11 Days from$3045 p/p in USD
Come and enjoy our Botswana buffalo safari packed full of amazing wildlife and scenic beauty in Chobe National Park, Savuti Game Reserve, Khwai Concession, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta as well as spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This safari will fulfill your zeal for wildlife, adventure and nature through camping in the wilderness and exploring these areas on game drives, boat cruise and traditional dugout canoe.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Game Reserve, Kasane, Chobe National Park, Maun, Victoria Falls
Wildlife:Birds, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, White Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Red Lechwe, Puku, Tsessebe, Impala, Sable
Activities:Game Drive, Mokoro, Boat Cruise, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, Game Viewing Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Kasane, end in Maun
- 10 days tented accommodation in an en-suite Sahara tent
- Victoria Falls, Savuti, Chobe, Kasane, Khwai and Moremi
- Morning and afternoon game drive
- Mokoro excursion activity
- 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- 3-course dinner with starter and dessert
- Bottled water and soft drinks
- Camping fees
- Park entrance fees
- Service of a chef, professional guide and camp assistants
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 3,045 per person
NB this safari is currently on promotion and being sold at a discounted rate from USD 3,390 to USD 3,045
- All accommodation (bow tents with mattresses)
- Lodge accommodation in Maun
- All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
- All meals that are indicated (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and tea/coffee
- Services of professional guide and camp assistants
- All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary
- Transport in specialized safari vehicles
- International flights
- Optional excursions (e.g. scenic flight over the Delta)
- Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
- Medical, baggage and emergency evacuation
- Any increase in national park fees
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Outdoor African Tour Safari‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Outdoor African Tour Safari‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Your professional guide will meet you upon your arrival at Kasane Airport. There’s an option of shopping in town and changing currency before heading to the lodge. Lunch will be prepared depending on our time of arrival. Prepare yourself for a late afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River where you get to unwind and relax while enjoying the sunset and having close encounters with elephants, hippos and water birds.
We spend the night camping at Thebe River Safaris. The lodge and camp overlook the Chobe River and echo the surrounding bush with a rustic design. The camp is 12 km from the Kazungula border and 5 km from the entrance to the Chobe National Park and offers spacious camping areas with shaded cooking and braai areas. Ablutions are shared with two large communal ablution blocks with showers and lots of hot water, basin, mirrors and toilets. After dinner discuss the next day’s itinerary, what to expect and what to bring along.
After our morning breakfast we depart to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa and the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. On arrival at the Zimbabwe border gate we have to produce our visas then head to the Victoria Falls. All activities in Zimbabwe including visas and restaurant meals are for your own account. We only provide the transfer to Victoria Falls and back in Kasane after the visit.
Victoria Falls is one of the greatest attractions in Africa and the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than 100 meters. The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the spray and mist from the falling water rises to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers at certain times of the year. No wonder that the local tribes used to call the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’.
After our early morning breakfast we drive to Savuti, a region within the heart of the Chobe National Park. Our camp will be positioned on the banks of the Savuti Channel and close to the famous Savuti Marsh. With the long distance to drive, about 5 to 6 hours, we will have our packed lunch, water, drinks and snacks with us. As we will be driving we will see animals on the way such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos and a variety of bird spices. Our camp will be set up by the time we arrive, so hot showers will be ready and waiting for us before we enjoy dinner. We will have a brief discussion about the following days activities.
We wake up early in the morning for a drive in the Savuti area, one of the best regions in Africa to see the rare and endangered African wild dog. These canines live and hunt in packs and collectively they are some of the most efficient hunters out there. Lions are abundant in the Savuti while other frequently seen predators are hyena, cheetah and leopard as well as a population of elephants. One of Savuti’s biggest claims to fame is the presence of an annual zebra migration between the Linyanti and the Savuti. Packed lunch and snacks will be carried with us so we can enjoy lunch in the bush before returning to camp in the evening for a shower and dinner. We will enjoy our night around the fire place while discussing the itinerary for the following day.
Departure time from Savuti is 8:30 am after our morning breakfast. We pack our luggage in the trailer and a packed lunch will be prepared by our chef as we head to Khwai. The Khwai Concession is an 1,800 km (180,000 hectare) area which is situated in the north eastern Okavango next to the Moremi Game Reserve. It was formed by the local Khwai villagers and is managed by the Khwai Development Trust. The area used to be a hunting concession, but is now actively managed as a conservation area. Upon arrival, we will have some quality time to relax before enjoying an introductory game drive in Khwai.
We wake up well in time and enjoy our breakfast; the chef camp hand will be left at the camping site to prepare our meals and tents. We drive in the Khwai Concession area which is a good area to see roan and sable Antelope which are relatively rare. You might also see kudu, tsessebe, wildebeest and zebra. Huge herds of migrating elephants enjoy the mopane woodlands of the interior of the Khwai area. There are also fairly stable populations of large predators such as lion, spotted hyena and African wild dogs found here and if you are lucky, you may also spot leopards.
After the game drive we drive back to the camping site where we will find lunch ready. We enjoy our lunch under the shade of the tent or tree. We may see bird spices like Verreaux’s eagle owl, Senegal coucals and long toed lapwings. Afterwards we rest in our tents and later in the evening have an option of going for another game drive. Dinner will be prepared as well as hot water for bathing.
Just after breakfast we pack our luggage and drive to Xakanaxa Camp. On arrival the camp hand prepares the tents while the chef gets our lunch ready. We then drive to the boat station for a 3-hour boat cruise to Gcadikwe Island. Chances are that we see hippos, crocodiles and a variety of the Delta’s resident bird species which are joined by migrants and cuckoos. From the water we should expect to see cormorants, kingfishers, warblers, cisticolas, coucals and rails in the waterside vegetation. Drifting quietly under the overhanging branches of riverine trees to look for Pel’s fishing owl and rufous bellied heron. The open floodplains are the places to spot the slaty egret, waders, storks and cranes; sandbars might throw up roosting wildfowl and a flock of African skimmers. After the cruise we drive back to the camping site where we will find our meals ready to be served. We enjoy and rest in the camp.
After our morning breakfast we collect our luggage and depart to Kazikini. Kazikini community campsite is on the way to Moremi South Gate and is approximately 62 km from Maun and 26 km from Moremi South Gate. On arrival our camp hand organises the tents while the chef prepares our lunch. We will rest for some hours then in the late afternoon visit Shandereka Cultural Village. The village provides nature walks, traditional dances, demonstrations on the traditional doctor, basket weaving, carving of wooden curios and the granaries where the grain is stored. Later we get back to the campsite and have our dinner around the fire place. After having dinner we will do our night drive to explore the Kazikini area. Most of the animals move from the Moremi Game Reserve to this area so doing a night drive gives us an opportunity to see nature in action.
After our morning breakfast we pack our luggage in the safari vehicle then drive to Boro Boat Station. We will find our polers waiting to take us in a journey by the traditional canoe (mokoro). We will mokoro for some hours to an island where we will stop and stretch our legs, we will also do bush walk for some minutes then get back into our mokoro. Our packed lunch and water will be with us so we can enjoy it while in the mokoro. On our way back to the boat station we will find our guide waiting for us. We then drive to Maun where we will spend a night in a lodge and enjoy dinner.
Today we have a leisurely morning with a late morning breakfast. We have an option of visiting the museum, going into town to buy postcards and other interesting stuff. We then go back to the lodge where we will have rest, there’s access to Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. Later in the afternoon there’s an option of doing a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Have dinner at the lodge on our last night of the safari. Arrangements for the next day’s drop at the airport (or hotel) will be made depending on flight times.
You’ll be dropped off at Maun airport or hotel. Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.