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Highlights

  • Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional Moroko canoe
  • Big 5 Game Drives in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Drive across the infinity of Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Experience African night skies in wilderness tented lodges

Whether you're a seasoned safari enthusiast or a first timer, this safari adventure holiday encompasses some of the most unique and diverse game reserves and national parks Africa has to offer. Departing Johannesburg for Botswana our first stop is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, which provides 4300 hectares of prime habitat for the dwindling rhino population. Driving onwards through the Kalahari, we head to the wetland of the Okavango Delta and leave behind our vehicles to be gently poled along the water systems of the Okavango Delta in a traditional Mokoro (a dug-out canoe), where we can get up close and personal with the flora and fauna before returning to our wilderness camp for the tradition of a sundowner. Moving on from the Delta we head to the Moremi Game Reserve, which was first established by the Batawana people of Ngamiland. With an abundance of wildlife you will spend each day searching for the big five under the expert eye of your guide. Upon leaving Moremi the landscape changes again as we follow Baobab trees, dotted across the glimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi. Heading for Chobe National Park, we hope to see the largest yet sensitive of all African animals, the elephant. Famed for it's huge elephant population, Chobe is wonderful environment to view these amazing creatures. For our final stop, we trade wildlife for wild water and cross into Zimbabwe, finishing the at the ‘Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Fall to complete our African adventure.

explore international

Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

Everything in Africa is on a big scale, and to cover the ground necessary your journey across Botswana includes several long drives accompanied by Africa's spectacular scenery. Such drives, including your game drives, can often be on dirt tracks, graded roads and also tar highways. The vehicles used have been custom-built to cope with such conditions. Included in the itinerary are several safari experiences on foot. These walks can be on paved surfaces or uneven sandy terrain but they are always accompanied by your experienced guide. Each walk is paced with time for your guide to interpret the environment around you. On some walks, especially in the Okavango Delta, it is vital to keep within the group in case of an animal encounter. When in the Okavango Delta we travel by Mokoro Canoe. These are traditional dug-out canoes and may require walking in the shallows to board at water level. The accommodation on this journey will range from chalet style through to permanent tented lodges with en-suite facilities. There maybe a bar/restaurant available and some lodges may have a swimming pool. During your stay (2 nights) in the Okavango Delta we will camp. During your holiday, some participation on day-to-day camp chores is required. Getting involved with such chores adds to the camaraderie of your holiday. This journey is suitable for the adventure traveller looking to experience some of Africa's most special safari experiences!

 

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  • Arrive at Johannesburg Airport. Transfers to the group hotel are provided. Rest of day at leisure.
  • Drive north across the border into Botswana and to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Continue north west to the Okavango Delta gateway town of Maun.
  • Transfer by 4WD and mokoro canoe to private Okavango Delta fixed camp. Afternoon game viewing.
  • Mokoro canoe exploration of the UNESCO listed Okavango Delta waterways and pools.
  • Depart the Delta and cross into the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Full day of game driving in search of Moremi’s big cats and elephants.
  • Further exploration of Moremi, once the rich hunting ground of the Batswana tribe.
  • Return to the Wild West town of Maun. Free afternoon for R&R.
  • Optional game flight over the Delta. Drive to Nata and the Makgadikgadi salt pans.
  • Drive to Kasane, close to Chobe National Park. Free afternoon at riverside lodge.
  • Day of discovery in Chobe followed by sunset game cruise on Chobe River.
  • Cross the border to the thundering experience of Victoria Falls.
  • Free day to explore the Falls or book an optional activity.
  • Departure day.
2016
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The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Arrive at Johannesburg Airport. Transfers to the group hotel are provided. Rest of day at leisure.

    Arrive into Johannesburg. Airport transfers are provided for all clients arriving on this day. The rest of the day is yours to either relax or explore Johannesburg a little. Depending on your arrival time you may choose to visit Nelson Mandela Square or The Apartheid Museum. Please ask the hotel reception desk to arrange a taxi for you. It is also possible to book a half day Soweto tour with a local guide. Although dinner is not provided, the hotel staff will able to advise local places to dine.

