INCLUDES: Accommodation, meals as specified, all soft drinks and local alcoholic brands, laundry, land transportation, all inter-reserves light aircraft flights, safari activities, emergency medical evacuation, airport transfers and park fees.
EXCLUDES: Any airfare other than mentioned above, airport taxes, visa fees, optional activities, travel insurance, tips and gratuities and all items of a personal nature.
2013 DEPARTURE DATES: Daily with a minimum of 2 people.
Minimum 2 guests and maximum 8 guests can participate in the Selinda Trail.
Arrive at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport where you are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the Westcliff Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Days 2 & 3: Victoria Falls
On the morning of Day 2 after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport in tie to catch your flight to Victoria Falls. Upon your arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your transfer to Ilala Lodge where you will spend the next two nights.
A World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles and the stuff of legends, romance and myth. Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the Falls in 1855, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Livingstone named them for his queen. Today, the village rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa, home to a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.
Overnights at Ilala Lodge on full board basis.
Days 4 & 5: Chobe National Park
On Day 4, you will be driven to Kasane Airport where a member of the our team will be waiting to transfer you to your secluded Chobe Under Canvas campsite, near the Chobe River.
Further north from the Okavango Delta lies Chobe National Park, encompassing 11 000km² of wilderness, bordered in the north by the beautiful Chobe River, and buffered on all sides by wildlife management areas and forest reserves, allowing for the free movement of game. Known as one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and home to the largest single concentration of elephant, Chobe National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream.
Spend two nights at Chobe Under Canvas. Accommodation is in a spacious tent, with ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and an al fresco bucket shower (hot water delivered on request).
Adventures include twice-daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 vehicles, with guaranteed window seat, and a boat
cruise along the Chobe River. Overnights at Chobe Under Canvas on full board basis
Days 6 & 7: Savute
On Day 6, you are off to Savute!. You will be driven to Kasane Airport where you will hop aboard a light aircraft for your flight to Savute Airstrip. Savute is a remote and wild corner of the Chobe National Park in Botswana. This is an area of open savanna grassland through which a seasonal river used to spill out into a marsh. The channel and marsh are usually dry except after heavy rains, but several artificial waterholes offer breathtaking wildlife viewing. Sizeable numbers of elephant bulls are invariably present at Savute and close encounters with these great pachyderms are commonplace. In the wet season, large herds of zebra and tsessebe feed on the Savute plains. It is not uncommon
to catch sight of leopard, cheetah and African wild dog, and Savute also supports the greatest concentration of the king of all beasts - the lion.
Spend two nights at Savute Under Canvas. Accommodation is in a spacious tent, with attached bathroom that features a separate w.c. and an al fresco bucket shower (hot water delivered on request).
Adventures include twice-daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 vehicles with guaranteed window seat and uninterrupted views.
Overnights at Savute Under Canvas on full board basis
Days 8, 9 & 10: Selinda Spillway
On Day 8, you will hop aboard a light aircraft for your flight to the spectacular Selinda Reserve.The Selinda Reserve is a 320 000 acre private wildlife sanctuary in northern Botswana.
The famous Selinda Spillway, which links the Okavango Delta in the west to the Linyanti and Kwando wetlands and rivers in the east, meanders through the area. This exceptional river can flow in both directions, depending on where water levels are highest. Abundant wildlife is attracted to the vast floodplains and grasslands along the river, with large numbers of elephant and vast herds of buffalo congregating around the Zibadianja Lagoon in the dry winters.
Predator viewing is also exceptional, including lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah. Spend three days traversing the magnificent spillway by canoe on the Selinda Canoe Trail. Accommodation is in a basic tent that will be pitched along the banks of the river at the end of the day’s canoeing. The route begins approximately half-way down the Selinda Spillway and runs a distance of 45 km (30 miles) down this magnificent waterway. You will have coffee and snacks before your outing, which will be followed by a mouthwatering brunch. Light snacks will be available throughout the day for sustenance before dinner. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy short bush walks through the Selinda Reserve. At the end of the canoeing safari, guests will be returned to Selinda airstrip for their onward flight
Days 10 & 11: Okavango Delta
Today you will fly to Sandibe Safari Lodge where you will spend the next two nights.Accommodation is in an African-inspired cottage, with all windows covered in gauze to maximize views of the forest. Adventures include twice-daily game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle, bush walks, boating and mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions in the Delta, birdwatching and stargazing. For relaxation there is a hammock, which sways in the
trees on the upper deck of the guest area and a shaded plunge pool. Overnights at Sandibe Lodge on full board basis.
Day 12: Maun - Johannesburg/Departure
.After breakfast you will be flown to Maun Airport, where your safari with us will end. Connect with your flight back to Johannesburg and ensuing homebound flight.