– Khama Rhino Sanctuary
– Rhino Trekking
– Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
– Okavango Delta scenic flights
– Private Okavango Delta Island
– Numerous Bush walks
– Numerous Makoro cruises
– Moremi Game Reserve
– Savuti National Park
– Chobe National park
– 10 National park Safari’s
– Chobe River boat cruise
– Victoria Falls National Park
16 Day: Johannesburg – Johannesburg
Accommodated: 5 nights
Camping: 10 nights
Breakfast:16 Lunch:13 Dinner:13
14 Day: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
(Avoids 2 day return trip to Jo’burg)
Lodge/Hotel: 5 Nights
Camping: 9 nights
Breakfast::14 Lunch:12 Dinner:12
Minimum Guests: 6
Maximum Guests: 13
AVAILABLE SEAT: 13
Botswana is arguably the best wildlife destination on the African continent. With roughly 70% of the country dedicated to National Parks or protected conservation areas, it is no secret why this might be the case. During this tour, we will cover all of what makes Botswana such a desirable destination; from the immense emptiness of the Makgadikgadi saltpans, to the sheer natural beauty of the Okavango Delta, and untamed nature of exclusive camps in the famous Chobe, Savuti, and Moremi Game Reserve, where we will enjoy endless game drives. And if that was not enough, we will end off the tour relaxing at ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, (the smoke that thunders) aka. The mighty Victoria Falls, before heading southwards to Johannesburg.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Okavango Delta Scenic Flights
Moremi, Savuti & Chobe National parks
Discover the Southern White Rhino on foot during this epic rhino trekking experience.
Spend a night under the stars in the one of the worlds largest Salt pans
View the Okavango from above on 2 breathtaking scenic flights to and from our private island
Explore some of Africa’s most wild and prestigious National Parks for 5 full days.
Private Delta island
Enjoy multiple ‘Makoro’ (local dug-out boat) cruises in the channels of the Delta
Explore the wildlife of one of the worlds wildest places on foot – a humbling experience.
Experience the Okavango Delta from one of its oldest private lodges on the famous Chiefs Island.
View the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ – Victoria Falls, the world largest waterfall, from the viewpoints of the National park
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Johannesburg - Khama Rhino Sanctuary
It’s an early start as we leave the big city behind and head for the wilderness of Botswana! Today is purely a transit day to try to cover as much ground as possible. We will leave Jo’burg at sunrise and drive the 450km to the border of Botswana. Once over the border, we will cover another 300km and reach our first campsite in the early evening with enough time to set up camp before enjoying out first Botswana sunset.
Camping – Khama Rhino Sanctuary rest camp
Upgrade to room (US$50)
Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
We will start our morning with an awesome Rhino Trekking experience, our chance to view these gentle giants on foot. After returning to camp we will hit the road again and head further north to the heart of the Makgadikgadi salt pans. We will arrive at camp in the late afternoon (avoiding the heat of the day) with plenty of time to enjoy the endless stretch of the white salt pan under the classic amber sunset. Tonight we will camp wild under the beautiful Botswana sky. This is a great opportunity to sleep under the stars!
Camping – 1 tree island (or similar)
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Day 3: Makgadikgadi Salt Pan - Maun
After enjoying the magnificent sunrise over these saltpans with a hot cup of coffee, we will have a nice, hearty, English breakfast before getting back on the road. Today, we head to Maun – the tourism headquarters of Botswana. We will arrive at our stunning campsite situated on the banks of the powerful Boteti River in time for lunch. Once we have made ourselves at home at our new camp, we will take the short drive into town to stock up on supplies for the Okavango Delta. We will spend the rest of this afternoon relaxing at our campsite and getting ready for our upcoming adventure in the heart of the Okavango.
Camping: Drifters Maun camp
Day 4, 5 and 6: Okavango Delta
Today, the real adventure begins! We will have a relatively early start to the day, grab a bite to eat and head through to the Maun airport to board our Cessna light aircrafts, which is the only way to access our private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta! Our island falls in the far western section of Moremi Game Reserve and borders the famous Chief’s island. This area is absolutely teeming with wildlife and there is no better way to experience it than from the air, from the water, and on foot!
We will have 3 magical days and nights in this wildlife haven, staying in the luxury of a rustic wooden lodge nestled in the middle of the giant Marula and Ficus trees at the water’s edge, with views over the Delta – beautiful enough to blow anyone’s mind! We will spend our time here bouncing between bush walks, mokoro cruises (a mokoro is a traditional dug out wooden canoe), and relaxing at the view points at our lodge, watching in awe as the bush in front of us comes to life.
