“Journey Through Botswana” Eight Day Accommodated Safari

“JOURNEY THROUGH BOTSWANA” is an 8-Day fully accommodated “mobile” Safari that takes in all that Chobe National Park, Khwai Private Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta offers-from the outset exploring Chobe River to the remarkable Game viewing… the 7 nights spent utilizing different lodges & luxury camps based in this unique wilderness that Botswana showcases’,will leave indelible memories of spectacular wildlife and evenings spent around a campfire under billions of stars. 
This 8 Day accommodated safari overnights at permanent camps-offering something for guests who do not particularly want to “camp”, but who like the idea of a mobile safari that offers an outstanding level of private guiding throughout. This safari can start in Maun and end in Kasane as well….

Tour costs start from US$4995-00 pp.
Tour code: WDJB

BRIEF ITINERARY-(Chobe to Moremi) *

Day 1: Arrive Kasane, Boat Cruise on Chobe River ( L, D)

Days 2: Gamedrives Chobe National Park, “Serondella Area” (B, L, D)

Days 3: Depart Chobe River, drive to Savuti (B, L,D)

Days 4: Gamedrives Chobe National Park, “Savuti Area” (B, L, D).

Days 5: Nature drive and transfer to Khwai Private Reserve (B, L, D).

Days 6: Moremi Game Reserve and Boat excursion to Okavango Delta (B, L, D).

Days 7: Gamedrives Moremi Game Reserve & Khwai Private Reserve (B, L, D).

Day 8: Gamedrives Khwai Private Reserve en-route to Maun  (B).

  • Safari also runs Moremi to Chobe

DEPARTURE POINT IS KASANE AIRPORT OR KAZUNGULA BORDER ON THE SOUTHBOUND TRIP AND MAUN AIRPORT ON THE NORTHBOUND TRIP

GUESTS NEED TO BE AT THE MEETING POINTS BY 12H30 on day 1, unless coming off international flights which generally land at about 13h00

DETAILED  ITINERARY

Day 1: CHOBE RIVER

Chobe River in the northeast serves as the primary water source for the animals and draws many water-loving bird species…hippos, crocodile impala, sable, lechwe, giraffe, zebra, baboons, bushbuck, monkeys and puku antelope. This exclusive boat cruise takes place in the early afternoon. Chobe National Park is the second largest National Park in Botswana. With sweeping views over the Chobe River, Jackalberry Chobe’s stunning public areas are the perfect setting to relax and unwind. Take to the waters of the Chobe River on a 3-hour sunset cruise in pontoon boats. Watch big game and birdlife indulge in the refreshing waters of the river as you cruise gently alongside. Your knowledgeable Guide is on hand to help you identify birdlife and share knowledge on the various animals you will encounter, whilst ensuring your absolute comfort at all times. Enjoy a sundowner as you witness the spectacular African sunset over the water

Accommodation: (L,D) JACKALBERRY LODGE-Chobe River

Day 2: CHOBE RIVER, Chobe National Park

Explore the world-renowned game-filled Chobe National Park on a morning & afternoon game drive in an open-backed, open-seated safari vehicle. Witness a spectacle of wildlife as your personal guide takes you on a journey through the park in the cool stillness of the early morning. Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe and zebra are just a sample of the wildlife you may encounter as you drive through the park and along the banks of the Chobe River.

Accommodation: (B,L,D) JACKALBERRY LODGE-Chobe River

Day 3: SAVUTI, Chobe National Park

We leave Chobe River, and make our way to Chobe National Park. Due to the fact that none of Botswana’s wildlife areas are fenced, game can move freely between wilderness areas. Elephant and sometimes Lion are often found on this route. Moving through Chobe Enclave, we relocate to Savuti were we camp in the region of Savuti Channel. Game viewing this afternoon takes place along the fringes of the marsh and surrounding water holes. The area is best known for large populations of Bull Elephants-and Prides of Lion that patrol the banks of this enigmatic channel

