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Day 1 – Arrival Chobe

On arrival at Kasane Airport guests will be met and transferred to the lodge. On arrival guests will complete check in formalities at the lodge.

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe Safari Lodge: On Botswana’s far northern border lies the Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe river system forming a series of lakes, islands and floodplains. This area forms the Chobe National Park, famous for its large buffalo and elephant herds, this is also home to Chobe Safari Lodge. In addition to a variety of predators, there is an abundance of wild game and bird life which decorate these beautiful waterways. The lodge have recently done renovations to the lodge and now boast a great new dining, swimming pool and bar area. The lodge offers luxury Accommodation, Camping Facilities, River Boat Cruises, Game Drives, Fishing Trips (not included in the rate), Conference Facilities and Beautiful Sunsets.

Guests will enjoy lunch at the lodge (dependant on arrival time)

Guests will depart on an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Guests will enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Services Included:

Vehicle & guide services: Transfer from Kasane Airport to Chobe Safari Lodge

Entrance fees included: Afternoon Boat Cruise

Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner (excluding drinks)

Overnight accommodation | Chobe Safari Lodge | Standard Room | Full Board and Game Activities

Day 2 – Chobe

Guests will enjoy a morning game drive in the park. Guests will enjoy breakfast/brunch back at the lodge.

With the meandering Chobe river on it border, the Chobe National Park has some of the finest game viewing in Africa and one of the biggest concentrations of elephants in Africa. It is also notable for huge herds of buffalo and zebras, lechwe, Chobe bushbuck and puku antelope can also be seen. Where there are buffalo, lions are never far away and there is a good chance of seeing large prides who laze around in the shade all day and only yawn themselves awake at dusk. Hyena and leopard also hunt at night while cheetahs are diurnal predators. Chobe is rich in bird life with the Pel’s Fishing own a favourite for bird watchers and the peculiar strangely beaked African skimmer another speciality. African fish eagles are common and their distinctive cry is as evocative of the African wilderness as the roar of the lion.

Guests will enjoy lunch at the lodge.

Guests will enjoy a private boat cruise in the afternoon.

Guests will enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Services Included:

Vehicle & guide services: None

Entrance fees included: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon private boat cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (excluding drinks)

Overnight accommodation | Chobe Safari Lodge | Standard Room | Full Board and Game Activities

Day 3 – Chobe

Guests will enjoy breakfast at the lodge.

Value Add: Guests will enjoy a 2 hour Village Walk in Namibia.

For those interested in other cultures and traditions we offer a 2 hour guided trip to Impalila Island which is on the Eastern tip of Namibia bounded on the north by the Zambezi River and south by the Chobe River will give just that. Which make up many small villages. Impalila Island is only accessible by a boat transfer which departs from the Chobe Safari Lodge jetty. Prior to setting of clients have to clear at Kasane Immigration and then take a short 10 minute boat transfer to Impalila Island where we clear the Namibian Immigration on the Island. From the Namibian border is about a 20-25 minute walk to the village. One will find themselves closer to nature than you may ever have been. Impalili Island is Africa in the raw. With an experienced and knowledgeable guide, the walk will give clients an insight of plants and trees within the Island that have been used by the locals for medicinal purposes, and the way of life for the local people who generate their income by selling carvings and baskets, and you can also see a 2000 year old baobab tree.

Guests will enjoy lunch back at the lodge.

Guests will depart on an afternoon game drive looking for the Big 5.

Guests will enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Services Included:

Vehicle & guide services: None

Entrance fees included: Morning Namibia Village Tour & Afternoon Game Drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (excluding drinks)

Overnight accommodation | Chobe Safari Lodge | Standard Room | Full Board and Game Activities

Day 4 – Chobe to Okavango Delta

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Okavango Delta

Guests will enjoy breakfast at the lodge.

After completing check out formalities guests will be met and transferred to Kasane Airport.

On arrival at Kasane airport guests will be met and assisted to the light aircraft for the flight to Pom Pom Camp in the Okavango Delta (seat in charter flight)

Okavango Delta: The Okavango is an immense river that never meets the sea. Instead, its crystal clear waters spread across the Kalahari Desert, forming Africa’s largest wetland wonder. The Delta is an abundant oasis amid the vast plains and pans of the desert that covers most of Southern Africa. Its waterways are a mesh of meandering and intercepting channels, creating a haven for Africa’s most celebrated wildlife

On arrival guests will be transferred to the lodge and complete check in formalities.

Pom Pom Camp: The Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience.

Accommodation consists of nine luxury safari tents in true traditional safari style, all with full en-suite semi open ablution facilities. The tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of the surrounding trees with overlooking views of the Pom Pom lagoon.

Guests will enjoy lunch at the lodge.

Guests will enjoy an afternoon game activity with the lodge.

