Tailor Made Itinerary

9 Days
Kerry’s African Adventure in Botswana with a Touch of Johannesburg

2 nights Johannesburg | 3 nights Okavango Delta | 3 nights Chobe

Tour Highlights

  • Apartheid Museum
  • South African Historical Tours
  • Okavango Delta Safari
  • Big Five Game Viewing
  • Chobe National Park Experience
  • Motor Boat & Mokoro Safaris

Client Review

Kerry from Pembury Tours is clearly a seasoned professional in planning trips to Africa. This was our second trip with Pembury Tours and was as wonderful and exciting as our first trip three years ago. Our planning stage and actual trip all went seamlessly and nothing we experienced was less than what we expected. Botswana was on our bucket list for many years and Kerry organised our accommodation options to allow us to see both the Chobe & Okavango Delta areas of the country. We had the opportunity to go on game drives, mokoro canoe trips and motorboat river cruises which gave us amazing photographic opportunities. Our wildlife and bird life encounters were incredible and we have more photographs to sort through than we know what to do with! It was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

Tanya and Clive

Tour Consultant's Overview

It is always good to hear from past clients, who are keen to come back to our beautiful country/continent. Tanya contacted me a few months before their travel dates and explained that on this trip, they were keen to do more safari, as they thoroughly enjoyed this on their last trip. This time they wanted to include more wilderness areas and were keen on safari in Botswana. With two days in Johannesburg, Tanya and Clive where keen to have a day to enjoy Johannesburg and the next day, the Apartheid Museum Tour.   Safari in Botswana was however the focus of their trip; so we decided to divide their six nights equally between camps in the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park so that they could see two very different but equally breathtaking areas of the country. They had amazing sightings on their game drives and mokoro trips on the river during their stay. Kadizora Camp and Elephant Valley Lodge were good options for what they wanted to experience and of course did not disappoint! It was great planning this trip for Tanya and Clive and look forward to helping with their next African Adventure........ Namibia was mentioned for the next trip!
Kerry Ririe
Day 1 Arrival in Johannesburg

Upon arrival at OR Tambo Airport, you will be met by your driver from Wilro Tours, who will hand over your travel documents and transfer you to Melrose Arch, African Pride Hotel, where you spend two nights. The afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Day 1 to 3 Johannesburg (2 nights)

This morning your guide will collect you from the hotel for your Half Day Apartheid Museum & Constitution Hill tour. After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and the evening is at leisure.

Day 3 Johannesburg to Maun

This morning your driver will meet you in reception from where you are transferred to OR Tambo Airport, where you make your way to International Departures and check in for your flight to Maun, Botswana.

Here you will be met by the representative from Mack Air, who will assist you to your light aircraft for your flight into the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you are met by your ranger and transferred to Kadizora Camp, where you spend three nights.

Day 3 to 6 Okavango Delta (3 nights)

The Okavango Delta in Botswana with its richly diverse wildlife species is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience. This 22,000 square kilometre area offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa. The Delta forms where the Okavango River disappears beneath the sands of Botswana.

You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. Wide grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Within this lacework of channels, game viewing and bird watching is frequently guided from mokoro (dugout canoes) or more commonly, environmentally-friendly fibreglass replicas. In these slender flat-bottomed craft, guests are propelled by expert polers, many of whom were born in the Okavango Delta and know the winding waterways and their inhabitants intimately.

Day 6 Okavango Delta to Chobe

After your morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kasane Airport. On arrival in Kasane, you will be met by the driver from the lodge, who will transfer you to Elephant Valley Lodge, where you spend three nights.

Day 6 to 9 Chobe Game Reserve (3 nights)

Chobe National Park on Botswana’s North West border is a pristine wilderness of open plains, baobab trees, ancient woodland, swamps and flood plains and is home to the greatest concentration of game in the entire southern African subcontinent. One of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River forms the Park’s northern boundary. The Chobe riverfront area is most famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, which come down to the river in huge herds to drink during the dry winter months. During this season, one may see hundreds of elephants at one time. Other species include waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal.

Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. A highlight of Chobe is taking a river cruise, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to animals that come down to the river.

Day 9 Chobe to Johannesburg and Departure

After your last safari activity and breakfast, your driver will meet you at reception and transfer you to the Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport. You have a few hours at the airport before your evening flight home.

Johannesburg: Melrose Arch African Pride Hotel

African Pride Melrose Arch is located in the trendy complex of Melrose Arch and is ideal for a one night stay.

Put your finger on the pulse of this vibrant 21st century place. What makes it so special? Perhaps the amazing spaces, beautiful places or the relaxed atmosphere? Live, work, play or simply love hanging out here and you’ll discover hints of London, Paris, New York and Milan. Wrapped up, for you to enjoy - an unforgettable experience we call the Melrose Arch way of life!
Simply out of this world

From cappuccino on the Square at daybreak to Peroni on the Piazza at dusk, the open-air environment is dramatically dressed to accentuate its curved streets and make every eating, shopping, living or working moment memorable.

