Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)
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 where you get to explore the majestic falls and activities in the area.
Start your two weeks Botswana safari in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Home to the world famous 5300-year-old Baobab. Enjoy game viewing during the wet season - when the plains teem with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and large flocks of gloriously pink flamingos. However, you will also get the opportunity to spot massive herds of the wildebeest, zebras as well as predators such as lion, cheetah and hyenas. Activities to look out includes game drives, bird watching, exploring the salt pans on 4WD or quad bikes, tours of Gweta Village and fascinating bush walks to historic sites guided by experienced Bushman trackers.
The amazing foresight of Chief Moremi creates one of the world’s most famous reserves, conserving part of the Okavango Delta and the plains of its east. Moremi Game Reserve covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness.
Encounter an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, rare sitatunga, lechwe antelope, lion, cheetah, packs of wild dogs in the open grasslands and approximately 550 bird species.
Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environment supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. However, it is one of the world’s few inland deltas. Highlights are game viewing, birding, fishing, sighting the elusive Sitatunga antelope, game drives as well as nature walks.
In the heart of Chobe National Park lies a dynamic wilderness, Savute. Experience wild dogs hunt in the channel where crocodiles swam twenty years ago. Enjoy Gubatsa Hills shelter leopard, klipspringer and rock paintings of early man’s wildlife sightings. During the arid winter months, you will spot bull elephants, antelope, lion prides, black-backed jackal, bat-eared foxes, tsessebe and kudu in the Savute region. In the summer rains, you will spot feast of lion, hyena, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, buffalos and approximately 300 bird species.
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park. Experience safaris that are conducted both by boat and on land. Travellers will spot a large population of elephants, hippo, buffalo as well as lions that prey on them.
Visit the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two third of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side. However, highlights include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridges, white-water rafting and a day trip to the Chobe National Park.
Costing tip: When comparing with other companies, remember most of them only show the low season rate. How pricing works >
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
1 to 2
Welcome to Botswana
When you arrive at Maun International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Leroo La Tau, where you will spend two nights with all your meals and drinks included.
Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here, you will encounter hides above the river where you will enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings. You will also get the opportunity to explore game drives, boat cruises, nature walks and cultural excursions. However, after having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, you can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river.
Meals: Full Board
3 to 4
Explore the Moremi Game Reserve
After spending two nights at the Leroo La Tau, you will be transported to the Camp Moremi. You will stay here for two nights with all your meals and drinks included. Highlights will be both morning and afternoon game drives, frequent sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Alternatively, you can explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.
Meals: Full Board
5 to 6
Glide through the waterways of the Delta
Spend two nights with all your meals and drinks included at the Xugana Island Lodge - the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta.
Travellers will enjoy mokoro trips and wilderness walks that will give you the chance to see the Delta animals such as Sitatunga and Lechwe antelope, crocodile, hippo, birds and fishing. However, you will also enjoy a peaceful boat ride back across Xugana Lagoon during the spectacular African sunset that provides a lifelong memory.
Meals: Full Board
7 to 8
The Savute Channel
Savute Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Savute channel. The area is renowned for its good populations of elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. This will be your home for the next two nights with all your meals and drinks included.
Guests will enjoy game drives throughout the Savute area as well as a trip to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a teeming backdrop of wildlife. You will also visit the ancient San rock painting at Gubatsa Hills.
Meals: Full Board
9 to 10
Venture through the Chobe National Park
After spending two nights at Savute Safari Lodge, you will be transported to the Chobe Game Lodge where you will stay for two nights with all your meals and drinks included. Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa.
Enjoy game drives, nature walks and boat cruises that will give you the opportunity to sight a large herd of elephants, a vast herd of buffalo congregating along the fertile floodplains of the Chobe River - where animals come to drink, bathe and play. You will often also see lion, leopard, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope and approximately 450 bird species in the Chobe regions such as Schalow's turaco, Barred owlet, white-browed, Western banded snake eagle and hooded vultures.
Meals: Full Board
11 to 13
Smoke that thunders
You bid farewell to Botswana, as you're transferred through the Kazangula Border by ferry and road to the Victoria Falls Safari Club in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe overlooking a private waterhole. This will be your home for the next three nights with your dinner, bed and breakfast included.One of these dinners will be at the Boma which includes a drum show with dinner. Also included are two lunches as well as sundowner cocktails/canapes.
Enjoy optional activitie son offer such as: scenic flight over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridges, white-water rafting, sunset cruises, plus much more!
Meals: Bed and Breakfast
Goodbye - for now!
This is the last day of your two-week Botswana safari. Enjoy your final morning activities followed by a leisurely breakfast before you will be collected at the lodge and transferred to Victoria Falls Airport where your journey ends.
You might also like
Moremi Game Reserve is arguably Botswana’s best wildlife region, with permanent water that attracts big game year-round. Birding is prolific here, with over 500 species, turning the landscape into a twittering paradise. Camping in the bush…
Discover the finest wildlife areas of Botswana and Zimbabwe on this sensational Southern African safari. Your tour begins in the little-visited Khwai Community Area along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced…
A mobile safari is one of the best ways to experience Botswana. The camps are set up in exclusive wilderness sites that are far from the crowds and they allow you to explore the wildlife areas with the same group of people and the same guide…