    • Accommodation Hotel

  • Drive north across the border into Botswana and to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

    We make an early morning start to our African adventure, meeting our fellow travellers and local KE guides in the hotel foyer at 6:30am. After some final paperwork we depart Johannesburg and head towards landlocked Botswana, stopping for you to purchase breakfast along the way. During the drive we hope to spot our first glimpse of African wildlife as we head to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Nestled in the Kalahari Sandveld the sanctuary is a community wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist the plight of dwindling rhino populations and restore a region of Botswana’s beauty in conjunction with the local community, to develop sustainable economic development through the use of natural resources. After our long drive, we check in at our chalets we head out into the sanctuary on a game drive hoping to spot white or endangered black Rhino. With a number of lush waterholes, Khama supplies the perfect habitat for rhinos to breed. Whilst the focal point of this visit are the rhino’s, Khama’s 230 species of birdlife and towers of giraffe all flourish within this rich environment. Staying in our comfortable chalets for the evening provides the perfect introduction to the sounds of African nightfall. Approx drive time: 7 hours.

    • Accommodation Chalet

    • Meals ld

  • Continue north west to the Okavango Delta gateway town of Maun.

    Having acquainted ourselves with the wilds of Africa, we now travel further into Botswana, heading to Maun, where we will overnight in traditional chalets and prepare for our Okavango adventure the following day. We will need to repack our bags for the next phase of our tour as we will have limited space for luggage. Taking only what we need for the next 2 nights, we will leave our main bags in Maun and they will travel separately to Moremi. Our guide will brief us on the things we will need. Approx drive time: 6 hours.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Transfer by 4WD and mokoro canoe to private Okavango Delta fixed camp. Afternoon game viewing.

    Transferring into our open 4WD vehicles, we will drive for approximately 2 hours into Okavango Delta. Every year, over 11,000 cubic kilometres of water flows from the Angolan Highlands into the Delta, making it the worlds largest inland Delta. Okavango’s diversity stretches across 10,000 square miles and provides one the finest arena’s to experience Botswana’s wild side. We meet our local guides with their mokoro's, traditional dug-out canoes, at the water's edge and we complete our journey on the river being poled along with the chance to spot the wildlife of the river. Around midday we arrive at our wilderness camp and in the late afternoon we continue our exploration on foot. Before the walk our guides will give a safety briefing. We may encounter elephants or even lions on the walk and it is important to listen to the briefing and to follow the instructions of the guides. After possible encounters with the local wildlife, we return to our fixed bush camp. After the traditional African 'sundowner' we help out with the preparation of dinner and afterwards we can settle down for the night in the Delta accompanied by the soundtrack of croaking frogs. Approx transfer time to the Delta: 2 hours.

    • Accommodation Fixed Camp

    • Meals bld

  • Mokoro canoe exploration of the UNESCO listed Okavango Delta waterways and pools.

    The best time of the day in Africa is the early morning and with the sounds of the dawn chorus all around us we set out in the relative cool on a nature walk to explore this wonderful wetland. Returning to our camp for a well deserved brunch we have time to relax during the heat of the day and perhaps take a swim in the clear waters. We head out again into the Delta where we can enjoy another beautiful sunset before returning to camp or we may take another walk. Back at camp there will be an opportunity to take a bucket shower before dinner and spending our second night surrounded by the nocturnal murmurs of the Okavango.

    • Accommodation Fixed Camp

    • Meals bld

  • Depart the Delta and cross into the Moremi Game Reserve.

    An early departure from the Delta provides us with a magnificent opportunity to catch the early chorus of Okavango’s resident game as we drive across to the Eastern Delta, heading for the Moremi Game Reserve. Consisting of pans, floodplains, lagoons, grasslands, forests and savannahs Moremi was the Batswana tribe’s richest hunting ground before the tribe declared it a game reserve in 1960’s. Spending the next three nights in a comfortable tented lodge close to the park border means we are likely to have viewings of Wild Dogs, Buffalo, Elephant and possibly even cheetah during our stay. The tented lodge gives the feel of a bush camp but with comfortable facilities such as ensuite bathrooms and a swimming pool. Approx drive time: 3 hours.

