Venture into two of Botswana’s most treasured wilderness areas on safari by vehicle, foot, and boat in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.

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 Lions in Botswana. Credit: Luke Harris  Elephants along the Chobe River  Hippos along the Chobe River  Baboon in Chobe National Park  Zebra  Giraffe grazing the Savuti area  Camp Okuti

Botswana: A Tailor-made Journey to Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta

10 days from $7,990

Venture into two of Botswana’s most treasured wilderness areas on safari by vehicle, foot, and boat in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.

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Accommodations

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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Chobe Forest Reserve, Botswana

Set on an escarpment in the Chobe Forest Reserve, just a short distance from Chobe National Park, Muchenje Lodge offers sweeping views of the plains and the Chobe River. With just 10 thatched cottages, as well as a larger family cottage, this owner-managed hotel provides personalized service and a warm, intimate atmosphere. The main lodge features an open-plan lounge and bar with a lookout platform, as well as a swimming pool and deck. Cottages are cozy and well-appointed, with private verandas that face the Chobe River.

Number of nights: 3

Pom Pom Camp

Nxabega Concession, Botswana

Situated on a low sand island in a private concession of the Okavango Delta, this tented camp is elegantly simple and has a traditional African feel. Set beneath two mature fig trees, the airy, thatched main lodge offers comfortable seating areas and a communal dining table and opens out onto the surrounding wilderness. Outside, a boma area looks out over a seasonal lagoon often visited by hippos and elephants, and a shaded pool invites guests for a relaxing dip during the mid-day heat. The nine en suite tents are spaced apart for privacy and set on raised decks facing the lagoon. They feature large open-air showers and are shaded by trees where vervet monkeys can often be seen climbing among the branches. A family tent with separate extension wing can accommodate a family of four.

Number of nights: 3

Gunns Camp

Gunns Concession, Botswana

Perched on the Boro River, overlooking legendary Chief's Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn’s Camp is set under leafy palms, blending naturally with its unique environment to offer comfort balanced by a rustic simplicity. Its seven luxury vintage tents feature en suite bathrooms, colorful fabrics, and teak furniture. The main lodge is elevated to make the most of the spectacular views and includes a lounge, dining area, small library with reference books, and a swimming pool.

During your stay at Gunn's, you will enjoy guided activities such as a mokoro trips and boat safaris (water levels permitting) along the many nearby channels and lagoons. You will also enjoy game and bird walks on the islands.

Number of nights: 3

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.