Botswana HIGHLIGHTS

OKAVANGO DELTA, CHOBE GAME RESERVE, CHOBE RIVER FRONT

10 DAYS

WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!

Botswana is an unforgettable travel destination blessed with abundant wildlife, ancient cultures, and a staggering diversity of landscapes.

The Khwai region!  This pristine wilderness offers a unique blend of lush landscapes and diverse ecosystems, providing a habitat for majestic elephants and elusive predators.

Next up is Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, one of Botswana’s most unexplored wilderness areas, set along the Linyanti River and Savute Channel. The private concessions—each one a true hidden gem—are tucked away in the north-western corner of Chobe National Park, on the border of Botswana and Namibia, and its biggest drawcards are the absence of crowds as well as the high concentration of wildlife.

Visit the Chobe River Front for an extraordinary wildlife encounter, especially renowned for its impressive gatherings of elephants. A river cruise offers a unique perspective to witness not only these majestic creatures but also a diverse array of wildlife, including hippos and crocodiles.

 

Highlights:

  • Okavango Delta (Khwai Concession)
  • Chobe Game Reserve (Linyanti)
  • Chobe River front

OVERVIEW

Itinerary at a glance

◽️ DAY 0    | Travel

     Departure

◽️ DAY 1     | South Africa

     Johannesburg arrival

    

◽️ DAY 2-4    | Botswana

     Okavango Delta (Khwai)

◽️ DAY 5-6   | Botswana

     Chobe Enclave (Linyanti)

◽️ DAY 7-9  | Botswana

     Chobe River front

◽️ DAY 10     | Return

     End of safari

 

MAP

MAP

Visualize your journey!

DAY 0  |  Dates to be updated

YOUR SAFARI STARTS NOW!

📍 Depart home

DEPARTURE

Your adventure starts now!

Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.

* See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

DAY 1 | Dates to be updated

JOHANNESBURG

Overnight

📍 Africa Sky

AFRICA SKY

Guest House Overview

Welcome to South Africa! Johannesburg (JNB / OR Tambo) Airport arrival with meet & greet service.

Your arrival night overnight accommodation: AfricaSky Boutique Hotel is conveniently located only 10 minutes from  Johannesburg's  O.R. Tambo International airport. A short drive will have you arriving at an oasis, rooms beautifully appointed and nestled in a peaceful lush garden. Enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast all on-site. True African hospitality and service excellence.

Just look out towards the information desk located in the arrivals hall for your pick-up with your name on it. 10 Minute road transfer to your overnight accommodation.

DINNER, B&B

GUEST HOUSE

OVERNIGHT

DAY 2-4 | Dates to be updated

KHWAI REGION

Safari days!

📍 Sango Camp

KHWAI REGION

A wildlife-rich and diverse ecosystem that offers a mosaic of lagoons, shallow flooded pans, open grass plains, and wooded woodlands is located on the boundaries of the well conserved Moremi Game Reserve. Without a doubt, one of Botswana's most picturesque regions is the Khwai region. Take advantage of the traditional Khwai village's cultural offerings while staying at Khwai Leadwood.

The Khwai Concession is a private reserve adjacent to the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, separated from this reserve by the Khwai River. Dominated by grasslands, permanent flood plains and large areas of Mopane forests and home to large herds of elephants take their bath next to hippos, whilst being watched by lechwe antelopes. As the Khwai concession lies outside the parks, it offers the freedom and flexibility normally only possible with the heavier price tag of a private concession. Go off road for a closer look at sightings, night drives in search of nocturnal species, and with a little advanced planning, head out on game walks to check wildlife on foot!

During the dry season, many animals migrate down from the Linyanti area because the Khwai River provides a reliable source of water, attracting many antelopes, giraffes, buffalos, and zebras. There are also numerous bird species, particularly egrets, cranes, vultures, and various eagle species that specialize in catching catfish.

ACTIVITIES
During your time here, you’ll spend most days exploring the narrow Khwai river, which forms the natural boundary to the Moremi Game Reserve the south. The Khwai river is a beacon for wildlife and plays host to leopards talking Letswe in the long grass, lions swimming from the banks to save their cups during territorial disputes and crocodiles competing with while dogs for a meal of Impala.

