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New: Family Itinerary – Kids on Safari in Zimbabwe

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Kids on Safari with Imvelo

We have come up with a sample 10 night family-friendly circuit among our properties to show that a safari need not be only a mom-and-dad affair! Some highlights include:

  • bush walks looking at animal tracks
  • working through fun and educational bush activities from our kids on safari booklets
  • learning how to cook the traditional Zimbabwean dish ‘sadza’ which is a staple based on maize flour
  • learning the art of the catapult from our younger guides
  • a soccer match with the local school children
  • walking to school with them (during school term)
  • a bush surprise treasure hunt.

It promises to be an unforgettable safari for the whole family and includes some excellent value deals too!

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Mobile Safari with Letaka

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NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS BOTSWANA

9 nights, 10 days Letaka Tented Camp

Chobe National Park, Khwai Concession, Moremi Game Reserve

Routing:
Kasane to Maun.

Accommodation:
Fully serviced en-suite Tented Camping.

Highlights:

– Chobe National Park (Central Chobe & Chobe River Front)
– Boat cruise on the Chobe River
– The freedom of the Khwai Concession Area
– The Moremi Game Reserve
– Exploring the fringes of the Okavango Delta by mokoro

Itinerary Outline:

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Chobe National Park
Activity guide: Game drives (Central Chobe and/or Zwe Zwe)

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Khwai Community Area
Activity guide: Game drives, night drives, guided walks and mokoro excursion

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Moremi Game Reserve
Activity guide: Game drives

A Typical Day on Safari

The day starts with the rising of the sun. Your wake-up call will be between 5am and 6am – a gentle “koko” (knock knock in Setswana) at the entrance of your tent. The canp staff will be on hand to fill your wash-hand basin with steaming hot water and freshly made tea and coffee will be served around the campfire. A light breakfast will be served before the early morning game drive. The best time of day to enjoy game viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon as most animals retreat to the shadows to rest during the heat of the day.

Having spent the morning exploring the surrounding wilderness in search of Botswana’s hidden treasures, you will return to camp for a sumptuous lunch under the shade of a Marula Tree (subject to availability). Just as the animals retreat to escape the heat of mid-day, so will you. This is your time to enjoy reading, chatting, relaxing or taking a nap.

Later in the afternoon you will head out into the wilderness once more as the animals awake from their days slumber and gather at the watering holes to quench their thirst. As the sun sets on the horizon, one can only marvel at the sheer splendor of an African sunset and with refreshments in hand, toast to the wonder of nature.

On your return to camp, you can gather around the warmth of the campfire with your fellow companions to relive the day’s events and excitement. Enjoy a three-course dinner fit for a King served with South African wines against the magical backdrop of the Africa night sky. Retreating to the comfort of your tent after enjoying a nightcap around the campfire, you can fall asleep to the calls of the African wild. Goodnight.

On moving days we will depart camp following an early breakfast, the safari teams will then pack down the camp, traveling ahead in the supply vehicle to prepare the camp for your arrival at the next location. We will first stop for tea, coffee and cookies and then later for a relaxing lunch under a shady grove of trees. Invariably lunch finds us a short distance from our camp.

Please see the rates and dates for full details of the 2016 out of season departures and availability or on the online Tour Calendar at www.letakasafaris.com

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JOZIBANINI CAMP OPENS!

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Imvelo are excited to announce the opening of Jozibanini Camp! Situated in one of the most southern and untouched areas of Hwange National Park, ‘Jozi’ is a small exclusive camp in a truly wild place, providing a unique, untamed wilderness experience.

In the dry season, guests will reach the camp via a ‘pump run,’ resupplying waterholes en route, providing an opportunity for guests to get involved in the incredible game water supply program that is unique to Imvelo Safari Lodges. In the wet season, guests will go on an all-day game drive through the southern area of the park, ending up at Jozibanini in the late afternoon.

A ‘Look up Blind’ has been sunk just a few metres away from the camp waterhole and game viewing by moonlight from inside the blind will be an awesome experience. Guests will also be able to experience our unique new activity – game viewing on mountain bikes!

For travellers looking for an adventure off the beaten track, Jozi will be an exciting 2 day add on option to any of Imvelo Safari Lodges’ packages.

As an opening special for this unique camp in the heart of the pristine Zimbabwean bush, we will be keeping the rates at Jozi the same for 2015 & 2016.
Rack will be at an incredible value of USD $285 per person per night sharing, valid until 31st Dec 2016.

T’s and C’s: minimum 2 night stay, minimum 4 pax.

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Kudu Package

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7 Night Safari – 3 Nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Gorges Lodge then 4 nights All Inclusive at Bomani Tented Lodge with road transfers between the lodges.

 

DAY 1:
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met by our shuttle bus for your road transfer to Halfway House (2.5 hours).
You will be collected from Halfway House by one of our Bomani 4 x 4 game drive vehicles for your transfer into Bomani Tented Lodge (1.5 hours).
Settle into your tent and then have sundowners and canapés by the Pan.
Later enjoy a 3 course supper out under the stars.

