15 Days Botswana Self-Drive Discovery Camping Tour

15 Days Botswana Self-Drive Discovery Camping Tour

$2,016 (Per Adult)

$134 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Transport
  • Accomodation

Duration15 day(s)

LocationSouth Africa & Botswana

Start PointJohannesburg

End PointJohannesburg

AvailabilityJun 02 , 2019 to Dec 31 , 2020

No Add-ons for this package

Summary

This is a 15 day 4x4 self-drive discovery tour through Botswana. Visit all the great National Parks and sleep under the stars. A journey that will stay with you the rest of your life!

Activities

  • Camping
  • Scenic Drive
  • Game drive
  • Bird Watching
  • Culture

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at some lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1OR Tambo International Airport To Airport Game Lodge

The secluded Airport Game Lodge is just 10 km north of Johannesburg International Airport. Offers the luxury and comfort of modern life. The lodge is ideal for business and leisure travelers passing through to Johannesburg. The lodge is the perfect start or the perfect end to any trip to Africa. The Airport Game Lodge is also ideally located for Travelers with early departure or late arrival. It is also suitable for day visitors - day rooms are available between connecting flights. Each room is equipped with a shower, a separate toilet, a hairdryer as well as a private telephone, Internet telephone and television with all national television channels as well as M-Net and Super Sport. All rooms also have tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar filled with snacks, and air conditioning or fan for heating and / or fireplace. 1 Night in a Double Room with breakfast

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 2Johannesburg To Tlopi Tented Camp

Activities Included

Camping

Collection of your rental car today. The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, as its name suggests Tswana. Its location in the transitional zone makes it a haven for an impressive variety of wildlife between the dry western and wetter eastern regions of South Africa. Contrasting majestic mountain Landscapes, grassy hills and deep valleys characterize the park. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar Trees, five-meter cycads and tree ferns are some of the plant species that occur here. Each tent has two beds (two stretchers are available that are better for children), private bathroom (shower, sink and toilet) and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge / freezer, two plate stove and electricity. Each tent has a veranda with a table and sun loungers and barbecue facilities. A tent has wheelchair access. The camp is not fenced and is located about 17 km from the reception office. 1 Night in a Safari Tent on a self-catering basis

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Marakele National Park, Chris Hani Street, Modimolle, South Africa

Day 3 to Day 4Tlopi Tented Camp To Moema Bush Camp

Activities Included

Camping Game Walk Game drive

Molema is a self-catering bush camp, offering en suite chalets and campsite accommodation on the banks of the Limpopo River in the Tuli Block in eastern Botswana. It is a great destination, and an ideal stopover when traveling between Botswana and South Africa. It is very easily accessible from South Africa, near the border with Platjan. Molema is located on 6,000 acres of privately owned land just west of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, which will soon be in the Larger cross-border nature reserve of Mapungubwe (TFCA). Molema Bush Camp has 4 campsites. Maximum 8 people, 2 vehicles per campsite is allowed per campsite, unless all campsites are booked by the same group. Please note that the campsites are not fenced, there are no electricity connections. Firewood can be bought from Molema. However, from the office there are no shops near Molema - please make sure you have all food and drinks / ice cream for the duration of your stay. The last shops before you arrive in Molema are in Alldays / Musina and Botswana in Bobonong / Mothlabaneng. Molema Chalets each have 4 wooden chalets with en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet and sink), porch and braai stand. There are three double chalets and a family chalet (double bed & bunk bed), each +/- 20m2. A chalet is located in a very private location overlooking the Limpopo River, please note that it is 300 meters from the kitchen. 2 Nights camping on a self-catering basis

Day 5Molema Bush Camp To Nata Lodge

Activities Included

Camping Bird Watching

An oasis in the midst of the palm trees of Mokolwane on the edge of the pans. It is ideally located near the entrance to Nata Nature Reserve, just off the main road, 10 km from Nata. This is the turnoff to Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas. The Nata River Delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata Conservation Area and provides fertile ground for a variety of waterfowl, including thousands of pelicans and flamingos. Nata Lodge offers guided tours in open safari vehicles to the reserve, which should not be missed. The Nata Lodge offers 22 luxurious thatched chalets on stilts and is decorated in a rustic African style, with en-suite bathroom including indoor bath and outdoor shower and air conditioning. 10 individually designed tents on wooden decks with private bath and outdoor showers. The area surrounding the campsite offers peace and quiet against the backdrop of the Botswana night sky. The lodge's campground can comfortably accommodate 150 people with semi-open showers that provide hot and cold water for the true African feeling. The campsite has central batteries for those who need electricity. 1 Night camping on a self-catering basis Included in the price: Rental car 4x4 - Transfers to the lodge in Johannesburg - 14 nights (3 x chalets & 11 x campsite) - 3 x breakfast

Location

Nata, Botswana

Day 6Nata Lodge To Kubu Lodge

Activities Included

Boat Cruise Game drive Bird Watching

Kubu Lodge is a small, privately run lodge on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana. The lofty thatched chalets, shaded by huge ebony and fig trees, overlook a sprawling grassy riverbank. An idyllic environment. Our restaurant is known for its excellent cuisine, a fusion of European and African styles. Other facilities include a bar, a souvenir shop, a short nature walk and a private secluded swimming pool and a health / beauty salon. On the doorstep of the world famous Chobe National Park, it's easy to enjoy an extraordinary nature experience with an open 4x4 or by boat. The mighty Victoria Falls are an hour away and day trips can be arranged. The secluded location of the pool offers privacy and a spectacular view of the river, which you can comfortably enjoy in a chaise longue shaded by a giant Ebony tree. The Kubu Lodge has eleven thatched wooden chalets built on elevated platforms offering panoramic views of the Chobe River. 1 Night in a Standard Double Room with breakfast

