Botswana Water & Wildlife at a glance:
This classic Botswana Water & Widlife safari combines two of the prime wildlife areas – the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park.
You can choose to fly into Maun and end in Chobe (Kasane Airport) or vice versa. You fly into Maun and connect by charter flight to the glorious Okavango Delta where you stay at two different camps so that you experience different aspects of the Delta and enjoy a range of game activities including 4×4 game drives, boating, bush walks and mekoro trips – flood water levels permitting of course! Next you fly to the Chobe National Park where you stay close to the Chobe river. The safari in Botswana ends at Kasane Airport so that you can continue to Victoria Falls if you wish (for an additional cost). Alternatively you can fly to Johannesburg from Kasane Airport.
We offer this Botswana Water & Widlife safari at two price points – Luxury and Premier so that you can tailor it to your budget. We use Sanctuary Lodges – Stanletys Camp, Chiefs Camp and Chobe Chilwero for our Luxury option. We use DDS camps, Xugana Island Lodge or Camp Okavanago, Camp Xakanaxa and Chobe River Lodge for our Premier option.
Luxury option: Stanleys Camp OR Premier option: Xugana Island Lodge (Okavango Delta) – 2 nights
Luxury option: Chiefs Camp OR Premier option: Camp Xakanaxa (Okavango Delta) – 2 nights
Luxury option: Chobe Chilwero OR Premier option: Chobe Game Lodge (Chobe National Park) – 2 nights
Afterwards we recommend combining it with Victoria Falls. Or perhaps a complete contrast such as a few days on the beach at Mozambique! Or some time in Cape Town?
Fly from Maun to Okavango Delta, 2 nights seasonal water camp Stanley’s Camp, Fully Inclusive
On arrival in Maun, you are met and transferred by light aircraft to an Okavango water or seasonal water camp for 2 nights. The Okavango Delta is Africa’s largest and most beautiful oasis – an isolated, lush green paradise with some of the richest wildlife in the world. It is a maze of waterways, lagoons, vast grassy plains and palm-fringed and wooded islands and is home to a wide array of animals and birds. At your water camp, game viewing is predominantly by motorboat, as well as game walks with an experienced and armed guide on the delta’s islands. The evocative mokoro trips are in shallower waters, water levels permitting. Click here for more information on the Okavango Delta…
Stanley’s Camp offers a traditional safari experience, evoking the romance of a bygone era with eight luxury safari tents delightfully furnished in 1920’s style with expansive views over the beautiful and game-rich floodplains of the Boro river. Stanley’s is particularly known for its unique educational elephant experience.
Premier option – Stay at Xugana Island Lodge or Camp Okavango instead
Accommodation: Camp Okavango
Located in: Botswana - Okavango Delta - Permanent Water Camps
Fly to Moremi Game Reserve, 2 nights Chief’s Camp, Fully Inclusive
Today you are transferred by air to the magnificent Chiefs Camp.
Chief’s Camp lies on Chief’s Island within a private concession of the Moremi – an area of unsurpassed predator sightings. Twelve luxurious and secluded tented suites offer some of the finest accommodation in Botswana – spacious, light and airy.
The Moremi Wildlife Reserve forms the eastern boundary of the Okavango Delta. The Moremi is known for its predators, both of the mammal and feathered variety. Being a National Park, night drives and game walks are not permitted in the Moremi but the quality of the game-viewing on your game drives more than makes up for this.
Premier option – Stay at Camp Xakanaxa or Camp Moremi instead
2 nights Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Chobe Chilwero, Fully Inclusive
This morning, after a final game activity in the Okavango Delta, you are transferred by light charter flight to Kasane Airport where you are met and transferred to your Chobe River game lodge. Activities in the Chobe river area include game drives in open 4×4 vehicles in the Chobe National Park as well as romantic boat cruises down the river which doubles as another form of game-viewing. Click here for more information on Chobe National Park…
Chobe Chilwero is the finest lodge in the Chobe area with 15 individually designed luxurious cottages blending in perfectly with the natural vegetation. The beautiful thatched main lodge comprises a stylish and contemporary lounge and dining room linked by spectacular viewing decks.
Premier option – Stay at Chobe Game Lodge instead
On safari, Chobe Chilwero, Fully Inclusive
Game-viewing in the Chobe National Park remains good throughout the year but of course peaks in the dry season when huge herds of up to 500 or more elephants congregate to drink from the Chobe river. Lion are common in the Chobe National Park, and almost expected, with buffalo, cheetah and an amazing variety of antelope often sighted. Typically you enjoy an open landrover game drive in the early morning returning to the lodge for a late brunch. The afternoon game activity is often a boat cruise on the Chobe river, when you can spot the animals coming to the river to quench their thirst as the sun sets.
Onward travel arrangements
After a final early morning safari activity followed by brunch, you return to Kasane Airport. From here, you can fly back to Maun or Johannesburg or continue to Victoria Falls….
Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta of Botswana ensuring a year-round water experience with boating, canoeing, guided bush walks and of course, excellent birding. An elevated observation platform affords stunning views of the tranquil floodplains of the surrounding Okavango Delta from camp.
Botswana is one of Africa’s last pristine lands and offers its visitors beautiful scenery and prolific big game in equal measure.Read More
The Okavango Delta is Africa’s largest and most beautiful oasis – an isolated, verdant green paradise with some of the richest wildlife in the world.Read More
Permanent Water Camps
Permanent water camps offer game-viewing by boat in the deep channels of the Okavango Delta and game walks on its islands.Read More