Botswana and Victoria Falls are famous areas to visit to have a safari and sightsee at Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Savute is known for large herds of elephants and the large pride of lions. Common predators in Savuti are the lion, leopard, hyena, wild dogs and cheetahs. The watering holes and the Savuti Channel allow for excellent photographic opportunities.
To support responsible travel in Africa, Jumbari has partnered with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), a wildlife facility focusing on conserving rare and vulnerable species in Africa. Based in South Africa, the organization is actively involved in researching, breeding and anti-poaching initiatives as well as passing on their knowledge on conservation to local communities and the general public. All who travel with Jumbari Family Safaris actively contribute to the cause of wildlife conservation as 1% of each booking value is donated to the HESC.
- Flights as indicated in the itinerary
- All meals
- Teas/coffees & snacks
- Local drinks (soft drinks, water, local beers, selected wines and spirits)
- Game activities
- Government taxes and park fees as currently legislated
Nogatsaa Pans and Ghoha Hills has a full Eco Tourism Botswana certification
Nogotsaa Pans: built with sensitivity to the environment. Fully run on solar power, utilizing the available sun energy to generate enough renewable power to provide the lodge with all its energy requirements and significantly reduce the site’s environmental impact.
Ghoha Hills: The lodge runs solely off solar power and every effort is made to keep the lodge as eco-friendly as possible. The lodge is self-sustaining. All the staff are from nearby villages and go through onsite training at the lodge, so you are supporting the local community by staying there. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is fully run on solar power, utilizing the available sun energy to generate enough renewable power to provide the lodge with all its energy requirements and significantly reduce the site’s environmental impact. Luxury eco-friendly guest amenities including insect repellent.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: part of Victoria Falls Clean up Campaigns and is the first project in Zimbabwe to use an environmental architect. In 2016 the lodge received a silver aware from the international organisation Green Tourism, one of the world’s most credible and effective globally sustainability programs and the largest, in recognition of their commitment to the environment.
- The start of your trip is from Kasane Airport in Botswana (Chobe area) and then you have a light aircraft transfer to Ghoha Hills. The lodge has breathtaking views of the African plains.
- The camp is eco-friendly and eco-sensitive and is in the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park. For families 2 luxury family-size tented rooms that sleep four and are suitable for two adults and two children.
- Throughout the day, there might be sightings of elephants, lions, giraffes, leopards, roan antelopes, kudus, warthogs, buffalo, impalas, waterbucks, cheetahs and a collection of bird species. Guests usually arrive at Ghoha around midday or later in the afternoon – they can then join for high tea in the main area.
- Here, you will be introduced to your guide and he will take you on a sunset drive along the private road network around the lodge. This will end at the scenic Baobab site with breathtaking sunset views and sundowners served.
Full day excursions to the Savuti Marsh visiting the Baobab Theatre, Bushman Rock Paintings & Pimple Hills, including a picnic lunch (minimum 2-night stay)
- After a morning game drive, you will have a road transfer to your next lodge called Nogatsaa Pans. This is inside Chobe National Park, which is the second largest National Park in Botswana.
- The camp consists of 12 tents and for families there is 2 family tents as well. Each Luxury Tented Room has its own cupboard with hanging space as well as shelves, a luggage rack, desk with a torch & coffee table magazines. Comfortable armchairs to enjoy the views or catch up on some reading.
- Activities at the lodge include birdwatching, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, stargazing, sundowner drives, and private dinners.
Days 6-7: Victoria Falls
- After the morning game drive and breakfast back at the lodge, you will have a road transfer to Kasane, which is 80kms/49.7 miles away.
- From Kasane you will be collected by your driver and transferred across the border to Zimbabwe through the Kazangula border, which is a short boat crossing across the river and approximately 100kms/62 miles to Victoria Falls.
- You will check into your lodge called Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, which is 4kms/2.4 miles from the
town of Victoria Falls and overlooks a water hole.
- Activities include 1 x dinner at the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, 1 x dinner at the Boma restaurant (which is a dinner and drum show), 1 x Vulture Culture lunch in the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, and hourly courtesy shuttleto Victoria Falls Rainforest and town centre, plus a sunset cruise on the river.
Day 8: Departure
- After breakfast and check out, your driver will collect you and you will have a transfer to the Victoria
Falls International Airport for the end of your trip.
- Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
- You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
Tour Departs at:
Kasane Airport in Botswana
2+ people sharing rooms
Apr 1 – Jun 14, 2019 $3765
Jun 15 – Oct 14, 2019 $4485
Oct 15 – Nov 30, 2019 $3765
Quoted per person per night sharing in standard luxury suites and luxury family suites.