SMALL-SCHULTZ: Africa 2024

KENYA, TANZANIA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE & BOTSWANA

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Safaris by design

EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARI

Dannette & David SMALL-SCHULTZ

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WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!

    The best of Eastern & Southern Africa!

    The Mara Naboisho Conservancy in southwest Kenya is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.Wildlife sightings are as good – if not better – than in its bigger sister, the Maasai Mara National Reserve. In addition to cheetahs, elephants, and giraffes, the area has one of the world’s highest concentrations of lions.

    The Serengeti, home to some of the world’s most diversified animals, but also the start and finish line for one of the world’s final big migrations.

    The Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-takingly gorgeous environment and the greatest place to observe the Big Five in East Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, as one of the world’s most amazing and well-known natural wonders!

    Soak up the dazzling wonders of Cape Town! Cape Town is a vibrant and diverse city located in South Africa, offering a wealth of attractions. Get ready to me amazed!

    See the astonishing sight of Zimbabwe’s incredible Victoria Falls. Enjoy everything from elephant encounters to white-water rafting, helicopter tours, a visit to a traditional African village and bungee jumping!

    Take a water safari through Botswana’s stunning Chobe National Park spotting hippos, leopards, giraffes, crocodiles and more from the comfort of the exquisite Chobe River House Boat.  Drink in the phenomenal views from the private viewing deck.

    A truly astonishing safari adventure across Eastern & Southern Africa. A once in a lifetime, custom African safari adventure where you will enjoy astonishing wildlife, luxury accommodation and extraordinary experiences!

    OVERVIEW

    Itinerary at a glance

    ◽️ DAY 0         | Travel

         Departure

    ◽️ DAY 1-2      | Kenya

         Nairobi

    ◽️ DAY  3-5      | Kenya

       Naboisho Conservancy

    ◽️ DAY 6-8      | Tanzania

         Serengeti NP

    ◽️ DAY 9-10     | Tanzania

         Ngorongoro Crater

    ◽️ DAY 11         | Kenya

         Nairobi

    ◽️ DAY 12-15    | South Africa

         Cape Town

    ◽️ DAY 16-17    | Zimbabwe

         Victoria Falls

     

    ◽️ DAY 18-19    | Botswana

         Chobe River

    ◽️ DAY 20       | Return 

        Departure

    ◽️ DAY 21        | Arrival

         Arrive USA

     

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    Visualize your journey!

    DAY 0  | Travel

    YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS NOW!

    📍 Depart home

    DEPARTURE

    Your adventure starts now!

    Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.

    * See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

    DAY 1-2 | Arrive in Kenya, Nairobi

    NAIROBI (Kenya)

    Nairobi overnight

    📍 Tamarind Tree Hotel

    TAMARIND TREE HOTEL

    Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

    Located in Nairobi, with easy access to Nairobi's Wilson airport. The perfect arrival spot  and arrival overnight accommodation.Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is approx 10 miles away

    B&B

    HOTEL

    OVERNIGHT

    DAY 3-5 | Naboisho Safari days

    NABOISHO CONSERVANCY

    Great Migration Safari days

    📍 Encounter Mara

    NABOISHO

    Area Overview

    Named "Mara Naboisho," which means 'coming together' in Maasai, this is the second largest conservancy in Masai Mara.The conservancy's scenic undulating hills, acacia woodlands along riverbanks, and expansive grasslands provide a habitat for groups of elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, and numerous lions.Naboisho Conservancy offers a unique and private safari experience.

    The conservancy was established not only to conserve the environment and wildlife, but also to protect and empower the local Masai community. The conservancy is formed from parcels of land owned by over 500 Maasai landowner families.  Conservancy fees are directed back to these landowners, providing them with a sustainable livelihood in return for setting aside their land as a wildlife reserve. By visiting the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, you will be playing a part in protecting the cultural heritage of the local Masai and improving their access to vital services. When you stay at Naboisho, a large part of the conservancy fee is channeled back into the community, making the project more sustainable. This is a ground-breaking project of tourism benefiting conservation and community. With its high concentration of wildlife, and generous personal space and freedom on offer, visitors enjoy exceptional wildlife encounters.

