Botswana Tented Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Fully catered & serviced, semi-luxury camping
  • Botswana’s best wildlife & predator destinations
  • Non-stop game viewing & bird watching
  • Day & night drives, guided walks & a Chobe River cruise

FROM USD 3125 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Maun & End at Kasane
Countries: Botswana
Destinations: , Savuti Safari, Chobe National Park

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: Deep into magical Moremi

Arrive at Maun Airport and fly by shared air charter to the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Meet your guide and enjoy 3 nights of a fully serviced, Botswana Tented Safari.

Arriving at Maun Airport, you’ll be met by a Mack Air representative and helped to your shared charter plane. Your destination is the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve where your guide will be waiting to meet you.

If you are travelling during the low season (January-March and December) you’ll need to overnight in Maun prior to departure as you’ll be driving into Moremi at 08h00 on the first morning.
Xakanaxa is one of the best game viewing areas of a reserve world-famous for the abundance, diversity and up-close imagery of its wildlife. Leopards and wild dogs are something of a speciality at Xakanaxa, and you’ll love the beautiful scenery of forest, wetlands and antelope-covered floodplains. Enjoy three nights of fully serviced camping at a private site, enjoying morning and afternoon game drives. Your tent is large enough to walk in and stand up and comes with a camp bed and en suite bathroom with hot water shower and toilet. All meals and drinks are provided on the Botswana Tented Safari.

Days 4 – 6: Discover the Khwai River

Leave Xakanaxa and sit back on a game drive to the Khwai River region of Moremi for 3 nights of fully serviced, semi-luxury camping.

Sit back and enjoy the ride: today you’ll make your way through Moremi to the Khwai River, where the Okavango’s waters finally give way to the Kalahari. Flanked by floodplains and woodland, the river is a lifeline for huge numbers of animals, not least in the dry season. Hippo and crocodile occupy the deeper river; antelope, giraffe and elephants drink from its shallow pools. And with all this game around, Khwai has a reputation for predators; leopard, lion and wild dogs are among the highlights.

Taking advantage of your camp’s location in a community reserve, your guide balances drives in Moremi with night drives and nature walks in the reserve – a unique opportunity to see another side to this teeming natural environment. If water levels permit, you may go exploring by canoe. Enjoy three nights of fully serviced camping on the Botswana Mobile Safari.

Days 7 – 9: Savuti – ‘predator centre’

Head for the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park. Spend 3 nights at a fully serviced tented camp.

The Khwai River’s reputation for predators is matched by Savuti, the wild heart of the Chobe National Park. You make your way there via a game drive, arriving in a very different environment to Moremi. Fed by the ephemeral Savuti Channel, Savuti is a great swathe of grassland surrounded by trackless forests and the area is packed with animals. Among Savuti’s most famous characters are its bull elephants whose placid nature makes for epic photography. The area’s lions and spotted hyenas are notorious for their constant warring, while leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs can make appearances at any time. Enjoy three nights of fully serviced camping in Botswana, heading out on morning and afternoon game drives to witness all the drama.

Day 10: A grand Chobe River finale

You’ll drive north to the Chobe River and enjoy an afternoon boat cruise after which the Botswana Tented Safari ends at Chobe Safari Lodge.

After an early breakfast you’ll drive north to the Chobe River. Arriving at Chobe Safari Lodge in time for lunch, you’ll end this tour in the best way: a Chobe River cruise. Fascinating at any time of year, the cruise is perhaps at its most dramatic in the late dry season when hundreds of elephants crowd the river banks. Wildlife is abundant all year round though – you’ll see hippos and many different antelope species plus a wealth of birdlife. Bushbuck and baboons forage at the water’s edge while giant monitor lizards hunt for crocodile eggs.

The Botswana Tented Safari ends after the Chobe River cruise; we recommend booking a night at a Chobe Lodge – see our Chobe River Camps and Lodges page. It is also an easy overland transfer from the Chobe River to Victoria Falls; you can choose between the Zimbabwe and the Zambia side and we’ll make all the arrangements.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018

Season
Timing
Price
High
01.07.18 - 31.10.18
USD 5120
Shoulder
01.11.18 - 30.11.18
USD 4480
Low
01.12.18 - 31.12.18
USD 3125

2019

Season
Timing
Price
Low
01.01.19 - 31.03.19
USD 3280
Shoulder
01.04.19 - 30.06.19
USD 4700
High
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 5375
Shoulder
01.11.19 - 30.11.19
USD 4700
Low
01.12.19 - 31.12.19
USD 3280

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with a private bathroom en-suite. Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle. Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles. Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves. All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.  All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) whilst on Botswana Tented Safari. All activities as specified in the itinerary.

Excludes:

Travel Insurance, All flights unless otherwise indicated, Items of personal nature, Toiletries, Staff gratuities

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
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  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
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  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

I have so many wonderful things to say about Walter and Safari Online that I don’t even know where to begin! Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip.
Our expectations were exceled!!! We’ve been to three different Wilderness lodges in Botswana and Zambia. It was more than WOW.
The lodges itself, the service, the food, the kids (8+10) care and the animal world. All the connections by plane, boat and car were perfectly organized. There was always a responsible person waiting for us. We felt very special from the first to the last day. We highly recommend safari-online.com and we’ll do our next Wilderness tour definitely with them.

Lukas (Germany)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
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Chris (USA)
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Gwen (AU)
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Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Actually got to see the Big 5 which was perfect. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved.
Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on! This year we went back to Luangwa and had a terrific six days there. It was very dry so a slightly different environment than in past years when we have found October to be more conducive to wildlife viewing. Walter couldn’t have done more for us!

Roger (UK)