Pom Pom is one of the camps in the Okavango Delta that is able to offer game drives within our private concession area. Morning and evening game drives in the company of our qualified guides will give you the opportunity to view all the big game and night life of this environment.

Guests will enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Services Included:

Vehicle & guide services: Transfer from lodge to Kasane Airport & Transfer from Airstrip to lodge

Seat on charter: Kasane Airport to Pom Pom Camp

Entrance fees included: Afternoon Game Drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (including selected local beverages)

Overnight accommodation | Pom Pom Camp | Standard Tent | Full Board and Game Activities

Day 5 – Okavango Delta

Guests will enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge.

Guests will enjoy a morning mokorro excursion with the lodge.

Mokoro Excursions: A Mokoro trip is a fantastic way to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta. In the company of a professional poler with vast experience of the Delta, you will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife.

Guests will enjoy lunch at the lodge.

Guests will depart on another afternoon game activity in the reserve.

Guests will enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Services Included:

Vehicle & guide services: None

Entrance fees included: 2 x Game Activities

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (including selected local beverages)

Overnight accommodation | Pom Pom Camp | Standard Tent | Full Board and Game Activities

Day 6 – Depart

Guests will enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge.

Guests will enjoy a morning excursion with the lodge. (dependant on flight arrival time)

Guests will complete check out formalities and transfer to the airstrip.

Guests will board the light aircraft for the flight to Maun.

On arrival at Maun Airport guests will board the onward flight (flight costs not included)

Services Included:

Vehicle & guide services: Transfer from lodge to Airstrip

Seat on charter: Pom Pom Camp to Maun Airport

Entrance fees included: Morning Game Activity

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Included:

• Transportation as indicated
• Accommodation in standard rooms at hotels, lodges and camps, unless otherwise indicated in the itinerary.
• Activities as indicated
• Park entrance fees at Chobe National Park and Pom Pom Camp
• Meals as indicated in itinerary.
• Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Local Beverages at Pom Pom Camp – excluding premium branded drinks
• Seat on Charter flights from Kasane to Pom Pom and to Maun Airport
• Tourism levies where applicable

Other included Value added Welcome Tourism Services:

• 24 Hours Manager On Duty helpline for the full duration of clients’ stay in South Africa.
• Meet and greet staff at all international airports within South Africa.
• Extended office hours :
Monday – Friday 07h00 – 17h30
Saturday 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday Closed
• Countrywide infrastructure, with offices located in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town.
• Extended passenger liability of R100 million per incident.

Not included:

• Personal extras (curios, gifts etc.)
• Any gratuities.
• Porterage.
• Entrance fees.
• Any airfare or airport departure taxes
• Any medical or travel insurance.
• Optional tours and transfers are not included in the total person package cost

Important Notes:

• All costings are based on a minimum of 2 passengers travelling, with a single supplement, should a costing be required for a single traveller, this will be on request only.
• Please note that clients should be made aware of luggage restrictions on Domestic Flights prior to departure.  Guests are restricted to 1 bag of 20 kgs only on several Domestic Carriers.  Should guests travel with 2 bags – the second bag will be charged for at R300.00 which will be for the client’s own account.
• Please be aware that coaches also do not have capacity for copious amounts of luggage, hence we would urge you to advise your clients to limit their luggage
• Tourvest are supporting the “Born to Live Wild” campaign that discourages tourists from visiting facilities where direct engagement with captive predators is permitted, and therefore in light of this we will unfortunately not be in a position to assist with any reservations or arrangements for a visit to the Lion Park or similar activity.
• Please note the terms and condition applicable to groups are not the same as the FIT terms and conditions on our website and our brochure. Once a group has been confirmed a contract fitting the specifics of that particular group will be sent to cover deposits requirements and release dates etc.
• A copy of the terms and conditions are available on request.
• This is a cost proposal only and is subject to availability of quoted services at time of booking.
• Proposal is valid as indicated.
• Proposal is subject to terms and conditions of business. Copy of which is available on request.
• Costs are nett and non-commissionable.
• Costs are based on rates made available by our suppliers for requested travel period.
• Costs are subject to change due to currency fluctuations or any other statutory increases beyond our control.
• It might be necessary, due to circumstances beyond our control, where we might need to change the programme. Closing times at sightseeing points, changed flight times, road blocks, detours or act of God can also delay the programme. We reserve the right to make changes due to circumstance of this nature.

Very important note for all potential visitors to South Africa:

• Please ensure that when booking a trip for yourself or clients that your/their passports all comply with immigration regulations.

• According to an international regulation, passports must have at least two blank pages in them when one enters a country, and it should also not have less than 6 months to go before expiry. South African immigration officials are very particular about enforcing this regulation and will not allow guests to enter the country should their passports be incorrect.