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Highlights of Northern Botswana (8 days)

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Safari: Botswana

Highlights of Northern Botswana (8 days)

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations; the Savute region and Okavango Delta 

This journey takes you first to Botswana’s Savute region of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its high concentration of lions and its vigorous predator interactions, particularly between lions and spotted hyenas. You can expect to see lots of elephant and buffalo and perhaps even the endangered African wild dog. Stay at the uber-luxurious &Beyond Savute Under Canvas and enjoy friendly Botswana hospitality in this private concession. 

The next leg of your journey will be in the world famous Okavango Delta, where daily game drives, gentle glides through the maze of water channels in a mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) and walking safaris will be the order of the day. Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp and the Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp will help you feel relaxed and comfortable during this exciting Botswana safari. 

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Estimated cost per person for a 8 -day safari like this, depending on the season. Can be customised based on your budget and requirements.
International flights not included.
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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

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1 to 2

Savute Private Concession

Welcome to Maun! You'll begin your Botswana safari with a short transfer flight to the Savute airstrip where you will be collected and taken to the glamourous Savute Under Canvas, a signature elevated camp. With only five mobile camps available, you can be guaranteed an intimate and less crowded safari experience. 

Your first day will begin with an afternoon game drive in this close-to-nature area. Look out for bold, brave lions who have been known to hunt elephants in this region. The interaction between predator and prey is a thrilling experience. Meet your first pack of African wild dogs and observe peaceful game and the rare red lechwe. The serene Savute channel cuts through this area, bringing wildlife from all over to the banks of this pristine body of water. 

For the next two days you'll be treated to a personalised safari experience, where professional guides will accompany you on private game drives. Spend as much time as you want tracking animals and learning about the region. 

Savute Under Canvas is perfect for balmy nights under the stars and excellent meals under a canopy of stars while you're served by a personal butler. 

 


 

Meals: Included 

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport and transfers: included 
 

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3 to 4 to 5

Okavango Delta

After an intense few days of exploring the wildlife of the Savute region, you'll board another short flight to the Okavango Delta. This World Heritage Site is a hub of birds, watery channels and abundant wildlife. Your stay at &Beyond's Nxabega Tented Camp is a polished take on tented glamping. Set on teak wooden platforms with all-round views of the surrounding landscape, you're in for a treat at this eco-friendly camp. 

Among the activities you'll enjoy for three days are two guided game drives (private or group) with passionate guides who know this region well. Look out for the African serval and leopard, among others. 

On the water you will be able to relax and unwind on a mokoro excursion on the placid waters of the Okavango Delta. See the world like never before on a powerboat through the wetlands too. A helicopter flight can also be arranged at an additional cost, where you'll be able to experience a bird's eye view of this world wonder. 

Take a little time out and enjoy a professional massage. There are ample packages to choose from. This is a worthwhile treat after a long day on safari. 

This is a birder's paradise too, with the Pel's fishing owl, wattled crane and African fish eagle as the stars of the show. 

Meals: Included 

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport and transfers: included 

day

6 to 7

Okavango Delta

It's time to explore a different part of the delta. Fly to Xaranna Delta Camp where the luxury you've experienced so far continues. Enjoy a romantic sala and refreshing plunge pool in addition to the amenities you're accustomed to on this Botswana safari. 

Although not as populated with wildlife as your previous destinations, you will still indulge in exploratory game drives and mokoro rides to observe smaller but equally as important birds and other game. Look out for elephants aplenty and stalking lions. 

If you didn't indulge in a sensory massage at the Nxabega Tented Camp, you'll still have the opportunity to do so on your last few days. 

Seasonal activitites include tigerfishing (a must-do experience), powerboat rides (depending on the water levels in the delta) and the option of taking a horseback safari through the wilderness (at an additional cost). 

Meals: Included 

Drinks: Included (local brands only)

Transport and transfers: included 

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8

Departure

On your final leg of the trip, you'll be whisked away after breakfast at Xaranna Tented Camp and flown back to Maun where you will either take a return flight home, or continue your stay in wonderful Africa. 

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