Safari days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

 SANGO CAMP

Camp Overview

Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve!, the camp offers you the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of this unique habitat.

This intimate safari camp offers you the chance to learn first hand about the unique lifestyle and experiences that come from living and growing up in one of the most wildlife rich areas of Botswana.Accommodating 12 guests in 6 en-suite Meru tents, the camp is designed in the style of the classic tented safari camp of days gone by. With its open-air bucket showers, hand crafted furnishings and classic styling, it aims to rekindle the atmosphere of the luxury mobile safari camp, successfully blending the rustic with the luxurious.

ACTIVITIES
The camp’s location allows guests to take advantage of a host of wildlife activities which include; open vehicle game drives both in the Moremi and in the Khwai concession area, guided bush walks, and night drives. With a combination of permanent water, seasonal floodplains, open grasslands, riverine forests, and dry woodlands this incredibly rich habitat supports a diversity and abundance of mammals and birds rarely matched in northern Botswana. Sango Safari Camp invites you to share in this bounty.

Morning transfer to local airstrip for your scheduled chartered flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta - Moremi Game Reserve! *Please be on the lookout for your driver with your name sign. Baggage assistance followed by a road transfer to camp.

*Please see your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 5-6 | Dates to be updated

LINYANTI WILDLIFE RESERVE

Safari Days

📍 Linyanti Expeditions Camp

LINYATI WILDLIFE RESERVE

Area Overview

Linyanti (located inside the Chobe National Park) is a quiet, remote place in northern Botswana and one of the last great wildernesses in Southern Africa. Water is the draw card here! Elephants are particularly thirsty and during the dry season huge herds pass through and congregate along the river. Great groups of zebra and buffalo get stuck in too, jostling for a turn at the taps.

The Linyanti River is a permanent watercourse and is thus a magnet for the wildlife of northern Botswana and a destination for migration from the dry areas of northern Botswana. Game viewing is therefore excellent, especially during the dry winter months when surface water from rainfall has disappeared in other areas.

In terms of fauna, lion is common along with spotted hyena. Leopard frequent the larger trees in the riverine forest. Antelopes such as kudu, impala, reedbuck and steenbok will be found all year round. The area is a stronghold of waterbuck; these are found in few other areas. Giraffe are stalwarts here as are warthog and baboon. Wild dog traverse the area and are most likely to be seen in July and August in the Linyanti.

The presence of large game in this region significantly increases during the dry season, attracting substantial herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffes, and buffaloes, along with the world's highest concentration of elephants. The area is also home to multiple packs of wild dogs, and sightings of lions, leopards, and cheetahs are frequent occurrences. Nighttime drives present opportunities to encounter nocturnal creatures like civets, genets, honey badgers, and spring hares.

ACTIVITIES
Morning and afternoon game drives will deliver excellent game viewing experiences and since the Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando reserves are privately-managed, you'll be treated to off-road driving for close-up encounters as well as exciting night drives and guided nature walks.

 
Safari days ahead! Imagine what the sight of all these juicy beasts along the river looks like for lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Bat-eared foxes join the party, as do hippo and crocodile. You can even see the rare sable and Sitatunga antelope.

Safari days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

LINYANTI EXPEDITIONS CAMP

Camp Overview

This small, intimate camp comprise of six ground level expedition style tents, with views of the bush around them. Each en suite bathroom has a toilet and bucket shower. The décor reminds of a bygone era of original African expeditions.
The main tented areas also include a dining tent where guests can witness the art of open fire food preparation, whilst sharing camp fire stories and the days’ events. The other tent serves as a lounge where guests can relax or read a book and enjoy the beautiful views over the Linyanti marsh.

ACTIVITIES
Located within the Chobe National Park, this seasonal camp, the focus is on walking safaris, Morning, afternoon and night game drives as well as mokoro trips through the Linyanti Wetland (water level permitted) is also offered. Due to walking activities. Linaynti Expeditions Camp operates from May to October

*Please see your safari itinerary for transfer logistics.

