Discover Botswana’s unspoilt landscapes during a spectacular 7-day luxury safari across one of Botswana’s most tranquil, untouched regions. Enjoy the remote wilds of Botswana, home to enormous concentrations of a staggering range of wildlife where you can traverse across huge swathes of land without seeing a soul. A chance to escape from it all and indulge in a luxurious, custom Ugandan safari, with wonderful, luxury safari lodge accommodation in the most idyllic, remote setting.
Journey through the Botswana’s most iconic landscapes in a small group, over 9 incredible days packed with our handpicked selection of the best sights, experiences and accommodation in Botswana.
See the unsurpassed variety of birds that inhabit Chobe National Park’s diverse terrains during your two-day stay. A magnet for rare birds, hippos, zebras, giraffes, leopards, crocodiles and countless other wildlife, Chobe National Park is a sought-after destination for the ultimate photo safari. From game drives to river safaris, bush walks and a visit to a traditional village you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spot all of the wildlife that you want.
Witness even more extraordinary sightings of large concentrations of stunning wildlife during your stay at Moremi Game Reserve followed by a visit to theOkavango Delta and the chance to visit the great Victoria Falls. Relish leisurely game drives and water safaris as you travel across a rich array of dry and water landscapes, home to elephants, lions, buffalo, jackals, giraffes, impalas and much more.
The habitat of choice for some of Africa’s largest populations of wildlife, this exhilarating 9-day safari across Botswana is a wonderful chance to experience Southern African wildlife at its best in the most unspoilt setting.
2020 / Jan- Mar: 4,710 / per person sharing /2 pax min.
2020 / Mar – Jun : $4,980/ per person sharing /2 pax min.
2020 / Jul-Oct: $6,180 / per person sharing /2 pax min.
VISA & Levy’s
Please refer to your health care professional for advise , as well as the CDC for updated information, but typically only malaria prevention medication is advised. Usually, no other shots are required
They say that all bugs in Africa bite…but the Safari Bug is the worst of them all!
The Guest House & Spa is situated approximately 3 miles from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in the Kempton Park area.
It offers luxurious accommodation in nine double en-suite rooms, with baths and showers. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with coffee and tea making facilities, central heating, DStv, a telephone, Internet access and easy access to the outside areas.
Spa treatments are available on-site and the fully qualified spa therapist will be more than willing to discuss a personalized treatment program, tailored to your individual needs. There is also a pool with a spacious pool area and a Jacuzzi.
The Chobe National Park established in 1968 covers 11,700 square kilometers and is situated in the northern most part of Botswana. Park stretches from the tip of northern Botswana to the fringes of the Okavango Delta. It has a wide range of distinctive landscapes, from the emerald floodplains of the Chobe River to the sweeping grasslands of the Savuti Marsh and skeletal leadwood trees in the Savuti Channel.
Encompassing swamps, floodplains and woodlands it is the third largest Park or Reserve in the country after Kgalagadi Transfontier Park and the largest of them all the Central Kalahari Game reserve.
With such varied environments and habitats there’s a magnificent array of wildlife. A profusion of palatable grass species attracts a variety of herbivores, including wildebeest, impala, kudu, waterbuck, giraffe, and tsessebe. The puku is found, as is the endemic Chobe bushbuck. Predator sightings are good, with leopard, cheetah, wild dog, and large prides of lion that hunt elephant. From servals to side-striped jackals, the list is endless.
All that said, Chobe is most famous for its elephant and buffalo populations, both of which can herd in mammoth proportions. With an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 elephants, these gentle giants constantly surround you. In the dry season the Chobe River sees thousands lining the banks and crossing the water. Boat trips at this time provide excellent photograph opportunities.
The Chobe River forms its northern boundary and in the extreme south-west it borders the Moremi Game Reserve. The riverfront is a markable wildlife area due to the permanent water source of the Chobe River. Most wildlife activity occurs along the banks of the river - especially during the drier winter months (May – October) when animals congregate at the river to quench their thirst. The spectacle of all the animals coming to drink and frolic at the water's edge is a sight t behold! Birding enthusiasts will find the riverfront a fantastic destination at this time with more than 400 species of birds, including migratory species and numerous birds of prey.
Located on a rocky hilltop with the Chobe River below, the endless plains of the Kalahari Basin disappear into the horizon: the sense of timeless space is worth a pocketful of gold any day.
