Botswana Suggested Itineraries
 
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Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Suggested Itinerary - 7 day upmarket Southern Africa safari package visiting 3 countries and their top attractions - Victoria Falls, Ngoma Safari Lodge in the Chobe National Park and the Caprivi Strip.

 
Please note: this itinerary can be done with extra nights or using different lodges if you like - it is up to you (will change the estimated rates below).

Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia/Caprivi Strip Safari Package:
Day 1 & 2
Transfer by road from Victoria Falls Airport to Elephant Camp (Zimbabwe) for 2 nights.
Alternative suggestions: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or Club, Victoria Falls Hotel

Elephant Camp:
The Elephant Camp pool deckSituated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls’ spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The Elephant Camp is a luxury and intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow closeup encounters with wildlife.

Access is by road transfer from Victoria Falls (15 kilometers from Victoria Falls Airport and 10 kilometers from Victoria Falls town), Livingstone and Kasane.

The private concession is also home to Sylvester, the Cheetah Ambassador - for more info, visit The Vic Falls Wildlife Trust.

ACCOMMODATION
The Elephant Camp bedroomThe Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation. All suites are gorge facing and have:
Private viewing deck and plunge pool,
Private lounge area,
Air-conditioning and fans,
Bath plus Inside and outside shower,
Mini bar and tea/coffee stations,
220v main electricity.

West Camp can be is ideal for exclusive use family/groups of friends with 4 separate family suites.

ACTIVITIES
The Elephant Camp offers close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants. All other activities on offer in Victoria Falls area are available at an additional cost.

Selected Spa Treatments available in the privacy of your suite (subject to availability, on request at an additional charge).

Children over the age of 7 are most welcome at The Elephant Camp. Children should be under supervision of their parents or a guardian at all times. Children aged 7-12 years will be charged 50% of the adults sharing rate.

Day 3 & 4
Transfer by road and boat to Kasane immigration for your onward boat transfer to Zambezi Queen (Namibia), for 2 nights. En-route you will clear Namibian immigration formalities.
 
Zambezi Queen - cruise on the Chobe River
 
The Zambezi Queen is based a few kilometers from where four countries meet, namely; Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. The view is ever-changing: elephants wading in the shallows or crossing in merry groups, fish eagles wheeling overhead, sunsets that will take your breath away.
 
10 Suites and 4 Master Suites - All Suites and Master Suites are en-suite with private balconies, king size beds (can on request be divided into twin beds), and are furnished to the highest level. With thoughtful amenities to cater for your every need.
 
Two of the four Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and the remaining two having superb panoramic views with doors and windows on two sides. All Suites accommodate 2 guests except for two suites (24 and 26) which have an extra sleeper couch.
 
The top deck consists of the dining room, the lounge including a wood burning fireplace, a bar and a sunbathing area complete with private pool. The interior furnishings have been designed by one of South Africa’s top designers and this can be seen by the elegant, timeless look that has been created. Also to be found in the living area is a library of books, numerous games and a telescope for studying the stars at night.
 
Other suggested camps: Chobe Princess Houseboats or Susuwe Island Lodge
 
Guests arriving with the 1pm and 2pm transfers will be served lunch while guests being transferred at 3pm or 4pm will join us for a snack before the sunset cruise by tender boat starts.
 
Late afternoon, once all our guests have boarded, we go in search of some big game by tender boat. This is the perfect time of day to make the most of that golden glow of the African sunset by getting some iconic shots of the animals as they gravitate towards the river before night falls.
 
Return back to the Zambezi Queen, no doubt with a stunning array of photos waiting to be swapped with fellow guests. After a quick freshen up, the Captain will await you on the upper deck with a welcome drink, ready for an official welcome and his safety briefing. The cheerful atmosphere continues as you make you way to the dining room where a delightful three-course dinner is served with an excellent choice of paired wines. Retire to the distant night sounds of Africa.
 
Day 2 on Zambezi Queen
Unlike most lodges expecting guests to rise at the crack of dawn, we have a leisurely start to the day when meeting up for breakfast on the upper deck before the morning activities start.
Activities range from water-based safaris, bird watching, visiting a traditional working village on the Namibian side of the river or fishing. You may even decide to simply remain on-board as the Zambezi Queen makes its way along the banks of the Chobe River.

Lunch is usually served buffet-style as the Zambezi Queen makes its way along the banks of the Chobe River. The unique vantage point allows for magnificent views and with splendid views, you may wish to while your afternoon away here before the afternoon activities start.
Join our guide in the afternoon for a water-based safari on tender-boat where you can get up close to some of the approximate 120 000 elephants that the Chobe is known for.
 
Returning to the Zambezi Queen, tonight you’ll enjoy an African-themed dinner before settling down for a quiet night on the Chobe.
 
