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Okamana explorer: From Okavango to Mana Pools

Botswana - Zambia • 17days on site

    Canoeing the Zambezi

    Highlights!

  • Mokoro (canoe) inside Okavango
  • Canoeing on Lower Zambezi in bivouac
  • 4x4 in Moremi, Chobe and Linyanti reserves
  • Victoria Falls
  • accomodation10 nights camping and others in charming camps
  • walksOptional walks. 3 days canoeing
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    Departure on request from 4 people

Okamana Explorer combines the Elephants kingdom (Botswana) and Canoeing the Zambezi (Zambia). This trip revives the great explorations from the past in pristine territories of the African continent. Go deep into the bush and discover the delights of the Okavango Delta and of the Lower Zambezi by foot, aboard canoes and mokoros and also in 4x4s. Adventurous bivouacs on islands alternate with nights spent in comfortable camps built in harmony with natural surroundings. Our Okamana Explorer is the exploration trip par excellence!

Day by day ...

Days 1-2: Moremi Game reserve - Okavango...

We leave from Maun in 4x4 for Moremi game reserve (there is also a possibility to reach Moremi in light aircraft with extra).

J2, we board the mokoros (canoes). Propelled with the aid of pins by Tswana guides, we slip slowly between the papyruses while pushing ourselves deeply in this maze of canals.

In the afternoon, aboard a motor boat, we venture ourselves in other canals always more mysterious and fascinating.

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Days 3-4: Moremi Game reserve - Kwai...

Today, we head towards the north east of the reserve, in the Kwai region which borders Chobe game reserve.

The Kwai area contrasts with that of Xakanaxa since it offers different landscapes. This is an excellent area for lions. However we can also hope to see buffalos, giraffes, jackals, hyenas, leopards, zebras, wildebeest and many more.

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Days 5-6: Chobe National Park - Savuti...

Leaving Moremi, we enter Chobe National Park and drive slowly northwards through it to reach Savuti, while searching for animals. Chobe is indeed a kingdom for big cats and contains more than 80,000 - the biggest African population.

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Day 7: Chobe River...

Today, we have a long transfer north as we drive through Chobe to reach Chobe River, where we camp. These permanent waters attract large herds of elephant and buffalo, which appear in the late afternoon for a drink.

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Day 8: Chobe River - Kasane…

Today, we go on our last 4x4 safari along the banks of Chobe towards Kasane. We spend the night in en-suite bungalows with en-suite bathrooms in a lodge facing the river.

The soundscape in this area is inimitable. One can hear birds' songs, hippos grunting, monkeys crawl and croaking of invisible frogs. Elephants on the other hand are ubiquitous!

In late afternoon, aboard a cruise ship, we enjoy a wonderful show while watching the sunset.

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Activities included

Days 9-10: Livingstone (Victoria falls)…

After breakfast, we are transferred to our lodge in Livingstone where we will spend the last two nights of our journey.

Optional activities during those two days at your own charge: visit of Victoria falls, rafting on the zambezi River, elastic jump, flight over the Falls in ULM or helicopter, safari on horseback or on back of elephants. Meals at your own charge.

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Day 11: Livingstone - Lower Zambezi...

After flying from Livingstone to Lusaka we transfer by car to the Lower Zambezi. This camp is on the edge of the majestic river with a dramatic background of the Zambezi mountain range. Dinner and overnight in chalets.

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Plus flight Livingstone - Lusaka

Days 12-14: Canoeing the Zambezi River...

During the next three days, we paddle down the Zambezi River in stable Canadian-style canoes. We carry all the camping equipment with us in order to be completely autonomous. The camps are located on islands in the middle of the river and dinners are taken around the campfire, under the shining stars. Our background music is the sound of the savannah!

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Days 15-16: Lodge on the Zambezi...

This morning, we paddle for another two hours before meeting with the 4x4 and transfer to our lodge built on the banks of the Zambezi. The camp blends exoticism and luxury and is perfectly harmonious with the surrounding greenery.

We will do 4x4 safaris with optional game walks in the morning.

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Day 17: Zambezi - Lusaka

We depart this morning from our nearby airstrip to Lusaka, where the tour ends.

 

Practical infos ...

Trip starts: Maun airport.

Trip ends: Lusaka airport

Groups:

4 min - 8 max.

Age min: 12 years old.

Accommodation:

In ensuite Bungalows with ensuite bathrooms at Kasane and Livingstone.

Camping during the first seventh nights. The type of bedding and tents depends on the chosen level of comfort.

Camping during the canoeing trip on the Zambezi River.

Transport:

Customised Land Rover 4x4. The vehicle can be opened or closed with large sliding windows on the sides. The choice of the vehicule will depend on the weather. Motorboat and canadian Style canoe on the Zambezi River. Light aircrafts for the journeys Livingstone - Lusaka and Zambezi - Lusaka.

Meals:

Meals are taken in restaurants in Kasane and Livingstone. When camping, meals are prepared around the fire by the team. They are rich in African flavour. The content is also dependent on the chosen level

 

Conditions...

What is included:

All road transfers, all mentioned activities in the itinerary, mentioned meals, park fees and professional guides.

What is not included:

International flights, personal expenses, drinks, tips, airport tax, visas, excluded meals and optional activities.

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