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Botswana Classical Lodge Safari

Experience the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai Concession Area of the wild Okavango Delta, before exploring the Savuti Marsh and Chobe River regions of Chobe National Park, ending at Victoria Falls

Explore Botswana's crowning wilderness gems on open 4x4 game drives and boat cruises, taking in the breathtaking scenery and spotting an abundance of wildlife and birds. Fly into the Okavango Delta to experience the prestigious Moremi Game Reserve and private Khwai Concession Area, before visiting the famous Savuti Channel and Chobe River areas of Chobe National Park, and finishing at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls!

Day 1 - 3: Moremi Game Reserve & Khwai Concession Area – Botswana

This Botswana Classical Lodge Safari begins in Maun, the closest town to the world-famous Okavango Delta.

 

The safari kicks-off with a short tour briefing, before boarding a small aircraft for our flight into the delta. Landing in the Okavango Delta your guide is there to meet you and transfer you to our first game lodge in the Khwai Concession area. Driving to the lodge in Khwai, which borders on Moremi Game Reserve, we get our first taste of game viewing in the untamed bush. The award-winning Moremi Game Reserve is rated as one of the best protected areas in Africa. This prestigious reserve offers outstanding scenery and hosts incredibly diverse ecosystems, including prolific birdlife and high concentrations of wildlife.

 

Our first lodge stands in a mopane forest overlooking a natural pan, in the Khwai Concession area. Settle in and sit back on the thatch-roofed deck to watch the wildlife and birds drawn to the pan in the late afternoon.

 

We spend the first few days of our wildlife safari exploring Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Concession in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Moremi is the only part of the delta that is an official protected area. The reserve covers about a third of the Okavango Delta, incorporating both wetland and savannah habitats on the eastern side of the delta. Here, we enjoy outstanding game viewing year-round with sightings including lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, cheetah, African wild dog, zebra and a variety of antelope species. Red lechwe, tsessebe, wildebeest, impala and sitatunga are all found in the reserve. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the area, amongst them, the African fish eagle, saddle-billed stork, crested crane, slaty egret and sacred ibis.

 

The community owned and run Khwai Concession covers over 1815km² of beautiful wilderness on the north eastern edge of the Okavango Delta, with Moremi Game Reserve to the southwest and Chobe National Park to the northeast. The Khwai Community Reserve is dominated by mopane woodlands and runs along the Khwai River where hippo, crocodile, buffalo, red lechwe and plenty of other animals and birds are commonly spotted. The concession is a good place for seeing Africa wild dogs and leopards, as well as spotted hyenas.

 

Day 4 & 5: Savuti Channel – Botswana

On day four we head north after breakfast, making our way to the Savuti region of Chobe National Park.

 

After standing dry for about three decades the Savuti Channel once again flowed into Savuti Marsh in 2010, reviving the dry western region of Chobe Park. The resurgence of this ephemeral channel has spurred the growth of lush grasses and vegetation, attracting large numbers of herbivores, abundant birdlife and numerous predators.

 

We spend the next two days watching wildlife on the acacia studded plains and on the banks of the Savuti Channel. Savuti is renowned for its exceptional game viewing, especially its rewarding predator sightings. Lions, wild dogs, leopards and spotted hyenas are often seen here, along with elephants, buffalos and other large mammals.

Day 6 & 7: Chobe National Park – Botswana

Day six sees us travelling further north to the Chobe River region of Chobe National Park. Travelling through remote wild landscapes, we proceed to Kasane in the far northeastern corner of Botswana. Our next lodge is located on the banks of the Chobe River, near Chobe National Park.

Waking up early on day seven we set off on a game drive in Chobe National Park, taking in the scenic bush environment as we search out Africa's classical wildlife species.

During the hottest part of the day we return to the safari lodge for lunch (own account) and a rest. Later, we embark on a game viewing boat cruise, along Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its superb boat-based game viewing and bird watching, with the river attracting an abundance of creatures. On our laid-back cruise we get to soak up the peaceful scenery and spot elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos and all kinds of antelopes. Bird watchers can expect rewarding sightings too, with birds including African fish eagles, plovers, kingfishers, African skimmers and many more.

After watching a magnificent sunset display over the riverine bush we return to the lodge for a relaxing evening.

Day 8: Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

On day eight we have breakfast at the lodge and leave Chobe behind. Travelling east, we cross the border into north-western Zimbabwe and make our way to Victoria Falls.

We visit the falls on foot, with a local guide who tells us more about the local history, fauna and flora. Visiting the biggest sheet of falling water in the world, we marvel at the spectacular natural wonder known as 'The Smoke that Thunders'. At about 1700m wide and 108 metres at its tallest, Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring spectacle sending up a massive spray of mist as it plummets into the Batoka Gorge!

Day 9: Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

This morning after breakfast at the lodge our Botswana Classical Lodge Safari comes to a close.

With so many things to do at Victoria Falls, we highly recommend spending some extra time here to embark on optional adventure activities.

Note: Distances indicated in the itinerary are calculated from the GPS coordinates for each service included in the itinerary, they are given as an indication. The photographs displayed in the itinerary serve as a general illustration of the destination and providers only and do not constitute a contractually binding description of specific services

Included in this trip:

6-night accommodation in top rated luxury resort

All meals: Snacks and beverages (water, non-alcoholic, beer & wine)

ALL inclusive of return transportation from the Airport

Welcome Meet and Greet Reception and Gift T shirt,

All activities as per itinerary

Excluded

National Park fee and conservation fee

Visas and related Personal Border Taxes

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature

Flights arrival and departure taxes

Meals not listed on the itinerary

Travel and personal accident insurance

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