9 Day Botswana Intimate Safari: Camping & Wildlife Encounter

Camping
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Camping Small Group
Length 9 days
Countries Visited Botswana
Starts Maun
Ends Kasane
Age Range 12 - 65 and above
Tour SKU CAM3502
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What You'll Experience

Why You'll Love this Tour

An actual safari experience awaits you on this group camping vacation around Botswana, where you stay two nights in each region. This is a journey for true safari fans. Included in the cost are a boat tour, a mokoro canoe trip, and a flight over the Okavango Delta. Anticipate breathtaking wildlife encounters and secluded private campsites. Your entire camp staff will take care of you.

Tour Price

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 3570 - USD 4485 (Price fluctuations occur due to Season and Number of Travellers. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Dates Tour Length: 9 days


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Included

  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation - 8 Nights’ stay in mobile safari tents
  • Transport in a custom designed 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Camp crew (cook, camp assistant)
  • Camping equipment (tents, beds, chairs, tables etc)
  • Private en-suite bathroom with bush-toilet and warm water bucket shower
  • Bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo, insect repellent etc.)
  • Selected drinks such as wine, beer, G&T, selected soft drinks, fruit juice, Amarula and bottled water during the safari
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All national park fees
  • Flight Maun – Moremi Game Reserve
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance with Okavango Air Rescue to Maun
  • Light aircraft scenic flight over the Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve Game drive (Xakanaxa / Third Bridge area)
  • Explore the waterways of Khwai in a mokoro - traditional dugout canoe
  • Chobe National Park Game Drives
  • Afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River

Excluded

  • Additional flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks not indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Activities

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

  • Light aircraft scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve Game drive
  • Moremi Game Reserve Game drive (Xakanaxa / Third Bridge area)
  • Explore the waterways of Khwai in a mokoro - traditional dugout canoe
  • Chobe National Park Game Drives
  • Afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River

Itinerary

Day 1: Maun – Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Be sure to arrive at Maun Airport around 1pm, Mack Air will be waiting to greet you with a hearty Botswana welcome. For your breathtaking light aircraft scenic flight above Chief’s Island and the Okavango Delta, you will meet your pilot. You get a fisheye perspective of this remarkable biosphere throughout this fly. Your guide will be waiting to take you to your mobile camp with a game drive en route when you land at your bush airstrip within the Moremi Game Reserve. You and your fellow travelers head to your campsite in your 4×4 safari vehicle. You can anticipate seeing wildlife for the first time on this trip, which also serves as your first game drive. At the campsite, chilled refreshments and a tour of the camp will be provided by the welcoming camp staff. Savor a delectable dinner and then spend precious time counting stars while gathered around the campfire. Your group camping tour in Botswana begins with you spending the first night in your roomy walk-in tent in the middle of the bush.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Moremi Game Reserve
Included Highlights: Light aircraft scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve Game drive
Distance: ±100 km
Time: ± 4-5 hours

Day 2: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Because animals are most active in the cooler morning hours and there’s a considerable chance of seeing amazing wildlife sightings, safari days begin early. You go on game drives throughout the day in the Moremi Game Reserve’s Xakanaxa/Third Bridge region. You tour the 5,000 square kilometer protected region with your guide and fellow travelers. One of the greatest locations for a safari in Botswana, if not all of Africa, is Moremi. Mopane woods, lagunes, and shallow waterways define the Xakanaxa Region, which is located in the center of the Moremi Game Reserve. These areas are great for observing elephants, crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of antelopes. Moremi is also home to chetahs, leopards, and lions. You may unwind by the campfire at night, watch the stars come out, and then drift off to sleep to the sounds of the nightly bush concert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Moremi Game Reserve
Included Highlights: Moremi Game Reserve Game drive (Xakanaxa / Third Bridge area)

Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve – Khwai Region, Botswana

You go eastward today to the Khwai Region; even though you will be camping in a new location, the Moremi Game Reserve remains inside your boundaries. The drive will take three to four hours, depending on the state of the roads. Situated at the extreme northeastern tip of the Okavango Delta, the Khwai Region is distinguished by its wide grasslands, trees, and particularly its lagunes, streams, and meadows. The Moremi Game Reserve and the adjacent Khwai Community Area are divided by the Khwai River. You eat a picnic box lunch along the way so that you can enjoy more game drives. Lions and hyenas can be found in Khwai, but if you’re lucky, you might also see the elusive leopards or the uncommon African wild hunting dogs. This is even home to sable and roan antelopes. The camping team makes sure you have all you need as you enjoy another night in your cozy walk-in tent. Your campsite is in the Moremi Game Reserve, in a quiet and peaceful area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Moremi Game Reserve (Secluded and Private spot within the Moremi Game reserve)
Distance: ± 100 km
Time: ±3 – 4 hours

