Classic Botswana Tour

Duration: 7 Days
Departs: Maun or Kasane
Returns: Maun or Kasane

Enjoy this Classic Tour of Botswana as you visit the Moremi Game Reserve, voted and awarded the status of Africa's best Game Reserve in 2008. This area is rich in diversity of animal, bird and plant life.

You then transfer to the Okavango Delta a unique ecosystem of papyrus-lined waterways, knee deep flood plains, water Lily Lagoons, shady forest glades and rich savannah grasslands. Enjoy spectacular game viewing either in 4x4 vehicles or in specially dug out canoes called mokoros.

You then transfer by Light aircraft to the Savuti area. On the banks of the dry Savuti channel your Lodge peers out from amongst the beauty of gnarled acacia Camel Thorn trees. It is part of the Mababe Depression and is fed by the temperamental Savuti Channel, which has not seen flowing water since it dried up in 1982. You will enjoy game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and a visit to the ancient San Rock paintings at Gabatsa Hills.

Daily Planner
Day One and Two

On arrival in Maun or Kasane , a representative will meet you and assist you onto your scheduled light aircraft for your transfer into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On arrival at Camp Moremi, you will be welcomed by the lodge managers and given time to freshen up. Camp Moremi will be your base for the next two nights.

Track big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard & cheetah, as well as wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling in other areas. Other game seen in the area are hyena, hippo and the full range of antelope, large and small, including the red lechwe. Alternatively, explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat, affording guests exceptional bird-watching opportunities.

Meals All meals
Accommodation

Camp Moremi accommodates only 22 guests in East African-style safari tents. Each tent is individually situated on raised teak platforms with private adjacent facilities & viewing decks.

Day Three and Four

After breakfast you will depart on a unique motorboat transfer from Camp Moremi to Camp Okavango. On arrival at Camp Okavango, you will be welcomed by the lodge managers and shown around the lodge, to familiarise you on your base for the next two nights. All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides and include exploring the Okavango in eco-friendly canoes; called mokoros, where you can relish in the serenity of this magnificent site and get a chance to see the small critters of the Delta, such as the tiny painted reed frog amongst others. Alternatively explore the Delta by motorboat and take pleasure in the essence of the surrounding panoramic views of lagoons and windy channels. Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness.

Meals All meals
Accommodation

Camp Okavango accommodates only 24 guests in intimate exclusivity in East African-style safari tents, individually situated on raised teak platforms with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks.

Day Five and Six

After an early morning game activity followed by breakfast, you will depart on a light aircraft transfer from Camp Okavango to Savute safari Lodge, where you will be staying for the next two nights.

Game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles are conducted in the Savute area, including the Savute Marsh, and a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. You will most likely see nearly all the major species in the area, such as giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland, as well as predators including lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah and possibly wild dog. The second biggest summer zebra migration in Africa can be seen at Savute. This starts around November / December when the rains fall through to March / April when they end - this is a sight not to be missed!

Meals All meals
Accommodation

Savute Safari Lodge accommodates only 24 guests in local timber and glass suites with cool thatching, beautifully furnished in fresh colors. All chalets have private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en-suite facilities.

Day Seven

After an early morning game activity followed by breakfast, you will depart Savute Safari Lodge on a light aircraft transfer ending in Maun or Kasane for your onward journey.

Meals Breakfast
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Highlights
  • Visit ancient san rock paintings in Savute area
  • Game viewing in 4 x 4 vehicles or specially dug out canoes called Mokoros
  • Guided nature walks
  • Explore Xakanaxa Lagoon and Okavango channels by motorboat
  • Bird watching opportunities
Inclusions
Includes Transfers, accommodation, all meals and game viewing activities.

Excludes Items of a personal nature.
Towns visited