11 Day Great North Road Group Tour

  • 11 Day Tour
  • Botswana
  • Botswana is certainly one of the more ‘exclusive’ destinations to visit in Africa, and often prices do reflect this. However, this tour offers the opportunity to experience the best of Botswana, in reasonable comfort at a great price. The tour includes a number of game drives across different areas, an unforgettable makoro safari in the Okavango, and a famous boat cruise in Chobe. This tour can be done going northwards or southwards, and both itineraries are detalied. It is a serviced mobile-tented safari. Your accommodation on this tour is in a comfortable walk-in meru style tent with built in floors and mosquito gauze at windows and the entrance. Beds are comfortable and include all bed linen and a towel. Your tent also has an en-suite bathroom with a bucket shower and bush loo. The tents are erected and taken down for you in all locations, and all meals are cooked for you by your dedicated cook.

Tour Details

Tour Includes

  • Game drives in Chobe National Park
  • Boat Trip on Chobe River
  • Makoro trip in Okavango river system
  • Game drives and exploration of the Khwai floodplains
  • Night safari in Khwai community area
  • Game Drives in Moremi Game Reserve
  • Licensed and experienced professional guide for the duration of your safari
  • All meals & selected drinks (wine, beer, G&T, Coke, Coke Lite, fruit juice, bottled water) no other spirits
  • Dedicated safari team including cook, camp assistant and back up driver
  • All entrance and camping fees within the National Parks & Game Reserves. Private campsites are used wherever possible
  • Bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo and insect repellent)
  • All transport in country
  • All airport transfers



Tour Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Meals/Drinks not stated in itinerary
  • Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visa Fees
  • Items of a personal nature (inc laundry)
  • Tips

 

  • DISCLAIMER: Although we make every effort to adhere to the details of this itinerary and the listed activities, these are subject to change due to changing local conditions and factors outside of our control such as the weather and the condition of the roads, as well as availability. We reserve the right to substitute a motor boat cruise for the mokoro excursion where necessary. In the event of any necessary changes, we will always keep you informed.

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights camping in Chobe, Chobe National Park 
  • 3 Nights camping in Savute, Chobe National Park
  • 3 Nights camping in the Khwai Community Area bordering Moremi Game Reserve
  • 2 Nights camping in the Xakanaxa / 3rd bridge area of Moremi Game Reserve



Price Guide

  • Price £2995pp based on 2 sharing in low season (Apr-June / Nov-Dec)
  • Price £3995pp based on 2 sharing in high season (July-Oct)

 

  • 15% discount for children 12-17 years inclusive when they travel with their parents.
  • No single supplement, however we do reserve the right to limit the number of singles.

Dates 2018/2019

Southbound (Kasane to Maun)

  • 5th - 15th August 2018
  • 2nd Sept - 12th Sept 2018
  • 30th Sept - 10th Oct 2019
  • 28th Oct - 7th Nov 2018
  • 25th Nov - 5th Dec 2018
  • 14th Apr - 24th Apr 2019
  • 12th May - 22nd May 2019
  • 9th June - 19th June 2019
  • 7th July - 17th July 2019
  • 4th Aug - 14th Aug 2019
  • 1st Sept - 11th Sept 2019
  • 29th Sept - 9th Oct 2019
  • 27th Oct - 6th Nov 2019
  • 24th Nov - 4th Dec 2-19

Northbound (Maun to Kasane)

  • 22nd Aug - 1st Sept 2018
  • 19th Sept - 29th Sept 2018
  • 17th Oct - 27th Oct 2018
  • 14th Nov - 24th Nov 2018
  • 6th Dec - 16th Dec 2018
  • 3rd Apr - 13th Apr 2019
  • 1st May - 11th May 2019
  • 29th May - 8th June 2019
  • 26th June - 6th July 2019
  • 24th July - 3rd Aug 2019
  • 21st Aug - 31st Aug 2019
  • 18th Sept - 28th Sept 2019
  • 16th Oct - 26th Oct 2019
  • 13th Nov - 23rd Nov 2019




Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Camping in the Xakanaxa/ 3rd Bridge Area of the Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta.+

Dumela / Hello! Welcome to Botswana!” You will receive a warm Botswana welcome when you land at Maun Airport. You will be provided with a snack pack before your meet your pilot for your stunning light aircraft scenic flight over the Okavango Delta and Chief’s Island. This flight gives you a fish eagle’s eye view of this amazing ecosystem. When you land at your remote bush airstrip within the Moremi Game Reserve, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your mobile camp – with a game drive en route. The friendly, attentive staff will help you feel immediately at home and brief you on what to look forward to on your safari. The magic of a mobile camp becomes apparent as the sun sets and you enjoy drinks around the fire before a starlit dinner and a great night’s rest after falling asleep to the sounds of the African bush. Spending your first two nights camping in the Xakanaxa / Third Bridge area, explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. The Moremi Game Reserve protects around a third of the entire Okavango Delta ecosystem – some 5 000km2 (1 930 square miles).

Day 3, 4 & 5: Camping in the Khwai Community Area Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve+

Following an early breakfast, pack up the camp and continue your journey to Khwai, stopping for a bush picnic lunch en route. The Khwai River forms the boundary between the reserve and the local Khwai Community Area. Spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on day and night game drives. You will also experience a 2½-hour mokoro trip, discovering channels and lagoons at a relaxed pace in a traditional dug-out canoe. Night drives (using filtered spotlights to find game without affecting their night vision – or yours) offers a unique opportunity to encounter less well-known nocturnal species, as well as possibly witness hunting and other behaviour which more often takes place under the cloak of darkness. As night drives are not permitted within Botswana’s national parks and reserves, these nocturnal safaris are conducted in the Khwai Community Area.

Day 6, 7 & 8: Camping at Savute within the Chobe National Park+

Today you head further north en-route to Chobe National Park, were you spend the following three nights camping in a wilderness campsite in the Savute region, exploring the desert-like landscape on game drives. Never has there been a better time to visit Savute! The water from the Savute Channel reached the marsh for the first time in 30 years in 2010 winding its way from the North. Savute has for the last 30 years been an extremely dry area and lately its claim to fame has been the lion and elephant interaction as they come for the few drops of water that remain in the waterholes.

Day 9 & 10: Camping at Chobe River front within the Chobe National Park+

Leaving the parched landscape of Savute, you continue your journey north to the contrasting Chobe region of the park. You spend the last two nights camping in a wilderness campsite near the Chobe River, exploring the riverbanks and surrounding flood plains on game drives. On Day 9 you will also enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River which departs from Kasane.

Day 11: Safari ends in Kasane+

Following breakfast and a short game drive your safari will end in Kasane.

The Southbound version of the tour covers exactly the same in reverse. Either of these tours can be done as a private tour that can be tailored to meet your personal requirements.  Please just contact us for prices+

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