overview

Botswana’s Okavango Delta has many islands amid its meandering waterways but none is larger than Chief’s Island, which lies in the Mombo concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. The ‘chief’ in question was Moremi himself, who ruled this predator-rich part of the Delta in centuries past. On this tour, his historic home base will be the final stop on your 7-day journey through Botswana.

Your sojourn begins on the doorstep of Chobe National Park, where you can enjoy finding the park’s renowned herds of elephants from the comfort of a 9-seater game-drive vehicle or a boat cruise along the Chobe River. Seeing a matriarchal herd cross the water and splash themselves thoroughly with mud is a highlight of any visit to Chobe.

The middle part of your holiday is spent in Moremi, a lush wildlife paradise where sightings of leopards, lions and hyenas are not uncommon. This trip is fully inclusive and suits travellers who have limited time available but who want to be able to see all Botswana’s highlights. This trip can be undertaken from and end in either Kasane or Maun, depending on the rest of your schedule.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay near the Chobe River
  • Excellent game viewing & birding
  • Stay in private concessions
  • Regular predator sightings
  • Night drives & off-roading

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

On Chobe’s Doorstep

In either Kasane or Maun, you will be met for the drive to Chobe Bush Lodge, which is set just 150 metres from the Chobe River – the second-storey rooms all have exquisite views down to the water’s edge where you can watch for African fish eagles, hippos and elephants from the comfort and safety of your private balcony.

For your two days here, you will enjoy game drives, boat cruises and birding, all the while looking out for red lechwe, sable antelope, African wild dogs and apex predators like lion and leopard. In addition, the lodge has all the mod cons like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, babysitters and a swimming pool, making it ideal for families with children.

In the evenings, as dusk falls, enjoy an iced drink on one of the raised viewing decks that have beautiful views over Chobe – you may even hear lions calling to each other as evening approaches.

Days 3-5

Off to Moremi

After acclimatizing at Chobe, you will ready on Day 3 to make your way to the Okavango Delta’s pristine Moremi Game Reserve. Your accommodation here will be Pom Pom Camp, a traditional safari lodge with spacious tents and little extras like a private bathtub overlooking the Delta in the honeymoon tent – ideal for romantics or even for stealing some ‘me time’!

Moremi is famous for its leopard sightings and you and your guide will set out at dawn to track these gorgeous, lithe cats as they find their way back to tall trees to rest for the day. A major attraction at Pom Pom is the permission to conduct night drives and to go off-road, which means you can fall predator and prey alike from a respectable distance if they veer away from the main untarred road.

Days 5-7

Island life

Your holiday in Botswana ends on high point: two nights in the Delta paradise of Chief’s Island. The largest of all the Okavango’s myriad islands, it was once the home of the powerful Chief Moremi and is known for its superb game and plentiful birdlife.

Your home here will be Gunn’s Camp, which takes its inspiration from the safari camps of yesteryear. Constructed of thatch and timber with expansive viewing decks and wooden pathways, Gunn’s Camp has only six en suite tents, making for a very intimate, exclusive experience.

You will pass your days being poled along tranquilly on a mokoro, marvelling at birds like lilac-breasted rollers and carmine bee-eaters through your binoculars and photographing the sensational sunsets.

On the seventh day, it will be time to say ‘Tsamaya sentle’ to the wonderful staff at Gunn’s Camp and take your final game drive as you make your way back to Kasane or Maun for the next leg of your journey.

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights at Chobe Bush Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 Nights at Pom Pom Camp on fully inclusive basis
  • 2 Nights at Gunns Camp on fully inclusive basis
  • VAT and Bed levy
  • Scheduled activities
  • Intercamp charter flights
  • Selected park fees and Government taxes
  • Emergency evacuation cover (guests still require their own insurance)

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $4340
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017 $2995
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $3735
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $4480
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $3095

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"Chobe Bush Lodge – sister property to Chobe Safari Lodge, offers an intimate bush experience with urban comfort. Large, modern, spacious rooms combined with excellent facilities that include a pool, entertainment area and bar. Watch the wildlife roaming through the property gardens from your room balcony when you are not out enjoying the wide range of activities on offer. The in-house restaurant offers a wide range of dining options. Pom Pom – a secluded tented camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta, offering both water and land activities to ensure the perfect Botswana safari experience. Gunn's Camp – an eco-friendly tented camp offering breath-taking views over the Okavango Delta. Select from the wide range of activities on offer which also includes a visit to Chief’s Island."

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