5 Days Luxury Okavango delta and Chobe safari

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5 Days Luxury Okavango delta and Chobe safari

5 Days Luxury Okavango delta and Chobe safari

One of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world, the Okavango Delta gives entrance to the spectacle of wild Africa such as dreams are made of – the heart-stopping excitement of big game viewing, the supreme tranquility and serenity of an untouched delta, and evocative scenes of extraordinary natural beauty.

A journey to the Okavango Delta – deep into Africa’s untouched interior – is like no other. Moving from wetland to dry land – traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland, resplendent with lush vegetation, and rich in wildlife – reveals the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.

Safari highlights

  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Mokoro canoeing

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Botswana, Travel to Okavango Delta

On arrival in Kasane airport you will fly to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Sitting on the edge of the Okavango, Moremi looks out over the floodplains with accommodations such as spacious tents on raised decks for peak game viewing.

Day 2: On Safari at Moremi in the Okavango Delta

Spend the day on safari at the Moremi Game Reserve, which sits on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. The combination of year-round swamps and seasonal floodplains leads to unexpected wildlife and geographic features. Mopane woodlands and acacia forests give way to floodplains and lagoons. Most prominent in the area, Chiefs Island and Moremi Tongue lie in the middle of the delta. The bulk of the reserve—roughly 70%—is situated in the Okavango Delta, with only 30% located on the mainland.
Visitors to the area can expect to see animals year-round. Explore the waterways by motorboat to see thousands of breeding herons and storks. Head to the thickly forested upland savannahs to see rare African wild dogs and leopards, cheetah, jackal, impala, red lechwe, and other animals.

African elephants, giraffes, hippos, tseessebe, sitatunga, blue wildebeest, black and white rhinos, warthogs, and chacma baboons all call the area home. Several hundred species of birds also live here, including Pel’s fishing owl, crested cranes, the lilac-breasted roller, hammerkops, and sacred ibis.

Spend your days exploring the area on game walks and relaxing in the peaceful countryside. See wildlife on game drives and motorboat trips or relax by the swimming pool.

Day 3: Fly to Chobe national park

After morning breakfast you will fly to Chobe national park depending on the connecting flight you may return to Kasane or take a direct flight to the heart of Chobe national park, Witnessing staggering concentration of up to 50,000 elephants, the flood plain of the Chobe River provides a stunning backdrop for these vast herds and in the hills overlooking the plains, there are other threats such as roan, sable, and one of the highest concentrations of Greater kudu in Africa.

Day 4: On Safari in Chobe National Park

When it comes to game viewing, Chobe does not disappoint: its home to the world’s largest concentration of African elephants and many other animals. Within the park, the wildlife you see depends on the ecosystem you visit—the Chobe Riverfront in the northeast, the Savuti Marsh in the west, Linyanti Swamps in the northwest, and the dry hinterland in between.

The Chobe Riverfront is a popular destination. Safari boats travel along the river, giving guest’s unparalleled looks at the vast herds of elephants on the banks. By mid-morning, zebra and a variety of antelope replace the elephants. In the afternoons, massive herds of several thousand Cape buffalo congregate on the riverfront. Where there are buffalo, there are predators, so look out for lions, leopards, and hyenas in action. In the water, large pods of hippos gather along the shore while African fish eagles fly over the river, hunting for their next meal.

Day 5: Depart Botswana

Enjoy one more breakfast before your transfer to the airport to head home or onward to your next adventure. You can connect through Maun or Kasane airport, depending on your itinerary.

Trip includes

  • Domestic flight
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Mokoro canoe experience
  • Drinking water
  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, guide and fuel

Trip excludes

  • international flights
  • Botswana tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
When to book this safari package

We recommend booking this safari package at least 6 months in advance.

Best time to visit Botswana for wildlife safari

The best time to visit Botswana is during the cooler months of June to August as the best time of year for a Botswana safari – the game viewing is consistently excellent, there’s virtually no rain and the risk of malaria is at its lowest.