Okavango Delta: Kadizora Camp

Kadizora Camp truly offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality. Kadizora Camp is situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway. It lies in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta over-looking a panoramic seasonal floodplain. Giant Marulas, Sycamore figs, Jackalberries and Rain trees provide a canopy of shade throughout the camp.

The bar, lounge, reception and dining area form a horse-shoe shape around the sandy fire pit. From there, a decked walkway leads you to an inviting swimming pool with a view over the floodplain.

The Camps accommodation consists of 8 luxury tents and x4 standard tents’ with either twin or a conversion to a double bed. Each tent is well-positioned for ultimate privacy and seclusion. All tents feature a luxurious en-suite bathroom and outdoor decking, with spectacular views for a true ‘out of Africa’ experience.

Kadizora Camp also facilitates open vehicle safaris, walking safaris and boating. Mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions provide a fabulous and traditional way to explore the meandering water channels. Float quietly amongst the water-lilies and experience a spectacular bird lovers’ paradise.
Meru-style tents form the common area and open onto a central deck and fire pit.

The bar at Kadizora Camp is on a raised deck with a panoramic view of the floodplain. Enjoy a picturesque Delta sunset, with your favourite sundowner, watching the colours intensify long after the sun has set.

Chobe National Park: Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy within the Kasane Forest Reserve. The lodge lies beneath a forest of sturdy knob thorn trees and overlooks an extremely productive water hole. It is within these tree tops that the largest colony of white back vultures occurs. Open-air guest areas, an outdoor dining Boma, a secluded hide and a refreshing swimming pool provide plenty of opportunities for relaxation. There are 20 “Meru”’ style luxury safari tents situated around the gardens or along the edge of the valley. Your tent also ensures that you are able to hear the multitude of night sounds as you drift away with vivid memories of the experiences of your day on safari. The tents have twin beds, an en-suite bathroom and a private, shady deck.

The Chobe region is home to the largest population of wild elephant in the world. Their sometimes daily passage takes them from Zimbabwe through Chobe and across the river into Namibia before returning. Elephant Valley Lodge lies along one of these routes. The camp perimeter is fenced to keep the elephant from moving through the camp. Instead, now they move around the camp boundary, along their well worn paths to and from the Chobe River.

Johannesburg: City Tour & Apartheid Museum Visit

The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is regarded as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the story of apartheid. The Museum opened its doors in 2001 and here visitors can embark on a historical voyage of discovery, a personal exploration of the past that examines apartheid right up to the first democratic elections held in 1994.The self-guided tour of the museum lasts approximately two hours.

The Constitution Hill precinct is bordered by the inner-city neighbourhoods of Braamfontein and Hillbrow. It is here that South Africa’s new Constitutional Court opened in March 2004. The new court building is, most appropriately, established on the site of the Johannesburg Fort, built as a fortress in 1898 and later converted to one of the country’s most notorious prisons – popularly known as “Number Four”. The Fort closed its doors in 1983. Your visit here includes the museum that has been established in the old prison and will bring home the significance of this development and what it means for the future of Johannesburg.

Okavango Delta: Daily Safari Activities at Kadizora Camp

Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Okavango Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades and know they will not be disturbed. At Kadizora Camp, you have the opportunity to see animals up close with your expert guide on morning and evening game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles. A night game drive is the perfect means to see some of the nocturnal animals one wouldn't see during the day time. During higher water levels game drives will be combined with motorised boating excursions. (Night drives are seasonal, depending on water levels.)

Because the camp is set in a private concession, there is the opportunity to get very close on foot in perfect safety with one of our guides. Find out how to track and follow even the most elusive of animals in the Okavango.

One of the best ways to see the wildlife around the Camp is in one of the locally made dugout canoes, known as mokoros. These used to be carved from ebony but are now made from commercially grown wood and fibreglass to protect the fragile environment of the Okavango. In one of these traditional crafts it is possible to float around the waterways and lagoons that make up the delta, looking for hippos and crocodiles in the water, but also getting a remarkable view of the plains game from a new and exciting angle.

Chobe National Park: Daily Safari Activities at Elephant Valley Lodge

At Elephant Valley Lodge you enjoy a morning cruise along the Chobe River, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to any animals that come down to the river, especially elephants and buffalo.

In the afternoon you enjoy a game drive in a 10-seater open vehicle in both the Chobe National Park and the Kasane Forest Reserve. In addition to elephant and buffalo, species that might be seen on game drives include waterbuck, lechwe, puku, giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. It is during the late afternoon that game becomes most active. During the game drive a stop is made for sundowner drinks along the river to capture the sunset on camera.

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This itinerary started on 6 October 2018
When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: USD$ 4,195
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