    The Initial research indicates that Mara Naboisho Conservancy has one of the highest densities of lions in Africa. One of the major prides, comprised of 22 lions, makes its home near Encounter Mara. The conservancy also has impressive numbers of elephant, giraffe, and other plains animals, in addition to hosting endangered species like Cheetahs and some of the rarest animals in Kenya, such as Wild Dog which have been sighted recently in the conservancy.Other rare species such as Aardvark, Caracal, Serval cat, Aardwolf, and Ratel are occasionally found. Naboisho is a bird watcher’s paradise with several bird species rarely seen elsewhere in the Mara such as White-Headed Buffalo-Weavers, Northern White-Crowned Shrike, Pigmy Falcon, Von Der Deckens Hornbills, Bush Pipits.

    While the charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is its exclusivity, the philosophy of the conservancy is refreshingly inclusive. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy also limits the number of tourists who may enter the area, thereby reducing the crowds of vehicles. Guests often find themselves the only vehicle around, giving spectacular, unspoiled views of exciting wildlife.

    *Morning transfer to local airstrip for your scheduled chartered flight into the heart of Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Airstrip meet & greet with road transfer to camp. Arrive for lunch, enjoy an afternoon siesta and get ready for the afternoon game viewing!

    *See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

    Activities: Safari days!

    Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

    Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

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    5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
    6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
    9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
    11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
    1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
    2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
    3.30 pm: High Tea
    4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
    7: 30 pm Dinner Time
    9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
     

     

     LEOPARD HILLS

    Camp Overview

    The camp offers a unique location in the heart of Mara Naboisho Conservancy for you to experience the magic of the Kenyan savannah. The camp is situated next to a series of watering holes where the wildlife flock to drink, offering you a chance to observe the African wildlife from a prime spot. And to top it all, you are able to enjoy the scenery without disturbance, as this part of Naboisho Conservancy is restricted from motorized vehicles.

    What makes accommodation truly special is the adjustable motorized roof of the tents, which provides an unhindered view of the African night sky. Dubbed the Star Bed, the tent roof can be opened to present a stunning view of the African night sky for you to marvel before falling asleep. The tent offers an almost 360 degree view of the surroundings, from your bed towards the Fig Tree and the water holes and from the bathroom to the back. With indoor and outdoor showers, each tent has its own theme and houses an outdoor fireplace on a large terrace.

    ACTIVITIES: discover the unspoiled natural beauty of the Mara while engaging in a variety of safari activities.
    Birdwatching, Cultural Experiences, Guided Tours, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Yoga

    FULL BOARD

    TENTED CAMP

    GAME VIEW

    DAY 6-8 | Serengeti Safari days

    SERENGETI (Central)

    Safari Days

    📍 Lemala Nanyukie

    SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    Area Overview

    Experience the Serengeti wildebeest migration like never before. Get ready for an exhilarating journey through the vast plains, accompanied by herds of zebra and other majestic wildlife.

    Witness this annual spectacle of nature as the wildebeest migrate in search of fresh grazing and better-quality water. With the precise timing of their movement dependent on rainfall patterns, every moment is filled with anticipation. Join us on an extraordinary adventure and discover the true essence of Africa.

    Activity: Safari days!

    Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

    Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

    READ MORE DETAILS!

    5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
    6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
    9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
    11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
    1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
    2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
    3.30 pm: High Tea
    4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
    7: 30 pm Dinner Time
    9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
     

     

     LEMALA NAYUKIE

    Camp Overview

    Lemala Nanyukie is located in the central Serengeti, just outside of the busy Seronera area. The region is well-known for its abundance of big cats and hosts the annual wildebeest migration between November and January.

    Aside from the site itself (which is arguably one of the most spectacular in the region), our unique curved roof design pays homage to the overall aesthetic of the timeless acacia tree. This design-build project is the epitome of Serengeti magic.

    Nestled among rocky outcrops of the Serengeti's grassy savannah, shaded by ancient acacia trees. Lemala Nanyukie is elegantly furnished with hardwood, luxurious upholstery, and lavish chandeliers. It is beautifully constructed with a fine balance of contemporary and traditional.

    ACTIVITIES

    • Be wowed by the area's high density of game viewing on 4x4 drives and nature walks led by expert guides.
    • Balloon Safaris are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Float in a hot air balloon over the famous Serengeti, with its breath-taking scenery and incredible wildlife...
    • Walking safaris are also available at Lemala Nanyukie, either directly from camp or after a short drive to a suitable starting point. The walk takes at least 2.5 to 4 hours but can take all day if guests want to go on a longer walk. This is an optional activity that must be pre-booked because an armed ranger must accompany the team on the hike.

