LANDSCAPES & WILDLIFE
Experience eight days of challenging off-road driving and fabulous wildlife as you journey off the beaten track in Botswana’s safari heartlands.
SUB-SAHARA IN STYLE
When it comes to desert beauty, Botswana knows no bounds. One of the world’s most striking wildernesses welcomes you with a wealth of possibilities that cover everything from sprawling nature reserves to Africa’s most celebrated wildlife.
BOTSWANA WESTERN TOUR 8 DAY ITINERARY
Arrive in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. A local dinner will be served alongside the opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow travellers and your vehicle.
Head for Moremi Game Reserve for a full day of driving – including the possibility of water crossings and elusive Delta lions. Dinner will be served under the stars at your camp.
Today you will be on the lookout for hippos and crocodiles as we move from one famous watering hole to the next. An afternoon drive will take you to Khwai, a small village on the north bank of the Khwai River and your home for the next two nights.
A choice of activities awaits, including plenty of time to explore the Khwai region’s majestic flora and fauna. From the towering Camel Thorn acacia trees to aromatic wild sage, there is so much to excite the senses.
Head north for the Chobe National Park, home to Africa's largest elephant population and more than 10,000 square kilometres of rich ecosystems. Tonight, you will camp in the wilds with stories from your local guide.
After breakfast, the road takes us north to Kasane. A sumptuous lunch is followed by a stunning sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Here the silence is interrupted only by birdsong. Fascinating views of hippos promise to inspire.
Transfer by bus to your hotel near Victoria Falls before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and an afternoon walk to one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls on earth. A farewell dinner gives you the chance to reflect on your experience and bid a suitable goodbye to fellow guests.
After breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls International airport.
This programme is delivered in English. Our offices are open from 9am until 5pm CET Monday to Friday.
(Local charges may apply)
Telephone: +49 2058 77 809 94
Who operates the trips?
The Land Rover Experience Adventure Travel Botswana programme is operated by Agentur für Promotion und Service GmbH (APS) / Land Rover Experience Germany, who are licensed and authorised by Jaguar Land Rover. When you make a booking you will enter into a contract with APS GmbH.
Who does the driving?
You do! There will be a Land Rover Experience instructor on hand to provide guidance and support, but these are self-drive itineraries, so you’re behind the wheel in the latest Land Rover vehicles.
What language will the trips delivered in?
The instructors/hosts will communicate with the guests in English.
Do I need to purchase insurance to be able to participate?
We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance.
What is included in the price of the trip?
General inclusions are as follows: driving activities, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks with meals and airport transfers to/from Maun International Airport or Victoria Falls International Airport (one fixed transfer arrangement for the whole group). Please refer to your individual tour itinerary for the exact inclusions. Please note that due to the level of driving involved, alcohol is only included with your dinner and will be limited. Soft drinks are included with all meals.
What isn’t included in the price of the trip?
Flights, visa fees (if required), vaccinations, travel insurance, tips, all personal expenses (e.g. minibar in the hotel, spa treatments etc.) and any pre or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the tour itinerary.
I’ve never driven a 4x4 vehicle before or driven off-road, can I still go on the trip?
Absolutely. There will be a qualified Land Rover Experience instructor accompanying each trip who will provide expert guidance and reassurance, but each trip is designed for drivers of all abilities.
What vehicle will I be driving?
Guests will drive the Land Rover Discovery.
Are the vehicles manual or automatic?
All vehicles are equipped with automatic transmission.
What are the driving licence and minimum age requirements?
All driving guests must be at least 19 years old and have held a full valid driving licence for at least one year. An International Driving Permit is required.
Do I need to have a certain level of physical fitness to take part?
To participate in the Driving Experience you should ensure that you do not know of any circumstances which would disqualify you from driving such as chronic back problems (or similar conditions), mental conditions which might impair your ability to drive, and eyesight which doesn’t meet the standards for driving, pregnancy or heart problems.
How many guests are in each vehicle?
Prices are based on two people sharing a vehicle. On request, a 3rd and 4th person can be booked into the vehicle.
Can I bring my own Land Rover on the Adventure?
It is not possible to participate with your own vehicle due to insurance reasons.
If I am travelling by myself will I have my own vehicle?
No - for safety reasons we do not allow anyone to travel alone in a vehicle. Solo travellers will be paired in the vehicle with another guest or if there is an odd number of guests, one of our instructors will accompany you in the vehicle. You will have your own room throughout the trip.
Are children allowed on the trips?
In general the trips are suitable for children over 14 years, but please contact APS for further details and to discuss your individual requirements.
Can I book a whole trip for a private group?
Yes, we will gladly facilitate a private tour for group bookings of 10 guests or more. The programme can be tailored and adapted to meet the needs of the group.
Do we travel in a convoy?
Yes, we will generally travel in convoy using radio communication between vehicles.
What is the maximum group size on each trip?
To maintain a more intimate and exclusive experience, the maximum (& minimum) group size on each adventure will be 10 guests (two per vehicle).
Do I require a visa?
APS GmbH is responsible for informing you about provisions of passport, visa and health regulations in advance. If you need an invitation to get your visa, please inform APS GmbH, who’ll provide this to you. For more information, please visit: www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/botswana/passport-visa/
Which currency is used in Botswana?
The local currency in Botswana is the Botswana Pula (BWP).
We would like to extend our trip by a few days, can we do this?
Absolutely. APS GmbH will be more than happy to help you plan and book extended arrangements before or after your trip. Please email them at email@example.com or telephone: +49 (2058) 77 80 994 (09h00 - 17h00 (CET), Monday to Friday). Local operator charges may apply.
Do I require vaccinations?
Information on recommended or prescribed vaccinations for the respective target areas can be found here: https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/botswana/health/
Whom can I contact if I require assistance with flight bookings or travel insurance?
APS GmbH will gladly assist you with booking your flights and travel insurance. They will also inform you about any possible changes prior to departure.
They can be contacted as follows:
Land Rover Experience Germany
c/o APS - Agentur für Promotion
und Service GmbH,
Am Sportplatz 26A, 42489, Wülfrath.
Telephone: +49 (2058) 77 80 994
(09h00 - 17h00 (CET), Monday to Friday).
Local operator charges may apply.
Fax: +49 (2058) 77 80 994
For terms and conditions, please visit www.landrover.com/index.html
Is there a specific type of luggage I should bring?
We do not make any specific recommendations with regards to the type of luggage - the vehicles can accommodate suitcases as well as travel bags.
What is the dress code for evenings?
Evening dress code is casual.
What happens if a trip does not reach its minimum numbers? Will it be cancelled?
The minimum group size is 10 persons on all Botswana trips. We endeavour not to cancel any of our departures, but in some cases, this may be inevitable. APS can withdraw from the package travel contract if the number of participants is not reached by 31 days prior to departure, if a minimum number of participants is indicated in the APS travel description for the corresponding trip. The declaration of withdrawal will be forwarded to you immediately, the deposit will be refunded immediately. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
Are the itineraries and accommodation confirmed?
Your itinerary and accommodation are subject to change based on availability. We reserve the right to replace the itinerary and accommodation with similar alternatives.
THE EASTERN TOUR – SAFARI & SCENERY
Starting at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls across the border in Zimbabwe, you will travel the unforgiving terrain south to Maun, taking in Botswana’s wonderful wildlife and nature reserves along the way.
The images shown here are for illustration purposes only and should there be any ambiguity regarding the programme, the written itinerary will be taken as the more accurate interpretation of the trip. We reserve the right to alter the travel route and/or replace the tour operator with similar alternatives.