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12 Night Extended Classic Safari. June 16th to 28th 2018

12 Night Extended Classic Safari. June 16th to 28th 2018. Starts in Maun and ends in Kasane/Victoria Falls.

This itinerary explores Botswana’s northern highlights of the Okavango (Khwai and Moremi) and Chobe National Park. You visit Savuti and the Chobe riverfront region before ending in kasane with the option to continue on to the magnificent Victoria Falls- a world wonder. 

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.
  • 3 nights Moremi, Second Bridge
  • 3 nights Khwai, Magotho including a 2 1/2 hour mekoro (dugout canoe) trip
  • 3 nights Savuti
  • 3 nights Chobe Riverfront including a 3 hour boat cruise

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 4 spaces left!

3 nights Moremi Second Bridge

Ulinda Camp Khwai

This safari starts at Maun Airport at 1pm on the 16th June, when we meet you and drive over 4 hours into Moremi Game Reserve to our exclusive site at Second Bridge.

Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km2, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains – either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mophane forests.
This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.

It is the only Game Reserve inside the World Heritage listed Okavango Delta.  We stay for 3 nights and will explore, depending on game movements and road conditions, the area from Xini Lagoon to 4th Bridge.

Then on the 19th June after an early short game drive and breakfast we drive for 4 hours to Khwai.

3 nights Khwai Magotho including a 2 1/2 hour mekoro (dugout canoe) trip

Upside down leopard Magotho area Khwai

Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Riverine forest lines the wide water lily and papyrus covered floodplains around the Khwai River. A myriad of colourful birdlife is found in this watery habitat that is a breeding area for many species. Away from the river and plains is thick mophane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog.

The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees paid here go into the local Community providing schools, scholarships, water pumps and more. There are two exclusive operator sites, both beautifully situated under large Leadwood tree’s and a third site near the Khwai River. All are well spaced from each other and under the shade of immense Acacia Tree’s.

The game viewing is superb, as good as in Moremi, and in addition to the normal game drives we are allowed out of the vehicle (responsibly of course)  can drive off road at the Guides discretion and can do limited walking. We stay at Magotho for 3 nights before moving to Chobe National Park and Savuti on the 22nd June.

3 nights Savuti

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The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game congregated and adapted in its wake. The Channel dried up in 2015 and things are again very dry there until the rains in November fill up the natural pans. There are 3 pumped boreholes in the Savuti area – Rhino Vlei (should be operational again in 2018) Marabou Pan and Pump Pan. These waterholes attract vast numbers of game when it is dry here,  June to November.

In the rainy season (normally November through to April) Savuti attracts many grazers to its short sweet grasses, and a large number of Zebra and Wildebeest congregate on the Marsh.  There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph. We stay at an exclusive site next to the dry channel for 3 nights before mving to the Chobe River, on the 25th June.

3 nights Chobe River including a 3 hour boat cruise

Lion Magotho Dec 2011

The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.

The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife (Yellow Billed Storks, African Spoonbills, White Faced Whistling Ducks, Egyptian Geese, Vultures, Owls and Kingfishers, Secretary Birds, Dikkops, Herons, Eagles – especially Fish Eagles, in addition to many other birds), and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), Sable, Roan, Waterbuck and numerous other animals you can view.

The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water and nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, all sites are within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, and in the dry season you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp.

We have our last 3 nights here and will go into Kasane on the 26th June for a 3 hr boat cruise.

Departure Day

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We will have a last early morning game drive before returning to camp for a cooked breakfast. Then we will be driving through the park and on gravel and tar roads to Kasane where we will transfer you to your accommodation or onward flights. We can also drop you at the border and arrange for your transfer and accommodation in Victoria Falls if desired.The safari finishes on the 28th June at 10am.

 

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 4 spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)

Desert, Delta & Salt Pan. 12 Night Safari. 9-21 April 2018

This tour begins in Central Kalahari Game Reserve, meanders to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and makes its way through the Okavango Delta before returning to Maun. This safari is fully inclusive and non-participation. All of our camp staff is ready to assist guests with all their needs. Meals will be prepared by a professional chef and all your tours will be conducted by a professional guide.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 April Deception Valley, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • 13, 14 April: Khumaga, Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve
  • 15, 16, 17 April: Khwai, Moremi Game Reserve
  • 18, 19, 20 April, Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve
  • 21 April: Departure

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 4 spaces left!