    *Please see your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

    FULL BOARD

    TENTED CAMP

    GAME VIEW

    DAY 9-10 | Ngorogoro Crater

    NGORONGORO CRATER

    Ngorongoro Crater experience

    📍 Lemala Ngorongoro

    NGORONGORO CRATER

    Area Overview

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans 8,300 square kilometres, stretching from the Rift Valley to the Serengeti. About 2.5 million years ago the young Ngorongoro Volcano became filled with molten rock that then solidified into a crust or roof. As the lava chamber emptied, the solid dome collapsed and from this was formed the largest caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) offers one of the richest wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent.

     

    Approximately 25,000 large animals live in the natural enclosure formed by the 200sq miles crater, while the greater conservancy surroundings are home to wildebeest and zebra migratory movement in the wet season. It is undoubtedly the best place in Africa to see the Big Five, and photo opportunities are superb. The mineral-rich floor of the crater is covered in nutritious grasses, attracting great herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle that can even be seen from the crater rim, swarming across the landscape in great columns.The rainforests of the crater walls are home to elephant, buffalo, leopard and cheetah, making for spectacular game viewing.

    It was recently voted one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the last remaining areas in Tanzania where you can see the endangered Black Rhino. A small population is thriving in this idyllic environment, and it remains one of the few wild places where they continue to breed.

    In the conservation area lives 56,000 Masai in harmony with the East African Wildlife. Seeing the Masai let their herds share the grazing areas with thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras is unique phenomenon.

    Ngorongoro Crater safari

    Ngorongoro Crater! Another great day in your  safari adventure - Experience one of the world's most astonishing and renowned natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater!  This volcanic crater forms stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa. Based on fossil evidence, various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years.

    Crater decent day schedule:

    Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive, exploring the panoramic, short-grass prairies along the floor of this ancient volcanic caldera. Home to rare black rhinos as well as lions, hyenas and gazelles, this incredible “Lost World” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    7:00 am: Morning breakfast at the lodge.
    7:30 am: Drive to Ngorongoro conservation area and descend in the crater for a game drive for the rest of the day. Lunch will take place at the picnic site inside the park.
    4:00 pm: Depart Ngorongoro highlands and be transferred to lodge

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     LEMALA NGORONGORO

    Camp Overview

    FULL BOARD

    TENTED CAMP

    GAME VIEW

    DAY 11 | Nairobi overnight

    NAIROBI (Kenya)

    Nairobi overnight

    📍 4 Points by Sheraton

    4 POINTS BY SHERATON

    Hotel Overview

    Located only 1 mi (1.6 km) from the airport, Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). You can grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a health club and a fitness centre.

    B&B

    HOTEL

    OVERNIGHT

    DAY 12-15 | Cape Town

    CAPE TOWN

    Explore

    📍 Azamare Guest House

    CAPE TOWN

    Cape Town has has it all! Much more than just a stunning backdrop! It is a vibrant, fun and cultural city. Strikingly modern and contemporary, Cape Town is actually the oldest city in South Africa. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a bustling modern marina full of restaurants and shops, but venture deeper into the city to explore Cape Town’s genteel, cobbled walkways and colonial buildings.

    Natural Beauty: Prepare to be captivated by Cape Town's awe-inspiring natural beauty. The city is nestled between the iconic Table Mountain, with its mesmerizing flat top, and the stunning Atlantic coastline. Explore the rugged Cape Peninsula, where the crashing waves of the Cape of Good Hope meet towering cliffs. Witness the vibrant floral display of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its rich biodiversity and colorful landscapes.

    Wine lands: Cape Town is a gateway to the renowned Cape Wine lands, an idyllic region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Discover the art of wine making through wine tastings at world-class estates. Savor the flavors of exceptional wines while enjoying breathtaking views of vine-covered hills. Indulge in gourmet cuisine paired with exquisite vintages, creating a sensory experience you won't soon forget.

    Rich Culture and History: Cape Town is steeped in a vibrant cultural tapestry, shaped by its diverse heritage. Visit the historic Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and gain insight into South Africa's struggle for freedom. Stroll through the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood with its brightly painted houses and learn about its Cape Malay history. Immerse yourself in local markets, museums, and galleries, all reflecting the city's rich cultural fabric.

