Safari Botswana: Botswana Bliss – Deluxe Safari Experience
Embark on an extraordinary 9-night Deluxe Style Safari through the wild heart of Botswana, a journey that blends adventure with luxury. Your safari unfolds across four captivating destinations, each promising a unique and unforgettable experience:
1. Okavango Delta - Panhandle: Begin your journey in this pristine oasis, experiencing game drives, bush walks, and mokoro tours while staying at the Nxamaseri Island Lodge.
2. Khwai Concession: Discover wildlife-rich landscapes through exhilarating game drives as well as cultural visits while enjoying your housing at Khwai Exhibition Camps.
3. Chobe National Park: Luxuriate close to the Chobe River and its enchanting beauty and explore the region with leisurely game drives and mokoro tours while being accommodated at Chobe River Lodge which offers a spectacular view.
4. Victoria Falls: Conclude in style at Batonka Guest Lodge, a luxurious retreat near the majestic Victoria Falls which are definitely worth a visit.
This Deluxe Style Safari in Botswana is meticulously crafted for those seeking the perfect combination of adventure and indulgence. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness while enjoying the comfort and opulence of luxury accommodations.
- Explore Botswana on a 9-night Deluxe Style Safari, seamlessly blending luxury with adventure.
- Begin in the pristine Okavango Delta - Panhandle, experiencing game drives, bush walks, and mokoro tours.
- Uncover the wildlife rich Khwai Concession with daily activities as well as cultural site visits.
- Indulge in the enchanting Chobe River, with stunning views and mokoro tours.
- Conclude in style at Batonka, a luxurious retreat near Victoria Falls.
Plan your trip
Included in the programme fee
- Accommodation during the programme
- Activities as per itinerary
- Laundry service as per itinerary
- Meals and drinks as per itinerary
- Programme-related transfers
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Introduction to your Deluxe Safari Experience
Embark on this Botswana Bliss Safari for nine nights and explore fantastic regions like the Okavango Panhandle, the Khwai Area, the Chobe River, and finally Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Arrival and Orientation
Gather at Maun Airport to start your adventure. From there, fly together to Nxamaseri Island Lodge on a seat rate basis, with up to three possible stops en route. The flying time is approximately 30 minutes. After arrival, you can check into your accommodation.
Please remember: While major towns offer full banking services and growing ATMs, remember to carry cash for cultural sites and community outlets. Most hotels and restaurants accept credit cards, ensuring convenience throughout your stay.
Activities during your Safari
On the safari, there are two daily events scheduled, offering flexibility based on travel time and current weather conditions. The range of activities may vary depending on your trip dates.
Following the confirmation of your travel time, detailed insights can be provided through a consultation. The specific activity decision will be made upon your camp arrival, taking into consideration factors like schedule, weather and availability.
Now, get excited about the diverse range of activities that this safari offers:
Morning, Afternoon, and Night Game Drives:
Embark on game drives throughout the day, from the tranquil morning hours to the mysterious nights, unveiling the magic of Botswana's wildlife in different lights.
Boating and Fishing:
Navigate the pristine waterways on boating expeditions, combining the tranquility of the surroundings with the excitement of fishing.
Bush Walks and Cultural Village Excursions:
Engage in immersive bush walks, exploring the wilderness on foot. Moreover, delve into the rich cultural heritage with village excursions, gaining insights into the traditions and lifestyles of local communities.
Sunset Cruise on Chobe River or Mokoro Excursions:
Indulge in the breathtaking beauty of a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, a leisurely experience that unveils the captivating landscapes as the day gracefully transitions into night. Alternatively, experience the charm of a mokoro excursion, gliding through the waterways in traditional dugout canoes.
Accommodation during your Safari
First, you will stay at Nxamaseri Island Lodge, an exclusive retreat in the Okavango Delta - Panhandle. Each chalet, set on its private teak deck, offers a quiet haven with open access to a private seating area.
The lodge has seven double chalets and two family chalets, providing an intimate and personal experience as an owner-run establishment. Enjoy the warmth of hot water bottles tucked under the blankets during cool evenings. (All inclusive)
Your second accommodation will be Khwai Expeditions Camp, ideally located in the Khwai Concession between Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.
Immerse yourself in wide-open vistas, fresh air, and captivating sunrises and sunsets that define the beauty of the African wilderness. Luxurious rooms provide picturesque views of the lagoon, enhancing your safari experience. Stay in a Luxury Tent with a Queen Room featuring a bath and shower. (All inclusive)
Next, immerse yourself in the classic African savanna at Chobe River Front, where the lodge's open-sided thatched structure provides a 270-degree perspective over the Chobe River and Chobe National Park - enjoy a quite spectacular view.
