10 NIGHTS 11 DAYS

ACTIVITIES: Game Drive & Boat Cruise, Traditional canoe (mokoro), Bushwalk & the Victoria Falls. 

2 nights Nxai Pan,1 night Okavango Delta, 2 nights Moremi Game Reserve,2nights Khwai,2 nights Savuti .1 night Chobe NP

 ACCOMMODATION: Camping

 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:  Nxai pan (meerkats, landscape, Baines baobab tree)Okavango Delta (mokoro dugout canoe, island walks, island overnight,) Moremi Game Reserve & Khwai Concession area (Game drives), Chobe National Park (Game drives & Boat Cruise)

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN MAUN TONXAI PAN

Pick-up from Maun International airport, introduction and head to Nxai Pan which is about 2-3 hours drive depending on what to see on the way there.

Nxai Pan National Park is one of the more accessible areas of the Makgadikgadi. Larger pans are now grassed, and are scattered with islands of acacia trees; smaller pans fill with water during the rainy season, thus providing rich resources for wildlife. Masses of herbivores, such as zebra, springbok, wildebeest, elephant and giraffe migrate to the area to feed on the new grass.

Other interesting aspects of this park are the historical Baines’ Baobabs, which were visited by many ancient travellers, including Thomas Baines’ who immortalised this magnificent and unusual sight in a painting.

Arrive late find camp already set by our camp staff. Short description on the destination by your safari guide. Dinner before your good night sleep under canvas.

DAY 2 NXAI PAN

Full day game drives, visit the famous Baines baobab tree and hear the history behind that. Your chance also to meerkats sightings. Return late evening and share your daily experience.

DAY 3 NXAI PAN TO THE OKAVANGO DELTA

Early wake-up, morning game drives as you head out to Okavango Delta through Maun. Maun our stopover for lunch before heading to the delta of which is about an hour drive.

The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It’s known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the region. Here, dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants, crocodiles, and more aquatic animals.

On your arrival at the mokoro station; find mokoro polers waiting for you, introduction, get into the mokoro then flow slowly on top of the waterways, good atmosphere bird watching is excellent. Arrive late to the camp spot, dinner and go under canvas.

DAY 4 – OKAVANGO DELTA TO MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Wake-up early for breakfast, morning island walks before you transit to Moremi Game Reserve which is about 3-4 hours depending on what to see on your way there. Arrive late to the camp spot, find your camp already set, siesta, shower, dinner and share your daily experience with your professional safari guide around the fire.

DAY 5 – MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Full day game drives, your chance to see the big five if you are lucky. Pack breakfast and lunch. Evening Share your daily experience.

DAY 6 – MOREMI TO KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE

2 hours boat cruise if you opt before heading out to Khwai.Game view on transit, arrive late and find your camp already set.

DAY 7 KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE

We wake up early in the morning for the game drive in Khwai Concession area. The Khwai Village is rich in habitat and wildlife. The animals are attracted to the narrow ribbon of water that is the Khwai River and this provides for some spectacular wildlife viewing. This is an area where lion and leopard may be seen. There is a healthy population of plains game, including kudu, impala, wild dogs, giraffe and zebra. On our way from the drive, we will enjoy our brunch and rest in the camping site. Later in the evening we do evening drive, off road for best photo shooting.

DAY 8 KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE TO SAVUTI

We wake up early in the morning and drive to the Savuti which is about 4-5 hours’ drive depending on what to see on the way. We expect to see elephants, leopards, lions.

If we arrive late find your camp already set by our camp staff. Dinner around the fire as you share your daily experience with your professional guide,

DAY 9 – SAVUTI

The highlights of Savuti will be the Savuti marsh where there is an abundance of wildlife roaming around and the world-renowned Lions of Savuti. Later on after the even drive we can retire to our camping sites and where we will find our chef and camp hand, ready with the dinner and the tents erect.

DAY 10 – SAVUTI TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Transit to Chobe National park, we expect to see lots of elephants; Chobe national park has one of the world’s largest elephant populations. Upon arrival a game drive will be conducted/ riverfront). The drive from Savuti to Chobe will bumpy but so a natural massage is guaranteed along the way while viewing the amazing landscapes and animals along the way.

DAY 11 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

After our morning breakfast we go for morning game drives heading to the boat station for the boat cruise if you opt.spend 2 hours exploring the famous Chobe river.drop-off at Kasane airport in the afternoon.

OUR SAFARI INCLUDES

  • Game drives
  • All mealls
  • Park entrance and camping fees
  • Professional guide
  • Chef and camp assistants

Please note: Clients are advised to pay USD 80.000 per person for the emergency air rescue in the case we encounter emergencies while we are out in the bush.

