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Birding is superb in Africa’s greatest wilderness areas:
In the heart of southern Africa, Botswana shimmers in the heat of the Kalahari sands. It harbours the unique Okavango Delta and an incredible amount of wildlife. In Botswana, which is about 582 000 square km (of which 17% is protected!) one can find the Big Five and almost 600 different species of birds. In this peaceful country, with a population of less then 1 person/ square km, one can still find tranquility and serene beauty. Diamonds and tourism are the main sources of the economy and this has resulted in Botswana being stable and welcoming for tourists from all over the globe. 80% of the country is covered by Kalahari sand, though many areas are covered by grass and scrub or are lightly forested.
- The world-famous Okavango Delta, southern Africa’s finest wetland.
- The fabulously bird-rich Chobe River Front in Kasane, Chobe National Park and surrounding forests.
- The Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
- Africa’s largest reserve, vast 52 000 km² Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
From the world’s biggest bird (the Ostrich) to the heaviest flying bird (the Kori Bustard) to the most numerous of all birds (the Red-billed Quelea), Botswana has a truly impressive variety and quantity (577 species recorded) of bird species.
To get the best out of this birding/game drive Safari we have chosen a luxury (mobile) camping safari. That means that during the trip our camp gets taken down and put up by the staff at a different location every second or third day. The camp is moved by a truck ahead of us and will be up upon arrival at the new campsite. This maximises the time we can spend birding/game driving. We are sleeping In "classic" walk-in safari tents, 10 sqm, with en-suite bathroom facilities, on beds with mattresses. All linen provided, with electrical light, mosquito spray, soap, body lotion and drinking water on bedside tables.
And yes, there are no flush toilets, but showering under the African stars is unforgettable!
And the best way to end an African Day in the bush is having a delicious meal taken in the mess tent or in the open if weather permits. We will also provide a good glass of wine to accompany the three-course, candlelit dinners under the African stars.
Price details Birding/Game Safari 12 nights/13 days
14th - 26th of October 2011
3.950 Euro p.p.
650 Euro Single supplement.
All accommodation, all meals including drinks in the mobile camps, all transport (including charter flights), fulltime guiding, Nature Reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers.
International flights, costs for visas for Botswana and Zimbabwe, insurance and personal costs.
Flights to Johannesburg - Maun and Victoria Falls - Johannesburg can be arranged by us for the current prices (around US$ 500 )
Minimum 4, maximum 8 persons
Tour will be lead by:
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Spanish Nature to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail.
Local Guide: to be determined
To book this tour please fill in the Online Booking Form.
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All major Credit Cards accepted.
It goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Spanish Nature tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.
All guests have regular options, either join-in with group birding/game viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!
Main Tour - A concise 12 nights/13 days Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 - Tamalakane River Lodge Maun - Arrival in Maun, boat ride
Day 2 - *Camping CKGR - Charter flight, birding and game drive
Day 3 - Camping CKGR - Birding and game drive
Day 4 - Camping CKGR - Birding and game drive
Day 5 - Tamalakane River Lodge Maun - Charter flight, birding around Maun
Day 6 - Camping Khwai Reserve - Charter flight to Xakanaxa, boat ride Okavango delta, game drive Moremi Reserve
Day 7 - Camping Khwai Reserve - Birding and game drive
Day 8 - Camping Savuti - transfer, birding and game drive during transfer
Day 9 - Camping Savuti - Birding and game drive
Day 10 - Camping Chobe - transfer, birding and game drive during transfer
Day 11 - Camping Chobe - Birding and game drive
Day 12 - Safari Lodge Victoria Falls - Transfer to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Day 13 - AM birding, visit Victoria Falls PM : flight to Johannesburg to get connecting international flight
* CKGR = Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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