Accommodation: (B,L,D) CAMP SAVUTI, Chobe National Park

Day 4: SAVUTI, Chobe National Park

We again we have the opportunity to spend many hours on morning and afternoon game drives, and an opportunity to climb one of the hills to see San Bushman paintings, an indication that this area has always drawn those who have an affinity to the wilderness. Savuti is unique and the special opportunity of exploring this area always remains with our guests for a long time afterward

Accommodation: (B,L,D) CAMP SAVUTI, Chobe National Park

Day 5: Khwai Private Reserve

Departing Savuti, we drive southwest through Savuti towards Moremi and Khwai, stopping for a picnic lunch in the vast Mababe Depression, and plan on arriving at our permanent Tented Camp in the late afternoon It’s all about the wildlife our camp… its phenomenal location in Khwai Private Reserve. Positioned between Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park and the Khwai River, our exclusive concession is a meeting point for more animals than you can shake a stick at. Think nomadic herds of elephant and buffalo, lion, leopard and wild dog fiercely defending their territories, as well as kudu, red lechwe and herds of dainty antelope dotted across the plains. This isn’t a place for those looking for opulence and extravagance; it’s a private piece of big-game Africa, where the wildlife encounters are authentic, intimate and always wild.

Accommodation: (B,L,D) ELEPHANT POOLS*, Khwai Private Reserve

Day 6: Khwai River, Moremi Game Reserve

Today is spent on early morning and afternoon game drives. Your guide will generally spend maximum time on game-drives, depending on what is seen, trying to cover as much area as possible. The result of this is guests are given the best chances of seeing a variety of wildlife-although there is of course, that obligatory siesta during the hottest part of the day !

We make our way to the banks of the Okavango River along game-drive routes in the early morning. Today we explore the clear channels, lagoons and rivers of the Okavango Delta by motor boat , going upstream through a myriad of crystal clear waterways lined with African Mangosteen and Water Berry Trees, as well as swaying seas of papyrus. We follow the Okavango River through the Lagoons of Xaxanaxa and Gadikwe, deep into the permanent waters of this unique inland delta. Birdlife is prolific-Kingfishers, Fish Eagles,Ducks and beautiful Pygmy Geese being regularly seen.After a picnic lunch, we make our way back downstream to the mainland for the short evening drive and dinner.

Accommodation: (B,L,D) ELEPHANT POOLS* Khwai Private Reserve

Day 7: Xakanaxa, Okavango Delta

We make our way to the banks of the Okavango River along game-drive routes in the early morning. Today we explore the clear channels, lagoons and rivers of the Okavango Delta by motor boat , going upstream through a myriad of crystal clear waterways lined with African Mangosteen and Water Berry Trees, as well as swaying seas of papyrus. We follow the Okavango River through the Lagoons of Xaxanaxa and Gadikwe, deep into the permanent waters of this unique inland delta. Birdlife is prolific-Kingfishers, Fish Eagles,Ducks and beautiful Pygmy Geese being regularly seen.After a picnic lunch, we make our way back downstream to the mainland for the short evening drive and dinner.

Accommodation: (B,L,D) ELEPHANT POOLS,* Khwai Private Reserve

*Due to availabilty, some depatures will be upgraded to Hyena Pan

Day 8: Khwai Private Reserve to Maun

We have a leisurely start this morning; leaving after breakfast we make our way to Maun, gamedriving for the first couple of hours. We plan on arriving in Maun in time for onward flights and arrangements.(B).

While we endeavour to ensure the itinerary runs as advertised, Wilderness Dawning reserves the right to change this due to unforeseen circumstances or external influences beyond our control. E&OE

  • Included:
  • •Use of specially modified 4×4 vehicles.
  • •Professional Guide
  • •Meals as specified (B-Breakfast,L-Lunch,D-Dinner).
  • •Accommodation on a shared basis.
  • •Botswana National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees.
  • •Open Vehicle Gamedrives in all National Parks and Reserves.
  • •All Lodge accommodation
  • Excluded:
  • •All airfares.
  • •Optional activities in Maun and Kasane
  • •Any gratuities, any personal expenses, visa fees, departure taxes.
  • •Travel Insurance (compulsory).
  • •Pre and post tour accommodation and transfers.