Highlights of Botswana Safari

Maun to Maun

       

Highlights of Botswana Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 2,525 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Maun

Safari Ends: Maun Number of Days: 14
Countries visited: Botswana, Zambia
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AZT

Safari Price Includes:

13 breakfasts
11 lunches
9 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Highlights of Botswana Safari

This is a genuine wilderness safari through some of the finest areas of southern Africa and the full service camping offers a wonderful mix of being able to sleep close to nature in comfort. Famed for its beautiful sunset cruises, Chobe National Park has a large concentration of both elephant and lion. Moremi has a dense variety of wildlife and there is every opportunity of viewing buffalo, lion, leopard and even the endangered wild dog. The Okavango River is the third largest in Africa. Unlike most rivers, the Okavango does not end at the sea: it has created the largest inland delta in the world in the heart of Botswana. The best way to appreciate the beauty of this unique habitat is to travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) and spot the countless species of game and birds that reside here.

Highlights of Botswana Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Maun    

Arrive Maun and transfer to our campsite for the night. Our campsite is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River and has a wonderful shady pool that is ideal for relaxing in after the flight. The restaurant at the campsite is renown in Maun for its good food and ambience.


Day 2: Okavango Delta    

Our wilderness experience starts today with a 4 x 4 transfer into to the Okavango Delta. We meet our local guides on the banks of the river at the polers station. We transfer into the mokors and pole deeper into the Okavango Delta. We have lunch at our campsite on the banks of the river and in the late afternoon we head out on our first game walk. We return to camp before sunset and enjoy our first meal in the African bush.


Day 3: Okavango Delta    

We get up early this morning for a morning game walk with the local guide. The emphases this morning is to try and spot some of the African game on foot and to learn about the environment. We return to camp for a well deserved brunch and some time to relax. In the afternoon we take a short mokoro trip on the river to view the sunset before returning to camp.


Day 4: Nxai Pan    

This morning we board our mokoro's for the trip back to the polers station. We meet our vehicle and transfer back into Maun for a quick stop and an opportunity to purchase supplies for the days ahead. We leave Maun after lunch and head for the drier region of the Kalahari and the Nxai Pan National Park. In the late afternoon we go on a game drive looking for the herds of Springbok that live in this area.


Day 5: Magadigadi Salt pan.    

We start out day with an early morning game drive with a good chance to see zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, and eland and if we are lucky we might come across some of the more unusual animals, such as the bat-eared fox and brown hyena. After a late brunch we transfer out of the park and further east to the vast Magadigadi saltpan. Depending on the season or if the pans are wet, we will camp wild on the pan or one of the campsites nearby. The Magadigadi saltpan covers an area over 16000 square kilometres and forms the bed of the ancient lake now dried up. The sunsets on the pan are truly spectacular.


Day 6: Livingstone    

Today we head north to Kazangula and the border with Zambia. We use the ferry to cross over into Zambia. Please note that there are sometimes delays at the ferry crossing depending on the number of vehicles wanting to cross. The border here is the meeting point of four countries, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Once we have crossed into Zambia we drive directly to our campsite and have the chance to book on all the optional activities available in Livingstone for the next day


Day 7: Livingstone    

Free day in Livingston for optional activities such as white water rafting, elephant back safari or a helicopter flight over the falls.


Day 8: Chobe River    

This morning there is an opportunity to visit the world famous Victoria Falls (own expense) before we drive back to the Kazangula border, where we take the ferry and cross back into Botswana. We set up camp on the banks of the Thebe River and the afternoon is free to go on the Chobe river game cruise (own expense). This is widely regarded as one of the best river cruisers in Africa with a very good chance of seeing the elephant herds coming down to the river to drink.


Day 9: Savuti    

We drive into the Chobe National park to the Savuti section of the park. The Savuti Channel that alternately flows and then dries for years at a time. The channel bisects the Chobe National Park and empties into the Savuti Marsh. This area is also home to large numbers of elephant that walk enormous distance to find fodder.


Day 10: Savuti    

Full day of game drives on the Savuti Marsh. There is a good chance to see lion, cheetah and hyena that follow the seasonal zebra migration through this area. Large secretary birds and kori bustards are often seen strutting around the Savuti marsh and small redbilled francolins provide a noisy morning wake up call


Day 11: Moremi    

After breaking own camp we game drive all the way to Moremi game reserve. We drive through a variety of habitats including the Mbabe depression, Mopani forest and past great Acacia trees before arriving at the Khwai village and the North Gate entrance of Moremi Game Reserve. We enter the park over the Khwai River bridge and game drive to our campsite.


Day 12: Moremi    

We spend a full day game driving through this beautiful National Park trying to find the large variety of animals that live here. Moremi is home to elephants, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, jackal and a full range of antelope can be seen. Bird life is also prolific in this region


Day 13: Maun    

We enjoy our last morning game drive before driving out of the park and back into Maun. We set up camp on the banks of the Thamalakane River. We can enjoy the swimming pool before enjoying our last dinner at the campsite restaurant, own expense


Day 14: Maun    

End Maun.



Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Highlights of Botswana Safari Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

Jan Departures

Feb Departures

Mar Departures

Apr Departures

May Departures

Jun Departures

-

-

-

17 April 2010

-

19 June 2010

Jul Departures

Aug Departures

Sept Departures

Oct Departures

Nov Departures

Dec Departures

10 July 2010

28 August 2010

11 September 2010

16 October 2010

20 November 2010

11 December 2010

Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email