Birding in Victoria Falls _ Okavango Delta by gyvwpsjkko

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Falls & Okavango Delta
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PREPARED BY: Green Route Southern Africa
Destination Management in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

ON: Wednesday, 11 February 2009

YOUR CONTACT: Catherine Berns Email: extensiontours@greenroute.co.za
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days 1 & 2: arrival / victoria falls



    days 1 & 2: arrival / victoria falls


                           Arrival in Victoria Falls.

    Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will

  be met and transferred by road to Imbabala

          Safari Lodge where you will check-in.



                          Imbabala Safari Lodge

         Situated where Zimbabwe, Botswana,

   Zambia and Namibia converge, 80km west

   of Victoria Falls, Imbabala Safari Lodge has

   its own safari park in which Game drives are

    conducted and is directly on the banks of

    the Zambezi River, offering pontoon cruises

      to view the game and extensive bird life.

       It is a short drive to The Chobe National

   Park, making it the ideal location to explore

                  Victoria Falls and go on safari.



        Experienced guides are on hand for all                   Walking Safaris are available by prior
       activities. These centre around tracking         arrangement, as are fishing excursions for the
       game on morning, afternoon and night                renowned Tiger Fish. For guests spending a
    game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle on           longer time with us at Imbabala, we offer day
       the Imbabala Private Concession Area.              trips to Victoria Falls (additional charges are
   Exploring the Zambezi River by boat affords                applicable for non-scheduled activities.
           guests an exclusive river experience.

  Bird-watching opportunities are exceptional,          Overnight at Imbabala Safari Lodge on a fully
        as birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging     inclusive basis, including accommodation, all
         from water birds to shy forest dwellers,                  meals and game viewing activities
           attracted by the papyrus reeds that

                             border the Zambezi.
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day 3: victoria falls - kasane – chiefs camp



    day 3: victoria falls – kasane – chiefs camp


         After breakfast this morning you will be

          transferred via road to Kasane Airport

        in Botswana, where you will board your

      scheduled charter flight to Chiefs Camp.



       Upon arrival at Chiefs Camp you will be

    assisted and transferred by the lodge staff.



                                   Chiefs Camp

   Chief’s Camp is a luxury bush camp situated

       on Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta.

             It falls within the exclusive Mombo

   Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve in

  Botswana. In this “predator capital of Africa”,

  wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound,

    and guests enjoy exceptional opportunities            Twelve secluded, permanent luxury bush
     to interact with this amazing environment.         pavilions are designed for ultimate privacy
   Since the introduction of white rhino into the   and comfort, and to offer you a front row seat
  area, this is the only place in Botswana where     for this rich and rewarding African adventure.
     these magnificent animals can be seen in              Each pavilion features a thatched roof,
                      their natural environment.      spacious seating area, en-suite facilities with

                                                    indoor and outdoor shower as well as a private
  Chief’s Camp has been so skilfully integrated      game viewing deck with hammock and deck
      into the landscape that guests can often       chairs. Each unit boasts a generous mosquito
       view game without even leaving camp.            net on a four-poster bed, two wardrobes, a
         Shaded from the heat of the day by a                 book shelf, writing desk and mini bar.
    beautiful grove of jackalberry trees, Chief’s

      Camp is so remote you’ll feel like the only     Overnight at Chiefs Camp on a fully inclusive
                    humans for miles and miles.         basis, including accommodation, all meals

                                                                        and game lodge activities
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days 4 & 5: chiefs camp



    days 4 & 5: chiefs camp


     Game viewing opportunities include daily

     excursions in open-sided 4x4 vehicles and

   quiet mokoro excursions along narrow Delta

     channels during the flood season (subject

  to water levels). Expert guides are always on

  hand to offer a wealth of wildlife knowledge,

  to help you make the most of these rare and

                      wonderful opportunities.



  Overnight at Chiefs Camp on a fully inclusive

    basis, including accommodation, all meals

                    and game lodge activities
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day 6: victoria falls - kasane - chiefs camp



    day 6: chiefs camp – stanleys camp


    After your early morning game activity you

  will be transferred via road to Kasane Airport

       in Botswana, where you will board your

    scheduled charter flight to Stanleys Camp.



     Upon arrival at Stanleys Camp you will be

    assisted and transferred by the lodge staff.



