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Classic Botswana Safari

Botswana, Africa

from $2,000* per person 10 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Eyes On Africa 12 people max
  • Maun airport, maun, botswana
  • Active & Adventure trips
Highlights
• Moremi Game Reserve – game drives
• Savuti – game drives
• Chobe National Park – game drive and river cruise
• Victoria Falls – adventure activities

Locations visited/nearby

Botswana, Africa

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

DAY 1; (1 Night)
MAUN, Botswana  [Camping - meals own expense]



Our adventure begins in Maun, a small town located on the southeast edge of the Okavango Delta and our access point to the wilderness of Botswana. For the more adventurous of heart there is a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense). The day ends with a relaxing sundowner drink at the pool, and a meal in the lodge restaurant, (own expense) celebrating the start of the journey.

Alternate Option: Extend your holiday with a spectacular wilderness experience in the Okavango Delta. Relax as your poler expertly guides your mokoro through the winding channels of the delta. Camp is set up on the islands under a towering canopy of trees. We head out on foot on game walks in the morning and evenings with out local guides. During the heat of the day, time is spent relaxing in camp, bird watching or swimming in the crystal clear waters. This experience starts 3 days before the Classic Botswana and creates a 13-day Okavango to Victoria Falls camping tour. See pricing above.  The cost of air or other transportation to get to Maun is not included and must be booked separately.

Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, with hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.
Distance / Time: N/A
Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD100-115 pp depending on number of people in each aircraft).

DAYS 2 - 5; (4 Nights)
MOREMI & SAVUTI, Botswana  [Camping - breakfast, lunch & dinner]



We have 4 nights in these conservation areas with time to explore the various habitats. We spend our time on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including wild dog, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game. Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world and we take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats.

Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides for which Savuti is famous. The waterhole near camp is also a favorite drinking point for many elephant and the sunsets here are fantastic.

NOTE:  If road conditions in the parks prevent us visiting the Savuti Marsh, then an alternative route will be run via Nxai pan (It is possible that this may happen between January – April, but it is subject to rainfall, so only in special circumstances).

Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle.
Overnight: Wild camping – basic ablutions, bucket shower.
Distance / Time (Maun – Moremi): 150kms ± 4 hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing.
Distance / Time (Moremi – Savuti): 200kms ± 5 hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing.
Optional Activities: N/A

DAYS 6 - 7; (2 Nights)
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana  [Camping - breakfast x2, lunch x2, dinner x1]



The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. In the early morning we search for game and return to camp for brunch. The late afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise is a highlight as we see the mighty elephant herds returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst. We camp at Kasane on the Chobe River for night 7.

Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle & sunset cruise on Chobe River.
Overnight - night 6: wild camping – basic ablutions, bucket shower.
Overnight - night 7: campsite - good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.
Distance / Time (Savuti – Chobe): 200kms ± 4 hours, excluding game drives & stops for wildlife viewing.
Distance / Time (Chobe – Kasane):75kms ± 2˝ hours, excluding stops for wildlife + 3 hour boat cruise.
Optional Activities: N/A

DAYS 8 - 9; (2 Nights)
VICTORIA FALLS / LIVINGSTONE, Zambia  [Camping - breakfast x2]



We camp for two nights in Zambia near Livingstone town on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” - Victoria Falls. Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).

Includes: Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls.
Overnight: Campsite - good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.
Distance / Time: 85kms – 1 hour, excluding border formalities (which can take 2 to 4+ hours).
Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, elephant back safaris, scenic flights & many more.

DAY 10
LIVINGSTONE, Zambia  [Tour ends - breakfast]

Tour ends at 08:00 after breakfast. Transfers to local airports are available.

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