Walking Safari in Botswana Zimbabwe - Safari in Botswana Zimbabwe SOUTH AFRICA • BOTSWANA • ZIMBABWE 13 DAYS • MARCH 14 – 26, 2018 Itinerary 14-Mar Wednesday Johannesburg South Africa So Sun OR Tambo Int’l Airport Hotel 15-Mar ...

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  • Walking Safari in Botswana & Zimbabwe

    SOUTH AFRICA BOTSWANA ZIMBABWE13 Days | May 29 June 10, 2018

    Johannesburg, South Africa | Linyanti, Selinda & Savuti, Botswana | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe |

    Hwange, Zimbabwe | Mana Pools, Zimbabwe | Johannesburg, South Africa

  • $11,633

    Walking Safari in Botswana &



    Itinerary29-May Tuesday Johannesburg South Africa So Sun OR Tambo Intl Airport Hotel

    30-May Wednesday Linyanti, Selinda & Savuti Botswana Selinda Explorers Camp

    31-May Thursday Linyanti, Selinda & Savuti Botswana Selinda Explorers Camp

    1-Jun Friday Linyanti, Selinda & Savuti Botswana Selinda Explorers Camp

    2-Jun Saturday Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Ilala Lodge

    3-Jun Sunday Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Ilala Lodge

    4-Jun Monday Hwange Zimbabwe Little Makalolo

    5-Jun Tuesday Hwange Zimbabwe Little Makalolo

    6-Jun Wednesday Hwange Zimbabwe Little Makalolo

    7-Jun Thursday Mana Pools Zimbabwe John's Camp

    8-Jun Friday Mana Pools Zimbabwe John's Camp

    9-Jun Saturday Mana Pools Zimbabwe John's Camp

    10-Jun Sunday Johannesburg South Africa Depart

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    This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual pricesand availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations andoperators.

  • 29 MAY 2018 JohannesburgStart Safari: O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, South Africa (Arrival Location)

    Johannesburg, South AfricaSofiatown. Joburg. Gold Reef City. This is the commercial capital of one of Africa's strongest economic engines,

    South Africa. Johannesburg was built on a gold mining town established in the 1800's, and you can still see the

    slag heaps within the city limits. If you are focused on a wildlife safari, your time should be kept to a minimum

    in Johannesburg. But if you have time to explore the city, its definitely worth a stay. Feel the vibe of Soweto, for

    example (an acronym for South West Township), then we can organize a fun bike ride that takes you through

    the streets of Soweto and gives you a flavor for this colorful and energetic township.

    So Sun OR Tambo Intl Airport HotelThe Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel has a superb location, and is a mere 500 meters

    (approximately 1650 feet) from South Africas busiest airport, making it an ideal choice for leisure travelers. It

    is a landmark hotel in the area and as a Southern Sun hotel, has garnered an excellent reputation over the

    years. While this may be a bustling area, the hotel offers a relaxed setting but with all the modern technology

    that many travelers require. The 366 guest rooms are spacious and offer a haven of comfort for travelers.

    Comfortable, spacious hotel rooms are furnished to include all modern comforts. Southern Sun O.R. Tambo

    International Airport Hotel allows guests to enjoy a peaceful nights sleep without disturbances from the airport

    or nearby traffic. Guests can choose from a selection of rooms including luxurious Executive Suites that include

    a comfortable working area. Smoking rooms and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request. The

    popular Bernoullis Restaurant is renowned for its good food and diners have a choice of a delicious buffet or an

    a la carte menu, while the attractive wine bar with its 24-hour buzz is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink.

    Numerous activities are available, at additional cost, while in Johannesburg. Tours of Pretoria and Soweto are

    available as well as visits to the De Wildt Cheetah Center, the Apartheid Museum and Sterkfontein and

    Maropeng. Please advise if any of these activities are of interest for further descriptions, availability and


    IncludedAccommodation, breakfast, 500mb per day of complimentary wireless internet service, airport shuttle

    AmenitiesAir Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi,

    Workout Room

  • Available at an Additional CostRestaurant dining, bar, day spa and salon, room service, laundry (next day), Pretoria City tour, Soweto

    Township tour, Apartheid Museum, DeWildt Cheetah Centre, Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng ? Cradle of

    Humankind, Origins Centre, Elephant Educational at Hartbeespoort Dam

    30 MAY 2018 - 1 JUN 2018 Linyanti, Selinda & SavutiJohannesburg Maun Commercial Flight (1 hour, 45 minutes) Maun Linyanti, Selinda & Savuti Scheduled Light Aircraft Transfer (1 hour, 15 minutes)

    Linyanti, Selinda & Savuti, BotswanaLocated between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, the Linyanti and Selinda private concessions,

    and the Savuti Channel are characterized by a lagoon system similar to the Okavango Deltas. The Linyanti and

    Selinda concessions are located in close proximity to two permanent rivers: the Linyanti River (Linyanti) and

    the Kwando River (Selinda). The rivers are prized sources of water for the surrounding wildlife, drawing

    migrations from drier areas for fantastic game-viewing. Slightly south of Linyanti and Selinda is the Savuti

    Channel a famously unpredictable channel which is by turns flowing and dry independent of rainy seasons.

