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Botswana Classic; 9 Night Safari. 2-11 October 2017

This great safari starts in Kasane on the 2nd October 2017, mid morning. Your guide will collect you and drive into Chobe National Park at Sedudu Gate, where you begin by staying in an exclusive site a few km from the Chobe river. 2/3/4 October: Chobe River including 3 hour boat cruise | 5/6/7 October: Savuti Full moon on the 5th |8/9/10 October: Khwai Magotho. On the 11 October enjoy a final game drive before departing for Maun.

  • 2/3/4 October: Chobe River; including 3 hour boat cruise
  • 5/6/7 October: Savuti; Full moon on the 5th
  • 8/9/10 October: Khwai
  • 11 October: Departure Day

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


Lioness with Cubs, 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, 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 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.

We will have a 3 hour boat cruise on the Chobe River on the 2nd day here. After 3 nights here, on the 5’th October, after an early morning game drive and a light breakfast, we travel 6 hours to Savuti.


Leopard in 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. 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 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. After 3 nights in this area, on the 8th October we again pack up and move 5 hours to the Khwai Concession.


Leguaan on the Riverside

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. After 3 nights here, on the 11th October, we drive through Khwai Village and into Moremi Game Reserve, for about 4 hours, to an exclusive site called Xini Lagoon.


On the 11th October we drive 4 hours to Maun, in time for flights to Johannesburg.


Elephant in River


  • 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)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels


  • 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$3240 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 8 spaces left!