10 Days Budget Botswana Camping Safari
10 Days Budget Botswana Camping Safari
Botswana is one of the best places in Africa to go on safari, but how much do you need in your safari Botswana budget, we have researched long and hard to find a way to visit Botswana on a budget and here is perfect travel style to save on your Botswana safari.
- Khama rhino sanctuary
- Okavango delta
- Chobe national park
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg and transfer to your guest house
On arrival in Johannesburg international airport, you will be received and transferred to your guest house for relaxation and depending on the time of arrival you go to the town for shopping and money exchange.
Day 2: Depart Johannesburg for Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head north into Botswana. We pass Serowe, birthplace of Botswana’s first president, Sir Seretse Khama, on our way to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This 4300 hectare reserve situated on the Kalahari sandveld, has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest. We take our first game drive around the open grassland of Malema and Serowe Pans on arrival you enjoy trekking the Rhinos and evening game drive in the sanctuary.
Day 2: Drive from Khama Rhino sanctuary to Maun
We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, Maun is a bustling frontier town where we prepare for the delta excursion. On arrival you will set up your camp for relaxation and overnight.
Day 3: Explore Okavango Delta
Our local guides will take us deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta on mokoro (dugout canoes). The delta forms as water flows from the Angolan highlands out over the Botswana flat Kalahari Desert sands creating a delicate, green oasis for birds & wildlife. We will camp wild on remote islands in this amazingly dynamic environment & enjoy bush walks, bird watching & swimming in the clear water.
Day 4: Explore Okavango Delta
After morning breakfast you will head out for a game drive in the park in search of wildlife such as Elephants, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe, Topi, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Nile crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, Warthog and later return to the lodge for quick lunch and take a mokoro canoe ride and later return to the lodge for relaxation and sundowner and after you will head out for a night game drive with a great opportunity to see the many animals that are more active at night than during the day such as Aardvarks, Aardwolves, Leopards, and Servals. Lions also hunt at night and it is a good chance to come upon them when they are feeding on a kill.
Day 5: Return from Okavango Delta to Maun
After an extra ordinary Camping experience with your local guides we learn more about their lifestyle & culture. We return to Maun in the late afternoon for relaxation.
Day 6: Transfer to Moremi game reserve
After morning breakfast you will be transferred to Moremi game drive on arrival you will set up your camp and take an evening game drive in the reserve in search of the abundant wildlife.
Day 7: Explore Moremi game reserve
We spend our time on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including wild dog, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game. Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world and we take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats.
Day 8: Drive to Savuti in Chobe national park
Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides for which Savuti is famous. We camp wild in the central Chobe National Park at either Savuti or Zwei-Zwei.
Day 9: Drive to Chobe River front
We pack up camp and game drive out of the Savuti direction Chobe National Park and the Chobe River. The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. We take an afternoon game drive along the banks of the Chobe River.
Day 10: Morning game drive and transfer to Kasane
In the early morning we search for game on the flood plains of the Chobe River. The late afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise is a highlight as we see the mighty elephant herds returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst and after you will be transferred to Kasane for your onward journey.
Tour includes are provided upon request.
- International flights
- South Africa and Botswana Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and camp staff
When to book this safari itinerary
6 months to 1 year in advance.
Best time to visit Botswana for a safari
May to October.