Classic Botswana Safari & River Cruise

Classic Botswana 10 days

Prices From £5,099pp
Year round | 9 nights

Classic Botswana 10 days

An exclusive trip offering an exciting combination of land and water based game viewing adventures, finishing with a relaxing three night cruise along the Chobe River aboard a unique safari boat.

Highlights

  • Explore some of Botswana’s wildest and wildlife-rich private concessions
  • Enjoy the water ways of the Okavango Delta with a relaxing mokoro ride
  • Staying on a safari boat will give you a unique water based point of view of the Chobe National Park

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • Selected domestic flights
  • All transfers
  • Game viewing activities and National Park fees

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Maun to Kwara Camp
1Day

Maun to Kwara Camp

On arrival at Maun Airport, you will be met and transferred by light aircraft to Kwara Camp. This classic tented camp is situated in a private concession area in the north-east reaches of the Okavango Delta and offers guests a year round Delta experience and outstanding game viewing.

Okavango Delta
2 - 3Days

Okavango Delta

Over the next two days you will have the opportunity to partake in all sorts of activities including game drives, night drives, nature walks, mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions, boat cruises and fishing (seasonal). A distinguishing feature of this camp and Lebala Camp is that all game drives are guided by two people, a professional guide and a tracker.  This enables the guide to focus on his interaction with the clients and communicate points of interest while the tracker ensures no sighting or tracks are missed.

Lebala Camp, Linyanti Concession
4Day

Lebala Camp, Linyanti Concession

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Lebala Camp. Situated overlooking the Linyanti marshes this beautiful lodge offers guests panoramic views of the vast plains and dotted palm tree islands, in fact it is not unusual to spot game coming down to drink whilst enjoying a drink on the terrace.

Kwando Concession
5 - 6Days

Kwando Concession

Two full days to explore the Kwando Concession at your leisure, whether this be through day and night game drives or nature walks. This area is home to a wide variety of Africa’s plains game such as wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, impala, waterbuck, lechwe and the notoriously shy sitatunga but is also known for its high density of elephants and lion prides.

Arrival at Chobe Princess
7Day

Arrival at Chobe Princess

This morning you depart Lebala enjoying a final game drive on the way to the airstrip and catch your onward flight to Kasane. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the ‘Chobe Princess’ which is moored on the Chobe River where a light high tea will be served.  Your three nights aboard this safari boat will give you a completely unique perspective with Botswana wilderness on one side and Namibian on the other.

Cruising the Chobe River
8 - 9Days

Cruising the Chobe River

The next two days will be spent cruising the Chobe River, watching the outstanding wildlife and birdlife that call the river home. Aboard the safari boat you can cruise over 50kms of the river and stay overnight in some of the most scenic areas on the Chobe, parking at prime docking sites along the river. You have the luxury of being able to view hippos, elephants, crocodiles and much more from your own cabin but if you are looking for a little more freedom then why not make use of one of the dedicated tender boats. 

These small motor boats allow guests to partake in activities that are best done away from the main houseboat such as fishing on the Zambezi River (renowned for its sizeable tigerfish and bream), sunset cruises, birding trips and visits to local fishing communities. Staying on a house boat can offer a very intimate and relaxing way to view wildlife and works well in combination to more typical game drive safaris you will have done earlier in the trip.

Departure
10Day

Departure

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Kasane for your onward flight but if time allows why not consider extending your trip to visit the mighty Victoria Falls.

A view from Above

Accommodation Options

Lebala Camp, Linyati

Lebala camp is located in the Kwando Concession in the Linyati area of the Okavango Delta and is known for its serious focus on wildlife viewing and guiding, especially lions, elephants, wild dogs and leopards.

The name 'Lebala' means open plains and this is extremely apt given the wonderful open grasslands and seasonal floodplains teeming with the wildlife that this remarkable area is famous for. Offering exclusive and intimate accommodation this stylish and beautiful lodge offers all you will need for a luxury safari.

Enjoy thrilling game drives and wildlife tracking during the day, and by night spend time chatting around the camp fire and enjoying delicious meals before returning to your spacious and exceptionally comfortable chalet for a great night's sleep.

Chobe Princess Safari Boat

Part of the stunning Zambezi Queen collection of luxurious safari boats the Chobe Princess boats have been designed to offer extreme comfort and relaxation as you cruise along over 50 km of the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana.

Staying overnight at a number of different scenic sites aboard this luxury houseboat you will find yourself fully immersed in the river life, taking in the sights and sounds of this remarkable area. Enjoy spectacular birding, witness a plethora of wildlife and relax in true comfort.

Beautiful living areas, spacious en-suite cabins and the opportunity to witness things you may not see on regular safaris make a safari cruise on the Chobe Princess an ideal way to explore Namibia's Caprivi Strip.

Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta

This comfortable tented and thatched camp is set on the banks of a secluded lagoon in the northern area of the Okavango Delta close to the Moremi Game Reserve.

The superb location of this mid-range camp is ideal for both land and water based game viewing and other activities. Allowing direct access to the permanent waterways of the Delta guests can not only revel in the beautiful sights and sounds that surround them but can also partake in a wide range of water-based activities such as Mokoro excursions, power boating and fishing.

Add to that the choice of game drives and game walks, the very comfortable en-suite accommodation, the tranquillity and the beautiful views and you have a perfect place from which to explore all that this unique area has to offer.

Too much to choose from? This is where we come in

Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Botswana adventure for you.

Amy Lucas Travel Specialist

Amy’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

Simon’s deep passion for and first-hand knowledge of a vast range of destinations all over the world gives him the ideal skills to help you create a truly unforgettable wildlife inspired adventure to the most exciting places on the planet.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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