Opting for a statelier imprint, perhaps complimenting its commanding view, the camp eschews the standard timber and thatch tented camp style so popular in Botswana and East Africa. Instead you can expect rough-finished sandstone walls, corrugated tin roofs, timber beams, polished floors and a quirky old-world farmstead feel that is right at home in the African bush.
Large well-spaced chalets, along the ridge and each one taking in that magnificent view. Rustic-looking they may be but inside they are anything but. Luxurious beds, en suite bathrooms - complete with indoor and outdoor showers - and a private deck turn your room into a palace. The screed floors, sand-filled walls and deep shade provide natural cool in the Kalahari.
The main lodge also salutes the glorious view with seating areas galore including a large wooden deck in front and teak Morris chairs and day beds from which to enjoy both view and icy drink. With just 24 guests at any time, dining is an elaborate table d’hôte affair made less formal by using individual tables.
And then the wildlife! This where you come to see elephants. And lions, leopards, wild dogs, buffalos, hyenas, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, vultures, roan and sable antelope, birds by the bucket load and much, much more. Guided game drives and river safaris happen twice a day and you can also visit the local village and take a guided walk through the bush.
Full-board accommodation in 10 double rooms and 1 family room; en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers; private balcony; swimming pool; dining area; viewing deck; bar; lounge
Lots of options available! Game drives in open safari vehicles into Chobe National Park; river safaris in delta boats; birding; village visits and bush walks!
At the place where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa! Encompassing the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi game reserve includes permanent water as well as drier areas, creating beautiful and unexpected contrasts. Prominent geographical features in the Moremi are Chiefs Island and the Moremi Tongue.
The idea to create a game reserve first originated in 1961 and was approved by the Batawana at a kgotla in 1963. The area was then officially designated as a game reserve in April 1965 and was initially run by the Fauna Conservation Society of Ngamiland. Moremi was then extended to include Chiefs Island in 1976. In August 1979 the reserve was taken over by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. A further extension was added as recently as 1992 and now the reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta.
The Moremi Game Reserve, although not one of the largest Parks, presents insights and views even for the most experienced of travelers. Home to nearly 500 species of bird (from water birds to forest dwellers), and a vast array of other species of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyaena, jackal, impala, and red lechwe. African Wild dog, Lycaon pictus, is resident and has been the subject of a project run in the area since 1989; thus this species is often seen wearing collars emplaced by researchers. The sitatunga and lechwe live in the papyrus banks of the waterways with lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs hunting in the open grassland. The Moremi Game Reserve is home to over 400 of the Okavango’s species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, Crested Crane and Sacred Ibis. This vast array of mammal, bird, insect, plant, fish and reptile species have adapted to the Okavango Delta’s swamp conditions.
The northeast tip of Moremi, Khwai is an area where evergreen trees line wide floodplains. It boasts excellent density and diversity of both predator and prey species with leopard sightings consistently good. From an ontological perspective, Saddle-billed storks, wattled cranes and many species of kingfishers and bee-eaters are common. In the heart of Moremi, at the tip of the Mopane Tongue, lies the renowned Xakanaxa Lagoon comprising mopane forests and a patchwork of deep waterways and shallow flooded areas, creating a beautiful area packed with game. Leopard and cheetah are regularly seen and the density of antelope is notable. The area’s birdlife is exceptional.
Moremi, hunted by the Bushman as long as 10,000 years ago, was initiated by the Batawana tribe and covers some 4,871 sq. km, as the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. It combines Mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. Only about 30% of the Reserve is mainland, with the bulk being within the Okavango Delta itself.
The Moremi Game Reserve features a diverse habitat home to a wide range of African wildlife. Guests can look forward to guided game drives where they might spot Wild Dog, Cheetah, Lion, Zebra, Elephant and Buffalo.
A sanctuary of Mopane forests, seasonal flood plains, open grasslands and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. This is where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert. The Moremi game reserve is a result of a donation to the world by the Batawana Tribe.
The lodge located on the banks of the Khwai River in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. Rated as one of Africa’s most beautiful game reserves, Moremi Game Reserve ensures that it is one of the only safari destinations which can provide guests with an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. The reserve offers sanctuary to abundant herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, sable and more. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas complete the picture. Birding is also quite spectacular, especially during spring and summer when the migrants breed.
