15 day Elephant Trail. Namibia & Botswana

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  • Accommodation: Camping, Lodge
  • Activities: Game drives, nature walks, canoeing, museum
  • Destinations: Chobe, North Eastern Namibian National Parks, Caprivi, Tsodilo Hills, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe Game Reserve
  • Summary of this 15 day Elephant Trail:

What you can expect from this 15 day Elephant Trail:
This 14 night / 15 day trail forms a circular route around the Okavango Delta, starting in Kasane and ending in Victoria Falls, Zambia. The Elephant Trail offers a great value camping adventure through three countries - Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.


Day 1: Chobe Area

The Elephant Trail tour officially begins in Kasane at 13h00. Transfers can be arranged from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane to meet in Kasane for a full safari briefing. You overnight in the Kasane, Chobe area, camping in a site with permanent ablutions. Dinner.

Day 2: Mamili National Park

You will cross the Namibian border, stop for supplies in Katima Mulilo and then head to Mamili National Park, enjoying a scenic drive en-route to our campsite. Time permitting you will have a guided walk in Mamili. Camping is in a designated campsite with bush ablutions. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: West Caprivi National Park.

Leaving early on a game drive out of Mamili, you will pass through Madumo National Park on your way to West Caprivi National Park. Most of the day is spent on this short section of road looking for animals. You will camp the night wild again next to the Kwando River. Bush toilets and showers will be built. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Popa Falls / Okavango

Rising with the sun you will head west toward the Okavango River, camping near the Popa Falls area on the banks of the Okavango, you will visit the rapids of Popa Falls at the tip of the Okavango Pan handle. Camping is with permanent ablutions. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Tsodilo Hills

After a very early start you will visit the jewel that is Mahango National Park and then cross the border to re-enter Botswana. After stopping for supplies, enjoy driving through to the World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills and set up camp.

Here you will visit the museum and can 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 bush ablutions. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 6 & 7: Okavango Delta

You drive to the edge of the Okavango, transfer to a motorboat and cruise through the papyrus lined channels of the Delta to meet up with our traditional mokoros and local guides.

Enjoy spending two nights and three days on a camping adventure in the delta, exploring the area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. You camp wild in the Okavango. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Maun

Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, you will retrace our route to Maun. You have the option of taking a scenic game flight across the Delta to return to Maun, providing another perspective of this unique water system. Tonight will be spent at a private camp outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 9 - 11: Moremi Game Reserve

The big game aspect of your tour commences today as you will enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana.  The park covers swamp areas as well as dry land. The next three nights are spent in this park searching for the wide variety of animals and birds in the reserve, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region.

Game drives as the sun rises, and in the late afternoon as the sun sets, are the norm, returning to camp for lunch and a siesta, you might move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park.  Camping will be in private designated campsites where you erect bush ablutions. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 12 - 13: Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, is your next destination.  As you continue our 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 the 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. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 14 - 15: Livingstone

You will cross the Zambezi River by ferry, then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, where you will overnight at the comfortable Lost Horizons Lodge. This afternoon there is time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner is at your own expense at the lodge.

The tour officially ends at 10:00 on Day 15.  Post tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone, Victoria Falls or Kasane airports can be arranged at additional cost. There are many exciting activities offered at the Falls, such as the exhilarating White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, canoeing on the Upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Falls. Day 14: Breakfast, Lunch. Day 15: Breakfast only.

Includes:

  • All accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses)
  • En suite accommodation at Zambezi Waterfront
  • All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals that are indicated and tea/coffees
  • Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
  • All Namibian and Botswana park entries for activities included on itinerary
  • Transport in specialised safari vehicles

Not Included:

  • Restaurant meals (Zambian Vic Falls)
  • Visas (with the exception of the Zambian visa waiver, subject to government regulations)
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Curios
  • Optional excursions (scenic flight over the delta and activities in Victoria Falls)
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment medical
  • Baggage
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Sleeping Bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors

Price list for 15 day Elephant Trail. Namibia & Botswana

Tour
Season (yyyy-mm-dd) Currency Price from
2008-07-01 to 2008-10-31 USD 2300
2008-11-01 to 2009-06-30 USD 2180
2009-07-01 to 2009-10-31 USD 2300




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