Botswana Fly In Safari
9 Day Fly-In Safari, Accommodated
To: Victoria Falls
Number of Participants: min. 2 people
Tour Price: from 3,330 USD pp sharing
Single Supplement: on request
On this 9-day exclusive fly-in safari you will fly into the world-famous and largest inland delta in Africa, the Okavango Delta. On mokoro trips as well as bush walks and boat trips you will explore this unique ecosystem. The journey then takes you to the edge of the well-known Moremi Game Reserve, which is famous for its excellent game viewing. You then take a flight to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, home to thousands of elephants. Last but not least you are transferred to Victoria Falls where you will visit the “Mosi oa Tunya” – the smoke that thunders.
Day 1-4; Botswana
- Okavango Delta: Light-aircraft flight into the Delta, nature walk, guided boat cruise, mokoro excursion, game drives
Day 5-6; Botswana
- Moremi Game Reserve: Game drives
- Khwai Concession: Game drives, night drives, nature walk
- Chobe National Park: Boat cruises, game drives
Day 7-8; Zimbabwe
- Victoria Falls: Sunset boat cruise, white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, elephant rides, scenic flights (optional)
Day 1- 2 Maun, Botswana - Okavango Delta, Botswana
The safari starts off with a light-aircraft transfer that takes you from Maun across the Okavango Delta to Gunns Camp. During the flight you can enjoy the breath-taking view over the largest inland delta in Africa, which is home to a lot of wildlife. Gunn’s Camp is situated on Chiefs Island, an island bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Different species of antelopes, elephants, wild dogs and lions call this area their home. Furthermore the Okavango Delta is a paradise for birdwatchers. During your time in the delta, you go on mokoro trips as well as on bush walks. In the afternoon you have the possibility of joining a motorboat trip on the lagoon where enjoy a typical African sunset over the unique Okavango Delta. You will spend two nights in one of the classic safari-style meru tents at Gunns Camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Safari activities
Day 3- 4 Okavango Delta, Botswana - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
After a morning game drive (if time allows) and breakfast, you are flown out of the delta to Khway, where you will spend the next two nights at the Sango Safari Camp. The Sango Safari Camp also borders the Moremi Game Reserve and it is situated in a private concession directly on the Khway River bed, known for excellent game viewing in the Moremi Game Reserve. Your guide will take you on game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve as well as on game walks and night drives in the Kwhai Consession. The region around the Sango Safari Camp is world famous for great game viewing. Animals that can be spotted here include elephants, buffaloes, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, antelopes, hippos, hyenas and a range of nocturnal animals.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Safari activities
Day 5- 6 Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana - Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana
After breakfast you once again board the light-aircraft for your flight transfer to Kasane, where you are picked up at the airport and taken to the Kubu Lodge. The Kubu Lodge is a small and private lodge, situated directly on the banks of the Chobe River. After your arrival and check-in you have time to relax at the pool. In the afternoon you will go on a river cruise where you are most likely to see crocodiles, hippos and elephants as well as other animals that come down to the river to drink. The next morning at sunrise your guide will take you to the park in a 4x4 vehicle to enjoy a game drive and hopefully you will be able to see the large herds of elephants coming to drink at the river. In the afternoon you are able to enjoy another river cruise on the Chobe River. You will spend two nights at the Kubu Lodge situated outside of the park. (Three game viewing activities are included in the price)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7- 8 Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Transfer Kubu Lodge - Ilala Lodge, driving time approx. 2h
After a leisurely breakfast you are picked up at the Kubu Lodge and taken across the border to Zimbabwe. There you will spend two nights at the Ilala Lodge close to the Victoria Falls.
You will visit the Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi oa Tunya”, which literally translated means the smoke that thunders. There are a number of activities available here and you are spoilt for choice. You can stroll along the falls, do a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi or fly over the falls in a microlight plane. The more adventurous among you can go white water rafting or bungee jumping from the highest bridge in Africa.
Day 9 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After breakfast your fly-in safari comes to an end and you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight via Johannesburg or Windhoek back to Europe, where you will arrive the next morning with a lot of new impressions and experiences.
- Safari according to the itinerary
- 8 nights accommodation in hotels, camps or lodges
as indicated in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Transfers to the respective lodges
- Flights Maun - Okavango Delta - Moremi Game Reserve - Kasane
- Safari activities and national park fees at Gunns and Sango Safari Camp
- Three safari activities and national park fees at Kubu Lodge
- Flights (other than those mentioned above)
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
- Optional activities
- Victoria Falls excursion and national park fees
- Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?
- As a fly-in safari is booked on an individual basis you won’t travel in a group. You will however meet other travellers at the accommodations you are staying at and some might even travel the same route as you.
In general fly-in safaris are booked by people from all over the world.
Is there an age limit on fly-in safaris?
- Although there is generally no age limit on fly-in safaris, we would not recommend a fly-in safari for children under the age of 12 years as they might not be able to take part in certain activities (i.e. bush walks) due to safety reasons. But please feel free to contact us if you wish to bring your child/children along and we will gladly do our best to work out something for you.
What type of accommodation can I expect on safari?
- The nights are spent in comfortable lodges, tented camps or hotels and all rooms are en-suite.
- Although most lodges and camps do provide power in the rooms, some don’t. If this is the case, the rooms are equipped with petroleum/solar lights and batteries can be charged in the public areas (bar, restaurant).
What mode of transport is used on a fly-in safari?
- The journey Maun-Okavango Delta-Moremi Game Reserve-Kasane is done with a light aircraft, carrying a maximum of 6 or 13 people.
- For the transfers from the airstrips to the lodges/camps as well as on game drives, an open 4x4 safari vehicle is used (i.e. Toyota Landcruiser).
- The transfer from Kasane to Victoria Falls is usually done in a minibus.
What meals are included and what food can be expected on a fly-in safari?
- Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary.
- Breakfast generally consists of a full English breakfast as well as of cereals, toast, cheese, jam, fruits, juices, tea and coffee. Light meals like salads, sandwiches or pasta dishesare served for lunch.
For dinner it is usually a three course menu or a buffet with different meat, poultry, fish, rice, pasta or vegetable dishes.
How much extra money do I have to take along?
- We recommend that you take along some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs. 10-15 USD per day is usually sufficient (depending on your spending habits). In addition you should allow some extra money for tips and optional activities in Victoria Falls.
- Please note that all USD bills must be printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills are not valid and won’t be accepted.
Do I need visa for this fly-in safari?
- Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
- In general European citizens do not require a visa for Botswana. For Zimbabwe a visa is usually required.
- It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.
Do I need vaccinations for this safari?
- Although none of the countries visited on tour require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.
- As Botswana and Victoria Falls are situated within a malaria area, we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
Are there any weight or luggage restrictions?
- Luggage, including camera equipment and hand luggage is restricted to 20kg per person travelling.
- Luggage has to be packed into soft bags and no hard suitcases or bags with wheels will be accepted, as they physically do not fit into the aircraft.
- The maximum dimensions of the soft bags are as following: 25cm/10 inches wide x 30cm/11 inches high and 62cm/24 incheslong.
- Passengers weighing over 100kg should please advise us at the time of booking as we may need to cost in an additional seat on internal flights for your safety and comfort.