The Best of Northern Botswana 9 Days
The best of Botswana takes you through all the best of Northern Botswana’s wildlife destinations and offers an all-encompassing Botswana safari. Visits to vastly different ecosystems and environments expands the knowledge of the traveller and affords unrivalled opportunities and exposure to many species of wildlife and completely different experiences, resulting in an authentic and complete Botswana safari that makes memories to last a lifetime.
**Please note, prices are based on 2 people sharing and single supplements apply.
- Spectacular scenery in beautiful Botswana
- Expert guides for game viewing experiences
- Witness an abundance of wildlife including the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, vast herds of buffalo, lions, African wild dogs & myriad birds, amongst much more
- Explore exciting destinations like Makgadigadi Pans, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park & The Okavango Delta
- 8 nights accommodation on an all-inclusive basis with all meals, snacks & local beverages
- All transfers including internal domestic flights
- Expert guides
- Safari activities including game drives
- All park & entrance fees
So much to experience
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Maun to Makgadikgadi Pans
Arrival in Maun to meet charter flight to Leroo La Tau airstrip, then short road transfer to the Leroo La Tau lodge, on the western bank of the Boteti River, where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Translated as ‘foot print of the lion’, Leroo La Tau and it’s surrounds features abundant wildlife including lion, brown and spotted hyena, jackal, caracal, porcupine as well as good populations of general game species such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, kudu and impala. The Boteti River plays a vital role in the annual zebra migration making Leroo La Tau the ideal place from which to witness Africa’s second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest.
Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans NP
During your time here you can enjoy morning and afternoon game drives conducted in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park as well as optional night drives within the Leroo La Tau private concession. Depending on water levels, boating safaris may be offered on the Boteti River and for guests interested in cultural interactions and experiencing daily life in a Botswana community, excursions to the nearby Khumaga Village can be arranged. Scenic Helicopter flights over the Makgadigadi National Park and Nxai Pan Day Trips can also be arranged for an additional cost.
Delicious meals will be served throughout the day and there will be time to relax and simply soak up the lodge's beautiful surroundings from the comfort of your luxury thatched chalet.
Camp Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve
In the morning of day 3 we will take a short charter flight to the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve and Camp Xakanaxa where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. Staying in classic Meru-style luxury safari tents situated around the fringe of the lagoon this classic tented camp manages to offer an authentic safari experience whilst maintaining the luxurious feel of your tour.
Throughout the day you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to explore the many different eco-systems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer, as well as guided motorised boat safaris through the deep channels and lagoons of the Okavango Delta. Expect to experience prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others. Birding here is quite spectacular and can be enjoyed from the beautiful surroundings of your camp where delicious meals and tasty snacks will be provided throughout the day.
Xugana Island Lodge, Okavango Delta
On the morning of day 5 we will take a short charter flight into the heart of the Okavango and Xugana Island Lodge where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Xugana Lagoon, beside which Xugana Island Lodge is located, is widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which itself is Africa’s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. Owing to its remote delta location, Xugana Island Lodge is a year round water paradise offering guests the chance to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta with its myriad of deep waterways, open floodplains and diverse wildlife inhabitants.
A wide range of activities are offered here throughout the day including motorised boat safaris, through the deep channels and lagoons of the Okavango Delta, guided mokoro excursions in traditional dug out canoes, guided bush walks and game drives in open 4WD vehicles to explore the varied ecosystems on the islands within the private concession. Optional night drives are also available. Optional fishing excursions are also available and birdwatching here is absolutely spectacular. Scenic helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta are also available at an additional charge.
After a long day of exploring return to the comfort of this delightful lodge for dinner before enjoying a great night's sleep in your beautiful lagoon-facing chalet.
Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe NP
On the morning of day 7 we will take a charter flight across Northern Botswana to the Chobe National Park and Chobe Game Lodge where you will spend your final 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
A typical day here will involve an early start and a light snack before joining an early morning guided game drive through Chobe National Park in search of an abundance of wildlife including elephants, lions and giraffes.
Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast then take an early-afternoon Chobe River Safari. Aboard comfortable, flat decked safari boats or electric powered boats you will travel down the river in style, searching for the wildlife that frequent the waters-edge.
After lunch you will have time to relax and enjoy the lodge's beautiful surroundings and facilities before afternoon tea and a further game drive or river safari to search for wildlife you may not have spotted previously in the day. Each night a delicious dinner will be served in the lodge and guests can enjoy an evening drink along the banks of the river taking in the sights and sounds that surround this wonderful area.
Chobe to Maun
Today signals the end of your Botswana safari adventure. After breakfast at the camp you will transfer to Kasane airport for your flights home or onward travel.
A view from Above
Camp Xakanaxa, Khwai RiverRelax By The River Khwai
Situated in a prime location on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) Lagoon, this authentic and stylish camp in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve is one of the finest camps in Botswana, offering an all year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.
Accommodation is provided in 12 spacious and elegant classic Meru-style safari tents, each of which has an en-suite bathroom, stylish furnishings and large comfortable beds. The tents are positioned around the fringe of the lagoon and each tent has its own private viewing deck with comfortable loungers where guests can relax and take in their beautiful surroundings. Camp Xakanaxa is one of the few camps in Botswana which still offers the essence of a classic tented camp.
Chobe Game LodgeLuxury 5 Star Safari Lodge
Situated within the famous Chobe National Park this exclusive safari lodge is the only permanent game lodge within the park and offers a perfect base from which to explore its wonders.
This five-star lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and offers accommodation for up to 94 people in sublime luxury. Each of the delightful rooms in the lodge face the wonderful Chobe River and all have air conditioning, complimentary mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms, private terraces and elegant and comfortable furnishings. For guests wishing for an even more luxurious experience, the lodge has four river-view suites which offer the ultimate in exclusivity and come with their own private plunge pool and separate lounge area.
The main area of the lodge has been designed as a haven of peace and privacy and has six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six relaxing and welcoming lounges and four beautiful dining areas. There are numerous places to sit down and relax and take in the incredible surroundings. There is a large swimming pool and a waiter is always on hand to bring you cold drinks from the bar. On top of this there is a complimentary gymnasium and delightful beauty and pamper treatments are available at an extra charge from the in-house beautician.
Whilst the abundance of wildlife inhabiting the area can be seen from many of the view points around the lodge, the best way to experience these magnificent creatures up close is to partake in one of the many land or water-based activities on offer. Chobe Game Lodge offers the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park and early morning and afternoon game drives are a fantastic way to see the park's spectacular scenery and the diverse wildlife which roams in abundance, including the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, large herds of buffalo, lion, African wild dog, lechwe, roan antelope and giraffe amongst many other wonderful species.
Game viewing can also be done from small boats which are perfect for morning and sunset cruises.
Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans
Located on the western bank of the Boteti River, northwest of Khumaga Village and about 140 kilometres southeast of Maun, this beautiful safari lodge borders the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and is an ideal base for exploring all that this wonderful region has to offer.
Accommodation is provided in 12 luxurious thatched and glass-fronted suites which have been raised on a wooden platform so as to maximise the spectacular views on offer. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom, large comfortable bed and private terrace.
Xugana Island Lodge
Situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis, Xugana Island Lodge is a beautiful water based lodge perfect for a relaxing retreat.
Xugana Island Lodge is located by Xugana Lagoon, an area widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the Okavango Delta, and provides excellent accommodation in an intimate and luxurious setting. The lodge has eight large chalets which face the lagoon and have been raised to emphasise the stunning views on offer. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom, elegant furnishings and a private viewing deck.
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