12 Day Botswana’s Best: Luxury & Wildlife Encounters

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort Lodges
Length 12 days
Countries Visited Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Maun
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Min 1
Age Range 12 - 65 and above
Tour SKU ACS3512
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What You'll Experience

  • Chobe National Park
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Maun
  • Flights in small aircraft
  • Different safari activities
  • Classic game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Boat activities
  • Mokoro excursions
  • Sunset boat cruises
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls

Why You'll Love this Tour

Fly to Botswana's wildest, most untouched locations to see amazing animal sightings. While staying in opulent and exclusive lodgings. You’ll take game drives, nature hikes, and mokoro boat trips to explore and experience the beauty of Botswana's wildlife. At last, to complete the perfect Botswana fly-in safari, go to the infamous and magnificent Victoria Falls.

Tour Price

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Included

  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation - 11 nights’ stay in tented camps and lodges (depending on availability, accommodation of a similar standard will be booked)
  • All mentioned transfers
  • Flights in light aircraft Maun – Kalahari – Okavango Delta – Khwai Private Reserve – Kasane
  • Scheduled activities
  • National park fees
  • All soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages at Gham Dhao Lodge, Dukes Camp, Little Sable, Chobe under Canvas and Victoria Falls River Lodge
  • Kalahari Morning and Afternoon open vehicles game drives
  • Bush Walk with San people
  • Morning Drive or Walk in the Kalahari
  • Okavango Delta Game Drives, Water based safaris with experienced guides (water permitting)
  • Chobe National Park Open vehicle Game Drives, Half Day Adventure River Safari
  • Game Activities – Morning/Afternoon Game Drive in the Zambezi National Park and Sunrise/Sunset River Cruise

Excluded

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
  • Laundry

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

  • Kalahari Morning and Afternoon open vehicles game drives
  • Bush Walk with San people
  • Morning Drive or Walk in the Kalahari
  • Okavango Delta Game Drives, Water based safaris with experienced guides (water permitting)
  • Chobe National Park Open vehicle Game Drives, Half Day Adventure River Safari
  • Game Activities – Morning/Afternoon Game Drive in the Zambezi National Park and Sunrise/Sunset River Cruise


Other Activities

  • Catch a shuttle transfer to town and explore the falls
  • Victoria Falls Souvenir market, Scenic flights, Bungee jumping, white water rafting

Itinerary

Day 1 – 2: Maun – Kalahari, Botswana

Immerse yourself in the Kalahari’s timeless beauty! Your Botswana adventure begins with a scenic light aircraft flight to Gham Dhao Lodge, your luxurious base in a private reserve bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Explore this vast desert landscape on morning and afternoon game drives, searching for lions, leopards, and an array of antelope species. For a truly unique experience, embark on guided walks with the San people, one of Earth’s oldest civilizations, learning their secrets for surviving in this harsh yet captivating environment. Unwind in the relaxed ambiance of Gham Dhao Lodge after an unforgettable day of discovery!

Meals: 1x Breakfast (Day 2), 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners
Accommodation: Gham Dhao Lodge.(2 Nights)
Transport: Light Aircraft Transfer
Included Activities: Morning and Afternoon open vehicles game drives, Bush Walk with San people
Highlights: Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Day 3 – 4: Kalahari – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Buckle up for a breathtaking flight over the Kalahari Desert! Departing after a final Kalahari exploration (time permitting), you’ll land in the heart of the Okavango Delta, a jewel nestled amidst the arid landscape. Your luxurious base awaits – Dukes Camp, nestled on a secluded island lagoon. This diverse habitat brims with wildlife, from lions and leopards to cheetahs and a dazzling array of herbivores. Explore the Delta by traditional mokoro canoe or thrilling game drives, guided by experts who will unveil the secrets of this remarkable ecosystem. Unwind at Dukes Camp after an unforgettable day of discovery!

