2011 13-day Adventure Safari

Join our special 13 day Adventure Safari starting in Maun on July 10th. The trip includes 4 days in a luxury fly in camp in the Okavango Delta, a unique cultural experience with a local basket maker learning, 3 days on the Y Care Charitable Trust fundraising walk across the Makgadikgadi Pans, a cruise on the Chobe River, a visit to Victoria Falls and rafting through the Zambezi Gorge. Safari includes all local transportation, charter flights, meals and activities. Not included in commercial flights. See the detailed itinerary below.

Dragging their feet at the end of a long day

Day 1 July 10th: Arrive Maun Airport by commercial airline. At the airport you'll be met by your guide and taken to stay at a nice tented camp on the outskirts of town.

Day 2: In the morning you'll be brought back to the airport for a charter flight to a remote luxury camp in the muddle of the Okavango Delta. Here you'll stay in unbelievably nice tented "rooms". The camps in the Delta are all first class with exquisite dining and the best game viewing in the world.

Day 3 & 4: For these two days you'll be going on morning and evening game drives among Botswana's vast herds of animals. You'll see elephants, lions, many varieties of antelope, hippo, and the list goes on and on.

Day 5: After you last morning game drive, you'll fly back to Maun. In the afternoon you'll get a chance to do a little shopping around town and check you emails. The evening will be spent at the same tented camp you spent your first night at.

Day 6: Today is an easy day. Sleep in a bit then your guide will take you into Maun to Botswana Quality Baskets. Here you'll meet Mma Kushonya, one of the best basket makers in Botswana, and one of the nicest ladies in Botswana. She'll show you around for the day. You'll learn how the baskets are made and along the way get an excellent insight into Setswana culture. After a quick lunch you'll leave to drive to Sowa to meet up with rest of the Y Care walkers. The other walkers are mostly affluent Batswana and expats who live in Gaborone.

Day 7, 8 & 9: For these three days you'll starting out around 6.30 am to walk across the Pans. You'll be accompanied by a support team on quad bikes. There'll be short rest stops and lunch in the mid afternoon of bread, cheese, cold meat, tomatoes, cucumbers, salad and fruit. Camp is reached between 5 to 8 pm. Here there's supper and some check ups by the paramedic.

Day 10: After saying good bye to all your new friends, it off for a 5 hour drive north to Kasane. After checking in to a luxury hotel on the banks of the Chobe River, you'll go on an incredible sundowner cruise. The banks of the Chobe River is full of elephant, hippo, buffalo and basking crocs. The animals have no fear of the boats and you'll get some really close up views. Dinner is on an outdoor deck overlooking the river.

Day 11: In the morning after taking the ferry across the Zambezi into Zambia, you'll travel on to Livingstone to check in your hotel on the banks of the river just up from Victoria Falls. In the evening you'll get to visit the falls as the sun sets behind the mist.

Day 12: In the morning you'll be collected from your hotel by your river guides who will take you into the gorge and down through a number of rapids at the bottom of sheer cliffs. No rafting experience is needed to go on these trips. At the end of the day you'll be returned to the hotel for your final sundowners on the river.

Day 13: Sadly, it's your last day and time to say good bye to Africa. You'll be driven to the airport for your flight out.

 

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