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FULLY SERVICED CAMPING • 6 NIGHTS

THE FULLY SERVICED SAFARI – NORTHBOUND

This safari is perfect for those wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana in very comfortable mobile camping safari style. Starting in Maun and ending in Kasane.
The Fully Serviced Safari is a non-participation safari, where the Bush Ways team will carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly. The tents are large (3mx3m) canvas dome tents with camp beds and bedding provided. Each tent has an ensuite bush toilet and shower.
The maximum number of guests per vehicle is 9 ensuring that everyone gets a window seat. All soft drinks, mineral water and local alcohols are included.

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Highlights

  • 2 nights Moremi / Khwai
  • Mokoro excursion
  • 2 nights Savuti in Chobe National Park
  • 2 nights Chobe Floodplain in Chobe National Park
  • River cruise on the Chobe River

Trip Details

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Day 1: Eastern Moremi Game Reserve / Khwai Concession – game drives

Day 2: Eastern Moremi Game Reserve / Khwai Concession – game drives and a mokoro excursion

Day 3: Southern Chobe National Park (Savute / Zwei Zwei) – game drives

Day 4: Southern Chobe National Park (Savute / Zwei Zwei) – game drives

Day 5: Northern Chobe National Park (floodplain) – game drives

Day 6: Northern Chobe National Park (floodplain) – game drives

Day 7: Morning boat cruise on the Chobe river - END of the safari at Kalahari Tours in Kasane

Contact us to check availability.

CODE

Safari Dates 2018

SEASON

 BWFS 1831

13 Nov 19 Nov Low 

 BWFS 1833

11 Dec 17 Dec Low

CODE

Safari Dates 2019 SEASON

BWFS 1901

05-Mar - 11-Mar Low

BWFS 1903

26-Mar - 01-Apr Low

BWFS 1905

09-Apr - 15-Apr Low

BWFS 1907

30-Apr - 06-May Low

BWFS 1909

21-May - 27-May Low
BWFS 1911 11-Jun - 17-Jun Low
BWFS 1913 02-Jul - 08-Jul High
BWFS 1915 16-Jul - 22-Jul High
BWFS 1917 30-Jul - 05-Aug High
BWFS 1919 13-Aug - 19-Aug High
BWFS 1921 27-Aug - 02-Sep High
BWFS 1923 10-Sep - 16-Sep High
BWFS 1925 24-Sep - 30-Sep High
BWFS 1927 08-Oct - 14-Oct High
BWFS 1929 22-Oct - 28-Oct High
BWFS 1931 12-Nov - 18-Nov Low
BWFS 1933 10-Dec - 16-Dec Low

 

Rates

2018

Low Season: USD 2,440 per person sharing

High Season: USD 2,590 per person sharing

 

Rates

2019

Low Season: USD 2,490 per person sharing

High Season: USD 2,640 per person sharing

 

Price includes:

Camping equipment (spacious bow tents with camp bed and full bedding with ensuite bush ablutions), all transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner), tea/coffees, soft drinks, local alcohols, mineral water, services of a Professional Guide, Camp Chef and an Assistant, all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialised safari vehicles.

 

Does not include:

Visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions (activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, any increase in National Park fees.

 

Please note: As the safari starts at 07h30 on Day 1 you will need to pre-night in Maun. Bush Ways Safaris can assist with pre-safari arrangements.
An optional scenic flight over the Delta is available, but due to time constraints will have to be done on the day of your arrival, before the safari starts. If you are interested in doing this activity, please confirm with your guide when arriving.

Day 1: Moremi / Khwai

Your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point in Maun. From Maun you will drive through to Moremi / Khwai, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm.
Camping will be in private designated campsites with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent. (L, D)

Maun – Moremi / Khwai: 150km, 6h (including game drive)

Day 2: Moremi / Khwai

Game drives to explore the region surrounding the Khwai river (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). A mokoro excursion will take you along a tributary of the Khwai River to view game from another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Savuti/Zwezwe - Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. Savuti is very well known for its predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and even African wild dog. The Savuti Channel has started flowing again after being dry for the last 30 years. The arrival of water is changing the landscape as well as accommodating different species which historically have not been able to survive in the rather arid plains of Savuti. This exciting event has allowed large breeding herds of elephant as well as buffalo to visit the area. Camping will be in private designated campsites with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent. (B, L, D)

Moremi / Khwai – Savuti: 120km. 5-6h

Day 4: Savuti/Zwezwe - Chobe National Park

Game drives to explore Southern Chobe National Park (Savute / ZweiZwei). (B, L, D)

Day 5: Chobe floodplain - Chobe National Park

You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. The Chobe River Floodplain is an amazing game viewing area where water attracts large herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra and other herbivors. Due to the proliferation of prey, predators are likely to be close at hand. Sun sets in this region as always spectacular and allow amazing photographic opportunities.
Camping will be in private designated campsites with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent. (B, L, D)

Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5h

Day 6: Chobe floodplain - Chobe National Park

Game drives to explore Northern Chobe and floodplain. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Kasane

The safari officially ends at 12h00 on Day 7 at Kalahari Tours, Kasane after a cruise on the Chobe River. This experience allows you to get a closer look at the aquatic animals and birds not easily approached on safari. Lunch will be available at your own cost once back in Kasane. For guests going to Kasane Airport or surrounding lodges, Livingstone or Victoria Falls your transfer pick-up can be arranged from 12h15 from Kalahari Tours. If you are staying in one of local Kasane’s lodges, your guide will be able to drop you off. Bush Ways is happy to arrange any post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, and Victoria Falls airport or lodges at an additional cost. (B)

Chobe Camp - Kasane: 30km, 1,5h

Description

Camping safari where all camp chores are carried out by our teams. There is one guide with the guests at all times and a backup team (chef + camp assistants) in a backup vehicle setting up and breaking camps, cooking meals, etc.

