Rhino Sanctuary | Nxai Pan | Okavango Delta | Chobe | Victoria Falls
Explore Botswana's finest National Parks during this 13 day lodge safari. Start your tour by experiencing the Tuli Block, Khama Rhino Sanctuary and the Makgadikgadi Pans. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai area from your open 4x4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta in traditional dug out canoes and enjoy the Chobe National Park's wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Day 1 - Johannesburg
On arrival into Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your guide and fellow travellers at a pre tour meeting.
Overnight Safari Club
Day 2 - Marakele
An early morning departure from your hotel in Johannesburg takes us via Pretoria, through the Limpopo Province to Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains of South Africa. All of the large species including elephant, the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds can be seen here. Head out for a sunset game drive and enjoy an meal prepared by your guide around the campfire, before spending the night in the African wilderness.
Overnight Tlopi Tented Camp
Day 3 - Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Our destination today is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a community based wildlife project that was established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing white rhino and other wildlife as well as support the local community. We explore the sanctuary on an afternoon game drive in search of white rhinos.
Overnight at Serowe Hotel
Day 4 - Makgadikgadi Pans region
Today we travel towards the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park area of Botswana. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove. He will explain the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world.
Overnight at Planet Baobab
Day 5 - Nxai Pan and
This morning we head off for Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. En route we take a game drive throught the game rich plains of Nxai Pan. The name Maun is derived from the San word "maung", which means "the place of short reeds". The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.
Overnight at Thamalakane River Lodge
Day 6 - Okavango Delta
After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife.
Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without
ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we
make our way to our camp, which is situated in close proximity to
the famous Khwai River. After settling into our camp, we will
enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive - a fantastic
opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult
to encounter during the day.
Overnight at Bedouin Bush Camp
Day 7 - Okavango Delta
Today will be spent in the Khwai area. We will embark on a full day game drive, hopefully spotting the variety of animals that frequent the region. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.
Overnight at Khwai Bedouin Camp
Day 8 - Okavango Delta
After having explored the Khwai area we now head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve which is home to a great diversity of plant and animal life - making it a 'must see' for a Botswana Safari. It contains - within its boundaries - approximately 20% of the Delta, and a vast range of habitats, acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through mopane forest and dry savanna woodland.
Overnight at Khwai Bedouin Camp
Days 9 - Chobe National Park
We have to get up early, as there is another exciting day ahead of us! We leave the camp in Khwai River and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in this area. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula.
Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge
Days 10 - Chobe National
We start the morning with an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. We enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars - you'll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African Sunset.
Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge
Days 11 - Victoria Falls
Today we leave Botswana behind us and after a short drive we enter Zimbabwe, home to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls, we get to view the falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. You have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer.
Overnight at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Day 13 - Farewell
Your journey ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.
Price includes 12 nights accommodation, all transport, game drives as mentioned, most meals, park fees, local payment and experienced local guide. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Please note luggage allowance of 15kg.
Also available as a shorter itinerary starting on day 4 (arrive Maun and overnight) 9 Day Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari - from £1745.
Flights not included. Discounted flights available from most UK airports.
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