Botswana Wild Parks (Maun Start)

Botswana Wild Parks (Maun Start)

Botswana Wild Parks (Maun Start)

Botswana Wild Parks (Maun Start)

Botswana Wild Parks (Maun Start)

Botswana Wild Parks (Maun Start)

13 day small group accommodated safari
Departs: Maun
Ends: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Botswana, Zimbabwe

An accommodated safari through Botswana. Experience the vast Magadikgadi pans, the Okavango Delta by traditional dug-outs and the abundant wildlife of Moremi game reserve. Explore Chobe NP by boat and enjoy wonderful views of Victoria Falls!

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overview-truck Transport in minibus / safari truck 4WD
overview-icon-meal 12 Breakfast 9 Lunch 5 Dinner
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overview-icon-accomodation 10 nights lodges / tented lodge or chalets and 2 nights tented camp
overview-icon-excursion Okavango Delta excursion Moremi 4WD excursion

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+ local payment US$ 300 pp
Single supplement €944

 

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Highlights

tick-bullet Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks
tick-bullet Moremi Game Reserve – 3 day 4WD game viewing
tick-bullet Chobe National Park – 4WD game viewing and river cruise
tick-bullet Victoria Falls – adventure activities

 

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Itinerary Summary

Day 1: MAUN
Day 2 - 3: OKAVANGO DELTA
Day 4 - 7: MOREMI
Day 8: MAKGADIKGADI PANS
Day 9 - 10: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Day 11 - 12: VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)
Day 13: VICTORIA FALLS – TOUR ENDS
Safari Grade: Accommodated
icon-house-green A comfortable participation accommodated tour staying in lodges 10 nights with en suite facilities.
icon-tent-green 2 nights tented camp in the Okavango. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet. Shared bucket shower tent with hot water off the fire.

Limited Participation: An essential part of your safari is participation. From putting up your tent to packing the truck in the morning - it's all part of your adventure. Your tour leaders will do all the meal prepartion but we do ask the clients to help (on rotation) with the washing up. There are some long travel days which means early morning starts so we all need to get involved to make the day run efficiently.

An accommodated safari through Botswana. Experience the vast Magadikgadi pans, the Okavango Delta by traditional dug-outs and the abundant wildlife of Moremi game reserve. Explore Chobe NP by boat and enjoy wonderful views of Victoria Falls!

 

Day 1 MAUN  [lodge ---]

(B=breakfast, L=lunch D=dinner)
Tour starts at 16:30 in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun’s founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batawana 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 ‘the place of short reeds’.

Day 2 - 3 OKAVANGO DELTA  [tented camp x2 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 (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.

Day 4, 5, 6, 7 MOREMI  [3x tented bushlodge BLD, 1x lodge BL-]
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 8 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 glaring 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.

Day 9 - 10 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 “sundowner” cruise to see the mighty elephant herds return to the Chobe River to quench their thirst.

Day 11 - 12 VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)  [hotel Bx2 - -]
We visit “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” - Victoria Falls. These magnificent falls are one of the seven natural 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. It spans the impressive gorge and the famous adrenalin pumping Victoria Falls bungi jump is done from this bridge, with a terrifying drop of 360ft (111m). Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).

Day 13 VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE) – TOUR ENDS  [- B - -]
Tour ends after breakfast at 08:00am at the hotel.

Highlights

tick-bullet Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion and bush walks
tick-bullet Moremi Game Reserve – 3 day 4WD game viewing
tick-bullet Chobe National Park – 4WD game viewing and river cruise
tick-bullet Victoria Falls – adventure activities

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This tour departs at 17:00 from the lodge in Maun, Botswana. You can therefore fly into Maun Airport (MUB) on the same day the tour starts.

The tour ends at approximately 08:00 after breakfast at the hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You can therefore book your outbound flight from Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe (VFA) for the last day of the tour. (You can also book an outbound flight from Livingstone Airport, Zambia (LVI) but this may require a visa into Zambia).

If you would like to book any pre-tour or post-tour accommodation, please indicate your required airport transfers and the number of nights required when you submit your enquiry below.

 
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Limited space: 4 or less seats available, don't dilly dally!

2 to Guarantee: 2 confirmed clients booked, we require 2 more clients to guarantee the tour.

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Waitlist Only: all 12 seats are either confirmed or provisionally booked, please email us to check status.

Fully Booked: no seats available, sorry.

 

REPEAT TRAVELERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT:

If you have travelled with Sunway before and would like to return to Africa and do another safari with us, we can offer you a repeat Sunway travellers discount of 5% on any scheduled tour booked.

This discount is also available if you book through your original travel agent again. When you make your booking please make sure you tell your agent the date of your previous tour.

[Please note that if you book a last minute special as below, the repeat client discount can not be applied - but we will give you the bigger of the two discounts, whichever it works out to be.]

 

Safari Grade: Accommodated
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Overnight: a total of all 12 nights accommodation in lodges, chalets and tented lodges. 10 nights on safari we stay at small and intimate lodges, with en suite facilities.

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2 nights tented camp in the Okavango. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and an en suite chemical toilet. Shared bucket shower tent with hot water off the fire.

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Meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 5 dinners are included. Of which 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners are provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals are provided by the Sunway crew, prepared at the vehicle and eaten around the camp fire.

