Botswana Highlights

Highlights

  • Classic Wildlife Destinations & Victoria Falls
  • Game Drives, Birding & Boat Safaris
  • Mobile, Serviced Camps in Private Settings
  • Small Group Size & Expert Guiding

FROM
USD 2830 pp sharing

Comfort Level: Mobile Tented
Start/End: Stars Maun and ends Victoria Falls Livingstone

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: An Okavango Encounter:

Arrive at Maun Airport & transfer to a shared charter flight to the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Enjoy 2 nights at a private campsite on a full board basis.

Protecting much of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is a rich natural environment that blends beautiful scenery with extravagant wildlife. Xakanaxa – your destination – is a mouthful to pronounce (Ka Ka Ni Ka) but is one of the best game viewing regions in Moremi. Elephants and buffalo move through Moremi’s woodlands and onto floodplains covered in antelope and birdlife; it’s a good area to look for lion, leopard and wild dog too. You enjoy game drives as well as a day spent exploring the Okavango’s waterways by motor boat, complete with picnic lunch on a delta island.

Days 3 – 4: To the Khwai River:

Drive through the Moremi Reserve to the Khwai River region & your private campsite. Enjoy two days in this wildlife hotspot on a full board basis.

From one wildlife hotspot to another: the endearingly named Khwai River is one of the last stretches of Okavango water and has long been a rewarding area for game viewing. As with all your Botswana safari accommodation, your tents are set up in an exclusive-use campsite, giving you peace and quiet during your afternoon siesta as well as intimate nights around the campfire. Khwai is a great place to tick off classic animals like giraffe and zebra as well as more unusual animals like sable antelope; Xakanaxa is also notorious for its predators – big cats and wild dogs plus many smaller ones like jackal, honey badger and wild cat.

Days 5 – 6: The Savuti Experience:

Drive into the Chobe National Park & its central Savuti region where your private campsite sits near the flowing Savuti Channel. Enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis.

It’s a game drive all the way from Khwai to Savuti, the epicentre of the Chobe National Park and a strong contender for the best destination for predators in Botswana. Watered by the now-flowing Savuti Channel, the area attracts animals all year round and is famous not just for its enormous – and often placid – bull elephants but for the struggle on the savannah between lions and spotted hyenas. Your campsite lies near the channel and you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives as well as a visit to a San Bushman rock art site.

Days 7 – 8: The Chobe River:

Travel north through the Chobe National Park to the Chobe River where you enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis at a private campsite.

It is a landscape largely of woodland and the occasional village before you catch sight of the Chobe River, the second largest in southern Africa and vital water source for Africa’s biggest elephant population. It is an area of abundant wildlife – there are large numbers of buffalo, giraffe and many antelope species – and it is one of the best bird watching destinations in Africa. Your campsite lies under teak trees close to the river and you have morning and afternoon game drives to look forward to as well as an optional boat safari, something recommended in the late dry season when wildlife concentrations along the river are very high.

Day 9: The Smoke that Thunders:

Travel across the border into Zambia & the town of Livingstone; check in at Zambezi Waterfront, your en-suite lodge accommodation, for 1 night on a breakfast only basis.

You say farewell to the camp and its crew after a leisurely breakfast, driving the short distance to the border with Zambia. Before saying goodbye, your guide will assist you with border formalities and onto your road transfer to Zambia and your lodge in Livingstone. Rooms are simple but comfortable and have their own bathroom; most are set close to the Zambezi River. You have the afternoon to do as you like – a visit to Victoria Falls perhaps, and some souvenir shopping. Note that lunch and dinner plus all activities in Victoria Falls are for your own account.

Day 10: The Journey Ends:

The safari ends after breakfast at Zambezi Waterfront.

You will need to make your own arrangements today; the services of our operator end after breakfast. We can arrange a transfer to Livingstone International Airport for an onward flight but if you’d like to see more of Victoria Falls and book an activity or two, simply let us know and we’ll add on the extra accommodation. Victoria Falls is Africa’s adventure capital and activities range from scenic flights, river cruises and elephant-back safaris to white-water rafting and bungee jumping.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018 & 2019

Season
Timing
Price
Shoulder Season
01.04.18 - 30.06.18
USD 2830
High Season
01.07.18 - 31.10.18
USD 3340
Shoulder Season
01.11.18 - 31.12.18
USD 2830
Shoulder Season
01.04.19 - 30.06.19
USD 2920
High Season
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 3423
Shoulder Season
01.11.19 - 31.12.19
USD 2920

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:
  • Flight into to Delta
  • Use of specially modified 4×4 vehicles.
  • Professional Guide and Back-Up Crew.
  • All camping on a non-participation basis in private campsites.
  • Local Beers, Wine & Softdrinks while Camping Camping equipment.
  • En Suite when in Private Sites.
  • Meals as specified (B-Breakfast,L-Lunch,D-Dinner).
  • Accommodation on a shared basis.
  • Botswana National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees.
  • Open Vehicle Game drives in all National Parks and Reserves.
  • Lodge accommodation Livingstone (Day 9).
Excludes:
  • All airfares.(Flight into Okavango on Day 1 is included). 
  • Optional activities in Maun and Livingstone.
  • Any gratuities, any personal expenses, visa fees, departure taxes.
  • Entrance fees Victoria Falls.
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory).
  • Pre and post tour accommodation and transfers.
  • ** please note that there is a limit of 20kg in soft bags including hand luggage on all charter flights included in safaris
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*2018 Low Season Rate - Prices vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

Werner
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)
They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Karen (USA)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Perfect

We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Jennifer
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

Lorraine
Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)