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Highlights

  • Encounter wildlife on horseback or foot
  • View ancient rock art of the Tsodilo Hills
  • Meander the Zambezi River in traditional mokoros
  • Spot nocturnal predators on night drives
  • Enjoy scenic flights over the Okavango Delta
  • Gain fascinating insights on local community visits

Overview

This 10-day explorer safari tour combines some of Botswana’s best wilderness destinations – the Okavango Delta, Khwai Private Game Reserve and the cultural wonders of the Tsodilo Hills – including walking excursions guided by San Bushman.

From the Zambezi River to the Makgadikgadi Pans, your trip will be diverse in landscape and wildlife. Stay onboard the Okavango Spirit Houseboat, experience luxury at Meno-A-Kwena and the Royal Tree Lodge, and witness the majesty of Botswana’s ever-changing geology from aerial heights.

Activities including night drives, horseback game viewing, bush walks, mokoro rides, and open-air dining under the stars will get you closer to Africa’s precious species. Get ready to see elephant herds banking the Okavango Delta channels, and set your sights on zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and prides of lion. This safari is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who are wanting to see and partake in as much as possible, and who enjoy the journey just as much as the destinations. In 10 days, you will explore untouched, rugged and authentic Botswana wilderness.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

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Itinerary

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Day 1-2: Botswana Beauty

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Detailed breakdown

Day 1-2: Botswana Beauty | 2 Nights

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Your tour will kick off in the Panhandle of the Okavango, where astonishing bird watching, fishing, land exploration and game viewing offer a quintessential Delta experience. The unique and everchanging landscape is a wonder to behold because of the wildlife it hosts - from apex predators to smaller mammals.

The Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas in the world, supporting and sustaining the water source for multiple communities. Enjoy exploring crystal clear channels on mokoros or venture inland to visit the Tsodilo Hills, a 3000-year-old, World Heritage Site of more than 4,000 San Bushmen artworks.

After a day of activity, you can enjoy sundowners and dinner on the deck of the Okavango Spirit Houseboat whilst enjoying the sounds of the waterways and listening to the calls of the fish eagles at dusk.

Day 3-4: Close-up Game Viewing | 2 Nights

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After breakfast on the Okavango Spirit, you will be transferred from Shakawe to a private game concession and to your luscious riverine mobile tent at the Expeditions Camp; your home for the next two nights.

Immersed in apple-leaf woodlands and banking water channels, this is a magnificent wildlife hub of many different species to explore. View game alongside the flood plains and riverbanks. This is one of the best places to see species such as giraffes, zebra and wildebeest as well as prolific populations of bird life. Enjoy game drives, bush walks and mokoro paddling through the papyrus lined channels of the Delta.

In the evening you can take full advantage of the night drives that allow you to see nocturnal predators at play. No two game drives are ever the same. Dinner takes place around the crackles of a night fire. Your expert guides will identify local residents, the pair of pearl spotted owls, known to the camp site. This is the perfect place to feel transported, under a solar system of stars to view. The mobile camps will have you feeling at the heart of nature, separated from the wilderness by only a canvas tent.

Day 5-6: In the Action | 2 Nights

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Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

After a hearty breakfast in the bush at the water’s edge, begin your next adventure with a short ride to your charter flight taking you into the Hyena Pan.

The Hyena Pan celebrates life in the middle of the bush. A year-round water source, the Hyena Pan is a natural waterhole that attracts wildlife throughout the seasons. Surrounded by mopane forest, the territories of many species are nestled in the heart of the Hyena Pan. You may be lucky enough to spot a pride of lions and packs of wild dogs, the endangered painted wolf of Africa.

Explore woodland hideouts of the kudu herds, or witness leopards hidden away in tree canopies, or even warthogs sunbathing in the grasslands. After rewarding game-viewing, retire to the poolside or the campfire and reflect on the day, preparing for a wholesome and freshly prepared open-air dinner.

Day 7-8: Ancient Land | 2 Nights

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Kalahari, Botswana

Enjoy a breakfast overlooking elephants at the waterhole and get ready for your next charter flight to Maun. After a short drive, arrive at Meno A Kwena, set at the edge of the Delta wetlands and above the Boteti River, overlooking the Makgadikgadi National Park.

There are many activities to be enjoyed at Meno A Kwena. Take a guided walk with local San Bushmen and learn of the ancient cultural history known to the area in medicinal herbs, spoor tracking and endemic plant identification. Game viewing is made a pleasure from your own private veranda. After a day of educational tours, come back to a candle lit dinner where you can watch your meal being prepared right in front of you.

Day 9: Hidden Gems | 1 Night

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After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Royal Tree Lodge, hidden away in a private nature reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane River. The river attracts seasonal wildlife and promises animal crossings year-round. Witness giraffes, zebras, springbok and more from the comfort of your private deck. Spend a day relaxing at the spa or on an exnihilating game drive with an expert guide.

Your final dinner will be hosted at the tree canopy dining deck, overlooking a far- stretching wilderness. Sit back and relax in recollection of the tour’s highlights.

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Day 10: Bid Botswana Farewell

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After a relaxing morning enjoying the scenery at Royal tree Lodge, you will be transferred to Maun where you begin your journey home with everlasting memories created in the bush.

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Inclusions

  • A Wilderness Dawning guide for the duration of the trip
  • All light aircraft and road transfers between camps
  • All light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun
  • All meals and local beverages
  • Daily activities
  • Guest laundry
  • Park fees, CCR fees (Community, Conservation, and Reserve Fee)
  • VAT
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Exclusions

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

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Dates Price
2022-09-01 — 2022-10-31 $8,660
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 $7,365
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-09 $8,660
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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