General

4 Days (3 Nights) Zambezi Chobe Classic

These itineraries are flexible, and where possible, be amended to suit each clients specific requirements.
Houseboats depart from the lodge in Katima Mulilo with the drop off 120km downstream on the Chobe River in Kasane, Botswana
Depending on your next destination:
You can return to the lodge by road transfer
Your vehicles can be brought round to the drop off point in Kasane
Continue as per your own itinerary
A minimum three night safari with excellent birding and angling opportunities on the Zambezi River, the Chobe River excellent for birding and game viewing with limited angling.
Can be combined with an overnight stay at the lodge before and after the safari.

Three nights – Omitting two nights stay at the lodge, thus one night camping with the houseboat along the Zambezi River, two nights camping with the houseboat along the Chobe River overlooking the Chobe National Park. Departure no later than 11am.

DAY 1

ROUTE:

Mid-morning departure on the Zambezi River.
Breakfast at lodge – fully catered
Lunch, Dinner – self catering / assisted self catering

OVERNIGHT

Overnight – Camping with houseboat along the riverbank

DAY 2

ROUTE:

We continue our journey down the Zambezi River, entering the Chobe River through the Casaia Channel at Impalila Island. Travel upstream along the Chobe National Park viewing the spectacular bird and wildlife this area has to offer.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – self catering /assisted self catering

OVERNIGHT

Overnight – Camping with the houseboat along the river bank

DAY 3

ROUTE:

Enjoy another leisurely day on the Chobe River. A traditional village tour and short hike is optional.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – self catering / assisted self catering

OVERNIGHT

Overnight – Camping with the houseboat along the river bank

DAY 4

ROUTE:

We make our way back down the Chobe River where the boat will drop you off at Kasane Border Post in Botswana around 10am from where you will be transferred by road back to Katima Mulilo.
Breakfast at lodge – fully catered

OVERNIGHT

Departure

RATES (per Person):

Self Catering
01.11.2016 – 31.10.2017
2 participants: per person – N$ 3700.00
3 participants: per person – N$ 2500.00
4 participants: per person – N$ 1900.00
5 participants: per person – N$ 1600.00
6 participants: per person – N$ 1300.00

Assisted Self Catering
01.11.2016 – 31.10.2017
2 participants: per person – N$ 4900.00
3 participants: per person – N$ 3700.00
4 participants: per person – N$ 3100.00
5 participants: per person – N$ 2800.00
6 participants: per person – N$ 2500.00

Catering Option
Self-Catering
Clients supply their own food and beverages. Client prepares meals.

Assisted Self-Catering
The boat is stocked with the necessary foodstuff, accompanied by a guideline menu. Meals are prepared by the client. The boat can also be stocked with beverages according to your specifications. Beverage costs are excluded and will be charged additionally.

INCLUDED:

Accommodation at lodge, houseboat rental and tender boat rental where applicable
Skippers for boating activities
Meals as per catering option chosen
Angling License Fees
15% VAT and Tourism Levies

EXCLUDED:

Meals as per catering option chosen
All beverages
Guide Fees for boating activities
Vehicle transfers Katima Mulilo to Kasane
Cross Border Fees and Visa Fees if applicable
Vehicle storage in Kasane
Transfers
Tackle Rental – optional @ N$ 150 per rod per safari. Rods, reels and lures lost or broken will be charged additionally.
Estimated fuel usage charges – will be charged at the rate applicable at the time of your booking

KITLIST FOR OVERNIGHT SAFARIS
The boats are equipped with the following:

2 x rooftops tents, 12V fridge and gas stove, shower and toilet
Kitchenware, cooking utensils, cutlery, camping chairs and table
Cooler boxes and ice
Sleeping bags, cushions, fleece blankets and towels
Wood, firelighters, matches and cleaning materials
Lighting and oil lamps
Basic Medical Kit
Angling Tackle – optional

You will need to bring:

Meals and beverages as per catering option
Passport and personal documentation including certified copies stored elsewhere
Spending money in N$ or SA Rand (1 SA Rand = 1Namibian Dollar) For shopping in Zambia/Zimbabwe/Botswana – U$ or Euro’s is preferable
Waterproof and secure bag for documents and money
Travel/tog bag – (not a suitcase please) and a small day pack
Personal torch – preferably a head torch with spare bulb and batteries
Camera with enough batteries for the duration of the safari
Binoculars for game viewing and bird watching
Sunscreen, lip salve, sunhat and good quality sunglasses
Comfortable, lightweight shoes/sandals suitable for water activities and short hikes
Waterproof jacket, comfortable clothing, swim wear and warm clothing – it can get quite cold at night
Insect repellant and personal medical and hygiene kit

NB: The Caprivi is a malaria area – find out from your GP/Travel Clinic on a suitable prophylaxis

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