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   14 Day Botswana National Parks Upgraded Safari
       A small group semi-participation Camping Safari from Johannesburg to
               Livingstone through South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
                               Group size Minimum: 4
                               Group Size Maximum: 9

                                   Per Person Rate
                   Tour Fare: (2008)* Single Supplement
                         U$ 2 310.00         U$ 315
                          € 1 590.00         € 140
                          ₤ 1 275.00         ₤ 115
                          Local payment US$ 300.00
                    * Tour fare to be paid in currency applicable to country of origin

Highlights                               Itinerary
Departure Dates                          Included in the price
Pre departure Information

Tuli Block, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Makgadikgadi pans, Moremi National
Park, Khwai River Game Drive and Night Drive, Okavango Delta
experience including Mokoro excursion, Savuti National Park, Chobe
National Park, River cruise on the Chobe River, tour of the Victoria Falls.

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Departure Dates 2008
Departures in red are german only departures
January:           18               July:                         12 / 25
February:          22               August:                       15 / 29
March:             22               September:                    12 / 26
April:             25               October:                      11 / 24
May:               23               November:                     14 / 28
June:              13 / 27          December:                     12

Included in the price
All transport in fully kitted 4x4 safari vehicle, use of full camping
equipment, game drives as mentioned, meals and activities as mentioned
in itinerary, camping and park entrance fees, experienced local guide &

Not included in the price
Optional scenic flight over delta, travel insurance, flights, pre and post
tour accommodation, all drinks, tips and curios.

Meal Key
                  B – Breakfast          L – Lunch       D – Dinner


DAY 1: Johannesburg to Tuli Block                                     LD
An early morning departure from Airport Game Lodge in Johannesburg
takes us via Pretoria and Potgietersrus and through the Limpopo Province
into Botswana via the the Zanzibar border post. We set up camp at
Limpopo River Lodge, set in the area known as the Tuli Block. This thin strip
of land in the extreme south-east of Botswana, borders Zimbabwe to the
north and South Africa to the south. It is one of the few areas of
commercial farmland as it receives more rain than the rest of Botswana.
The land in the extreme east is where the game reserves have been
established with huge herds of elephants and hundreds of colourful birds.

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If time allows we go on a late afternoon game drive in search of Africa’s
“Big Five”, otherwise this will be done early the next morning.
Distance:                510km                            Departure: 07h30
Lunch Stop:              a picnic spot en route
Accommodation:           Limpopo River Lodge Camping (tents, wash rooms
                         with hot water, swimming pool & bar)

DAY 2: Tuli Block to Khama Rhino Sanctuary                            BLD
Today we drive to the Khama Rhino Sancturay, which is situated outside
the    town   of    Serowe.     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
Batswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural
resources. We explore the sanctuary on an afternoon game drive in
search of White Rhino’s.
Distance:             200km                              Departure: 09h00
Lunch Stop:           a picnic spot en route
Accommodation:        Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Chalets with shared

DAY 3: Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Kubu Island                           BLD
We’ll head north-west to Kubu Island and stop at the Magkadigkadi Pans
to have a closer look. If the conditions allow we’ll take a drive onto the
Pans. After appreciating the wide-open, uninhabited spaces under the
endless canopy of blue sky, we step off for our final stop of the day, Kubu
Island Camp. The rest of the afternoon we spend with a hike in the area
and relaxing at camp.
Distance:            280km                               Departure: 09h00
Lunch Stop:          a picnic spot en route
Accommodation:       Kubu Island Camping (tents, camping with basic

DAY 4: Maun and the Khwai River                                       BLD
After breakfast we head off for Maun and onto a private concession and
Mankwe lodge. Once we’ve set up camp – we go on a night game drive
in the concession. This area lies between Moremi and Chobe and we’ll
have the opportunity to spot a variety of nocturnal animals.
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Distance:                320km                          Departure: 09h00
Lunch Stop:              En route
Accommodation:           Mankwe Lodge (permanent tented chalets with
                         bathroom, swimming pool & bar)

DAY 5: Khwai River, Botswana                                          BLD
Today we spend a full day in the bush on a game drive. Departing after
breakfast we take our 4x4 and drive through the wilderness area of the
Khwai region spotting a variety of game that frequent this region that
borders Moremi and Chobe. Picnic-lunch will be in the wilderness area.
With some luck we’ll see the Big Five.
                                                     Departure: 07h00
Lunch Stop:           Khwai River
Accommodation:        Mankwe Lodge (permanent tented chalets with
                      bathroom, swimming pool & bar)

DAY 6: Moremi Game Reserve                                            BLD
After having explored the Khwai area we now head into the famous
Moremi game reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied
reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full
day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve. Our
mode of transport will be changed to a vehicle especially equipped and
designed to take us through the rough terrain that we will face in the next
six days.

