elephant botswana okavango delta

Elephants love being in the water

The Okavango Delta is a wildlife paradise of lagoons, islands, and savannas.

Photo by Mike Meyers

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Okavango Delta Safari Extension

Explore One of the Most Incredible Wilderness Wetlands in the World

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $2090  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Maun or Kasane, Botswana
Lodging: 3 nights deluxe safari camp
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History, Walking
Trip Level: 4wd gameviewing, nature walks, gameviewing by mokoro

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Botswana.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

The 800-mile-long Okavango—the river that never finds the sea—is rightfully considered one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa. Its inland delta system is the largest in the world, 8,000 square miles filled with water channels, lagoons, swamps, and islands. Apart from the outstanding beauty of the wetland habitat, this unique area supports and sustains a huge diversity of fauna and flora so that gameviewing is excellent throughout the year, with elephants congregating along the lagoons and waterways and impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, zebra, giraffe, sable, and buffalo found on the game-rich floodplains, along with their predators—lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Okavango Delta Safari

Arrive in Maun, Botswana, and fly by charter flight to your lodge in the heart of the Okavango Delta. From camp, enjoy gameviewing by mokoro (dugout canoe—subject to water levels), on foot, as well as day and night drives. Overnight at Baines or Stanley’s, both intimate safari camps with lavishly appointed tents and great views. Each camp offers excellent gameviewing, with a chance to see a wide variety of big game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah, and the rare and elusive wild dog. The choice of camp depends upon availability during your preferred safari dates. Overnight at camp...BLD

Days 2-3
Okavango Delta Safari

On a typical day, enjoy morning nature walks, mokoro rides, and game drives by 4WD vehicle, returning to camp for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, head out again for more gameviewing, and perhaps enjoy a night drive after dinner. Your guides are the key to understanding the intricacies of this unique ecosystem, adept at sharing their knowledge with passion and humor. Overnights at camp...BLD

Day 4

Fly by charter to either Maun, Botswana, or Kasane, Botswana (with a two-hour road transfer to Livingstone, Zambia). Depart on homeward-bound flights...B

Extension Cost

2016 Extension at Stanley's Camp

$2090 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2490
Single supplement: $390
Internal airfare: $600 (subject to change) (Maun/camp/Kasane)
High season surcharge (Sept-Oct) : $1000
Peak season surcharge (June 15-Aug 31) : $1800

2016 Extension Baine's Camp

$2690 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $3290
Single supplement: $590
Internal airfare: $600 (subject to change) (Maun/camp/Kasane)
High season surcharge (Sept-Oct): $1800
Peak season surcharge (June 15-Aug 31): $2300
High/Peak season Single Supplement: Call for details

Optional Elephant Encounter at Baine’s or Stanley’s: $370-475 per person, depending on season

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
more on pricing

Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Soft drinks and wine
  • Activities as indicated
  • Services of guides
  • Airport transfers

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Meals not specified (BLD), airport departure tax, items of personal nature, optional gratuities to lodge staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides, additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessitated by airline changes.

Okavango Delta Camps

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Okavango Delta, Botswana

Our secluded Okavango Delta camps are set on lush islands amid glorious Delta waterscapes. They feature roomy thatch-roofed tents with private facilities and indoor as well as outdoor showers and verandas. The dining and bar areas overlook the floodplains, and swimming pools offer a refreshing dip. The wildlife is all around us, and the sunrises and sunsets are unforgettable. Choose from our options listed below:

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.