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EXPLORER

10 nights, 11 days camping

Highlights:

  • Royale Wilderness mobile tented camping
  • Private and Exclusive camp grounds
  • Khwai Concession area near Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park, Savuti
  • Chobe National Park, Ihaha/Serondela area
  • Chobe River Cruise
  • Amadeus Garden or Similar (Victoria Falls)
  • Victoria Falls
  • Day 1, 2, 3, Khwai, Moremi Game Reserve (Royale Wilderness Tented Camp)

    You meet your Guide upon your arrival in Maun, usually around middle of the day. After a short introduction, and a possible stop for last minute shopping for small items, you head out by road to Khwai. Approximately 4 hours later, with the last hour being game viewing along the Khwai River, you will arrive to find you camp already set, by our Crew. Your expected time of arrival in Khwai is around 1700hrs.

    Covering one third of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve is undoubtedly one of the top wildlife destinations in the world. It is set within wildlife management areas, allowing free movement of wildlife across its borders. The Khwai floodplains, contrast beautifully with the lush island vegetation of the Xakanaxa area. Head upon head of animals come down to drink from the Khwai river, drawing along predators from the woods. The bird life is exquisite.

    The Explorer stays here for 3 nights. Activities: Morning Gamedrives, Afternoon Gamedrives, Night Drives (Optional), Bush Hiking (Optional)

    Day 4, 5, 6, Savute, Chobe National Park (Royale Wilderness Tented Camp)

    You are woken up early in the morning on day 4. After breakfast, we head out for game viewing along the Khwai River. We later leisurely head to Savute, with a picnic lunch along the way. Time allowing we may do another introductory game viewing in and around the Savute Marsh before we get into camp. This day is long, with the expected time of arrival at our camp in Savute around 1700hrs.

    Savute is a small channel of water that breaks out of the northern water system called Linyanti that itself divides Botswana from Namibia (Caprivi). The channel flows almost due east and then cuts through the dunes or sand ridge that once marked the edge of a gigantic lake that linked the Okavango and the Makgadikgadi pan complex. The Savute Marsh has been fed erratically over the past 100 years, without any pattern in time, but obviously in response to floods and dry seasons, from different sources. When the channel flows, Savute is paradise in itself. Giant heads of Elephants, Buffalo and Antelope are common residents. It is perhaps when the river Stops or suddenly starts flowing after many years of absence that Savute is most dramatic.

    The Explorer stays 3 nights in the Savute area. In this time you will travel back many years to understand the dynamics of the Savute channel, the Savute Marsh and its dependent wildlife. Activities: Morning Game drives, Afternoon Game drives (all activities are in open safari land cruisers only)

    Day 7, 8, River Front, Chobe National Park (Royale Wilderness Tented Camp)

    You are woken up early in the morning, day 7. After breakfast we head out for Game viewing in the Savute area. A little later in the morning, we leisurely head out towards the Chobe River front area, with a picnic stop along along the way. With time allowing, we will do an introductory game viewing along the Chobe River. This day is long, with the expected time of arrival in camp around 1700hrs.

    The Chobe River essentially, is the soul of all of the life found in this northern end of Botswana. In the dry season, there is not another place on earth that has better concentrations of Elephants, Buffalo, Sable, Hippopotamus and many more in one small area. It is truly a world wonder. It is then fitting to finish one’s safari here. The predator life is equally drawn to the river front as it follows the prey species to the water side. Both Lion and Leopard are frequently seen here.

    The Explorer stays for 2 nights, allowing you time for a river Cruise on the Chobe River. Activities: Morning Game drives, Boat Cruise, Afternoon Game drives.

    Day 9, 10, Amadeus Garden Lodge, Victoria Falls (Amadeus Garden or Similar)

    You are woken up early in the morning on day 9, after breakfast, we leisurely head to the Kazungula Border. Your Botswana Guide will hand you over to Your Zimbabwean Guide who will take you to your hotel in Victoria Falls. From the Border, your journey to Vic Falls is only 1 hour.

    When Dr David Livingstone first set his eyes upon the falls, he penned down in his diary “Scenes so beautiful they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”, this was in 1851. To this day Victoria Falls, as he called them, are world renowned. There is all manner of activities one can do in Victoria Falls: White Water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying over the falls, Vic Falls Tour on Foot, Elephant back riding, Lion walking, Gorge Swinging. One should not miss the African entertainment at the Boma, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, over dinner comprising of many traditional cuisines.

    The Explorer stays here 2 nights, giving you enough time to manage all the activities.

    Day 11, Transfer to Airport

    Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for onward Connections. End of Royale Wilderness arrangements, till you return!!!!

    Includes:

  • All transfers by road from Maun to Camps and between Camps
  • All Game viewing activities as offered by Royale Wilderness
  • All accommodations in twin bedded tents with private shower and toilet area
  • All meals
  • All drinks (South African Wines and a selection of Spirits)
  • 3 hour boat cruise in Chobe
  • Park entrance, Camping fees and VAT (Where applicable)
  • Emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital
  • Road transfer from Kasane to Vic Falls
  • Accommodations in Vic Falls on a Bed and Breakfast only
  • Laundry Service (when camping)
  • Excluding:

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights and Visas
  • Airport Taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All drinks at Hotels
  • All activities in Vic Falls
  • All Lunches and Dinners in Vic Falls
  • All items of personal nature
  • Group Size: 4-7 guests (larger groups can be accommodated on special request)

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