Accommodated – Okavango Delta
Numerous bush walks
Numerous Makoro cruises
Private Delta island
Day 7: Okavango Delta - Maun
Today, our second scenic flight will take us out of the Delta and back to Maun for a short stop over to re-supply and get ready for yet another incredible wildlife experience in the Botswana National Parks. After a morning flight, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in Maun (own expense) before shopping and exploring the town. We will arrive back at our Maun campsite in time for a relaxing afternoon, reminiscing about the incredible Delta experience and how nothing could ever top it…or could it? The Botswana National Parks are up next
Camping: Drifters Maun Camp
Delta scenic flight
Day 8: Maun - Moremi Game Reserve
An early start as we pack our 4 x 4 vehicles and get ready for 5 days totally off the beaten track!
The National Parks boast some of the best wildlife sightings in Africa, and they have every right to – their reputation precedes them. Our first stop will be Moremi Game Reserve, where we will spend 2 nights camping wild in the park. We will reach the entrance of the reserve in time for lunch, and after grabbing a bite to eat, the adventure begins! We will spend the second half of this day on safari to our private camp in the middle of the park. Our camps here are unfenced and totally wild! It is not uncommon to have anything from elephants, to hyenas, and even lions passing right through our campsite! It is truly an experience second to none, but it is essential that you have an open mind and stay aware of your surroundings during our time here.
camping: Private HATAB campsite
Moremi Game Reserve
Evening Game drive
Day 9:Moremi Game Reserve
Rising with the sun, we will have a quick coffee and light breakfast before leaving camp for our game drive. We will spend this morning exploring part of Moremi in search of wildlife before returning to camp for a hearty brunch. After enjoying a relaxing siesta (sometimes disturbed by elephants marching through camp), we will head off on our afternoon drive in the reserve.
Camping – Private HATAB campsite
Morning and evening game drive
Day 10 and 11: Moremi Game reserve - Savuti
After 2 exciting days in Moremi, we will head north through the reserve to reach our next destination: Savuti! Savuti is in the Chobe National Park, and is most famous for the impressive population of predators found on the Savuti Marsh. Our 2 nights here are bound to be full of excitement! Here, we will also be camping wild and our time will be spent on safari throughout the reserve. An unforgettable experience!
Camping – Private HATAB campsite
Full day game drive
Morning Game Drive
Evening Game Drive
Day 12: Savuti - Kasane
After what has hopefully been an incredible and unforgettable time in the Botswana National Parks, we will leave Savuti and head to the town of Kasane. Kasane is the border town between Botswana and Namibia. The infamous Chobe River separates the two countries, and what would a tour through Botswana be without a boat cruise down this beautiful river where hippos rule the water and elephants rule the surrounding land. We will arrive in Kasane around lunch time and enjoy a relaxing afternoon after a busy few days in the National Parks.
Camping – Thebe River Safari’s
Morning Game Drive
Day 13 and 14: Kasane - Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls
After a wild and adventurous time in Botswana, it’s time to kick back and relax in the comfort of our Victoria Falls lodge. We will begin our day enjoying a picnic brunch while cruising down the Chobe River. After the cruise, we will take the short drive across to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You can spend your time here at your own leisure, weather it be getting your heart pumping on one of the adrenalin activities, such as white water rafting or bungee jumping, or relaxing on a sunset cruise, or enjoying the Falls from a helicopter in the “Flight of Angels”. Your trip to Victoria Falls view point is included and can be done in your own time.
Accommodated: Nguni Lodge
Victoria Falls National Park
White Water Rafting
Horse Riding Safari
Day 15: Victoria Falls - Francistown
After a relaxing few days in Victoria Falls, it’s time to start our long journey back to Johannesburg. We will leave Vic falls after breakfast and head back into Botswana to make our way further south. Tonight will be our last night camping in a quaint little campsite in Francistown.
Camping: Woodlands Stopover
Day 16: Francistown - Johannesburg (Tour End)
An early rise this morning and a long drive ahead of us! Today, unfortunately, brings us back to the big city after what has, hopefully, been an amazing and unforgettable adventure in the wildlife capital of Africa. We will arrive in Johannesburg this evening in time for dinner and some farewell drinks while we watch the zebra and springbok from the deck of our lodge.
Milage – 740km
Post tour accommodation – Cradlemoon Lakeside Game Lodge (US$60)