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Touch of Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa

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PRIVATE TOUR - 14 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

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Private Tour Highlights

  • Hit the top safari destinations in Botswana
  • Enjoy a sunset on the beautiful Okavango Delta
  • Trek over an expanse of the beautiful and captivating savannah
  • Glide through the Delta’s waterways on a Mokoro canoe
  • Stay in authentic yet refined camp accommodations
  • Make friends with the buffalo herds, antelope and hippo’s native to Chobe
  • Get a chance to take many scenic game drives in this diverse ecosystem
  • See the 150 million year old Victoria Falls in all of its misty glory
  • Get in close contact with Africa's most exciting wildlife species
  • Be presented with unparalleled photographic opportunities
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Tour Overview

This combined luxury tour offers the top safari destinations in Botswana, including the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park. Before heading to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, in South Africa, you will spend a few days touring Victoria Falls in Zambia. Once in Sabi Sands, you will spend the duration of the trip engaging in daily game drives of the country’s premier private wildlife destinations.

Beginning on safari, you will travel the expanse of northern Botswana via a circuit of luxury camps and lodges in the best wildlife viewing regions. Each accommodation provides unique experiences in their own way, but they all offer a range of activities from daily game drives (on land or water) and canoe tours, to sunset cruises and nature walks.

As your Botswana tour ends in Kasane, near the Zambian border, you will then be transferred by road to Livingstone. This is where you will be based out of to explore Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Here, there are many adrenaline sports from zip lines and bungee jumping, to white water rafting, surfing and kayaking. For the more sedate, there are river cruises, elephant rides, local arts, craft and cultural experiences, fishing, golf, and safaris, just to name a few.

Following Victoria Falls, you will fly to Nelspruit, South Africa, where you will be transferred to the deluxe Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge within the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which is adjacent to Kruger National Park. For the next several days, you will engage in daily game drives of the area, one of the premier private reserves in the country.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way local airfare from Johannesburg to Maun, Livingstone to Nelspruit, and Nelspruit to Johannesburg, Ground transfer from Kasane to Livingstone, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, Meals where specified, Activities where specified, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Notes:
* For Botswana air transfers luggage is restricted to 20 kg in soft bags only, including hand luggage.
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double N/A N/A N/A £$17341
Single N/A N/A N/A £$23279

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Johannesburg

Overnight flight to Johannesburg

Overnight flight to Johannesburg

Day
2

Johannesburg – Maun

Day flight to Maun. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to Camp Okavango via light aircraft. Stay in one of the camp’s beautifully designed and furnished African-style safari tent structures. The 16,000 square kilometers of wetlands that is the Okavango Delta is the final destination of Africa’s third longest river. It is here that herds of elephants, hippos, or buffalos can be stalked along the shoreline while drifting silently through the reeds upon a guided mokoro (indigenous canoe). Motorboat cruises, nature walks, and game drives are also available, where, each morning, Africa’s most famed animals can be tracked during their hunt for prey. In this colorful setting thriving within the reaches of the Kalahari Desert, experience a part of Africa like no other. Once arriving, take some time to relax and take in the surroundings before taking part in an afternoon activity before returning to camp for the evening. Because mammals are the most active during the cool temperatures of the mornings and evenings, the game drives will follow this format as well. ...read less

Day
3

Exploring Camp Okavango

Again, today take the chance to engage in any of the camp’s activities. This is a great opportunity to explore new parts of the Delta or to track any unseen animals. Return to camp for a night of relaxing and enjoying dinner and the surroundings in the heart of the Botswana bush.

Again, today take the chance to engage in any of the camp’s activities. This is a great opportunity to explore new parts of the Delta or to track any unseen animals. Return to camp for a night of relaxing and enjoying dinner and the surroundings in the heart of the Botswana bush.

