Northern Botswana Highlights Safari
11 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£4020 - £5795

Tour Highlights

  • Game Rich Moremi Game Reserve
  • Fantastic Game in Chobe National Park
  • Mokoro in the pristine waters of the Okavango Delta
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Northern Botswana Highlights Safari


Highlights of Botswana in a full serviced mobile safari with en-suite tents, exploring the game rich Moremi Game Reserve, fringes of the Okavango Delta and the famous Chobe River front.

This small group trip, usually run with maximum of 9 participants runs Maun to Kasane and v.v. with regular departure dates staying in private camp sites.

Highlights include mokoro boat trip and light aircraft flight in the Okavango Delta and boat cruise of the Chobe River.

Day 1
Depart from London Heathrow on overnight flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2
Day 2
Xakanaxa, Okavango Delta
On arrival early morning, connect onto onward flight to Maun in Botswana. Light aircraft flight into the Okavango Delta where your guide awaits, for your 3 nights camping in the Xakanaxa region.
Days are filled with morning and afternoon game drives, this area is very well known for its predator sightings and excellent birding.
Day 3
Day 3
Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve
Explore the Moremi, through the vast open flood plains to the papyrus fringed channels, with the variety of habitat comes diverse and varying wildlife. Moremi is one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa for seeing wild dog in particular. Lion are often seen as are huge heard of buffalo. Look out for the Red Lechwe, a very unusual antelope that is found here.
Day 4
Day 4
Xakanaxa - Moremi
Not only is the wildlilfe amazing but so is the birdlife, the waterways are lined with Yellow- Billed Stork, African Fish Eagle and Goliath Herron you may be lucky enough to see the threatened Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane.
Day 5
Day 5
Khwai Community Area, Okavango Delta
Depart in a north easterly directly for the Khwai Community Area, journey will take about 3-4 hours, depending on what is seen en-route, for a 3 night stay with AM & PM game drives stretching into the evening where the spotlight offers the opportunity to see some nocturnal animals and Hippo's.
Day 6
Day 6
Khwai Exploration days
Here you will have the opportunity to do walks as well as activities by Mokoro, the traditional dug out canoe's used to explore the winding waterways. This area is well known for Elephants, Lion, Leopard, African Wild Cat and Seval. Look out for the less seen Tsesebe, Sable and Roan antelope.
Day 7
Day 7
Kwai Exploration days
You will move between land and water activities. Being outside of the Moremi Game Reserve itself means that walking and night drives are possibility. There are also many big birds to look out for including the Bateleur, Martial Eagle and the African Hawk Eagle.
Day 8
Day 8
Savuti Marsh
Continue north to the Savuti Marsh, which takes about 4-5 hours, for a 3 night stay to explore the area by game drives and the chance to see some of the many bushman paintings in the area.
Day 9
Day 9
Savuti And Chobe National Park
This area is well known for its Lion and Elephant interactions. The Savuti is not totally flat, it has large outcrops of Volcanic rock that reach up out of the Kalahari Sands. The Savuti Marsh has always been a great attraction as the channel links up with waterholes making a great meeting point for wildlife when in need of water.
Day 10
Day 10
Savuti Marsh - Chobe National Marsh
The Savuti Marsh is a birders paradise. Look out for the Steppe Buzzard, Tawny Eagle and Black -cheeked Waxbill, to name a few!
Day 11
Early departure for the Chobe River with picnic lunch en-route, journey taking about 5 hours in time for your onward return overnight flight to London Heathrow via Johannesburg

Would suggest you continue to the Victoria Falls or an extra few night in the Chobe or perhaps start with a desert experience in the Kalahari / Makgadikgadi.

Pricing Information & Dates

11 day tour, from £4020 - £5795 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Guide
Itinerary Dates From Price
01 Apr 2020
30 Jun 2020
01 Jul 2020
31 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
01 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2021
31 Mar 2021
01 Apr 2021
30 Jun 2021
01 Jul 2021
31 Oct 2021
01 Jan 2022
31 Mar 2022
01 Apr 2022
30 Jun 2022
01 Jul 2022
31 Oct 2022
Price Includes
Return flights from London to Botswana via Johannesburg, spacious and comfortable tented accommodation including beds and bed linen with a private bathroom en-suite, services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle, game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles, exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves, all entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves and all meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T)
Price Excludes
Travel insurance, items of personal nature, toiletries, staff gratuities, optional safari extensions and any drinks at lodges or accommodation not specified.Single supplement
Price Notes
Minimum 2 people, maximum 9
Enquire now about available dates for Dec - Jan (Green Season rates apply and no Single supplements - subject to availability)

Tour Route Map

  1.   Maun
  2.   Okavango Delta
  3.   Chobe National Park
  4.   Kasane

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"We had a wonderful time - but the water was too high for us to go to Devils pool. We really enjoyed just looking at the falls and amazing rainbows from the Zimbabwe side, the Zambia side and from a helicopter. Truly amazing to see. Walking across the Knife Bridge on the Zambia side with a 360 rainbow round us is not something to forget quickly!

We saw all the animals we were hoping to on the safari, with the exception of the Wild Dogs. Highlights were Leopards (I think we saw four of them), Lions (including three males that had killed a baby elephant), Cheetah, Honey Badger, lots of Elephants, Hippos, Antelope and the birds were amazing.  We saw Rhinos in Zambia as well. 

Guides were great, 

The Mokoro trip was very beautiful and serene made even more special by a family of elephants coming down to drink very close to where we were. The boat trip on the Chobe was also very interesting - we saw elephants swimming across the river to the island and an enormous crocodile! 

The Safari support crew was great. Food was very good and plentiful. Accommodation in the tents was good - listening to hippos, elephants and lions while laying in bed will be remembered for a long time.

All the transfers and flights worked without a hitch and there were no delays at the border crossings. Would have appreciated a shorter layover in Joburg on the way back but given the airline flight times nothing could have been done.

Moving camp on safari results in a couple of long days over some rough roads. We were OK but anyone with a back complaint would need to be warned about this as the back row of the jeep is very bumpy. 

Ilala Lodge is very comfortable and in a good location. We ate there each night and the food was very good.

All in all a tremendous trip. "

P & V Kenmir
May 23, 2019
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