Classic Botswana Encounter


  • Botswana’s most iconic wildlife destinations
  • Romantic & exclusive accommodation
  • Wide range of game viewing activities
  • Spa treatments, private dining & Wi-Fi

USD 5760 pp sharing

Comfort Level: Luxury
Start/End: Start at Kasane & End at Maun


Days 1 – 2: Sunset over the Chobe River

After arriving at Kasane Airport, you are met and driven the short distance to Chobe Chilwero. Set overlooking the Chobe River floodplains, Chobe Chilwero has a well-deserved reputation as one of the Chobe River’s most away-from-the-crowds accommodations. Usually first choice for a honeymoon, it’s also family friendly and lies at the epicentre of Botswana’s dry-season game viewing when herds of elephant and buffalo crowd the river. Guests enjoy game drives and boat cruises as well as indulgent spa treatments and candlelit dining. The views from the lodge are simply stunning.

Days 3 – 5: Wild Child – the Savute experience

Fed by an ephemeral river, the Savute region lies at the heart of the Chobe National Park. Long the first choice destination for wildlife film makers and researchers, Savute’s reputation for predators and anything-can-happen game viewing means every game drive is an adventure. As rewarding in the dry season as it is in the wet, Savute hides rock art sites and is a bird watching paradise. You’ll explore these wild grasslands from the majestic comfort of Savute Elephant Lodge. Its air-conditioned tented suites overlook the flowing Savute Channel, making for wonderfully lazy ‘armchair’ game viewing.

Days 6 – 7: A private Okavango island

Flying from Savute by shared air charter, you’ll soon see the great glittering expanse of the Okavango Delta below you. Your destination is a private island at the heart of this wildlife wonderland. Eagle Island Lodge provides the indulgent accommodation – its grand suites tucked away under shady trees. The area teems with animals and birds and you’ll enjoy year-round water activities and game drives in low water season. Guided walks and visits to a local village provide an insight into another side of life in the delta. Spa treatments, stargazing and internet access balance the experience.

Day 8: The Journey Ends

After enjoying a final Okavango breakfast you board a shared air charter for your flight to Maun Airport. Maun’s convenient connections with Victoria Falls, Johannesburg and Cape Town make it easy to add on another destination – ask us how.


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

2019 & 2020

High Season
01.07.19 - 30.09.19
USD 10809
Shoulder Season
01.10.19 - 31.10.19
USD 8178
Shoulder Season
01.11.19 - 30.11.19
USD 7178
Low Season 1
01.12.19 - 20.12.19
USD 5760
Low Season 2
21.12.19 - 31.12.19
USD 8125
Low Season
01.01.20 - 31.03.20
USD 6191
Shoulder Season 1
01.04.20 - 31.05.20
USD 8149
Shoulder Season 2
01.06.20 - 30.06.20
USD 8919
High Season
01.07.20 - 30.09.20
USD 11784
Shoulder Season 2
01.10.20 - 31.10.20
USD 8919
Shoulder Season 3
01.11.20 - 14.11.20
USD 7759
Low Season
15.11.20 - 23.12.20
USD 6191
High Season
24.12.20 - 31.12.20
USD 11784

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.

  • Flight Transfers as specified
  • Road Transfers as specified
  • Accommodation in twin-bedded rooms
  • Botswana National park fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Government levied General Sales Tax (currently 12%)
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • All drinks, teas, coffees, soft drinks, house wines, local beer and spirits including premium brands
  • Daily laundry services
  • 2 game viewing activities per day
  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Gratuities
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • ** 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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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


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)
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)
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.

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)
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.

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.

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)
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)

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.