Distance:                150 km                        Departure: 08h00
Lunch Stop:              inside Moremi Game Reserve
Accommodation:           Basic Camping in Moremi Game Reserve (tents,
                         bucket showers and bush WC’s)

DAY 7: Moremi Game Reserve                                            BLD
This morning we’ll float in Mokoros through the thick vegetation of the
Okavango Delta in the Moremi Reserve discovering a variety of birds and
wildlife hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this
water filled paradise. Unlike other Delta’s in the world, it flows into the
Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique. You
have the opportunity to listen to the sounds of the wilderness whilst sitting
around the campfire at night.
Distance:             150 km                            Departure: 08h00

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Lunch Stop:              inside Moremi Game Reserve
Accommodation:           Basic Camping in Moremi Game Reserve (tents,
                         bucket showers and bush WC’s)

DAY 8: Savuti Game Reserve                                            BLD
We leave the Moremi Reserve behind us and enter the bordering Savuti
Game Reserve, which also borders the famous Chobe National Park. The
day is spent game driving through the park. Savuti is often described as
the best wildlife-viewing area in all of Africa. It boasts one of the highest
concentrations of wildlife, where all of the major species can be seen:
giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo,
waterbuck, warthog, eland and more. The bird life is diverse and
photograph opportunities abound. Savuti is known for its many predators
also, including lion, spotted hyaena, jackal, bat-eared fox, wild dog and
even cheetah.
Distance:               250 km                               Departure: 08h00
Lunch Stop:             inside Savuti Game Reserve
Accommodation:          Basic Camping in Savuti Game Reserve (tents,
                        bucket showers and bush WC’s)

DAY 9 & 10: Chobe National Park                                       BLD
These two days are spent exploring the Chobe National Park with its
abundance of wildlife. One of the most famous game reserves in the
world, Chobe National Park is home to large animal populations and over
450 bird species.
Distance:                200 km                        Departure: 08h00
Lunch Stop:              inside Chobe National Park
Accommodation:           Basic Camping in Chobe National Park (tents,
                         bucket showers and bush WC’s)

DAY 11: Chobe National Park and Kasane                                BLD
After breakfast and a last game drive we exit the Chobe National Park
and make our way to Kasane and Toro Safari Lodge, where we will meet
our driver and the vehicle, that we started the tour with. Once we’ve
reached the Lodge we’ll set up camp and enjoy the rest of the afternoon
on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Here we can watch elephants,
hippos, lions, crocodiles and a variety of birds and more without having to
reach for our binoculars – You’ll be close enough for close-up
Distance:           120 km                         Departure: 09h00
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Lunch Stop:    A picnic spot en route
Accommodation: Toro Lodge (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, bar and
               swimming pool)

DAY 12: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls                         BL
A mid morning departure takes you from Chobe to Livingstone in Zambia
by ferry across the Zambezi. You have the afternoon to relax or to
partake in one of the many optional activities on offer at the Zambezi
Waterfront (own expense).
Distance:         110 km                       Departure: 10h00
Lunch Stop:       A picnic spot en route
Accommodation: Zambezi Waterfront (chalets with en-suite bathrooms,
                  bar and swimming pool)

DAY 13: Livingstone and Victoria Falls                                B
After breakfast we explore the Victoria Falls on a guided walk. You have
the afternoon at leisure for activities (own expense).
Distance:           10 km                          Departure: 10h00
Accommodation: Zambezi Waterfront (chalets with en-suite bathrooms,
                    bar and swimming pool)

DAY 14: End of Tour                                                   B
Our safari ends after Breakfast and we hope we can welcome you again
one day on another of our African Adventures.

