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Botswana - Family Safari to the Delta and Chobe

Wetlands, Wildlife and Wilderness

11 days

from £4,250pp (excluding flights)

Staying at comfortable, family friendly camps, journey across the watery landscapes of northern Botswana. Explore the waterways of the Okavago Delta, see the zebra migration at the remote Savute Marsh and meet the vast elephant herds of Chobe.

  • Stay at interconnecting family rooms throughout – perfect for travelling with children
  • Experience the wonders of these captivating landscapes, spotting an array of wildlife
  • Explore on land and water, cruising between the reeds in traditional mokoros
  • Fly from camp to camp and see the Okavango Delta from the sky, minimizing driving time

OKAVANGO DELTA

Begin at Camp Okavango, at the heart of the delta. Offering year-round water activities, this beautiful camp affords idyllic views over the delta. The airy wooden suites blend into the natural surroundings, with a large communal area providing numerous places to relax and enjoy the wilderness location.

With flexibility, explore the waterways, reed banks and islands of the delta. Move slowly through this watery landscape in a traditional mokoro, spotting wildlife on land, in the sky and beneath the water. For children, there is the chance to go fishing. With the help of the camp guides, attempt to catch local tiger fish and bream.

MOREMI

Fly deeper into the delta, to the Moremi Game Reserve – an archipelago amidst this expanse of water. Stay at the traditionally styled Camp Moremi, with its unobtrusive canvas tents on elegant teak decks. Spot an array of species, including elephants, leopards and antelopes. Explore by boat and 4x4, heading deep into this green wilderness. The air swarms with birdlife, including imperious fish eagles.

SAVUTE

Continue to the Savute Channel, which feeds the rich Savute Marsh. This area offers some of the region’s best game viewing and hosts the second-largest zebra migration on the continent. Watch as the marshlands fill with these striped animals, preyed on by an array of hungry predators.

Stay at the elegant Savute Safari Lodge, which looks out over an area populated by numerous bull elephants. Secluded and spacious, this relaxed camp is wonderfully positioned for exploring the surrounding landscape in open 4x4 vehicles.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Finish with two nights spent in the Chobe National Park, home to a vast elephant population. Stay at the largest of the four camps, Chobe Game Lodge. Positioned within the park, this comfortable lodge gives children room to explore and make use of its beautiful communal areas and sweeping decks.

Spend time driving through Chobe’s woodland-dominated landscape or take a quiet boat cruise down the Chobe River. Relaxed and slow-moving, the latter offers lovely views across the river, as well as great wildlife viewing.

WHY WE LIKE IT

This holiday combines a number of beautiful camps, dotted throughout northern Botswana’s rich landscapes. Large enough and flexible enough to be comfortable for families, these camps still maintain an intimate, wild feel. On top of this, they offer fantastic game viewing and excellent, child friendly guiding.

This trip is based on a family of four staying in a family suite, with two children under the age of 12. Children must be older than six to stay in these camps.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 4250 £ 1100
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what is included

  • All accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Voyage gratuities
  • All transfers

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Johannesburg overnight

Day 2

Fly Johannesburg to Maun

Travel from Maun to Okavango Delta (Air Transfer Journey)


The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest and most beautiful inland water systems, with perpetual and seasonal swamps and floodplains. Its waterways glisten like the fine silks of a spider's web and its numerous habitats offer superb breeding grounds for an abundance of wildlife. Depending on camp, activities centre on game drives, mekoro (local dugout canoe) trips, walking and horseback safaris. It is therefore a must for any first time visitor to Botswana.


You will be staying at Camp Okavango, Full board

Day 3

Activities at Camp Okavango
Explore the Okavango Delta, taking advantage of the activities on offer at the camp. These include both water and land-based excursions. Led by an expert guide, navigate the winding waterways of the delta by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) or modern motorboat. Spot hippos and crocodiles amongst the reeds and watch as birds flit across this fertile landscape.

On land, take guided bush walks on a number of islands. Admire the intricacies of this ever-changing landscape and spot the tracks of the big game that roams this watery expanse. Also spend time birding or fishing, with tiger fish and bream commonly caught here.


You will be staying at Camp Okavango, Full board

Day 4

Travel from Okavango Delta to Moremi Game Reserve (Air Transfer Journey)


Proclaimed in 1962 and named after Chef Moremi of the BaTawana tribe, the Moremi Game Reserve forms an integral part of the Okavango Delta. Its two large land masses - Chiefs Island and Mopane Tongue are excellent areas for big game and the Reserve's diversity of habitats are home to a huge amount of bird species which can be seen in and around the lagoons.


