7 DAY CAMPING PHOTOGRAPHIC NATURE SAFARI BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS
Pre Safari DAY 1 .
Arriving at Victoria Falls International Airport. A Golden Lion Adventures associate will collect you for your transfer to Kazangula Border Post between Zimbabwe and Botswana. You will travel through the Matetsi Safari Area, bordering on the Zambezi River. Keep your camera at the ready. The adventure has begun. At the border post you will be collected by Golden Lion Adventures, for a short drive through Kasane Forestry Area to your safari lodge, Senyati, in “The Valley of the Elephants”. Here your tented camp has been set up with your own bathroom and self-catering . Your tent will have a comfortable bed, sheets, blankets, pillows, solar light, and a portable toilet.
An elevated deck overlook the waterhole. The waterhole is frequented daily by numbers of elephant from Matetsi Safari Areain Zimbabwe and Kasane Forestry Area. Other wildlife, Kudu, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Lion, Leopard, Warthog and many more frequent the waterhole on a daily basis. This is an ideal location to take excellent nature photographs.
Just before dark enjoy a excellent dinner at our tented camp. After dinner you can relax on the outlook deck or retreat to your comfortable safari tent.
Chobe to Safari Lodge in Chobe Forrestry Area.
After an early wake up call, enjoy a cup coffee with rusks. Our 4x4 safari vehicle will collect us to be in time at the entrance gate to Chobe National Park. We will explore the Chobe River ecosystem with its diverse wildlife. Return to camp for a late breakfast.
After breakfast we will re-enter the Chobe National Park and follow our route to Serondela on the Chobe River to make the most of the unique photographic opportunities. Here your photographic skills can really come alive in nature. We will exit the Chobe National Park at its Western Gate, into Chobe Forestry Area, to be in time to witness the beautiful sunset over the Chobe River at our safari lodge. Your safari tented camp will be ready for you. You can enjoy the luxury of the swimming pool. After dinner you can relax at the pool or retire to your comfortable safari tent listening to the nocturnal sounds of Africa.
Safari Lodge to Linyanti
After an early wakeup call with coffee and rusks we depart to Linyanti.
This morning after an early rise with a steaming cup of coffee we enjoy a quick breakfast before departing to the Linyanti Area of the Chobe National Park. This area is well known for its marsh areas. We explore the Linyanti Area to the fullest and make the most of the remarkable photo opportunities.
Back at camp we enjoy a relaxing shower. We discuss the day’s sightings and wildlife around the camp fire or swimming pool.
After a delicious dinner we retire to our comfortable safari tents.
Mwandi to Savute.
This morning after an early rise with a steaming cup of coffee we enjoy a quick breakfast before departing to the Savute Area of the Chobe National Park. Savute is well known for its famous prides of lions. One pride has perfected and specialise in the killing of young elephants. The Savute area is rich in wildlife and a photographer’s dream. We will enjoy a snack lunch under a shady tree in the Savute area.
We make our way back to our tented camp on the banks of the Chobe River at Mwandi.
We relax around the swimming pool or boma fire.
After a much needed shower and drink around the pool, discussing the events and sightings of the day. We enjoy our dinner in the dusk of sunset. We retire to our comfortable safari tents for a much needed peaceful sleep. Tomorrow is a long and busy day again.
Safari Lodge in Chobe Forestry Area to Safari Lodge in Kasane Forestry Area.
After an early breakfast we depart from our safari tent camp. We enter the Chobe National Park at its Western Gate to proceed along the Chobe River to Serondela and from there to our boat station on the Chobe River at the entrance to the Eastern side of Chobe National Park. We embark on our afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. We explore the banks of the river and Sidudu Island, completely surrounded by the Chobe River. This is a photographer and birder paradise. This is nature at its best. After an eventful afternoon and a stunning sunset we depart from the river to our comfortable tented camp in “The Valley of the Elephants”
We enjoy a hearty dinner around the campfire, discussing the photographic opportunities of the day.
We retire to our comfortable safari tents for a restful night.
Safari Lodge to Vic Falls.
After early breakfast we depart to Victoria Falls, one of The “Seven Wonders of the World”. Here the Zambezi River plunges more than 100m into the Batoka Gorge, sending 5.5million litres of water per second over the 1,760m long falls. The Victoria Falls is also known as “Mosi Utunya” “The Smoke that Thunders” named by the Lozi people.