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 7-9 | Dates to be updated

CHOBE NP

Safari Days

📍 Serondela Lodge

 CHOBE RIVER

Area Overview

Chobe National Park includes two incredible wildlife areas: Chobe Riverfront and Savute. The Chobe River is one of Africa’s magical rivers, attracting animal of all sizes. Chobe also offers the  highest density of elephants to be found anywhere in Africa, Chobe National Park is the ultimate safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

Immerse yourself in nature's grandeur and witness the breathtaking spectacle of Chobe River's prolific wildlife, where majestic elephants roam freely, diverse bird species take flight, and unforgettable safari adventures await, making it a must-visit destination for every intrepid traveler.

The Chobe River forms its northern boundary and in the extreme south-west it borders the Moremi Game Reserve. The riverfront is a markable wildlife area due to the permanent water source of the Chobe River. Most wildlife activity occurs along the banks of the river - especially during the drier winter months (May – October) when animals congregate at the river to quench their thirst. The spectacle of all the animals coming to drink and frolic at the water's edge is a sight to behold! Birding enthusiasts will find the riverfront a fantastic destination at this time with more than 400 species of birds, including migratory species and numerous birds of prey.

All that said, Chobe National Park is most famous for its elephant and buffalo populations, both of which can herd in mammoth proportions. With an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 elephants, these gentle giants constantly surround you.

The park's picturesque wetlands also attract a wide variety of bird life, with the chance to see numerous species among the 460 that call this place home or pass through, including raptors, vultures, and waterfowl.Head out on a sunrise game drive to observe the animals at the beginning of their day, when they are most active. You might even spot a leopard returning from a hunt.When you return to your luxury accommodations at the lodge in the evening, take pleasure in the comforts it offers, gather for dinner, and share stories about your day.

 

Safari days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

SERONDELA LODGE

Camp Overview

Strategically  located on the banks of the Chobe River, Serondela Lodge  is a gateway to unique adventures beyond traditional safaris. Situated at the interface of Chobe National Park and the riverfront, the lodge offers magical wildlife encounters and a stunning view of the Chobe River with abundant photographic opportunities, complemented by a poolside retreat.

The Lodge overlooks Chobe National Park at the famous Serondela sighting spot. Renowned for being a major elephant corridor and a lion hunting area, the lodge promises an exclusive and wild experience. Its raised deck from the lounge and dining areas provides a spectacular setting for drinks, meals, bird watching, and unwinding to the river's pace, fostering exclusivity and tranquility amidst wildlife.

Ensuring consistent game viewing and exceptional guest care, Serondela Lodge remains an exclusive and wild location with limited guests and vehicles. All rooms, on elevated ground, offer privacy and a view of the Chobe River. Constructed with sand eco-bags plastered walls for ecological sustainability and high thermal insulation, the lodge provides a natural and environmentally conscious setting for guests to enjoy wildlife, nature, and luxury in the wilderness.

FULL BOARD

LODGE

GAME VIEW

DAY 10  |  Date to be updated

RETURN

DEPARTURE

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.

Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!

SAFARI COST

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USD $ 6,640 / pps* (May)

USD $ 7,840 / pps* (Jun-Oct)

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*pps=per person sharing

Minimum of 2 pax traveling

SAFARI DATES & DETAILS

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* Always check the document date and refer to the latest version

INCLUDED*

  • Experience of a lifetime
  • 24/7  support before & during your safari
  • Accommodation
  • Road transfers
  • Tours & Activities
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • Airport & airstrip transfers
  • Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights

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* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary

EXCLUDED*

  • International airfare
  • Personal gifts & purchases
  • Incidental charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Conservation fees*
  • Visa fees
  • Balloon safari* (if applicable)
  • Laundry*
  • Tips

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* Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary

TRAVEL INFO

  • Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more

PAPERWORK

PASSPORTS

  • Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
  • Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
  • Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country

CONTRACT

  • Download the Safari Contract
  • Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
  • Include APPENDIX C / Indemnity for each person going on the safari

GUEST INFORMATION