Discover the Wilderness

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 Salt Pans, 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 the tour relaxing at ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, (the smoke that thunders), a.k.a. The mighty Victoria Falls.

Safari in Botswana

14 days / 14 nights

Johannesburg - Livingstone

€3195.00 per person
(Full lodge accommodation)

Breakfast x 14
Lunch x 11
Dinner x 10

Min - 4 passengers
Max - 11 passengers

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What's Included:

  • Pre-tour Accommodation (Cradlemoon, Johannesburg)
  • 1 x Airport Transfer (OR Thambo – Cradlemoon)
  • Meals: Breakfast x 14, Lunch x 11, Dinner x 9
  • Transport (between light aircrafts, open 4x4 safari vehicle and overland truck)
  • Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide
  • All National Park entrance fee’s
  • Drinking Water
  • Welcome Package
  • All Safari’s and other activities as seen below:
Okavango Delta walking safai

Included Highlights:

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • 3 nights Okavango Delta
  • 2 x Okavango Delta Scenic Flights
  • Okavango Delta island
  • Numerous bush walks
  • Numerous mokoro cruises
  • 2 Nights Moremi Game Reserve with numerous safaris
  • 2 Nights Chobe National Park with numerous safaris
  • Chobe River boat cruise
  • Private ‘mobile safari’ in national parks
  • Victoria Falls National Park view point
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Additional Expenses:

  • International flights
  • Post-tour accommodation (if required)
  • Post tour airport transfer (if required)
  • Zambia Visa
  • Personal beverages and snacks (other than water)
  • Any own expense meals (as seen in the itinerary)
  • Any optional activities
  • Travel and medical insurance

Route:

  • Johannesburg (pre-night)
  • Johannesburg - Khama Rhino Sanctuary (1 night)
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Maun ( 1 night)
  • Maun - Okavango Delta (3 nights)
  • Okavango Delta - Moremi (2 nights)
  • Moremi - Savuti (2 nights)
  • Savuti - Maun (1 night)
  • Maun - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (1 night)
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Kasane (1 night)
  • Kasane – Livingstone (1 night)
Day to day itinerary

Dates & Availability

Johannesburg - Livingstone
3 Seats available

€3195.00

Day to Day Itinerary

Victoria falls

This evening will be your opportunity to meet your guide and tour group at Cradlemoon Lakeside Game lodge. After dinner, you will have an extensive briefing about the day-today operations of the tour.

Accommodation: Cradlemoon Lakeside Game Lodge

Rhino trekking, Matopos, Zimbabwe safari

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 reach the wilderness that is Botswana. We will leave Jo’burg at sunrise and drive the 450km to the border of Botswana. Once over the border, we will cover another 150km and reach our first destination in the late afternoon where we will have a chance to see our first member of the Big Five: rhino
B/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Khama Rhino Lodge (or similar)
Mileage: 600 kms

Highlights of the day:

Game drive

Zambezi River Safari

We will have a more relaxed start this morning before taking the drive further north to Botswana’s tourism capital and the gateway to the Okavango Delta, Maun. We will arrive at our stunning accommodation situated on the banks of the powerful Boteti River in the late afternoon, with time to relax in the shady garden and enjoy the sunset over the Boteti River. Relax and get ready for our upcoming adventure in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Crocodile Lodge (or similar)
Mileage: 460 kms

Safari in Africa

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 will be our ride to our private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta’s pan-handle! This area is teeming with wildlife and there is no better way to experience it than from the air, from the water, and on foot – we will enjoy all 3! We will have three magical days and nights in this wildlife haven, staying in a rustic bush 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 in a traditional dugout wooden canoe, and relaxing at the viewpoints at our lodge, watching in awe as the bush in front of us comes to life.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Guma Lagoon Lodge (or similar)

Highlights of the day:

Okavango Delta scenic flight
Multiple ‘Mokoro’ trips
Multiple bush walks

Big 5 safari

Today we take to the skies once again for another breath-taking scenic flight over the Delta as we head from our delta lodge directly into Moremi Game Reserve. Together with Savuti, these two 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 two nights in our ‘tented safari camp’, sleeping wild in the park. Upon reaching Moremi, we will get picked up by our open safari vehicles – and so the adventure begins! We will spend the second half of this day on game drive in the park en-route to our tented safari camp. 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.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Tented Safari Camp – Moremi ‘BOGA Site’
Mileage: 210 kms (Flight)

Highlights of the day:

Okavango Delta Scenic flight
Evening game drive
Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve Safari

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.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Tented Safari Camp – Moremi ‘BOGA Site’

Highlights of the day:

Morning Game drive
Evening Game Drive
Moremi Game Reserve

Masai Mara safari

After two exciting days in Moremi, we will head north through the reserve to reach our next destination, Savuti, on a full day safari! Savuti is in the southern part of Chobe National Park and is most famous for the impressive population of predators found on the Savuti Marsh. Our two nights here are bound to be full of excitement! We will also be camping wild and our time will be spent on safari throughout the reserve. An unforgettable experience!
B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Savuti BOGA site

Highlights of the day:
Multiple safaris
Savuti Marsh
Chobe National Park

After what has been an incredible and unforgettable time in the Botswana National Parks, we will leave Savuti and head back down to Maun for one last night. We will enjoy our last morning game drive on our way out of the park, arriving in Maun after lunch.
B/L
Accommodation: Lodge – Crocodile Lodge (or similar)
Mileage: 240 kms

Highlights of the day:
Morning Game drive

Big 5 safari

A relaxing start after a busy time in the national parks. We will enjoy a nice, late sleep and spend the morning relaxing at the swimming pool and soaking up the sun. After lunch, we will begin our short drive East, through the stunning Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. These pans are well known as some of the largest in the world, covering an impressive 18000 square km! We will arrive at our lodge, Elephant Sands, in the late afternoon. Being home to the only permanent water source in the entire Makgadikgadi Salt pan area, our lodge here has a massive abundance of elephants, which you can enjoy viewing from the lodges swimming pool or from the comfort of your room, overlooking the waterhole.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Elephant Sands (or similar)
Mileage: 320 kms

Highlights of the day:

Elephant Sands

Best safari in Zambia

Heading North once more, today takes us to the town of Kasane, built along the banks of the famous Chobe River. We will arrive at our lodge here around mid- afternoon, with time to settle in before jumping aboard our cruise boat that will take us on an unforgettable cruise down the Chobe River – where hippos rule the water and elephants the surrounding land – never a dull moment! We will enjoy dinner tonight at the lodge’s in-house restaurant.
B/L
Accommodation: Lodge – Thebe River Safaris (or similar)
Mileage: 250 kms

Highlights of the day:

Chobe River boat cruise

Victoria falls

After a wild and adventurous time in Botswana, it’s time to kick back and relax in the comfort of our lodge in Livingstone. We will arrive in Livingstone by lunch time and settle into our lodge, where we will stay for our last night of tour. You can spend your time here at your own leisure, whether it be relaxing at the waterfront swimming pool overlooking the Zambezi River or enjoying some of the many optional activities here. We will enjoy the mighty Victoria Falls viewpoints either this evening or on the morning of day 14. Lunch and dinner in Livingstone will be at your own expense.
B
Accommodation: Lodge – Victoria Falls Waterfront (or similar)
Mileage: 80 kms

Highlights of the day:

Victoria Falls

Sadly, today brings us to the end of what has been an incredible time in wild Botswana! The tour will come to an end at lunch time on day 14.
B
Optional Activities:
White water rafting,
Helicopter flight,
Sunset cruise,
Canoeing,
Bungee jumping
Horseback safari
and more…
Tour End