Golf Safari Course Info

5May

Golf Safari – Course Info

golf course at Lost City
Lost City Golf course

LOST CITY GOLF COURSE• 6 983m/5 953m • Carts compulsory

Some 10 years after the completion of the Gary Player Country Club, the popularity of Sun City demanded another course be built.

Again the pro was commissioned, his challenge being to create a very different experience. The course defies being bracketed into any particular genre having touches of mountain, desert and even African parkland in its make-up. Here, the golfer can choose to tackle the course from its championship tees (suggested only for the longer hitting, single-figure handicappers), the standard markers or forward tees. Even playing the shortest route presents a great test as the approaches to the greens – clad in bent grass and protected by bunkers – demand careful judgment.

Signature hole: 13th – par 3 A green in the shape of Africa bordered by a pond, home to several large crocodiles!

Champagne Soirts coure
Drakensberg golf course

CHAMPAGNE SPORTS RESORT• Mountain • 7 400m • Carts available •

Located in the beautiful Drakensberg area, this course has to be rated as one of the most scenically memorable golf layouts in South Africa. Designed by Hugh Baiocchi and Kevin Curren, it successfully blends the natural attributes of the terrain and the surrounding beauty with the modern demands of a quality course. It undulates up and around the contours of a valley thatnestles under the dominant peaks of Champagne and Cathkin Peaks and incorporates several holes with blind tee shots.

Professional and novice alike will appreciate the 84 well-appointed bunkers that line the fairways and greens. The quality of the greens is accredited to Trevor Livesey whose passion remains unabated. Though the drama of the mighty mountains dominates the eye, the course also enjoys gentle vistas where the lower hills create a kaleidoscope of colour blessed with trees, rivers and dams to add even more of a challenge.

DURBAN COUNTRY CLUB• Semi-links • 6 157m • Carts available

Built by George Waterman and fellow professional golfer Laurie Waters, the Durban Country Club was established in 1922 and has a proud history. The difficulties these men faced were immense as all earth-moving had to be done manually, giant sand dunes were flattened and dense bush and trees chopped down and carted away. Renowned for its classic Cape Dutch

architecture, lush vegetation, undulating fairways, sand dunes and beautiful setting overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Club has been the venue of choice for many an important celebration in its rich history.

Signature Hole: 3rd – par 5 – 468m A tee shot from the highest point on the course into a valley below, completely exposing the drive to the ocean gusts. Trees on the right of the straightaway hole need to be avoided as well as the large fairway bunker on the landing area to the left.

Signature hole: 6th – par 3 – 163m A wayward shot to the right is out of bounds, while one to the left is a lost ball.

golfing safari
luxury rail travel

ROYAL SWAZI• Parklands • 6 166m • Carts available
This spectacular championship course is one of the most scenic locations found in the world. Opened in 1966, it has been laid out on the slopes of the Lebombo Range that curves gently down into the valley. The first nine holes are comparatively level but the second nine fully exploits the mountainous terrain. Challenging features include lakes, gullies thick with vegetation, out-of- bound areas running close to fairways, swirling breezes, clusters of magnificent trees and indigenous plants and wickedly sited bunkers – one is so steep it requires steps to facilitate access.

LEOPARD CREEK• Parklands • 6 631m • Carts compulsoryThis ultra-exclusive world-class facility is the brainchild of magnate Johan Rupert and, as can be expected, no expense was spared. Bordered to the north and the west by the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park, the course represents African golf at its best with indigenous bushveld bordering the immaculate fairways and greens. Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure the course is naturally protected from animals, while lakes and small streams divert through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies. Hazards take a new dimension for much of the water is home to the magnificent creatures for which the river is named…crocodiles.

Signature hole: 13th – par 5 – 505m Here the green is right on the edge of the Crocodile River but 32 metres above the water level offering magnificent views up the river and into the Kruger Park.

