Zebra Trail Makgadikgadi

Zebra Trail Makgadikgadi -- BW001

A non-participatory camping & lodging safari adventure through Botswana, Experiencing the Makgadikgadi pans which contain many important prehistorically sites and fossil lakes. The Okavango delta by mokoro (dugout canoe) and nature walks on the island, wildlife in their masses in Moremi, Savuti & Chobe sunset cruise.


Days/Nights: 
13 nights 14 days’ small group non-participatory camping & lodging safari

Camping Nights: 
10 Camping Nights

Lodging: 
3 Nights Lodge Accommodation

Starts: 
Maun, Botswana

Ends: 
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Highlights: 
  • Nxai 2-day game viewing/ Salt Pans.
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro (Dugout Canoe)/ Nature walk.
  • Moremi 2 game drives / boat cruise / delta experience.
  • Savuti 2-day game viewing / marsh.
  • Chobe boat cruise
  • Victoria Falls adventure activities.
Itinerary Summary: 
Date Activity/Place
Day 1 Starts Maun
Day 2-3 Nxai Pan National Park
Day 4 Okavango Delta
Day 5-6 Moremi Xakanaxa
Day 7-8 Moremi Khwai
Day 9-11 Savuti
Day 12 Kasane/Chobe National Game Park
Day 13 Victoria Falls,Victoria falls , Zimbabwe
Day 14 Tour Ends

 


Itinerary Includes: 
  • Small group 6 pax
  • Parks & Reserve entry fees.
  • Use of camping equipment (comfortable bedroll, pillows)
  • Transport in 4WD game viewing vehicle (open game viewing game drive  vehicle + trailer)
  • Car Fridge.
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Meals [B x 14, L x 10, D x 10].
  • Jug of Juice
  • fruits
  • Tea/Coffee and Hot Chocolate.
  • Professional Guide.
  • 2 Game drives per day.
  • Nature walk on the island
  • Chef.
  • Camp Assistant.
  • Mokoro activities.
  • Mokoro pooler fees.
  • Entrance fees to the Okavango Delta.
  • First aid kit
  • satellite phone
  • Boat cruise in Chobe
  • Bottle mineral water when camping
  • Lodge accommodation on bed and breakfast basis (Maun, Kasane/Chobe, Victoria Falls -Zimbabwe)

 

Itinerary Excludes: 
  • Scenic flight over the Okavango delta
  • All adventure activities in Vic falls
  • Park Entrance fees to the falls
  • Staff tips
  • Boat cruise in the Okavango delta
  • Soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits
  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals in the restaurants –lunch and dinner
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Curios
  • insurance
Safari Grade: 

A comfortable non participatory wild camping with ensuite facilities (10 Nights) and lodging (3 nights). Mosu Safari Tours will provide a bucket shower with warm water off the fire. Mosu Safari Tours (also) provides chairs with backrests, comfortable bedroll fully equipped with linen, towels,mess tents, Tents (3x3 m bow tents), mosquito gauze on door & windows). Mosu Safari Tours camp assistant erects tents and do bedding. Mosu safari tours chef prepares meals in the camp.

NB: All our tours are non - participatory camping & lodging safari, meaning we have enough staff to do all the camp chores while you sit and enjoy your holiday.

Single tent supplement USD55.00 (Applicable to camping only)

Detailed Summary: 

Maun, Nxai Pan National Park, Okavango Delta, Moremi Xakanaxa, Moremi Khwai, Savuti, Chobe & Victoria Falls 13 nights 14 days non participation camping & lodging safari

DAY 1: MAUN

Lodge Accommodation [breakfast x 1]

Mosu Safari Botswana Okavango Scenic Flights
Arrive in Maun international airport where Mosu safari tours guides off air Botswana will meet you. Maun is the gateway to one of the best wildlife experiences you will ever have - a safari in the unforgettable Okavango delta.