Accommodations are canvas, Meru-style classic luxury safari tents on raised decks. Canvas window covers can be closed as desired or left open to view the surroundings through a mesh screen at each window. Each tent boasts en-suite facilities. The camp operates on generator power, but at night all lighting is supplied by battery powered lamps, candles and paraffin lanterns, giving the camp an authentic African ambience.
The stylish main buildings extend over the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximize the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands. Constructed of local timber, reed and thatch, the elegant lounge contains a small but comprehensive library, dining room, expansive sundeck, plunge pool and sala with day bed as well as a fire-deck set under giant Jackalberry trees.
Guests are offered two activities of their choice per day, or an all-day outing can be arranged. These activities include: morning and afternoon game drives; and water game viewing in powerboats.
Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, water logged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. The real magic of the Delta lies in its water, trickling through from far away highlands, and spreading across the channels and floodplains.
A maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over16,000 square km in flood and shrinking to less than 9,000 square km in the dry season. It is a lush water-wilderness of papyrus swamps, shallow reed-beds and floodplains, dotted with islands and laced with a network of channels.
Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness. The fragile ecosystem remain one of the world’s unspoilt and beautiful wildernesses where a vast diversity of animals and birds can be seen. p>
When the rains arrive, they transform the floodplains into a Noah’s Ark of African wildlife. As the water brings life to the delta, its local residents shape and recreate it. Termites slowly build mounds into islands, germinated with palm trees by passing elephants. Waterways open and close on the whim of wide-bottomed hippos, carving out channels where they crash through reeds, and leaving room behind them for exploration by mokoro.
Interesting fact: The Okavango Delta is relatively new in geological terms—only a meagre 60 000 years old. Before the formation of the delta, for some two million years, the Okavango River flowed right through Botswana and drained into a massive lake somewhere in the region of the Makgadikgadi pans in Botswana.Rivers are hard-coded to flow towards big bodies of water like lakes and seas. But then about 50 000 years ago, there was a massive earthquake in Southern Africa. The land near today’s border between Botswana and Namibia shifted, interrupting the Okavango’s usual, obedient flow.It was a shock to the river’s system. The water had no choice. 11 trillion liters spilled out into the desert like oil in a pan, flooding a vast area with a steady torrent of fresh H2O.One awkward geological twist of fate had created the greatest natural oasis on earth-home to thousands of different species of plants and animals. Here, you'll find over 400 species of birds, nearly 200 species of mammals, and over 150 species of reptiles!
The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable diva of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead. Where and when you stay in the Okavango Delta will hugely influence what you do in the bush each day, the animals you’re most likely to see and finally, the safari experience you’ll have. The delta’s watery heart is best discovered by mokoro through shallow channels and floodplains, as well as crossing the islands on foot.
The Delta area has been split up into private reserves where the game viewing is available only to resident guests. As a result, the Okavango offers some of the most exclusive game viewing area in Africa. The heart of the Okavango is the Moremi, a public park that is particularly busy in areas but is also home to the Mombo concession, a wildlife area regarded by many as the best in the world. Not only is the location one of the most beautiful, and the wildlife so rich, but it is also home to some of the most exclusive and sought-after safari lodges on the continent.
The secluded camp is a hidden gem on an island in a permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta - a charming safari lodge situated in the heart of the permanently flooded part of the Okavango Delta.
Set on wooden platforms, this safari camp tucked amid ancient trees offers a year-round water-based safari experience. Wildlife-viewing activities include exploring the channels by poled mokoro or motorboat, and tracking the larger species on guided nature walks on the many surrounding islands.
An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure serves as the main building comprising a main sitting area, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar inviting a true sense of the African wilderness. Other facilities include a secluded swimming pool with sundeck and thatched boma where brunch and high tea are served.
The camp accommodates only 24 guests in intimate exclusivity in 11 East African-style safari tents individually situated on raised teak platforms with en-suite ablution facilities and private sun-decks, most offering unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon.
The camp accommodates only 24 guests in intimate exclusivity in 11 East African-style safari tents individually situated on raised teak platforms with en-suite ablution facilities and private sun-decks, most offering unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon. .
Water-based activities are led by experienced professional guides who expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Alternatively, enjoy the endless channels from the comfort of a modern motorboat or glide silently through the giant reeds and waterways in a traditional mokoro. There are also guided walks on offer which are a great way to enjoy the wildlife up close and to stretch the legs!
For those looking to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird- watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity. This activity is based on the water levels at the time.