Priced from: US Dollars 5 028 per person sharing
Upon arrival of your flight at OR Tambo Airport you will be met by an Falcon-Safari.com representative who will assist you onto your scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Maun, departing on flight BP216 departing at 13:00 and arrival in Maun at 15:00.
Arrive at Maun Airport where you will be met by your Delta Air pilot for the 20 minute light aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta to Oddballs Camp. On arrival at the Oddballs airstrip you will be met by the Guide who will be looking after you during your stay at Oddballs. At Oddballs you will be accommodated in a 2mx2m domed tent set on a wooden platform with mattresses, duvets and pillows.
After lunch (at Oddballs ALL your meals are included in your Tour; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as all your teas and coffees, but you will be required to pay for additional drinks), you will go out with your Guide for either a mokoro excursion or a walking safari
You will collect all your camping equipment and a hamper of food from the store (all included in your Tour) – please bring your own sleeping bags (although these can be hired from Oddballs at US$5 per day, but need to be pre-booked), and accompanied by your Guide will go out on Mokoro Trial, your Guide will find a suitable camping spot and assist you to set camp, and build a fire. Whilst on Mokoro Trail your food is provided, but you will be responsible for its preparation. From your base camp your Guide will take you out on Walking Safaris – truly the only way to go out on safari, enabling you to be ‘at one’ with the environment, and obtain stunning views of both the wildlife and birdlife of the Okavango Delta. Your Guide will be happy to track and stalk particular animals that you are interested in seeing.
Day 3 and 4
An early morning wake-up, and after some coffee an early morning walk in the Moremi Game Reserve, returning after three hours or so for a hearty breakfast. During the heat of the day you can relax, and then after lunch another excursion by mokoro into the Moremi Game Reserve. Dining by the light of the camp fire under the canopy of the ‘African Sky’ completes your day. If you are particularly energetic you can go out on a longer walking safari taking a picnic breakfast or lunch with you.
Another early morning safari, then return to Oddballs for lunch, and a rest before going out again for a mokoro excursion. You may also be interested in visiting the nearby village. Your Guide will be proud to show you his home and introduce you to his Family, a unique experience, especially if this is your first visit to Africa.
An early morning walking safari, breakfast a rest and after lunch back to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Xakanaxa Airstrip where your guide will await you and transfer you to the fly-camp.
Two overnights at Xakanaxa Fly Camp in a standard twin tent with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, and morning and afternoon game-viewing activities
You will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Khwai for Khwai Fly-Camp.
Two overnights at Khwai Fly Camp in a standard twin tent with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, and morning and afternoon game-viewing activities
You will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Savute for Savute Fly Camp
Two overnights at Savute Fly Camp in a standard twin tent with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, and morning and afternoon game-viewing activities
You will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Kasane Airport where you will be met by a representative of Chobe Safari Lodge and transferred to the lodge for check-in.
3 x Overnights at Chobe Safari Lodge in a River or Safari room inclusive of breakfasts, dinners a morning or afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park, a boat cruise, 2 hour private boat excursion and 3 days national park fee plus a choice of two additional activities such as fishing, game drive, boat cruise, small boat excursion, Namibia Village Walk or Victoria Falls Day Trip
Situated in Kasane, Botswana, 100km west of Victoria Falls, just 5 minutes drive from the Chobe National Park, this 110 bed Safari Lodge overlooks the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains.
Apart from the swimming pool, other facilities include a volley ball court, glass back squash court, a health & beauty salon and an Internet Cafe.
The Chobe floodplain is renowned for its concentration of buffalo and elephant and the late afternoon in particular, provides spectacular viewing.
Safari activities at Chobe Safari Lodge include 4×4 Game Drives, Boat cruises along the River Chobe enabling excellent Game and Bird viewing, Nature Walks that take in the Zambian side of the River, night drives, sun downer cruises, fishing and trips to Victoria Falls. The Chobe Safari Lodge is the best ‘value for money’ Lodge in the Chobe area, being less than half the cost of neighbouring Safari Lodges
You will be collected by your driver and transferred to Thorntree River Lodge in Livingstone. The transfer will take approximately two hours and will involve customs and immigration formalities.
