfast, depart from the camp and drive to the Savuti zone of Chobe National Park (4 to 5 hours).

Picnic “en route” and game drive in the afternoon in the park.

Arrive at the camp for dinner.

Night in seasonal mobile camp. Full board and game drives included.

Day 11 and day 12: Zone of Kasane in Chobe National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip of Savuti for your scheduled flight to Kasane.

Game drive en route.

Transfer to Chobe Bush Lodge.

Settle into your room, lunch at the lodge and afternoon of game drive.

Night at Chobe Bush Lodge. Full board and game drives included.

Day 13: From Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls

After breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls for a flight to your next destination or for your return to Europe.

Indicative price:

On the basis of 4 participants sharing 2 double or twin rooms or tents:

. from £ 4,830 per person for the period of April and May 2021

. from £ 4,760 per person for the period of June and October 2021

. from £ 4,990 per person for the period of July to September 2021

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

(GBP/USD exchange rate used for this brochure was 1.28).

– All transfers to activities & locations, transportation by road and game drives in a shared 4×4 vehicle driven by an experienced English speaking driver guide, as well as the rental of the quad bikes for the transportation on the pans

– One scheduled flight from Savuti to Kasane.

– All Park Fees and Camping Fees (subject to possible changes)

– 2 nights at Planet Baobab, including 1 night in a Bakalanga Hut with bathroom and toilets en suite. Full board and activities included.

– 1 night at Thamalakane River Lodge at Maun. Chalet with bathroom and toilets and suite. Bed & Breakfast.

– 6 nights in a seasonal mobile camp. Camp of dome tents with two beddings and shower room and toilets en suite. Full board.

– 2 nights at Chobe Bush Lodge in Kasane. Room with en-suite bathroom and toilets. Full board.

– Okavango Air Rescue insurance.

– International flights to Maun and departing from Victoria Falls.

– Travel or Insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks and any additional insurance)

– Visas

– Meals not mentioned or mentioned as “free” in the itinerary, in particular the drinks and dinner at Thamalakane River Lodge, and the drinks at Planet Baobab and at Chobe Bush Lodge.

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

– Single room / tent supplement: please consult us.

– Camping with shared shower room and toilets: saving of £ 200 to per person for the period of April to June and October, : saving of £ 300 to per person for the period of July to September .

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