Rustic Botswana Explorer

Rustic Botswana Explorer

This is a 10 days/09 night’s tour of Botswana with 3 nights in Moremi National park, 3 nights in Okavango Delta and 3 nights I Chobe National Park.


Day 1: Arrival in Moremi Game Reserve

Upon arrival at Johannesburg airport you will be met by a representative. They will be waiting for you as you disembark from the plane and will hand over your documents before assisting you through customs and to your onward flight to Maun. Upon arrival at Maun you will be met by our representative and will transferring you by road to the lodge, which is about 11/2 hours away.

Settle in and enjoy the view with some refreshments before departing on an evening game drive via the private road network. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and a short night drive back to camp where a campfire will be waiting to welcome you. Dinner will be served in the dining tent, followed by your first night in the Botswana wilderness.

Day 2: and Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve

The world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve covers part of the Delta and is known as the 'predator capital of Africa'. It is also home to the Big Five and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades. Watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains.

Sharing unfenced borders with the Moremi, the Tuskers concession is home to resident lions, leopards, cheetah and wild dogs, among others. Hyenas are often discovered lurking around carcasses, while the great Nile crocodile lies low in the deeper waters. Elephants populate this area of Botswana in such great numbers and can be seen ambling contently through the lodge grounds, at the pan in front of the lodge, or bulldozing through the mopane woodlands. The varying habitat is a birder’s delight, from water bird species, which are abundant around the pans and lagoons, to grassland birds, raptors, and ground fowls that send a shrieking chorus into the first morning light.

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve to Okavango Delta

You have an early start. After breakfast you are transferred by road through the Moremi Game Reserve to Xobega Island Camp. This road transfer is essentially your morning game drive as it takes you from Tuskers into the Moremi Game reserve, along the Khwai Riverfront and onto the Xakanaxa Boat station. Here your guide from Xobega Island Camp will pick you up in a motorboat. (You enjoy a picnic lunch en route)

Climb aboard and enjoy a boat cruise through the Delta waterways to Xobega Island. You arrive to welcome drinks and receive a briefing by the camp host before being shown to your classic canvas safari tent under the trees. After some refreshments it’s time for your sunset boat cruise. Your guide will pack a cooler box with your choice of drinks and you will depart the island and cruise into the sunset.

Enjoy the Delta’s beauty and birdlife for a couple of hours before returning to camp for dinner and your first night on Xobega Island

Day 5: and Day 6: Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta in Botswana with its richly diverse wildlife species is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience. This 22,000 square kilometre area offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa. The Delta forms where the Okavango River disappears beneath the sands of Botswana. Although the periphery is semi-arid, the Okavango Delta itself is a patchwork of cool clear streams, lagoons, floodplains and forested islands. In the dry winter season vast numbers of wildlife flock to where the floodwaters infiltrate the delta, providing one of the world’s most spectacular sights.

Day 7: Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park

This morning you enjoy an early breakfast before you check out and head back onto the water. You have a boat cruise to Xakanaxa boat station where you board a game viewing vehicle and are transferred to Xakanaxa airstrip for your light air transfer to Saile airstrip. From here you enjoy a short land transfer to the camp.

You have time to freshen up and settle in before you embark on a sunset game drive, after which you return to the camp for dinner.

Day 8: and Day 9: Chobe National Park.

The 125 000 hectare (308 000 acre) private Linyanti Concession borders Botswana’s Chobe National Park and is an enormous, wildlife-rich area. The three main features of the Linyanti Concession are the Linyanti River, the woodlands of the interior and the well-known Savuti Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. This is where Africa goes to hide in the dry, winter season. The unpredictable waterways of the Linyanti Rivers and lagoons, floodplains and marshlands create a paradise for thirsty herbivores and hungry predators alike. This is a quiet nook of the Chobe National Park and is said to attract one of the largest populations of elephants worldwide.

The Linyanti region of Chobe is undiscovered in comparison to other safari hotspots, and holds as much, if not more, value as a wildlife destination. The secluded location and the subsequent privacy of the experience at Camp Linyanti translate to memorable, impactful understanding of Africa.

Day 10: Chobe National Park to Johannesburg & Departure

This morning you enjoy breakfast at your lodge before departing. You are transferred by road to the airstrip where you will connect with your light air transfer to Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane airport you check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at Johannesburg airport you head to international departures to check in for your flight home.

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