Botswana Safari & Cycling Fly-In

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Explore some of Botswana’s finest national parks on an active, cycling expedition. While on safari, see an abundance of wildlife in the Moremi Game Reserve, Mashatu Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Also discover the wetlands of the Okavango Delta in traditional dugout canoes, and experience a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.

Small-group lodge safari experience starting in Maun, Botswana and ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – 12 days. 


Tour Highlights

Mashatu Game Reserve – This privately owned reserve is situated in the Tuli block with a landscape made up of forest, savannah, open plains and sandstone areas. Its abundant wildlife means that visitors regularly get to see predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the area also boasts large populations of giraffe and eland.

Okavango Delta – Botswana’s unique system of waterways is surrounded by Kalahari Desert, yet supports a vast array of animal and plant life. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the wetlands by boat and often spot elephant, antelope, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, lion and more.

Moremi Game Reserve – A must-see when going on safari in Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve is often described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. It has a wide range of habitats including acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through mopane forest, and dry savanna woodland, and is home to an abundance of animal life.

Chobe National Park – Located in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is most famous for the excellent game-viewing and bird-watching cruises on the Chobe River and being home to one of the largest elephant herds in the world and. The park itself is the second largest in Botswana, and is also known for its high density of predators.

Victoria Falls – This is where the Zambezi River plummets over a 1,708m wide rock-face in the world’s ‘greatest curtain of falling water’ – a truly spectacular sight to behold. Victoria Falls forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the spray above it can sometimes be seen from 5km away!

Availability

2020 Tour Departure Dates

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Departure not guaranteed
Limited seats
Full/Cancelled

Included / Excluded

Included

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure of tour

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios etc.
  • Travel insurance and visas

Accommodation

Accommodation is limited so all the below mentioned accommodation are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.

Day 1 – 3: Mashatu Lodge or similar

Day 4: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar

Day 5 – 7: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar

Day 8 – 10: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar

Day 11 – 12: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar

Pre-Tour Prep

Transport:

Transfers from Maun airport to Thamalakane River Lodge are in a Sprinter or similar vehicle. From here your journey will continue in a fully equipped open sided Land Cruiser or other appropriate vehicle with comfortable seating for maximum game viewing. An off-road trailer is fitted with a field kitchen. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.

Travelling Times and Distances:

All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a great distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

Meals:

Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Visas:

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Botswana and Zimbabwe prior to departure. Please note that travellers entering Botswana will be required to present a valid international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever should they originate from or have travelled through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas within the preceding 6 months.

Travel Insurance:

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Making Your Travels Meaningful:

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click here to view Dingani’s current needs list

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