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Classic Botswana

Trip Length

Trip Code

7 days PFCB

Maximum Passengers

8 people

Countries Visited

Botswana, Zambia

Start City

End City

Livingstone, Southern Zambia Maun, Botswana
Classic Botswana

Glide through the watery maze of the Okavango Delta and witness hundreds of elephants in Chobe National Park. Not a bad way to spend seven days on holiday!

 

TRIP CHANGE FOR 2015:
The tour duration will increase by 1 day, making it an 8 day tour.
As a result, the first night of the tour will be at Victoria Falls, before departing for Chobe National Park on the morning of Day 2.

Why we love it:

Classic Botswana


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone - Chobe National Park

Travel time: Approximately 2-3 hours driving (not including time spent at border)

Meals included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Chobe National Park

Activities:

Day 2: Chobe National Park

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Chobe National Park

Activities:

Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve

Travel time: Mokoro ride times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Moremi Crossing or similar, Okavango Delta

Activities:

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve - Khwai River

Travel time: Boat cruise times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Moremi Crossing or similar, Okavango Delta

Activities:

Day 5-6: Okavango Delta

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Pom Pom Camp or similar, Okavango Delta

Activities:

Day 7: Maun

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Maun Airport, Maun

Activities:


Your Trip

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFLX - Livingstone Extension
PFKW - Kalahari Extension
PFKP - Kruger Wildlife Experience

What's Included

Transport

Not Included


What to know

Fitness

You do not need any real fitness for this safari besides the ability to get in and out of the mokoros (traditional dugout canoe).

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Botswana
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Botswana. For other nationalities that do require a visa to enter into Botswana, this is no longer able to be purchased upon arrival. Your visa will need to be pre-arranged - please contact your travel agent for assistance.

Zambia
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently do require a visa for Zambia. A visa can be purchased at the airport or on the border on arrival. The visa must be paid in cash in USD. If you are entering Zambia more than once it is suggested that you request a multiple entry visa. The cost for a single entry visa is US$50 and a double entry visa is US$80. A multiple entry visa must be obtained prior to arrival. A day visa is US$20. If obtaining the visa on arrival, please check that you have been given enough days to cover your stay in Zambia. If you overstay the dates on your visa, then you will be charged an additional US$250 per person, per day. Please ensure you have US dollars cash and that the notes are series 2006 or later in issue.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Botswana

Botswana-Lonely Planet

The Guide to Botswana-Alec Campbell

Birds of Southern Africa-Newman

The Chobe-Bruce Aitken

The Lost World of the Kalahari-Laurence Van der Post

Okavango-Sea of Land, Land of Water-Bannister & Johnston

Zambia

Zambia Lonely Planet


Important Information

There is no Tour Leader on this tour, but lodge leaders at each of the lodges.

With water comes insects, especially mosquitoes - please remember to take precautions against them and also bring plenty of repellent.


Flights
As an arrival transfer is included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Livingstone International Airport on arrival and transfer you to Chobe Safari Lodge in Botswana. Please ensure you arrive prior to 10.00am. If you cannot arrive prior to this time we suggest you book a night's pre-tour accommodation in Livingstone. Your tour ends on arrival at Maun Airport. Please ensure departure flights are not booked to depart Maun prior to 12.00pm on the final day. There is a strict luggage allowance on your domestic flights within this tour. Please ensure you have only ONE soft sided bag with a maximum limit of 15kgs, and ONE piece of carry-on with a maximum limit of 5kgs. NO suitcases are permitted on this tour. As this is a safety requirement, any suitcases and/or luggage that fails to adhere to the above restrictions may result in the pilot being forced to leave luggage behind.
ITINERARY DISCLAIMER: Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements deriving from past travellers' and local operator feedback. The information given in this itinerary may differ slightly to that in the brochure. It's imperative that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated itinerary please visit our website: www.peregrineadventures.com Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some of the changes that may occur in our itineraries could be due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transportation. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for the chance of possible modifications to the trip en-route.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

11 September 2014


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