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Outdoor African Tour Safari, Francistown , Botswana Tour Operators in Botswana

TSODILO HILLS, AHA HILLS SAFARI 10 Nights / 11 Days

TSODILO HILLS, AHA HILLS SAFARI 10 Nights / 11 Days

High season USD 3190 / Low season 2990

MIN 2 MAX 9 per vehicle

Experience the best kept secret that Botswana has hidden through a visit to Tsodilo hills.This hills are of great cultural and spiritual significance to the Basarwa(San) people of the kalahari.You will see more than 4500 rock paintings against the magnificent stone faces of the Tsodilo hills,then see other rock paintings at Aha hills followed by day vist to Gcwihaba hills fascinating underground labyrinthine of carves and pits, linked passages fantastical stalagnite and staclatite formations and beautifully coloured rocks ,Maun will be retraced to connect to Moremi game reserve with its lagoons pools,pans and grassland which consequently supporting the abundance of exotic bird and mammal life.Experience Savuti for its marsh lands offer year round game viewing with incredible concentration of wildlife with big bull elephants,Chobe National Park with its great number of elephants and Chobe river for boat cruise.

HIGHLIGHTS

Maun(lodge)

Tsodilo Hills

Aha Hills

Gcwihaba caves

Moremi Game Reserve

Savuti

Chobe National Park

kasane

This Safari starts in Maun and ends in Kasane. It is perfect for those wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana

DAY 1

Arrive in Maun, the “tourist capital” of Botswana and also the headquarters of numerous safari and Air-charter operations who run trips into the Okavango delta. Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana. It had a population of 55,784 people in 2011

On arrival at the Maun Airport (Botswana), you will be met and transferred to a lodge. Meals will be at your own expense. Overnight in lodge in Maun on twin sharing basis.

Your guide will meet you at 0700hrs at the lodge/hotel for the start of your safari

DAY 2 Tsodilo Hills,camping

This morning your trip will head to this Heritage site. The Tsodilo Hills are a UNESCO World heritage site (WHS) consisting of rock art, rock shelters, depressions and caves. It gained its WHS listing in 2001 because of its unique religious and spiritual significance to local people as well as its unique record of human settlement over the many millennia. UNESCO estimates that there are over 4500 rock paintings at the sites. The site consists of a few main hills known as the child hill, the female hill and the male hill. These hills are of great cultural and spiritual significance of the San of Kalahari. Camping with bush ablutions (B, L, D)

DAY 3 Aha hills, Gcwihaba caves

On this day you brake your camp and prepare for your next stage of your safari which will be 150 kilometers southeast of Tsodilo Hills. Aha hills are an isolated untouched wilderness area that straddles the western boarder of Namibia. They form a 24,500 hectare dolomite, limestone and marble plateau that are 700 million years old. Camping with bush ablutions (B, L, D)

DAY 4 Maun

Today you will break your camp for long trip back to Maun to resupply for another stage of your safari. Overnight outside Maun campsite (B, L, D)

DAY 5-6 Moremi Game Reserve

From Maun you will go to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. This next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that are renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. A mokoro excursion will take you along a channel of Kwai River to view game for another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be a norm. Camping will be in private designated campsite with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent (B, L, and D)

DAY 7-8 Savuti/Zwezwe-Chobe National Park



Chobe National Park with its diverse and striking landscapes will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will transverse to the drier region of Savuti where the bull elephants dot the plains. Savuti is much known for its predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and even African wild dogs. The Savuti channel started flowing again after being dry for the last 30 years. The arrival of water charged the landscape as well as accommodating different species which historically have not been able to survive in the rather arid plains of Savuti. This exciting event has allowed large breeding herds of elephants as well as buffalo to visit the area. Camping will be in private designated campsite with ensuit bush ablutions on every tent (B, L, and D)

DAY 9-10 Chobe River- Chobe National Park

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You will then head northwards to Chobe River where your game drives meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish eagle. The Chobe River floodplain is an amazing game viewing area where water attracts large herds’ o f buffalo, elephants, zebra and other herbivores. Due to the proliferation of prey, predators are likely to be close at hand. Sun sets in this region as spectacular and allowing amazing photographic opportunities. While in the Chobe, you will participate in a cruise on the Chobe River. This experience allows you to get a closer look at the aquatic animals and birds not easily approached on safari.(B, L and D)

DAY 11 Chobe-Kasane

The safari officially ends today at 0900hrs in Kasane

We will be happy to arrange post–tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone Airport or lodges, Victoria Airport or Kasane, Botswana at an additional cost. Please ask your guide for further details. Camping will be in private designated campsite with ensuit bush ablutions on every tent (B, L)

Includes;

Lodge accommodation

Accommodation (spacious bow tents with camp bed and full bedding with ensuit bush ablutions)

All transfers and activities as per the itinerary

All meals that are indicated ( B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D-Dinner) and tea/coffee

Services of professional Guide and Camp Assistants

Transport in specialized Safari vehicles

Does not include:

Visa

Return Airport transfers

Tips, Curios, Optional excursions

Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment

Medical, baggage and emergency evacuation

Sleeping bags (and small pillow) on all camping sectors

Any increase in National Park fees


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