AT A GLANCE
Join us for a luxury 12 day Botswana Safari where we will visit some of the best game viewing areas In Botswana. Chobe National Park, Savuti , Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta. This safari offers a good mixture of land and water-based activities and is a dream safari come true!
DAY 1: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe River Front
Your safari will either start at Kasane Airport or via Kasane Border Post if you are travelling from Victoria Falls. You will be transferred to Chobe Game Lodge where you will spend the next two nights. The only permanent game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana’s premier venue for guests looking for a perfect base from which to explore the National Park and the Chobe River.
The abundance of wildlife, the moderate weather and the incredible sunsets makes the Chobe arguably the most photo-friendly game park in Africa. Elephants, especially, are the main attraction here, and professional wildlife photographers from all over the world have been known to shoot documentaries on these amazing animals in Chobe specifically.
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.
DAY 2: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe River Front
Enjoy a river cruise and a game drive in the fabulous Chobe National Park. Chobe’s diverse wildlife roams in abundance – it is, for instance, home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate on the fertile flood plains along the Chobe River to drink, bathe and play. There are frequent sightings of Lion, African Wild Dog, Puku, Red Lechwe, Sable, Giraffe and Roan Antelope.
DAY 3: Savuti – Chobe National Park
This morning after breakfast and your last activity you will be transferred to Kasane Airstrip where you will take a charter flight to your lodge in Savuti where you will spend the next 3 nights. Stretching from the Linyanti River all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations.
Savute is one of the most iconic destinations in Southern Africa. Not only is it a place of immense beauty and wide open spaces and big skies, it is also home to a good elephant population, big Lion prides and rich birdlife. It is a nature photographer’s dream destination, with classic African bushveld scenes and superb animal images all possible.
Savuti, also known as Savute lies in the heart of Botswana’s beautiful Chobe National Park. This dynamic wilderness is a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by several rocky outcrops which guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. The Savute goes through wet and dry cycles, where wild dogs hunt in the dry river channel where crocodiles swam only twenty years ago. Visitors to this spectacular area can spot abundant wildlife including: a variety of birds, Elephant, antelope, Lion , Black-backed Jackal, Bat-Eared Fox, Tsessebe, Kudu, Hyena, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo and thousands of migrating Zebra and Wildebeest.
DAY 4&5: Savuti – Chobe National Park
Activities are centered around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the famous Savute Marsh for your chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a teeming backdrop of wildlife. Guests will also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. Savute lays claim to a spectacularly large summer Zebra migration, which is determined by the rains but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April when the Zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the lush grasslands and full waterholes in the southeast of the park. They are always accompanied by a myriad of predators.
DAY 6: Moremi Game Reserve
This morning after your last activity you will be transferred to the local airstrip where you will take a charter flight to your lodge in Moremi. The prime location of the lodge on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. The diverse habitat ensures prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others, making this any wildlife photographers dream!
Moremi Game Reserve is often rated one of the most beautiful games reserve in Africa, and covers most of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and combines permanent water with drier areas. It boasts a good combination of endangered wildlife (Red Lechwe for instance), good numbers of predators (including Lion and Cheetah) and rich birdlife.
DAY 7&8: Moremi Game Reserve
During your time in the Xakanaxa region you will explore the surrounding wilderness of the Moremi Game Reserve during morning and afternoon wildlife drives. Habitats found here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons and papyrus-fringed channels to woodland and savanna. The mopane woodlands alone range from towering trees around Xakanaxa to classic mopane woodland and, in the dryer and harsher areas, mopane scrub woodland.
DAY 9-11: Okavango Delta
This morning after breakfast and your last activity you will make your way to the local airstrip to board a charter flight to your lodge in the Okavango Delta. The Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience.
The unique beauty of the Okavango Delta wetland ecosystem is truly amazing and while cruising through the water channels, it’s possible to spot some great wildlife. The mokoros glide slowly through the water ensuring photographers get up close and personal to their subject matter.
DAY 12: Okavango Delta
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip where you will board a charter flight to Maun for your onwards journey home.
Extensions to Victoria Falls, Zambia, South Africa or Namibia can be arranged.