Day 4: Khwai Region, Botswana

Before you go on another game drive, savor your breakfast outside. Your knowledgeable guide is quite familiar with the area and will give interesting information and tales about the social behavior of the animals in addition to knowing the best spots to observe them. You two stroll through the Khwai River’s meadows. Compared to the Khwai Community Area across the river, this area is more isolated. You will enjoy an even more unique safari experience in this way. Every day on safari is unique, and you’ll be shocked by how much you’ve already seen and done. A unique experience is in store for you in the afternoon as you cruise the Khwai Region’s winding rivers in a mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. the canoeist guides you through the river and reed maze with the help of the local poler. As your mokoro floats silently across the shallow water, you can see crocodiles, hippos, and other types of aquatic birds. a quintessential Botswana experience and perhaps the high point of your journey. You may look forward to a great dinner and a blazing campfire in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Khwai Region
Included Highlight: Explore the waterways of Khwai in a mokoro – traditional dugout canoe

Day 5: Khwai Region – Chobe National Park (Savuti Region), Botswana

Traveling to the isolated Savuti Region in the southwest of Chobe National Park today will take you from the farthest point of the Okavango Delta. It’s a stark change in scenery from the Khwai Region’s lush meadows to this parched, nearly desert-like savannah. Predators are the main reason for the Savuti Region’s notoriety. Antelopes and other wildlife are being preyed upon by sizable prides of lions and hyena packs. Enjoy the national parks of Botswana for one more day and night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Chobe National Park
Distance: ± 170 km
Time: ± 5 – 6 km

Day 6: Chobe National Park (Savuti Region), Botswana

More prolonged game drives in one of Botswana’s top areas for animal viewing are what to anticipate. Whether or not the Savuti Channel is running determines how drastically the Savuti region changes. This canal had completely dried up until a few years ago. The Savuti Channel did not have water in it for over thirty years. For the first time since the protracted dry spell, its water reached the marsh in 2010. The dynamics of the place can change significantly depending on whether or not there is water present because it is unpredictable when and whether it will flow. With ample time to savor both large and small moments during your game drive, you may explore the natural environment to the fullest with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. You cap off the day with a blanket of stars glittering in the sky and a campfire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Chobe National Park
Included Highlights: Chobe National Park Game Drives

Day 7: Chobe National Park (Savuti Region) – Chobe National Park (River Front), Botswana

Your next campground is located in the northeastern region of the enormous Chobe National Park, which is renowned for its abundance of animals. Following breakfast, your camp staff will pack up as usual, and you and your guide will proceed on the first game drive of the day. You will also arrive at your new campground after this game drive. You will travel through a portion of the Chobe Forest Reserve on your way to the Chobe River Front today. Chobe is renowned for having an exceptionally high population of elephants, who roam the area in vast herds. Along with elephants, other animals that can be seen along the banks of the Chobe River include buffaloes, hippos, and big cats. You stay in your comfortable walk-in tent for one more night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Chobe National Park
Included Highlights: Chobe National Park Game Drive
Distance: ± 150 km
Time: ± 4 – 5 hours

Day 8: Chobe National Park (River Front), Botswana

Make the most of your final full day on safari. Along with your guide and fellow travelers, you take in the Chobe River’s surrounds. It is the park’s primary water source and draws a wide variety of animal species. Another high point is in store for the afternoon: You can see the animals from a different angle when taking a boat tour on the Chobe River. Elephants frequently visit the river to splash around and drink, which is a unique experience. Your camp team will cook you one last bush dinner in the evening. Sip on a drink by the fireplace while gazing up at the starry sky.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping in Chobe National Park
Included Highlights: Chobe National Park Game Drive (Full Day), Afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River

Day 9: Chobe National Park (River Front) – Kasane, Botswana

We are coming to a conclusion of your group camping excursion in Botswana. You arrive in Kasane at around 9 a.m. following an early breakfast and a final, brief game drive. As you say your goodbyes, we hope that your vacation will live on in your memory for a very long time.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: ± 50 km
Time: ± 1 hour

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.

FROM

R66,400

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 3570 - USD 4485 (Price fluctuations occur due to Season and Number of Travellers. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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