DRESS CODE

Acceptable clothing:

• Shirts with collars and sleeves must be tucked in
• Traditional long or short golf trousers
• Short trousers with knee-length stockings or short white socks
• Ladies skirts or culottes must be knee-length
• Golf hats or peaks worn with peak forward
• Golf shoes with soft spikes (most clubs)

Not acceptable:

• T-shirts, vests or sleeveless shirts
• Denim jeans
• Sweatpants or cargo pants
• Drawstring shorts
• Shoes without socks
• Cross-trainer sports shoes

Golf Safari

5May

Golf Safari

Departure Dates:
04 – 12 October 2018 :
15 – 23 November 2018

Golf Safari tour
route map golf safari

Itinerary

Day 1 11h30
Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel to Rustenburg for overnight stop.
Day at leisure on the train. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day 2 07h00
Golfers: Morning tee off at Lost City or Gary Player Country Club followed by lunch at the club.

19h30 Dinner on board en route to Heidelberg.

Day 3 :07h00 Day at leisure on the train.

Day 4 : 07h00Golfers: Morning tee off at Champagne Sports Resort.
Enjoy lunch and afternoon at leisure before departing for Durban

Day 5 : 07h00Golfers: Morning tee off at Durban Country Club/Beachwood
followed by lunch with the non-golfers at the Durban Country Club.

Day 6 06h00 Game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

11h00 Brunch as the train departs for Mpaka, Swaziland.

Day 7 : 07h00Golfers: Morning tee off at the Royal Swazi Sun and lunch.
18h00 The train departs for Malelane in South Africa.

Day 8 07h00Golfers: Morning tee off at Leopard Creek (dependent) on the Crocodile River with lunch at the clubhouse.The train then travels on to Rayton

Day 9 07h00 Enjoy breakfast as the train departs for Pretoria.
10h00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station.

South Africa golf tour package
crisp morning for golf

Non golfers

day 1 –11h30 : Depart rail station in Pretoria and travel to Rustenburg for overnight stop. Day at leisure on board

day 2 –09h00 : game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Explore the Lost City followed by lunch at the club
19h30 Dinner on board en route to Heidelberg

day 3 –07h00 : day at leisure on the train while travelling to Estcourt

day 4 –09h00 : Battlefields tour with lunch at Spionkop Lodge and shopping OR enjoy a walk at Champagne Resort

day 5 –09h00 : Durban city tour. Lunch with the golfers at Durban Country Club/Beachwood. Depart for Hluhluwe.

day 6 –06h00 : game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve
11h00 : brunch as the train departs for Mpaka i Swaziland

day 7 –08h00 : Game drive in Mkhaya Reserve.
Visit Ngwenya Glass with lunch and shopping

day 8 –08h00 : Kruger Park game drive with lunch at Buhala Lodge and shopping.
The train travels to Rayton

day 9 –07h00 : enjoy breakfast as the train departs for Pretoria
10h00 : arrive at journey’s end

Golfing safari South Africa
enjoying the game

Namibia Rail Safari

5May

Namibia Rail Safari

9 days Pretoria to Swakopmund / Walvis Bay

Rail safari map
route map

Highlights
This nine-day 3 400-kilometre journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic in the west.
Departing from Pretoria, the first stop is
Kimberley,centre of one of the world’s famous diamond rushes where there is an opportunity to savour the 1870s atmosphere of the mine village.
The train traverses the stark vistas of the Northern Cape to theFish River Canyon– second
in size to the Grand Canyon – and Garas Park with itsQuiver Tree Forest and the Giant’s Playground. Guests continue across the untamed beauty of the Kalahari Desert to Namibia’s capital for a tour;Windhoekis a lively, cosmopolitan city with a strong German flavour.

Then it’s a short flight toSossusvlei,a stunning pan in theNamib Desert, for an overnight stay followed by a night in the game-richEtosha National Park.

On the last morning, the train travels the Namib to the perfectly preserved 19th-century German Hansa town ofSwakopmund and Walvis Bay– an unforgettable end to a remarkable journey. This tour is available in reverse.