Guest rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning for a comfortable retreat. Each chalet at Chobe Savannah Lodge is designed for utmost comfort and intimacy, boasting a private veranda that invites you to savor the panoramic views of the renowned Chobe National Park. (All inclusive)
Conclude your journey at Batonka Guest Lodge, just 2.2 kilometers from the Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance.
Nestled in a quiet residential suburb, the 22 rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and balconies, overlook a beautiful garden. Communal facilities include indoor and outdoor dining, a bar, a comfortable lounge, a swimming pool, and more.
The lodge offers air conditioning in rooms, 41" flat screens, mosquito nets, in-room safes, and hairdryers, and accepts credit cards. (Breakfast & Bed)
Once you've ventured into the wilderness and explored its wonders, there's a dedicated period of leisure and relaxation before the afternoon activities commence. This leisurely interlude offers the perfect opportunity to unwind and immerse yourself in the surroundings at your own pace.
Whether you prefer basking in the tranquility of nature or enjoying a quiet moment with a captivating read, this downtime allows you to customize your safari adventure according to your preferences.
Arrival at Maun Airport and flight to Nxamaseri Island Lodge
Exploring the Nxamaseri Island Lodge Area
Flight transfer to Khwai Expedition Camp
Day 4 + 5
Exploring the Khwai Concession
Flight Transfer to Chobe Savanna Lodge
Enjoying nature along the Chobe River
Transfer to Batonka Guest Lodge (B&B)
Batonka Guest Lodge and Victoria Falls
Departure from your Safari Bliss
Organisation of Activities
1. Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is without doubt one of the most spectacular natural sites in Southern Africa, if not in the entire world. Covering more than 20,000 km², the fertile oasis in the northwestern part of the country is the largest inland delta of our planet. The mighty UNESCO World Heritage Site is fed by the Okavango River, which once a year floods down from the highlands of Angola into an endless labyrinth of river courses, islands and lagoons. With a visit to the Delta, one of the last natural paradises on earth awaits you, whose awe-inspiring biodiversity will amaze every visitor.
The Khwai Concession is an approximately 1,800 km² area in the northeastern part of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Mopane forests, grass plains, river meadows and blooming lagoons dominate the idyllic landscape. The area goes back to local Khwai settlers and is now managed by the Khwai Development Trust.
Formerly a hunting area, it is today used solely for the protection of nature and biodiversity. The Khwai River runs through the area and is the largest water source for animals in the region. Elephants, lions, antelopes and other representatives of the African animal world can be found here many times.
3. Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is the oldest national park in Botswana. It was founded in 1967, shortly after Botswana became independent from the United Kingdom. Due to gradual expansions, the park covers an area of more than 11,700 km² today. The region is particularly known for its huge elephant herds. Especially during the dry season the grey giants gather around the water holes of the park. In 2009 a new record was set when around 30,000 elephants were counted in Chobe.
Among elephants, numerous other large mammals can be found here, such as lions, hyaenas, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos and warthogs. Furthermore, the rare African wild dog is at home in Chobe, just like the endangered bushpig. Chobe National Park is a perfect destination for wildlife and safari enthusiasts who would like to observe Africa's rich fauna in its natural habitat.
4. Victoria Falls
Situated on the southern banks of the Zambezi River and at the western end of the waterfalls of the same name, this popular tourist town is an ideal starting point for travellers who want to explore the breathtaking Victoria Falls up close. While the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World is undoubtedly the main attraction, the area offers both adventurous and nature enthusiasts many opportunities to enjoy a longer stay.
Popular activities include helicopter flights over majestic waterfalls, bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting on the Zambezi and day trips to Chobe National Park – to name a few. The city itself offers excellent accommodation and restaurants, as well as a diverse selection of curiosities, souvenirs and African art.
Background on the safari in the Okavango Delta
Join our captivating ten-day safari, delving into the landscapes of northern Botswana and uncovering its hidden gems within the expansive Okavango Delta. Immerse yourself in the biodiversity as you explore diverse distinct areas, discovering the richness that lies within this wilderness.
Navigate the renowned Chobe National Park, where landscapes of banks, floodplains, forests, and mopane fields create a visual symphony of nature's wonders. Our safari offers flexibility and seclusion, allowing for an intimate rendezvous with the Delta's abundant biodiversity and thriving wildlife. With seasoned guides accompanying you, unlock profound insights into the captivating world of Southern Africa's flora and fauna.
As a grand finale, venture into Zimbabwe, where a visit to the iconic Victoria Falls awaits. Experience the thundering beauty of this natural marvel, adding an extra layer of awe to your unforgettable journey.