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9, 10, 11, 12 April Deception Valley, Central Kalahari Game Reserve

We collect you at 9am and we drive 4 hours to Matswere Gate where we have a simple lunch. We then drive another 1 1/2hrs to Deception Valley and set up camp there for 4 nights.

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the remotest and most unspoiled parts of Africa, the Northern part of this park is one of the prime game viewing areas in Botswana. This is the largest Game Reserve in Botswana covering 52,800 km2. Nothing prepares you for the immensity of this reserve, nor its wild, mysterious beauty. There is the immediate impression of unending space, and having the entire reserve to yourself. Waist-high golden grasses seem to stretch interminably, punctuated by dwarfed trees and scrub bushes. Wide and empty pans appear as vast white stretches of saucer-flat earth, meeting a soft, blue-white sky. At night the stars utterly dominate the land; their brilliance and immediacy are totally arresting.The best time to visit is during or soon after the rains when large herds of springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest and eland gather for good grazing. The dry season amazes with seeing what these desert adapted animals  can endure- most survive for months with no surface water to drink, getting moisture from vegetation.

During the dry season water is non-existent in the park, all water used by us must be bought in by us, as the only water is available is in Maun!! After 4 days exploring the area from Letiahau to Sunday Pan, we pack up and drive via Rakops for fuel and ice, to Makgadikgadi Pans.


13, 14 April: Khumaga, Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve

The Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve incorporates the western end of Ntwetwe Pan, extensive grasslands and acacia woodland. At its northern boundary, it meets the Nxai Pan National Park.

The Boteti River last flowed in 1992 and started flowing again past Khumaga in early 2009. During the dry season, the Boteti River in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park thrives with activity as literally thousands of Zebra and Wildebeest vie for water.There is a small public Campsite at Khumaga, and from here we can witness the huge herds and often hear their predators (mainly lions, but occasionally Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Leopard). There is also a small group of Hippopotamus that live in the river and some crocodiles that had dug caves into the banks of the dry riverbed and are now very relieved that the river is flowing again.

I do not know if the river will be flowing in April 2018 but it is pumping now. Always a great area for Raptors, Owls and Vultures.


Leopard15, 16, 17 April: Khwai, Moremi Game Reserve

On the 15th April we have a long days drive to the Moremi Game Reserve, stopping in Maun for lunch, ice, fuel and a small resupply.

Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km squared, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains, either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mophane forests.

This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. It is the only Game Reserve inside the World Heritage listed Okavango Delta.

We have 3 nights here at an exclusive site near the Khwai River and will explore the area from Hippo Pools along the floodplain to Khwai and beyond extensively, depending on game movements.


cruiser and photographer

18, 19, 20 April, Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve

We then drive another 3 hours to an exclusive site near Xakanaxa in Moremi. We will have a full days boat cruise from Xakanaxa on the 19th April, a rare chance to visit the heronry at Godikwe for lunch. Depending on game movements and water levels we can drive to 3rd and 2nd Bridge on our game drive on the 20th April.


21 April: Departure

On the 21st April we will have a last game drive before breakfast. We can then drive back to Maun or you could take a 45 minute game flight back to Maun (flight an additional cost)


Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 4 spaces left!

10 Night Botswana Highlights Safari. 27 April to 7 May 2018

This is the ultimate Botswana mobile camping journey. Over 10 adventure-filled nights you will have the opportunity to experience 3 of Botswana’s most prized regions, from the renowned Chobe and Savuti to the Okavango Delta with extra time in the magnificent Okavango. This itinerary has a quicker pace than most of our safaris with only 2 nights in each location. This allows you to see more areas in less time. The safari begins in Kasane, Botswana.

10 Night Botswana Highlights Safari. 27 April to 7 May 2018. Starts in Kasane and Ends in Maun

OVERVIEW

  • 27/28 May: Chobe River  Including 3 hour boat cruise
  • 29/30 May: Savuti 30 May Full moon
  • 1/2 May: Khwai. Including mekoro (dugout canoe) excursion
  • 3/4 May: Moremi. Xakanaxa including 3 hour boat cruise
  • 5/6 May: 2 nights Moremi Different part of Xakanaxa area
  • 7 May: Safari ends Maun

COST PER PERSON: US$3600 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 10 nights. 3 spaces left!


