Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls

The WT Difference in Botswana

  • Perfect mix of private tented camps and intimate lodges, close to the action and away from the crowds.
  • Extensive variety of habitats and wildlife, from the Okavango to Chobe and Victoria Falls.
  • Game viewing by 4WD, bush walks, private riverboat, canoe, and a scenic charter flight over the Okavango Delta.
  • Two expert naturalist guides lead your entire safari (no handing you off from lodge to lodge); and a staff-to-guest ratio of 2:1!
  • Guaranteed window seats —only 5 guests per vehicle, roof hatches with 360-degree views.

Overview

On this signature WT adventure—one of the last true mobile safaris in southern Africa—we enjoy a staggering abundance of wildlife encounters as we track game by 4WD vehicle, riverboat, and, a Botswana specialty, by mokoro (dugout canoe) in some of southern Africa’s most alluring landscapes. From the vast savannas and woodlands of Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest herds of elephants, to the ornithologist’s paradise of Moremi Game Reserve, the exquisiste islands of the Okavango Delta, and the amazing spectacle of Victoria Falls, our safari is the right way to get the full experience Botswana’s wonders, topped by our special pairing of delightful lodges with our own fully catered mobile tented camps. No one else gets you this close to the action—and in such comfort!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Maun / Moremi Game Reserve / Private Camp

From Maun, head to Moremi, an exquisite mosaic of mopane scrub and wetlands set on the northeastern section of the Okavango Delta. Explore by 4WD vehicle in search of tsessebe and Burchell’s zebra, and track predators including wild dog and cheetah before returning to our special camp, set near secret pools and open grasslands with no one else around—except perhaps vervet monkeys in the trees. Our mobile safari camping is ruggedly comfortable (you’ll even have your own tent steward), and grants you the amazing experience of seeing and hearing wildlife right from camp. It’s not uncommon for grazing elephant or hippo to pass through, and it’s exhilarating to see lion and leopard prints outside your tent in the morning.

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Days 4-5
Okavango Delta / Xugana Lodge

Welcoming Xugana Lodge, with its reed-and-thatch chalets overlooking a tranquil lagoon frequented by hippo, is the base for our explorations in the Okavango Delta. Enjoy special excursions by mokoro and have the chance to stretch your legs on a guided walking safari. Unforgettable moments here include seeing parading troops of baboon, spotting an array of birdlife including Pel’s fishing owl, discovering unique animals including the semi-aquatic lechwe and sitatunga antelope, and enjoying a sundowner on Xugana’s waterfront deck.

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Days 6-11
Chobe National Park / Private Camp / Victoria Falls

A private charter flight whisks you to Chobe National Park, a legendary refuge full of wildlife, from elegant gemsbok to sleeping crocodile. We’ll watch hundreds of elephant make their way to the river’s edge to drink, swim, play, and give themselves a mud bath—and they may even swim near our boat during our river cruise! Our safari ends at stunning Victoria Falls, where the mile-wide Zambezi River drops 300 feet in a thundering cascade. Depart on Day 11.

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Highlights

Highlights

Thrilling game tracking by 4WD vehicle in the savannas and woodlands of Moremi and Chobe Parks
Boat excursions and game viewing in the Okavango Delta, an amazing miracle of water in an otherwise arid landscape
Mobile camping at its finest—including en suite bathrooms with hot showers!
Awesome finale at Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world

Details

Length: 11 days
Cost From: $7395  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lodging: 7 nights private camps, 3 nights hotels and game lodges
Meals: All meals included except 1 lunch
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Game viewing by 4WD vehicle, boat, and mokoro (canoe)

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Special Seasonal Departures

Botswana has so much to offer that we’ve created several special safaris to fully experience its wonders.

Botswana: Kalahari Explorer

14 days: Apr 9-22, 2017
Safari in the spectacular Central Kalahari, a World Heritage Site and home to the San people, in the lagoons and islands of Okavango, and in elephant-thronged Chobe.

Botswana: Okavango Explorer

14 days: Jun 25-Jul 8, 2017, Aug 5-18, 2017
In-depth game viewing in the wilderness of Okavango, where lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog abound, plus explore the teeming savannas of Moremi and Chobe.

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