8 Nights
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This Romantic package combines the best of Botswana Safari.  These destinations are hugely popular and arguably our best-sellers!  A definite must for any “Africa Bucket List.”


Highlights

Visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World Okavango Delta
Central Kalahari Chobe National Park

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Day 1: Departure

On arrival at Kasane airport a Flame of Africa representative will be on hand to facilitate the transfer you on to Mowana Safari Lodge and Spa. Nestled on the banks of the vast Chobe River, the Lodge effortlessly blends luxury and nature into a sensory delight, offering African comfort at its best with superb hospitality, excellent cuisine, and luxurious accommodation.

At 15h00, you will be collected to embark on the Chobe Sunset Cruise which takes three hours, with completion at 18h00. This cruise is known to be the highlight of the Chobe experience, offering an emotive and visual experience like no other.

The boats are fully equipped to facilitate game viewing into areas that the larger boats are unable to enter. Guests are invited into the wonder of all things great and small resident to the Chobe and enjoy an intimate and personal experience of all that comprises the River’s fascinating habitat. Please be sure to bring your cameras, binoculars, sunscreen and, in the winter season, something warm to cover up. If you have a favourite, please do pre order your drinks requests with the boat guide prior to departure.

Dinner will be served at your leisure between 19h00- 22h00 at the Serondela Restaurant. Both local and international cuisine are catered for at the restaurant, buffet style. For those wanting the adventure to extend to their dinner plate, try the African flavours of game dishes, or even the notorious delicacy of Mopane worms.

The more traditional palate has the option of comfort food such as roasts and oxtail stews for order.

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Day 2

It’s an early start at 06h00 for the awesome three hour experience of the Chobe Game Drive, which runs through The Chobe Game Reserve, an 11 700 km2 wildlife reserve, truly one of Africa’s wildlife gems and one of the greatest game reserves in southern Africa, famous for the number of elephant that reside there. Estimates vary on the elephant population, but what is guaranteed is that you will witness the unforgettable and humbling sight of these vast and majestic herds, sometimes as large as a few hundred, ranging through the reserve. Sightings of predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are common, so prolific are they, that the area has been called the Galapagos of Africa. In order to ensure your experience is as wonderful as it should be, please pack binoculars, cameras and a windbreaker.

Appetites can be appeased at the Serondela Restaurant with a buffet breakfast served until 10h00. This includes both American and English style dishes as well as fresh fruit and juice.

Prepare for a 11h00 collection to depart on The Chobe Explorer. This full day excursion departs from the Flame of Africa Jetty. The satisfying aroma of freshly brewed coffee and muffins welcome you aboard the triple decker vessel.

The spacious Chobe Explorer offers a restaurant on the ground floor, a lounge with comfortable couches and occasional chairs on the middle floor with an observation deck situated on the top floor. Please note there are full toilet facilities aboard.  Lunch is served aboard at midday and is a traditional braai (barbeque) which includes three meat choices, a variety of salads, traditional stews and side dishes of rice or pap (traditional porridge) as well as dessert. All drinks, except for spirits are available for guests.

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience of a cruise around the Sedudu Island, rich in game, and steam up the river all the way to Sirendela, without the hassle of any immigration formalities.

The return voyage is a pleasant ending to the journey, with light savoury snacks on offer. Expect to disembark around 18h00

Dinner will be served between 19h00-22h00.

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Day 3

Linger in this magical African world awhile before departure and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. You will be then be transferred to Kasane airport for your onward charter flight to Saguni Safari Camp, Khwai National Park. Saguni Safari Lodge is situated in Moremi East in the Okavango Delta. It is nestled in an island of mature riparian trees, typical of the Okavango Delta. The Lodge overlooks the ‘Mbudi Lagoon’, in the beautiful game-rich area of Khwai. The name ‘Saguni’ is a bushman name for Khwai, meaning “an area with abundance of game and spectacular sights”

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Day 4

Besides the day-time game drives, which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, there is also the option to experience a night drive. Cultural visits, and mokoro excursions are all available at Saguni.