    Adventure Awaits: If you seek adventure, Cape Town delivers! Dive into thrilling activities like shark cage diving, where you come face-to-face with these incredible predators. Take to the skies and paraglide over picturesque coastal cliffs, or brave the heights with a hike up Table Mountain. For water enthusiasts, enjoy surfing, kayaking, or simply bask in the sun on the pristine beaches.

    Private tour: Cape Point & Peninsula

    Cape Point & Cape Peninsula tour! Discover Cape Point, the scenic promontory at the southwestern tip of the continent. Journey past  base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, along bucolic Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor and over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare bonteboks and chacma baboons.

    At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins; accustomed to humans, they provide endless photo opportunities.

    The Cape Peninsula boasts warm sands on Clifton’s secluded beaches and trendy cafés in Camps Bay. Explore the stunning Atlantic Seaboard feasting your eyes on rugged coastlines and other unblemished geographic landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles and the impressive slopes of Lion’s head.

    Explore the village of Hout Bay wondrously framed by mountains before meandering along Chapman’s Peak, precariously aligned along the edge of the mountain. World famous this 9 km route with 114 curves, makes it one of the most magnificent marine drives in the world.

    Simons Town is a must see offering gemstone hunting, jewellery sales and the wobbly penguins of Boulder’s that show-off gloriously. Boulders Beach remains the only place in the world where one can get up close to African Penguins. Penguin viewing is made easier by boardwalks that lead visitors across the beaches.  Head to the Cape Point Lighthouse, an important icon of the Cape Peninsula, ascend to this rugged, craggy spot and gaze at the rocky coastline and the ocean tumbling below, and Cape of Good Hope, the most south-western point of Africa

    *Please see your safari itinerary for details

     

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    Tour: V& A Waterfront

    Visit the Victoria & Alfred WaterfrontSituated between Robben Island and Table Mountain, in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views. Two Oceans Aquarium, boat trips, Robben island, arts, crafts, curios and more!

    *See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics. Spend the day at the V&A Waterfront and enjoy lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

    Tour: City & Cultural 

    This tour explores the vibrant Cape Town City Bowl and showcases its heritage landmarks. The bustling central business district of Cape Town lies in the shadow of Table Mountain.The city is rich in history and home to a multi-cultural population. This tour will give you just a glimpse of what the city of Cape Town has to offer.

    • Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town City Hall and Parliament Buildings
    • Iziko South African Museum & Company Gardens
    • Bo-Kaap
    • Signal Hill
    • Lions Hill
    • Clifton and Camps Bay

    *Weather permitting, take the cable car up Table Mountain to take in an inspiring panorama of the city. Cable car tast track tickets not included,  approx. U$ 50 pp and for guest account 

    *See your safari itinerary for logistics

     

     

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    Tour: Cape Wine lands

    Explore the captivating allure of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, where rolling vineyard-covered hills intersect with historic charm, inviting you to embark on a sensory journey of wine tasting at world-renowned estates, indulge in gourmet dining that harmonizes with the local flavors.  Stroll through oak-lined streets adorned with Cape Dutch architecture.

    Surrounded yourself with  a serene and breathtaking landscape, that seamlessly marries the old-world elegance with the vibrancy of South African wine culture.

    Visit various wineries in and around the stunning Stellenbosch area. Enjoy wine tasting and lunch on the way. This is the Cape wine lands!

    *Please see your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

    AZAMARE

     Guest House Overview

    B&B

    GUEST HOUSE

    TOURS

    DAY 16-17 | Victoria Falls

    VICTORIA FALLS

    Experience

    📍 528 Vic Falls Guest House

    VICTORIA FALLS

    Victoria Falls is the 7th wonder of the world! Located in Zimbabwe, situated in the heart of Southern Africa and entirely landlocked. 12% of its land is allocated to National Parks and Game Reserves.

    Undoubtedly, the country's most iconic attraction is the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or the "Smoke That Thunders" because of the spray made by the mass of water dropping 100 meters below in the gorges. Victoria Falls is twice the size of Niagara Falls and stretches across a significantly longer distance. Visitors can get up close to the falls, but be prepared to experience some splashing.

    The Victoria Falls, now in it's 150 millionth fantastic year, - its zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience—the sight, the sound, the smell—and the humbling feeling that this is indeed nature's supreme masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict reality. And nothing prepares you for your first sight. .

