Authentic Safari Camps in Botswana
11 days from £1,938* per person Saving you £289 per person*

This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Maun and overnight by the river

Arrive at Maun Airport, where you will be met on arrival and driven to your accommodation. As you will be spending your days in the heart of the African bush you have the opportunity to quickly purchase any forgotten personal items at a nearby small shopping centre.

Arrive at camp where you will sleep in tented safari suites for the night. Use the afternoon to refresh and enjoy the location on the Thamalakane River before having dinner at the lodge restaurant and heading to bed.

Day 2
Journey to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Early wake up at the camp and full breakfast served in the lodge restaurant before you are met by your guide to begin the journey to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The 7 hour journey on a game viewer takes you through the Matswere Gate into the famous Deception Valley on towards a private BOGA (Botswana Guides Association) campsite, which is reserved for local guides only, ensuring a private and authentic safari.

Set up camp and relax with a refreshment until darkness falls and dinner is served under the Kalahari stars. After three delicious courses and a long day on the road, it’s time for bed!

Day 3
Deception Valley

Early start and a cooked breakfast at 06h30 before heading out on game drive to visit Deception Pan and numerous waterholes in this semi-arid reserve. Arrive back at camp after 4 hours and refresh with warm bucket showers and a tasty lunch before relaxing at camp for the afternoon.

High tea is served at 15h00, after which you depart for game drive until sunset. Return to camp for dinner and a chat around the campfire under the stars.

Day 4
Okavango Delta waterways

Today you will embark on a 3-4 hour boat cruise into the Okavango Delta waterways to Xaxaba Island, on the border of the famous Chief’s Island. Arrive at Xaxaba in the early evening, to see the sun set over the tranquil waterways of the delta.

Day 5
Okavango Delta – meet the local community

After an early wake up with the birds, climb into a mokoro canoe and enjoy the short journey across the waters from the campsite to Chief’s Island. From here, take to the famous island on foot for a 3-4 hour guided walking safari.

Spend the afternoon at camp for a siesta, reading, or bird watching.

High tea is served at 15h00 after which you can look forward to an afternoon mokoro cruise to the nearby village of Xaxaba to learn about the local community’s way of life.

Day 6
Moremi Game Reserve

This morning you leave Xaxaba, and head for the Moremi Game Reserve. Arrive at Moremi’s Maqwee Gate and continue into the reserve to your private BOGA campsite at Xinii. After setting up camp, enjoy a short sunset drive to Xinii Lagoon for a game viewing experience to remember.

Day 7
Moremi Game Reserve

Enjoy a relaxed day of game watching in the Moremi.

Day 8
Moremi Game Reserve

Slap on the sunscreen and prepare for a full day out in the Moremi, taking a pack lunch and cooler box with you.

Depart the camp after breakfast and enjoy a long day on safari, returning in the mid-afternoon for tea and a rest before dinner is served under the stars once more.

Day 9
Chobe National Park

Extra early wake up with hot coffee and breakfast followed by camp pack-up and then boarding the game viewer for the 5-6 hour journey through Chobe to Savute.

Enter Chobe National Park at Mababe Gate and enjoy the scenery and game viewing opportunities before stopping for packed lunch in a shady picnic spot. Arrive at private Savute BOGA site, set up camp and relax.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive to the legendary Savute Marsh.

Day 10
Chobe National Park

Early wake up with tea, coffee, and breakfast before boarding the game viewer for a long morning game drive in this special region of northern Chobe.

Enjoy the wildlife, the scenery and the sunset before returning to camp for an excellent 3-course meal and conversations around the fire, after which you head to bed for your last night in the bush.

Day 11
Scenic route back to Maun

Early morning wake up, breakfast, and pack up camp before hitting the road through Chobe and back towards Maun. The scenic game drive route takes 6-7 hours, so packed lunch will be served on the way; however, you may opt for light air transfer to Maun at an added cost.

Arrive in Maun and connect with departing flight home.

From £1,938pp* for this tour as described above.
  • *Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.

    International flight is not included

  • * Savings are per person and based on a comparison with the most competitive price we found offered by a UK based tour operator or travel agent, for a private tour of comparable standard.
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