Opastetut kiertomatkat, englanninkielinen opas / Zimbabwe

Botswana ja Victorian putoukset
Botswana Wild Parks

Etelä-Afrikka | Botswana | Zimbabwe  
Khama Rhino Sanctuary | Maun | Okavango Delta | Moremi | Makgadikgadi Pans | Choben kansallispuisto | Victorian putoukset


Päivät 1 - 2 | Helsinki - Johannesburg
Road Lodge Rivonia | Ei aterioita
Saavuttaessa kuljetus lentokentältä hotellille.

Päivä 3 | Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Chalets | A, L, I

Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest.

Includes: Entrance fees to Khama Rhino Sanctuary & afternoon game drive

Overnight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, 2 twin share bedrooms in each chalet with 1 bathroom shared between 2 rooms. WiFi not available.

Distance/time: 630km, ± 7½ hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch.

Päivä 4 | Maun
Lodge | A, L

We drive through the Kalahari to 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’.

Overnight: Rivernest Cottages, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.WiFi not available.

Distance/time: 520kms. ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing.

Optional Activities Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120 pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)

Päivät 5 - 6 | Okavango Delta
Tented camp | A, L, I

We drive into the Okavango Delta to the launch station where we board our mokoros and pole to our 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 poler points out the fauna and flora.

Includes: Entrance fees to the Okavango Delta, morning & afternoon game walks with local guides

Overnight: Wilderness tented camping - 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. Tents have built-in insect nets. We need to take our own water and all equipment. Wild tented camping can be very enjoyable but please remember that we leave no trace of our stay and take all rubbish away with us. The wilderness tented camp supplies all linen blankets and pillows. The camp chairs have a backrest. You will need to bring your own towel. WiFi not available.

Distance/time: 2 hour 4WD transfer into the Delta, each way

Päivät 7 - 10 | Moremi
3 x Tented bushlodge, 1 x Lodge | Ax4, Lx4, Ix3

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 10 for an evening restaurant meal (own expense).

Includes: Entrance fees to Moremi Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives in open 4WD vehicle

Overnight: 3 x nights Hyena Pan Bushlodge – exclusive private tented bush lodge, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Twin share permanent tented lodge with en suite facilities. WiFi not available. 1x night Maun Rivernest Cottages, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi not available. 

Distance/time: 150kms ± 4 hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Maun – Lodge)

Päivä 11 | Makgadikgadi Pans
Tented lodge or Chalets | A, L

We have time for an optional game flight over the Okavango before we head to Nata (own expense). 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. 

Includes: Entrance fees into Makgadikgadi Pans

Overnight: Nata Lodge – twin share luxury tents with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. (or Pelican Lodge, – Chalets with en suite facilities). WiFi not available.

Distance/time: 320km, ± 3½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing.

Päivät 12 - 13 | Choben kansallispuisto
Lodge | A, L

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. An 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. 

Includes: Entrance fees to Chobe National Park, morning game drive (day 11), sunset boat cruise (day 11)

Overnight: Thebe River Safaris – twin chalets with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi available.

Distance/time: 300kms, ± 4 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing + 1x 3 hour game drive

Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in open 4WD vehicle (on day 12)

Päivät 14 - 15 | Victorian putoukset
Hotel | A

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).

Includes: Entrance to see the Victoria Falls

Overnight: Rainbow Hotel, twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone. Free WiFi available.

Distance/time: 70kms – 1 hour, excluding border formalities

Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more.

Päivät 16 - 17 | Victoria Falls - Helsinki

Tour ends after breakfast at 08:00am.

Päivä 18 | Saapuminen Helsinkiin.

Ilmoitetut ajat sekä etäisyydet ovat arvioita ja voivat muuttua olosuhteista sekä eläinbongauksista riippuen.
Kaikki oikeudet matkaohjelman muutoksiin pidätetään. 

A total of all 13 nights accommodation in lodges, chalets and tented camps. Of which; 10 nights on safari we stay at small and intimate lodges, with en suite facilities.
1 night in Khama is in self catering chalets where two bedrooms share a bathroom. 
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.

Johannesburgin hotelliaamiainen sekä: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 6 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.

For the majority of this safari you travel in a custom-built Sunway Safari truck 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.