    The Victoria Falls present a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe—the largest sheet of falling water in the world and significant worldwide for its exceptional geological and geomorphological features and active land formation processes with outstanding beauty attributed to the falls, i.e., the spray, mist, and rainbows.

    David Livingstone was the first European to see the Victoria Falls in 1855. The Scottish explorer is believed to have been the first European to view the falls, and he named them Victoria Falls in honor of Queen Victoria.

    While in Victoria Falls, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a delightful cruise on the Zambezi River for a different perspective of the falls, especially during sunset. You can also opt for a thrilling helicopter ride over the falls. For a unique experience, consider having afternoon tea at the classic Victoria Falls Hotel. Additionally, if you're interested in shopping, Victoria Falls is an excellent place to purchase local souvenirs, artwork, and handcrafted carvings.

    528 VIC FALLS

    The ideal destination from which our guests can explore the mighty Victoria Falls! and surrounds!Neutral and earthy-tones are blended with splashes of bright colors throughout the lodge. As you enter the house, after passing the lovely pond, a warm foyer greets you with a mixture of wall art and a curious wallpaper.

    Each of the 7 rooms have their own view over the gardens. All rooms have en-suite, stylish bathrooms with bronze washbasins, and showers with hand-carved screens.

    The main dining area, where breakfasts are served is bright and colorful thanks to more art and the large glass windows that stretch to the high double volume ceiling. From this room, the doors open onto the patio, the garden and the swimming pool.

    Lounges and patios are the perfect spot for reading, relaxing and chatting. One of the highlights is the "Treetop Bar" on the third floor, which has wonderful views above the tree canopy and beyond to the Zambezi River and Zambia in the distance.It's an ideal place for sun-downers and as evening settles in, to gaze up at the endless African night sky.

    ACTIVITIES
    Explore everything the Victoria Falls Rain forest are has to offer!  Crafts, curios and more!

    *A warm welcome awaits on arrival at the airport! Please be on the lookout for your driver with your name sign. Baggage assistance followed by a  20 mins. road transfer to your accommodation.

    *See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

    Transfer to Victoria Falls  via commercial flight. Flight time from  Cape Town to Victoria Falls is 3 hrs, and 1.5 hr from Johannesburg. Flights are booked  and details provided by AfricaPhotoSafaris.

    B&B

    GUEST HOUSE

    TOURS

    DAY 18-19 | Chobe River

    CHOBE RIVER

    Water based safari days!

    📍 Chobe Princess​ House Boat

     CHOBE RIVER

    Chobe National Park includes two incredible wildlife areas: Chobe Riverfront and Savute. The Chobe River is one of Africa’s magical rivers, attracting animal of all sizes. Chobe also offers the  highest density of elephants to be found anywhere in Africa, Chobe National Park is the ultimate safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

    Immerse yourself in nature's grandeur and witness the breathtaking spectacle of Chobe River's prolific wildlife, where majestic elephants roam freely, diverse bird species take flight, and unforgettable safari adventures await, making it a must-visit destination for every intrepid traveler.

    The Chobe River forms its northern boundary and in the extreme south-west it borders the Moremi Game Reserve. The riverfront is a markable wildlife area due to the permanent water source of the Chobe River. Most wildlife activity occurs along the banks of the river - especially during the drier winter months (May – October) when animals congregate at the river to quench their thirst. The spectacle of all the animals coming to drink and frolic at the water's edge is a sight to behold! Birding enthusiasts will find the riverfront a fantastic destination at this time with more than 400 species of birds, including migratory species and numerous birds of prey.

    All that said, Chobe National Park is most famous for its elephant and buffalo populations, both of which can herd in mammoth proportions. With an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 elephants, these gentle giants constantly surround you.

    The park's picturesque wetlands also attract a wide variety of bird life, with the chance to see numerous species among the 460 that call this place home or pass through, including raptors, vultures, and waterfowl.Head out on a sunrise game drive to observe the animals at the beginning of their day, when they are most active. You might even spot a leopard returning from a hunt.When you return to your luxury accommodations at the lodge in the evening, take pleasure in the comforts it offers, gather for dinner, and share stories about your day.

