7 days

USD9950

BOTSWANA'S BIG GAME SAFARI

Book this most amazing adventure today and encounter an incredibly huge spectrum of wildlife that can never be found anywhere else in Africa. Botswana is one of Africa’s most famous countries for wildlife viewing. This nation is home to some of the world’s most impressive wildlife destinations including the Okavango Delta which is a green oasis in the heart of the Kalahari and the Chobe National Park. Botswana Safari packages can range from top luxury safari camps to regular safari lodges but either way you will get the best chances to see thousands of wild animals.

Day 1

Maun/Chobe National Park

Welcome to Maun Airport, your gateway to Botswana. Board a scheduled flight to Chobe National Park. On arrival at the local airstrip, you will be met by your professional guide and transferred to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge overlooking Chobe National Park. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a stunning luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far Namibia. This is incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 suites boasts of the only full spa in the Botswana safari circuit. Best known as a sumptuous safari haven, Sanctuary Chilwero is a chic lodge with very modern facilities and promises spectacular and world class game viewing. Chobe Chilwero borders the elephant rich Chobe which is today one of the best wildlife parks of Africa. Located in a peaceful setting on a hill above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic ancient views and landscapes in a contemporary setting.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Camp

Day 2

Chobe National Park

Whole day with activities in Chobe National Park which is aptly and fondly known as ‘The Land of The Giants’. Chobe in the north of beautiful Botswana is home to Africa’s largest elephant population and comprises of rich ecosystems, diverse landscapes and an almost unparalleled abundance of wildlife and birdlife, all centred around the stunning Chobe River. Chobe National Park was the first national park in Botswana and has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife. It is the third largest park in the country after Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Gemsbok National Park and is the most biologically diverse. Chobe is well known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, buffalo, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species and migrating zebras. Guest activities here include early morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles, bird watching excursions and boating trips on the Chobe River to view amazing scenery, wildlife and enjoy spectacular sunsets.

SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO CAMP

Day 3

Chobe/Selinda Reserve

Enjoy morning activities before breakfast. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Selinda Camp. This stunning camp is located in the private Selinda Reserve in the Linyanti region of Northern Botswana. The camp is strategically located overlooking a seasonal waterway linking the Okavango Delta with the game rich floodplains of the Linyati Swamps. It is set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet resting on the banks of the Selinda Spillway as it enters the Linyanti River. The camp is on a remote stretch of the river in a private conservancy rich in wild game all through the year.
The opportunities for wildlife spotting in the Selinda Spillway are second to none. The area is known to have over 200 species of birds, big herds of elephant, cheetah, hyena, giraffe and many more. Guest activities here include two game drives each day. The first of these is at day break and the second late afternoon. At Selinda, guided nature walks are very popular and when the water level permits, canoeing on the channels is an exciting adventure to add spice to your visit.

SELINDA CAMP

Day 4

Selinda Reserve

Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando all make up the Savuti and Linyanti area of Northern Botswana. They form a group of private reserves famous for their plentiful wildlife. Linyanti is well known for is predators and diversity of the habitat up here (waterways, marshes, dry riverbeds and acacia woodlands) all create fantastic wildlife viewing areas. Savuti is much drier than the lush Linyanti and offers sightings of huge herds of elephant as they move through the area. Selinda Concession can be visited throughout the year and the reserve is located within a migration route for elephant, zebra and other herbivores. This beautiful and remote area is the meeting point of two diverse environments, the open flood plains of the Okavango Delta and the thick forests lining the Selinda Spillway. Wildlife is plentiful with the Selinda Reserve boasting of giraffes, zebras, Roan Antelopes, Sable, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and many elephants, guaranteeing a wonderful and varied safari experience. The green season is particularly good for bird watching and during night game drives, nocturnal species could include serval cats, porcupine, springhare and leopard.

Selinda Camp

Day 5

Selinda/Okavango Delta

The sky slowly lightens and then turns dark orange with groves of magnificent borassus palms thrown sharply into silhouette against the onset of dawn. Sunrise at Selinda Camp is nothing less than spectacular and to be savoured as only life changing memories can. After morning camp activities and delightful breakfast in this pristine part of the earth, you will be transferred to the airstrip to board your flight to Okavango Delta. Arrival transfer to Seba Camp is set in a wildlife wonderland overlooking a perennial lagoon. Its riverine situation in a forest of majestic hardwood trees plays host to prolific birdlife, while on the concession a variety of land and water game viewing activities ensure that Seba delivers an amazing safari adventure. It is an intimate camp accommodating only very few clients and guarantees very personalized and exclusive guest experience. The camp is surrounded by water all year round ensuring great game viewing regardless of season and offers all the activities one expects in this exclusive private concession in the Okavango Delta. Herds of elephants frequent this area as well as giraffe, zebra, wild dogs, sitatunga, impala and hippos.

Seba Camp

Day 6

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta is located in Botswana and was at one time part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that dried up millions of years ago. All the water that reaches the delta ends up evaporating and does not flow into any sea or ocean. Okavango Delta is a vast ecosystem created as the Okavango River flows into the parched Kalahari Desert. Okavango is a unique pulsing wetland in northern Botswana and owes its existence to the Okavango River which flows from the Angolan highlands across Namibia and into the harsh Kalahari Desert. The Okavango Delta attracts a huge number of herbivores in the dry season, which attracts the carnivores as well. Wildlife viewing here is superb.
Okavango Delta is home to thousands of different species of plants and animals. Here, you'll find over 400 species of birds, nearly 200 species of mammals, and over 150 species of reptiles! Guest activities here include early morning trips in a mokoro - a traditional dug-out canoe punted along by a boatman using a long pole, island nature walks, birdwatching, fishing, night game drives, power boating as well as morning and afternoon game drives accompanied by expert guides.

Seba Camp

Day 7

Okavango/Departure

This morning enjoy your last game viewing adventure in this magnificent park. Game drives in the Okavango Delta are remote and exclusive with very few safari vehicles in this private concession. The camp's professionally trained guides will tailor drives to your preferences and expectations promising up close views of unique wildlife. Okavango Delta is a true wilderness area and each game drive is always a unique adventure and different. Game drives here are some of the most inspiring safari activities as they traverse the most pristine wilderness in Africa. Wildlife here is spectacular with great herds and high predator populations. Floodplains and riverine forests add up to a game of unforgettable sights. For those keen on birdwatching, over 400 bird species can be found in the Okavango Delta! Because of this incredible diversity, Okavango Delta is known as one of the best places on the entire continent for birdwatching. During your visit, do not miss out on night drives. They provide some of the most dramatic and unusual sightings of nocturnal species. After sumptuous breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airstrip to board your onward departure flight.

Botswana Departure

Includes

  • Private wildlife safari as outlined above
  • Rooms/tents whole safari with ensuite facilities
  • Accommodation in camps and lodges as per the above itinerary
  • Fullboard meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) on safari
  • Scheduled game drives in open-sided 4x4 custom-built safari vehicles
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable driver guides
  • Mineral water while in safari vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • All wildlife conservation fees
  • All Government taxies and levies
  • Flying Doctors Cover while on safari
  • All domestic flights
  • Daily game drives as per the itinerary

Not included

  • International flights
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Tip for safari driver guide & other gratuities, porterage to hotel’s/camp’s staff and porters
  • Shopping, wood carvings and crafts
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation & Baggage Insurance
  • Any other items not included or mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Laundry service & Inoculations
  • Drinks, wine, beer & soft drinks
  • Optional & local sightseeing excursions

Price Guide

Prices are per person sharing in USD and this trip is available all year round. Current price is based on accommodation as indicated above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
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