You will be staying at Camp Moremi, Full board

Day 5

Activities at Camp Moremi
Spend time exploring the Moremi Game Reserve. Take morning and afternoon game drives through this rich ecosystem. Spot numerous species, accompanied by an expert guide. Watch elephants grazing on green foliage, glimpse leopards relaxing in mopane trees and admire herds of watchful impalas.

Also take to the water and venture out into the heart of this wetland environment. The rich grasses attract kudus and waterbucks to the banks, whilst the birdlife is impressive. Spot fish eagles, colourful malachite kingfishers and even the rare Pel's fishing owl.


You will be staying at Camp Moremi, Full board

Day 6

Travel from Moremi Game Reserve to Savuti (Air Transfer Journey)


The Savuti region, which lies to the south of Linyanti, offers some of Botswana's best game viewing. The temperamental Savuti Channel which dries up periodically has recently began to flow again, bringing a lifeline to this dry region, and with it a variety of consistent wildlife and predatory cats.


You will be staying at Savute Safari Lodge, Full board

Day 7

Activities at Savute Safari Lodge
Take guided game drives through the impressive Savute area, dominated by the lush Savute Marsh. This area teems with wildlife, including lions, hyenas, cheetahs, elephants and antelopes. During the wet season, the birdlife is particularly rich, with the rains attracting a host of migratory species.

This fascinating area also attracts the second-largest zebra migration in Africa. Herds of these striped creatures flow through Savute between November and December, returning again between February and April. This masse of animals attracts an array of predators, making for spectacular game viewing.

Also visit the Gubatsa Hills. This small rocky outcrop is decorated with ancient San rock paintings.


You will be staying at Savute Safari Lodge, Full board

Day 8

Travel from Savuti to Kasane (Air Transfer Journey)

Drive from Kasane to Chobe National Park (Road Journey)


The Chobe River area has one of the largest concentrations of game in the African continent. Chobe National Park alone is home to 50,000 elephants. The open floodplains around the river make ideal viewing for a boat or vehicle safari. Chobe National Park is a great gateway location to other Botswana highlights, situated only two and half hours from Victoria Falls and Livingstone.


You will be staying at Chobe Game Lodge, Full board

Day 9

Activities at Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge's location means that both water-based and land-based activities are on offer. Take early morning and late-afternoon game drives through the Chobe National Park, or take a spectacular cruise down the Chobe River. The latter is best done at sunset or early in the morning, when the views are particularly beautiful and game viewing excellent.

The park is renowned for its vast herds of elephants, which roam the tree-dotted landscape. During the dry season, these congregate on the lush floodplains, accompanied by buffalos. The wildlife sightings from the river and on land are excellent; spot lions, wild dogs, pukus, red lechwes, giraffes and roan antelopes.


You will be staying at Chobe Game Lodge, Full board

Day 10

Drive from Chobe National Park to Kasane (Road Journey)

Fly Kasane to Johannesburg

Fly Johannesburg to London overnight

Day 11

Arrive into London Heathrow.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge

This beautiful river-facing lodge sits within Chobe National Park and offers a fantastic base for exploring this wildlife-rich landscape....

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Camp Moremi

Camp Moremi

Classically themed, this unobtrusive camp sits on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon, at the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve....

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Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango

Situated just outside the northern boundary of Moremi Game Reserve at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta on remote Nxaragha Island, is Camp Okavango....

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Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge

Set beneath ancient camelthorn trees on the banks of the Savute Channel, this beautiful camp sits at the heart of the spectacular Savute area....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Destination Experts

Our experts have unrivalled firsthand knowledge of Botswana

Bridget Cohen, Travel Expert

"Bridget had a great knowledge of the areas being looked at and given I have spent time in both countries, it required someone who completely understood the type of camps preferred."

"Bridget's service was very personal and friendly whilst maintaining a professional manner. All my questions were dealt with promptly and efficiently."

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Jackie Devereux, Travel Expert

"Every part of our trip was the highlight and it is not possible for us to point out just one thing, event or place."

"However, we received a magnificent surprise of a helicopter ride between camps in Botswana which meant a flight over the delta and an opportunity to see the delta and how it is formed. It was a wonderful surprise organised by Jackie and we were both absolutely overjoyed with the opportunity. I do not believe that there was more that could have been done as we had a magnificent trip."

"Jackie was excellent- she listened and was very knowledgeable."

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