Lioness27/28 May: Chobe River 

The first glimpse of the Chobe River; deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain; is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife, and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the numerous other animals you can view.

The site we stay in here is a completely undeveloped area in the bush. Everything must be taken in to this site; even water and nothing may be left behind, so it remains pristine. The site offers an untouched wilderness experience, within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp.


Klipspringer Ram Savuti29/30 May: Savuti

30 May Full moon

We travel another 3 or so hours South to Savuti. The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake. The Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it brought with it.

Then in 2015 the Channel dried up again and it became a harsh place to visit in the dry season –there are only 2 pumped waterholes in a vast area. There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph.


1/2 May: Khwai 

Including mekoro (dugout canoe) excursion. Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Riverine forest lines the wide water lily and papyrus covered floodplains around the Khwai River. A myriad of colourful birdlife is found in this watery habitat that is a breeding area for many species. Away from the river and plains is thick mophane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog.

The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees paid here go into the local Community providing schools, scholarships, water pumps and more. We stay at Magotho in a site well spaced from others under the shade of immense Acacia Tree’s.

The game viewing is superb, as good as in Moremi, and in addition to the normal game drives we are allowed out of the vehicle (responsibly of course) and to drive off road at your guides discretion, great at Leopard sightings. You will enjoy a tranquil 2 ½ hour mekoro (dugout canoe) trip whilst here, very relaxing.


Impala Sunset Savuti3/4 May: Moremi

Xakanaxa including 3 hour boat cruise

Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km squared, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains, either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mopane forests.

This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major, naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. It is the only Game Reserve inside the World Heritage listed Okavango Delta. We have 2 nights here at an exclusive site near Xakanaxa and will explore the area extensively, depending on game movements. We will also undertake a 3-hour boat cruise.

5 May:

 

Xakanaxa- another area

We have 2 nights at an exclusive site several km from Xakanaxa and then another 2 nights at another exclusive site closer to Xakanaxa but still far from other people at night. Xakanaxa is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo whose range covers the territories of at least 4 prides of lion which may often be seen flanking the ever moving herd. Breeding herds of elephant move between their browsing areas in the mopane forests and the fresh water of the Okavango. Red lechwe are one of the more unusual antelope species and commonly found here.

We will return to Maun on the 7th May, in time for flights to Johannesburg.

Final Day:

Safari ends Maun

COST PER PERSON: US$3600 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 10 nights. 3 spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

9 Night Classic Safari. July 13th to 22nd 2018

9 Night Classic Safari. July 13th to 22nd 2018, starts in Maun and ends in Kasane

Highlights: staying in pristine wilderness in the Okavango Delta- Visiting a beautiful island of 13 Baobabs at Savute – Viewing ancient San (Bushman) Rock Art in Savute – A 3 hour boat cruise on the magnificent Chobe River – Unparalleled wildlife viewing throughout as you stay in exclusive sites of undeveloped wilderness areas.

  • 3 nights Moremi Second Bridge
  • 3 nights Savuti
  • 3 nights Chobe River inc 3 hr boat cruise

COST PER PERSON: US$3240 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 8 spaces left!

3 nights Moremi Second Bridge

Male Lion and ReflectionWe suggest you overnight in Maun on the 12th July so we can meet you at 9am on the 13th July and drive 4 hrs into Moremi Game Reserve to Second Bridge. Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km2, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains – either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mophane forests.

This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.

It is the only Game Reserve inside the World Heritage listed Okavango Delta.  We stay for 3 nights and will explore, depending on game movements and road conditions, the area from Xini Lagoon to 4th Bridge.

3 nights Savuti

2 Male Ostrich

Then on the 16th July after an early short game drive and breakfast we drive for 4 hours to Savuti. The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game congregated and adapted in its wake. The Channel dried up in 2015 and things are again very dry there until the rains in November fill up the natural pans. There are 3 pumped boreholes in the Savuti area – Rhino Vlei (should be operational again in 2018) Marabou Pan and Pump Pan. These waterholes attract vast numbers of game when it is dry here,  June to November.
In the rainy season (normally November through to April) Savuti attracts many grazers to its short sweet grasses, and a large number of Zebra and Wildebeest congregate on the Marsh.