Itinerary

Day 1 15h00 : Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel south towards the goldfields of the Witwatersrand.

Day 2 09h45 : visit the Big Hole and Diamond Museum in Kimberley
12h30 : depart for Upington and travel the Karoo semi-desert

Day 3 08h00 : optional two hour walking tour of Upington
23h00 : arrive at Holoog after border formalities at Nakop

Day 4 08h00 : one hour transfer to visit the Fish River Canyon
11h00 : depart for Keetmanshoop. Traverse the Kalahari
15h00 : visit Garas Park (Quiver Tree Forest / Giants Playground)

Day 5 09h00 : arrive in Windhoek for a city tour
11h00 : depart in light aircraft for one hour flight to a Sossusvlei lodge for lunch, desert drive, bush dinner and overnight

Day 6 06h00 : Sossusvlei drive with breakfast in the vlei
12h00 : depart Sossusvlei for one hour flight to Windhoek
14h00 : depart Windhoek and travel north to Etosha Park

Day 7 09h30 : transfer to a lodge in the game rich Etosha National Park for lunch, game drive and overnight

Day 8 06h00 : early morning game drive in the Etosha National Park.
13h00 : enjoy lunch on board the train en route to the Atlantic

Day 9 07h00 : enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the Namib
12h30 : arrive at journey’s end in Walvis Bay, Namibia

South Luangwa and Lake Malawi Safari

5May

South Luangwa & Lake Malawi Safari

itinerary

Day 1 : Nkwali CampOn arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a Robin Pope Safaris’ representative who will have a name board with your names. He/She will assist you with immigration and customs clearing then check in for your flight to Mfuwe, South Luangwa. The flight is on average one hour. At Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive toNkwali Campis 1 hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River. On Robin’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.

Day 2 – 3 : Nkwali CampAt dawn breakfast is served around the campfire. The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering the park by boat from the camp or by the nearby pontoon. The game in the area is excellent – and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, the Thornicroft Giraffe. A mid-morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken at a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid-day. After lunch you can cool off in the swimming pool or siesta. Following tea you will go out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving the chance to see the nocturnal world, returning to camp about 20.00 hrs with dinner generally at 20.30.

Day 4 : Nsefu CampAfter an early breakfast, a transfer game drive through the park takes you to a crossing point on the Luangwa River. The Nsefu staff will meet the party, who will cross the river by boat or car, and then enjoy a 45 minute drive to camp, game viewing on route.Nsefuwas the first game camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The Nsefu Sector was recognised then as a phenomenal area and it still is. Robin Pope Safaris owns the only two camps in this sector of the Park. There are six round rondavels with luxurious en suite facilities and each room has a clear view of the sweeping bend of the Luangwa River through large windows and from the wooden verandahs. On arrival you will be shown to your rondavel and then lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive. (Note: option of booking Tena Tena for the 4 nights).Day 5 – 7 : Nsefu CampThese are a few days for a chance to drive or walk through the ebony groves. Or you may decide this is an ideal day, depending on the heat and time of year, to explore the Nsefu Sector of the National Park possibly with an all day picnic drive to the salt pans that will cover different habitats and is an exceptional day’s safari.Day 8 : PumulaniAfter breakfast you will transfer to Mfuwe Airport (1.5 hours) for your flight to Lilongwe. The fli

ght time to Lilongwe is approximately 60 minutes. On arrival at Lilongwe’s Kamuzu Airport, you will be met by our staff, who will assist with immigration procedures and the payment of airport taxes. Our representative will then assist with check in for your next flight to Monkey Bay, the closest airstrip toPumulani.

