Botswana's Best Camping Safari

Spectacular wildlife observation in the Okavango Delta, Moremi, and Chobe
Overview

overview

Camp and explore amidst the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa. The Okavango, Moremi, Chobe, and Savute are legendary wildlife sanctuaries. Enjoy spectacular game viewing from land and water as your safari guide leads you deep into wildest Africa. You will savor the best natural wonders of Africa while still enjoying the comforts of secluded bush camps within Botswana’s incredible national parks and reserves.

itinerary

itinerary

  • Day 1: Maun

    Upon arrival at the Maun airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your camp near Maun. A light lunch at a local restaurant will be included. Your first evening in the African bush will be spent relaxing around the campfire, under the bright stars of the southern hemisphere.

    Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Days 2-3: Okavango Delta Area of Moremi Reserve
    Exploring the reserves in morokos

    The Moremi Wildlife Reserve is situated in the northeastern corner of the Okavango Delta and is a true wilderness area with rich, green vegetation. The area teems with bird life and has a vast population of wild animals. The morning of the first day starts with a visit to the Cultural Village in the Sankuyo area, where you will see the lifestyles and traditions of the Bayei tribe, celebrated for having brought the mokoro (dugout canoes) to the delta.  You will spend the remainder of these days exploring the channels and lagoons in mokoros and on game drives.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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  • Days 4-5: Khwai Area of Moremi Reserve
    You will find abundant wildlife

    Travel to the Khwai flood plains and continue to explore the ever-changing scenery of the reserve. Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives while you uncover the secrets of this pristine wilderness area, in search of the many species of animal and bird life that make Moremi their home. While here, you have the option of a two-hour mokoro excursion (additional charge.)

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Days 6-8: Savute and Chobe National Park
    Embark on an unforgettable game viewing boat cruise

    Continuing overland through the national parks, you will visit the dry Savute marsh and channel, famous for its abundance of large predators. This amazing area and its waterholes will be explored during early morning and late afternoon game drives.
    Chobe National Park is famous for its beautiful scenery and magnificent sunsets, with the largest elephant population in Africa living in this region. You may see large herds, including matriarchal groups shepherding their young, during the game drives and an unforgettable game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River.

    Meals
    3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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  • Day 9: Chobe / Onward
    Visit Victoria Falls on an optional extension. Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders)

    Your safari culminates after breakfast today. You might consider an extension to Victoria Falls or Capetown or elsewhere in southern Africa, or begin your homeward journey from the airport at Kasane. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    The Waterfront, or similar
Price and Date Details

Price and Date Details

Mar 7-15, 2015
Mar 17-25, 2015R
Apr 11-19, 2015
Apr 21-29, 2015R
May 2-10, 2015
May 9-17, 2015
May 12-20, 2015R
May 19-27, 2015R
Jun 6-14, 2015
Jun 13-21, 2015
Jun 16-24, 2015R
Jun 23-Jul 1, 2015R
Jul 4-12, 2015
Jul 11-19, 2015
Jul 14-22, 2015R
Sep 5-13, 2015
Sep 12-20, 2015
Sep 15-23, 2015R
Sep 22-30, 2015R
Oct 3-11, 2015
Oct 10-18, 2015
Oct 13-21, 2015R
Oct 20-28, 2015R
Nov 7-15, 2015
Nov 17-25, 2015R
Land Cost:
$3,550
- $4,100
Seasonal Pricing Peak (Jun-Oct): $4,100 pp Off Season: $3,550 pp
Single Supplement:
$425
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Need to Know

Need to Know

"Alfresco" en-suite bathroom offered with warm bucket shower, wash basin, porta-potty toilet and towels.

This itinerary sometimes operates in reverse (Kasane to Maun)

Day 1 Kasane to Chobe Nat'l Park
Days 2-3 Chobe National Park
Day 4-5 Khwai area of Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Days6-8 Okavango Delta area of Moremi
Day 9 Maun

Duration:
9 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
2
secluded bush camps with "al fresco" en-suite facilities & comfortable hotel
Group Size:
2-8
per 4x4 vehicle (2 vehicles may travel together on certain departures)
Activity Level:
3
fully-staffed camping, travel over rough roads

Terms & Conditions: 

Southern and South Africa

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Included in costs: Meals as noted in (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation & check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

Deposit and payment schedule: A non-refundable twenty-five percent (25%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy. NOTE:COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL PASSENGERS TRAVELING ON THIS SAFARI! 

Air fares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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Trip Extensions

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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