There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph. We stay at an exclusive site next to the dry channel for 3 nights before moving to the Chobe River, on the 19th July.

3 nights Chobe River including a 3 hour boat cruise

Fighting elephants Chobe

The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.

The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife (Yellow Billed Storks, African Spoonbills, White Faced Whistling Ducks, Egyptian Geese, Vultures, Owls and Kingfishers, Secretary Birds, Dikkops, Herons, Eagles – especially Fish Eagles, in addition to many other birds), and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), Sable, Roan, Waterbuck and numerous other animals you can view.
The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water and nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, all sites are within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, and in the dry season you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp.

We have our last 3 nights here and will go into Kasane on the 26th June for a 3 hr boat cruise. The safari finishes on the 22nd July at 10am in Kasane or at a Kazungula Border

Departure Day

After a final game drive & breakfast we drop you at either Kasane Airport, Kasane Town or Kazangula border to Zimbabwe and Zambia for your onward travel.


COST PER PERSON: US$3240 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 8 spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Elephants Drinking in a Row

12 Night Botswana Extended Classic Safari. 11 to 23 May 2018

12 Night Botswana Extended Classic Safari. 11 to 23 May 2018

An in depth exploration of Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park including Moremi and Khwai in the Okavango Delta. Savuti and Chobe Riverfront.

OVERVIEW

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.
  • 11/12/13 May Moremi Including 3 hour boat cruise
  • 14/15/16 May: Khwai Matswere. Mokoro on 16 May- early morning
  • 17/18/19 May: Savuti
  • 20/21/22 Chobe Riverfront
  • 23 May:  Safari ends Maun

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 7 spaces left!

11/12/13 May Moremi:  Xakanaxa

Including 3 hour boat cruise

Ulinda Safari Trails Buffalo

Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km2, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains – either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mopane forests.

This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.

It is the only Game Reserve inside the RAMSA listed Okavango Delta. Some of the exclusive campsites we use could be the in the Garden of Eden the scenery is so lovely! There are several different habitats in Moremi; ideally we would stay for at least 3 nights to experience them all, especially the Khwai River area and the scenic lagoons that are found deeper within the park.

14/15/16 May: Khwai Matswere

Mokoro on 16 May- early morning

Wild dog Moremi Botswana
Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Riverine forest lines the wide water lily and papyrus covered floodplains around the Khwai River. A myriad of colourful birdlife is found in this watery habitat that is a breeding area for many species. Away from the river and plains is thick mophane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog.

The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees paid here go into the local Community providing schools, scholarships, water pumps and more. There are two exclusive operator sites, both beautifully situated under large Leadwood tree’s and a third site near the Khwai River. All are well spaced from each other and under the shade of immense Acacia Tree’s.

The game viewing is superb, as good as in Moremi, and in addition to the normal game drives we are allowed out of the vehicle (responsibly of course)  can drive off road at the Guides discretion and can do limited walking.

17/18/19 May: Savuti

Savuti- SV1- next to channel 

2 Leopards Botswana

The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake. Now the Marsh is once again turning into a wetland paradise. The Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators, has had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it has brought with it.

In the rainy season (normally November through to April) Savuti attracts many grazers to its short sweet grasses, and a large number of Zebra and Wildebeest congregate on the Marsh. With the water flowing in the Channel, the whole outlook of Savuti has already changed drastically and vast herds of Buffalo have returned to the area.

There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph.

20/21/22 May: Chobe Riverfront

CNP 6

hippo at sunset

The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.

The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife (Yellow Billed Storks, African Spoonbills, White Faced Whistling Ducks, Egyptian Geese, Vultures, Owls and Kingfishers, Secretary Birds, Dikkops, Herons, Eagles – especially Fish Eagles, in addition to many other birds), and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), Sable, Roan, Waterbuck and numerous other animals you can view.

The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water and nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, all sites are within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River

23 May: Safari ends

Transfer to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe for a few nights at your discretion. Fly out of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia.

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 8 spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Delta & Chobe Luxury Explorer|1st to 10th July

This is a comfort level safari,  you stay in comfortable ‘mini Meru’ tents with an en-suite toilet and shower.

Over 9 adventure-filled nights you will have the opportunity to experience 3 of Botswana’s most prized regions, from the renowned Chobe and Savuti to the Okavango Delta. You can also see the famed Victoria Falls before the trip as it starts in Kasane, Botswana (a mere 80 km from Victoria Falls). If this option interests you just ask and we can help you plan that portion.

