Dag 1: Chobe gebied, camping
The safari officially begins in Kasane, Botswana, at 01.00 PM (noon). Yugentours is happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, if required.
On arrival in Kasane your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks. The first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Camping will be in Kasane at a campsite with permanent ablutions.
Day 1: Lunch en avondmaal inbegrepen
Day 2: Susuwe/West Caprivi National Park, camping
You will depart Kasane early to cross the Namibian border and then drive to Susuwe National Park. After setting up camp you will explore the area on an afternoon game drive. Camping is in a designated campsite with permanent ablutions.
Day 2: Kasane – Susuwe: 270km, 3-4hrs - breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 3: Popa Falls, camping
You will rise with the sun and head west towards the Okavango River. You will camp on the banks of the Okavango River overlooking Popa Falls and have the opportunity to visit these rapids in the afternoon.
Camping is in a designated campsite with permanent ablutions.
Day 3: Susuwe – Popa Falls: 220km, 4hrs - breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 4: Tsodilo Hills, camping
After a very early start we visit the jewel that is Mahango National Park before crossing the border to re-enter Botswana. You will journey through to the World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills and set up camp. This afternoon you will visit the museum and explore the walking trails around the ancient hills, home to thousands of traditional Bushmen paintings dating back to 800 AD.
Camping is in a designated site with permanent ablutions.
Day 4: Popa Falls - Tsodilo Hills: 120km, 4hrs - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Days 5-6: Okavango Delta, camping
Rising with the sun, you will drive to the edge of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. You will transfer your equipment to motorboats, cruise along the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscape. Deeper in the Delta you will meet the local polers with their mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and enjoy a tranquil transfer to an island. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. You will camp wild with bush ablutions.
Day 5: Tsodilo Hills – Okavango Delta: 120km, 2hrs - breakfast, lunch and dinner included
PLEASE NOTE: the vehicle and main trailer are parked in a private area on the shore of the Delta from day 5 (13h00) until day 7 (09h00). You will leave your main luggage in the trailer and will need to pack in a smaller luggage (like small backpack, hand luggage) what you need for 2 days as transfers from the mainland to the island where you will stay is done on motorboat and traditional dugout canoes (mokoros). There is no space for the main luggage in the mokoros.
Day 7: Maun, camping
Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, you will retrace your route to Maun. You will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta to return to Maun (1 hour. Nguma to Maun scenic flight, rate TBA according to the number of participants– to be booked during the safari, payment in cash only). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s unique water system and if you choose to take the flight, you will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the Delta campsite writing postcards or reading a book while you wait for your afternoon flight.
Your guide will travel back to Maun with the vehicle to resupply for the next stage of your adventure. After collecting you at the airport, you will shop for drinks and then spend the night at a campsite just outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities.
Day 7: Okavango Delta – Maun: 320km, 4h - breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Days 8-9-10: Moremi Game Reserve, Camping
From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three 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. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drives, you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 10 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park.
Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions (2 nights in Western Moremi and 1 night in Eastern Moremi) - breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 8: Maun – Moremi Game Reserve: 150km, 6h (including game drive)
Days 11-12-13: Chobe National Park, camping
Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle.
Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Savute Main or Zwei Zwei Pan) (Day 11), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 12 & 13) - breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 11: Eastern Moremi – Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer / game drive)
Day 12: Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer / game drive)
Days 14-15: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, comfortable lodge
After a short morning game drive you will then drive to the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 15.
YŪGEN tours is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost. Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Swimming in the Devil's Pool and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls. These activities can be booked at the reception desk of the lodge.
Day 14: Chobe River – Victoria Falls: 100km, 2-3h (including border crossing) - breakfast and lunch included
Day 15: breakfast included
PLEASE NOTE that a visa is required for the border crossing into Zimbabwe. There are several types of visa available. Please contact the embassy well before departure to inquire about the right visa for your nationality and according to your travel plans ( single entry and multiple entry visas are available).