Great Wilderness Journey

From USD $10,975.00
  • Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: BO-GWJ-WS-18
"Experience a nostalgic safari reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers. Experience the world-famous Victoria Falls on the Zambian side and explore Botswana's scenic northern areas: from the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the diverse and wildlife-rich Linyanti and Chobe River systems."

~ Itinerary Description ~

Day 1: Livingstone / Victoria Falls

After arrival in Livingstone you will be met by a representative and transferred directly for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

At 1708 meters (5604 ft) wide, it is the largest curtain of water in the world and drops 103 meters (338 ft) into the basalt depths of the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Accommodation for the night is at Toka Leya Camp; which is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the eastern sector of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, some 12 kms(7.46 miles) up from the Victoria Falls.


Day 2 – 4: Chobe / Linyanti

After a full breakfast we leave Toka Leya and transfer by road to Livingstone Airport. On leaving Zambia, we fly over the Kazangula border, where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet. Enjoy a leisurely shaded boat cruise along the Chobe River, with a light lunch. This boat cruise offers a unique opportunity to observe puku, large herds of elephant, numerous pods of hippo and large crocodiles, as well as enjoying fantastic views of other general game and diverse birdlife. We then depart by light aircraft transfer to the private Linyanti Concession. After a short game drive we arrive at our private Discoverer camp.

The landscape of the Linyanti varies from floodplains to open dry land savannah and forest with sweeping views, creating a paradise for a high diversity of wildlife and bird species. The seldom-seen sitatunga can also be spotted in the waterways, as well as rare roan and sable antelope, plains game and of course their predators, the lion and leopard with the endangered wild dog as an incredible bonus. To complete the experience, it is possible to enjoy a full-day excursion to the Savute Channel, with lunch at a scenic setting.


Day 5 – 7: Khwai Concession

Depart by light aircraft to Khwai Discoverer Camp, located in a private concession just north of the Khwai River above the Moremi Game Reserve. The Khwai Concession is one of the most diverse areas in northern Botswana which seldom disappoints when it comes to producing extraordinary wildlife experiences. The life source for this area is the Khwai River – the northernmost “finger” of the Okavango Delta alluvial fan, which provides vital sustenance to numerous animals. Over time, the Khwai area has metamorphosed into a wide range of exciting wildlife habitats – a blend of forests, floodplain, wetland and grasslands. With the permanent presence of water, attracts large numbers of elephant to the area. Larger predators include lion, wild dog and spotted hyaena, while birdlife found here is just as varied thanks to the colorful palette of habitats. Activities focus around day and night game drives, nature walks and seasonal mokoro excursions.


Day 10: Okavango Delta

After breakfast we fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango Delta which represents life at its most fertile, to Jao. Lush Jacana Camp is situated in a permanently flooded region of the private Jao Concession of the Okavango Delta. A true water camp, it represents the essence of the Delta, with year-round mokoro safaris as well as island bush walks and, water levels permitting, motorboat cruises. On one of our full days, we will also enjoy game drives around the productive ‘Jao Flats’ region to the north of camp.

*Note: Xigera Camp option is available
Xigera Camp is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with Xigera Camp surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation. Guests are sometimes treated to close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera Camp's island to the next! The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge to capture paw prints) is "read" each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp. Permanent water year-round allows an unparalleled variety of activities such as mokoro trips, game drives and motorboat outings.


Day 11: Transfer to Airport

Bid farewell to the adventure as we transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport.


High Season:  01Jun – 31Oct          *Green Season:  28Mar - 31May & 01Nov - 24Nov


Scheduled Tour Departure Dates:  2018

14Jun,  11Jul,  04Aug, 19Sep, 16Oct  

 

Notes:

  • If a guest is willing to share and we can match with another guest of the same gender, the single supplement will not be charged. However, if there is no suitable match, the single supplement surcharge will apply.

  • Limited to a 20 kg (44 lb) luggage allowance (in soft bags only with no wheels or frame) per person.


