Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park

The WT Difference in Botswana

  • Explore Africa the way few travelers ever do with private mobile camps and boutique lodges that get you close to the wildlife and away from the crowds.
  • Expert naturalist guides lead your entire safari (no handing you off from lodge to lodge); and in camp a staff-to-guest ratio of 2:1. The camaraderie and fun on these trips is legendary!
  • Epic game viewing and great variety: 4WD vehicle, bush walks, private riverboat, canoe, and scenic charter flights.
  • Custom-built 4WD safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats and roof hatches with 360-degree views.
  • Experience Botswana’s phenomenal landscapes: the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site, exquisite Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park, with its massive herds of elephant.
  • We offer a safari for every season, from our classic 11-day journey that includes Victoria Falls to our 14-day in-depth adventures in the Okavango Delta or the Kalahari Desert.

Overview

Botswana’s diverse ecosystems are astounding, from magnificent Chobe National Park, sheltering the world’s largest elephant herds, to the wildlife paradise of the Okavango Delta, an exquisite wetland surrounded by the great Kalahari thirstlands. Our Botswana: Okavango Explorer is designed with extra time in the Okavango, exploring the papyrus-lined waterways of its farthest reaches during the best season for wildlife in the Delta. On this unique safari, we overnight at a special lightweight camp for a true experience of the bush, and also have terrific gameviewing on the teeming grasslands of Chobe. We track game by 4WD vehicle, riverboat, and—a Botswana specialty—mokoro (dugout canoe), all in a breathtaking mix of Botswana’s most beautiful environments. No one else gets you this close to the action—and in such comfort!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-4
Okavango Delta / Moremi Game Reserve / Xakanaxa

We explore by 4WD and boat in Moremi Game Reserve in the northeastern Delta, looking for tsessebe and Burchell’s zebra, along with ostrich and predators such as lion, wild dog, and spotted hyena. Our camp at Xakanaxa is in a beautiful setting of secret pools, tall forest, and open grasslands.

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Days 5-7
Okavango / Xugana

By mokoro (dugout canoe), we float through a labyrinth of creeks and lagoons in search of crocodiles, hippos, swamp antelope, white-necked otters, and fantastic birdlife. Day 5 is in a very remote lightweight camp on the Maunachira River, with two nights at an atmospheric lodge overlooking Xugana Lagoon.

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Days 8-9
Okavango / Khwai River Floodplain

Regular sightings of lion, leopard, and cheetah are one of the joys of Khwai Camp on the floodplain of the Khwai River.

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Days 10-11
Chobe National Park / Savuti

Heading into the southern reaches of huge Chobe National Park, we explore the Savuti area, a vast grassland interspersed with game-rich woodlands. Savuti attracts large migrating herds and their attending predators.

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Days 12-14
Chobe National Park / Serondella

Chobe’s Serondella region is world-famous for its teeming elephant population. We set out for game drives among huge herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest, and take a memorable sunset cruise on the Chobe. Transfer to Kasane and Depart on Day 14, or extend your stay at Victoria Falls.

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Highlights

Highlights

Eight full days exploring the famed Okavango Delta
Exciting game tracking by 4WD vehicle and boat in Chobe National Park
Extend your trip at Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world

Details

Length: 14 days
Cost From: $8595  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Kasane, Botswana
Lodging: 11 nights private camps, 2 nights game lodges and hotels
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Gameviewing by 4WD vehicle, boat, and mokoro (canoe)

Special Seasonal Departures

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

Botswana Wildlife Safari

11 days from: $8595
2017: Jun 10-20, Aug 19-29, Sep 2-12, Sep 16-26
2018: May 20-30, Jun 10-20, Jul 15-25, Aug 19-29, Sep 2-12, Sep 23-Oct 3
Our classic "under canvas" mobile safari with extraordinary wildlife, from the game-rich savannas of Chobe and Moremi to the lagoons of Okavango, and the natural wonder of Victoria Falls.

Botswana: Kalahari Explorer

14 days from: $8595
2018: Apr 15-28
Timed for April, enjoy ideal game viewing safari in the spectacular Central Kalahari Desert, a World Heritage Site, in elephant-thronged Chobe, and in the lagoons and islands of the Okavango.

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