7 Day Chobe & Hwange Semi Luxury Mobile Safari
The main tent is completely open sided, so there are always breathtaking views of the surroundings – and guests are kept warm by the camp fire! When guest accommodation does not include en-suite facilities, toilet facilities are available, comprising one long-drop ash toilet and one bucket shower per every group of four guests.
Semi-luxury tents are walk-in dome tents measuring 3m by 3m. Each has two single stretcher beds with a bedside table for mosquito repellent and a battery-powered lamp. There are also mosquito nets and a sewn-in ground sheet, with bedpans available for night use.
On arrival in Kasane your guide David Carson, who will guide you for the next 7 days in Chobe and Hwange, will meet you. He will then take you into Chobe National Park – this is a game drive to camp along the flood plains, which is a wonderful introduction to the park and its inhabitants. Once in camp you will get to meet all the sta that will be hosting you and get acquainted with your new home for the next 3 nights. The accommodation is the same style in both parks and is in spacious insect proof walk-in tents with gauze-covered windows. The lighting inside the tents is bright enough to read by. The ablutions are en-suite, consisting of a flush toilet and hot water bucket showers. Three substantial meals per day are served, between planned safari activities. Menus of fresh produce change every day and vegetarian
or special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement. For drinks we supply local wines and spirits (local being what we can purchase in
Botswana and Zimbabwe).
Today will be spent on morning and afternoon game drives, with a siesta in between to take it easy in camp, during the midday period.
The day will start as usual nice and early but instead of coming back to camp for lunch at midday, you will be taken to the boat station to do
a 3-hour game cruise on the Chobe River. You will have packed lunch on the boat while you are on the river. This cruise is very scenic and can be one of the best for game viewing from the water.
Today will be an early rise and game drive out of the park to the Zimbabwe border, where guests will do their border procedures. Once that is all done you will then proceed with your guide David in an air-conditioned bus to the gate into Hwange National Park, which is an approx 3-hour road journey. On arrival at the gate it is back into a game-viewing vehicle for a game drive to your campsite deep in the park. Lunch will be in camp, once everyone has seen the lay of the facilities, then a siesta and then finish off the day with a walking safari.
Today you will drive back to Mbala gate where you will be met by an air-conditioned bus and driven back to Victoria Falls.
• Accommodation is in 3×3 m walk-in tents with mosquito proofing and sewn in groundsheets.
• The tents are equipped with stretcher beds, foam mattress, pillows, sheets and blankets.
• There is one shower for every four guests i.e. for eight guests there will be two showers.
• Long drop ash toilets are en-suite.
• The staff complement consists of two camp assistants – a driver/cook and waiter/general hand who travel ahead in a separate vehicle to set up camp. However if there are only 5 guests then staff travel in the same vehicle and do all the setting up once in camp. Guests are not required to help with the set up or break down of camp.
• Three substantial meals per day are served, between planned safari activities.
• Menus of fresh produce change every day and vegetarian or special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement.
• Inclusive on the safari cost is house wine at dinner, bottled water, beer and soft drinks i.e. cokes, diet coke, fanta etc.
• All other drinks (Spirits etc) are for the guest’s own account.
• For example, you are welcome to bring your own Gin and we will provide the tonic. We can pre-buy spirits and payment can be
sorted out on arrival.
• It is good idea to give us a list of your drinks preferences so we can make sure we have plenty of these items!
• The vehicles used on the safari are custom fitted 4 x 4 vehicles.
• In Botswana the vehicle seats 8 people excluding the guide.
• In Zimbabwe the vehicle seats 6 people excluding the guide.
• It is imperative that guests take out their own fully comprehensive medical insurance to cover any emergency evacuations, hospitalization or further treatment.
• Unfortunately we cannot accept any client who is not covered.