This fully-guided Safari starts and ends in Johannesburg. You will make your way through some of Africa's most legendary areas and experience a mixture of sleeping in tents in midst untamed African nature and staying in beautiful lodges.Throughout the trip a qualified guide will be with you to share his knowledge and to make sure you enjoy this very exciting trip.
After your guide picked you up in Johannesburg you will cross the border into Botswana. Kwa Nokeng Lodge is a family-run lodge in the Tuli Block in Botswana, beautifully situated on the Limpopo
River right after the Martin's Drift border post between South Africa and Botswana. In the local Setswana language Kwa Nokeng means "on the river". Kwa Nokeng will be your first overnight stop in
Botswana and the last before getting back to Johannesburg. May it be "just" to stopover and enjoy a tasty meal around the fire, to enjoy thrilling activities or to just relax Kwa Nokeng has the
right thing for everyone.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary offers the opportunity to view the free roaming animals up close, or a nature lover can explore the trails. Marvel at the collection of antelope, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, jackal, buck species, and rhino, gathering at the various pans. An abounding array of bird species will undoubtedly catch the eye of the avid birder. Khama Rhino Sanctuary is exceptional, a chance to encounter the untouched beauty of Botswana in its natural environment.
Kubu Island is a place of great natural beauty and a Nation Monument. Kubu is a Setswana name for a hippopotamus while lekhubu means a rock
outcrop. This rock outcrop is engulfed by the white sea of salt, making it to remain as an island jutting in the middle of the flats. Pottery sheds and ostrich eggshell beads are found on the
site. There are three traditional taboos governing the use of the island, this taboos are no hunting of wild animals, collection of wild fruits and taking away some rocks.
There is a pre-historical wall on the southern side of the lekhubu rocky outcrop which post dates the post great Zimbabweans. The wall is related to the great Zimbabwe ruins though the workmanship is not a distinctive to the great Zimbabwe ruins. The ruins are said to have been an initiation centre for initiation schools for males. The wall was 1.2m in height though much of it has now collapsed due to wild animals and water pressure running down the rocks. The wall used to have 24 loop holes which are not explained why they are there, now only 2 still exist.
Audi Camp is situated only 12km north of Maun, the 'tourism capital of Botswana' and the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is on the road toward the Moremi Game Reserve and is located on the banks of the Thamalakane river - the southern most tributary of the Okavango Delta. This is a well-established and popular stopover for the Delta. The business community, individual travellers as well as self-drive tourists use Audi Camp as a base for their adventurers into the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. The main thatched building houses the bar and restaurant. A hot and cold breakfast and lunch snacks are available and dinner can be ordered from the 'a la carte' menu. The bar has a decent selection of beers, wines and soft drinks to complement your meal. Other facilities include a swimming pool and a pick-up and drop-off facility at Maun International Airport.
Enjoy scenic flights over the Moremi that makes up the greatest experience in Botswana. Focus down onto the big five wildlife and surrounding natures that will forever change your perception of this timeless land while you enjoy the scenic flights over the the Delta, getting the overall perspective of the area. The best times for scenic flights are in the morning and late afternoon when weather conditions are calmer. For your comfort and safety, please take heed of your pilot’s safety instructions. Your pilot will assist you in looking out for game along the way.
Moremi covers some 4,871 km2, as the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa as it combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta. There are a wide range of habitats in Moremi; from riparian woodlland, floodplain, reed beds, permanent wetland through mopane forest to dry savanna woodland. The mainland part forms only about thirty percent of the reserve and is, in many ways untypical - the remaining area being part of the Okavango Delta.
The Savuti is often described as the best wildlife-viewing area in all of Africa and is ideal
for a Botswana Safari. It boasts one of the highest concentrations of safari wildlife - where all of the major species can be seen: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, roan, sable, wildebeest,
kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland and more. The bird life is diverse and thus photograph opportunities abound. Savuti is known for its many predators, including lion, spotted hyena,
jackal, bat-eared fox, wild dog and even cheetah. The wildlife alone attracts tourists to visit this area on our 'Botswana Safaris'.
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.
Game drives within the Chobe National Park offer the opportunity to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. Game drives depart three times a day (approximately 3 hour duration).
The Zambezi Waterfront has long been known as the heart of Livingstone, Victoria Falls Zambia. Only four kilometres from the areas main attraction, The Victoria Falls, the resort is ideally positioned to take advantage of the many activities that are on offer in the area. The Waterfront resort offers great facilities including a restaurant and bar where many a sundowner has been enjoyed from the deck overlooking the Zambezi River and Siloka Island.
Sundowners on the Zambezi River are an essential start to a holiday in Victoria Falls. Each day the HMV Makumbi, the party boat of note, departs from the Waterfront jetty for a sunset cruise up the Zambezi, that includes all drinks and snacks, returning as night falls.
An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village. This is the junction to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas.
The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of either the pool deck, open bar or restaurant. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you will encounter during your stay at the lodge.
For keen bird watchers and naturalists, Nata Lodge offers open vehicle, three hour excursions into the Nata Sanctuary. Mammal species in the sanctuary include antelope such as springbok, as well as springhares, jackals and foxes. However the main attraction is the abundance of bird life. Around 165 bird species, including king-fishers, eagles, ostriches, pelicans, spoonbills and both greater and lesser flamingos, have been recorded.
Before crossing back to South Africa, you once again sleep over at Kwa Nokeng
After crossing back into South Africa you will be driven back to Johannesbuurg OR Tambo Airport where your safari will end or you continue to your next destination