5-day Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan safari | Discover Africa Safaris
 

5

days
Safari: Botswana

5-day Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan safari

Encounter Botswana's widest range of safari activities and some of Africa's most luxurious wilderness accommodation

Go on a 5 day safari like this from

per person

customised to your needs
Our African Travel Expert

Megan Warrington

Considered one of nature's masterpieces, the Okavango Delta in Botswana offers its visitors an insight into one of Africa's truly great wilderness areas. A World Heritage Site, this vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland lies in the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari desert. Despite this, it supports an abundance of wildlife within a setting of dazzling, natural beauty and stretches over 15,000 square kilometres.

Protected by the Moremi Game Reserve and numerous private wildlife concessions, the Okavango Delta is home to a huge number of elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, countless species of bird as well as every kind of antelope you can think of.

Yet, despite its wild nature, the Okavango Delta is surprisingly accessible and you’ll certainly get to see it up close by going on guided game drives, bush walks, mokoro rides, boat safaris, fishing and bird watching.

A sister to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and located close by is the 2,578 square kilometres Nxai Pan National Park.

Here, and within the mopane woodland are lion, giraffe, kudu, impala, ostrich, fascinating birdlife, a large number of springbok and a good population of a jackal, bat-eared foxes and numerous of smaller creatures.

Apart from the rich wildlife, the south of the reserve's Baines Baobabs area overlooks the Kudiakam Pans with the impressive 1,000 year-old baobab trees.

Look forward to impressive natural scenery and fun activities, including the opportunity to spot lion, giraffe, springbok, jackal, impala, ostrich, bat-eared fox and the elusive nocturnal porcupine.

COST OF SAFARI - CAN BE CUSTOMISED
Estimated cost per person for a 5-day safari like this, depending on the season.
International flights not included.
SEASON

JanLow

FebLow

MarLow

JulPeak

AugPeak

SepPeak

OctPeak

NovLow

DecLow

Costing tip: When comparing with other companies, remember most of them only show the low season rate. How pricing works >

Our African Travel Expert

For a wildlife-focused, value for money safari
tailored to your budget

What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

day

1 to 2

Welcome to Rra Dinare!

Your safari starts in the tourist town of Maun, where you'll take a flight from Maun Airport to the Okavango Delta. On arrival, you will be welcomed and briefed before you head out to your accommodation at Rra Dinare and spend the next two nights.

Opened in June 2017, Rra Dinare is located in the Okavango Santwani area of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. At around 272 square kilometres, the Okavango Santawani Concession is an excellent private safari area. Set on a prominent and pretty 'island' under stands of palm and hardwood trees, with views of the surrounding Gomoti River floodplains, Rra Dinare is a high-quality tented camp. 

The Gomoti area is known for its abundant bird and wildlife, including frequent predator sightings. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives offered within a private concession neighboring the Moremi Game Reserve. The area attracts a wide variety of game including big predators, elephant, buffalo, hippo, wild dog, cheetah and rare antelope breeds. Spot bird species such as Open billed storks and hammerkops, to savannah-dwellers including sunbirds and Ground hornbills. Explore seasonal water activities such as mokoro rides, game walks as well as game drives in the Okavango Delta.

Meals: All meals and drinks 

Transport: Included

day

3 to 4

Explore the Nxai Pan

Leaving the Okavango, you will travel by air to the Nxai Pan National Park. Two days and nights are spent exploring the park in search of wildlife and the famous Baines’ Baobabs.

Kwando Nxai Pan Camp is the only camp located inside the Nxai Pan National Park. This is a destination for avid safari-goers - those looking for new adventures and those wanting to explore the varying landscapes as well as the culture of Africa. It is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant, and zebra migrate to the region.

Enjoy daily game drives, day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan, as well as star-gazing and nature walks with bushman trackers. The waterhole in front of the camp attracts a variety of wildlife and birdlife that can be viewed from the comfort of your own veranda. Spot predators such as spotted hyena, cheetah, leopard and lion. 

Meals: All meals and drinks 

Transport: Included

day

5

Hope to see you soon!

Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Nxai Pan National Park, followed by breakfast at the camp. Following which you will then fly from Nxai Pan to Maun for your flight back home. 

You Might Also Like

Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary

This two weeks journey starts in Maun taking Botswana’s most popular areas including Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Savute Channel and Chobe National Park. It then finishes off in the Victoria Falls…

Pangolin photography tour of Botswana

This seven-day itinerary starts at the Chobe National Park famed for its huge elephant populations and the opportunity to photograph wildlife from both land and water on custom built photo boats and vehicles. Next you head to the Khwai…

6-day Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls Water and Wilderness Combo

This safari allows you to explore two popular African destinations, the watery wilderness of the Okavango Delta and the rumbling natural wonder that is Victoria Falls. From a relaxing retreat in the Moremi Game Reserve to the action-packed…

Epic Botswana Adventure

This epic bush safari follows the magnificent Chobe River as it snakes its way through Botswana where you will detour to observe the incredible Okavango Delta and end at the salt pans of the Makgadikgadi National Park. Your adventure begins…

Related Articles

Where to spot the Big Five in Botswana

A Botswana safari in Africa is a great place to start as a first-time safari-goer. This premium wildlife destination will almost guarantee sightings of the most famous of Africa's mammals; the Big Five.  From the secretive leopard to the… read more

11 Facts about the Chobe National Park to share around the campfire

Impress your friends and family with these interesting facts about one of the most famous national parks in the world. 1. Chobe National Park is divided into four different areas, each with distinctly unique geographical landscapes. They… read more

Mokoro rides are a lot of fun and here’s why

A Botswana safari is no fun without going on a mokoro ride. Luckily, most camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta offer this wonderful safari activity. Brief history of the mokoro The mokoro is a traditional canoe painstakingly made from… read more

Safari guide of the month: Craig McFarlane

It’s no secret that it takes a very passionate person to become a safari game ranger or guide in the African bushveld. These men and women work very hard to learn the secrets of the bush and some might argue that it takes a lifetime of… read more

Our African Travel Expert

Free safari planning advice from destination experts