10 Days Ultimate Botswana Wildlife Safari Holiday
10 Days Ultimate Botswana Wildlife Safari Holiday
One of the best travel destinations in Africa, Botswana is known for its great safaris, incredible wildlife, and exciting adventures. Those who visit Botswana experience a place like no other. Its breath taking landscapes cover a vast variety of habitats, from the sands of the Kalahari Desert to the lush Okavango Delta.
- Okavango Delta
- Moremi game reserve
- Khwai concession
- Savuti in Chobe national park
- Chobe River front
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Maun and transfer to your lodge for overnight
On arrival in Maun, your will received by our guide and transfer to your lodge for relaxation and overnight, depending on the time of arrival you may visit the town for a short tour, shopping and money exchange.
Day 2: Drive from Maun to Okavango delta
After morning breakfast your guide will pick you up and start your drive to the southern tip of the Okavango Delta–a landscape that is unique and an ever–changing web of crystal clear waterways. On arrival at the Mokoro Station you will meet with experienced mokoro polers and transfer to your lodge for relaxation and later you will take a Game drive in the Delta in search of African wildlife.
Day 3: Game drive in the Morning and transfer to Moremi game reserve
Wake up early morning for a light breakfast and set off with your guide for your last morning safari walk in the Okavango Delta.
Having immersed yourself within the spirit of African adventure, your mokoro excursion wraps up. You will silently be poled back to the mokoro station for a pick up by your safari guide and drive to Moremi game reserve, the reserve occupies approximately 3900 square kilometers, Moremi boasts of diverse ecosystems ranging from floodplains, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian forests, riverine to mophane woodland, thus making Moremi one of the prime game viewing and bird watching areas of the world on arrival you will check in to your lodge and transfer to the lodge for relaxation and depending on time of arrival you may join on an evening game drive in the park.
Day 4: Explore Moremi game reserve
After morning breakfast you will wake up early for morning game drive where you expect to encounter the elusive African wild dogs, lions and the elusive leopard as well as the raptors such as the mighty Martial Eagle, Tawny Eagle, the majestic African Fish Eagle and that incredible aviator–the Bateleur and many others but this reserve is a hot spot for elephants, buffalo and hippos which you will encounter.
Day 5: Drive from Moremi game reserve to Kwai concession
After early morning coffee/tea you will do a short game drive in the park and return to the lodge for relaxation and after you will return to the lodge for full breakfast after you start your drive to Khwai Concession, about 1800–square kilometres large, is situated in the north-eastern Okavango next to Moremi Game Reserve. It is a wildlife–prolific and varied ecosystem dominated by a patchwork of lagoons, grasslands, permanent flood plains and large areas of Mopane woodland forests on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and later you do an evening game drive in the reserve as you will look out for Roan and Sable Antelope which are relatively rare. On your Botswana safari you might see Kudu, Tsessebe, Wildebeest and Zebra. Huge herds of migrating Elephants.
Day 6: Full day game drives in Kwai concession
The Khwai area boasts an excellent population of African Elephant, both solitary bulls and breeding herds. The swampy areas are home to Red Lechwe. Other resident species includes the Southern Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Tsessebe, the Greater Kudu, Impalas, etc. The whole of Khwai is also one of Botswana’s birding Mecca’s. As such the raptors and water birds are particularly abundant and make for some great photography.
Day 7: Drive from Khwai Concession – Savuti (Chobe national park)
After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Savuti is best known for its predators, both big cats (lion, leopard and cheetah) and birds of prey–raptors, vultures and all manner of birds of prey that soar over Savuti’ landscape in search of food. Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all about Savuti is the 100–kilometres Savuti Channel. At times it will stop flowing and remain dry for years at a stretch. When the Channel recommences its flow, it changes the entire ecosystem, transforming the Savuti Marsh and Mababe Depression into wetlands and thus creating an oasis that provides water for thirsty wildlife herds and acts as a magnet for a profusion of water birds.
Day 8: Full day game drives in Savuti (Chobe national park)
You wake up early in the morning to freshen up with some hot water in the face basin. This is followed by a light breakfast of some coffee, tea, rusks, cereals, bread, etc.
head out for game drive in the Savuti Marsh is a vast expanse of grasslands dotted with dead acacia trees, creating an intriguing, almost ghost–like landscape. You will return to camp around mid–day for lunch and some siesta time and later in the evening you will head out again for your afternoon game drive and later return to lodge for overnight.
Day 9: Transfer from Savuti to Chobe National Park
Your journey to Chobe will take you through the mophane scrub of the Goha clay basin, across some sand ridge country and through the Zambezi teak woodlands of the Chobe Forest Reserve. You will arrive at Chobe is one of the best places to see and photograph Roan and Sable Antelopes. Puku Antelope occurs nowhere else in southern Africa, but only on the Chobe floodplains. On the other hand the massive herds of African Buffalo that inhabit Chobe are constantly flanked by the ever–hungry lions of the Chobe, your do an evening game drive in park.
Day 10: Morning boat cruise and Afternoon transfer to Kasane
After morning breakfast you will head to the River for boat cruise gives you the chance to experience the animals of Chobe from another vantage point. Therefore you might get up close and personal with hippos, crocodiles and a mind-boggling array of water birds and after you will be transferred to Kasane airport for your onward journey.
- Vehicle, guide and Fuel
- Park entrance fees
- Walking safari and Boat cruise
- Enroute meals and drinking water
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Botswana tourist Visa
- Alcoholic drinks
When to book this safari itinerary
1 year in advance as Botswana safari lodges get fully booked easily.
Best time to visit Botswana for a safari
The best time to visit Botswana is from May to September, during the Dry season and winter, resulting in more moderate temperatures. In addition, the Okavango is flooded from June to October. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ from park to park.