Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park


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 special 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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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


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)

Created by WT Client Shane Hedges

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: Sep 4-13, 2016, Apr 29-May 9, 2017, May 20-30, 2017, Jun 10-20, 2017, Aug 19-29, 2017, Sep 2-12, 2017, Sep 16-26, 2017
Classic Botswana camping safaris with expert guides: Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Kalahari, and Victoria Falls.

Botswana: Kalahari Explorer

14 days: Apr 9-22, 2017
Unique Botswana safari explores the remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve, as well as the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls.

Kalahari San Tribe Expedition

17 days: Mar 2-18, 2017
Extraordinary cultural and wildlife expedition in Botswana’s remote Kalahari region. Meet the legendary San people and see unique desert wildlife.