    • Accommodation Tented Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Full day of game driving in search of Moremi’s big cats and elephants.

    Over the next two days we make good use of our open sided 4WD vehicles to feel the essence of African game viewing. Under the guidance of our expert guides, we embark upon several game drives to seek out the Big 5. One of the focal points of Moremi is Chief’s Island, the largest land mass within Moremi and famed for herds of Impala, Red Lechwe, Warthogs and Vervet Monkey. With such game in abundance, big cats are a common sighting and prides of lion, cheetahs are often spotted within the reserve.

    • Accommodation Tented Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Further exploration of Moremi, once the rich hunting ground of the Batswana tribe.

    Second day in Moremi. Combining the more arid regions of Moremi with the wetlands of the Okavango delivers some incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. Raucous hippos make their presence well-known in the lagoons, whilst herds of Elephant can often be spotted leading their young to water to quench the family thirst. Although game viewing will be dependent on the season, this supreme land of safari experiences should provide the most memorable of wildlife encounters.

    • Accommodation Tented Lodge

    • Meals bld

  • Return to the Wild West town of Maun. Free afternoon for R&R.

    Leaving Moremi we drive back to Maun where we have some free time to relax at the lodge. We can relax by the pool or explore the town which is the capital of Ngamiland, with a laid back atmosphere and several shops selling local handicrafts. There is also the opportunity to take a flight over the Okavango in a light aircraft (at extra cost). This afternoon down-time in Maun is a great break as we prepare to depart the Delta region of Botswana. Overnight at the lodge.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Optional game flight over the Delta. Drive to Nata and the Makgadikgadi salt pans.

    Today, we prepare for yet another dramatic change in scenery as we drive for approximately 3.5 hours to the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi (pronounced ma kadee kadee). During the wet season (when the pans transform into a valuable refuge of grassland), herds of wildebeest and flamingos flock here in their thousands! At most other times the pans are devoid of the larger wildlife but present a picture of starkly beautiful, almost endless plain and are witness to some of the best African sunsets. Although very little flora exists within the pans, Baobab trees thrive in this environment and have become very useful landmarks, when navigating across this baron lad. One of the trees has even been named after the 19th century explorer James Chapman, and at this tree (so the story goes) explorers would leave messages for each other. We stay tonight in a lodge close to the salt pans. Approx drive time: 3.5 hours.

    • Accommodation Tented Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Drive to Kasane, close to Chobe National Park. Free afternoon at riverside lodge.

    Moving further north we drive through the bush passing isolated farms as we head for the Chobe National Park and Forest Reserve. The reserve is an exceptional example of managing wildlife and human habitation. We arrive at our lodge in the town of Kasane after approximately 4 hours of driving and the rest of the day is free to relax. It is possible to take a game drive or boat trip (at extra cost) on arrival and your KE leader can help you to arrange this. We stay overnight in the lodge at Kasane. Approx drive time: 4 hours.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Day of discovery in Chobe followed by sunset game cruise on Chobe River.

    Heading into the National Park we have our final game drive of this African adventure, exploring the Savuti Marsh with excellent opportunities to view the big cats which the area is known for, namely cheetah and lions. We are also likely to spot wild dog, zebra and the endemic Chobe Puku antelope. During the year the elephant population can vary from 500-50,000 and are most likely to be found on the banks of the Chobe, cooling off. Taking to the water in the afternoon, we embark on a sunset safari cruise to optimise our chances to meet herds of these majestic animals. Finishing the safari with the tradition of a sundowner, we return to our lodge for a final evening in Botswana.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Cross the border to the thundering experience of Victoria Falls.

