This 'Best of...' break encompasses some of the most stunning locations in Botswana - from the majestic beauty of the Chobe National Park to the distinct eco-system of the Savute, the pristine wilderness that is the Okavango delta and finally the Moremi Game Reserve - Moremi was the first wildlife sanctuary to be created by an African tribe in their own area and is named after Chief Moremi.
Your international flights are included in the package shown - with departures from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Flights generally depart late afternoon from the UK, arriving around lunchtime locally. The itinerary excludes the flight portion of your experience, starting from your local arrival.
Day 1: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Chobe Game Lodge, by road transfer. 2 night stay at the lodge, within Chobe National Park
Day 2: Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles in the morning and afternoon, plus sunset cruises on the Chobe River or just relax by the pool.
Day 3: Transfer by light aircraft to Savute for a 3 night stay at the Savute Safari Lodge.
Day 4 & 5: Activities include rewarding 4x4 game drives, waterhole viewing right outside camp, and relaxing by the pool
Day 6: After a morning game activity, take a scenic light aircraft transfer over the magnificent Okavango delta to Xugana Island Lodge located in spectacular permanent water on a private island concession.
Day 7 & 8: Experiences in camp include bird watching, fishing, exploring the delta by motorboat or mokoro, or bush walks on the surrounding islands.
Day 9: After a morning game activity, transfer by light aircraft to the Moremi Game Reserve - an area known for its excellent game viewing opportunities. You will stay 3 nights at Camp Moremi.
Days 10 & 11: You will enjoy day game drives, birding, boat safaris on the Xakanaxa lagoon, and relaxing by the pool.
Day 12: Depart camp by light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey back to the UK.
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Price, per person: from £5195
Prices based on two people sharing a double room.
Chobe Game lodge is the only permanent game lodge situated inside the Chobe National Park itself. This Well established lodge overlooks the beautiful Chobe River and the Chobe Floodplains. You and experience the only lodge inside the Chobe National park. Chobe Game Lodge offers a fully inclusive package on accommodation and activities at the Lodge.
The lodge is located with a wonderful view over the Chobe River and offers land and water based activities. Morning and afternoon game drives are undertaken from the lodge as well as boat cruises on the double decker river cruiser the Mosi-Oa-Tunya.
The lodge sleeps up to 94 people in the most spectacular luxury. All rooms have a river view, have air conditioning, overhead fans, complimentary mini bar, en-suite bathrooms and a private deck.
Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty. But just as awe-inspiring is the decades old story of how the river was stolen… and in an unexpected twist, how it was given back.
The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African décor.
All suites have private decks, combined bedroom and sitting areas and en-suite facilities. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building.
Savute boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool – which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole. These features set the lodge apart from other typical safari destinations.
Open 4x4 game drives are conducted in the Savute area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.
To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just 24 guests in 12 local timber and thatched chalets. The chalets have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to compliment the natural environment and feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area plus en-suite facilities.
Sink into one of the numerous comfortable leather, wood or wicker sofas in the lounge - and library - or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar, all of which are situated in a beautiful two-storey thatch and timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge boasts a shaded viewing deck, al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers - ideal for watching the varied wildlife – and the resident elephants - as they make their way to the Savute Channel to drink, bathe and play.
Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola yet never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari where its great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands.
The open-sided thatched lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
Xugana Island Lodge’s boma and al fresco dining area overlook the Xugana Lagoon’s expanse of pristine water of this unique delta.
Guests can either explore the delta by motorboat, mokoro, or take leisurely walks on surrounding islands in the concession. This provides the opportunity to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari. Birdwatching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tigerfish is offered.
Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. An open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the expanse of pristine water that makes up the permanent Delta.
The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under an Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open sided thatched structures, and the swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in large raised reed and thatch lagoon facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island.
Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi, in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve, is a truly hidden gem. At the point where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa.
Shaded from the African sun by a forest of ancient ebony trees, Camp Moremi is an elegant thatch and timber lodge consisting of an elevated main lounge, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar.
An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure serves as the main building comprising a main sitting area, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar inviting a true sense of the African wilderness. Other facilities include a secluded swimming pool with sundeck and thatched boma where brunch and high tea are served.
Accommodating just 22 guests in African-style safari tents, each individually sited on a raised teak platform with private adjacent facilities and viewing deck, most offering unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon.
Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, both in the morning and late afternoons, offer frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah as well as wild dog. Alternatively, guest can explore the Xaxanaka Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.
Facilities at Camp Moremi include a secluded swimming pool and sundeck, an elevated viewing platform with a breathtaking panorama of Xakanaxa Lagoon, and a thatched boma where guests can enjoy brunch or afternoon tea. For an authentic and personal safari experience, Camp Moremi accommodates just 22 guests in East African-style individual safari tents, each situated on a raised teak platform with private adjacent facilities and viewing deck.