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Best of Botswana
- Moremi Game Reserve
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Our Best of Botswana flying safari offers you a complete overview of this beautiful safari destination, combining different must-see destinations by the luxury of light aircraft transfers. We begin the adventure at Chobe Game Lodge with its famous wooden deck overlooking the mighty Chobe river, famed for its huge herds of elephants; then onto Savute, home to the big cats immortalised in NatGeo’s award-winning Savage Kingdom; then lastly to the Okavango Delta where we combine a stay in two camps to get the very best land and water based safari activities including an afternoon safari in the unique mokoro.
Day 1: Chobe National Park
Arrive at Kasane airport for your road transfer to Chobe Game Lodge for 2 nights, the only lodge within the National Park, a stay here ensures guests enjoy the best location is Chobe! The riverfront is quite simply one of the most impressive safari experiences in Africa and the long riverside deck with an outside terrace overlooking the magnificent Chobe River is the place to be! Choose your activities from game-drives or river cruises. (B/L/D)
Day 2: Chobe National Park
Early-morning and late-afternoon game-drives are conducted by one of the expert female guides (the Chobe Angels) in open-sided 4x4 vehicles to ensure maximum visibility of Chobe National Park’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Meanwhile, riverside game viewing may be done from small and highly manoeuvrable boats, perfect for morning or sunset cruises. (B/L/D)
Day 3: Savute area of the Chobe National Park
Drive to Kasane for your light aircraft transfer to Savute Safari Lodge for 2 nights. Located on the banks of the dry Savute channel, the lodge is small and intimate, accommodating guests in spacious thatched suites, each with private deck facing the channel. The area is renowned for its large population of elephant and is one of the only places in the world where lions often hunt these large animals. The lodge boasts an elevated viewing deck where al fresco meals are taken while watching game at the waterhole. Open 4x4 game drives are conducted in the Savute area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful locaton. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Savute area of the Chobe National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles. Your chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel against a backdrop of teeming wildlife in the Savute Marsh. (B/L/D)
Day 5: Okavango Delta
This morning, take a light aircraft transfer to Camp Okavango for 2 nights. The camp is situated on an island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, offering guests a year round water-based wilderness experience. Enjoy the unique safari, and what Botswana is famous for, by exploring the deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden channels by boat and traditional dug-out canoe (mokoro) or the islands on guided walking safaris. (B/L/D)
Day 6: Okavango Delta
Take in morning and afternoon game activities through the stunning flood plains of the Okavango Delta; it is renowned for having one of the highest concentrations of big game in the whole of Africa. (B/L/D)
Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve
This morning you will depart to Camp Moremi by boat through the Okavango Delta for your 2 night stay. The Moremi Game Reserve is world famous for its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife and you will now enjoy land based safari activities in the Xaxanaka area, considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the Moremi Game Reserve. Located on the edge of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta, this area is rich in plant and animal species. Camp Moremi is an intimate camp of luxury safari tents on wooden decks dotted amongst the forest, ensuring guests a perfectly tranquil stay. (B/L/D)
Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve
Enjoy morning and afternoon game-drives in the many ecosystems of the Moremi Game Reserve from large Mopane forests to the busy channels of the Xakanaxa Lagoon. (B/L/D)
Day 9: Okavango
Take a light aircraft transfer to Maun Airport for your onward arrangements. (B)
Please note: this safari is also available in the opposite direction, starting in Maun and ending in Kasane. This is a set tour itinerary, if you have booked any pre/post or optional tour arrangements please refer to your separate vouchers and final documents.
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Dates & prices
The table below shows our escorted tour departure dates.
Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.
Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.
Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.
Pre/Post Tour Options
The safari starts in Kasane and ends in Maun but can also be taken in the opposite direction. We recommend adding a few nights at Victoria Falls onto your Botswana safari as Livingstone is a 90-minute road transfer from Chobe. The safari is also simple to add on to your holiday in South Africa.
GMT +2 hours
- Accommodation and meals as listed
- All soft drinks and locally branded alcoholic beverages
- Complimentary mini-bar at Chobe Game Lodge
- Shared transfers by light aircraft within Botswana
- National Park Fees and departure taxes
- Game activities as detailed in the itinerary.
- International flights, upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry or tips and gratuities
- Anything not detailed on the itinerary.