After our visit to the Falls we visit the “Big Tree”, a Lone Baobab in the area. There is also ample time to partake in the many activities like “Flight of Angels” over the falls by helicopter. This give one a bird’s eye view of this magnificent wonder in nature.
We return late afternoon back to our tented safari camp in Botswana.
After dinner we retire to our comfortable safari tents.
Our nature photographic safari in Botswana is almost at an end.
Post Safari Day.
After breakfast we are ready to travel to Victoria Falls International Airport for our flight to O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and our connecting flight to Europe.
We made a promise to yourself; I will return to Africa again.
Once you drink from the rivers of Africa, you will always return to Africa.
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7 DAY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI BOTSWANA
PRICE: on request PP MIN 4 CLIENTS
Max of 8 Clients per safari vehicle.
This is considered one of the best value for money safaris.
Our Best Price Guarantee Policy is relevant on all our safaris.
SAFARIS DEPART EVERY FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH AND ON THE 15TH OFF EVERY MONTH.
Transfers to and from Victoria Falls International Airport, Safari Camps/Lodges.
Accommodation in comfortable Lodges, Safari Camps, Tented Camps or Tented Camp sites as prescribed in itinerary and quoted.
Transportation in custom made Open Safari Vehicles during the safari.
Registered Licensed Specialist Nature Guide/Guides.
All entrance and camping fees [where applicable] within National Parks and Game Reserves.
All activities as specified in itinerary.
All meals [Dinner Breakfast] from dinner on Pre Safari Day to breakfast on Post Safari Day.
Bottled water, (For use on Vehicle) Blankets, Raincoats
Itinerary, Terms & Conditions, Indemnity form to be signed by Clients before Departure from Victoria Falls International Airport.
CAMPING: 3m x 3m Dome Tents and or Safari Tents, with build-in floors. Double Bed or single beds in each tent. Bed linen. Solar lighting. Portable Toilet. Portable wash basin.
Visa payments at border.
International & domestic or charter flights and airport departure taxes.
Travel, cancellation and medical insurance [essential on all safaris]
Optional Activities. To be booked well in advance.
Victoria Falls entrance fee.
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. These beverages can be purchased before departure of the safari.
Items of a personal nature.
Any government increase in levies like fuel etc. This will be notified to you and added to the price.
Payment for any medical conditions of Client
Tips & gratuities.
Towels and personal toiletries.
IMPORTANT: Medical Air Rescue Evacuation Insurance. BWP175.00 per person. To be arranged by Golden Lion Adventures on client’s behalf.
DIETS: Any diet conditions to be notified to Safari Operator. Eg: Vegetarians, Gluten free food.
LUGGAGE: Due to limited space clients should preferably use Duffel Bags to a maximum weight of 20KG per bag excluding camera equipment.
Our Best Price Guarantee Policy is relevant on all our safaris.
This is considered one of the “Best Value” for money safaris in the region.
Botswana has arguably some of the best wildlife destinations in Africa. Situated in the Northern region of Botswana you will find Chobe National Park, one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries. Chobe is the “Land of The Giants”. Elephants roam here in vast numbers in contrasting landscapes like wetlands, flood plains, dry land, lagoons and islands.
The Savute is situated in the North Western area of Chobe National Park. Savute is home and famous for its lion prides specialising in the killing of young elephants – these kills provide abundant food for the Lion prides, Hyenas, Vultures and other scavengers.
The Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem covering almost 20,000sqkm, with the Panhandle stretching all the way to the border of Zambezia Area, Namibia and Angola. The slow flowing waterways are dotted with islands, grasslands, forests and lagoons. Over a period of months the water drops 10 meters over a stretch of 120km, eventually, the masses of water disappear into the Kalahari sand towards Central Botswana. There is abundant wildlife in these wetlands which is one of the natural wonders of the world with a very fragile ecosystem which remains one of the least unspoilt wildernesses in Africa. Some unique wildlife species occur in these waterways, like the Sitatunga and Red Lechwe.
The Okavango Delta is ranked No.4 in Africa by 2,500 world nature experts as one of the best nature experience areas in Africa.
Moremi Game Reserve, situated in the Eastern corner of the Okavango Delta. In the olden days this area was the hunting grounds of Chief Moremi, the Chief later proclaimed Moremi Game Reserve through government legislation. Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most famous wildlife areas on the Africa continent with huge concentrations of wildlife and unspoilt areas.
The Moremi Game Reserve is currently ranked No.6 in Africa, by 2,500 world nature experts for game viewing and nature experiences in Africa.
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