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4

Camp Okavango – Camp Moremi

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Transfer to Camp Moremi via light aircraft. Here, stay in the comfort of the Camp’s authentic looking, yet elegantly furnished East African inspired tent like structures, deep within the heart of the reserve. As the only part of the Okavango Delta that has been set aside for the preservation of wildlife, The Moremi Game Reserve is most well known for its frequent sightings of lion, leopard, and cheetah, but most notably for its abundance of wild dogs, whose population is quickly dwindling in most other regions of Africa. Spend the remaining afternoon either relaxing or taking part in a game drive before returning to for the evening. ...read less

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5

Visit to the Xakanaxa Lagoon

Awake early to partake in a morning game drive through the Reserve or explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat, which provides fantastic birding experiences. Return to camp for lunch and some afternoon relaxing by the pool before embarking on an afternoon game drive.

Awake early to partake in a morning game drive through the Reserve or explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat, which provides fantastic birding experiences. Return to camp for lunch and some afternoon relaxing by the pool before embarking on an afternoon game drive.

Day
6

Exploring Camp Moremi

Again, awake early to take part in a morning activity, with lunch and relaxation at camp, before embarking on another afternoon game drive.

Again, awake early to take part in a morning activity, with lunch and relaxation at camp, before embarking on another afternoon game drive.

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7

Camp Moremi – Chobe Game Lodge

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Transfer by light aircraft to the Chobe Game Lodge. Built upon the banks of the Chobe River, are splendid views are guaranteed, as each air conditioned room is facing the water and the surrounding floodplains with its own private terrace. Most famed for the largest population of elephants in all of Africa, Chobe National Park is also famous for its large buffalo herds, a great variety of antelope, hippos and abundant bird life. Once at the lodge, choose to relax and enjoy the surroundings or take part in one of the lodge’s afternoon activities; from land or water based activities, to a sunset cruise, before returning for dinner, traditional dance performances, and perhaps some stargazing led by the experts on hand. ...read less

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Day
8

Exploring Chobe Game Lodge

Again, today offers a chance to take game drives through the park, or engage in a scenic sunset cruise. Also, nature walks with interpretive guides are lead to the Lesoma Valley and the Kasuma Pan; however, this is only available between April and October due to weather constraints.

Again, today offers a chance to take game drives through the park, or engage in a scenic sunset cruise. Also, nature walks with interpretive guides are lead to the Lesoma Valley and the Kasuma Pan; however, this is only available between April and October due to weather constraints.

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Day
9

Chobe Game Lodge – Livingstone

Ground transfer to the hotel in Livingstone. The day will be spent at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight at the lodge.

Ground transfer to the hotel in Livingstone. The day will be spent at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight at the lodge.

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10

Tour of Victoria Falls

After breakfast, set off on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls, now approximately 150 million years old, reaches its peak volume around May each year. The sights, sounds, and smells of this massive fall is truly inspiring; it creates such a humbling feeling, seeing a true masterpiece of nature. Tours to the falls are conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, venture past the ‘Big Tree’ to stop and take photos. A trained, qualified guide will accompany guests through the forest who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. Overnight at lodge. ...read less

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11

Victoria Falls – Nelspruit

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival at the airport, transfer in a private vehicle to the lodge.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival at the airport, transfer in a private vehicle to the lodge.

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12

First day on safari

First Day on Safari: Open safari vehicles, seating up to 6 visitors, head out into the wild under the expert guidance of experienced rangers and insightful trackers. Guests are able to get in close contact with Africa's most exciting wildlife species, and are presented with unparalleled photographic opportunities. Early morning game drive heads out as the sun rises and as the bush stirs to life. The ranger and tracker teams search for animals by tracking their spoor, and by listening for the tell-tale signs of activity. The middle of the day is free to relax at the hotel. Enjoy a guided bush walk with an experienced ranger to feel the pulse of the Africa and witness the bush at close quarters. The bush has its own language, and it is fascinating to watch those who possess the tools to encode it. No two bush walks are the same. Late afternoon game drive commences as the sun burns its way towards the horizon. The animals are now getting more active, many preparing for the great hunt after dark. After sundowners, the drive continues with the aid of powerful spotlights which reveal nocturnal species in another world. On average, approximately 6 hours of game drives per day. ...read less

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Day
13

Last day on Safari

Another Safari day starting with morning game drive, followed by free time and late afternoon game drive. Each day will differ in the animals that may be near or ask the tracker to search out animals which may have not been seen yet. Trackers watch the road for spoor and prints and communicate with other vehicles to find where the best viewing of the day may be. In the evening, animals come out of the shade. Perhaps witness lions heading off on a hunt or elephants silhouetted before the vibrant colors of the sunset.

