This is a semi-participation mobile camping safari that starts with a drive from Maun into the heart of the Okavango Delta where your overland safari adventure begins! You will be spending 8 exhilarating nights camping in four of Botswana's game-rich regions of the Okavango, Khwai, Savuti and Chobe river.
Important to note that you need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillows.
12/06 - Airport City Lodge in Johannesburg overnight [incl]
13/06 - Fly from Johannesburg to Maun
13/06 - safari starts from Maun - night island camping in Okavango Delta area (B, L, D)
14/06 - night camping in the Okavango Delta area (B,L,D)
15/06 - night camping in the Moremi/Khwai area (B,LD)
16/05 - night camping in the Moremi/Khwai area (B,LD)
17/06 - night camping in the Savuti area of Chobe National Park (B,L,D)
18/06 - night camping in the Savuti area of Chobe National Park (B,L,D)
19/06 - night camping in the riverfront area of Chobe National Park (B,L,D)
20/06 - night camping in the riverfront area of Chobe National Park (B,L,D)
21/06 - Safari ends in Kasane at 12:00pm (B)
21/06 - Fly from Kasane to Johannesburg
21/06 - Fly overnight from Johannesburg to Tampa
• Scheduled Flight from Tampa to Johannesburg (Return) NOT BOOKED OR CONFIRMED YET.
• Scheduled Flight from Johannesburg to Maun
• Scheduled Flight from Kasane to Johannesburg
• All camping accommodation (2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m bow tents with mattresses)
• All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
• All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner)
• Tea/Coffees & Drinking Water
• Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
• All Botswana park fees for activities included on the itinerary
• Transport in one specialized safari vehicle
• Curio purchases
• Optional or additional excursions
• Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
• Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation
• Sleeping bag (and small pillow)
• Any increase in National Park Fees
Arrive Johannesburg 12 June, overnight at City Lodge in airport complex.
DAY 1, 2 - OKAVANGO DELTA [13 June]
Fly from Johannesburg to Maun, Botswana.
On arrival in Botswana, you will meet your driver/guide that will be with you for the duration of your time in Botswana. You head out of Maun by road to a private concession of the OkavangoDelta where you will spend your first two nights camping on an island in the Delta that is only accessible by mokoro - traditional kayaks.
DAY 3, 4 - KHWAI/MOREMI AREA
The Khwai River forms the boundary between the reserve and the local Khwai Community Area. Spend the next two nights camping at a campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on day and night game drives. Predator and elephant viewing in this region is excellent - off-road driving is allowed too!
DAY 5, 6 - SAVUTI AREA, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
You head further north en route to Chobe National Park, were you spend the following two nights camping at a pristine bush campsite in the Savute region and exploring the dry landscape on game drives. Savute is an area that can change dramatically, with the character of the place changing completely depending on the flowing or drying up of the Savute Channel. In 2010, water from the Savute Channel reached the Marsh for the first time in three decades (after a long dry period during which resident lions learned to prey on elephants coming to drink at isolated waterholes). The presence of water can transform these dynamics and the only way to find out what will happen next, is to visit Savute with us and see for yourself!
DAY 7, 8 - CHOBE RIVERFRONT AREA, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
You journey north toward the Chobe River, the second biggest river in Southern Africa (Zambezi is the largest), home to the world’s largest Elephant herds; large numbers of big game such as Buffalo, Hippo and Lion can be seen here. Your private campsite is on a Teak forested dune that overlooks this beautiful river. Game drives are taken in the afternoons and mornings to find the remarkable variety of species that are drawn to this permanent water source.
DAY 9 - DEPARTURE [21 June]
Following breakfast, you break camp and a short game drive your safari will end in Kasane in time to check in to your flight back to Johannesburg.
Arriving in Johannesburg you will check in to your long-haul flight overnight to the US.