Day 3 on Zambezi Queen (Day 5)
Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast before bidding our crew a reluctant farewell.
 
Day 5 & 6
Transfer by boat to Kasane Immigration, clearing Namibia immigration formalities en-route for your road transfer to Ngoma Safari Lodge (Botswana), for 2 nights.
 
Other suggested safari lodges: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Game Lodge, Ghoha Hills etc.

Ngoma Safari Lodge:
Ngoma Safari Lodge bedroomNgoma Safari Lodge is situated in Northern Botswana within the Chobe Forest Reserve bordering the western edge of Chobe National Park and overlooking the Chobe River, 55 kilometres from Kasane and 135 kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The development of Ngoma Safari Lodge is a joint community and privately- funded project in association with the Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust (CECT). Through its socially responsible efforts, the lodge will enrich the lives of those living within this community and its design is focused on best environmental practices, ensuring a reduced carbon footprint wherever possible. The CECT benefits directly from a land lease fee and bed levy, as well as employment.

All 8 river facing suites have spacious internal and external living areas, a bath, an inside and outside shower, overhead fans, air conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee facilities and an open lounge. Each of the suites has a view of the river and offers the opportunity to see the famous Chobe elephants, migrating zebra or buffalo grazing on the floodplain below, depending on the season. Two of the eight suites can be triple on request with Indian day beds.

Ngoma Safari Lodge - Elephants in Chobe RiverAs Ngoma Safari Lodge is situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve, both walking and night drives are permitted. Activities include:
Game Walks – on the concession – escorted by an armed Professional Guide,
A full day Game Activity includes cruising on the Chobe River, driving within the Chobe National Park and a sumptuous picnic lunch and drinks,
Game Drives - (there are over 75 species of mammals) (Day drives are into Chobe National Park and night drives are on the concession),
Birding (there are over 450 species to be spotted),
Other activities include visits to the local primary school and village as well as sundowners in the Chobe Forest Reserve.

Distance from Ngoma Safari Lodge to Ngoma Gate Bridge (border post with Namibia) is 7 kilometres and to Chobe National Park Ngoma Gate entrance - 5 kilometres.

Day 7
Transfer by road to Kasane airport for onward flight.

Estimated luxury Botswana safari & Vic Falls Packaged Rate*
01/11/17 - 30/11/17: US $3,520
01/12/17 - 20/12/17: US$3,780
21/12/17 - 31/12/17: US$4,000
01/01/18 - 10/01/18: US$3,350
11/01/18 - 31/03/18: US$3,150
01/04/18 - 30/06/18: US$3,850
01/07/18- 31/10/18: US$4,350
01/11/18 -30/11/18: US$3,630
 
IN DECEMBER, THE ZAMBEZI QUEEN ONLY HAS 3 & 4 NIGHT CRUISES SO THE EXTRA DAY OR TWO ARE INCLUDED IN THESE RATES.
*From time to time we have great offers available so rates should be used as indicative only and could be less.
Above package rates include:
Victoria Falls Airport transfer to Elephant Camp,
2 nights at Elephant Camp including all meals, local brand drinks & house wines with complimentary mini bars in the rooms. Two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day. Laundry. Emergency Medical Evacuation cover. Meeting the Wild Horizons elephants. Sundowners at the Batoka Gorge. Scheduled Birding & Nature walks on the concession. 1 x lunch at the The Lookout Cafe (Including drinks).
Transfer to Kasane Immigration.
2 nights on board the Zambezi Queen including all meals, all soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine. Water-based game viewing and birdwatching on smaller “tender boats”, A land-based cultural tour of a local village and tiger and bream fishing in season. Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on arrival and departure. Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office. 15% Namibian VAT.  1% Namibian Tourism Levy.
2 nights at Ngoma Safari Lodge including all meals, all house beverages, laundry, scheduled activities, Park Fees and Community Levy. Activities include morning walk or drive, full day safari inclusive drive and cruise, afternoon walk or drive, cultural/community tour, and night drive.
Return transfers from Kasane.
 
Excluded from the rate:
Airfares.
Visa costs (if applicable)
Travel insurance – guest must take out applicable and relevant travel insurance prior to travel.
Premium alcoholic drinks at The Elephant Camp and Ngoma, All spirits on Zambezi Queen.
Additional activities.
Curio purchases and all other personal items.
Gratuities for staff.
 
Terms & Conditions
Subject to availability.
Based on a minimum of 2 people.

Extra Info
This luxury Botswana safari & Vic Falls offer may be used in conjunction with other properties if you would like to add extra nights to your safari itinerary (prices on request).
It is possible to swap order around (please inquire about any price change).
Visas may be required for all 3 countries.

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