    Heading for our third and final country, we cross the border into Zimbabwe and now we listen out for the distinctive thunder of the mighty Victoria Falls. This incredible natural wonder is twice as high as Niagara and spans 2km. Over 1000 cubic metres of water flows over the falls every second*, plunging 108 metres into the gorge below. Exploring the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ can be an almost deafening experience! Approaching our vantage point on foot we have excellent views of Victoria Falls in her full glory, including the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, which spans the immense gorge. With ample time to explore the falls we stay in a nearby hotel within the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Approx drive time: 1 hour.

    *Please note, depending on the season, the water levels of the falls will vary. From late November to early April is the wet season for the upper reaches of the Zambezi and this is when the falls are at their loudest and most impressive. From April the flow gradually reduces, although this mostly affects the Zambia side and there is always a good flow over the rim on the Zimbabwe side of the falls.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals b

  • Free day to explore the Falls or book an optional activity.

    We have a free day to enjoy the town and the Falls or to book one of the optional activities available here. The settlement of Victoria Falls began in 1901 and became the principal town from which to explore the falls. You may choose to meander through the handicraft markets for a last minute souvenir, or simply relax within the hotel gardens and pool. We have a second night in our hotel at Victoria Falls.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Meals b

  • Departure day.

    KE services finishes after breakfast. Airport transfers or extra hotel nights can be arranged on request.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Arrival airport transfer as described
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • NOTE: There is NO local payment on this trip - all costs are included in the price
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport transfers other than those described
  • Some meals as per the meal plan
  • Extra activities and excursions
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenditure

Food while camping and during the stay at the tented lodge will mostly be prepared by the guides, although everyone is expected to lend a hand with the various tasks of preparing the ingredients, collecting water, washing up and so on. This is usually a fun and sociable time. Breakfast will be cereals and yoghurt, with coffee, tea, toast and the occasional cooked breakfast. Lunch will typically be picnic style - cold meats, cheese, salads, bread, rolls and fruit. Dinner during the camps will be potjies (traditional stews), braais (barbecue), stir fries and pasta. Very often cooking will be on an open fire. Fresh produce will be used wherever possible and fruit squash, tea and coffee will be served with breakfast and dinner. When staying in hotels and lodges we take our dinners in local restaurants where there will be a varied menu with the choice left up to you. Bottled water is not provided, however it is readily available to purchase.

13 breakfasts; 11 lunches and 6 dinners are included in the holiday price. On free days or where there is a variety of dining options it makes sense not include meals other than breakfasts in the holiday price leaving the choice to you. In practice on this holiday this means you will pay directly for a total of 8 dinners and 2 lunches. We recommend you budget £10 - 15 for each of these meals.
All clients arriving on day 1 of the Land Only itinerary will me met at the airport and transferred to the group hotel. Land Only clients must give their flight details to the KE office and let us know if transfers are NOT required. Hotel contact details together with an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.
In Johannesburg and in Victoria Falls the group will stay in comfortable tourist standard hotels in twin rooms with en-suite facilities. In the Khama Rhino Sanctuary we stay in twin room chalets with shared bathroom (one bathroom for 2 rooms). In the Moremi Game reserve and at the Makgadikgadi Pans we stay in tented lodges with en-suite facilities. There are a total of 4 nights at Maun and Kasane where we stay in lodges in twin rooms with en suite facilities. Many of the lodges have swimming pools. We have 2 nights at a fixed bush camp in Okavango. They are 'mini meru tents' which are set up with camp beds and linen and en-suite chemical toilets. There is also a bucket shower tent with warm water from the fire. There are no lodges in the Okavango Delta, and this is one of the best accommodations on offer which is in total submersion in the Delta wildlife and safari experience.

SAFARI TRUCKS
Years of safari experience have been put into the design of the trucks. They are built to comply with the latest South African transport and safety regulations. Your comfort is catered for with individual seats (with safety belts), ample legroom and large vertical sliding windows for unobstructed viewing and photography. They have 12 forward facing seats (the roof rack and a trailer is used for equipment and baggage). The trucks either have pull-out steps or a single rung of steps and grab handles to climb on/off the vehicles.

