Botswana Desert & Delta Safari

An all-encompassing tour of Botswana’s finest Big Game areas visiting Victoria Falls, Chobe, a private reserve bordering Moremi, Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan National Park.

The safari includes a range of high-quality camps and lodges with activities such as game drives, boat trips and guided walks.

SAFARI SUMMARY

Starts Livingstone / Ends Maun

  • 2 Nights Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone (fully inclusive with 2 x in-house activities a day, including 1 x tour of falls and entry fee)
  • Transfer to Kasane Airport for lodge transfer to Chobe Elephant Camp (fully inclusive) for 2 Nights
  • Charter flight to Kwara Camp – private concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve (fully inclusive) for 2 Nights
  • Charter flight to Pom Pom Camp, Okavango Delta (fully inclusive) for 2 Nights
  • Charter flight from Pom Pom to Nxai Pan Camp, Nxai Pan National Park (fully inclusive) for 2 Nights
  • Charter flight from Nxai Pan Camp to Maun Airport

NB itinerary can be arranged in reverse

Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2: WATERBERRY LODGE, LIVINGSTONE

Upon arrival into Livingstone Airport, you will be met and transferred by shared lodge transfer to Waterberry lodge for a two night stay.

Waterberry Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River about 22 km from Livingstone. The main double-storey lodge area overlooks the Zambezi River and the game park beyond. Upstairs the main lounge is open to the high thatch with plenty of seating and boasts a well-stocked bar and magnificent views. Meals are served in the dining area or alfresco on the sun terrace that overlooks the river.

A floating pontoon gently sways on the Zambezi River, making it the perfect location for sundowners, fishing or just relaxing and enjoying the view. A large and welcoming swimming pool is set in the centre of our landscaped gardens.

In-house activities include a tour of falls, sunset cruise, daytime cruise, fishing, island picnics, guided birding, guided village walk and guided tour of the town and local markets – two of these activities are included per day. (All other activities offered in Livingstone are at an additional expense and can be booked in the lodge).

Livingstone is a historic colonial town most famous for its proximity to the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls are one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is the largest sheet of falling water on earth – a spellbinding and mesmerising spectacle.

DAY 3 & 4: CHOBE ELEPHANT CAMP, Chobe / Ngoma

Following breakfast, you will be transferred by shared road transfer to Kasane Airport for an onward lodge transfer to Chobe Elephant Camp (approximately a two hour transfer total) for a two night stay.

Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.

With a variety of activities that include viewing the region’s spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River or experiencing life in the village, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences to guests.

DAY 5 & 6: KWARA CAMP, Private Concession Bordering Moremi Game Reserve

Following a morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast you will be transferred to Kasane airport for the onward air transfer to Kwara Camp.

Kwara Camp is situated on a private concession on the edge of the permanent waters of the world renowned Okavango Delta in Botswana, which shares a common boundary with Moremi Game Reserve. The area offers a combination of permanent water, seasonal floodplains and pans, open grasslands as well as extensive dry bush and scrub which creates a great game viewing destination throughout the year.

The eight safari-style tents are built on raised decks within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Kwara is renowned for being a camp that offers a year-round delta experience and a diverse range of activities including mokoro trips, guided walks with armed guides and motor boating trips through the waterways. In addition, day and night game drives are taken to explore the area which offers spectacular scenery with scattered herds of plains game and ever-attendant predators.

DAY 7 & 8: POM POM CAMP, Okavango Delta

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to Pom Pom Camp by light aircraft for a two night stay.

Pom Pom is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta in a private concession to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is classically designed in the style of safari camps of old camp overlooking the lily strewn Pom Pom Lagoon.

Pom Pom Camp offers nine traditional large en-suite Meru-safari-tents, a beautiful dining room, lounge area and bar looking out to the picturesque lagoon. In the evenings you can relax around the open fireplace right at the edge of the lagoon. Pom Pom Camp also has a nicely sized plunge pool to escape the midday heat.

Activities included in this delta paradise are game drives, night drives, walking safaris and mokoro excursions all taken with local expert guides. The tranquillity of the delta and beauty of its winding water ways, open lagoons and tree islands will be a highlight of your safari.

Hippo and crocodile are found in the deeper lagoons and big predators such as lion and leopard, as well as buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest move through the area.

DAY 9 & 10: NXAI PAN CAMP, Nxai Pan

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to Nxai Pan Camp by light aircraft.

Nxai Pan National Park lies just north of the Maun-Nata road and adjoins Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border.

Nxai Pan Camp consists of 8 custom-built en-suite rooms. The main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp also offers a swimming pool, library and curio shop.

Nxai Pan is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebras migrate to the region. These large herds attract many predators – lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard.

Activities include game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, stargazing, day trips to Baines’ Baobab and nature walks in the vicinity of the camp with the bushman staff. Nxai Pan is a national park, a very ecologically sensitive area, and for this reason no night drives or off road driving is permitted.

DAY 11: SAFARI ENDS IN MAUN

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to Maun by light aircraft for your onward travel arrangements.

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BOTSWANA DESERT & DELTA SAFARI: PRICES ARE IN USD (MIN 2 PEOPLE)

Price Includes: Lodge transfer from Livingstone Airport to Waterberry Lodge. 2 Nights Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone (fully inclusive with 2 x in-house activities a day, including 1 x tour of falls and entry fee). Shared road transfer to Kasane Airport for lodge transfer to Chobe Elephant Camp. 2 Nights Chobe Elephant Camp, Chobe/Ngoma (fully inclusive). Lodge transfer from Chobe Elephant Camp to Kasane Airport. Seat in charter from Kasane to Kwara Camp/Splash Camp. 2 Nights Kwara Camp, Private concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve (fully inclusive). Seat in charter from Kwara Camp to Pom Pom Camp.2 Nights Pom Pom Camp, Okavango Delta (fully inclusive). Seat in charter from Pom Pom to Nxai Pan Camp. 2 Nights Nxai Pan Camp, Nxai Pan National Park (fully inclusive). Seat in charter from Nxai Pan Camp to Maun Airport. 

Price Excludes:  Third party activities while at Waterberry Lodge. Any flights additional to inter-camp transfers as stated above. Premium imported wines, champagnes, spirits & liqueurs where drinks are included. Errors and omissions. Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies, exchange rate fluctuations and fuel surcharges. Visas, insurance and vaccinations.

 

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER ADULT SHARING| PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
05-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 5510 USD NIL
01-Apr-19 30-Jun-19 6415 USD 1368 USD
01-Jul-19 31-Oct-19 8185 USD 2340 USD
01-Nov-19 14-Nov-19 6415 USD 1368 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Important Note: From 1st November 2018, Kwara Camp is replaced by Splash Camp in the Okavango Delta

Please note:

Single supplement is for accommodation only, applicable when travelling with more than 2 guests and excludes a flying surcharge for guests travelling solo – rate available on request.

Please note that where a booking crosses over 2 different rate periods e.g. Oct & Nov, neither rate is applicable – please request a special quote.

 

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