A weeklong tailor-made tour taking in the best of Botswana’s landscapes and wildlife
Activity adventure | Natural world | Safari | Wildlife
This seven-day tailor-made safari holiday takes in three of the country's best wildlife hotspots - the Okavango Delta, the Savute Channel and the Chobe National Park. These remarkable locations, each one completely different to the next, offer you the chance to come face to face with some of Africa's most iconic species, including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino - known collectively as the Big 5 - along with an abundance of birds, reptiles, fish, insects and plants. Throughout this unforgettable holiday you'll stay at three superb safari lodges - Xugana Island Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge - where you'll enjoy first-class facilities, delectable dining and game drives and river tours led by experienced, professional guides.
Day by day itinerary
Arrive in Maun where you'll board a charter flight to Xugana Aistrip. From here you'll take a 20-minute boat transfer to Xugana Island Lodge, a luxury safari lodge located on a private concession in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, a region of waterways and lagoons that supports a quite astonishing array of flora and fauna. The lodge overlooks Xugana Lagoon, which is widely regarded as the Okavango's most spectacular permanent water site. Here you'll enjoy a range of exciting safari activities, all in the company of experienced, professional guides. Take to the waters of the delta in a traditional wooden canoe known as a mokoro and discover a wealth of plant, animal and bird life, including elephants, buffalos, hippos, lechwes, wildebeest, crocodiles, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, fish eagles, owls and cranes to name just a few. And when the adventures are over, you'll return to the lodge to enjoy first-class dining and facilities, including a swimming pool and large deck with views across the lagoon and delta beyond.
Stay: Xugana Island Lodge
Meals: B L D
The next stage of your journey through Botswana takes you to the banks of the Savute Channel, a winding waterway that stretches from the Liyanti River to the western borders of the Chobe National Park. Check into the Savute Safari Lodge, a series of elegantly furnished chalets set along the banks of the Savute Channel, offering privacy, relaxation and the chance to marvel at the abundance of passing wildlife, which includes lions, giraffes, buffalos, leopards and zebras. In fact, the Savute has become known as one the best places in Botswana for leopard sightings, while twice a year the channel also hosts the second largest zebra migration in Africa (usually between November and December, and again from February to April). Activities here are by 4x4 safari vehicles, which take you to all corners of the Savute Channel and surrounding Savute Marsh. Back at the lodge you'll enjoy a multitude of modern comforts, including a swimming pool and al fresco dining deck from where its possible to see the local wildlife, including the resident elephants, drinking from and bathing in the waters of the channel.
Stay: Savute Safari Lodge
Meals: B L D
Chobe National Park
The final leg of your holiday sees you spend two memorable nights at the Chobe Game Lodge, the only permanent game lodge within the boundaries of the Chobe National Park. This remarkable luxury eco-lodge is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular landscapes and discovering the remarkable wildlife of one of Southern Africa's great game-viewing destinations. Enjoy early-morning and late afternoon game drives and boat tours as you go in search of four of the fabled Big 5 (lion, buffalo, elephant and leopard - rhinos are rarely seen in Chobe), along with a host of other bird, animal and plant species. During the day you'll have time to relax at the lodge, enjoying a host of superb facilities, which include a large swimming pool, a gym, the services of an in-house beautician, two bars, six lounges and four restaurants.
Stay: Chobe Game Lodge
Meals: B L D
Check out and transfer to Kasane Airport in time for your onward flight.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £4,340 pp. incl. flights
from £6,160 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights from the UK to Maun and from Kasane to the UK
- Domestic seat-in charter flights between camps
- Shared transfers between airstrips and camps
- 6 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) lodges on a full-board basis including refreshments, local spirits & wines (excl. premium brands)
- Shared game drives
- National park fees and contribution to community programs
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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