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4 Wheel Drive Safari
Zambezi Explorer (14 Days)

17 Day 4 Wheel Drive Safari Tour
26 Day
4 Wheel Drive Safari Tour


Investment:
From
New Zealand
NZD10,800 for 2 persons
NZD14,100 for 3 persons
NZD17,500 for 4 persons
Insurance deposit required per vehicle (refundable): NZD3,300

Australia

AUD8,920 for 2 persons
AUD11,720 for 3 persons
AUD14,520 for 4 persons
Insurance deposit required per vehicle (refundable): AUD2,750

United States of America
USD8,320   for 2 persons
USD10,950 for 3 persons
USD13,600 for 4 persons
Insurance deposit required per vehicle (refundable): USD2,600

Prices subject to currency fluctuations
Pricing based on exchange rates as of 30 April 2008



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Our most popular tour takes us to northern Botswana, to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and to the Caprivi region of Namibia. Our focus is on the four major rivers in Southern Africa the Zambezi, Chobe, Kwando and Kavango.

This route will take us to the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe meet. We visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, as well as Popa Falls on the Kavango River. This tour is a must for nature and bird lovers.



Arrival Day Johannesburg


You will be met at Johannesburg International Airport (O.R Tambo International) and transferred to your 4-star Hotel in the northern suburbs. When the whole group has arrived we have our tour briefing.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel in Johannesburg


Day 1 Bushveld


Day One takes us north from Johannesburg along the N1 highway to the Waterberg Mountains of Limpopo Province where we stay over at a private game farm in the Waterberg Bushveld. The Waterberg has been described as South Africa's best kept secret, the rugged beauty of the area, together with it's diversity in plant and animal life, has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects. There are 75 mammal species encountered here including the big five, plus it is a birdwatchers paradise with more than 300 bird species. The Waterberg is also rapidly emerging as one of the most important San rock art sites in S.A.

Overnight at a private Game Farm in the Waterberg Bushveld


Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary


Today we cross into Botswana and then head via Serowe to the rhino sanctuary, where the last remaining White Rhino in Botswana are protected from poaching. The Sanctuary is also home to other wildlife which have settled naturally or been relocated there. These include zebra, antelope, leopard, ostrich, black-backed jackal, brown hyena, etc. There are also over 230 species of bird including Adbim's stork and bearded woodpecker.

Overnight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary


Day 3 Sua Pan

Today we drive north towards the Makgadigadi Pans and set up camp at Nata Lodge. Nata is a village of 5000 people located on the edge of the Madgadikgadi Pans. About 75% of the residents of Nata are from the Basarwa tribe - also known as the Bushmen or the san. At the Bird Sanctuary on the edge of Sua Pan large flocks of flamingo and pelicans come to breed when the pans fill up during years of good rainfall.

Overnight: Nata Lodge


Day 4 Chobe


Today we drive northward toward Kasane and the Chobe River, where we set up base for two nights. Kasane is a bustling little town, offering hassle free access to the Chobe National Park. As there are no boundary fences between the park and the village, game such as elephant and hippo can frequently be seen wandering down the road and through the Kasane Campsites.

Overnight: Kasane Campsite




Day 5 Chobe


We do our own game drives in the nearby Chobe National Park. The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square kms, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness is the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime. You will encounter an evening river cruise that will take you up close to most water birds and wildlife - this is an experience not to be missed.

Overnight: Kasane Campsite


Day 6 Victoria Falls


We cross the Zambezi River and head to the town of Livingstone in Zambia to view one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Known as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - 'The Smoke That Thunders' and in more modern terms as 'the greatest known curtain of falling water', Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Overnight: Victoria Falls


Day 7 Victoria Falls

Leisure Day! - Own activities. The Victoria Falls area is rapidly becoming known as the 'adventure centre' of Southern Africa, with various adrenaline sports, unmatched scenery of breathtaking proportions, and many other leisure options for outdoor lovers. Activities include white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, horseback trails, river boarding, abseiling, tandem kayaking, micro light flights, river safaris, jet boating and even elephant back safaris!

Overnight: Victoria Falls



Day 8 - Caprivi


A long drive takes us west where we cross the Zambezi River at Katima Mulilo and enter the Caprivi area of Namibia.

Overnight: Caprivi


Day 9 Caprivi


We continue westwards and through the Caprivi and cross the Kwando and Kavango rivers, and enter Botswana at the town of Shakawe.

Overnight: Camp on the banks of the Kavango River.


Day 10 Tsodilo Hills


A day trip takes us to Tsodilo Hills, which are a rare and spiritually rewarding treat in the south-western corner of Botswana. An atmosphere of mystery and intrigue surrounds this unusual place, believed by the San (Bushmen) to be the site of first creation. They painted more that 3500 rock paintings against the remarkable stone faces of the hills. Some of the paintings date back to between 800 and 1300 AD.

Overnight: Camp on the banks of the Kavango River.


Day 11 Maun


We start heading south to the town of Maun on the edge of the Okavango Delta. Maun has developed rapidly from its early days as a rural frontier town and has spread along the wide Thamalakane River. It now boasts good shopping centres, hotels and lodges. However, it retains
a rural atmosphere and local tribesmen still bring their cattle here to sell. You might even see antelopes grazing along the river banks.

Overnight: At a local campsite



Day 12 Nata


We leave Maun and head back to Nata.

Overnight: Nata Lodge


Day 13 Bushveld


Homeward bound, we travel via Francistown and re-enter South Africa at the Martins Drift border post.

Overnight: same Bushveld camp as Day 1.


Day 14 Johannesburg


This is our last morning in the African bush. After breakfast and a bush walk we make our way along the N1 highway back to Johannesburg.

Overnight: A 4-star Hotel in the northern suburbs.


Highlights
- Waterburg Bushveld private game farm
- Khama Rhino Sanctuary
- Makgadigado Pans
- Chobe National Park, Botswana
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Tsodilo Hills - Bushmen paintings
- Okavango Delta
 
Included in your safari:
- Rental of safari camper vehicle including all camping equipment which consists of:
tents, mattresses and bedding, refrigerator, cooler box, kitchen box with cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery, water containers, gas cookers, camp chairs and table, spot light, camping light, barbeque kit,  spade and storage crate.
- Support vehicle and guide to lead the tour group.
- Transfers to and from Johannesburg International Airport (O.R. Tambo International).
- Accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Johannesburg on day of arrival and departure, including all meals.
- Traditional BBQ on the second, and second to last day of the safari.
- Camping fees for each day on safari.
- Administration costs, vehicle insurance and transfers.

Excluded in your safari:
- Return airfares to Johannesburg, South Africa
- The operating cost of the vehicle, fuel, road levies, toll fees, etc. for the scheduled itinerary.
- Entrance fees to National Parks and Reserves as per itinerary.
- Personal travel and all risks insurance.
- All other meals are self-catering for clients own cost.
- Beverages and Alcohol.
- Tips, souvenirs, etc.
- Adventure activities  (scenic flights, rafting, boating, etc.)

The above quote is subject to availability at time of confirmation


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