16-day Journey to Botswana (2021)

Botswana is a land of dramatic contrasts, from the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park and the desert-like landscape of Makgadikgadi Pans. Blessed with some of Africa’s most beautiful subtropical wilderness reserves and an array of African wildlife, Botswana is an unforgettable safari destination.

The Okavango Delta is a magical oasis. Water in the desert is a truly spectacular sight. The wide, grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Chobe National Park is famed for having Africa’s largest single concentration of elephant, while Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for its brilliant birdlife.

This itinerary has been designed for those who love wildlife. We use a combination of tented camps, lodges, ‘private’ full-service mobile tenting and a house boat to visit Botswana’s famed wildlife areas.

Highlights

  • Maun
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Boteti River
  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe River Front
  • Khwai Community Area
  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Zimbabwe

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Maun

On arrival in Maun you will be met by Claire and transferred to Thamalakane River Lodge, on bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

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Day 2 – 3 : Boteti River

After breakfast, we transfer by road to a pre-school orphanage for a short visit.   After visiting the orphanage we transfer from Maun to Makgadikgadi National Park, by road, arriving in time for lunch.

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Day 4 – 6 : Okavango Delta

After breakfast we are transferred to Xhumaga Airstrip for our light aircraft flight to Shinde Camp.

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Day 7 – 9 : Moremi Game Reserve

Morning departure to Shinde Airstrip to catch our plane to Khwai, where we will be met by our guides and camp staff who will be with us for the next 5 nights.  We have three nights’ explorer tenting in Khwai Community area.

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Day 10 – 11 : Moremi Game Reserve

Our camp crew shifts camp to the Xakanaxa area where we spend another two full days of game-viewing.

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Day 12 – 13 : Chobe River Front

We transfer to Khwai airstrip to take our flight to Kasane, from where we transfer to the Chobe Princess Houseboat, a luxury houseboat situated on the Namibian side of the Chobe River.

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Day 14 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We transfer from the Chobe Princess Houseboat back to Kasane, then a road to Victoria Falls. We should be at Ilala Lodge around lunch time. We visit Victoria Falls this afternoon, which usually takes around 2 hours. Optional activities can also be pre-booked during your stay.

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Day 15 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A full day at your leisure to enjoy optional activities. Tonight, we come together to have dinner at the Jungle Junction Restaurant, which provides a unique cultural experience with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa.

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Day 16 : Departure

After breakfast, we say farewell and you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight.

Included

Maun airport meet/greet
All accommodation, as per itinerary
All internal camp-to-camp flights
All airstrip transfers
Fully Inclusive on safari
Bed and Breakfast in Maun and Victoria Falls
Bottled water for game drives in vehicle.
All national park/reserve entry fees
Transport in open-sided 4WD’s, small planes, motorboat and mokoro
Bushman walk
Namibian Village Visit
Dinner at Jungle Junction

Excluded

All international airfares
Optional excursions in Maun and Victoria Falls
Personal expenses
Visa fees and any departure taxes.
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Optional activities in Victoria Falls
Gratuities (we will provide detailed outline)