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Highlights of Botswana

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 6,177

Experience the natural wonders of Botswana and extraordinary game viewing on this safari to three celebrated game reserves. Connecting to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park, you’ll search for lions, elephants, and cheetahs, while enjoying deluxe accommodations.


This 9-day Botswana vacation showcases the breadth of the country’s wilderness with safaris in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park. It features deluxe accommodations, private transfers, small-group tours, and is an excellent option for travellers wanting to explore Botswana.

Your journey begins in the gateway city, Maun, where you’ll board a small aircraft and fly into Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, an arid landscape of salt pans and dry savannah in the country’s northeast. At the 4-star camp of Leroo La Tau on the western edge of the park, you’ll stay in a thatched chalet with incredible views over the riverbed where animals congregate. You’ll have two full days of game drives in Makgadikgadi Pans to see the large numbers of zebras and wildebeest that live in the park. You’ll also have a good chance of seeing lions, Chobe bushbuck, leopards, cheetahs, brown and spotted hyenas, and impala.

After exploring the sun-bleached reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans, you’ll fly into the Okavango Delta and Camp Xakanaxa, a 5-star camp on the banks of the Khwai River in the heart of Moremi Game Reserve. This intimate camp offers year-round access to the waters and lands of the park and 12 spacious canvas tents made up in the Meru-style that have private viewing decks to see the wealth of game that pass through the camp. You’ll spend two full days exploring Moremi Game Reserve. Head on game drives to spot elephants, buffalos, hyenas, and giraffes in the bush, or opt for a boat cruise to see hippos in the water or the vast number of birds that live along riverbeds.

On the final leg of your journey across Botswana, you’ll fly to Kasane and connect to Chobe National Park, along the banks of the Chobe River on the country’s northern border. Chobe is known for having some of the largest populations of elephants in the world. Staying at the 5-star Chobe Game Lodge, you’ll enjoy tasteful accommodations and beautiful views over the Chobe River. Spend a day heading on two game drives, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, to see the elephants and many other fascinating animals that live in Chobe National Park. You can also head on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River to appreciate the landscape bathed in magical light.

After one last game drive on your final morning, you’ll depart and connect to your onward destination.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 6,177

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Day 1

Maun to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Upon arrival in Maun, connect to your light aircraft flight for the airstrip at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, about 140 kilometres southeast of Maun. On arrival at the airstrip, the camp staff will greet you and transfer you to the camp.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax or begin your exploration of the National Park on a game drive.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Leroo La Tau

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    Leroo La Tau



    Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti Riverbed which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing ...

    Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti Riverbed which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings. The lodge comprises thatched chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms. The main lodge building is surrounded by an expansive wooden deck with a plunge pool, where guests can immerse themselves in the ultimate wildlife experience.

    Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Game Viewing
    • Pool

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Day 2

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

A full day of guided game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park focusing on the exceptional wildlife sightings along the Boteti River. Depending on the water level, boat activities are also provided.

Leroo La Tau translates as 'lion's paw' but, although the surrounding area features abundant Lion, Zebra and Wildebeest, it also boasts Chobe Bushbuck, Leopard, Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Impala, Kudu, Jackal, Porcupine, Genet and Caracal, to name but a few.

This evening return to camp and enjoy dinner in one of the indoor or outdoor dinning areas.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

A second full day to explore the Makgadikgadi Pans on your included game drives and boat activites (water level dependent).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Okavango Delta

Following breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to camp. This afternoon, depart on your first game viewing activity time permitting.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Camp Xakanaxa

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    Camp Xakanaxa



    The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa, pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka, on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year round Okavango Delta ...

    The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa, pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka, on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. The camp accommodates twenty-four guests in twelve spacious all canvas, classic Meru style luxury safari tents, with en suite showers, hand basins and toilet facilities. Situated around the fringe of the lagoon, every tent has a private viewing deck with comfortable loungers. Camp Xakanaxa is one of the few camps in Botswana which still offers the essence of a classic tented camp.

    Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Game Viewing
    • Gift Shop
    • Library
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant

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Day 5

Okavango Delta

A full day spent in the Moremi Reserve as you explore this wonderful area on scheduled game drives and boat cruises. The diverse habitat ensures prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others. Birding is spectacular, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Okavango Delta

A second full day spent on safari with your included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park

Following breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Kasane, where the Chobe Game Lodge staff will be waiting to transfer you.

The Chobe National Park is located in the Northern part of Botswana and lies along the Chobe River, which borders Botswana and Namibia. The Park is the second largest in Botswana and is known for its superb game viewing all year round, as it has one of the largest populations of game on the African continent. Chobe is probably best known for its impressive Elephant herds.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Chobe Game Lodge

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    Chobe Game Lodge



    Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge in the park. This small and intimate Lodge has interesting Moorish styling and overlooks the Chobe River. The lodge accommodates up to 94 guests in absolute luxury and all the rooms have private terraces. Other facilities ...

    Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge in the park. This small and intimate Lodge has interesting Moorish styling and overlooks the Chobe River. The lodge accommodates up to 94 guests in absolute luxury and all the rooms have private terraces. Other facilities include billiards, library, gym, beauty salon, a stylish cigar bar overlooking the Chobe River, a large terraced swimming pool and riverside boma area.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Library
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 8

Chobe National Park

Early-morning and late-afternoon game drives are conducted by expert guides in open-sided 4x4 vehicles to ensure maximum visibility of Chobe National Park's spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Riverside game viewing may be done from small and highly manoeuvrable boats, perfect for morning or sunset cruises.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Depart

Following an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Kasane airport for your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES & PRICING:

Departures
Daily
Land Only Price
US $
Land Only Price
CA $

 1 - 30 Nov '19

$5,419  $6,999 

 1 - 31 Dec '19

$4,459   $5,755

 1 Jan - 31 Mar '20

$4,385   $5,665

1 Apr - 30 Jun '20

$5,330 $7,140

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airstrip transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All meals as per itinerary; 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Beverages including local spirits & wines
  • Scheduled game viewing activities at camps
  • National Park fees
  • Internal scheduled light aircraft transfers within Botswana including Airport taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes unless specifically indicated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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