Birding in Botswana: A Specialist Safari Package
This 12 day Botswana Birding Safari is a sample itinerary and gives one a good indication of the kind of specialist birding options available.
Accommodation: Tented camps and Classic lodges
Activities: Drives, walks and boating
Destinations: Lake Ngami, Okavango Panhandle, Caprivi Strip, Victoria Falls Zambia, Nkanga River Conservancy, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi Game Reserve
Okavango Panhandle, Caprivi, Chobe & Moremi
Northern Botswana and the lush Caprivi Strip of Namibia have some of the most beautiful landscapes in Africa. With the great diversity of plant species found here, large numbers of birds are attracted to this region.
There can be no better way to experience this birding wonderland than with a knowledgable and passionate guide accompanying you. This Botswana birding safari is the ideal tour to experience the best of African birding.
Birds are the most important aspects of a birding safari but an added plus of this adventure is the comfortable accommodations and having staff take care of your needs to enable you to concentrate on your passion.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Maun – Okavango Delta
After arriving in Maun from Johannesburg, you will be transferred by light aircraft to the Moremi airstrip. This scenic flight will provide you with your first view over some parts of the Okavango Delta – a great way to see large herds of animals such as Elephants. Once you have landed you will meet your safari guide before setting off on an afternoon game drive where you will explore the surrounding wilderness.
Day 2 & 3: Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi lies in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta, a place where the wildlife and birding are excellent. Moremi Reserve is known for its Elephant population and Painted Hunting Dog sightings. You may see large herds of Buffalo, which are closely shadowed by several prides of Lion.
Day 4: Moremi to Khwai
After an early morning breakfast, you will take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve towards the Khwai Community area with its Mopane woodlands, riversides and floodplains.
Day 5 & 6: Khwai Community Area
The Khwai River forms the boundary between the Moremi Reserve and the community area. The following 2 nights will be spent at an exclusive campsite in the area.
Day 7: Khwai to Savuti
Today you will head further north en-route to the Chobe National Park where you will spend 3 nights at an exclusive campsite in the Savuti region, home to the disappearing river and plenty of wildlife such as Zebra and Elephants.
Birds that can be seen here include Trumpeter Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle, Taita Falcon, Narina Trogon and Olive Woodpecker.
Day 9 and 10: Savuti
The Savuti Marsh has been the stage for many of the most dramatic wildlife documentaries in Africa. The area is famous for the interaction between Lion and Elephant.
Day 11: Victoria Falls
The best view of the Victoria Falls is from the Zimbabwean side. You will have a full day to enjoy all the leisure activities that Victoria Falls offers.
Day 12: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
After your breakfast, you will have a road transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport or Livingstone Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg, where your trip will end.
Price list for Birding in Botswana: A Specialist Safari Package
Mobile Safari Okavango Panhandle, Caprivi, Chobe & Moremi
This birder's package is based on a 17 day mobile safari tour from Maun. The package includes the scheduled flights ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
This tour has the following set departures:
This tour requires a minimum of 4 adults and you will travel in a small group of a maximum of 7 people only.
Rates are valid for 2012 / 2013 but may vary depending on the season and daily currency exchange rate. Rates will be subject to fuel surcharges if fuel prices increase.
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