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Elephant Moremi Botswana Safari

A 15 Day Camping Safari into Wilderness of Botswana & Namibia. Explore the Game Parks of the Caprivi Strip, Marvel at Ancient Rock Art, and Paddle the Lagoons of the Okavango Delta.

The Elephant Safari: A 15 Day Camping Adventure

The Elephant Safari

This adventure safari is perfect for those who want to visit the great wilderness areas of Botswana and the seldom visited Caprivi Strip of Namibia.  Starting in Kasane, Botswana and ending at Victoria Falls, this affordable safari is full of adventure yet ideal for those wanting a unique safari.  On the Elephant Safari you’ll experience the parks of NW Namibia, the ancient rock art of Tsodilo, the swamps of the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.  These reserves offer some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa.  Located in the remote bush, many campsites are private, wild, and unfenced.  The Elephant Safari is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily rhythms and magic of the African wilderness.

This safari is a "participation mobile camping safari" because guests "participate" by setting up their own tent, carrying their luggage from the vehicle to the tent, and sleeping on a mattress pad (not a bed or cot).  The safari runs with one vehicle and a trailer to haul all the supplies as you move from camp to camp.  Many guests will also pitch in with the cooking, though this is not required.  Each safari is accompanied by a professional guide and a camp assistant who will ensure your safari is safe, educational, and fun.

 

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2018 Rates

  • $2870.00 (July-Oct)
  • $2655.00 (Nov-June)
  • Single Supplement: $130

Rates are per person sharing and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Length: 14 nights/15 days

Route:  Starts in Kasane, Botswana; Ends in Livingstone, Zambia (in brown on map, heading west from Kasane).

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BRIEF ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Chobe Area, camping

The safari officially begins in Kasane, Botswana, at 13h00. GrassTrack Safaris is happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Livingstone, Zambia or Kasane, Botswana, if required. On arrival in Kasane your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks. The first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Camping will be in Kasane at a campsite with permanent ablutions. (Day 1: Lunch, Dinner).

Day 2: Susuwe/West Caprivi National Park, camping 

You will depart Kasane early to cross the Namibian border and then drive to Susuwe National Park.  After setting up camp you will explore the area on an afternoon game drive. Camping is in a designated campsite with permanent ablutions. (Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 3: Popa Falls, camping

You will rise with the sun and head west towards the Okavango River. You will camp on the banks of the Okavango River overlooking Popa Falls and have the opportunity to visit these rapids in the afternoon.  Camping is in a designated campsite with permanent ablutions. (Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Tsodilo Hills, camping

After a very early start we visit the jewel that is Mahango National Park before crossing the border to re-enter Botswana. You will journey through to the World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills and set up camp. This afternoon you will visit the museum and explore the walking trails around the ancient hills, home to thousands of traditional Bushmen paintings dating back to 800 AD. Camping is in a designated site with permanent ablutions. (Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 5 - 6: Okavango Delta, camping

Rising with the sun, you will drive to the edge of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. You will transfer your equipment to motorboats, cruise along the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscape. Deeper in the Delta you will meet the local polers with their mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and enjoy a tranquil transfer to an island. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango.  You will camp wild with bush ablutions. (Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 7: Maun, camping

Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, you will retrace your route to Maun. You will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta to return to Maun (extra cost). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s unique water system and if you choose to take the flight, you will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the Delta campsite writing postcards or reading a book while you wait for your afternoon flight.  Your guide will travel back to Maun with the vehicle to resupply for the next stage of your adventure. After collecting you at the airport, you will shop for drinks and then spend the night at a campsite just outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities. (Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 8 - 10: Moremi Game Reserve, camping

From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three 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. After your morning game drives, you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 10 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions (2 nights in Western Moremi and 1 night in Eastern Moremi; Days 8-10: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 11 - 13: Chobe National Park, camping

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.  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. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Savute Main or Zwei Zwei Pan) (Day 11), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 12 & 13). (Days 11-13: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 14 - 15: A night in a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, chalet accommodation

After a morning game drive you will cross the Zambezi River by ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls (visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios.  Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge.  The safari officially ends at 10h00 on Day 15. (Day 14: Breakfast, Lunch; Day 15 Breakfast).

2018 Departures

 

Departs Kasane

Ends Livingstone

Season

Jan 13

Jan 27

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Feb 3

Feb 17

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Feb 24

Mar 10

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Mar 17

Mar 31

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Mar 31

Apr 14

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Apr 14

Apr 28

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Apr 28

May 12

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May 12

May 26

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May 26

Jun 9

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Jun 16

Jun 30

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Jun 30

July 14

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July 14

July 28

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July 28

Aug 11

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Aug 11

Aug 25

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Aug 25

Sept 8

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Sept 8

Sept 22

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Sept 22

Oct 6

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Oct 6

Oct 20

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Oct 27

Nov 10

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Nov 10

Nov 24

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Dec 1

Dec 15

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All safaris are equipped with the luxuries required for travel comfort and peaceful relaxation (custom-built safari vehicles, a mobile kitchen serving good wholesome food with an African flavor and ice-cold drinks for that tropical sundowner) while still maintaining the exhilarating spirit of the adventurous traveler.

All our vehicles are customized, tough, reliable Safari Land Rovers.  Vehicles are extra wide with more seating space and have:


Folding windscreenRemovable canvas roof; Perspex windows for the cold and rain; Fridge for cold beverages,;  Folding side door;  Comfortable coil spring suspension; 120L water tank with tap;  Open sides for unobstructed views.

Our trailers are also custom-built on Land Rover chassis:

Chair box for easy access;  Easy modular packing system – saves time;  Folding side table complete with full kitchen behind.

The tents are large and comfortable, the showers are private and hot and the bush toilets are clean and private.

Meals are served in a tranquil setting next to the campfire in the African bush. Traditional meals are prepared on the open fire by the camp assistant.

  

 

GROUP SIZE:  Departures guaranteed with 2 people minimum.  Maximum group size is 12.

INCLUDED:  Accommodation as specified in itinerary; Dome style tents with mattress (sleeping pad); Services of a professional guide and camp assistant; Transport in customized safari vehicles; Camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves; Lodge accommodation in Livingstone; All entrance fees and camping fees within Botswana national parks and reserves; Meals, tea/coffee only, as specified in itinerary (rate does not include any other beverages); All activities as specified in the itinerary.

EXCLUDED:  All international flights and departure taxes; Entry visas; Travel insurance (required); Accommodation not specified in the itinerary (i.e. pre-night in Kasane); Victoria Falls entry fee; Optional activities/excursions; Staff gratuities; All beverages (alcohol, soft drinks, and bottled mineral water); Meals in Livingstone; Sleeping bag/pillow; Livingstone Airport transfer; Items of personal nature and toiletries; Increases in park fees.

PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required to confirm booking.  Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.  Safari rate can change based on currency fluctuations and we reserve the right to change the rate accordingly.  Rate will be locked in upon confirmation.

Other terms & conditions apply.

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The KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area

The Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Frontier Conservation Area spans 5 southern African countries and encompasses 36 national parks and reserves, including the Caprivi Strip parks in Namibia.  Twice as large as the UK, it is one of the largest internationally protected areas in the world.  

The goals of KAZA include linking parks and reserves to restore ancient migration of wildlife, conserve shared natural resources, and to promote sustainable use of these resources to improve the livelihoods of local communities.

 

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