Pumulani is situated on the Westside of the Nankumba Peninsula in the South end of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars”. The ten villas are scattered around the hillside and are individual in shape and style but all have a spacious bedroom, bathroom and extensive sitting area. The front sliding doors open onto the deck – elevated above the ground giving optimal views. The central dining and bar area is high above the lake with the most spectacular views and leads onto an expansive deck. The infinity swimming pool is on a lower terraced deck. The lake shore bar offers light snacks as well as refreshments. Meals will be served in the dining area, on the beach or by arrangement on your private deck. The stunning setting of the lodge and the unique comfort of the rooms means that many guests choose to make relaxation their main activity, but there is enough activities available to keep guests busy.

Day 9 : PumulaniEnjoy the first full day of relaxation atPumulani. Our remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake. Those who prefer to take a dive in the swimming pool, we have an infinity swimming pool near the central dining area with grand views over the lake. For those seeking activity we offer many water sports activities like snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube rides (all motorized activities are excluded). At the end of the day climb aboard our dhow and let our experienced local crewmen take you sailing into the sunset.

Day 10 – 11 : PumulaniLake Malawi is the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colourful cichlids. We offer special diving courses at the best diving spots near one of the islands. For those who are interested in the real Malawian village life we offer guided walks through one of the local villages. Malawians are renowned for being amongst the friendliest people in Africa and during your stay you will have the opportunity to meet them. You can also simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery or can enjoy the many other activities.

Day 12 : PumulaniYour last day at the lodge. Today you have the opportunity to continue to relax in the beautiful surroundings or play on the lake, or take a walk to the local village for an insight into how village life operates while Malawians explain their traditions and rituals.

Day 13 : TransitDepending on you onward connection, you may have a lazy morning or early breakfast before heading off to Lilongwe.

Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter

5May

Botswana & Zimbabwe Encounter

A 15 day small group lodge safari visiting some of the world’s premier wildlifeareas, exploring iconic Victoria Falls, see endangered wild dogs, do some rhino tracking, enjoy a traditional canoe trip.

lions at waterhole
thirsty work

Minimum 4 guests / maximum 12
Included Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
All transport in appropriate vehicles
Game drives and activities as mentioned in itinerary
Park entrance fees
Experienced guide

Excluded –Travel Insurance – Flights – Pre and post tour accommodation
Optional activities – All drinks, tips and curios – All personal expenses

Departures 2018
21 March : 08 April : 09 May : 25 May : 13 June : 04 July : 16 July : 01 August : 27 August : 05 September : 25 September : 10 October : 30 October : 09 November

map of safari package
Route map

Accommodation
In mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms. All of them have a private bathroom with a shower or bath and a toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

Day 1: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Day 2 & 3: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 4 & 5: Sable Sands or similar
Day 6 & 7: Umbozha Houseboats or similar
Day 8 & 9: Camp Amalinda or similar
Day 10:Nata Lodge or similar
Day 11: Planet Baobab or similar
Day 12: Thamalakane River Lodgeor similar
Day 13 & 14: Hyena Pan Tented Camp or similar

Itinerary

Day 1 victoria falls zimbabwe

On arrival into Victoria Falls 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 in Victoria Falls. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

Day 2 victoria falls to chobe national park botswana

After breakfast your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”. We then travel to Kasane in Botswana, 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.

Day 3 chobe national park botswana

Start your morning with a hopefully 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 starts around 3pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up close photo opportunities.

Days 4 & 5 chobe botswana to hwange national park zimbabwe

This morning we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and to our lodge situated in a private concession near Hwange National Park. 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 great herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife.

On arrival, we will visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect this endangered species. If time allows, you can partake in an optional game drive on the concession in the afternoon. The whole of the next day is spent exploring this magnificent area on a full day game drive in Hwange National Park.

Days 6 & 7 lake kariba zimbabwe

Today we head off to Binga located on the south eastern shore of Lake Kariba, where we will board a luxury houseboat for a relaxing two-night trip. Nested in mountains, Lake Kariba is a man-made inland sea guarded by enormous reserves of game and made beautiful and savage by sun and storm, earth and water.