    Since the last dry spell, which ended in 2008, the Savuti has been restored to a watery haven for elephants,

    water birds, and aquatic life. Each of these three regions is surrounded by open grassland, riverine forest,

    mixed woodland, and water which draw and sustain a variety of wildlife such as impala, kudu, giraffe, zebras,

    reedbuck, steenbok, warthog, baboon and vervet monkeys, lion, spotted hyena, and leopards. Enormous herds

    of buffalo and elephant are also a highlight of this area. Game drives in open four-wheel-drive-vehicles with

    naturalists and game cruising on the river by boat provide opportunities for excellent wildlife viewing and

    birding, as well.

    Selinda Explorers CampSelinda Explorers Camp is poised in a remote, treasured location on the famous Selinda Spillway. As the lifeline

    of the Selinda Reserve, the Selinda Spillway is a crucial gathering point for the wildlife of this pristine 320,000-

    acre reserve. The intention of Selinda Explorers Camp is to offer a quality wildlife experience, while allowing

    guests to explore outside of the vehicle, by foot and canoe. This classic camp, consisting of four custom-

    designed tents, transports us back to authentic safaris, but with a modern twist and hospitality. Subtly placed

    under the shade of the riverine forest, the camp is designed in the style of the early explorers both in philosophy

    and practice. Whiling away afternoons under the canopy of jackelberry and mangosteen trees, interspersed

    with walks and canoeing, make this a respite from the daily grind of a traditional safari. Each of the four

  • custom-designed, walk-in tents is expansive; however, in keeping with a bit of traditional safari, the en-suite

    flush loo and shower are attached and enclosed, but under the stars. Hot/Cold water are provided by jug on

    demand. Stylishly decorated with campaign-style furniture, decanters of cognac and Persian rugs, the dcor

    pays homage to the roots of safari. As a romantic touch, brass hipbaths can be portered to a nearby sand bank

    on the banks of the Spillway. And personal hammocks adorn each verandah. In balance with the wild location

    of this camp, the camp is ecologically sensitive with 100% solar power, grey water treatment, bore-hole water

    for drinking, and activities that concentrate on getting back to nature: guided walking and canoeing a focus, but

    day and night game drives available exploring the eastern reaches of the Selinda Reserve where there is an

    extensive networks of tracks. It is a wildlife hot spot, with huge herds of elephants and buffalo, lion, wild dog,

    sable and roan antelope all frequently spotted. On safari it is possible to see a tremendous diversity of species,

    with particular emphasis on the smaller things only seen outside of a vehicle.

    IncludedAccommodation, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding Champagne), scheduled wildlife

    activities: game drives, night drives, off-road game drives, guided walks, canoeing, fishing, conservancy fees,

    return airstrip transfers, conservation levy

    AmenitiesEnsuite Bathrooms, Local Drinks Included, Recharge Facilities

    Available at an Additional CostChampagne

    2 JUN 2018 - 3 JUN 2018 Victoria FallsLinyanti, Selinda & Savuti Chobe Scheduled Light Aircraft Transfer (35 minutes) Chobe Victoria Falls Private Road Transfer (2 hours)

    Victoria Falls, ZimbabweWhile David Livingstone named the falls on his visit, he didnt realize it already had a more fitting name

    Mosai-Oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders. The mighty Zambezi River drops off in spectacular fashion,

    creating a powerful spectacle that is the most notable of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you want to

    take part in any of the hundreds of activities that the Victoria Falls area offers (from river cruises to bungee

    jumping), youll need more than one day. We can also lay on a wonderful historical tour that highlights the life

    of Dr. David Livingstone.

