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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or call 855-215-8690

Overview

This following itinerary is a sampling of the experiences that we offer on a tailor-made journey to Botswana. Working with our country specialists, you can customize your itinerary to fit your timing, your budget, and your interests, including accommodations, activities, and the places you visit.

Botswana is a land of sweeping spaces where wetlands thrive and wildlife abounds. Venture into two of the country’s most treasured wilderness areas to discover an astounding array of flora and fauna on a variety of excursions. In Chobe National Park, home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of elephants, observe wildlife such as elephants, lions, and wild dogs on game drives and river cruises. Then experience the World Heritage-listed Okavango Delta from two different perspectives: on safari in a remote private concession and exploring the lush heart of the delta by dugout canoe and boat.

Highlights:

  • Float along the Chobe River on a sunset boat safari, watching hippos and elephants on the river banks.
  • Look out for leopards, lions, wild dogs, and more on morning and afternoon game drives in Chobe National Park.
  • Stay at two private concessions in the Okavango Delta, exploring the remote wilderness with expert guides on safaris by 4x4; boat; and mokoro, or dugout canoe.
  • Set out on a variety of optional excursions, learning about local culture in nearby villages, or experiencing extraordinary Victoria Falls.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Kasane, Botswana / Chobe National Park

Fly into Kasane and meet your private driver for the transfer to your lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Take the rest of the day to settle in at your lodgings, relaxing in an idyllic riverside setting and watching for passing wildlife from your veranda. If you wish, join a sunset wildlife cruise, enjoying a sundowner as you observe the animals that come at dusk to drink at the water’s edge. (L,D)

Day 2 – Chobe National Park

Rise early for a morning game drive in a 4x4 vehicle, heading deeper into Chobe National Park with a guide. The park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the world, and you may spot elephant herds, as well as buffalo, wildebeests, wild dogs, and lions. In the afternoon, join a boat safari along the Chobe River, on the lookout for hippos; crocodiles; and a variety of birdlife, including colorful little bee-eaters clustered together in the reeds. (B,L,D)

Day 3 –Chobe National Park

You’ll have a choice of several excursions today. Get acquainted with the local culture with your guide on a visit to a nearby village, or take a day trip to the extraordinary Victoria Falls. You may also venture further into the depths of the national park on a full-day river and land safari, with lunch served on board the boat as you drift along the river. (B,L,D)

Day 4 –Okavango Delta: Nxabega Concession

This morning, transfer to Kasane airport for a scenic light aircraft flight across the Botswana bush and the waterways of the Okavango Delta to the private Nxabega Concession. You’ll be met by a driver for a short game drive on the way to your camp, watching for elephants, giraffes, lions, and kudu. Once you’ve settled into your camp, head out on a longer afternoon safari, exploring the picturesque lagoons, islands, rivers, and woodlands of this 8000-hectare concession in the Okavango Delta. (B,L,D)

Day 5 and 6 – Okavango Delta: Nxabega Concession

You have two full days to explore the Okavango wilderness with your guide. Game drives are offered in the early morning and late afternoon when the animals are most active. You may also wish to head out with a guide on a walking safari for a closer look at the area’s flora and fauna. Birds are particularly prevalent here, with more than 300 species recorded, including wattled cranes, black crakes, and slaty egrets. There are also excellent opportunities for boat safaris, fishing, and peaceful trips out on the water in a mokoro. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Okavango Delta: Gunns Concession

After breakfast, take a brief light aircraft flight west to the Gunns Concession in the heart of the Delta. After settling in at your lodge and enjoying a leisurely lunch, set out to explore the region’s abundant rivers and lagoons on a boat safari, on the lookout for crocodiles, hippos, and elephants, as well as bird species such as gallinules, jacanas and pygmy kingfishers. Mark the day’s end with a sundowner on the water before heading back to camp. (B,L,D)

Day 8 and 9 – Okavango Delta: Gunns Concession

During two days in this remote part of the delta, enjoy morning walking safaris with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll learn about a full spectrum of wildlife, from tiny insects and birds to the larger creatures you may encounter, such as zebras, kudu, impalas, baboons, warthogs, and giraffes. In the afternoons, relax at your camp, or head out on another guided safari by boat or mokoro. You may also have the chance to visit a nearby community to learn about everyday life and and local culture in this remote area.   (B,L,D)

Day 10 – Maun / Depart for home

Enjoy a last chance to see the delta’s flora and fauna on your short drive back to the airstrip. A scenic flight by light aircraft brings you to Maun, where you’ll board your onward flight.  (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)