Botswana Baobab & Okavango Delta
Botswana Baobab & Okavango Delta – There are few wildlife experiences in the world like a week spent in the Botswanan wilderness. This classic itinerary offers a lodge and luxury camping combination safari. The lodges are beautiful, comfortable & make for a great adventure safari though the world famous parks.
9 day small group safari
Ends: Victoria Falls
Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
In a nutshell:
- A true African experience – wild and free!
- All inclusive trip with cultural experience, adventure and wildlife.
- Victoria Falls, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and Chobe National Park
- Moremi Game Reserve – game drives
- Savuti – game drives
- Chobe National Park – game drive and river cruise
- 6 nights in chalets
- 2 nights serviced camping
Accommodation throughout is 3 to 4 star style is chosen not only for their service, comfort level but also for their wonderful locations & local wildlife viewing opportunities.
The 2 nights in central Chobe NP we stay in mini meru tents and the tents have twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire.
- 8 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 5 dinners
Meals are provided by the lodges, or mobile camp. Due to the travel arrangements or game viewing activities, therefore the included lunches will be picnic lunches.
Lunches & Dinners that are not included will be bought en route or at the restaurant in the evening.
For the entire safari you travel in a purpose built 4WD Land Cruiser with 12 forward facing seats and trailer for luggage. It has solid roof and back which provides protection from the sun & dust.
Botswana, considered Southern Africa’s premier game viewing destination. Because of the remote wilderness, limited access for visitors and abundant game make for an exceptional wildlife safari.
A Botswana guide travels with us through the National Parks because this ensures employment for local people and direct benefits for the community from tourism.
Local guides are highly knowledgeable and therefore ask plenty of questions be amazed at what you can learn from the guides.
*** NOTE Prices are subject to change.
*2020 EURO 3290.00 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.
***2021 Prices are subject to change, currently based on 2020 rates
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Distance/time: Short 20minute flight in small aircraft, morning & afternoon game drives +/-4hrs each
This safari starts at Maun airport where you will be met and after a short briefing, you will board a light aircraft flight to Khwai. You will then be met by your safari guide and enjoy your first game drive to the lodge.
Moremi Game Reserve is the jewel of Botswana and arguably one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa. To the north of Moremi is a vast wilderness consisting of open grasslands and forest and abundant wildlife. Our lodge is situated on a large concession in this wilderness, overlooking a waterhole, the thatched deck allows us to watch the animals in the afternoon as they come down to quench their thirst. Moremi’s wide variety of habitats makes it a birdwatchers paradise. Our days are spent on open 4WD game drives in Moremi GR and on the wildlife concession along the Khwai River.
Distance/time: 150kms, ± 4½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing
We head north from Moremi to the renowned Savuti section of the Chobe National Park. This is an excellent area for big predators with frequent sightings of lion and leopard, elephant and plains game. We spend our time on game drives through the dramatic open plains dotted with Acacia, and along the Savuti channel where we hope to see the lions and hyenas that make Savuti an outstanding wildlife destination. We overnight in our serviced tented camp. After dinner in our dining tent, fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.
Distance/time: 220kms ± 4½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Savuti – Chobe)
Our next destination is Chobe National Park. We depart Savuti and head north through the remote wilderness of Botswana to the small town of Kasane and our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. The following day we head back into Chobe NP on a game drive in the early morning before heading back to the comfort of the lodge during the heat of the day. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise on the Chobe River. This is possibly the most satisfying and relaxing game viewing activity in Southern Africa. We head into the park on a small game viewing boat and spend the next few hours till sunset floating slowly down stream while watching the wildlife come down to drink. We get close to the herds of elephants, and have amazing sightings of crocodile, hippo, fish eagle and many more. As the sunsets we head out of the park with some amazing wildlife and sunset photographs.
Distance/time: 100kms – 1.5 hours, excluding border formalities
We leave Botswana behind and cross into Zimbabwe and make our way to Victoria Falls. The mighty Zambezi River thunders 100m over the gorge creating a magnificent spectacle. The spray from the waterfall sustains a rainforest surrounding the falls which is abundant with birdlife and protected in a National Park. We explore the Victoria Falls on foot with a local guide bringing the Falls to life with tales of the explorers of these ancient lands.
There is time for one of the variety of optional adventure activities (own expense) before the tour ends.