(dug out canoe). Sit back and relax as the water gurgles gently under the mokoro while your skilled poker points out the fauna and flora. For the ultimate Okavango wilderness experience,you can fly into the Okavango Delta to an area of permanent water for a two nights stay at a rustic tented camp. Flying over the Okavango gives a different perspective of the delta. Light aircraft flights from Maun to the tented camp and back are included. This itinerary is available on specific dates only. Please see the price and dates below BTaf14.Day 5,6,7,8 MOREMI [tented bushcamp Bx4 Lx4 Dx3]We take an open 4WD into Moremi Game Reserve for fantastic game viewing! Chief's Island is the largest landmass within Moremi and was the Batswana tribe's richest hunting ground, before being declared a game reserve by the tribe. We spend 4 days on game drives watching the abundant wildlife including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game, both in Moremi Game Reserve and in private concession reserves surrounding the park. We return to Maun midday on day 8 for an evening restaurant meal (own expenses)Day 9 MAKGADIKGADI PANS [tented lodge or chalets BL-]We have time for an optional game flight over the Okavango before we head to Nata. The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a glearing white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grasslands and clouds of flamingo feed in its algae rich waters. It is an area of low rainfall so this spectacle only lasts a short while.www.sunway-safaris.comElephants drinking in Moremi GRLions Botswana Wild ParksACCOMMODATED ITINERARYDay 1 JOHANNESBURG to KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY [chalets -LD] (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve, situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest. Day 2 MAUN [lodge BL-]We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun's founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batswana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living "Wild West" town helping the local cattle ranching and safari operations. The name Maun is derived from the San word 'maung', which translates as 'the place of short reeds'. Day 3 - 4 OKAVANGO DELTA [tented camp][BLD]We drive into the Okavango Delta to our remote tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. This amazing environment has large numbers of red lechwe, buffalo, elephant and birds, particularly kingfishers! One of the best experiences in the Okavango Delta is to be poled along reed lined channels in a mokoro Tour code: BTa14Guaranteed departures*Small group safarimaximum: 12 travellersTravel through:South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Safari length: 14 daysSAFARI GRADE: ACCOMMODATEDIn Maun we visit a community project, Sibanda's Craft Shop, where craftswomen manufacture unique hand-painted cotton textiles such as tablecloths & cushion covers. The aim at Sibanda's is to generate more employment within the community, empowering women to realise their dreams and improve the quality of their lives and those of their children, through economic upliftment and self-fulfilment.
* Bold dates are guaranteed departures, all other dates guaranteed from 4 clients.LM: These tours can be combined with the Livingstone - Zambezi - Malawi - Mozambique, trade route to create a fascinating trip.NBa: These tours can be combined with the Namibia - Botswana, Desert and Delta to create a Joburg to Windhoek tour.Day 10 - 11 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK [lodge BL-]The Chobe River is a stunning feature of Botswana and will be the focus of our lodge stay. The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. Early morning 4WD game drive in the Chobe National Park and an afternoon game viewing cruise to see the mighty elephant herds come down to the Chobe River to quench their thirst.Day 12 - 13 VICTORIA FALLS/LIVINGSTONE [chalets BX2--]We visit "Mosi oa Tunya" or "the smoke that thunders" - Victoria Falls. These magnificent falls are one of the seven wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, and was completed by 1905, although Rhodes never lived to see it. Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a "Flight of Angels" (own expense).Day 14 LIVINGSTONE - TOUR ENDS [- B--]Tour ends after breakfastGame driveBOTSWANA ZAMBIAGRLions in Moremi Game ReserveACCOMMODATED28Includes* Entrance fees* Use of camping equipment except sleeping bag & pillow* Transport in minibus/safari truck & 4WD* Meals as per itinerary* Professional guides* Okavango Delta mokoro excersion2012 DEPARTURESBTa14 ? 1 995 pps+ local payment of US$ 300? 670 pp single supplement08-Jan-12 21-Jan-1215-Jan-12 28-Jan-12 German / LM29-Jan-12 11-Feb-1205-Feb-12 18-Feb-12 NBa19-Feb-12 03-Mar-1226-Feb-12 10-Mar-12 German11-Mar-12 24-Mar-12 NBa18-Mar-12 31-Mar-1201-Apr-12 14-Apr-12 German04-Apr-12 17-Apr-1208-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 28-Apr-12 LM NBa22-Apr-12 05-May-1213-May-12 26-May-12 LM20-May-12 02-Jun-12 German NBa03-Jun-12 16-Jun-1210-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 LM17-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 NBa24-Jun-12 07-Jul-12 LM01-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 LM04-Jul-12 17-Jul-1208-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 German / LM15-Jul-12 28-Jul-1222-Jul-12 04-Aug-12 LM25-Jul-12 07-Aug-1229-Jul-12 11-Aug-12 German / LM05-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 LM08-Aug-12 21-Aug-1212-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 NBa15-Aug-12 28-Aug-1219-Aug-12 01-Sep-12 LM26-Aug-12 08-Sep-12 LM02-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 LM05-Sep-12 18-Sep-1209-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 German NBa16-Sep-12 29-Sep-12 LM19-Sep-12 02-Oct-1223-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 LM26-Sep-12 09-Oct-1230-Sep-12 13-Oct-12 LM07-Oct-12 20-Oct-12 NBaDEPARTS JOHANNESBURGSunday or Wednesday at06:30amENDSLIVINGSTONESaturday or Tuesday at08:00amPlease note: The accommodation specified in this itinerary is a guide and subject to availability. Alternatives will be of a simular standard.10-Oct-12 23-Oct-1214-Oct-12 27-Oct-1221-Oct-12 03-Nov-12 German / LM28-Oct-12 10-Nov-12 LM31-Oct-12 13-Nov-1204-Nov-12 17-Nov-12 NBa07-Nov-12 20-Nov-1211-Nov-12 24-Nov-1218-Nov-12 01-Dec-12 LM21-Nov-12 04-Dec-1228-Nov-12 11-Dec-1202-Dec-12 15-Dec-12 German NBa09-Dec-12 22-Dec-1212-Dec-12 25-Dec-1216-Dec-12 29-Dec-12 LM19-Dec-12 01-Jan-1323-Dec-12 05-Jan-1330-Dec-12 12-Jan-13 JohannesburgMaunOkavango DeltaKhamaMoremi NataChobeZIMBABWEBOTSWANAZAMBIASOUTH AFRICALivingstoneVictoria FallsBTaf14 ? 2 555 pps+ local payment of US$ 300? 790 pp single supplement25-Mar-12 07-Apr-1229-Apr-12 12-May-1218-Jul-12 31-Jul-1229-Aug-12 11-Sep-1226-Sep-12 09-Oct-1217-Oct-12 30-Oct-1225-Nov-12 08-Dec-12