                                 Stanleys Camp

         Set in an amphitheatre of Ebony and

   Sausage Trees on the southern tip of Chief’s

   Island, in 260,000 acres of untamed African

   bush, Stanley’s Camp accommodates only

      16 visitors. Bordering the southern section

     of the famous Moremi Game Reserve this

  private concession is located by definition in     the finest linen, antique furniture individually
  the seasonal delta. The flood waters arrive in     selected and oriental carpets that transport
   June, though there is often navigable water        you to early 19th century Africa. Each unit
            all year round due to the presence         offers en-suite facilities, a private balcony
                             of the Mboro River.    and is equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan,

                                                       and in-room safe. The camp also provides
     The beautifully-appointed tents evoke an         a torch as well as complimentary mosquito
    atmosphere of “classic Africa,” with hand-       repellant & toiletries. Hammocks and Morris
   crafted beds, antique furniture and oriental     chairs on the decks are perfect for relaxation
  carpets combining to create surroundings of                              in the African sunshine.
                             colonial-era luxury.

                                                    Overnight at Chiefs Camp on a fully inclusive
  The delicately appointed tents exude classic        basis, including accommodation, all meals
        Africa; handcrafted beds dressed with                          and game lodge activities
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day 7: victoria falls - kasane - chiefs camp



    day 7: stanleys camp


       The adjacent bush around camp is rich

     with excitement: on game walks, day and

      nighttime drives, and mokoro excursions,

  guests can track a wide variety of big-game

     species, from Giraffe and Elephant to Lion

   and Leopard. Game drives are conducted

     in custom built open vehicles, which offer

      unencumbered views. Game drives are

  conducted early morning and late afternoon

          or as otherwise requested (subject to

  availability). The accompanying professional

      guides are among the best in Botswana.

     As Stanley’s Camp is situated on a private

      concession, night drives are offered and

  usually combined with the afternoon activity.            loving birds, including sightings of Pel’s Fishing

                                                             Owl, Lesser Gallinule, Lesser Jacana, African
  Walking activities are offered throughout the                   Crake, Painted Snipe, Longtoed Plover,
      year and are lead by armed professional                    Greater Swamp Warbler, Pygmy Goose,
  guides. The walks are highly educational and               Wattled Crane, Slaty Egret, Western Banded
    offer a completely different perspective of               Snake Eagle, Black Coucal, Brown Firefinch
                           the Botswanan bush.                                           and Dwarf Bittern.


          From a birder’s perspective, the most             Overnight at Chiefs Camp on a fully inclusive
    interesting feature of the Okavango is that               basis, including accommodation, all meals
    it creates an ideal habitat for many water-                                and game lodge activities



                                                                                 day 8: stanleys camp


                   After your early morning game activity you will be transferred via air charter to Maun.

                   Upon arrival in Maun you will be met and assisted with check-in for your onward flight.
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costs


    GUIDELINE COSTS:

 US$ 8,565 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

 Quote Includes:

    • Accommodation & transfers as specified in the itinerary

    • Meals as specified in the itinerary

    • House Wines, local brand drinks and beverages at Chiefs Camp & Stanleys Camp

    • Activities as specified in the itinerary

    • National Park Fees

    • Emergency Medical Evacuation

    • Laundry services at Chiefs Camp & Stanleys Camp

    • Scheduled charter flight, one way: Kasane / Chiefs Camp

    • Scheduled flight, one way: Chiefs Camp / Stanleys Camp

    • Scheduled flight, one way: Stanleys Camp / Maun



 Quote Excludes:

    • International flights

    • Regional flights

    • Drinks not specified, premium brand drinks at Chiefs Camp & Stanleys Camp

    • Elephant Interaction activities at Stanleys Camp

    • All visa and departure taxes

    • Optional excursions in Victoria Falls at additional costs

    • Personal extras such as telephone calls, laundry, curios, room service etc

    • Excess baggage

    • Gratuities and porterage (at guests’ own discretion)

    • Travel Insurance – it is compulsory that all guests have travel insurance



 Please Note:

    • Charter flights are based on seat-in-plane scheduled flights.

    • Baggage restriction on charter flights is strictly 20kgs (44lbs) – soft-sided bags only

    • The above costing is based on 2 pax traveling together.

    • Please note that the quoted costs are nett and non-comissionable.

    • This guideline cost is for indication purposes only and is subject to a re-quote based upon specific

      enquiry.

								
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