  • Ilala LodgeIlala Lodge is situated on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls and is the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls as

    well as the Vic Falls town center. Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. David

    Livingstone, the Scottish explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view the falls, and he named

    them Victoria Falls, the name still used in Zimbabwe. The older, indigenous name of Mosi-oa-Tunya is the

    name in official use in Zambia. The World Heritage List recognizes both names. While it is neither the highest

    nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. This claim is based on a width of 5,600 ft

    and height of 360 ft, forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Ilala Lodge offers distinguished yet

    affordable accommodation in warm elegant surroundings. The decor evokes an era of early adventure and the

    quest for discovery in Africa. The national park borders the front of the property and wild animals often graze

    on the hotel lawns, with the spray of the falls in the background. Ilala Lodge offers 32 standard rooms and 2

    standard suites as well as 20 deluxe rooms and 2 executive suites. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with

    separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV and have individual coffee and tea facilities. The

    rooms are spacious with railway sleeper teak furnishings and patio doors leading onto either an open lawn or a

    balcony where you are afforded a view of the spray of the falls from the upper level rooms. Victoria Falls is

    known as Africa's adventure capital and has a lot to offer visitors, from high-adrenalin activities like bungee

    jumping and whitewater rafting to more sedate pastimes like fishing or elephant back safaris.

    IncludedAccommodation, breakfast, complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Wi-Fi, VAT & tourism levy

    AmenitiesAir Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Pool, Recharge

    Facilities, Wi-Fi

    Available at an Additional CostRestaurant dining, room service, all drinks, curio shop items, spa treatments, laundry, sundowners, Guided

    Tour of the Falls, Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi, Village Visit, Canoeing, Fishing the Zambezi, Horseback

    Riding, Helicopter Flight over the Falls, Helicopter Flight over the Falls/Gorge/Game Park, Half Day Game

    Drive in Victoria Falls National Park, ?Mists of Time? Private Tour of Victoria Falls, Canoeing on the Upper

    Zambezi, Zambezi River Boat Safari, Whitewater Rafting, Golf at Elephant Hills Golf Course

    4 JUN 2018 - 6 JUN 2018 HwangeVictoria Falls Hwange Scheduled Light Aircraft Transfer (1 hour)

  • Hwange, ZimbabweHwange offers classic wildlife landscapes full of tall grasses and mopane woodlands, pans and waterholes. It

    has wonderful herds of elephant, with big tusker bulls, and is excellent habitat for one of the most majestic

    antelope - the sable. There are plenty of giraffe, as well as the big cats such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. In

    short, Hwange has some great game viewing, can be visited all year round, is not crowded, and has some

    excellent lodges located right inside the national park.

    Little MakaloloLittle Makalolo Camp lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas,

    overlooking a vibrant waterhole. Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe at 5,600

    square miles with varied habitats and vegetation types. The park is predominately Kalahari sandveld (land

    characterized by dry, sandy soil) supporting teak and mopane woodlands, dry Acacia scrub and is interspersed

    with saltpans and grasslands that support enormous species diversity and provide a true wilderness experience.

    The camp's six rooms have en-suite facilities, with both indoor and outdoor showers. Solar power is used for

    electricity ensuring a lighter environmental footprint. The living areas include a dining room, lounge, plunge

    pool and an open fire area for those convivial evening fireside tales. There is a log pile hide overlooking the

    waterhole in front of camp where guests can enjoy wildlife viewing during the siesta hours. Activities at Little

    Makalolo Camp center on open 4x4 Land Rover game drives and guided nature walks throughout the Makalolo

    concession. The area's large number of waterholes attracts game in both quantity and variety, especially in the

    winter months when Hwange is home to a Noah's Ark parade of animals as they come down to quench their

    thirst. There is a platform available for guests to have the opportunity to sleep under the stars. The platform is

    equipped with bed rolls, mosquito nets and a long drop toilet and can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests at

    one time; the guide will be in a tent not far from the platform. Guests are typically transferred to the platform

    after dinner and returned to camp early the next morning before breakfast. For greater flexibility with timing,

    guests can hire a private vehicle. Sleep outs are weather dependent and are operated t the discretion of the

    camp manager. Makalolo is one of the best areas for seeing impressive herds of buffalo and elephants as well as

    apex predators such as lions, leopards, wild dogs and cheetahs. Other general game is very abundant in the


    IncludedAccommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities: game drives in open Land Rovers, morning

    walking safaris, evening drives with spotlight, game viewing hides, outdoor dining, laundry, house drinks

    (premium exported brands excluded), park fees

    AmenitiesEnsuite Bathrooms, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included

    Available at an Additional Cost

  • Premium exported brand drinks and Champagne, visit Ngamo school near Hwange that caters for a number of

    children from surrounding villages

    7 JUN 2018 - 9 JUN 2018 Mana PoolsHwange Mana Pools Scheduled Light Aircraft Transfer (2 hours, 20 minutes)

    Mana Pools, ZimbabweIf you ask a Zimbabwean abo...


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