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Safari: Botswana

Highlights of Botswana

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations – Savute and the Okavango Delta – on land-based game drives or in a mokoro that glides along the waterways

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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 African wild dog.

Your next stop is the Okavango Delta, where you'll stay at two superb camps. You can join daily game drives or choose to glide quietly through the maze of water channels on a mokoro (dug-out canoe). Getting an eye-level perspective from a mokoro is a classic and essential part of any delta safari.

 

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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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Glamping, anyone?

When you arrive in Kasane, Botswana, you’ll be met and transferred to a light aircraft for a short flight to the Savute airstrip. Check in at your lodge and spend some time relaxing before setting out on the late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Savuti Under Canvas, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.
 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

The bedroom view at Savute Under Canvas, Accomodation, Botswana

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Sleeping with lions

At dawn you'll go out on a game drive in an open safari vehicle. The Savute region in the Chobe National Park is known for its many lions – and early morning is your best chance to see them. Other wildlife in the area includes spotted hyena, African wild dog and large numbers of elephant, as well as antelope such as eland, kudu and sable. Return to camp for breakfast and relax around camp. You'll go out on the second drive of the day in the late afternoon, as the day's heat starts to fade away. Overnight at Savuti Under Canvas, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

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One of Africa's seven natural wonders

After a morning game drive and breakfast, you’ll be flown to the Okavango Delta for two days, arriving in time for lunch. Relax in camp during the middle of the day and join the late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp guest area, Botswana

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Wet and dry safaris

This remote part of the delta offers you a dual experience – both game drives on the grasslands and mekoro trips along the delta's waterways to reveal an otherwise hidden world. Poling along the waterways is a good way to see hippo and semi-aquatic species like red lechwe and sitatunga. Overnight at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

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5

Enjoy some birding

If you chose a mokoro trip along the waterway yesterday you might want to go on a game drive today for a change. Both are excellent ways of learning about the animals and ecology of the area from your experienced field guide. Birding here is excellent, from the Pel’s fishing owl and African fish eagle to the endangered Wattled crane and lots more. Overnight at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

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6

Perfection in the Delta

Today you'll fly to Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp to spend the last two days of your safari. Although wildlife isn't as abundant here as in other parts of the delta, the guides are specialists in the smaller creatures and birds to be found in the area. You may also want to relax with an African massage before the day is finished (an option for your own account). Overnight at Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

Elephant visiting Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp in Okavango Delta, Botswana

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7

Delicate Delta cruising

Start the day with an early morning game drive in search of elephant, buffalo and lion. In the late afternoon, explore the delta's channels in a mokoro on the lookout for birds, frogs and other small creatures. Overnight at Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Included

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All good things come to an end

Today you'll fly back to Kasane to connect with your flight home or to your next destination.

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