DAY 2:
Early morning game drive and walk in Hwange National Park’s acacia forests surrounding Ngamo Plains.
Return to Bomani for brunch and either a siesta or an hour or two in the blind over the waterhole.
Afternoon game drive followed by sundowners and snacks at Major Pan.
Night drive back to the lodge for showers then cocktails and snacks around the campfire with a 3 course dinner to follow in the main lodge area.

DAY 3:
Early morning all day trip into the park on our one of a kind ‘pump run’, with a picnic and siesta under the trees at Mfagazaan Pan.
Imvelo’s trademark pump runs combine game viewing in remote areas of the park with practical hands-on conservation. Guests can assist their guide with day-to-day maintenance at the borehole pumps which are the heartbeat of Hwange National Park and its wildlife.
Leisurely afternoon game drive back to the lodge going from pan to pan, weaving our way between the throngs of jostling elephant that come pouring in for the fresh water. It makes for a fun, memorable and extremely rewarding day.
Freshen up and then refreshments around the campfire and supper in the main lodge area.

DAY 4:
Morning village visit and school tour at Ngamo Village and a tour of the Imvelo Community projects.
Return to the lodge for breakfast and then catch your road transfer to Halfway House (1.5 hours).
Continue on by road to Gorges Lodge (2.5 hrs) with a packed lunch for the journey.
Settle into Gorges and then enjoy the evening overlooking the gorge with a delicious supper in the main lodge dining room.

DAY 5:
After breakfast catch the lodge shuttle and spend the morning in Victoria Falls town. Have lunch in town (at guest’s own expense) and then take the late afternoon shuttle back to Gorges Lodge to enjoy the evening with sundowners overlooking the gorge and listening to the pounding Zambezi bellow.
Later enjoy a 3 course dinner in the garden under the stars.

DAY 6:
After your morning tea or coffee on your private veranda enjoy a late breakfast and a leisurely morning in the lodge grounds. The shuttle will take you to the airport for your departing flight.

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Bushbuck Package

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5 Night Safari – 3 Nights all Inclusive at Bomani Tented Lodge then 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Gorges Lodge with road transfers between the lodges.

DAY 1:
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met by Gorges Lodge staff for your transfer to Gorges Lodge.
Take some time to settle in and explore the grounds then later in the evening have a sundowner on the bar deck before enjoying a delicious 3 course dinner in the garden under the stars.

DAY 2:
After breakfast catch the lodge shuttle and spend the morning in Victoria Falls town. Have lunch in town (at guest’s own expense) and then take the late afternoon shuttle back to Gorges Lodge to enjoy the evening with sundowners overlooking the gorge and listening to the pounding Zambezi bellow.
Later enjoy a 3 course dinner in the lodge dining room.

DAY 3:
After breakfast enjoy a leisurely day at Gorges Lodge by the pool or exploring the grounds OR take a shuttle to Victoria Falls town to spend the day exploring and doing activities of your choice. Have lunch in town (at guest’s own expense) and take the late afternoon shuttle back to Gorges Lodge to enjoy your 3 course dinner with sundowners on the deck.

DAY 4:
After breakfast embark on your shuttle and transfer to Halfway House (2.5 hours).
You will be met at Halfway House by a Bomani Lodge 4 x 4 vehicle for your transfer to Bomani Tented Lodge (1.5 hours).
Settle into your tent and then enjoy a late lunch followed by a short game drive with sundowners and snacks by the Pan. Freshen up and enjoy a delicious 3 course supper out under the stars.

DAY 5:
Early morning game drive and walk in Hwange National Park’s acacia forests surrounding Ngamo Plains, escorted by a fully licensed and experienced guide.
Return to Bomani for brunch and either a siesta or an hour or two in the blind over the waterhole.
Afternoon game drive photography in the evening light and sundowners and canapés at Major Pan.
Night drive back to the lodge to freshen up and then refreshments around the campfire and later a 3 course dinner in the main lodge area.

DAY 6:
Early morning full day trip into the park for our one of a kind ‘pump run’ with a picnic and siesta under the trees at Mfagazaan Pan.
Imvelo’s trademark pump runs combine game viewing in remote areas of the park with practical hands-on conservation. Guests can assist their guide with day-to-day maintenance at the borehole pumps which are the heartbeat of Hwange National Park and its wildlife.
Leisurely afternoon game drive back to the lodge going from pan to pan, weaving our way between the throngs of jostling elephant that come pouring in for the fresh water. It makes for a fun, memorable and extremely rewarding day.
Showers and then campfire refreshments and supper in the main lodge area.

DAY 7:
Morning village visit and school tour at Ngamo Village followed by a tour of Imvelo’s Community projects.
Return to Bomani for a late brunch with the option of either a siesta or spending an hour or two in the waterhole blind.
Afternoon walk or game drive going from pan to pan across the Ngamo plain.
Night drive back to the lodge for showers then campfire cocktails and snacks followed by supper in main lodge dining room.

DAY 8:
Morning tea or coffee followed by breakfast and then embark on your road transfer to Halfway House and then catch your shuttle to Victoria Falls Airport to catch your departing flight.