Safari Botswana: Safari adventure under the African stars
Embark on a 13-night adventurous Safari with beautiful lodges as well as mobile Safari camps, a journey that unfurls the entire spectrum of experiences within the African bush. Allow the raw essence of the wilderness to beckon you as you traverse through five distinct stops, each promising a unique chapter in this extraordinary odyssey.
Commence your safari adventure in Deception Valley, where well-appointed suites cocoon you in comfort. In the Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Concession, exclusive mobile tented camps await, providing an intimate connection with the nature around you. Here, beneath the vast African sky, immerse yourself in a sense of wild authenticity that only mobile camps can deliver. Continue your odyssey to Chobe Elephant Camp, perched on a rocky ridge, where the breathtaking panorama of the renowned Chobe River floodplains unfolds. Culminate your safari at Batonka Lodge near Victoria Falls, a haven of luxury nestled in the heart of Africa.
Traverse from one locale to another via air transfers, letting the diverse landscapes, thrilling wildlife encounters, and the allure of the Okavango Delta leave an indelible mark on your journey. Join us in this unparalleled safari experience, where every moment is an invitation to explore, discover, and savor the wonders of the wild.
Dive into a 14-day safari immersion in the African bush.
Enjoy expertly guided safari moments, from game drives to sunset cruises.
Forge an intimate bond with nature in exclusive Moremi and Khwai camps.
Witness the Chobe River floodplains from rocky ridge heights.
Engage in varied safari activities for unique wilderness perspectives.
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Laundry service as per itinerary
Meals and drinks as per itinerary
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Safari Adventure under the Botswanan Stars
Step into the wild with our Safari experience unfolding the diverse panorama of the African bush. From the luxurious cosiness of Deception Valley to the intimate connection with nature in Moremi and Khwai, each stop invites you to discover the untamed wonders of Botswana. In the process, you not only explore different facets of the African bush, but also discover new aspects about yourself.
Arrival and Orientation
Your Botswana adventure kicks off in Maun. Mack Air will fly you from Maun Airport to Deception Valley Lodge on a seat-rate basis, with up to three potential stops en route so you can start getting into the safari spirit.
The approximate flying time is 45 minutes until you arrive at the Bushway Lodges. Get settled and prepare yourself for a straightforward introduction to the African bush to start your safari adventure.
Activities during the Safari
During your safari experience, several activities make your experience unique: Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the African bush with morning, afternoon, and night game drives, guided by seasoned experts who unveil the secrets of the diverse wildlife.
Lace-up your boots for bushman walks, where you can explore the wilderness by foot led by your guides. As the sun begins its descent, set sail on the Chobe River for a mesmerizing Sunset Cruise.
For a tranquil escape, embark on a mokoro excursion, gliding through the water channels in traditional dugout canoes. This intimate journey offers a serene perspective of the Okavango Delta, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of this unique ecosystem.
Whether you're exploring by land or water, each activity promises excitement and a deep connection with the untamed wonders of Botswana's wilderness – so stay tuned for an unforgettable experience.
Accommodation during your Safari
During your safari you will unveil four distinct accommodations in five places that blend luxury with the untamed beauty of Botswana's wilderness.
Your first stop will be the Bushway Lodge at Deception Valley: Perched on wooden platforms above ground level, the six spacious suites offer a breathtaking view of the waterhole. Each suite features a bedroom, a separate lounge area, and an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and outdoor shower.
Prepare yourself for a meaningful, direct experience with Botswana's nature at Letaka Mobile Tented Camp in the Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Concession: Experience authentic safari life in Sahara-style tents, measuring 4 x 3m, with a high roof. Each tent boasts a 2 x 3m en-suite bathroom and a covered area in front.
Fitted with solid base camp beds, the tents provide comfort with mattresses, sheets, duvets, and pillows. En-suite long drop toilet facilities and bucket showers at the rear, offering hot, cold, or warm options, heated on an open fire.
Your next stop: Bushway Lodges at Chobe Elephant Camp. Indulge in the kind of rustic charm of the chalets, embodying the look and feel of a traditional farmstead in the African wilderness.
Polished floors, exposed wooden beams, and weathered furniture create a cozy atmosphere. Located atop a rocky ridge, the chalets afford captivating views of the floodplains along the renowned Chobe River. All rooms are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers and have private verandas to fully enjoy the views and surroundings.
Your last stop is the Batonka Guest Lodge: Discover comfort in our rooms, featuring spacious patios overlooking a private garden with manicured lawns and indigenous trees, providing a haven for diverse birdlife.
Guest will be checked into a Garden View Room at Batonka Guest Lodge which consists of a room with spacious patio looking out over a private garden with manicured lawns and indigenous trees that offer a welcome perch to a variety of birdlife. This location offers a great opportunity to visit the famous Victoria Falls.
During your safari, a typical day involves an early morning activity. After you headed out to explore the wilderness there is time for leisure and relaxation before the afternoon activity.
Guests are encouraged to bring personal items such as books or music (with headphones) to enhance their leisure experience. Whether it's basking in the tranquility of nature or enjoying a quiet moment with a good read, this downtime allows you to tailor your safari experience to your preferences, ensuring a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation.
Day 1Flight to Deception Valley Lodge from Maun
Day 2 + 3Explore the surroundings of Bushway Lodges
Day 4 - 6Air transfer to Letaka Mobile Tented Camp in Moremi Game Reserve
Day 7 - 9Transfer to Letaka Mobile Tented Camp in Khawi Area
Day 10 + 11Air transfer to Chobe Elephant Camp
Day 12 + 13Transfer to Batonka Guest Lodge & Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Day 14Farewell to your Safari Experience
NoteOrganisation 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.
2. Moremi Game Reserve Moremi Game Reserve is located in the east of Botswana's Okavango Delta and enjoys a reputation as one of Africa's most beautiful reserves. Its untouched wilderness stretches over nearly 5000 km² and is characterized by savannahs, winding waterways and dense forests.
The diverse ecosystem is home to a fascinating array of wildlife – from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelopes, lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs. The reserve's rich bird life includes most of the 550 bird species on Botswana's national bird list. Various luxurious lodges in the reserve offer travellers the perfect starting point to explore this impressive natural paradise.
3. Khwai 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.
4. 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.
5. 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
Explore the wonders of northern Botswana with our fourteen-day safari, immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of two distinct areas within the expansive Okavango Delta. Explore the enchanting Moremi Game Reserve, featuring swamps, lagoons, and papyrus-fringed riverbanks, and then venture into the renowned Chobe National Park, with its diverse landscapes of banks, floodplains, forests, and mopane fields. Enjoy the benefits of comfortable accommodation with mesmerising views as well as the experience of staying in mobile tented camps that provide a direct connection to the wilderness of Botswana.
Revel in the flexibility and remoteness of our safari, providing an intimate encounter with the Delta's rich biodiversity and wildlife density. With experienced guides by your side, gain profound insights into the fascinating animal and plant world of Southern Africa throughout this unforgettable adventure journey.
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