15 Day Botswana Bike Safari

Dates

Code Start End
TDD 1 01 Apr 2018 15 Apr 2018
TDD 2 20 Apr 2018 04 May 2018
TDD 3 03 Jun 2018 17 Jun 2018
TDD 4 04 Jul 2018 18 Jul 2018
TDD 5 24 Jul 2018 07 Aug 2018

Extra's not included.

Bike per day: €65.00 per day Insurance at €104.00 per day for the bike. f
Cross Border Fee (Multiple Countries) per bike E24.00 Repatriation R 12 500.00
After Hrs/Public Holiday Check Out per bike E24.00
After Hrs/Public Holiday Drop-off per bike E24.00
Additional Rider Charge (per Rider) per rider E7.00
Claim Administration Fee (per Claim) per claim E24.00
Insurance Claim Administration Fee per claim E67.00
Traffic Fine Admin Fee (per Fine) per bike E24.00
Refuelling Charge per bike E24.00 Plus Fuel
Garmin Zumo GPS per day E10.00
Helmets - BMW per day E10.00
Helmets - Other per day E7.00
Panniers - 650GS/1200GS per day E9.00
Tank Bags per day E10.00
Gloves per day E8.00
Jackets E9.00
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Client involvement:

The degree of satisfaction and enjoyment you feel at the end of each day and the end of the trip will depend on you and your capacity to enjoy yourself. This capacity, combined with an active and enquiring mind and a willingness to participate, is essential for all our tours. If you wish to be pampered and amused with minimal effort on your part, then our tours are not for you. Participation is essential on all trips and everyone is expected to help with chores to ensure the smooth running of the tour. A degree of flexibility is also essential because of the nature of the parameters in which we have to operate.

Highlights:

  • Safari in Okavango Delta
  • Mapungubwe National Park
  • Makgadigadi Salt Pans
  • Tamalakana River
  • Kalahari
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Chobe N/P
  • Vic Falls
  • Nata
  • Maun

Detailed Itinerary: Total Distance 3048km

Day 1: Bush Camp. Lodge (508Km, +/-5Hours)

Early morning meet-and-greet in Jhb - 07h00 departure. We head for Mapungubwe, approx 508 km from Johannesburg, nestled right on the Botswana / Zimbabwe border and close to the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers. This spectacular area is South Africa's newest World Heritage site because of its' valuable Archaelogical sights, coupled with superb wildlife and tribal history. (B,D) Lunch will be own expense.

Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana. (361Km, +/-4Hours)

Our destination for the day is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing white rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Batswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. We explore the sanctuary on an afternoon game drive in search of White Rhinos. [BLD]

Day 3: Makgadigadi Salt Pans, Wild Camp. (217Km, +/-3Hours)

Today we venture on to the mystical Makgadigadi Salt Pans, the largest salt pans in the world, covering an expanse of 12 000 square kilometres. We stay wild near Kubu Island, a breath-taking place which leaves us wondering about the ancient civilisations which once inhabited this mysterious place. Enjoy an afternoon walk around the island and see the most spectacular sunsets over this sacred place. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Maun, BB. (396Km, +/-4Hours)

This BB is situated on the banks of the Thamalakana River, near Maun, and offers us the opportunity to rid ourselves of the Makgadikgadi dust under a warm shower. There will be time to simply appreciate the remoteness and serenity of the area. Clients will have the opportunity to do an own expense game flight over the Delta. (B,L) Dinner own expense.

Day 5 to 7. Moremi Island Camp. 3de Night in Main. We will take a break from the bikes for the next two days.

After breakfast we will depart on a short flight to our camp. For the first 2 nights we will be on Moremi Island Camp that is located in one of the most scenic and game rich areas of the Moremi Game Reserve. The area is also home to the famous Godikwa Heronries offering the wildlife enthusiast a real feast for the eye. The immediate area surrounding Moremi Island Camp is characterised by large lagoons, water channels and countless islands ranging from a merge spec to very large- home to a variety of wildlife big and small. It is without a doubt one of the very best places to experience the true beauty of the Okavango Delta. The camp is what we call an Explorer camp- a rustic camp only accommodating 12 guests, a real sense of old world charm and adventure prevails in these camps. The camp consists of a central mess tent, outside fire-pit and the 6 tents. We have specifically forgone any form of décor and thus allowing the full spectacle of nature to provide all the décor you would want for! Our impact on the environment is specifically low, as we do appreciate and understand our impact on this fragile eco-system. Third night will be back in Maun after a game drive (3 hours) back from Moremi Island Camp. (B,L,D) Two activity’s per day included, (2 Game drive, 2 Boating or by Mokoro boat INCLUDED).

