Botswana and Caprivi tour

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    LETS GO BUSH !!!

    Still no plans for the December Holiday? Why not join us on an epic adventure into Botswana and the Caprivi ?

    8 - 20 December 2017
    1 - 14 January 2018

    Why tour with us?

    We do more than just travel from point A to B. We show you places and destinations other only dream of.
    No one will dispute the value of small groups while on tour—allowing you more personal and intimate interactions with the sites and people of your group and destinations. We focus on the greater experience rather than just sightseeing. You are free to do your own thing should you choose, and are not bound to the day activities.

    Places we will be visiting.

    • Elephant Sands
    • Hunters Road
    • Kasane
    • Vic Falls (Optional)
    • Tiger Fishing (Optional)
    • Sunset Boat cruise on the Chobe (Optional)
    • Chobe National Park
    • Katima Mulilo
    • Mamili National Park
    • Ngepi / Poppa Falls
    • Old 32 Battalion Base
    • Bwabwata National Park (Optional)
    • Mahango National Park (Optional)
    • Tsodilo Hills
    • Maun

    How much ?

    Normal price is R7900 but Forum members get 10% discount.

    The market related price for this tour average around R13 000 but we keep it low due to the fact that you take your own food and camp gear. Price includes all camping, booking, conservation and cross border fees. This self drive guided tour is the perfect introduction into over landing and travels into Africa. You are welcome to upgrade to lodge accommodation where available at own cost.

    Each vehicle gets issued with a 2 way radio.

    Children under 12 only pays 50% and under 6 free

    Not included is day activities, food, National Park entry fees.

    Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland.

    Driving off-road through the bush of Botswana, camping in the middle of nature and Africa’s wild animals: this is the true spirit of Botswana. We will travel across sandy 4×4 tracks from the safari camp to other game reserves and in some places we will have to wade through water or course through deep sand. Botswana is a country where your 4×4 feels at home.

    Adventure Itinerary

    Day 1: Elephant Sands

    Meet up at the Groblersbrug border post. This will be the day with the most driving on the trip and one of the few days we need to get an early start to reach Elephant Sands. We will do a stop in Francistown to purchase meat and greens. The aim is to be at the border post between 7 and 8 the morning.
    Enjoy viewing the elephants at a natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely.

    Day 2: Elephant Sands

    We will spend the day exploring the park and taking pictures or just relax in the camp trying to take that million dollar elephant close up photo. They have a resident pack of 18 wild dogs and we might be lucky enough to spot.

    • Swimming pool
    • Restaurant – serving Breakfast & Lunch à la carte
    • Dinner – set menu, prepared by our wonderful chefs Lazarous and Joseph
    • Bar – serves a range of local & international beers, wines, shakes and exotic cocktails
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Curio shop
    • Laundry service

    Day 3: Hunters Road 140 km

    The Hunters’ Road – a romantic name for what is still a romantic place. The country on either side of that track is still as wild as when Selous hunted here. Explorers, hunters and traders all made tracks towards the Falls and before long a wagon road ran from the south. The Old Hunters’ Road, as it became known, now forms the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe.

    We will “Wild Camp” on this road like the explorers of old. There is some feelings of nostalgia when camping on this road like the old hunters and explorers of the previous century.

    Day 4: Kasane 100 km

    We will arrive early in Kasane. This will give us the opportunity to do laundry, replenish supplies and some sight seeing of which this town has more than enough.
    Day 5: Kasane

    Optional: Visit to Chobe National Park and lunch or braai at one of the picnic spots in the park and later the afternoon a scenic sunset boat cruise.

    Day 5: Kasane

    Vic Falls and Zambia for those who have not been there. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. We take a taxi to Vic Falls early the morning and back later the afternoon. The Zambian border is just a skip and a hop from the bridge and a day trip to Livingstone is possible.
    For those not wanting to go to Vic Falls there is Tiger Fishing or self drive to Chobe.

    Day 7: Katima Mulilo

    We will enter Namibia through the beautiful Ngoma border post with its magical Baobab trees. We will use the rest of the day to stock up for our next few days in Ngepi. Care should be taken to get enough for at least 3 days. (Food and water) The town is typical Caprivi with lots of sights and sound true of Namibia.
    Day 8: Katima Mulilo

    Today will be a rest day spending fishing or lying next to the pool drinking ice cold beers and cocktails

    Day 9: Mamili National Park

    Time to sit back and relax. We will do some game drives or just sit around taking pictures, do washing and or reading. This is one place that you will not want to leave.

    Day 10: Ngepi

    Ngepi it is your gateway to the north – eastern corner of Namibia – with its perennial rivers, magnificent indigenous woodlands, riverine forests, floodplains and reed – lined channels. It is the ideal base from which to explore the Mahango Game Park, with over 450 species of birds recorded. A wide variety of wildlife species, including elephant, hippo, buffalo, crocodile, red Lechwe, reedbuck, roan and sable antelope. If you’re lucky, even the elusive Sitatunga antelope can be observed.
    Day 10: Ngepi

    Ngepi is the ideal base from which we can enjoy river safaris, fishing trips and game drives into the nearby Bwabwata National Park, made up of the Mahango and Buffalo game reserves.
    We can do a trip to the legendary 32 Battalion base

    Day 10: Ngepi

    Ou last day at this wonderful resort will be spend enjoying the swim cage in the river relaxing and resting before the trip homeward.

    Day 11: Maun and Tsodilo hills stop

    We will visit Tsodilo Hills and the rock paintings that are nearly everywhere – representing thousands of years of human inhabitation, and are amongst the region’s finest and most important. There are approximately 4 000 in all, comprising red finger paintings and geometrics. Tsodilo Hills is a rare and unique place with an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery. The word Tsodilo is derived from the Hambukushu word ‘sorile’ which means sheer. It is believed to be the site of first Creation by the Bushmen who painted more than 3500 rock paintings against the magnificent stone faces of the hills. Some of the paintings date back to around 800 to 1300 AD. Perhaps that is why the site is held sacred by the locals.
    We will spend the night on the outskirts of Maun from where we will greet the next morning. I will make my way South to South Africa via the pans and Kubu Island. Those who want to tag along are more than welcome.
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