Our voyage takes us to the Sengwe River for afternoon wildlife activities and sunset, followed by drinks and dinner on board. In the morning we set out early for some leisurely fishing, guided walks or game viewing depending on your preference. When we return, brunch will be served whilst cruising to Elephant Bay where we will moor at one of the islands with a sandy beach. Watch the sunset over lake, relaxing around a camp fire and enjoying a beach barbecue under the starry sky.

Days 8 & 9 matobo hills zimbabwe

We end our houseboat experience with some morning game viewing activities on Lake Kariba and cruise back to Binga where our voyage started. After disembarking we travel southwards to the majestic Matobo Hills, an area of exquisite beauty, steeped in tribal history, ancient mystery and dramatic rock landscapes. The national park has been given UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to both white and black rhinoceros, sable antelope and the world’s densest population of leopard. Birdlife is prolific and includes the highest concentration of black eagles in the world. Once the home of the San (Bushman), this area contains the richest source of the rock art found anywhere. Not only is it here that the Ndebele people buried their great king, Mzilikazi, but Cecil John Rhodes was also laid to rest on the “Hill of the Benevolent Spirit” or “World’s View” as named by him.

We spend the next day in the national park, starting our morning with tracking rhino spoor by vehicle and foot. In the afternoon we further explore the scenery and wildlife of the park on game drives, ending with a visit to Rhodes’ grave.

Day 10 matobo hills zimbabwe to nata botswana

We leave Matobo Hills and drive through the savannas of southern Matebeleland en-route to Botswana. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints.) We arrive at our lodge in the late afternoon.

the baobab - an iconic tree
baobab tree

Day 11 makgadikgadi pans botswana

A very early morning departure leads us to Planet Baobab near Gweta, from where we embark on an expedition to Ntwetwe Pan to encounter some of Botswana’s distinctive landscapes and extraordinary creatures.

Day 12 maun botswana

Today we travel to Maun, a bustling safari town which serves as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book an optional scenic flight over the delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly glorious oasis.

Day 13 khwai river botswana

After breakfast we take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion and lunch, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in the Khwai River region. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive in the concession – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

Day 14 moremi game reserve botswana

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.

Day 15 end of tour

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Maun Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventure

3 Countries

15Feb

Okavango Delta Circuit – 11 Nights – 3 Countries

Travelling in Botswana, Namibia & Zambia

Starts & ends in Livingstone and circles the Okavango Delta

Itinerary

2018 Departure Dates Accommodated Safari (11 nights/12 days)

Offers travelers the opportunity to explore the most amazing wilderness areas of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, simultaneously providing the comfort of permanent camps and lodges with the incredible privilege of being introduced to these fantastic natural wonders from beginning to end by one of our passionate guides.

This lodge-to-lodge mobile safari itinerary is around a 3-star standing and offers a lot of activities. Transportation between lodges is done in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus.

The activities are carried out in the various lodges where we are staying using the lodge game drive vehicles, boats and mokoros (traditional dugout canoes).

 

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Highlights

2 nights in North Eastern Namibian National Parks – Zambezi area

western Okavango Delta & mokoro excursions

Optional Scenic Delta flight

2 nights Moremi Game Reserve

1 night Makgadikgadi Pans

2 nights Chobe National Park

optional visit to the Victoria falls, Livingstone
The accommodation used during this tour

• In Susuwe: Camp Kwando or similar

• In the Okavango Delta Panhandle: Nxamaseri or similar

• In Maun: Island Safari Lodge or similar

• In Moremi/Khwai: Khwai Guest House

• In Nata: Nata Lodge or similar

• In Kasane: The Old House or similar

• In Livingstone: Maramba River Lodge or similar

 

Notes: B: Breakfast L : Lunch D: Dinner
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ItineraryOkavango Delta Circuit – lodge accommodation