There are roof hatches for excellent 'open' views and an integral cab and passenger compartment so contact with the driver is easy. Each truck also has large packing compartments, a built in kitchen, freezer, drinking water tank, interior lights and a gas stove (to minimise use of wood and destruction of forest areas). There is a USB point to charge cameras as well. A cool box is on the truck so we have access to cool drinks during the drives. We also use minibuses for some small group safaris. All of our vehicles are bought new and serviced by Mercedes and Toyota agents, thus ensuring trouble free touring with backup support in practically every town in Southern Africa.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

Group leaders are the key to any successful safari. On this adventure safari, you will travel with two qualified and experienced, registered field guides (FGASA). Two guides as crew, not a guide and a driver, adds up to an informative and interesting small group holiday. Our guides have a passion for Africa, her people and wildlife, and they love nothing more than sharing their knowledge with you.

We estimate that a total of around £250 per person (or equivalent in euros/dollars) should be allowed for personal spending. This amount should be sufficient to cover non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses, including tips to local staff. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs, considerable quantities of soft drinks / beer or undertake additional activities or excursions, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at the airport and your local leader will advise the best places to change money en-route and at borders. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit.

There are many optional activities which you can take part in along this trip. These include a scenic flight over the Okavango (from USD $95-120) and rafting (from $160), canoeing the Zambezi ½ day (from $120) or microlight trips (from $175-350) at Victoria Falls. All of these optional activities should be booked on arrival with your leader and paid for locally. All prices are approximate and are subject to change without notice. All optional activities taken outside the KE holiday are at your own risk.

Your tour leader also works extremely hard to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly and that you are happy. We suggest that a tip of 2–5 € per client per day for your tour leader is reasonable. When it comes to tipping the guides that we sometimes use for various activities (e.g. game walks, polers in the Okavango Delta etc) we suggest that a tip of 1-3 € per client per ½ day activity, or the local currency equivalent, is acceptable. As in all cases with tipping, the final decision of the amount tipped is up to the individual. It is up to you to decide if you thought the service was poor, or exceptional, and the amount tipped should reflect that. The amounts quoted above are guidelines for you to get an idea of what to tip.

For this trip we ask you to restrict your luggage to your main KE trek bag (this should weigh no more than 12kg) and one small daypack per person. For the 2 nights wild camping in the Okavango Delta you will take only what you need and the remainder of your luggage will be transferred separately to Moremi. We recommend you bring a foldaway bag to accommodate this.

Our holidays are normally designed with minimal 'down time' at the start of the trip, but having a day or two at the beginning will have the additional benefit of allowing you time to get over the stress of travelling across time zones, leaving you refreshed and ready for your holiday. We can easily arrange for you to have additional nights and airport transfers.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trip.

The following checklist is a guideline and should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your luggage to a minimum. Space on the safari vehicles is limited, so we ask that the packed weight of your trek bag should be no more than 12kg. A KE trek bag (soft holdall) is suitable for this holiday, rather than backpacks or hard suitcases.

You must bring the following items:

  • Lightweight walking boots/shoes or sturdy trainers

  • Sandals

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Long lightweight trousers

  • Shorts

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket & trousers

  • T-shirts

  • Casual shirts with sleeves

  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper

  • Sunhat

  • Sunglasses

  • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

  • Daypack 20-25 litres

  • Headtorch and spare batteries

  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

  • Water bottles 1 litre (x2)

  • Washbag and toiletries (biodegradable soap is preferred)

  • Antibacterial handwash

  • Small towel/Travel towel

  • Insect repellent

  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

  • Travel clothes

  • Light cotton dress or sarong for the ladies

  • Spare laces

  • Swimwear

  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

  • Camera

  • Binoculars (highly recommended)

Notes:

Please be aware than in the Southern African the winter months, June-September, the nights can be cold with an average of between 0-5 degrees Celsius in some places, and the days can be warm between 20-30 Degrees Celsius. You may wish to take a hat and gloves during this period.