Another Safari day starting with morning game drive, followed by free time and late afternoon game drive. Each day will differ in the animals that may be near or ask the tracker to search out animals which may have not been seen yet. Trackers watch the road for spoor and prints and communicate with other vehicles to find where the best viewing of the day may be. In the evening, animals come out of the shade. Perhaps witness lions heading off on a hunt or elephants silhouetted before the vibrant colors of the sunset.

Day
14

International flight home

After a morning activity and breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

After a morning activity and breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Sabie Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana

Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Places You'll See

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    Okavango Delta

    A delta is generally characterized as an outlet of water to the open sea. The Okavango river releases flood waters into open land, flooding the savannah. With the hot and wet winter months in Botswana comes nearly 20 inches of rain that floods the area, welcoming many crosses of life. Another animal lover’s paradise, nearly 200,000 beasts can be seen during this time, including herds of elephants, black rhinoceros, and buffalo.

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    Chobe National Park

    For wildlife lovers, Chobe National Park is the place to see a wide assortment of species, from elephants to giraffes, in their natural habitat. This national park is the most biologically diverse and can be witnessed by land as well as flying safaris! The first national park of Botswana has a wide variety of accommodations from camping to private lodges.

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    Victoria Falls (Zambia/Livingstone)

    Twice the height of the Niagara Falls and the world’s largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls will not disappoint. The falls offer many experiences that are once in a lifetime. From bungee jumping to looking over the falls from the water just inches away from the official drop, Victoria Falls is a must!

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    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    With more than 200 different species of animal, including the Big Five, Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the best places for a real African safari. It is also home to thousands of plant varieties. Enjoy early morning or night drives through the terrain, or a guided hiking tour.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Moremi Game Reserve : Camp Moremi

Livingstone : Tongabezi Lodge (Nut House)

Luxury Properties

Okavango Delta : Camp Okavango

Chobe National Park : Chobe Game Lodge

Testimonials

Joel M.

Traveled August, 2014

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful!

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful! I especially loved the Chitwa Chitwa. The experiences here were fabulous, including eating dinner with a family of elephants, including a baby. From our room and the lodge we saw a herd of Hippos, crocodiles in the morning and two lions. On the drive we saw an Impala in a tree which had been killed by a lion. Then shortly thereafter we saw a leopard leap up into the tree to eat the impala. We also went to an art opening, and liked a painting so much that we decided to buy it and take it home. It was her first painting to sell and she was so happy she gave it to me. I hope in some way my trip to South Africa, may have changed this student’s life, who will now have more confidence as an artist.

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Peter C.

Traveled May, 2013

We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek

We’re on our last day at Kagga Kamma and I wanted to let you know that we are having a great time and everything is according to plan. We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek. While we were unsure about KK when we arrived, it has turned out to be a great experience. Just today we saw ostrich, eland, wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, botinbok, Springbok and cave paintings. Ted and i are taking the ATV’s this afternoon. It is a huge reserve here. The weather today is sunny and cool. Off to the airport in early morning to fly to Kruger. Hopefully the last leg of our trip will be as good as the first.

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Ann & Ted

Traveled March, 2015

It was the trip of a lifetime

Ted and I would like to thank you and your staff for helping us plan our trip. It was the trip of a lifetime! South Africa is such a beautiful country and we very much enjoyed all of the activities you planned. The safari was wonderful, wine country beautiful and relaxing, and the Cape Town area vibrant and so very scenic. The hotels were all great, the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly and adapted plans to our interests, and the car transfers were all very professional. Everything went off without a hitch, which is such an amazing thing since our vacation was nearly 2 weeks long.

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