Saguni Safari Lodge offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality.

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Day 5

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the finishing touch on your stay with Saguni Safari Lodge. You will be then be transferred to the camp airstrip for your onward scenic charter flight into the heart of The Okavango Delta to Kadizora Camp.

Kadizora Camp is situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway. It lies in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta over-looking a panoramic seasonal floodplain. Giant Marulas, Sycamore figs, Jackalberries and Rain trees provide a canopy of shade throughout the camp. The bar, lounge, reception and dining area form a horse-shoe shape around the sandy fire pit. From there, a decked walkway leads you to an inviting swimming pool with a view over the floodplain.

The tents are spacious and furnished in a classic style ensuring that time between activities is spent relaxing comfortably. Each spacious tent is well positioned for guest privacy, with outdoor decking and secluded views. The tents have an en-suite bathroom with a feature bath and his / her vanities.

You will find the freshly prepared food a treat at Kadizora Camp, with pre-dinner drinks under the stars. This camp truly represents the magic of a wild and remote Delta experience.

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Day 6

Kadizora is the only camp in the Okavango Delta to offer hot air ballooning. You have the option, of booking an early morning hot air balloon flight to soar over the Delta at sunrise and view game from above. Optional activity not included in the nightly rate.

Kadizora Camp also facilitates open vehicle safaris, walking safaris and boating. Mokoro excursions provide a fabulous and traditional way to explore the meandering water channels. Float quietly amongst the waterlilies and experience a spectacular bird lovers’ paradise.

There is the option to arrange a day trip to a traditional village. Visit the church, the clinic, local Primary school and meet family members of the camp staff. Fishing is available in season.

Kadizora Camp truly offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality.

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Day 7:

You’ll awake to enjoy a final, delicious breakfast at Kadizora Camp, where after you will depart by scenic light aircraft to Nxai Pan Camp.

The minimalistic white-washed design of the camp is in keeping with the surrounding white salt pans. Nxai Pan accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in nine thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius.

The main areas of the camp include an expansive open-air lounge and dining area, with a bar, pool and curio shop.

Nxai Pan is a 100% solar-operated camp.

The camp’s tents face the waterhole, with the main area being the central best place for game viewing from the water hole. Frequent visitors to the water hole include elephants, cheetah, as well as the migratory herds of zebra (usually) from late December to early April, however this is entirely dependent on the summer rainfall in Botswana which affects the migratory cycle.

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Day 8:

Today you enjoy activities on offer at camp. Game drives (day) and bushmen experience with guide and tracker. We also offer star gazing.

The camp operates game drives using a guide and tracker, this adds to the experience on two levels. You have two sets of eyes searching out the action, looking for tracks – this ensures a good chance of sightings, especially predators. In addition,

having the tracker concentrating on tracking means that the guide is more able to talk to clients, keep them informed and answer all their questions, it leads to a more relaxed, convivial game drive atmosphere.

As well as game drives, we offer a day trip to see the famous Baines’ Baobabs – they are truly majestic, sentinels standing tall on the edge of the salt pan.

As Nxai Pan is within a national park we must follow their regulations. The area is ecologically sensitive and as such we are not permitted to drive at night nor off road.

We do offer nature walks and star gazing here, in addition to the game drives. The nature walks are led by one of the Bushmen trackers. It is a fascinating experience where we take a step towards learning and understanding how it is possible to survive in such a hostile environment – we get a glimpse into the way of life and beliefs of the original inhabitants of the Kalahari Desert.

The pans were once part of the super lake that covered much of central Botswana, including Lake Ngami and the Okavango Delta.

The landscape is largely covered by grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland to the north. During the rains, from November to late March, the landscape changes to lush green, the pans become covered in succulent grasses which attract large herds of antelope. Bird life during this period is prolific, many species being different to what one would see in the Delta – it is a birders paradise.

The area is well known for large numbers of springbok and elephant and during rainy season zebra migrate to the region. Giraffe and oryx are also often seen in the area in large herds with up to 30 in a group. These large herds attract many predators – lion, cheetah, jackal, spotted and brown hyena and sometimes the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard.