COST PER PERSON: US$4050 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 2 spaces left!

OVERVIEW

July 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Chobe

July 4th, 5th and 6th: Savuti

July 7th, 8th and 9th: Khwai, Okavango Delta

July 10th: Departure


ITINERARY

July 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Chobe

Pied Kingfisher-  Jane Bettenay

You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel). Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost

The first glimpse of the Chobe River is always breathtaking. The Chobe River is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.

The river is host to a stunning array of animals and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen) and numerous other animals you can view. The site we stay in here is a completely undeveloped. Everything must be taken in; even water and nothing may be left behind, so it remains pristine. The site offers an untouched wilderness experience, within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp.


July 4th, 5th and 6th: Savuti

Ulinda L:C at Savuti Bridge
The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game congregated and adapted in its wake. The Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it brought with it.

In 2015 the Channel dried up again and once again wildlife is adapting to a harsh life without water. There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph.


July 7th, 8th and 9th: Khwai, Okavango Delta

Baby Elephant Botswana Green Season
Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Away from the river and plains is thick mopane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog.

The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees paid here go into the local Community providing schools, scholarships, water pumps and more. We stay at Magotho in a site well spaced from others under the shade of immense Acacia Trees.
The game viewing is superb, as good as in Moremi, and in addition to the normal game drives we are allowed out of the vehicle (responsibly of course) and to drive off road at your guides discretion, great at Leopard sightings. You will enjoy a tranquil 2 ½ hour mekoro (dugout canoe) trip whilst here, very relaxing.

July 10th: Departure

After a final game drive & breakfast, we drop you at either Maun Airport or Maun Town for your onward travel.

This itinerary costs US$4050 per person for the 9 nights. This is inclusive of all accommodation and camping equipment, a professional driver/guide and staff, transport, national park fees, daily game drives, taxes, a roundtrip airport transfer and all meals and drinks.

Hippo Yawning

 


COST PER PERSON: US$4050 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 2 spaces left!


 Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment, ‘mini Meru’ tents with an en-suite toilet and shower.
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)

12 Night Extended Classic Botswana Safari. 25 July- 6 August 2018

12 Night Extended Classic Botswana Safari. 25 July- 6 August 2018. Starts Maun and Ends in Kasane

Our classic Itinerary offers 3 nights in each of Botswana’s premier wilderness destinations- the perfect amount of time to explore in depth and rest between travel days. It also offers 2 different areas of the magnificent Okavango Delta- this is the quintessential Botswana experience and the tour we recommend to most visitors as it works so well.

Highlights: staying in pristine wilderness in the Okavango Delta- Night game drives give the chance to see elusive nocturnal animals in Khwai – Visiting a beautiful island of 13 Baobabs at Savute – Viewing ancient San (Bushman) Rock Art in Savute – A 3 hour boat cruise on the magnificent Chobe River – Unparalleled wildlife viewing throughout as you stay in exclusive sites of undeveloped wilderness areas. Fully inclusive of transfers, meals, drinks and professional guiding.

  • 25/26/27 Moremi- Xakanaxa
  • 28/29/30 Khwai
  • 31/1/2 August Savuti
  • 3/4/5 August Chobe Riverfront
  • 6 August: Departure Day

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 8 spaces left!

lion and buffalo

25/26/27 Moremi- Xakanaxa 

Moremi Game Reserve is the only Reserve inside the Okavango Delta. Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km2, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains; either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mopane forests.

Some of the exclusive campsites we use could be the in the Garden of Eden the scenery is so lovely! There are several different habitats in Moremi, this makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.

We have a 3 hour boat cruise here. Full moon is on the 27th, a special time to be in the bush.

28/29/30 Khwai

Khwai concession is a community-run reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Riverine forest lines the wide water lily & papyrus covered floodplains around the Khwai River. A myriad of colourful birdlife is found in this watery habitat. Away from the river and plains is thick mopane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog.

The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees paid here go into the local Community providing schools and more. All are well spaced from each other and under the shade of immense Acacia Trees. The game viewing is superb and in addition to the normal game drives we are allowed out of the vehicle and can drive off road at the Guides discretion and can do limited walking. Take a Mokoro (dugout canoe) trip on the 30 May in the early morning.