Maun has grown rapidly from its early days as a small, rural frontier good shopping centers town and has now spread along the wide, Thamalakane River. It now boasts, hotels and lodges as well as car and 4-wheel drive vehicle hire. However, it retains a rural atmosphere and, as befitting its role as the hub of the Delta's safari industry travelers pass through here on their way to the Okavango Delta. It is the southernmost part of the Delta and boasts a river tributary of the Okavango called the Thamalakane River. It is our home and this frontier “village” certainly puts things into perspective before travelling to the wilderness.

You will be staying in a lodge for 1 night on bed & breakfast basis. Lunch & dinner at (own expense), after checking into the lodge that afternoon you may take a scenic flight over the Okavango delta (Own expense). Keep a look out for Hippos in the waterways and Elephant and Buffalo in the shade of the trees. Observe how the water channels meander their way through the Delta in ever changing paths as this Dynamic water system evolves. The vastness of this pristine wilderness is breathtaking.

 DAY 2- 3 Nxai Pan National Park

Camping [Lunch x 2, Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2]


We depart to Nxai National Park after breakfast. We will do a day trip to Baines baobabs. The Baines Baobab trees derive their name from Thomas Baines (who was a member of the Livingstone Expedition); he painted a group of Baobab trees that became famously known as the ‘Baines Baobabs’ The Baobabs store up to 120 000 liters of water inside the swollen-looking trunks, to ensure survival in the rough, dry conditions that often affect Botswana.  Safaris in this area make the most of the surrounding conditions, and your Botswana safari should not miss the terrific Baines Baobab trees. We camp wild at Nxai for 2 nights enjoying some superb wildlife.’

DAY 4: OKAVANGO DELTA

Camping [Lunch x 1, Breakfast x1, Dinner x 1]


Wake up have your small bags ready packed for the mokoro excursion before having breakfast you will only need small luggage/ backpack for the 1 night that you will be staying in the delta, your big bags will be left in the storage for safe keeping in Mosu Safari Tours office to be collected when you come back from the Okavango delta.

Arriving in Maun, you will be taken for a quick shopping for your necessities before we depart to the Okavango delta. Here you will meet your local mokoro poler who will serve also as your guide. This activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides but our chef comes along. When we arrive the camp assistant will put up the camp under a canopy of trees, have brunch after that is time for siesta you can also take a swim at the delta clear waters, tea/ coffee will be served before you take a walk on the island.

Travelling by mokoro is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango delta you explore the waterways, and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get a close-up feel of this unique eviroment, here bird life is spectacular, on foot you are able to have a much more intense experience of the bush, particularly the flora and fauna that might go unnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife, we camp wild in a remote campsite for 1 night.

DAY 5-6: MOREMI XAKANAXA (Third Bridge)

Camping [Lunch x2, Breakfast x2, Dinner x 2]     


After breakfast we return to mokoro station where we will find our vehicle waiting for us, first we have to make a stop in Maun to collect your luggage which we left when going to the delta you can also do shopping for your necessities’ as well while we pack the fresh stock for the parks, before heading to Moremi game reserve.

Moremi Game Reserve was set-aside in 1963 by the Batswana tribe, the Reserve is rated as Africa's most beautiful game reserve. It is widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserve in Africa with a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests And mophane woodlands with floodplains’ and lagoons, here we will be  camping at an exclusive campsite our drives will take us to the park’s most beautiful areas such as third bridge ,bodumatau and dead tree island  game is plentiful, sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe ,lion, hyena ,jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and shy sitatunga a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi game reserve, 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. We will camp wild for 2 nights enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

DAY 7-8: MOREMI KHWAI (North Gate)

Camping [Lunch x 2, Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2]


We depart to Moremi Khwai, situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Chobe National Park on the south-western part of the Park. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta in the world and consists of pans, floodplains, lily covered lagoons, grasslands, forests of acacia trees, savannahs and dense Mopane Woodlands. With such a wide variety of vegetation comes diverse spectrum of wild life. Huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock into the reserve from the Kalahari in search of food and water. The rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope live in the papyrus banks of the waterways. Lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs hunt in the open grassland. The reserve is home to over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane and the Sacred Ibis.

Moremi Game Reserve is a wilderness paradise with great game viewing throughout the year. We will camp wild for 2 nights at an exclusive campsite at Khwai north (Moremi Game Reserve) enjoying activities on day to day basis. The magnificent Khwai river is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing both on the Moremi and in the Khwai community area.

