BEAUTIFUL BOTSWANA SAFARI - 7 Nights
This is a great lodge safari covering the core parks and habitats in Botswana while staying at quality camps throughout. Enjoy game drives, mokoro excursions and boat trips on this safari through Botswana's prime regions! A fantastic first time experience in Botswana that combines well with South Africa and or Victoria Falls.
Day 1 to 3 - Camp Moremi, Moremi Game Reserve
Fly from Maun to Moremi
The amazing foresight of Chief Moremi created one of the world's most famous reserves, conserving part of the Okavango Delta and the plains to its east. The reserve covers more than 4871 square kilometers of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and thick forest. This diversity supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, and lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on the Botswana national bird list.
Peering out beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xaxanaka area of the Moremi Game Reserve. Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, both in the morning and late afternoons, offer frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah as well as wild dog. Alternatively, guest can explore the Xaxanaka Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.
- Camp Moremi (BLD)
Day 4 to 6 - Savute Safari Lodge, Savute - Chobe National Park
Fly from Moremi to Savute
In the heart of Botswana’s Chobe National Park lies a dynamic wilderness, 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. This is Savute, where mysterious wet and dry cycles mould the landscape and dictate the nature of its wild inhabitants. Currently it is dry, and wild dogs hunt in the channel where crocodiles swam only twenty years ago. The Gubatsa Hills shelter leopard and klipspringer and rock paintings of early man’s wildlife sightings. During the arid winter months game viewing concentrates on Savute’s resident bull elephants, antelope and lion prides, and black-backed jackal, bat-eared foxes, tsessebe, and kudu, abound. The summer rains bring a feast for lion, hyena and cheetah as thousands of migrating zebra and wildebeest assemble in a chaotic pattern on the marsh. Cape buffalo herds arrive and migrant birds swell Savute’s 300 resident species, thrilling bird-watchers with their spectacular antics.
Located on the banks of the Savute channel, Savute Safari Lodge is intimate, accommodating only 24 guests in cool thatched timber and glass suites. The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African décor.
- Savute Safari Lodge (BLD)
Day 6 & 7 - Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe River
Fly from Savute to Kasane
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air-conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity.
Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a fully equipped conference room, a business center for those guests needing to keep in touch, a stylish bar with an outside terrace overlooking the Chobe River and a cigar bar with a full sized billiard table. Meals are catered for at the terrace restaurant overlooking the Chobe River. Each of Chobe Game Lodge's 4 luxury suites has an individual plunge pool set on a private terrace with breathtaking panoramic views of the endless landscape and open plains. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each room with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.
- Chobe Game Lodge (BLD)
Day 8 - Departure
Today is your final day on safari with road transfer to Kasane Airport for departure.
Type of Safari
for singles, couples, families & groups
7 nights/8 days
Accommodation on a per person, shared basis
Regional flights to camps and in between
Soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits such as gin and Amarula
National Park fees
All meals, drinks and activities while in lodges on safari
Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
Compulsory comprehensive insurance
All relevant entry and departure Government taxes
All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
Optional extra activities
Pre and post safari tours
All other travel arrangements pre or post the safari and any new Government taxes
Fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
Light Aircraft, 4x4 safari vehicle, Motorboat, Mokoro
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