Botswana: Okavango Explorer

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 1:1. 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.


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 game viewing 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.

Thamo Telele
Maun, Botswana
Day 1 (1 night)
Botswana Mobile Safari Camping
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights), Moremi Game Reserve, Days 8 to 9 (2 nights), Khwai River Floodplain, Days 10 to 11 (2 nights), Savuti Channel, Chobe National Park, Days 12 to 13 (2 nights), Serondella, Chobe National Park
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.

Fly Camp
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Day 5 (1 night)
Xugana Island Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 6 to 7 (2 nights)
Camp Okavango
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 6 to 7 (2 nights)
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.

Botswana Mobile Safari Camping
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights), Khwai River Floodplain, Days 10 to 11 (2 nights), Savuti Channel, Chobe National Park, Days 12 to 13 (2 nights), Serondella, Chobe National Park
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.

Botswana Mobile Safari Camping
Days 10 to 11 (2 nights), Savuti Channel, Chobe National Park, Days 12 to 13 (2 nights), Serondella, Chobe National Park
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.

Botswana Mobile Safari Camping
Days 12 to 13 (2 nights), Serondella, Chobe National Park



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: $11,295  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Kasane, Botswana
Lodging: 10 nights private camps, 3 nights game lodges and hotels
Meals: All meals included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife and Natural History
Trip Level:

Game viewing 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 lion cub sunset
Botswana Wildlife Safari

11 days from: $9795
2023: May 10-20, May 25-Jun 4, Jun 9-19, Jul 13-23, Aug 30-Sep 9, Sep 22-Oct 2
2024: May 9-19, May 24-Jun 3, Jun 8-18, Jul 12-22, Aug 29-Sep 8, Sep 11-21, Sep 24-Oct 4
Enjoy our classic Botswana mobile safari for the best wildlife access in game-rich savannas of Chobe and Moremi, lagoons of Okavango, plus Victoria Falls.

Botswana: Kalahari Explorer

14 days from: $10,895
2023: Apr 11-24
2024: Apr 11-24
Timed for April, enjoy our safari in the spectacular Central Kalahari Desert, Chobe, and the Okavango Delta. See elephants and thousands of grazing animals.

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