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Deze comfortabele rondreis voert dwars door de ongerepte wildernisgebieden van Botswana. Je maakt een authentieke safari ver weg van de massa, maar verblijft ook in comfortabele lodges. Behalve gamedrives maak je ook een spannende wandelsafari, waarbij je oog in oog komt te staan met het vele wild. Een mokoro-tocht per uitgeholde boomstam en een 'gewone' boottocht mogen niet ontbreken. Je reist onder begeleiding van twee ervaren gidsen in een klein internationaal reisgezelschap.
Dag 1 - Johannesburg to Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest. (chalets LD)
Dag 2 - Maun
We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun’s founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batawana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town helping the local cattle ranching and safari operations. The name Maun is derived from the San word ‘maung’, which translates ‘the place of short reeds’. (lodge BL)
Dag 3 -4 - Okavango Delta
We drive into the Okavango Delta to the launch station where we board our mokoro’s and pole to our tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. This amazing environment has large numbers of red lechwe, buffalo, elephant and birds, particularly kingfishers! One of the best experiences in the Okavango Delta is to be poled along reed-lined channels in a mokoro (dug-out canoe). Sit back and relax as the water gurgles gently under the mokoro while your skilled poler points out the fauna and flora.The wilderness tented camps supplies blankets and pillows. Each tent is appointed with twin camp beds, comfortable mattresses, bedside table and camp chairs have a backrest. (tented camp x2 BLD)
Dag 5 -8 - Moremi
We take an open 4WD into Moremi Game Reserve for fantastic game viewing! Chief’s Island is the largest landmass within Moremi and was the Batswana tribe’s richest hunting ground, before being declared a game reserve by the tribe. We spend 4 days on game drives watching the abundant wildlife including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in private concession reserves surrounding the park. We return to Maun midday on day 8 for an evening restaurant meal (own expenses) (3x tented bushlodge BLD, 1x lodge BL)
Dag 9 - Makgadikgadi Pans
We have time for an optional game flight over the Okavango before we head to Nata. The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a glaring white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grasslands and clouds of flamingo feed in its algae rich waters. It is an area of low rainfall so this spectacle only lasts a short while. (tented lodge or chalets BL)
Dag 10 -11 - Chobe National Park
The Chobe River is a stunning feature of Botswana and will be the focus of our lodge stay. The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. An Early morning 4WD game drive in the Chobe National Park and an afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise to see the mighty elephant herds return to the Chobe River to quench their thirst. (lodge BL)
Dag 12 -13 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
We visit “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” - Victoria Falls. These magnificent falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, and was completed by 1905, although Rhodes never lived to see it. It spans the impressive gorge and the famous adrenalin pumping Victoria Falls bungi jump is done from this bridge, with a terrifying drop of 360ft (111m). Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense). [hotel Bx2]
Dag 14 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Tour Ends
Tour ends after breakfast at 08:00am. [-B-]
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