Experience the best that Botswana has to offer on Cape Diversity’s 10 Day Botswana Safari Holiday Special. The Botswana Safari Holiday Special will take you from Maun to Victoria Falls, through many of Botswanas’ most beautiful and well known natural preserves.
Day 1. Arrival, game flight
PENDUKA staff will meet you at Maun International Airport, and we transfer you to Maun Lodge in Maun, unpack, shower and relax. In the afternoon a highly recommended optional game flight offers you an aerial view of the Okavango Delta. Overnight Maun Lodge BB.
Okavango Delta Aerial View
Day 2. Moremi Wildlife Reserve, many animals
We make an early start and drive through traditional villages before crossing the buffalo fence, announcing our arrival in game country. We drive through a wildlife Consession where we will see our first animals, like impala and giraffe. We enter Moremi Wildlife Reserve through Maquee gate. After a coffee and tea break our game drive takes us on a scenic route through ever changing landscape, Mopane forest, to open floodplains or lagoons.
A large variety of game can be found along the rivers and floodplains of the Okavango, herds of red lechwe, buffalo and hippo are commonly seen. During midday we may encounter some breeding herds of elephants coming to drink along the rivers. Moremi is well known for its wild dog population; lions, leopard and cheetah are also frequently seen. We have picnic lunch under shady trees along the way. We are in our camp in the late afternoon, in time to be shown to tents. Time to shower before dinner served in dining tent. Camp near Xakanaxa in exclusive wilderness area.
Wild Dogs at Moremi
Day 3. Motorboat cruise
Early morning coffee or tea, and we set off on a full morning’s game drive to return to camp at about 11h00 for a delicious brunch. Time now to shower, rest and relax in camp. After tea we set off on our afternoon game drive through Moremi with its wilderness of rivers and lagoons. We take a motorboat cruise on the Xaxanika lagoon or Mboma waterways to visit the famous heronries of the eastern Okavango. Return to camp and relax around the campfire. Dinner served in dining tent. Camp near Xakanaxa in exclusive wilderness area.
Boat trip to heronries
Day 4. Khwai River
Having had breakfast we leave Xakanaxa and continue on its magnificent and interesting riverine route through Moremi to arrive and set up camp within sight of Khwai River at Moremi’s North Gate. Camp near Khwai River in exclusive wilderness area.
Day 5. Khwai River
Early morning and afternoon game drives exploring the Khwai River area should reveal a variety of game. Leisure time to relax at camp during the day. Camp near Khwai River in exclusive wilderness area.
Day 6. Savuti, Zebra migration, game and birds
An early morning game drive to have one last look at the Khwai, before returning to our camp for breakfast. We leave Moremi and our route takes us on an interesting day’s drive northwards to Savuti. We stop en route for lunch. On the way to Savuti we pass over the Mababe depression, once a vast lake, here in summer months the zebra migrate from the Northern Chobe via Savuti and Mababe to Makgadigadi Pans. Approximately 20 000 zebras make this annual migration.
The Savuti channel and marsh have been dry since 1980 and finally received water again in 2009. The marsh is now partially covered in water and attract large concentrations of game and birds. Time will now tell how the water will influence the famous Savuti bull elephant population which it is well know for. Overnight Savuti in exclusive wilderness area.
Day 7. Bushmen rock art
We depart on a early morning drive in search of the Savuti predators. Savuti has been host to most of the amazing wildlife documentaries filmed in the last 25 years. Many about the merciless competition between the different predators. Savuti also have a few rocky outcrops enabling us to see the Klipspringer antelope. There is also a small collection of Bushmen rock art. Morning and afternoon game drives with leisure time to relax during the heat of the day. Overnight Savuti in exclusive wilderness area.
Day 8 & 9. Chobe, boating on the floodplains
After breakfast we leave for the Chobe River and we should see the breeding herds of elephant and large herds of buffalo for which this park is famous. Chobe riverfront is without a doubt one of the best game viewing spots in Southern Africa. In a afternoon it is possible to see more than a thousand elephants and buffalo. Shy antelope species like the Chobe bushbuck, Roan and Sable antelope can also easily be seen. Along the Chobe floodplains is also a small population of Puku antelope common on the floodplains of Zambia. If you are a keen birdwatcher, Chobe will not disappoint, huge amounts of water birds congregate here especially in the summer months. In the afternoon on the second day, a boating excursion on the Chobe River offers a new dimension to game viewing. Camp along floodplains in exclusive wilderness area.
Day 10. Kasane to Victoria Falls
After a leisurely breakfast, we pack up and slowly make our way out of Chobe National Park towards the town of Kasane, from here it is time to bid farewell and get transferred to Livingstone or Victoria Falls. A transfer company will drop you off at the Airport in time for your international flight or at a hotel of your choice.
Day 1: Maun Lodge (Bed & brrakfast)
Day 2: Xakanaxa (Moremi Game Reserve)
Day 3: Xakanaxa
Day 4: Khwai (Moremi Game Reserve)
Day 5: Khwai
Day 6: Savuti (Chobe National Park)
Day 7: Savuti
Day 8: Chobe (Chobe National Park)
Day 9: Chobe
Day 10: Transfer to Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls Hotel (Bed & breakfast)
Day 11: The Victoria Falls Hotel (Bed & breakfast)
Day 12: road transfer to the VFA Airport and depart
EURO 2 200.00 per person sharing a tent
Additional cost for the Victoria Falls add-on section:
US$ 375.00 per person sharing a double/twin room (please note that this section is quoted in US$)
- Maun Lodge and Victoria Falls Hotel on B & B only
- A fully inclusive safari, no participation required;
- The service of a Professional Guide;
- All equipment and complete bedding are supplied: mattress, duvet, blankets, pillows, towels, beds, tents and eating utensils;
- All meals and snacks prepared by a competent bush chef;
- Alcoholic and other beverages from our limited, local selection: we cater for 2 soft drinks, 2 L of mineral water, 2 beers and ½ a bottle of wine per person per evening;
- Game drives and entry fees into Game Reserves and National Parks.
- A 2 hour boating excursion on the Chobe River
- Transfer from Kasane to either Vic Falls or Livingstone
- Personal insurance
- International and regional flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuities (Tipping is welcomed in Botswana –, as no service charge is levied. Guides and polers can be tipped at one’s own discretion according to the quality of service)
- International flights
- Any spirits (but clients are welcome to bring along)
- Any additional activities not mentioned in above brief outline
- Visa entry fees into Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Price: EURO 2 500.00 per person sharing
Vic Falls add-on: US$ 375.00 for two people sharing