Two overnights at Thorntree River Lodge in a standard double room with private en-suite facilities inclusive of three meals and one activity per day – The activity included is a choice of a game drive, a sunset cruise, a tour of the Victoria Falls. Rates exclude park fees, 10% service fees for meals / beverages not included in the accommodation package and any variable government taxes.
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River and only 15 kilometres upstream from the spectacular Victoria Falls, the lodge blends naturally into the riverine vegetation and commands superb river views from its main deck and private verandas.
Thorntree River Lodge has 7 standard rooms and 2 suites offering guests a unique African experience. Each room is beautifully appointed and has en-suite facilities. Clients enjoy delicious home-away-from-home meals using fresh produce and served to the highest standards by experienced chefs and waiters. Thorntree River Lodge offers a wide range of activities including sunset cruises, game drives, cultural tours, fishing and visits to the Falls. Pontoon boats take guests out onto the river to appreciate the unspoiled beauty. Adventure lovers can experience white water rafting, river boarding, kayaking, bungi jumping and sightseeing flights over the Falls.
Located close to Thorntree River Lodge, approximately 10 kilometres from Livingstone, Zambezi Elephant Trails has been established as Zambia’s first ‘Elephant Camp’, offering a once in a lifetime insight into these gentle giants. Together with this ecologically friendly method of game viewing, a strong emphasis is placed on an elephant experience rather than just an elephant ride and guests are encouraged to interact with these majestic and intelligent African mammals. Guests meet, ride, touch and learn about the elephants and their willingness to act under instruction. The training techniques used by Zambezi Elephant Trails are based on the ‘perform and reward’ method as opposed to the controversial ‘discipline and submission’ technique commonly associated with Asian Elephants. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is resident to many species of game, including wild elephant, which the domestic elephants freely interact with. A highlight to all visiting the Livingstone area is Thorntree River Lodge… ‘Home of the Elephants’.
You can participate in the many activities on offer. These can be pre-booked, or you can book upon arrival: http://www.victoria-falls-guide.net/Victoria_Falls_Activities.php
You will be collected by your driver and transferred to Livingstone Airport in time for your return flight to Johannesburg.
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*IMPORTANT: Mokoro Trails depend entirely upon the water levels, and during December the levels may be too low to allow Mokoro Trails – it depends entirely on the amount of rainfall from November, in which case you would remain in Oddballs base camp and go out on daily walking safaris
The above Itinerary includes:
• Light aircraft flight Maun to Oddballs Camp
• 5 nights accommodation at Oddballs
• All meals; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• Teas & Coffees
• All excursions into the Moremi Game Reserve by both mokoro and walking safaris accompanied by your personal Guide (one Guide for two persons)
• All camping equipment whilst on Mokoro Trail; tent, mattresses, pillows, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, BBQ grid and cooler box – please bring your own sleeping bags(although these can be hired from Oddballs at US$5 per day, but need to be pre-booked).
• Light aircraft flight Oddballs to Xakanaxa
• Two overnights at Xakanaxa Fly Camp as per the itinerary
• Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Xakanaxa to Khwai
• Two overnights at Khwai Fly Camp as per the itinerary
• Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Khwai to Savute
• Two overnights at Savute Fly Camp as per the itinerary
• Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Savute to Kasane Airport
• Road transfer from Kasane Airport to Chobe Safari Lodge
• Three overnights at Chobe Safari Lodge as per the itinerary
• Road transfer from Chobe Safari Lodge to Thorntree River Lodge
• Two overnights at Thorntree River Lodge as per the itinerary
• Road transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Livingstone Airport
• Scheduled flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg
• Items of personal nature
• Travel and medical insurance