Activities in the Vic falls are charged at 120 USD per person per activity.

Accommodation will also be charged at an extra cost depending on the company policy.

Boat Cruises, Cultural Dance are charged at 95 USD per person for 2 hours.

RATES

Providing good value for our guests is extremely important to us, and being transparent with our pricing is part of that. Rates published here should be used as a general guide for safaris over 7 days, as your final quote will be based on the number of days, parks visited and km travelled in customized itinerary that you design. Prices vary slightly from itinerary to itinerary due to driving distances and differences in the entry fees that national parks and community-­run conservations charge us.

We offer two different kinds of safaris, full-­service and participation so that we meet the preferences of all our guests. If you’re looking for maximum relaxation and being totally focused on the safari, OPT for the full-­service option. If you are the outdoorsy type that thinks that setting up camp and helping out can be fun and part of the experience, then our participation camping safari is for you!

Full-­Service Safari
Services of a professional guide, a safari chef and camp assistants, Camp set up in advance by our staff, spacious tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with private en-suite bathroom, all meals cooked by safari chef on open fire, all cleanup and camp duties taken care of by our staff. Prices per person per night:

2019 – 2020

  • 1 person 600 USD per night
  • 2-3 persons USD 500 per person per night
  • 4-5 per persons USD 450 per person per night
  • 6+ persons USD 350 per person night

Included:

Game‐drive vehicle, fuel, professional guide, all activities as specified in the itinerary, all park and camping fees, back-­up vehicle, chef and camp assistant, spacious and comfortable 3,5 x 3m (11.3 x 9.8ft) tents, including beds, bed linen and towels, with private en-suite bathroom, all meals and drinks (water, soft drinks, wine, beer).

Participation Camping Safari
Clients help set up camp and cook their meals over an open fire together with the guide, mostly we always supply manpower to not delay the time. Includes smaller tents and simple bedding. Prices per person per night:

2019-2020

  • 2 persons   350 USD per night
  • 3-4 persons 325 USD per night
  • 5-6+ persons 300 USD per night 

Included:

Game­‐drive vehicle, back-up vehicle, fuel, professional guide, camp assistant, chef, all activities, park and camping fees, 3×3 dome tents, bush shower and toilet, all meals, and water.

Please note that on one way safaris ending or starting in Kasane we charge a transfer fee of 200 USD as the team has to spend one day in empty transfer to return to Maun. 

DAY TRIPS

4 persons USD 130.00 per person

5+ persons USD 100.00 per person

Included:

Game‐drive vehicle, fuel, professional guide, game drives inside the park, park fees, packed lunch, soft drinks and water drinks.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

A non refundable 40 % deposit is required for confirmation of booking within 10 days or else the booking will be taken as a provisional only, with the possible failure to reinstate the reservation. Balance of payment must be made a month before the departure of the safari, otherwise booking will be deemed as cancelled and deposit will be forfeited.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

BOOKING AND DEPOSIT POLICY

CANCELLATION POLICY

After confirmation 40% deposit has been paid and booking is taken as confirmed. When clients cancel a month prior to the commencement of the safari then 60% of the total safari cost is forfeited.

TRAVELLERS INFORMATION

Health precautions: When travelling to Botswana you need to take Prophylaxis. African Jacana Safaris ensures that their client’s health and safety are in good hands at all times. We advise our clients to take Prophylaxis medication.

Climate: Botswana’s climate is semi-arid. We advise our clients when visiting Botswana, to expect hot weather most of the time so they should bring themselves sun protector creams as well as sunglasses to avoid any health hazards. Keep in mind that we have hash winter beginning the month of May and August ending, so we advise our clients to bring warm clothing to keep them warm. African Jacana Safaris use open vehicles for the game drives which are covered from the top to protect our clients from direct sun heat.

Passport, visa and other entry requirements

A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.

All foreign visitors will need to carry a return ticket.

When arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas, a yellow fever vaccination and document is required.

WHAT TO BRING

  • One large kit bag
  • No hard suitcases (max. weight = 12kg)
  • One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack)
  • Torch with spare batteries and globes
  • Hat/Cap
  • Warm Jacket Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colours)
  • A pair of lightweight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun)
  • Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals
  • Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare memory cards & batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Personal Toiletries in a small bag, not a vanity case
  • Suntan Lotion and block out for the face
  • Malaria (Prophylaxis)
  • Mosquito repellent lotion/spray

OUR BANKING DETAILS:

ACCOUNT NAME: African Jacana Safaris (Pty Ltd)

BANK NAME: First National Bank

BRANCH NAME:  Maun Branch

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62667388609

BRANCH CODE: 282367

SWIFT CODE: FIRNBWGX