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

display information about this photo

Okavango Delta Safari Extension

Explore One of the Most Incredible Wilderness Wetlands in the World

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $4695  
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.

Our Trips using this Extension

South Africa Private Journey
South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana Private Journey
Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls Private Journey

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 Moremi Game Reserve, 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

Extension costs are for Peak Season June 16-October 31, 2015
Please call for non-peak season costs.

At Stanley’s Camp

$4695 per person, double occupancy
Solo traveler: $6695

At Baines Camp

$5595 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $2595
Solo traveler: $7995

Optional Elephant Encounter

Activity at Baine’s or Stanley’s: $300-$420 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.

Baines Camp

Baines Camp (Option A)

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

Set in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and surrounded by glorious waterscapes, this simple yet comfortable camp has an ...
Click here for full description and more photos

Stanleys Camp

Stanleys Camp (Option B)

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

Set on the southern tip of Chief’s Island in the Okavango’s Moremi Game Reserve, Stanleys features eight classically styled safari tents ...
Click here for full description and more photos

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