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Ten day safari in Botswana Maun to Victoria Falls

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $3800 - $3800
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 11 days
Best months: June - October
Countries visited Botswana Botswana
Parks visited Chobe, Okavango Delta, Moremi
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural

Day 1.  Sedia Hotel -  Maun

Arrive Maun , the safari capital, and overnight in the Sedia Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. DBB

Days 2 & 3. Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve

We depart maun and travel the 5 - 6 hour journey into the Moremi Game Reserve which is situated in the Okavango Delta. Here we will camp in a private campsite in the heart of the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Day 2 takes us on a boat ride on the main channels and lagoon systems of the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. There is a great variety of birdlife along these channels , and mammals such as the elusive otter and majestic lechwe may be seen. If we are lucky we may even see an elephant cooling off in the clear waters or catch a glimpse og the shy sitatunga. We usually spend most of the day out so we will pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed in a shady spot in this picturesque part of Moremi. In the evening we returne to camp for warm shower and a hearty meal while listening to the sounds of the African bush at night. LDBB

Days 4 & 5. Khwai - Moremi Game Reserve

After enjoying our early morning breakfast and clearing our tents we start our journey to the Eastern most extremity of the Okavango Delta. The Khwai area is rich in habitat and wildlife. The animals are attracted to the narrow ribbon of water that is the Khwai river and this provides for some spectacular wildlife viewing. This is an area where lion and leopard may be seen. There is a healthy population of plains game , including kudu , impala , girraffe and zebra. 

Here we will spend our days doing game drives and and also have a chance to relax and catch up with our diaries during the siesta time of the afternoon on day 5. LDBB

 Days  6 & 7. Savuti - Chobe National Park

Today we have a 6 - 7 hour journey to Savuti- we will be travelling through wilderness area for the whole journey. This is a day that puts into perspective the sheer size of this wilderness area. Savuti lies in an ancient lake bed that is punctuated with small rocky-hills(kopjes) , some of which hold ancient San rock paintings. Here we explore the Savuti marsh and river bed for the abundant wildlife of this timeless place, including it’s famous elephant and lion population. Wild dog are also regularly seen as well as a large variety of other  mammals. Savuti is a favoured area of wildlife photographers and  film- makers and many well known wildlife documentaries have been filmed here.

Days 8 &9. Chobe River Front - Chobe National Park

Today's journey takes us out of the ancient lake bed and Kalahari basin , through the teak forests that make up the north eastern part of Botswana. For a long part of the journey we will follow in the footsteps of famous missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone. We pass through some villages that are recorded by him in his books about his travels. The Chobe river floodplain is undoubtedly one of the greatest wildlife areas on the continent and one is sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of animals.Here we devide our time between game drives along the river and in the forest and a boat cruise on the Chobe river which is one of the highlights of the trip. We will also have some time to do some curio shopping in the village of Kasane.

Day 10.  Victoria Falls 

 Today we leave our camp for the last time as we are transferred to Victoria Falls.Here we will overnight in a comfortable hotel. We will have time to spend a few hours at the world famous "Smoke that Thunders" or in the local Batonka language "Mosi Oa Tunya".(The entry fee is the responsibility of guest) It is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world . 

There are also optional activities including white water rafting , helicopter flights or even bungee jumping. The restaurant dinner that evening is the responsibility of the guest.

Day 11. Departure from Victoria Falls

We have time for some more craft and curio shopping before we transfer to the Vic Falls airport to catch our onward flights.

End of safari

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