Meals: 2x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners
Accommodation: Dukes Camp (2 Nights)
Transport: Transfer in light aircraft to the Okavango Delta
Included Activities: Morning Drive or Walk in the Kalahari
Highlights: Okavango Delta

Day 5 -7: Okavango Delta – Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana

After breakfast, soar by light aircraft to the heart of the Greater Okavango Delta. Little Sable Camp, your luxurious base, sits within the vast Khwai Private Reserve. This pristine wilderness boasts iconic landscapes – sprawling floodplains, lush grasslands, and intricate waterways – teeming with wildlife. Search for Africa’s iconic animals, from lions and elephants to elusive wild dogs and pangolins. Embark on thrilling game drives, explore by water-based safari (water level permitting), or relax in a ground-level hide for close wildlife encounters. Expert guides will unveil the secrets of this remarkable ecosystem. Unwind at Little Sable Camp after unforgettable days of discovery in Khwai’s paradise!

Meals: 2x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners
Accommodation: Little Sable Camp.
Transport: Light Aircraft Transfer to the Khwai Region,
Included Activities: Game Drives, Water based safaris with experienced guides (water permitting)
Highlights: Khwai Private Reserve

Day 8 – 9: Khwai Private Reserve – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Awaken to the bush chorus and embark on an optional pre-breakfast adventure (time permitting). Soar by light aircraft for breathtaking panoramas over the Savuti, Linyanti, and Chobe floodplains – a photographer’s dream!

Your luxurious base awaits: Chobe Under Canvas, an exclusive tented camp nestled by the mighty Chobe River. Aptly named “the land of giants,” Chobe boasts Africa’s largest elephant herds, exceeding 40,000 strong. Witness these magnificent creatures alongside buffalo and other wildlife congregating on the fertile floodplains during the dry season.

Expertly guided game drives and a thrilling half-day photographic safari with Pangolin Photo Safaris allow you to capture these unforgettable encounters on the Chobe River. Observe animals quenching their thirst and soak up captivating sunsets with a drink in hand.

This is your Chobe adventure in a nutshell: Witnessing epic wildlife spectacles, capturing breathtaking scenery, and unwinding in luxurious comfort at Chobe Under Canvas. Unforgettable memories await!

Meals: 2x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners
Accommodation: Chobe Under Canvas
Distance: ± 20 km (Day 8)
Driving Time
: 1 hour
Transport: Light Aircraft flight to Kasane
Included Activities: Open vehicle Game Drives, Half Day Adventure River Safari
Optional activities: Breakfast Activity (time dependant)
Highlights: Savuti, Linyanti, Chobe floodplains, Chobe River, Chobe National Park

Day 10 – 11: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Savor a leisurely breakfast before journeying to Zimbabwe’s majestic Victoria Falls, “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – the smoke that thunders! Unwind at the luxurious Victoria Falls River Lodge, nestled on the mighty Zambezi River within the teeming Zambezi National Park.

Witness a symphony of wildlife: herds of sable, elephant, giraffe, and more roam alongside lions and leopards. Embark on two daily game activities, including thrilling game drives and scenic sunset/sunrise river cruises.

Explore the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls: take a shuttle into town, lose yourself in the rainforest spray (entrance fees not included), or browse the vibrant market. For the truly adventurous, optional activities like scenic flights, bungee jumping, and white-water rafting await (not included).

Spend your final two safari nights at the Victoria Falls River Lodge, savoring unforgettable memories. This is your grand finale – a fusion of breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife encounters, and luxurious relaxation.

Meals: 2x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners
Accommodation: Victoria Falls River Lodge.
Distance: ± 100 km (Day 10)
Driving Time
: 2 – 3 hours
Included Activities: Game Activities – Morning/Afternoon Game Drive in the Zambezi National Park and Sunrise/Sunset River Cruise
Optional activities: Catch a shuttle transfer to town and explore the falls, Souvenir market, Scenic flights, Bungee jumping, white water rafting
Highlights: Victoria Falls, Game Drives, River Cruise

Day 12: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Savor a final breakfast before departing Victoria Falls Airport, carrying unforgettable memories of your Botswana odyssey. Feel the exhilaration of your 12-day adventure – the diverse wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and luxurious pampering. But perhaps this is just the beginning… If Africa has ignited your wanderlust, let us craft your next unforgettable adventure! Contact us today to explore further possibilities.

Distance: ± 20 km
Driving Time
: 30 minutes

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced From USD 12240 (Price fluctuations occur due to season. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

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