Location

Kasane, Botswana

Day 7Kubu Lodge To Ihaha Camp

Activities Included

Camping Bird Watching

Chobe National Park, the second largest park in Botswana, covers 10 566 square kilometers. It has one of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of the wildlife and true African nature of the area provide a safari experience of a lifetime. Ihaha is one of the three public campsites in Chobe. The other two are Savuti and Linyanti. Each of these three campsites are equipped with toilets and showers. Visitors traveling through the park should also remember that this is essentially a wilderness area and there are no services available between Kasane and Maun. 1 Night camping on a self-catering basis

Location

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Day 8Ihaha Camp To Savuti Camp

Activities Included

Camping

Often described as one of the best, if not as one of the best areas for wildlife observation in Africa. Savuti boasts one of the highest levels of wildlife left on the African continent. Animals are present at all seasons and times. The campsite overlooks the Savuti Channel, which is currently dry. One of the biggest puzzles is the Savuti Canal itself, which has inexplicably dried up over the last 100 years and re-opened its river several times. The current dry period began in 1982. Savuti is famous for its predators, especially for its lions and hyenas. Savuti has an excellent new campsite. The campsite has toilets and showers. This is a wilderness area and as such there are no services available between Kasane and Maun. 1 Night camping on a self-catering basis

Location

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Day 9 to Day 10Savuti Camp To Third Bridge

Activities Included

Camping

Moremi is usually described as one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa. It combines Mopane forests and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great variety of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The Third Bridge campsite is located in an area bordering the delta and Delta Mboma Island, with high concentrations of wildlife in the dry season. There is also a good chance to see the elusive cheetahs on the hunt. The water that flows here under the bridge looks clear, cool and inviting - but beware, crocodiles would welcome anyone stupid enough to swim! Caution is also required of water activities near the water. 2 Nights camping on a self-catering basis

Location

Moremi South Gate, Botswana

Day 11Third Bridge To Thamalakane River Lodge

The Thamalakane River Lodge is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19 km from Maun and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The sprawling lodge has an idyllic setting and is dedicated the quality of service. The pool overlooking the river invites with hammocks under a figure to relax, a gazebo positioned with sun loungers around the pool. The 10 individual luxury chalets made of stone and straw with bath embedded in the shade of the river trees are available double and twin rooms. The spacious chalet interior features a characteristic stone wall with a private bathroom consisting of a shower, a washbasin and a toilet. rooms They are equipped with tea / coffee making facilities, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. The rooms are well ventilated with a unique "skylight" wall. Each chalet has a private terrace with river views. The sand path to the lodge leads to a large and dusty paved parking lot where you will find a straw and stone building, where the reception, gift shop, internet connection for guests, the booking center and the office are located. Stone steps and sandy paths lead through landscaped gardens around the chalets and main area, and the swimming pool is located in a shaded area. The chalets, public areas and the bathhouse take advantage of a 180 degree view of the riverbank, lined with reeds and often visited by waterfowl and birds. 1 Night in a Babbler Chalet with breakfast

Location

Maun, Botswana

Day 12Thamalakane River Lodge To Kumaga Camp

Activities Included

Camping

The lesser-known Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is located approximately halfway between Maun and Nata on Francistown Road in the north of Botswana. In the small village of Gweta, you can find accommodation, gas and food. Kumaga is known for the large migration of zebras and wildebeest, followed by a large number of predators and scavengers. There are 10 campsites in Kumaga and the camp has 2 modern car washes. 1 Night camping on a self-catering basis

Location

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Day 13Kumag Camp To Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Activities Included

Camping

The site was selected for its excellent habitat for rhinos, and they are under surveillance for 24 hours. The reserve covers approximately 4,300 acres in the Kalahari Sandveld and features a large grassy area with several natural water holes. Serwe Pan provides prime habitat for rhinos and other grazing animals, such as giraffes. Serowe, one of the largest traditional villages in Africa, is the birthplace of Botswana's first president, the late Sir Seretse Khama. Paje and Mabeleapodi are two small picturesque villages within fifteen kilometers of the nature conservation area. So far 14 white rhinos and 2 black rhinos have been moved to the nature reserve. In February 1993, four rhinos were relocated from Berlin to northern Botswana. The rhinos were put into huge granny made by volunteer local communities. 1 Night camping on a self-catering basis

Location

Serowe, Botswana

Day 14Khama Rhino Sanctuary To Manyane Resort

Activities Included

Camping

Manyane Resort is located at the gateway to Pilanesberg National Park amidst unspoiled nature just 20 minutes from Sun City and 2 hours from Johannesburg. The chalets are luxurious and well appointed with one or two bedrooms, including a lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. In certain chalets you will find a bedroom upstairs. Manyane offers peace and relaxation. Activities include a mini-golf course, conference facilities, self-guided or guided game drives or hike in the bush. 1 Night camping on a self-catering basis

Location

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

Day 15Manyane Resort To OR Tambo International Airport

End of the Tour - Bon Voyage!

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

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$2,016 Duration: 15 day(s)

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Destination

South Africa & Botswana