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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Spirit of Adventure
Location: Botswana, Victoria Falls
Length: 11 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Simple Pleasures, Expedition Class
Priced From: $5236.00





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
High Comfort Mobile Tented Camps
&Beyond Matesi Water Lodge

AREAS VISITED:
BOTSWANA
Okavango Delta
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Khwai Concession
Chobe National Park
Savute
Serondela

VICTORIA FALLS




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INTO THE BOTSWANA WILDERNESS

Spirit of Adventure – Overland Mobile Camping Safari

Overview

Discover the wonders of Botswana with &Beyond on this exhilarating adventure. Explore the waterways of the renowned Okavango Delta, discover the prolific wildlife of the parks, and camp in the remote wilderness. The safari ends in beautiful Victoria Falls, at the comfortable and tranquil &Beyond Matetsi Water Lodge, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Nothing is left behind in comfort. Camp teams travel ahead to ensure that the mobile camp is fully set up, and a warm welcome waits at each destination. The dome tents are spacious, and feature crisp linen adorned beds and en-suite bathrooms, which offer a flush toilet and a refreshing bucket shower. A maximum of six guests per safari ensures that you are guaranteed a window seat with prime views!



Mokoro boating in the Okavango Delta

Game viewing in Moremi, Chobe and Savute Parks

An off-the-beaten path walking safari

Flight-seeing over the region

Full-service, high-comfort mobile tented camping

Secluded, private campsites

Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World


Day 01: Maun – Okavango Delta
Day 02: Okavango Delta
Day 03: Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Day 04: Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Day 05: Chobe National Park – Savute
Day 06: Chobe National Park – Savute
Day 07: Chobe National Park – Serondela
Day 08: Chobe National Park – Serondela
Day 09: Victoria Falls
Day 10: Victoria Falls
Day 11: Victoria Falls / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

Botswana

Please note: This safari begins at Maun Airport in Botswana and ends at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe.

DAY 1 & 2 Maun To Okavango Delta

Upon arrival in Maun, the &Beyond host will welcome you and assist you to your light aircraft flight to Nxabega Airstrip. A safari vehicle will be waiting to take you to the campsite, located in a private concession. Tucked under massive trees, this campsite is situated in an area with a number of permanent river channels.
Explore the crystal-clear lagoons and waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug-out canoe), and enjoy game-viewing walks on the islands. Spend two nights at our campsite in a private concession area with dedicated camp staff to cater for your needs. Awaken each morning to a chorus of birds or the chattering of monkeys, and linger in the comfort of your fully-sized bed as you listen to the sounds of your hot bucket shower being filled with steaming hot water.

Private Mobile Camp (Dinner)

DAY 3 & 4 Moremi Wildlife Reserve

A short flight in a light aircraft takes you to Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve. Covering approximately a third of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi combines permanent waterways with drier areas, creating a reserve filled with unexpected contrasts and diverse wildlife. Its riverine forests, tall mopane woodlands and spreading floodplains fringed with majestic palms make it one of Africa’s most scenic wildlife areas.
The combination of habitats makes Moremi the ideal place for your expedition. There is typical savannah game viewing, leisurely cruises along lagoons and channels, and rich bird watching. Spend two nights camping in the Reserve, with extensive and interpretive game drives taking up your days.

Private Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 & 6 Chobe National Park – Savute

A long game drive (5 – 6 hours) takes you to Savute in the Chobe National Park, where you will spend two nights camping next to the dry Savute Channel in an area renowned for sightings of lion and other predators.
The landscape around Savute is starkly beautiful, with an arid, almost desert-like feel. Mopane forest gives way to acacia savannah with rocky outcrops. Large areas of marshland that extended from the Linyanti River have dried up, along with the Savute River, but several artificial watering holes attract a high concentration of wildlife.

Private Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 & 8 Chobe National Park – Serondela

Travel to northern Chobe (4 – 5 hours overland game drive), where you will camp for two nights in the Serondela area. This is the heart of elephant country and you may spend many hours watching the huge herds in and around the Chobe River on game drives or private boat cruises. Northern Chobe is renowned for its large variety of bird and animal life, beautiful scenery and magnificent sunsets.

Private Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 Victoria Falls

A short drive to takes you to Victoria Falls, and depending on the time of the year, you will travel to either the Zimbabwe side or the Zambia side. Take a morning and afternoon game drive to search for the area’s abundant wildlife. Later in the afternoon, embark on a sundowner river cruise as the day draws to a wonderful close.

&Beyond Matesi Water Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10 Victoria Falls

After a leisurely breakfast, visit magnificent Victoria Falls. Morning is the best time to catch a glimpse of the rainbows that forever crown one of the great wonders of the natural world.
Born Free has added a day to the regular &Beyond Safari, as we feel this area is well worth the two days and feel you will appreciate the second day of relaxation before heading home.
We highly recommend taking the optional low level flights to really get the full impact of the area. Helicopter and fixed wing flight seeing are available. Other great optional activities include white water rafting and elephant back safari.

&Beyond Matesi Water Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11 Your Journey Onwards

Don’t forget to do some last-minute shopping at one of the best craft markets in Africa before you leave. Late morning transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg, or your continuing flight onwards.

(Breakfast)

SAFARI EXTENSIONS
South Africa
South Luangwa, Zambia
Hwange Park, Zimbabwe
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
January 1 – February 28 $5236.00 $6764.00
March 1 – May 31 $5908.00 $7744.00
June 1 – October 31 $6573.00 $8667.00
November 1 – November 30 $5908.00 $7744.00
December 1 – December 21 $5236.00 $6764.00
December 22 – December 31 $5432.00 $6966.00

Rates include land arrangements and internal air as specified:
Maun – Nxabega; Nxabega – Khwai
International airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

SAFARI DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES & AGE PARTICIPATION DETAILS:
All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests traveling. This safari travels with a maximum of 6 guests in 3 tents.
Minimum age for this safari is 12 years old. The upper age limit for this safari is 70 years young, however, guests between the ages of 70-75 maybe accepted provided they produce a medical certificate stating they are fit to participate in a camping safari.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.