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31/1/2 August Savuti

The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both large quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and the abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake. It is now in flux, and stopped flowing again in May 2015 – we are waiting to see if it will again flow and fill up the marsh. Regardless, Savuti is always a worthwhile wild life destination. We will also visit a small panel of Bushmen paintings and a little visited group of 14 Baobabs well worth photographing.

3/4/5 August Chobe Riverfront

The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain, is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water and nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, all sites are within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, and in the dry season you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp. The river is the focus of our time here and we will enjoy a 3 hour boat cruise on the Chobe River from Kasane on our 2nd day here, a highlight of the safari.

Cheetah mother and teenage son Khai July 12

6 August: Departure Day

We will have a last early morning game drive before returning to camp for a cooked breakfast. Then we will be driving through the park and on gravel and tar roads to Kasane where we will transfer you to your accommodation or onward flights. We can also drop you at the border and arrange for your transfer and accommodation in Victoria Falls if desired.

COST PER PERSON: US$4320 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 12 nights. 8 spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

3 night Chobe Special Safari. 9-12 August 2018

Chobe Special; 3 night Safari. 9-12 August 2018 

An exciting 3 day safari exploration of the incredible Chobe River region. Experience herds of elephants (thought to be the highest population in the world) and a combination of wildlife, birdlife and reptiles along the banks of the Chobe River. A magical camping experience with spectacular game viewing.

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

COST PER PERSON: US$1080 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 3 nights. 8 spaces left!


Lions play fighting Chobe Floodpalin

Day 1: Chobe Riverfront

Your guide will meet you at the pickup lodge or airport where you will then have a short briefing about your tour and you will then drive to our private campsite and settle in.

This evening you enjoy a game drive in the Chobe National Park with sundowners. Return to camp and enjoy dinner.

Day 2: Chobe Riverfront

After breakfast this morning depart on a full day safari in famous Chobe National Park, also known as The Land of Giants. The park is home to the largest population of elephants in the world and provides excellent game viewing and birding opportunities. The safari begins with a boat cruise on the Chobe River, where you may see elephants swimming across the river, trunks up, and a wide variety of other game up close. Following the cruise, you will enjoy a picnic lunch, after which you will continue through the park on a game drive. Return to camp in time for sundowners followed by Dinner.

Please note the cruise may take place on day 2 or day 3.

Day 3: Chobe Riverfront

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After breakfast you will take off for a day game drive where you can expect to see lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, monkey, baboon, hippo, antelope & many different varieties of birds. The game drives will take place in the morning & in the evening. Return for lunch and a siesta in camp. After a final evening game drive, you will return for dinner & your overnight stay at the campsite.

Day 4: Departure to Kasane

Enjoy a final early game drive this morning. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport, town or the border for your departure or onward journey.


COST PER PERSON: US$1080 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 3 nights. 8 spaces left!


Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks excluding imported brand and premium beverages
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Full Ulinda Cruiser

13 Night Delta & Salt Pan Discovery Safari. 16 - 29 August 2018

OVERVIEW

This fantastic itinerary explores the Okavango Delta, the renowned Chobe Riverfront and Savuti areas of chobe National Park and the desert species of the vast Salt Pans- Nxai Pan and the Makgadikgadi National Park giving you a great range of habitats and species in one trip of just the right length!

  • 16/17 August Chobe with boat cruise on way in
  • 18/19/20 August Savuti
  • 21/22/23 August Khwai including mokoro trip
  • 24/25/26 August Nxai Pan: Full Moon on 26
  • 27/28 August Khumaga
  • 29 August Safari ends Maun

COST PER PERSON: US$4680 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 13 nights. 2 spaces left!


Cruiser Roof and Elephants on Safari

16/17 August Chobe

CNP 6 Chobe River with boat cruise on way in

The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled in the country. The Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the winter months converge upon the river to drink. The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. We have a 3 hour boat cruise on our way into the Park to take advantage of this.

The site we stay in here is a completely undeveloped area in the bush. Everything must be taken in to this site – even water and nothing may be left behind, so it remains pristine. The site offers an untouched wilderness experience, within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp.


18/19/20 Savuti

The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake.

The Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators had to adapt to a new source of water. Then in 2015 the Channel dried up again and it has became a harsh place to visit in the dry season –there are only 2 pumped waterholes in a vast area. There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to puzzle over and marvel at. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees makes a wonderful excursion and site to photograph.


21/22/23 Khwai

Harveys Pan giraffe sunset July 2012 1Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Riverine forest lines the wide water lily and papyrus covered floodplains around the Khwai River. A myriad of colourful birdlife is found in this watery habitat. Away from the river and plains is thick mopane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog.

The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees go into the local Community providing schools, scholarships, water pumps and more. We stay at Magotho in a site well spaced from others under the shade of immense Acacia Tree’s.

The game viewing is superb, as good as in Moremi, and in addition to the normal game drives we are allowed out of the vehicle and to drive off road at your guides discretion, great at Leopard sightings. You will enjoy a tranquil 2 ½ hour mekoro (dugout canoe) very relaxing.


24/25/26 Nxai Pan

Full Moon on 26

We will have a short early morning game drive while our camp is packed up then after a light breakfast head south to Maun where we refuel. We then drive another 4 hours to Nxai Pan National Park where we set up camp for our final 2 nights. The early mornings and late afternoons are set aside for game viewing in the Park which is well known for its lion pride feeding around the waterhole. Depending on the season we’ll make a morning drive to the Boteti river or to the Northern part of the park. The afternoon drive is shorter and we check for early nocturnal animals like honey badger-aardvark-brown hyena.

Nxai Pan once formed part of the great Makgadikadi Lake Bed which dried up over 10,000 years ago. Now a large salt pan topographic depression and part of the greater Makgadikadi salt pan system, Nxai Pan is one of the most unique safari destinations in Botswana, and the prime time of year to visit the Park puts in contrast with other areas of Botswana and surrounding regions.


27/28 Khumaga

lilac breasted roller

 

This area to the west of Nwetwe Pan near the Boteti River lies in open grassland which is home to a wide range of animals as it incorporates both desert and riverine habitats. On the Kalahari side of the open plains you may see hartebeest, gemsbok and springbok as well as lion, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest.

The seasonal movement of wildlife varies throughout the year. During the dry winter months after the outlying pans have dried up, the herds of elephant, zebra and wildebeest (and their accompanying predators) are found in this corridor of the Boteti River


29 August Safari: ends Maun

Following a possible early morning activity and breakfast you will be transferred to Maun for your international departure flight.


COST PER PERSON: US$4680 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 13 nights. 2 spaces left!


Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks excluding imported brand and premium beverages
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

3 night Best of Chobe September 14th to 17th

3 night Best of Chobe September 14th to 17th

This is a great way to explore the wildlife of Chobe National Park. The river drive offers spectacular views over the Chobe river and the grassland flood plains. Large concentrations of animals are often found on the floodplains. Excellent photographic opportunities on this safari. The Chobe camping safari includes game drives and a wild tented camp in the wilderness of the Chobe national park.

OVERVIEW

  • 3 nights Chober River including 3 hour boat cruise and twice daily game drives.
  • You’ll be collected from the airport, border or  your hotel.
  • Accommodation before the tour departs or after can be arranged for an extra cost.

Male Lion Yawning

 

COST PER PERSON: US$1080 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 3 nights. 8spaces left!

September 14th- 3 nights Chobe

A typical Chobe scene of Cape Buffalo

A typical Chobe scene of Cape Buffalo

We meet you at 10am on the 14th September at the Kazungula Border, and enjoy a wonderful 3 hour lunch boat cruise on the Chobe River (If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you) before venturing deep into the park to our site.

The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.
The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season.

The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife (Yellow Billed Storks, African Spoonbills, White Faced Whistling Ducks, Egyptian Geese, Vultures, Owls and Kingfishers, Secretary Birds, Dikkops, Herons, Eagles – especially Fish Eagles, in addition to many other birds). You will likely see pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), Sable, Roan, Waterbuck and numerous other animals you can view.

The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water and nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, all sites are within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, and in the dry season you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp. We return you to Kasane or Kazungula at 10am on the 17th September.

COST PER PERSON: US$1080 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 3 nights. 8spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Leopard and Ulinda Safaris Vehicle, our vehicles have large windows and a pop up roof

Leopard and uUinda Safaris Vehicle, our vehicles have large windows and a pop up roof