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Day 9: Return

You’ll awake to enjoy a final, delicious breakfast at Nxai Pan Camp, before departing by light aircraft to Maun Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.

BOTSWANA – Chobe

The Chobe River is a tributary of the Zambezi River, the confluence of which is just above the Vic Falls. Close proximity, however, does not result in ‘sameness.’ Indeed, the Chobe reveals a bird and animal sanctuary of such abundance that seeing is, believing.

Here you’ll encounter many hundreds of bird species. It’s a natural stopover point during spring and autumn migrations, an unbelievable sight. Vast animal herds, such as elephant (it’s not uncommon to see 500 to 1000 elephant on the floodplains at a time), buffalo and buck, make for incomparable game viewing. Life on the river and in the adjoining game reserve will capture your imagination quite indelibly

BOTSWANA – Khwai

On the outskirts of the beautifully preserved Moremi Game Reserve, is a wildlife-prolific & varied ecosystem which provides a patchwork of lagoons, shallow flooded pans, open grass plains and woodland forests. The Khwai area is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in Botswana.

The Khwai Concession is a 1800km area which is situated in the north-eastern Okavango next to the Moremi Game Reserve. It was

formed by the local Khwai villagers and is managed by the Khwai Development Trust. The villagers took over the area when they moved out of the Moremi region when the Moremi Game Reserve was formed.

The local community now runs ecotourism initiatives, actively conserve the environment and manage the wildlife in the concession.

BOTSWANA – Okavango Delta

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, The Okavango Delta is a unique African geographic enclave with watery ‘veins’ that create open swampland amid dense tropical forests and raw bushveld. Abundant waters in the area are seasonal, but there are always inestimable volumes of wild animals and a birdlife that is reason enough to visit this ‘Paradise Untamed’. The place, the wildlife and luxury stays make for exceptional emotional and spiritual gratification. Few visitors to this area can resist returning.

BOTSWANA – Nxai Pan

The fossil pans of Nxai Pan offer spectacular, seasonal game-viewing in the rainy season (November – March). Huge herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, Springbok and Gemsbok attract many predators – Lion, Cheetah and both brown and spotted Hyena. There are large numbers of Bat Eared Fox, which preys on rodents and reptiles.

This is one of the few areas in Botswana that is more interesting during the rainy season – when huge herds hit Nxai’s grassy pans. The numbers can be staggering; wildebeest, zebra and gemsbok appear in their thousands, along with large herds of other Antelope and Giraffe. Perhaps the focal point of Nxai Pan is the water hole, amid a large grassy plain which is dotted with a few clumps of short umbrella thorn trees.

Road transfers To suit itinerary
2 nights A’Zambezi River Lodge, Vic Falls Bed and Breakfast Basis

Incl. 1 x Sunset Cruise (Incl. river fee, snacks and local drinks)

1 x Guided Tour of the Falls (Excl. entrance USD30 to be paid direct)

1 x Amulonga Dinner at A’Zambezi

1 x Traditional Boma Dinner at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

2 nights Mowana Safari Lodge,

Kasane – Chobe

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis

Incl. 2 x Chobe Game Drive (incl. park fees)

1 x Chobe River Cruise (incl. park fees)

1 x Full Day Chobe Explorer Cruise – Incl Park Fees, Lunch & local Drinks

Charter Flights: Kasane / Camp/ Camp / Maun
2 nights Kadizora Camp, Okavango Delta Includes: All meals, teas and snacks, select local drinks, soft drinks and waters, 2 safari activities per day (safari drive, mokoro trip, boating or village tour), laundry (max 2 items per person per stay)
2 nights Nxai Pan, Nxai Pan National Park Includes: All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

All activities, Daily laundry, Emergency medical evacuation cover (all guests must have their own travel and health insurance)

EXCLUDES:

  • INT Flights & Taxes, All visas & Travel Insurance
  • All optional activities, Gratuities & Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals & drinks not specified (incl premium brand drinks)
  • Unless otherwise stated, national park fees

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