     

    CHOBE PRINCESS

    House Boat Overview

    Take your Chobe River game viewing experience to another level! With no set itinerary and only a small number of guests per boat, staying here feels like being on your own houseboat – and a very well appointed one! .

    Cruising along the Chobe River (Chobe NP)  at a leisurely pace with ever-changing landscapes is an exclusive and unique experience! Give your  safari an edgy flavor and include a stay on a beautiful house boat -the perfect end to your trip! Game viewing from the water provides a different perspective to wildlife behavior and the fishing opportunities are a dream come true for any avid fisherman!

    Each cabin is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, and each has its own private view onto the ever-changing landscapes beyond.As you lie on your king-sized bed, spot an elephant grazing on the riverbank nearby, or see a fish eagle diving for its prey. On the upper entertainment deck, a spacious lounge and bar area encourages you to take time out while there’s also a plunge pool that’s perfect for a refreshing dip. After a day spent doing as you please, fall asleep with the calls of hyena or even a lion drifting through the open doors of your cabin.The house boat has a minimum of 2 smaller “tender” boats for use on daily excursions.

    A major attraction of the area is the elephants, whose resident population is estimated to be over 120,000. Over 450 bird species found in this wetland paradise, try your hand at landing a tiger fish, or capture Africa’s unique beauty on a photographic safari. Whatever you choose to do, your day trips will be personal and flexible because you’ll be sharing the tender boats with a small number of guests. Alternatively, simply laze on a deck chair with an ice-cold drink in hand as you soak up the tranquillity that surrounds you.

    Kasane Airport or Kasane Immigration point pick up is followed by motorized boat transfer to the Namibian Immigration Office to get  your passport stamped; proceed to the boat. Get ready to be amazed! See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

    Morning pick up followed by 1.5hr road transfer to Kasane Immigration point in Botswana - Arrive at Kasane Immigration Point  between 1pm-2pm  foe meet & greet by houseboat representative. Next, transfers by small tender boat from Kasane immigration via Impalila Island immigration or customs clearance. The boat transfer is about 20 minutes. Please take note of Passpoert requitement &  of  empty Visa page requirement as well as unabridges birth certificate requirements for minors

    FULL BOARD

    HOUSE BOAT

    GAME VIEW

    DAY 20 | Return

    RETURN

    DEPARTURE

    Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.

    Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!

    TRAVEL INFO

    • Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more

    INCLUDED*

    • Experience of a lifetime
    • 24/7  support before & during your safari
    • Accommodation
    • Road transfers
    • Tours & Activities
    • Meals & Drinks
    • Tour Guide (where applicable)
    • Airport & airstrip transfers
    • Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
    • Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights

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    * As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary

    EXCLUDED*

    • International airfare
    • Personal gifts & purchases
    • Incidental charges
    • Travel insurance
    • Conservation fees*
    • Visa fees
    • Balloon safari* (if applicable)
    • Laundry*
    • Tips

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    * Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary

    GORILLA TREK PACKING LIST SUGGESTION

    Kindly note that the packing list below is just a mere guideline as you may have your own preferences

    • 1-2 long sleeved shirts
    • 3 short sleeved t-shirts
    • 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
    • A waterproof and windproof jacket
    • 1 skirt ( for women)
    • Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
    • Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking
    • (heavy soled rain boots also work well)
    • Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
    • Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
    • Sleepwear
    • Underwear
    • Lightweight wool socks
    • Swimsuit (and a plastic bag)

     Miscellaneous

    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses with neck strap
    • Insect repellent with DEET
    • Small day pack
    • Flashlight
    • Binoculars
    • Extra batteries
    • Camera and extra lenses
    • Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
    • Personal toiletries
    • Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself

    First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.

    What to Anticipate on a Gorilla Tracking Adventure

    PAPERWORK

    PASSPORTS

    • Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
    • Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
    • Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country

    CONTRACT

    • Download the Safari Contract
    • Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
    • A signed APPENDIX C / Indemnity is required for each person going on the safari.  Click here to print more copies if needed)

    GUEST INFORMATION

    KENYA VISAS

    *to be updated

    • Note that your need to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY visa for  Kenya
    • Local host details to be used for Tanzania & Kenya  applications incicated on Visa Invitation Letter

    TANZANIA VISAS

    • *to be updated
      • Note that your need to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY visa for  Tanzania
      • Local host details to be used for Tanzania & Kenya  applications incicated on Visa Invitation Letter