Day 1: Susuwe / West Caprivi National Park

The safari begins in Livingstone, Zambia, at 09h00. A full safari briefing by your guide commences your
adventure with us on arrival in Livingstone, after which we head west crossing the border into Namibia
at Katima Mulilo gives us the opportunity to pause for lunch. Afterwards, we head further into the Zambezi
of Namibia to
Camp Kwando

This lodge has a lovely vista over the Kwando River, a tributary of the Chobe River, which forms the border
between Botswana and Namibia. (D)

Day 1: Livingstone to Susuwe: 340 km

Day 2: Susuwe / West Zambezi National Park

Stomachs full from an early breakfast, a guided bush walk is in store. Experiencing this area by foot provides
a close and personal look at the multiple aspects of African fauna and flora, from indigenous plant species
and birds, to various animal spoor.

In the afternoon a game drive in the nearby Mudumu Game Reserve offers the prospect of seeing larger game. Elephant, Kudu and other antelope are commonly seen in this area.

Returning to the lodge towards sunset, feel free to enjoy a drink before a hearty dinner, then leisurely head
off to bed lulled by the sounds of the African bush. (B,D)

Day 3: Okavango River

After an early rise the safari continues east along the Caprivi Strip until reaching Popa Falls located on the
Okavango River. Stretching your legs, take a short walk through the bush in order to get a closer look at these
rapids, the last of the great Okavango River before it enters the Delta.

From Popa Falls we continue on our way to Botswana, entering Mahango Game Reserve just before the
border. Situated on the floodplains of the Okavango River. Mahango Game Reserve is well known for its
sightings of Red Lechwe, Sable and Roan Antelope amongst other wildlife.

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Leaving this scenic reserve, a short stop at the border crossing back into Botswana sees us heading south
to Guma Lagoon for 2 nights.

Guma Lagoon Lodge is situated right in the Okavango Delta overlooking the large lagoon. (B,L,D)

Susuwe – Guma Lagoon: 350 km

Day 4: Okavango Delta

Early in the morning, enjoy a motorboat cruise through the papyrus-lined channels of the Delta
to the mokoro station, where your day of exploration in the heart of the Okavango Delta begins.

Mokoros are traditional dugout canoes, which have been used by the Bayeyi River Bushmen
for centuries to negotiate the intricate pathways of this unique area. This full day excursion allows
the opportunity to encounter a large number of bird species and view landscapes many people can only
dream of. (B,L,D)

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Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, travel south to Maun by minibus.

An optional scenic flightover the Delta to Maun* is available.

This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s distinctive water system.
During the flight it is even possible to spot large game animals such as Elephant, Giraffe and Hippopotami.
If you choose to take the flight, a leisurely afternoon at the lodge awaits, reading a book or soaking
up the experience of being totally immersed in a stunning natural environment. Your guide will travel to Maun
with the vehicle and meet you at the airport.
After picking everyone up, a bit of shopping for curios and necessities is possible before spending the night
at a comfortable lodge just outside Maun. (B,D)

Guma Lagoon – Maun: 290 km

Days 6-7: Khwai River area

From Maun the drive meanders through to the Khwai River area, on the border of Moremi Game Reserve,
one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana with very high concentrations of game.

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The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned
for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region.

Enjoy game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets.
Lunch will be waiting upon your return to camp after which a short siesta is rarely turned down.

Accommodation consists of a tented camp with large bow tents and camp beds, with an en-suite
bush toilet and bucket shower. (B,L,D)

Maun – Khwai area: 160 km

Day 8: Nata

An early start will see us travelling back through Maun, and then towards Nata, on the edge of
the Makgadikgadi Pans. Watching the landscape change from green swamplands
to vast saltpans, our journey pauses along the way for lunch and sees us arrive in the late afternoon
at Nata Lodge. (B, D)

Khwai – Nata Lodge: 480 km

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Days 9-10: Kasane

An eventful start to the day commences with a visit to Nata Bird Sanctuary,
where depending on the time of year, it is possible to see large flocks of
flamingos and pelicans feeding and nesting on the pans.