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Pre-departure Information
Pre and Post Tour Arrangements
Departure                    Meals                         Clothing & other items
Transport                    First Aid                     Participation
Accommodation                Luggage                       Sleeping bags
Spending Money               Insurance                     Visas

Pre and Post Tour Arrangements
Pre and post tour accommodation and transfers can be arranged on

Standard Room, Airport Lodge (Johannesburg)
From R270 pp Sharing (BB)
From R350 pp Single (BB)
One way Airport transfer (Johannesburg Airport)
R 105 pp (based on a minimum of 2 people)

Standard Chalet, Zambezi Waterfront (Livingstone)
U$70 pp Sharing (BB)
U$95 pp Single (BB)
One way Airport Transfer (Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone)
U$16 pp (based on minimum of 2 people)

The Botswana National Parks Safari departs from the Airport Game Lodge
in Johannesburg
Departure time at 07h30!
Please note that the daily departure times are subject to change due to
seasonal changes, as well as unforeseen circumstances.
The evening before the day of departure, there will be a meeting
presented by your guide, at 6pm, at the Airport Game Lodge. It is
imperative that all clients attend this meeting so as not to miss out on any
critical information.
Please contact our central reservations in advance if you require a
transfer, should you be staying elsewhere.

Jenman Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Landcruiser or other
appropraiate vehicles with comfortable seating, windows for game
viewing and a music system. An off-road trailer is fitted with a field

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kitchen. All luggage is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure
maximum comfort in the vehicle.

Accommodation on our camping safaris is 2 guests per 3-person dome
tents, fitted with mosquito nets. Jenman Safaris provides sleeping

Spending money:
Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of
curios, tips, alcoholic drinks and additional entertainment. US Dollars,
Pound Sterling and Botswana Pula are the most practical and convenient

All meals are organized by the guide and are prepared by him/her with
the help of the group. Meals are nutritious and filling, drawing on fresh
local produce where possible. We buy groceries along the way, so our
clients have a say in what type of meals are eaten. Please advise us of
any special dietary requirements in advance.

First Aid:
Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a
comprehensive medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should
be taken before the trip and throughout its duration. It is advisable to
consult a doctor prior to departure.

Maximum baggage allowance: 12 kg. Jenman Safaris stipulates this
luggage allowance, as an overloaded vehicle is a danger to both the
clients and the guide. This does not include photographic equipment and
a small daypack. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a
suitcase. Don't bring too much clothing, as there are washing
opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as
space for luggage is limited.

It is compulsory for all travelers to have insurance covering their personal
requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be
arranged before leaving your home country.             Jenman Safaris has
comprehensive public liability insurance.

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Clothing and other items:
shorts                        camera                          walking shoes
light trousers/jeans          swimming costume                sandals
T-shirts                      sun hat                         windbreaker
warm clothes (May – August)   long-sleeved shirts             towel
sleeping bag                  torch & spare batteries         water bottle
pillow                        UV protection                   mosquito protection

The Botswana National Parks Safari is a limited - participation camping
safari. This means, that the Clients will be responsible for performing and
helping with certain tasks, such as, packing and un-packing the vehicle.

Sleeping bags:
Jenman African Safaris can provide sleeping bags. A fee of US$ 30 / Euro
25 will be charged for the whole tour.

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Zambia,
Namibia and Botswana prior to departure.

Information on areas visited
Botswana                      Moremi                            Chobe Park
Tuli Block                    Okavango Delta                    Zambia
Magkadigkadi Pans             Savuti Reserve                    Victoria Falls

The San were among the first human inhabitants of this region before the
Setswana migrated southwards and slowly occupied the region from the
16th century onwards, until early in the 19th century. By mid century
missionaries arrived, including David Livingstone and Robert Moffat, and
by 1885 the territory was a British protectorate. Botswana gained its
independence in 1966 and has been the most stable democracy in
Africa. The first president ruled from 1966 until his death in 1980, the
second till 1994 (re-elected twice, then resigned) and the third from 1998.
The country has a strong currency with one of the highest per capita
incomes in Africa, maintains a neutral international political stance. It is
heavily reliant on mining (especially diamonds) & tourism and maintains

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close ties with its neighbor South Africa, an economic powerhouse for the
Wildlife is abundant in Botswana and includes lion, giraffe, leopard,
antelope, elephant, crocodile and ostriche. Botswana is semiarid and has
an average annual (summer) rainfall of 640 mm (about 25 in) in the north
to less than 230 mm (less than 9 in) in the Kalahari. Drought is therefore not
uncommon and the vegetation is mostly savannah.
Geographically Botswana is relatively flat (the average elevation of about
1000 m) and can be viewed (for all intensive purposes) as three major
regions as follows:
Chobe National Park in the north, another outstanding wilderness area of
enormous diversity – lion and elephant can be viewed from river cruises or
4x4 game drives.
The Okavango Delta is a vast marshland and one of the largest inland
river deltas in the world – 15 000 km2 of wilderness and prime safari area.
The Kalahari Desert in the central and southwestern regions occupies over
half the land area of Botswana. It is a mystical, harsh and unspoiled
The saltpans of north-central Botswana and the Tuli block in the far
eastern corner of Botswana are also areas of significance.

