– Khama Rhino Sanctuary
– Rhino Trekking
– Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
– Okavango Delta scenic flight
– 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
More ‘budget’ safari
Lodge/Hotel: 3 nights
Camping: 9 nights
Tented safari camp: 3 nights
15 Days: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
Breakfast:15 Lunch:11 Dinner:12
Okavango Delta flight
All national park entrance fees
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 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 100km and reach our first campsite. After setting up camp, we will enjoy our first wildlife experience of Botswana – Rhino trekking.
Camping – Khama Rhino Sanctuary rest camp
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 Maun for some last minute shopping before beginning the 80km drive to the edge of the Delta, where we will hop aboard our Mokoro’s which will take us on a relaxing cruise to our private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta! Our island falls in the southern section of Moremi Game Reserve. This area is teeming with wildlife and we will spend the next 3 days enjoying it from the water, and on foot! We will have 3 magical days and nights in this wildlife haven, staying in a rustic tented safari camp nestled in the middle of the giant Marula and Ficus trees at the water’s edge. We will spend our time here bouncing between bush walks, mokoro cruises (a mokoro is a traditional dug out wooden canoe) in search of wildlife. As well as relaxing at the view points of our camp, watching in awe as the bush in front of us comes to life.
Accommodation: Tented Safari Camp
Multiple Mokoro rides
Multiple bush walks
Day 7: Okavango Delta - Maun
Today we will head back to Maun for a big shopping trip to stock up for our 5 day stay in Botswana’s famous national parks!
After lunch at one of the restaurants in town, we will enjoy our 40 minute scenic flight over the Delta, viewing this beautiful water system from above. before heading back to our Maun lodge for the night.
Okavango 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 - 15: 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: Flatdogs Lodge (or similar)
Victoria Falls National Park
White Water Rafting
Horse Riding Safari