The safari then heads North towards Kasane, a town on the edge of Chobe
National Game Reserve, where we will stay 2 nights to explore the northern
reaches of the park.

Feel free to investigate the ins and outs of the town, a well-known tourism
hub of Northern Botswana, in the afternoon.
Time is spent in Northern Chobe, a park which is incredibly rich in game due
to the Chobe River providing water all year round.
Large herds of elephant are frequently seen walking to and from the river.

Due to the high density of herbivores in this area many predators, such as lions
and leopards can be found.

While staying at The Old House in Kasane, a game drive into the park in the
early hours of the morning, and a river cruise on the Chobe River in the
afternoon allows the discovery of this incredible area from both land and water.
(B, D)

Nata – Kasane : 320 km

Days 11: Livingstone, Zambia
Today the journey traverses the Zambezi River by ferry and then goes
through to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, (visa required),
where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge.
In the afternoon come face to face with the thunderous Victoria Falls and
shop for curios with the roar of the water reverberating nearby.
At Livingstone there are many activities to partake in which your guide can
assist in organising.
Please note that dinner on your last evening will be at your own expense.
Spend your last night at Maramba Lodge with the images of the last 2 weeks
still fresh in your memory.
The safari officially ends at 8h00 on Day 12.
Kasane –Livingstone: 100 km


Afri Safaris is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and
transfers to Livingstone airport, Victoria Falls airport, Kasane, or any nearby
lodges at an additional cost. (B)


Available
activities in Livingstone: (optional – extra cost )

White water rafting ⃞ Helicopter/micro light flips over the falls
Lion & Cheetah encounter ⃞ Elephant back trails ⃞ u

 

Safari price includes:

All accommodation (rooms in comfortable lodges or luxury tents), all transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner), services of a Professional Guide, all Botswana and Namibian park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in enclosed, air-conditioned or specialised safari vehicles.

Safari price does not include:

Entrance to the Falls, visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions at the lodges (scenic flight over the Delta, activities in Livingstone / Victoria Falls, game drives, fishing etc), beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation

 

Departure Dates 2018

CODE

SAFARI DATES

SEASON

BWA 1703

11 May – 22 May

Low

BWA 1704

08 Jun – 19 Jun

Low

BWA 1705

13 Jul – 24 Jul

High

BWA 1706

27 Jul – 07 Aug

High

BWA 1707

10 Aug – 21 Aug

High

BWA 1708

31 Aug – 11 Sep

High

BWA 1709

14 Sep – 25 Sep

High

BWA 1710

28 Sep – 09 Oct

High

BWA 1711

12 Oct – 23 Oct

High

BWA 1712

26 Oct – 06 Nov

High

BWA 1713

09 Nov – 20 Nov

Low

BWA 1714

07 Dec – 18 Dec

Low

Accommodated Safari Vehicle

A 14-seater air-conditioned minibus with integrated fridge and trailer
BWA Quantum 007

BWA Quantum 009

Approximate time frame between camping areas

Maun to Xakanaxa : 3 hours

Xakanaxa to Khwai : .2 hours

Khwai to Savuti : 3 hour

Savuti to Chobe River : 2 hours

Maun to Makgadigadi Pan : 3.5 hours

Maun to Naxi Pan : .3.5 hours

Maun to Deception Valley : 6 hours

AfriSafaris.comcan offer a variety of pre and post tour arrangements to assist you with your booking

REGIONAL FLIGHTS:

We are happy to assist you with regional flights from/to Johannesburg(JNB) , Livingstone (LVI) Victoria Falls(VFA) and Maun (MUB).

If tickets are booked full payment must be made in order to secure the booking.

E-tickets will be forwarded once the ticket is paid for. These MUST be presented at check-in. In ALL cases the E-ticket supersedes the Afr Safaris voucher for flight reservations.

AIRFARES may increase without prior notice as the invoiced airfares are based on the rate at the time of booking

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  • Elephant at play by the water’s edge
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