Photographic Explorer

The Royale Wilderness

(11 Nights, 12 Days Luxury Camping/Lodging)

9 Nights Comfort Camping Safari in Botswana, 2 Nights Lodge in the Historic Victoria Falls Hotel

Private Land Cruisers, professional wildlife guides with expertise in professional photography guiding.  Maximum of 4 guests in each vehicle, giving each photographer room to freely move from side to side for optimal photographic opportunities. With 4, each photographer can rotate to the front seat 1 out of 4 times.   Each land cruiser is equipped with charging stations to keep all of your equipment fully charged.

Below, you will find what is included and not included in the Tour.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Maun, Botswana/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
INCLUDED
All road transfers between camps
All accommodations on safari
All drinks
Emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital
Accommodations in Vic Falls
Laundry Service (when camping)
Warm and Friendly Staff
Accommodations
Professional guides – Photography Specialists
Road transfer from Kasane to Vic Falls
Park entrance, Camping fees
All Meals
All Game viewing activities
NOT INCLUDED
Travel Insurance
International Flights and Visas
Airport Taxes
Tips and Gratuities
All Drinks at Hotels
All Activities at Victoria Falls
All lunches and Dinner at Victoria Falls
All Items of a Personal Nature
Guide Gratuity

 

Group Size: 3 to 4 guests per vehicle

Possible Wildlife:

Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild dog, Buffalo, Elephant, Red Lechwe, Impala, Kudu, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Warthog, Steenbok, Wildebeest, Puku, Waterbuck, Bush Buck, Crocodile. Different types of Mongooses.

There are over 400 species of Birds in Botswana. While there are enough colorful birds throughout the season to fulfill amateur birding interest, the best time for more serious birding is from November through to March. Birding trips can be arranged.   

“We are tired, never shaken, over-civilized people who are finding Nature is a necessity, that wilderness is freedom, that parks are fountains of life.” John Muir  

Additional information

Physicality8/10
Duration11 Nights 12 Days
OfferedFebruary to November
1-2-3

Day 1, 2, and 3: Khwai, Moremi Game Reserve

You meet your Guide upon your arrival in Maun, usually around the middle of the day. After a short introduction and a possible stop for last minute shopping for small items, you head out by road to Khwai. Approximately 4 hours later, with the last hour being game viewing along the Khwai River, you will arrive to find you camp already set, by our Crew. Your expected time of arrival in Khwai is around 1700 hrs.
4-5-6

Day 4, 5, and 6: Savute, and Chobe National Park

You wake up early in the morning on day 4.  After breakfast, we head out for game viewing along the Khwai River. We later leisurely head to Savute, with a picnic lunch along the way. Time allowing we may do another introductory game viewing in and around the Savute Marsh before we get into camp. This day is long, with the expected time of arrival at our camp in Savute around 1700hrs.  

Savute is a small channel of water that breaks out of the northern water system called Linyanti that itself divides Botswana from Namibia (Caprivi). The channel flows almost due east and then cuts through the dunes or sand ridge that once marked the edge of a gigantic lake that linked the Okavango and the Makgadikgadi pan complex. The Savute Marsh has been fed erratically over the past 100 years, without any pattern in time, but obviously in response to floods and dry seasons, from different sources. When the channel flows, Savute is paradise in itself. Giant heads of Elephants, Buffalo and Antelope are common residents. It is perhaps when the river Stops or suddenly starts flowing after many years of absence that Savute is most dramatic.

The Explorer stays 3 nights in the Savute area. In this time you will travel back many years to understand the dynamics of the Savute Channel, the Savute Marsh, and its dependent wildlife. Activities: Morning Game drives, Afternoon Game drives (all activities are in open safari land cruisers only)

7-8

Day 7 and 8: River Front, Chobe National Park

You are woken up early in the morning, day 7. After breakfast, we head out for Game viewing in the Savute area. A little later in the morning, we leisurely head out towards the Chobe Riverfront area, with a picnic stop along the way. With time allowing, we will do an introductory game viewing along the Chobe River. This day is long, with the expected time of arrival in camp around 1700hrs.
9-10

Day 9 and 10: Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe

You wake up early in the morning on day 9, after breakfast, we leisurely head to the Kazungula Border. Your Botswana Guide will hand you over to Your Zimbabwean Guide who will take you to Victoria Falls Hotel. From the Border, your journey to Vic Falls is only 1 hour. 

When Dr. David Livingstone first set his eyes upon the falls, he penned down in his diary “Scenes so beautiful they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”, this was in 1851. To this day Victoria Falls, as he called them, are world renowned. There is all manner of activities one can do in Victoria Falls: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying over the falls, Vic Falls Tour on Foot, Elephant back riding, Lion walking, Gorge Swinging. One should not miss the African entertainment at the Boma, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, over dinner comprising of many traditional cuisines.

11

Day 11: Transfer to Airport

Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for onward Connections. End of Botswana Trek’s Royale Wilderness arrangements, till you return!!!!

Highlights:

Royale Wilderness Luxury camping

Private and Exclusive campgrounds

Khwai Concession area near Moremi Game Reserve

Chobe National Park, Savuti

Chobe National Park, Ihaha/Serondela area

Chobe River Cruise

Victoria Falls

Historic Victoria Falls Hotel

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