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The Ulitimate Botswana/Caprivi Experience - 2023

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Experience the best Botswana has to offer with activities such as sunset cruises on the Chobe River and Okavango Delta, swim in a crocodile and hippo-proof swimming pool,  go on a fishing safari to catch a tiger fish, leave early morning for a game drive in the Chobe National Park, take a day trip to the Victoria Falls and sip on a sundowner at one of the top waterholes in Africa whilst staring at the magnificent African Elephants merely a few meters from you. This is the Ultimate Botswana / Caprivi experience!

Date: 25 June - 7 July 2023 | Group Size: 24 - 30 | Cost p.person: R14 850

Itinerary

Day 1 - Maun

Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, get out and explore the surroundings of Maun; often referred to as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Perhaps visit the only craft brewery in town (Okavango Craft Brewery) or grab some final essentials at one of the shopping centres.
After the welcome meeting, we will enjoy dinner around the campfire and get to know each other better.

Accommodation
Camping with communal bathrooms (1 - night)
The option to stay in a lodge room or luxury tent with an ensuite bathroom is available at additional cost (needs to be arranged in advance and is based on availability)

Meals Included
Dinner (excluding drinks)

Key Information
It’s imperative that you attend the welcome meeting as essential information will be shared regarding the trip; departure times, route to be travelled, two-way radios to be handed out, etc.

Day 2, 3 - Elephant Sands

We depart after an early breakfast and make our way towards Elephant Sands. 
On arrival at Elephant Sands, you will be allowed to set up camp and enjoy the incredible view of elephants drinking at the waterhole; only a few meters from where we will set up camp.

Accommodation
Camping with communal bathrooms (2 - nights)
The option to stay in a luxury tent with an ensuite bathroom is available at additional cost (needs to be arranged in advance and is based on availability)

Meals Included
Breakfast (including coffee)
Dinner (excluding drinks)

Key Information
Various activities available at Elephant Sands can be arranged on arrival. We will be staying at Elephant Sands for two(2) nights.

Day 4, 5, 6 - Kasane

We depart after breakfast and make our way towards the border of Zambia - Kasane. 
On arrival, you will be allowed to set up camp, as the days following options include to go on a game drive through the Chobe National Park, visit the Victoria Waterfalls (Zimbabwe side) and enjoy an incredible sunset cruise experience on the Chobe River.

Accommodation
Camping with communal bathrooms (3 - nights)
The option to stay in a lodge room with an ensuite bathroom is available at additional cost (needs to be arranged in advance and is based on availability)

Meals Included
Breakfast (including coffee)
Dinner (excluding drinks)

Key Information
Transport to the Victoria Falls can be provided. For game drives you will be collected and returned to the campsite. 

Day 7, 8 - Caprivi Strip (Namibia)

Departure after breakfast will take us into the Caprivi Strip (Namibia). We will travel through the Caprivi Strip towards Ngepi Camp - a personal oasis with some of the best camping grounds and most fascinating ablution facilities.  

Accommodation
Camping with communal bathrooms (2 - nights)
The option to stay in a luxury tent or lodge room with an ensuite bathroom is available at additional cost (needs to be arranged in advance and is based on availability)

Meals Included
Breakfast (including coffee)
Dinner (excluding drinks)

Key Information
Various activities available at Ngepi Camp can be arranged on arrival. We will be staying at Ngepi Camp for two(2) nights. A small neighbouring National Park can explored during your stay - all to be arranged on arrival.  

Day 9, 10, 11 - Okavango Delta

After breakfast we will make our way back into Botswana and travel south towards Etsha-6. It's a small village and those not driving in a 4x4 vehicle will leave their vehicles at a secure parking space and transport will be provided to the campsite - an hour drive on thick sandy roads. 
Our next three(3) nights will be at one of the most iconic places in the Okavango Delta with a large wooden deck overlooking the largest lake inside the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation
Camping with communal bathrooms (3 - nights)
The option to stay in a luxury tent with an ensuite bathroom is available at additional cost (needs to be arranged in advance and is based on availability)

Meals Included
Breakfast (including coffee)
Dinner (excluding drinks)

Key Information
Various activities available at Guma Lagoon Camp can be arranged, which included boat cruises, mokoro trips and/or testing your skills in trying to catch an Okavango Delta Tiger Fish. We will be staying at Guma Lagoon Camp for three(3) nights.

Day 12, 13 - Maun

After breakfast we head back to Etsha-6, collect the vehicles and travel south back to Maun. The evening is dedicated to a Celebration Dinner, celebrating all the memories, experiences and new friendships formed.   

Accommodation
Camping with communal bathrooms (1 - night)
The option to stay in a luxury tent or lodge room with an ensuite bathroom is available at additional cost (needs to be arranged in advance and is based on availability)

Meals Included
Breakfast (including coffee)
Dinner (excluding drinks)

Key Information
The road from Etsha-6 to Maun is not the best of roads with numerous potholes along the way. Even though the distance from Etsha-6 to Maun is not that extensive, we still schedule 5-hours for travelling. The Celebration Dinner will be at a restaurant.

Inclusions

Meals
11 x Breakfast
12 x Dinner

Meals are prepared and served by the travelling chef and her team. This is no standard camp menu and all utensils are included. 

Accommodation
12 x Camping (you are to supply your own camping equipment; tent, bedding, etc.)

Transport
This is a self-drive experience.
No 4x4 vehicle is required.
A high-clearance vehicle is strongly recommended. 


Optional Activities 
(to be arranged in advance)

Sunset cruise (Chobe River)
Game drive (Chobe National Park)
Tiger Fishing (Chobe / Zambezi River)
Day visit to the Victoria Waterfalls (Zimbabwe side)
Sunset cruise (Okavango Delta)
Tiger Fishing (Okavango Delta)

The founder (Adriaan Adams), and often the tour guide himself, is an experienced traveller to more than 40 countries, most of them in Africa. Between him and his team, each travel expedition embarked on has created an experience of a lifetime for both them and the more than 5000 clients who have travelled with them since 2008.

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