Bright bold colours and white are not suitable for game viewing or bush wear as they attract insects and the attention of animals. Please do not bring camouflage or military style clothes as they can cause problems with local authorities.

Please dress appropriately for border crossings, village and market visits – ie: no bare feet, no bare chests, no bikinis and no hats. A few restaurants are also not keen on T-shirts and jeans either.

For the 2 nights wild camping in the Okavango Delta, all linen and bedding is provided. On these nights you will take only essential items while your main luggage travels separately.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

We sell this holiday in conjunction with our local operator. This enables us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get the holiday up and running quickly. The cosmopolitan nature of the groups will be an important part of the experience. The holiday will be conducted in English. Generally on these trips there will be a mix of nationalities but it is not possible to guarantee this.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

Visa Botswana

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. 

Visa Zambia

UK and USA passport holders do require a visa. The visa fee is $50 (single entry) or $55 (multi-entry) and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be in cash.

Important Note for Victoria Falls: If your itinerary goes to Victoria Falls please check if your accommodation is in the town of Victoria Falls which is in Zimbabwe, or the town of Livingstone which is in Zambia. If you visit the falls (on the border) and wish to cross the bridge you will require a visa for both countries. The Zimbabwe & Zambia UNIVISA is usually the best option.

 

Visa Zimbabwe

UK and USA passport holders do require a visa. The visa fee is $30 (single entry), $45 (double-entry), $55 (multi-entry) and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be in cash.

Important Note: Please check your itinerary at Victoria Falls if your accommodation is the town of Victoria Falls which is in Zimbabwe, or in the town of Livingstone which is in Zambia. If you visit the falls (on the border) and wish to cross the bridge to the other side you will require a visa for both countries.

Visa South Africa

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. You must have 2 blank pages in your passport.

Travelling with children under 18yrs

Parents travelling with children under 18 years will be asked to show the child’s full unabridged birth certificate and where one parent is accompanying, proof of parental or legal authority. Please note that they are very strict and they do not accept photocopies of birth certificates. For further details please see the South Africa High Commission in your country. For the UK http://southafricahouseuk.com/visas/vis_forcit.html

NOTE: This is also required if you are transiting through South Africa (e.g. Johannesburg).

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis are required. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in Botswana is the Pula.

The unit of currency in Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha.

The unit of currency in Zimbabwe is the US dollar and the South African Rand.

The unit of currency in South Africa is the South African Rand.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

South Africa: May to August can be cool to very cold (in mountains) and days are pleasant and sunny in the north. September to April is pleasant, warm to hot with thunder showers in the north. January to early March light showers to heavy rains may occur throughout the country. Botswana: This Central region of Southern Africa is subtropical being generally warm and mild to humid. October and November are hot, day and night. November to April is the hottest time of the year with chances of showers to heavy rains later in the season. May to September is cool and dry.

  • Number 1 ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Fictional story of life in Botswana)

  • Trees of the Okavango by Veronica Roodt (A reference book with traditional uses and myths)

  • Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari by Karen Ross (A comprehensive description of the Delta ecology)

  • Don’t run whatever you do by Peter Allison (A guide’s perspective of Botswana lodge life)

  • Okavango: Africa's Last Eden by Frans Lanting (A coffee table book of photography)

  • Newman's Birds of Southern Africa by Kenneth Newman

  • Sasol Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, and W.R. Tarboton

  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates by Richard D. Estes and Daniel Otte

  • Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Field Guides) by Braam Van Wyk, Keith Coates Palgrav, and Piet Van Wyk

Botswana, Freytag-Berndt und Artaria KG, 1:100000

Botswana at 1:1,100,000 on an indexed map from Freytag & Berndt prominently highlighting the country’s national parks, game reserves and topographic features such as salt lakes, plus a street plan of central Gaborone.

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