Day 8: Ngepi, Tree Houses.

We leave Maun today and make our way to the Caprivi. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Kavango area for herons, ducks, skimmers, pratincoles, and other water birds. A stop will be made in the broadleaf woodlands near Popa Falls, which support White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike, Green-capped Eremomela, and Rufous-bellied Tit. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Mamili National Park, This is a community camp. No details on the internet availably. The camp has hot showers and flash toilets; there are only six of them so it is very private. There are no fences around the camp so the animals can move throw the camp at night and day. Wild Camping.

This morning we drive through the Mahango Game Reserve which is famous for its populations of Roan Antelope and elephant as well as its diverse and abundant birdlife. Moving into the Caprivi proper we head east through the teak woodlands birding on the way to our camp on the border of Mamili National Park. Mamili Namibia’s largest wet wonderland In a vast arid country, Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park holds the distinction of being the largest wetland area with conservation status in Namibia. The Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) was proclaimed in 1990, shortly before Namibia’s Independence. And there is much to celebrate about this wet wonderland. The 318-km2 Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park protects the flora and fauna living within a complex channel of reed beds, lakes and islands that make up the Linyanti swamps. Spectacular herds of elephant, buffalo, red lechwe and reedbuck are among the highlights of any game-viewing experience. But be careful, the waters are also home to five-metre- long crocodiles and families of hippopotamus, which venture onto the floodplains at night to feed. During the rainy season, areas of the park can become flooded and inaccessible, and yet it remains a sanctuary for birds. With more species of birds recorded here than anywhere else in Namibia, the Park is a bird-watcher’s paradise. A uniquely Namibian edge. The Kwando River cuts a wide, wild path through Southern Africa. From its source in the Angolan highlands, the Kwando flows for 1 000 km before it changes direction sharply, turning south-west at the border between Namibia and Botswana, to become the Linyanti River. At the southern edge of Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park, it is possible to straddle the banks of the Kwando and Linyanti rivers. Sound odd? That’s just the beginning. The change in the river’s course heralds many other surprises in this dynamic environmental system. The park is dominated by wetlands, with shifting channels and floodplains. Several ‘islands,’ including Nkasa and Lupala, rise gently above the wetlands. The combination of water, reeds, trees and dense grass attracts wildlife in abundance. Lightning from thunderstorms literally ignites the ground, sparking fires that temporarily burn above and below the earth. Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park beautifully mirrors Botswana’s Okavango style wetland wilderness with an edge that is uniquely Namibian. We will have 1 nights here. (little delta)(B,L,D)

Day 10-11: Chobe National Park, Chobe Safari Lodge. 320km

The tour goes further to the east and via the Caprivi Strip we travel to Chobe National Park. Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. We will stay at a lodge on the banks of the river and do two game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle. In the afternoon we make a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. (Lunch not included). 2 Game’s drive and one sunset cruise included. (B,D)

Day 12: Victoria Falls Visit. Chobe Safari Lodge.

After breakfast we will be going on a day tour to the Victoria Falls. We will spent the full day at the falls. En route, clients may be taken past the 'Big Tree' where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. (B,D)

Day 13: Elephant Sands. 300km +/- 4hours.

Today we make our way south to Nata. We will stay over at Elephant Sands. We will enjoy a dinner around the waterhole admiring the elephants as they drink and play. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Kwanokeng Lodge. 480km.

After our visit to Elephant Sands we make our way to the South African Border. We will spend the night at Kwanokeng Lodge before interring South Africa and then south to JHB. (B,D)

Day 15: JHB. 450km.

We start our last day of the trip and end it in JHB. We enjoy a last meal with the group. (B) Pieter-R^R-on-Nam-trip

All included:

All accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses), Lodges all transfers, game drives and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner) and tea/coffees, services of a professional guide, entry and activities included on itinerary and transport in specialized safari vehicles.

Not included:

Restaurant meals, visa, tips, curios, optional excursions beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping safaris and flights.