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Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

15 day Small Group Safari - from £3349

With flights from £4209

This well-planned small group tour takes you from Maun in Botswana’s Okavango region to the thundering Victoria Falls, taking in a variety of wonderful wildlife rich national parks as you go.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy thrilling game drives in Moremi Game Reserves
  • Gently cruise the network of Okavango waterways in a traditional mokoro
  • Spot the ‘Big Five’ in Chobe National Park
  • Game viewing in Hwange plus a visit to Painted Dog Centre
  • Experience the magic of Victoria Falls at sunset
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Maun

On arrival into Maun International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities available at the Lodge. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

Hotel:  Thamalakane River Lodge or similar
Meals: None

Day 2 to 3 - Maun to Okavango Delta

After breakfast, head to Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique.

The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We have the opportunity to stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water-filled paradise.

Hotel: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Greater Moremi Area

After breakfast, we head south travelling via Maun to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Greater Moremi area. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive.

Game viewing is seasonal; depending on the time of the year you may see different species in different areas. The best time for game viewing is the end of the dry season or spring from August to November. During this season, in order for us to offer the best game viewing possible, extra driving may be required due to the animals migrating closer to the river. In the summer, birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Hotel: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Greater Moremi Area

We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Moremi area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region.

After dinner, your guide will take you on a night drive, and you will hopefully be able to spot some rare nocturnal animals.

Hotel: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Moremi Game Reserve

Today we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve, known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Hotel: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Moremi Game Reserve to Nata

Leaving the bush behind us, we travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake which has become saline and empty. This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikgadi which comprises the largest area of salt pans in the world, covering some 37,000 square km overall. We arrive at our lodge in the late afternoon.

Hotel: Nata Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 to 9 - Chobe

We head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary in the morning, which offers us the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. A visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints. A breakfast pack prepared by the lodge is enjoyed on the road as the journey continues north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park.

Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in optional activities or to relax by the pool.

Start your morning of day 9 with a spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation until our boat cruise on the Chobe River which starts around 3 pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up close photo opportunities.

Hotel: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 to 12 - Hwange National Park

Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto our lodge located in a private concession near to Hwange National Park, where we will spend the next three nights in this wildlife-rich area. This afternoon you can partake in an optional game drive if time allows.

Over the following two days, we will have plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on game drives. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to massive herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species of birds. There will be a visit to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species.

Hotel: Sable Sands or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 13 to 14 - Victoria Falls

After breakfast its time to head to Victoria Falls where the rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities available in the area.

The next day your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls where you will be able to observe the waters plummeting over the precipice into the gorge below. In the afternoon, embark on a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day.

Hotel: A’ Zambezi Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 - Victoria Falls

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

15 day Small Group Safari - from £3349

With flights from £4209

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Victoria Falls before or after your safari
  • Add a beach stay in Mauritius, Mozambique or the Seychelles
  • Chose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Please note luggage restriction of 15kg.

Your Safari Experience

Discover amazing wildlife and sample the local culture on a real African adventure.

Your small group safari includes:

  • Safari lodges or hotels
  • Most meals
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Expert guide throughout the tour
  • 4WD vehicles
  • Maximum 14 passengers
  • Park fees
  • Local Payment

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Departure Dates

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2021-12-09

2021-12-19

2022-01-14

2022-02-07

2022-03-03

2022-04-09

2022-05-01

2022-05-17

2022-06-03

2022-06-29

2022-07-06

2022-07-23

2022-07-27

2022-08-11

2022-08-20

2022-08-30

2022-09-14

2022-09-28

2022-10-09

2022-10-19

2022-10-26

2022-11-03

2022-11-17

2022-12-19

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