Tuli Block
The Tuli Block integrates the Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Nature Reserve
and other smaller game reserves. The wildlife that can be viewed here
include Elephant, Kudu, Impala, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Lion (some black-
maned), Zebra, Leopard, Waterbuck, Eland and Cheetah. Some of the
creatures that can be seen at night include Caracal, Aardwolf, Hyena
and Jackal.
Birdlife is spectacular in the Tuli Block. Bird enthusiasts can look forward to
seeing some of the 350 recorded bird species which include shrikes, the
boulder chat, the short-toed rock thrush, raptors, woodpeckers and even
ostriches. The aquatic species include cormorants and pygmy Kingfishers.
December in the Tuli Block is hot and humid and sees more rain than any
other month, with November next in line. Sporadic showers occur in
September and April. October to May have temperatures of around and
above 30°C (86°F). Expect to see an abundance of birds, newborn
antelopes and lush green landscapes during the wet summer months.

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Khama Rhino Sanctuary
In 1989 a group of Serowe residents conceived the idea of a wildlife
reserve near Serowe. Serwe Pan, then a cattle post, had been a
traditional hunting area teeming with wildlife and the residents wished to
re-establish it to its earlier splendour. In 1993 the Ngwato Land Board
allocated the land around Serwe Pan to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust.
The site was chosen due to its excellent habitat for rhinoceros, central
location and proximity to a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) base, which
provides the Sanctuary with 24hr protection. Covering approximately
4,300 hectares of Kalahari sandveld, the Sanctuary is centred around
Serwe Pan - a large grass-covered depression with several natural water
holes. Serwe Pan provides prime habitat for white rhinoceros and other
grazing animals, whilst the denser vegetation in the southern area of the
Sanctuary is favoured by browsing animals such as giraffe.
The Sanctuary is a community trust governed by a Board of Trustees who
are elected from the local communities of Serowe, Paje and
Mabeleapodi. The Vice President of Botswana, Lt .Gen.S.K.I. Khama,
Paramount Chief of the Bamangwato, is Patron of the Trust.
The Sanctuary lies 25km north of historic Serowe on the Serowe-Orapa
road. 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
kilometres of the Sanctuary.

Makgadikgadi Pans
The lesser-known Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is situated between
Maun and Nata in Botswana. The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi
are the size of Switzerland and most of the time appear as a glaring,
white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes
place as the pans come to life with frantically feeding water birds and
great herds of game. The best time to visit this area to coincide with the
migration is from December to March or in the dry season from April to
October when the pans are dry.
The park contains four main vegetation types: riverine woodland,
scrubland, pure grassland and saltpans. The pans support palm groves
and peculiar looking Baobab trees whose branches look more like roots,
giving rise to the name ‘upside down tree’. These are interspersed with
short spiky yellow grass found on rises between the pans, known as
‘prickley salt grass’. This grass is extremely saline resistant to the extent that
salt crystals can sometimes be seen on the leaves. The interior of the
reserve comprises scrub and grassland with a few ‘islands’ of Real Fan
Palms and Camel-thorn Acacia.

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From April to November game such as Springbok, Gemsbok, Wildebeest
and Zebra move slowly from the pans area in the south east of the park,
to the Boteti River in the west. During this migration animals accumulate in
their thousands. The heavily wooded areas beside the river also contain
shy antelopes like Duiker and Bushbuck.

In the centre of the Okavango Delta is the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, a
3,000 km2 paradise. Proclaimed a wildlife reserve by the Tswana people in
1963, Moremi is undoubtedly one of the world's most pristine wilderness
areas. The foresight of the local community has ensured that nature has
flourished undisturbed, offering a glimpse of the divine, a veritable
Garden of Eden. Moremi is a place of lily-covered wetlands, grass plains
and forests, where even at the busiest time of year you're likely to be the
only spectators at a most dramatic animal sighting.
Moremi consists of a network of waterways surrounding two large islands,
Chiefs Island in the west and Mopane Tongue in the east. The area's
diverse ecosystems, riverine woodland, flood plains, wetlands and reed
beds, mopane forest and dry savannah woodland are all flourishing,
broken only by the occasional jeep track. This diversity of habitats
provides rich pickings for an impressive variety of animals and around 550
bird species. As Moremi is a fenced reserve, game viewing is impressive
throughout the year. However, the cool dry winter months from March to
September are an ideal time to visit, as the chances of seeing lion,
elephant, leopard, hyena, eland, kudu, roan antelope, giraffe, zebra,
impala and buffalo are excellent. On the sandy riverbanks and wetlands,
sightings of hippo and crocodile are commonplace.

Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta in northern Botswana (near Maun) incorporates the
Moremi Game Reserve and is a unique wildlife paradise - one of the finest
in the world. It is also one of the largest inland river deltas in the world. This
unsurpassed natural environment is a maze of waterways, islands and
reed banks creating a perfect habitat for lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo,
giraffe, hyena, wild dog, kudu, impala, roan, zebra, lechwe, hippo and
crocodile, amongst others. There are approx 440 bird species in the delta
and fish species are also abundant, including tiger fish, sharp-toothed
catfish, barbell and bream.
Travel through the swamps and surrounding areas is generally done by
open 4x4 game viewing vehicle or a peaceful meander in a ‘Mokoro’, a
flat-bottomed dugout canoe.

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The Delta is hot throughout the year with temperatures ranging from
approx 14°C in January to 24°C in July. Rainfall averages 525 mm
annually, but varies greatly from year to year. Water levels and flooding
reach a maximum between March and July, after rains at the source and
the usual 15 000 km2 can expand to approximately 22 000 km2 in high-
rainfall years.


Chobe National Park
Chobe is approx 11 000 km2 of wilderness area watered by the Chobe &
Savuti Rivers and thus attracting huge concentrations of game. This
includes lion and some of the highest concentration of elephant in Africa
– an estimated population of around 25 000 in winter. Game viewing is
renowned and in the Northern areas near Kasane, both the riverboat
game viewing experience and the 4x4 vehicle option are popular.
In addition the spectacular annual summer migrations of plains game,
especially Zebra, is a highlight, as well Giraffe, Warthog and numerous
antelope including Sable, Roan, Oribi, Reedbuck, Lechwe and the
colourful Chobe Bushbuck.
Bird watching opportunities in Chobe are ample and include some 350
species including the awesome African Fish Eagle, the rare Pell’s Fishing
Owl, Saddle-billed Storks, Long-toed Plovers, Pink-backed Pelicans, African
Skimmers, Bradfield's Hornbills and Carmine Bee-eaters. In addition, the
sunsets are spectacular.

To explore Zambia is to step back into the untamed Africa of legend. It is
the real Africa with vast, unspoiled wilderness areas waiting to be
discovered. The country is shaped by three great rivers, bordered by three
breathtaking lakes and sheltered by big, big skies. It is a land that beckons
adventurers and those who prefer to avoid the busy tourist destinations.
While thrill seekers can try the white water frenzy of the Zambezi River or
the adrenaline choked bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge,
Zambia also offers fine wildlife safaris. It is a place for an African walking
safari with great hiking trails, glorious sunsets, friendly people, ancient
traditions and mystic legends, and of nature at its wildest and most

Victoria Falls
‘So lovely it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’ said
David Livingstone of the supreme Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘The smoke that
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thunders’). This legendary traveler first saw the Falls from the Zambian side
and his memory is enshrined in the nearby town of Livingstone. The views
from the Zimbabwean & Zambian side are quite different, varying
dramatically depending on the season and water flow.
The Falls are over a mile in length and boast the largest curtain of water in
the world - over 500 million litres of water per minute casade over the falls
and drop 100 m at Rainbow Falls on the Zambian side. Not surprisingly is it
the seventh natural wonder of the world and fast becoming one of the
top adventure destinations in the world.
The river is divided into a series of braided channels that descend in many
separate falls. Below the Falls the river enters a narrow series of gorges,
which represent locations successively occupied by the falls earlier in their
history. Since the uplifting of the Makgadikgadi Pan area some two million
years ago, the Zambezi River has been cutting through the basalt base
rock, exploiting weak fissures, and forming a series of retreating gorges.
Seven previous waterfalls occupied the seven gorges below the present
falls, and Devil's Cataract in Zimbabwe is where the next cut back will
form a new waterfall that will eventually leave the present falls lip high
above the river in the gorge below.

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