15 NIGHTS 16 DAYS

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

1 night Maun, 2 nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve, 2 nights Nxai Pans, 2 nights Moremi Game Reserve,1 night Okavango Delta, 2 nights Khwai community reserve, 2 nights Savuti, 1 night Chobe National Park, 2 nights Victoria Falls.

 ACCOMMODATION: Mobile Camping & Lodges

 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR: Nxai Pans (The Baines Baobabs), CKGR( Cultural activities, game drives) Okavango Delta (Island walks, traditional canoe & scenic Flights over the delta) Moremi Game Reserve (the big five, boat cruise, history) Khwai Concession area (Game drives, off-road, village visit, wild dogs), Chobe National Park (Game drives & sunset Cruise) the Victoria Falls :

  • Helicopter microlight flights  over Victoria Falls
  • dinner cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
  • High Wire Activities – Zipline, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox
  • Devil’s Pool – Swim on the Edge of Victoria Falls
  • Tandem Skydiving at Victoria Falls
  • Soft Adventure: Zambezi River Canoeing Trips at Vic Falls
  • Soft Adventure: Victoria Falls Canopy Tours
  • Soft-ish Adventure: Abseiling at Vic Falls
  • Soft Adventure: Zambezi River Sunset Boat Cruises above Vic Falls

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN MAUN

 Pick from Maun International airport to the accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you will enjoy your lunch or dinner in the hotel. While in the hotel we will introduce you to our team consisting of our professional guide, chef, camp hand and have a brief discussion of the itinerary, on what to expect and not to expect. Depending on the time of arrival you have the option of going to town to do shopping if necessary; we will be there to assist you.

DAY 2 – MAUN TO CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

 Just after our morning breakfast we pack our bags in the trailer and drive 3 hours to along the Makalamamedi veterinary fence of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve through the Matswere Gate. On arrival in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, we should expect to see animals. Animals found in this area are the Kudu, giraffe, eland, springbok, hartebeest, wildebeest, lion brown hyena, black-backed jackal and leopard. Due to the distance, we will be travelling we will have our packed lunch and enjoy it in the bush before heading to the campsite. On arrival in the campsite we will find our camping tents prepared. In the evening our chef will prepare meals and serve us as we will sit around the fire enjoying our dinner. Later we spend the night in our tents. Before going to bed we will have a brief discussion of the itinerary for the next day.

DAY 3 – CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

After our morning breakfast, we continue our drive to Central Kalahari West. We will have our packed lunch and water with us since we will spend most of the day out doing the drive. We expect to see a variety of animal and bird spices like the secretary bird, kori bustard, double-banded couser, acacia pied barbet, crimson breasted shrike, lesser grey shrike, sabota, sparrow lark, common ostrich, scaly-feathered finch and the gabar. Later on arrival at the campsite siesta, shower, dinner around the fire as we share our daily experience with your professional guide.

DAY 4 CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE TO NXAI PAN

Early breakfast followed by your last game drives in central Kalahari game reserve as you depart to Nxai pan. Game view on transit; arrive late at your camp spot find your campsite already set. Shower dinner around the fire as you share your daily experience. Goodnight; sleep under canvas.

DAY 5 – NXAI PAN

Just after our breakfast, we drive to the Baines Baobabs. The Baines Baobab trees derive their name from Thomas Baines (who was a member of the Livingstone Expedition); he painted a group of Baobab trees that became famously known as the ‘Baines Baobabs’. According to sources, he completed the painting between 1861 and 1862, and he was overwhelmed with the rare sighting of these fantastic baobab trees. We will have our packed lunch with us since we will spend most of the hours away, visit the meerkats. We later drive back to the campsite where we will find our meals prepared.

DAY 6 – NXAI PAN TO MAUN

Just after our morning breakfast we pack our camping equipment and drive back to Maun. Arrive late afternoon and get ready for the afternoon activity, scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Lodging in Maun.

DAY 7 – MAUN TO MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Wake-up early, pack breakfast and lunch as you head 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 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 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 11 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 to find your camp already set by our camp staff. Dinner around the fire as you share your daily experience with your professional guide,

DAY 12 – 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 13 – 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 14 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO VICTORIA FALLS

After our morning breakfast final (game drive) transfer to Vic-falls. All activities in Victoria Falls are optional and excluded from the price. BUT we can make arrangement for them on request for free. You have the option of gorge swing, white water rafting, full-day canoe, 13 minutes helicopter, 3-hour bike tour, half-day adrenaline. Lodging in one of the Vic-falls hotels.

DAY 15 – VICTORIA FALLS

Full day in Vic-falls, continue to enjoy activities here with not forget to visit the falls. Return afternoon and have a good time to rest before your international flight the next day.

DAY 16 – VICTORIA FALLS

This would be your last day here, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

OUR SAFARI INCLUDES

  • Game drives
  • All meals
  • 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 the 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