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  • A combination of rugged and authentic eco camps, and a luxury lodge
  • Celebrated walking safaris in Kwatale between May and September
  • Explore the Okavango Delta on boat cruises from Xobega, a remote island
  • Spectacular birdwatching at Xobega - look out for Pel's fishing owl
  • See rare and endangered wild dog in Savuti
  • Witness the annual zebra migration between January and February around Savuti


Spend nine days in some of Botswana’s premier destinations on this authentic safari. Start your journey at an eco-friendly and no-frills tented camp, nestled in the acacia scrublands and mopane woodlands of a prestigious private conservancy. Unfenced and wild, the Kwatale Conservancy provides free-roaming wildlife with 365 000 hectares or 902 000 acres to explore. Kwatale borders one of Africa's most beautiful conservation areas, the Moremi Game Reserve, and is home to masses of elephant, buffalo, leopard, resident lions and an abundance of birds. Go on twice-daily game drives, enjoy sundowner drinks at various waterholes, or revel in Tuskers Bush Camp’s sought-after walking safaris (only possible between May and September) through the acacia woodlands of the astounding Kalahari. The camp itself is also an ideal place from which to spot roaming game drinking at Tuskers’ own waterhole.

You then move to another authentic, down-to-earth tented camp set on a remote island in the sensational Okavango Delta – only accessible by boat from Moremi. The eco-friendly Xobega Island Camp is nestled among tall trees, lush green vegetation and hanging vines, creating a mysterious and Eden-like atmosphere. The island is home to an abundance of bird species (including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl, which is a big tick for birders) and the surrounding waters are ruled by hippos. Lion calls can be heard across the water and elephants are ever-present. Go on daily boat cruises (your primary game-viewing activity at Xobega) to spot animals like crocodiles, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and red lechwe. The birdlife takes centre stage at Xobega – avid twitchers will marvel at superb sightings of migrant species (between October and March), raptors and various grassland birds.

Finally, journey to a luxurious and remote eco-camp situated on the banks of the renowned Savuti Channel in the elephant kingdom of Chobe National Park. Thanks to the unfenced Camp Savuti’s prime location in the wildlife hotspot that is the Savuti Marsh, you will enjoy regular sightings of an abundance of animals. Jaw-dropping amounts of elephant crowd the waterways between October and March, and big cats like cheetah, leopard and especially lions are always present. The Savuti is one of the best places in Africa to see rare and endangered wild dog, while its blockbuster is the arrival of migrating zebra between January and February.


  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

  • Start: Maun
  • End: Maun

Destinations Visited

Accommodations Visited

Tuskers Bush Camp

3 Nights

Xobega Island Camp

2 Nights
Botswana, Savuti

Camp Savuti

3 Nights
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Day 1: Welcome to Botswana!

Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Welcome to Botswana! | 3 Nights

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After arriving at Maun Airport, you will be transferred by road to Tuskers Bush Camp in the prestigious and private Kwatale Conservancy. After a friendly welcome, settle into your comfortable and authentic Meru-style tent, set in the tranquil shade of tall mopane trees. Enjoy superb views of the surrounding wilderness from your tent’s shaded veranda, and the simple beauty of your en suite bathroom’s bucket shower.

Days 2-4: Discover Kwatale

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Go on morning and afternoon game drives in the Kwatale Conservancy to enjoy up-close game viewing. The conservancy shares an unfenced border with Moremi Game Reserve, which allows elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion to roam free. The area is also renowned for its abundance of birds. Your afternoon game drives will incorporate stopping at various waterholes and pans for refreshing sundowner drinks. 

If you are visiting between May and September, do not miss the chance to go on the camp’s exclusive walking safaris in the acacia bush of the Kalahari – a magnificent way to explore the area, track and encounter wild animals, and discover the minute details of the bush. Savour delicious dinners back at camp, followed by safari story-swapping sessions in the flickering light of a crackling campfire.


Day 4: Journey into the Okavango Delta | 2 Nights

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The road transfer from Tuskers will take you through the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve, travelling along the Khwai River and stopping for a delicious picnic lunch in a serene setting. You then hop on a boat at the Xakanaxa Boat Station for your transfer to a small and mysterious island of lush vegetation and tall trees. Your solar-powered Meru tent at the rustic Xobega Island Camp will be your comfortable home for the next two nights. The island is a birdwatching paradise – see various species (possibly even a Pel’s fishing owls) among the tall trees from the comfort of your tent’s shaded veranda.

Days 5-6: Explore the Delta by boat

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Enjoy morning and afternoon boat cruises through the hippo-filled waters around the islands of the Delta. See elephants cross the waterways and pay visits to the camp. Spot lions from your boat – if your luck is in – and other wildlife like crocodile, buffalo, zebra, red lechwe, and a fantastic array of bird species. Whether you are unwinding at camp or out on a boat safari, be sure to have your camera handy as the Delta will offer unforgettable photographic opportunities around every corner of its waterways.

Days 6: Fly into the elephant kingdom | 3 Nights

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Savuti, Botswana

Leave the remote Delta island on a light aircraft and transfer to Camp Savuti in Chobe National Park, which is renowned for its huge numbers of elephant. Savuti’s Meru tents are spacious, raised on wooden platforms and offer you both privacy and exclusivity. Enjoy little luxuries like carpeted interiors, private wooden verandas, and en suite bathrooms with indoor bathtubs, flush toilets and open-air showers. The elevated position of your tented suite provides a superb vantage point to watch animals gather around the Savuti Channel to drink.

Days 7-8: Enjoy raw and dramatic game viewing in Savuti

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The banks of the Savuti Channel are crowded with animals and birds. The area is renowned for its large population of elephants, and the dramatic clashes between lions and hyenas for food and territory. Savuti’s lions are also famous for taking down very large prey like buffalo, giraffe and even elephant. Savuti is also one of the greatest strongholds for rare and endangered African wild dog. Here, you will experience a safari like no other. Enjoy game drives to the mysterious Savuti Marsh – a landscape of ghostly dead trees brimming with a rich population of wildlife and over 450 species of birds like carmine bee-eaters, secretary birds, kori bustards (the world’s largest bird that is still able to fly), red-billed queleas and iconic African fish eagles.

If you are visiting between January and February, you might be lucky enough to witness one of Botswana’s best-kept secrets: a gigantic dazzle of migrating zebra passing through Savuti on their way to the Makgadikgadi Pans. 


Day 9: Say goodbye to Africa’s Eden

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Board a light aircraft for your transfer back to Maun or Kasane airport. Revel in your bird’s eye view over one of Africa’s last remaining wildernesses as you bid farewell to Botswana.

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  • Game activities
  • Light air transfer from Camp Savuti to Maun/Kasane
  • Light air transfer from Xobega Island Camp to Camp Savuti
  • Road transfer from Maun to Tuskers Bush Camp (1.5 hours)
  • Road transfer from Tuskers Bush Camp to Xobega Island Camp
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2020-07-01 — 2020-10-30 $5,390
2020-11-01 — 2020-11-30 $4,695
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