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Transport: for the majority of this safari you travel in a custom-built Sunway Safari trucks with 12 forward facing seats; or (on 10% of tours) Mercedes Sprinter minibuses with 12 forward facing seats and air conditioning. For the game drives in Moremi and Chobe and the transfer into the Okavango we use open sided 4WD vehicles with local guides.

Limited Participation: An essential part of your safari is some participation. From carrying your own bag to cleaning your window and packing the truck in the morning – it’s all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Where the tour leaders provide meals we ask that clients help (on rotation) with the washing up.

Responsible Tourism

In 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.

We also use local 'poler guides' to take us into the Okavango Delta. The polers have an intimate knowledge of the Okavango Delta, and their employment as guides ensure that the local community benefit from tourism and ensures that these areas are conserved for future generations

 

AGE POLICY

We accept children 12-18 with accompanying adults on scheduled tours (for private groups we can accept younger children).

 

If the clients are older than 65 years, then we require a medical certificate too (stating client is fit and healthy to embark on a multi-day tour covering long distances etc)

 

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BOTSWANA

Botswana is centrally located in Southern Africa and mostly has a sub-tropical climate. Largely Kalahari desert, there are sizable differences between the day and night temperatures and virtually no rainfall. In the Delta temperatures are more moderate due to the abundance of water. Botswana is a wonderful destination all year round...

Dry season is from May to October: The game viewing is superb and wildlife is very easy to spot.
May:- Autumn temperatures are typically 10°C/50°F to 28°C/80°F.

June, July & August:- Winter morning game drives can be cold at around 6°C/42°F, but it warms to +-25°C/78°F. 

September & October:- Spring begins and temperatures warm up to +- 34°C/100°F. The migration of the Southern Carmine Bee-eaters is a sight to behold and a must-see for this time of year.

Green season is from November to April: Baby season and nothing beats seeing a lioness with her cubs, or other young animals at play. 
November & December:- Typically cooler than October and between 20°C/69°F and 33°C/91°F. The more desert areas can still have very hot days. 

January & February:- The Summer or "Green" months, with occasional storms in the afternoon. Temperatures are around 32°C/90°F in the day. 

March and April:- The waters of the Delta start to rise and large herds of elephant and buffalo begin to make their way back to the Okavango as winter approaches. Lovely, clear weather and few clouds prevail, but the nights are cooler and the days very comfortable at around 30°C/87°F.

 

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Books of interest

 

Okavango Elephants and Mokoro

Elephants drinking at sunset, Botswana

Victoria Falls at sunset, Zambia

Okavango Delta helicopter flight, Botswana

  • Sunway Botswana Chobe giraffe
  • Sunway Botswana Chobe river cruise  - Tamlyn Wright
  • Sunway Botswana Chobe river cruise elephants
  • Sunway Botswana Chobe river cruise hippos - Melanie_Read
  • Sunway Botswana Hyena Pan camp-fire
  • Sunway Botswana Hyena Pan dry waterhole
  • Sunway Botswana Hyena Pan elephant - Melanie Read
  • Sunway Botswana Hyena Pan tent interior
  • Sunway Botswana Hyena Pan tent
  • Sunway Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans - Jamie Keenan
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP game drive
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP hippo
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP impala watching for predators
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP impala
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP leopard
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP lion cubs
  • Sunway Botswana Moremi NP lion tracks
  • Sunway Botswana Okavango Delta group on guided walk
  • Sunway Botswana Okavango Delta guided walk
  • Sunway Botswana Okavango Delta scenic flight
  • Sunway Botswana elephants drinking - Hans de Vries
  • Sunway Zambia Victoria Falls - Jamie Keenan

Marlies - 27 Jul 17
HI Sunway Safaris, We have just returned from a 2 weeks Botswana Wildparks tour which exceeded our already high expectations. The itinary was well chosen in its activities, the accomodation was fine (Hyena Pan was brilliant) and travel times were absolutely alright (we chose the Maun start option and highly recommend this). My highlight were the days in the Okavango Delta, the mokoro poling, the bush camp and the game walks. Coming so close to 40 passing elephants while walking through the wilde sage was something I thought was only possible in dreams, but alas ... I will always cherish this experience - many many thanks for making this possible. Our 2 guides Adolf and Brian were brilliant, very knowledgeable, professional and experienced, making their constant hard work seem very easy and always fun. Their cooking was as awesome as their passion for exploring, showing and explaining beautiful southern Africa. All in all, I can only recommend Sunways and make sure you ask for a safari with Brian! I can still hear his laughter.”

Best regards
Marlies

Jessica - 12 Jun 17
HI Sunway Safaris, I just wanted to email to tell you what a fantastic time we had on our safari of Botswana to Vic Falls. It was amazing. The accommodation was perfect, the food was great and the scenery and wildlife were amazing. We saw alot of wildlife including elephants, giraffe, wild dogs, zebra, buffalo, 2 lions to name a few. A memorable moment was seeing a leopard with her 2 cubs which we followed for a good half hour or so in Moremi. That was amazing! Also seeing a pack of dogs killing an impala.”

Best regards
Jessica

Derit & Claudia Vossauemper, 27Sep15

It was a wonderful tour, much better than expected!

Nelly Hafner, 20Sep15

Good organised tour with a good combination of camping in the Delta and Lodges, especially Hyena Pan (Moremi)

Susan Musser, 30Aug15

Trip of a lifetime! Loved seeing the animals and we had great guides.

Chris Barrett, 30Aug15

An absolutely positive outcome. I felt secure and om competent hands right throughout the trip. A fabulous time led by two fantastic guides.

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