Elephant Encounters Safari
Priced from: US$ 4 477 per person sharing
Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport off your international flight, where, having cleared customs and immigration, and collected your luggage, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall by our Johannesburg representative. He will be holding a board with your names on it, and will show you to the check-in counter for your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
There is a daily flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Airport departing at 11h20 and arriving 12h55. You would need to check in for this flight at least 2 hours prior to departure time.
At Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met by a representative of Wild Horizons, who will transfer you by road to the lodge, 20 minutes drive from the Victoria Falls. Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation in 9 luxury tents. All suites are gorge facing and have private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning and fans, bath, inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee stations, 220V main Electricity. All suites are mosquito proofed with mosquito nets.
Guests are offered a close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, as you will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants whilst in Camp. All other activities on offer in the Victoria Falls area are available at an additional cost.
Elephant Camp is available on a Full Board rate, which includes all meals, accommodation, drinks (excluding premium brands), complimentary mini bars in the rooms, Victoria Falls Airport transfers, two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day, laundry and meeting the Wild Horizons elephants.
You can also choose a bed and breakfast rate, which includes accommodation, breakfast, Victoria Falls Airport transfers, two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day, laundry, and Meeting the Wild Horizons elephants. All activities other than specified are for guests own account.
Enjoy an exciting day at Victoria Falls.
Any of the following activities can also be pre-booked with Island-Safari.com: Helicopter, ultra-light or fixed-wing flights over the Victoria Falls A visit to the traditional market
And if you're feeling adventurous… white water rafting and bungi-jumping!
After breakfast you will be transferred in an air conditioned vehicle to Elephant Valley Lodge in Botswana (approx. 2 hours).
Elephant Valley Lodge lies south of the Kazangula border crossing with the Kasane Forest Reserve, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park. The camp comprises 20 'meru' style luxury safari tents and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. Each of the tents features en-suite shower and toilet, mini-safe and fan. Your tent also ensures that you are able to hear the multitude of night sounds as you drift away with vivid thoughts of the experiences of your days on safari.
Days 4 and 5
Elephant Valley Lodge is well situated around a waterhole, although the perimeter is fenced to keep the elephants from moving through the camp. Instead now they move around the camp boundary, along their well worn paths to and from the Chobe River.
Enjoy the game viewing activities offered – 4x4 safaris, boat cruises and night drives – or just relax in camp and watch the wildlife congregating at the waterhole.
Accommodation at Elephant Valley Lodge includes all meals and safari activities, but excludes drinks.
After an early morning game drive followed by breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane airport, where you will be met by your pilot who will fly you to Stanley's Camp. This is an awesome experience in itself as you fly over the delta and see the animals below (have your cameras ready!)
Guest accommodation at Stanley's Camp consists of 8 classic styled safari tents. The delicately appointed tents exude classic Africa; handcrafted beds dressed with the finest linen, antique furniture individually selected and oriental carpets that transport you to early 19th century Africa. Each unit offers en-suite facilities and a private balcony. Hammocks and Morris chairs on the balcony are perfect for relaxation in the African sunshine.
The main building is raised on decking and offers extensive views over the surrounding floodplains. Stanley's is carefully blended into the existing tree line, its main support being a large sausage tree.
Days 7 and 8
Stanley's Camp is famous for its Elephant Experience, where you will spend a day walking and interacting with a herd of semi-habituated elephants. This is a unique and educational experience as you walk with the elephants and observe them up close in their natural environment (included in tour price).
Stanley's Camp offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, including the rare and elusive wild dog. Other activities available at Stanley's Camp include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customized, open 4 x 4 vehicles - including the rare opportunity of night drives.
Due to the fact that Stanley's Camp is in a private concession, guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide.
Your stay at Stanley's Camp is fully inclusive of all meals and drinks, as well as your game activities.
Another early morning game activity, brunch and then back to the airstrip for your flight to Maun Airport, in time for your scheduled Air Botswana flight, departing Maun at 15h00 and arriving in Johannesburg at 16h40.
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Included in the Tour Price:
Meet & greet at Johannesburg Airport
Scheduled flight Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
Met at Victoria Falls Airport and transfer to The Elephant Camp
2 night's accommodation at The Elephant Camp
All meals whilst in camp
All drinks (local beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks)
2 trips to Victoria Falls per day
Meeting the Wild Horizon Elephants
Road transfer from The Elephant Camp to Elephant Valley Lodge
3 night's accommodation in a luxury en-suite tent at Elephant Valley Lodge
All meals, excluding drinks
All game activities and Chobe Park fees
Road transfer Elephant Valley Lodge - Kasane airport
Light aircraft flight from Kasane to Stanley's Camp
3 night's accommodation at Stanley's Camp in a luxury tent with en-suite shower and toilet
All meals: Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner
All Beverages: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks (non-premium brands)
One day elephant interaction
Game activities: day and night game drives, mokoro excursions (subject to water levels) and walking safaris with an armed professional guide
Daily laundry service
Light aircraft flight from Stanley's Camp to Maun
Scheduled Air Botswana flight Maun to Johannesburg
What's NOT included in your Tour:
Travel and Medical insurance
Gratuities, items of a personal nature and curios
Your International flights
Elephant Camp: http://www.elephant-back-safaris.com/Elephant_Camp_Elephant_Back_Safaris.asp
Elephant Valley Lodge: http://www.chobe-national-park.com/Elephant_Valley_Lodge.asp
Stanley's Camp: http://www.okavango-delta-safaris.com/Stanleys_Camp_Okavango_Delta.asp
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