Day 9, 10, 11 SAVUTI

Camping [Lunch x 3, Breakfast x 3, Dinner x 3]


After breakfast we head to Savuti which is part of Chobe national park. It is called Savuti because a certain chief called sauté used to live there with his tribe. Tawny eagles can be seen soaring in the sky as we go. The drive is a bit longer from Moremi to Savuti, however the drive is much enjoyable as you will see lots of birds and animals on the way. The scenery is amazing and very African looking, with lots of umbrella thorn, acacia tortilis (Mosu in Setswana which means the name of our company) with giraffe feeding and many more including the most photographed bird, lilac breasted roller a national bird of Botswana. You will not resist from taking a picture of it, it’s the most beautiful bird in Africa. Arrive in time for lunch, our exclusive camp will be put up while you have lunch we wild camp for 3 nights. We will do a game drive as we enter the park to see vast herds of zebras and wildebeest and also have an opportunity to see pairs of kori bastards which are the heaviest flying birds. We get back to camp after sunset for a lovely dinner around the camp fire.

An early morning tea/coffee, rusks then depart for a game drive along the Savuti channel. The area looks very beautiful there are beautiful tall trees along the river animals like to hang around for shade. We also drive to Savuti marsh where we have an opportunity to track cheetah a vast open grassland area, their mostly preferred habitat. Get back for brunch after a beautiful drive, have shower, launder your clothes during your siesta time or read a book. Depending on individuals, sometimes some people update their diaries. At 3:30 pm, we will have tea/coffee depart for game drive, which will be our last game drive in Savuti. Get back from game drive after sun set and have dinner at 20.00pm time of going to bed is determined by the last guest.

DAY 12: KASANE / CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Lodging Accommodation [Breakfast x 1}


Wake up early to take a trip to Kasane we will be staying in a lodge in Kasane for 1 night on bed & breakfast basis, lunches and dinners own expense. The guides will also take you shopping for your safari drinks. The town of Kasane is situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the far north east of Botswana. It is the gateway to the Chobe National Park and also to 3 other countries, being located right at the "Four Corners. We arrive at the lodge around lunch, have lunch.

After that is siesta time. 15.00pm we depart for a beautiful sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River. You will see a lot of animals you will also come very close to crocodiles and pods of hippos. At times we see lions from the boat you will also see big herds of buffalos, we get back to the lodge after sunset dinner is at 20.00pm at a local restaurant. Time of going to bed is determined by the last guest.

Day 13: Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe

Lodging [Breakfast x 1]


After breakfast we depart to Zimbabwe, Victoria falls our representative will transfer you to a lodge accommodation in Victoria Falls, you will be staying here for 1 night, on a bed and breakfast basis lunch and dinner at (own expense). Victoria Falls is the largest single curtain of falling water on the planet. More than twice the size of Niagara Falls, this Natural Wonder and World Heritage Site has become one of Southern Africa's top tourist destinations. This spot on the Zambezi River, the natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, has been described as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

Our adventure begins in Victoria Falls besides the fantastic viewing of the falls, the Victoria Falls Bridge and David Livingstone’s Statue, the destination offers a wide range of activities:

All adventure activities in Victoria Falls are at own expense. They are not included in the quote.

  • For those seeking adrenaline buzz is, bungee jumping from the Zambezi Bridge, gorge swing into the gorge, or fly across the gorge on your stomach like a flying fox, and white water rafting trips downstream in the gorge. The Zambezi is a grade 5 river, grade 6 and over are totally unrunable, so the highest form of adventure.
  • A number of operators offer flights over the mighty falls with microlights, light aeroplanes and helicopters.
  • Other activities on offer are horse-riding, elephant-riding, walking with Lions, canoeing or visiting the crocodile farm. We will be staying here for 1 night.

Day 14 –Tour ends

Have breakfast then you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight.

Introduction: 

Itinerary Code BW001, 14days Zebra Trail Makgadikgadi

Travel Info: 

NB: Minimum of 6  people on each vehicle.