Great Wilderness Journey

Great Wilderness Journey
From USD $9,295.00
  • Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: BO-GWJ-WS-19
"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 & 2:  Livingstone / Victoria Falls

After arrival in Livingstone you will be met by a representative for transfer to the lodge by boat.


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 Over the next two days enjoy included activities such as a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, sunset cruises, fishing, village tours,

etc. 

Day 3 - 5: Chobe/ Linyanti

After a full breakfast transfer by road to as we drive
across the Kazangula border, where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia,
Zimbabwe and Namibia meet to the Kasane Airport.  Depart by light aircraft to the private
Linyanti Concession. After a short game drive arrive at Savuti Tented 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.


The intimate Savuti camp
has  seven large en-suite walk-in tents
that are raised off the ground and face onto the Channel. Also on offer is a
unique sleep-out option for adventurous guests on outdoor decks overlooking the
wildlife-rich Savute Channel in Botswana’s Linyanti Swamps.  

Day 6 & 7 :  Okavango Delta – Water Activity


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.

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! Permanent water year-round allows an unparalleled variety
of activities such as mokoro trips, game drives and motorboat outings.

Mammal sightings include the water-loving red lechwe, spotted-necked otter, elephant
and tsessebe along with the elusive sitatunga. Predators include leopard and
spotted hyaena.  Xigera is a delight for
birdwatchers with specials such as Pel’s fishing-owl, African skimmer, greater
swamp warbler and wattled crane occurring here. 

Day 8 - 10 : Okavango Delta-Land Activity

After breakfast we fly by light aircraft to the heart of the Delta and
Chitabe Camp.

The camp is situated in a private concession area on a beautiful island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. In contrast
with the areas further north, this area is a fascinating mosaic of mopane and
acacia bushveld, riverine forest and the perennial Delta, playing host to
diverse wildlife and birds.  With eight
Meru-style tents built on elevated wooden decks amongst the trees each has twin
beds, en-suite facilities and an indoor as well as an outdoor shower.

Activities include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks and spectacular
birdwatching. Chitabe also has two elevated hides located in the reserve, one
of which is within walking distance from the camp. Guests can experience a
"sleep out" under the stars in full comfort and safety 

Day 11: Transfer to Airport

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


Scheduled Tour Departure Dates:  2019

Daily – depending on availability -Request 48 Hours to confirm

CAMPS

 Zambia

– Livingstone / Victoria Falls

Toka Leya Camp

Meals: B/L/D + Activities

Okavango Delta – Linyanti Concession

Savuti Camp

Meals: B/L/D + Activities

Okavango Delta – Xigera Concession

Xigera or Jacana Tented  Camp


Meals: B/L/D + Activities

Okavango Delta –Chitabe Concession

Chitabe Camp

Meals: B/L/D + Activities


Tour Costs PP - 2019 Per Person Double Occ   / Single Supplement $ on request


  High Season   $  16,395                


  Shoulder Season    $  10,995      


  Green Season         $   9,295        


High Season:  01Jun – 31Oct          

*Shoulder Season  01Apr – 31May & 01Nov-14Dec

*Green Season:  07Jan – 31Mar        

*Holiday surcharges may apply – fares on request 

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.

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, 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.

Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel of industry increases
which are beyond our control

Compulsory Travelers insurance and cancellation protection. 

Tourist visas: Zambia

Any other services not specified above.

Group Size – Min 2 / Max 8

Age Limits –Minimum of 12 years. Recent medical certificate required for guests over 75. For Parties with
Children under 12, a private, tailor-made safari will be quoted for on request


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 charged
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.