NAMIBIA AND BOTSWANA HIGHLIGHTSJanuary 01 - April 30, 2020 Africa
Presented By: Skigroup Presents: Experiences in Africa
Base Trip Price: $5,499.00
Group Leaders
Melissa Schreiber

Included in the base trip price:

~ 7 nights lodging (property details on next tab)
~ Charter bus transportation throughout the duration of the trip
~ 7 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 7 dinners
~ Game drives while on safari
~ All tours as noted
~ 24-hour on call staff throughout travel
~ All taxes, porterage and credit card fees
~ Add-on to Victoria Falls available at extra cost
~ Not Included: International airfare to/from Africa and staff gratuity

Namibia and Botswana Highlights

Best of Northern Namibia and Botswana Safari Highlights
Explore the natural beauty of northern Namibia and Botswana’s gems. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Namibia’s northern parts and Botswana’s gems. Enjoy game watching activities in the Zambezi region, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.

Highlights include an exciting mokoro (dugout canoe) safari, a safari by riverboat and in open vehicles in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants. In addition, you will visit the magical Popa Falls with its perennial rivers, magnificent woodlands, riverine forests and floodplains in Namibia’s lush Zambezi region.

DETAILED SMALL GROUP TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1: Departing Maun, Botswana
- On arrival at Maun International Airport you will board a charter flight to the Okavango Delta.

Day 1: Okavango Delta, Botswana - Enjoy a short charter flight to your lodge in the Okavango Delta. Considered one of Nature's masterpieces, the Okavango Delta offers an insight into one of Africa's truly great wildernesses. Protected by the Moremi Game Reserve and numerous private wildlife concessions, the Okavango Delta is home to huge numbers of elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo, giraffe and zebra.

Day 2: Okavango Delta, Botswana - Spend a full day relaxing and enjoying this beautiful oasis that creates a haven for Africa’s most celebrated wildlife. Alternatively enjoy optional & for own account activities such as mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions, bush walks and boat cruises.

Day 3: Return to Maun, on to Eastern Caprivi, Namibia - After breakfast, board a charter flight to Maun. From Maun the journey continues into Namibia, a country of big skies and dramatic scenery, home to diverse wildlife reserves and incredible bird watching. Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Okavango River, in search of elephants, crocodiles, hippos and fish eagles.

Day 4: Eastern Caprivi, Namibia - Enjoy a game drive along the floodplains of the Mahangu Game Park. Year round water ensures an abundance of game, however, during the dry winter months, the chances of seeing game is higher as the animals seek out the river and waterholes. Visit the Popa Falls, with its perennial rivers, magnificent indigenous woodlands, riverine forests, floodplains and reed - lined channels. The 'falls' are in fact a series of cascades created by a quartzite ledge that causes the river to split into numerous channels.

Day 5: Eastern Caprivi, Namibia - Savor the opportunity to explore the beauty of the Zambezi region (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip) during an early morning open vehicle game drive. Often described as Namibia's answer to Botswana's Okavango Delta, the rivers, wetlands and forests of the Zambezi region support a diverse range of animals that include several species such as hippo and buffalo. In the afternoon you will visit a Traditional Village where the villagers will demonstrate various fishing and hunting techniques, as well as their customs and traditions.

Day 6: Chobe National Park, Botswana- This morning you will re-enter Botswana. Natural riches and a low human population density have combined to make Botswana one of the most rewarding countries in Africa in which to experience a big game safari. Large areas of the country have been set aside for wildlife, from the large mammals to water-loving specialties and incredible birds.

Day 7: Chobe National Park, Botswana - Enjoy a thrilling morning open vehicle game drive in the Chobe National Park, the second largest in Botswana, known for its superb game viewing all year round, as it has one of the largest populations of game on the African continent. Join a breathtaking afternoon sunset cruise, in search of magnificent wildlife sightings.

Day 8: Departing Kasane (Chobe), Botswana - After breakfast transfer to Kasane Airport for onward flight.

Trip rate is valid for set departures between 1/1/20 - 4/30/20 and specific dates will be confirmed upon deposit based on availability.
Rate is is per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy upgrade available on next tab. Final rate is subject to change based on current exchange rate and will be confirmed at time of booking. Note that the trip price does NOT include international flights to/from Africa.