Equipment

Very spacious tents (3m x 3m x 1.95m) with bedrolls and bedding included and ensuite private bush ablutions (shower, toilet, toiletry stand) with direct access from the tent. All drinks included (soft, local alcoholic drinks, still water).

Vehicle

4x4 safari vehicles custom-built by Bush Ways - custom built trailers - one backup vehicle specifically dedicated to setting-up/packing the camp

Number of guests

Maximum participants = 9 pax so that everyone gets a window seat. Departure is guaranteed as soon as we have confirmed 1 guest

Check out the following page (link to Fully Serviced page)

LUGGAGE

  • One large kit bag (preferably a rucksack or a bag with soft sides – Please do not bring hard suitcases as they are very difficult to pack in our trailers and can pose a problem for any light aircraft flights you may take as part of your safari. Semi-hard suitcases should be avoided as well.
  • One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack) – there will be room for this at your feet
  • Main luggage: max weight = 18kg, max. size = 700mm x 350mm x 350mm
  • Remember that on safari you need far fewer clothes than you think so bear this in mind when packing

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Torch with spare batteries and bulbs – a head torch is a good idea
  • Hat/cap
  • Scarf and gloves (especially for winter months)
  • Warm jacket/fleece/jumper – windproof in winter months (May - Sept), waterproof in summer months (Nov - Mar)
  • Swimming costume
  • Natural clothing (i.e. no bright colours and no white), t-shirts, shorts, a pair of light weight long trousers and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (long sleeves are extremely useful for sun protection during the day and mosquito protection during the evening)
  • Please note that camouflage printed clothing is fine for the bush but please do not to wear in towns or when crossing borders.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and flip flops/sandals
  • Camera equipment, binoculars, lots of spare films, batteries and spare memory cards for digital cameras are essential as the opportunity to download photos is limited.
  • Adaptors for cables, chargers, USB, etc.: note that we recommend you label them to avoid confusion on the vehicle charging station
  • Water bottle and a small daypack for walks

TOILETRIES AND FIRST AID

  • Personal toiletries and medications in small bag, not a vanity case
  • Sunscreen
  • Malaria prophylaxis (see section 5 for further information)
  • Mosquito repellents/ lotion/ spray
  • Toilet paper (this is only necessary if you prefer 2 or 3 ply toilet paper)
  • Water proof/zip lock bags for storing personal items to keep dust free and/or dry.
  • Personal First Aid Kit
    Please note: A First Aid Kit will be present throughout the safari but personal medicines must be brought for the duration of the safari.

MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS

  • Check with your local immunisation authority, travel clinic, public health facility or personal physician
  • Visit the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION website for up to date information www.who.int
  • Botswana is considered a malaria area and preventative medications should be taken
  • Between 2012 and 2015, both South Africa and Botswana required that all travelers coming from / going to Zambia should have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. Beginning of 2015, both South Africa and Botswana officially communicated that they shall not require the yellow fever vaccination certificate for travelers coming from / going to Zambia. However, beware that regulations could change again without prior notice.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION

  • Valid passport: your passport must be valid at least 6 months after the end date of your trip and there must be at least 6 blank visa pages.
  • Many nationalities are able to obtain tourist visas for Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe at the border posts HOWEVER citizens of certain countries are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please note that certain visas can take up to 3 months to be processed so please consider this when booking.
  • For more information see www.botswanatourism.co.bw, www.zambiatourism.com, www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw and www.namibiatourism.com.na
  • Valid visas – it is your responsibility to arrange visas
  • For up-to-date visa requirements please check with your travel consultant and/or Embassy
  • If you need to get a visa for one of the countries visited during your safari, please check when and where the visa can be obtained, and which currency is required for its payment.
  • Requirements for minor traveling through all Botswana ports of entry
    Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.
  • As of 1 June 2017, all travelers to Botswana are required to pay a Tourism Development Levy of USD 30 per person to enter the country. For more information please check: www.botswanatourism.co.bw/tourismlevy

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • For all our safaris, it is COMPULSORY to take out travel insurance covering for: cancellation and curtailment, medical situations, baggage, emergency evacuation.
  • Bush Ways Safaris does not provide travel insurance.
  • Bush Ways Safaris can assist you to sign up for the Okavango Air Rescue membership. The service provides medical evacuation from isolated areas of the bush by a medically equipped helicopter and emergency doctor, ensuring smooth and swift operations. International insurance companies are not always familiar with the practicalities of dealing with emergencies in the Botswana bush, which can add to delays in obtaining medical care. Although the OAR membership is not compulsory and does not replace an international medical insurance and evacuation (which remains compulsory with or without OAR membership), we highly recommend to sign up for the OAR membership which is only BWP175 / USD 17 / EUR 15.
  • Please note that you will be required to provide your insurance details prior to your arrival so we can liaise with your insurance company in the shortest amount of time in case of an emergency. Required details include: medical evacuation insurer's Name, medical evacuation policy number, 24-hour contact number of Medical evacuation insurer (must be able to phone it from Botswana - USA 800 numbers don't work from here).

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