itinerary Tel: +27 (0)21 447 4021 Fax: +27 (0)21 447 4031 P O Box 12999 Mowbray, 7705 Head Office: 170 Lower Main Road Observatory, Cape Town BIRD South Africa VIC TO ING IN www.greenroute.co.za & O RIA FA KAV L ANG LS DEL O you TA ’ll only feel like for hum the mile ans s an mile d Birding in Victoria s Falls & Okavango Delta Africa’s only winner of the ultimate global trip delivery incentive accolade site crystal award 1995 & 2001 For a high res gallery of destination photographs, please go to www.greenroute.co.za 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: firstname.lastname@example.org birding in victoria falls & okavango delta 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. birding in victoria falls & okavango delta 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 birding in victoria falls & okavango delta 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 birding in victoria falls & okavango delta 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 birding in victoria falls & okavango delta 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. birding in victoria falls & okavango delta 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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