African Safari – Truly an Incredible Experience You’ll Never Forget!
Victoria Falls – Chobe, Botswana
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will meet our guide and depart on your adventurous transfer to the Botswana border. You will be transferred by vehicle to the Kazungula border which is the border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana a distance of 70km – here your Botswana Guide will meet you. Once you are through the border post you will be taken straight to the Chobe River.
Upon arrival at your safari lodge, you will be warmly greeted by the camp staff and escorted to your accommodation. Lunch is served shortly thereafter, and you will have some leisure time to enjoy the camp facilities or espy game from the comfort of your veranda. Later in the afternoon guests will congregate for refreshments as the guides prepare for the afternoon / evening game activity. This area is renowned for huge herds of elephants, and it is quite a sight seeing them swimming across the river, trunks held high!
Return to camp just after sundown, when the nocturnal species emerge and the big cats start their nighttime prowl. Enjoy a delicious dinner and the camaraderie of other travelers, as game rangers regale guests with stories and tales of the African bush.
Your first night in the bush is serenaded by the sounds of Botswana’s wildlife – both big and small – as they eat, hunt and sleep under star-studded African skies.
ACCOMMODATIONS: CHOBE MARINA LODGE
Uniquely located in the North-Eastern corner of Botswana where the four African nations of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia converge, Chobe Marina Lodge is surrounded by the natural beauty of Africa. The Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Kasane Forest Reserve, the Caprivi Strip and the mighty Zambezi River, each offer their own attractions and with Victoria Falls but 70 kilometers away, Chobe Marina Lodge is a ‘must visit’ destination when in Southern Africa.
Chalets, two restaurants and wonderful wooden decks over the river make this hotel truly world-class. Dine in opulence and sheer class at Chobe Marina Lodge, where good food and comprehensive service are part of the mix. Commissioners A La Carte Restaurant serves world-class dishes beautifully prepared by our experienced chef. For a more informal meal try the Mokoros Restaurant, which offers local cuisine in a lighthearted, friendly environment.
Accommodation is provided in thatched studios, apartments, chalets and suites, with private lounges and modern comforts such as air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, telephones and mini bars.
At Cathari Health & Beauty Spa pamper yourself with our menu of body services, facials, hands and feet treatments done by our team of carefully selected professional beauty therapists. The treatments were all designed for your total relaxation and well-being. Beauty Mobile Spa was formed to service the needs of rapidly expanding massage demands of the guests who want to go back to their busy schedule or hectic life fully refreshed. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 09 & 10
You will have wildlife activities each morning and afternoon – either boating on the river or in the Safari Vehicles.
The most remarkable feature of the Chobe National Park is its huge concentration of elephants (38 000) and also its great natural beauty. The park has an amazing variety of habitats, which range from floodplains to verdant grasslands and thickets bordering the Chobe River. The Chobe National Park has an amazing variety of game and many brilliantly colored birds. You can see 4 of the Big 5 in Chobe: elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo and very rarely rhino.
Chobe Marina Lodge lush expansive gardens are home to an abundance of wildlife, including the legendary fish eagle, warthog, squirrel, mongoose, vervet monkeys and fruit bat.
A river boat cruise to the park, will introduce you to a totally different game viewing experience. Other activities to enhance your experience at Chobe Marina Lodge include a leisurely sightseeing cruise to Sedudu island, or for a more thrilling experience you can try your hand at fishing for the famed tiger fish, which inhabit the Chobe and Kasai River systems.
ACCOMMODATIONS: CHOBE MARINA LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Chobe – Victoria Falls – Johannesburg – Washington, DC
After our morning activity and breakfast, we meet our driver and bid a fond ‘farewell’ to the African bush. We transfer to the Victoria Falls airport for our scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at the OR Tambo international airport we connect with our South African Airways flight bound for the USA. (Breakfast)
A group February 26
B group April 11
Arrive Washington, DC
Arrive home early today…with memories and photos to last a lifetime!