20Feb

Chobe Day Trip from Vic falls and
overnight Camping Stays

From Zimbabwe or Zambia with overnight camping stays

OPTION 1: ONE DAY ONE NIGHT CAMPING SAFARI

OPTION 2 : TWO DAY ONE NIGHT SAFARI

OPTION 3: 2 NIGHT 2 DAY SAFARI (Two full days in the Park)

OPTION 4: TWO NIGHT THREE DAY SAFARI (This option includes 4 game drives and two river cruises)

Experience two 3-hour activities in the famous Chobe National Park. Get the best of both worlds in specially adapted open 4x4s and by boat. This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the best game viewing in Africa close up

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Guests are picked up from their Vic Falls Hotel at 07h30 and are transferred to the Kazungula border where they will pass through Immigration and Customs and are picked up by our Botswana operations at 08h30, and transported to their first activity.

The day starts with ariver cruiseinto the park, with an opportunity to see a host of waders and water birds along with the ever present crocodile and lurking hippos. Elephant-sududu.jpg

Chobe is known for scores of large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink —most notably buffalo and elephant. On the islands, puku and lechwe are often seen and on the banks kudu, impala and waterbuck are common. A complimentary soft drink is included on the boat, as well as tea and coffee and a light snack

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A buffet lunch is served at the ideally locatedChobe Safari Lodge, bordering the National Park. A complimentary drink, tea and coffee are included with your lunch.

After a one hour lunch break, guests head off at 13h30 on a game drive—getting close to nature with specially adapted 4×4 vehicles. Frequent lion sightings occur in Chobe, and sable and roan antelope are common at certain times of the year. Leopards are elusive but common in the area—you may be lucky!

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After a 3 hour game drive you will be returned to the border at 16h30 for your return

transfer to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at the Botswana border, you will proceed

through immigration and then drive 1km down to the Zimbabwe border. At the

Zimbabwe border you will pass through the border formalities and then walk through

the border gate to your vehicle. You will then transfer back to Victoria Falls which will

take approximately 45 minutes to one hour. You will return to your accommodation

by 18h00

Min number of clients: 2 / Max number of clients: 100

Things to bring: Passport – Binoculars – Cash for drinks during lunch – Hat / Cap – Camera Sunscreen

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Chobe – Overnight Camping Trips

These safaris are geared towards guests staying on in Botswana after a full day in the Chobe National Park game viewing.You will be camping in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites i.e. HATAB or BOGA sites, with no other campers nearby. If the sites are fully booked we will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha, this is very rare though.

If you have the time available, the overnight camping options are a must!

OPTION 1: ONE DAY ONE NIGHT CAMPING SAFARI

Day one—08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. There is an opportunity to do any last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape Buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends back in Kasane at 12h30 where your safari guide will be waiting to do a game drive to your “wilderness” campsite, a packed lunch will be provided for after a morning on the boat. After settling in to your tents, you have tea, and depart on an afternoon game drive—this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner.

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Day two— guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “Dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast, cereal you leave the national park, to be dropped off in Kasane / Kazungula between 08h30 and 09h00.

1 Day 1 Night Chobe camping safari

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OPTION 2 : TWO DAY ONE NIGHT SAFARI

Day one—08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. There is an opportunity to do any last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst.

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The boat cruise ends back in Kasane at 12h30 where your safari guide will be waiting to do a game drive to your “wilderness” campsite, a packed lunch will be provided for after a morning on the boat.

After settling in to your tents, you have tea, and depart on an afternoon game drive—this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

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Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner

Day two—guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “Dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast, you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, you then leave the camp on your last 3 hour activity, to be dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula 1630

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OPTION 3: 2 NIGHT 2 DAY SAFARI (Two full days in the Park)

Day one—08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. There is an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park.

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The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends back in Kasane at 12h30 where your safari guide will be waiting to do a game drive to your “wilderness” campsite, a packed lunch will be provided for after a morning on the boat. After settling in to your tents, you have tea, and depart on an afternoon game drive—this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner

Day two—guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “Dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and some cereal they head off on an early morning game drive.

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This time of day is best for finding the big cats, as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good.

Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read, rest or take a refreshing shower.

When the day starts to cool off another afternoon game drive follows tea, and good sightings are revisited or areas as yet unexplored are visited. Chobe National Park has a wide variety of game—the cats and large herbivores such as elephant and buffalo being a highlight, but rarer game such as puku and roan antelope along with many more common antelope can be viewed here.

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Return to camp after sunset for a reflective fireside chat. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.

Day three—after another “Dumela” dawn awakening and breakfast, guests leave the national park. This last drive may even prove to be the best and will with the others remain etched in memory as a truly great African experience.

Guests are dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula at 08h30.

2 Day 2 Night Chobe camping safari

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OPTION 4: TWO NIGHT THREE DAY SAFARI (This option includes 4 game drives and two river cruises)

Day one—08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. There is an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park.

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The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends back in Kasane at 12h30 where your safari guide will be waiting to do a game drive to your “wilderness” campsite, a packed lunch will be provided for after a morning on the boat. After settling in to your tents, you have tea, and depart on an afternoon game drive—this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

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Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner

Day two—guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “Dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and some cereal you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats, as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read rest or take a refreshing shower.

When the day starts to cool off another afternoon game drive follows tea, and good sightings are revisited or areas as yet unexplored are visited.

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Chobe National Park has a wide variety of game—the cats and large herbivores such as elephant and buffalo being a highlight, but rarer game such as puku and roan antelope along with many more common antelope can be viewed here. Return to camp after sunset for a reflective fireside chat. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.

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Day three— guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “Dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and some cereal you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, you then leave the camp on your last activity, to be dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula 1630

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GENERAL INFORMATION

We will be camping in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites i.e. HATAB or BOGA sites, with no other campers nearby. If the sites are fully booked we will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha this is very rare though.

Includedis all camping equipment including spacious walk in tents with a bedroll and bedding. Park fees, food, mineral water and house wine with dinner are supplied.

Excludedare soft drinks, beers, visas if necessary and items of a personal nature like towels and toiletries. All trips will have a backup team, including a cook and minimal participation is required.

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Ablutions consist of rustic open air bucket showers and long drop style toilets. We attempt to work two departures weekly: i.e. on Tuesdays and Fridays. In the event of groups of over 6 these set days are flexible

All trips are run by skilled, licensed professional guides.

What to pack for your tented Safari

Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, dull neutral colours are most suitable.

The most practical items for Safari are:

T shirts

Jeans or safari trousers for the cool evenings and mornings

A fleece or warm sweater for those early morning game drives.

A good pair of Sunglasses

Sun block, a hat and insect repellent are essential!

Binoculars and a camera with lots of batteries and disc’s! Please ensure batteries are charged- there is no electricity in the bush.

A headlamp or torch is vital.

If you enjoy a whisky or the like, you are welcome to bring a bottle along.

A towel, and your own toiletries (ladies please remember there are no shops for emergencies)

Any medication if necessary, we do have a medical aid box with the basics.

There will be times when you are exposed to the sun so a thin long sleeve shirt may come in handy.

The early morning drives will be very cold in the winter months – so layers are best to keep out the chill in the back of the game drive vehicle.

Please attempt to travel as light as possible- space for luggage is always an issue on Safari.

Last but not least, a sense of humour …………this is Africa!!

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