* High Season:  01Jun – 31Oct          *Green Season:  28Mar - 31May & 01Nov - 24Nov


Scheduled Tour Departure Dates:  2018

14Jun,  11Jul,  04Aug, 19Sep,  16Oct  



Terms & Conditions 

The tour price includes the following services.

·Lite Aircraft flights on a seat-rate basis and road transfers as indicated in itinerary.

·Meet, Greet and airport transfers by your local guides

·Accommodation at the hotels, game lodges or rest camps specified in the itinerary, on the basis of two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with en suite bathroom, or shower / toilets.  No triple rooms.

·Meals from Dinner on Day 1 to the end of the scheduled safari, a reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine, beer, and local spirits such as gin & Amarula, while in Botswana 

·Transportation by 4X4 specially designed safari vehicle, with qualified driver, for all journeys specified.

·Activities, Road transfers, Laundry, National park fees, Entrance fees where applicable, for all sightseeing excursions as specified including guided tour of Victoria Falls.

·English Speaking tour guide

·Full Pre-departure and final documentation with detailed “Guide to Planning your African Safari”. 

 

Services Not Included:

·International airfare, flights other than specified in the itinerary, or airport taxes, quoted separately

·Items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, personal purchases, optional extra activities,
etc.

·Gratuities to tour guides, drivers and restaurant staff for services rendered.

·Entry Visa with fees and fluctuations in VAT or other taxes
beyond our control.

·Any other services not specified above.

·Compulsory Travelers insurance and cancellation
protection. 

 

Group Size – Min 2

Age Limits – Contact Safariline for Details

 

Deposit and Booking Requirements

·This quotation is subject to the availability of all
services at the time of making a reservation.

·Travel insurance coverage for injury, illness or loss of
effects while on tour is NOT included, is highly recommended for travel and
compulsory for many lodges and adventure safaris in Southern and Eastern Africa.

·Registration:  A 25% deposit of the total land price, per
person is required.  The remainder of the
cost is due 60 days prior to departure date. 
Airline tickets must be purchased within two weeks of reservation
confirmation.

·Payment is
accepted by personal check, company check or credit card.

·Reservation
Policy:
All tariffs quoted include VAT and current grading
levy.  The price quoted is subject to
change in the event of any unforeseen increases in fuel costs including
currency fluctuations and/or Government levies/taxes, including Park Fees and
Entrance fees.  Safariline reserves the
right to amend the quoted tariffs accordingly should the Government change the
percentage level of VAT or introduce any other tax or Levy.  Safariline will not cancel a tour, holiday or
other travel arrangement once the client has paid in full unless it becomes
necessary to do so as a result of hostilities, war or threat of war, civil
strife, industrial dispute, terrorist unrest, active or threatened natural or
nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions or if a group tour does
not have a minimum required participants, or for any other adverse event beyond
the control of Safariline.  In the event
of cancellation Safariline will inform the client without delay and will make
every effort to offer a suitable and comparable alternative

·Cancellations:
Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to departure
will be subject to the nonrefundable $500.00 per person fee plus any charge
incurred by the hotels, ground handlers or operators up to the 

      Entire deposit
of                                                                                     25%
of the total trip costs

      Between 60-30 days prior to the scheduled departure date ................. 50% of total trip costs

      During the last 30 days including the
scheduled departure date:.. 100% of
the total trip costs

 

Travel
Insurance

Safariline
is pleased to offer a Travel Protection plan designed as an exclusive insurance
plan to provide broad protection.  The
plan protects you and your travel investment if you need to cancel your trip
for covered reasons prior to departure or if other covered unforeseen
circumstances arise during your trip. 
This comprehensive insurance package provides pre-Departure trip
cancellation, Post departure Trip interruption, Trip delay (8 hours or more),
Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment,
baggage and personal effects and baggage delay.

For
premium costs and coverage descriptions please see our website http://www.safariline.net, home page under
“Destinations” lower right side of home page – click on the blue button “Relax
& Buy Trip Insurance.   Or, contact
us to provide a quotation.