5 Day Chobe and Zambezi Houseboat Safari



5 Day Chobe and Zambezi Houseboat Safari

Route Description

Zambezi Houseboat safari starts in: Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Zambezi Houseboat safari ends in: Kasane, Botswana

Day 1: Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge – Katima Mulilo
Day 2: Zambezi River camping with the houseboat
Day 3: Chobe River camping with the houseboat
Day 4: Chobe River Camping with the houseboat
Day 5: Tour ends in Kasane

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge

Meet at Caprivi Houseboat Safari lodge in Katima Mulilo for a night in the lodge on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. Your vehicles will be safe at the lodge while you are on the houseboat safari.

Day 1: Zambezi River

Depart after a leisurely breakfast for a day on the Zambezi River. The Zambezi is great for fishing so try your hand at fishing for a tiger or bream. Game viewing on the Zambezi is limited to hippos and crocodiles and the occasional elephant. Birding is excellent though. This evening will be spent camping somewhere on the banks of the Zambezi River with the houseboat.

Day 3 & 4: Chobe River

On day 3 we head to the Chobe River via the Kasai Channel. We spend the day game viewing along the Chobe National Park. Game viewing from the boat is exceptional. Buffalo, elephant and antelope are plentiful along the river banks with the occasional sighting of predators.

The next two nights are spent on the Namibian side of the Chobe River overlooking the Chobe National Park.

During this time there will be time to visit a local Namibian village to experience the day to day life of a local.

Day 5: Tour ends

After breakfast the boat will head back to Kasane where the tour comes to an end.

We offer a service where your private vehicles can be driven from Katima Mulilo to Kasane for your onward journey. We can also transfer you back to Katima by road at an additional charge.

Notes:

  • Guests meet at Caprivi Houseboat Safaris lodge
  • Vehicles can be left at the lodge –vehicles can be driven to Kasane on request at an additional charge. Boat transfer back to Katima can also be arranged at an additional charge.
  • Self catering is an option – please enquire for rates
  • Itinerary is flexible – please enquire for amendments and rates.
  • Fuel is not included in the price – an estimate on fuel usage is indicated and will be invoiced according to the current fuel price at the time of booking.

Facilities on board:

  • 2 x rooftop tents, 12 v fridge and gas stove, shower and toilet
  • Kitchenware, cooking utensils, cutlery, camping chairs and tables
  • Cooler boxes and ice
  • Sleeping bags, cushions, fleece blankets and towels
  • Wood, firelighters, matches and cleaning materials
  • Lighting and oil lamps
  • Basic medical kit
  • Angling tackle – optional at an additional charge.

Rates

Prices: per person in Namibian Dollar

No of people: 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2016 1 November 2016 – 31 October 2017
2 N$ 6650.00 N$ 8275.00
3 N$ 5225.00 single supplement N$ 200 N$ 6425.00 single supplement N$ 200
4 N$ 4500.00 N$ 5525.00
5 N$ 4070.00 single supplement N$ 200 N$ 5075.00 single supplement N$ 200
6 N$ 3800.00 On request

Included Excluded

Included:

  • 1 night on DB&B basis at Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge
  • 3 nights camping with the houseboat – 1 night along the Zambezi River, 2 nights along the Chobe River.
  • Skipper and cook
  • Boat transfer from Katima Mulilo to Kasane
  • Game viewing and birding from the houseboat
  • Angling on the Zambezi River
  • Visit to a local Namibian village

Not included:

  • Visa fees – applicable for Namibia and Botswana
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hire of angling gear
  • Transfers back to Katima Mulilo or transfer of personal vehicle to Kasane.
  • Fuel costs – estimate: 350 litres
  • Medical and travel insurance which is compulsory
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