Botswana is one of the world’s greatest safari destinations. Start this 7 Days Botswana fly-in safari by visiting Botswana’s predator-packed channel: savute, located in the south of Chobe National Park to see wild dogs and witness large prides of lion and packs of hyena hunt on the open grasslands as well as leopard patrol the woodlands. The continue your adventure to the Okavango Delta home to a huge number of elephants, buffalo, lion, hippo, Black rhino and White rhino, giraffe, zebra, Red lechwe, shy antelope, as well as predators such as cheetah, leopard, African wild dogs and bird species. This journey ends with the visit to Moremi Game reserve known as the seamless extension of the Okavango Delta.
Includes: 2 nights Savute Game Reserve / 2 nights Okavango Delta & 2 nights Moremi Game reserve
Day 1: Johannesburg – Botswana
Guests to find their way to OR Tambo Airport to board on the Air Botswana flight to Maun Airport
On arrival in Maun, you will be met by our representative and who will assist with your check in onto the light aircraft to the Savute airstrip. On arrival at the airstrip you will be welcome by the lodge’s team and transferred to Savute Safari Lodge or Savute Elephant Camp where you will be spending the next 2 nights
Once you have checked into the lodge and enjoyed a refreshing welcome drink, freshen up. Depending on your arrival time, have lunch or High tea and get ready for the afternoon Game Drive
Your stay is on Fully inclusive of all meals, twice daily game activities, park fees, selected drinks & laundry
Day 2: Savute Game Reserve
The game viewing offered by Savute is an experience not to be missed, especially if you are visiting in the summer months, after November’s first rains when thousands of animals are drawn to the area. Savute Safari Lodge’s highlights are its concentrations of Lion and Hyena, as well as its Leopard, Cheetah, Black-Backed Jackal and the many lone Elephant bulls, usually seen frequenting their favourite watering holes
Game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles are conducted in the Savute area, including the Savute Marsh, and a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. You will most likely see nearly all the major species in the area, such as giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland, as well as predators including lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah and possibly wild dog. The second biggest summer zebra migration in Africa can be seen at Savute. This starts around November / December when the rains fall through to March / April when they end – this is a sight not to be missed!
In the evening, the sun sets behind flocks of Marabou Storks roosting in the bare trees and the Woodland Kingfishers sing you to sleep on moonlit nights.
Overnight: Savute Safari Lodge or Savute Elephant Camp – Fully inclusive of all meals, twice daily game activities, park fees, selected drinks & laundry
Day 3: Savute Game Reserve – Okavango Delta
Enjoy your last early morning activity in at Savute Game reserve followed by a hearty breakfast.
Guests to complete Check out procedure before being transferred to Savute airstrip for their air transfer to Xugana airstrip in the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival at the airstrip, guests will embark on a 20 minutes boat transfer from the airstrip to the camp.
Enjoy both land and water-based activities in this awe-inspiring oasis due to the Xugana lagoon.
Your stay is on Fully inclusive of all meals, scheduled safari activities, local drinks (including alcoholic drinks, excluding premium brands) and park entrance fees.
Overnight at Xugana Island Lodge.
Day 4: Xugana Island Lodge
Full day Xugana Island Lodge on Fully Inclusive
Enjoy 2 Game activities per day including motorised boat safaris, Mokoros, Bush walks on the surrounding islands, fishing expeditions (seasonal)
Overnight at Xugana Island Lodge.
Day 5: Xugana Island Lodge – Camp Moremi
Enjoy your last activity in the Delta followed by breakfast.
Guests to complete Check out procedure before being transferred back by boat to Xugana Island airstrip for their air transfer to Camp Moremi airstrip. On arrival at the airstrip you will be welcome by the camp staff and transferred to the camp.
Your stay is on Fully inclusive on Fully inclusive of all meals, twice daily game activities, park fees, selected drinks & laundry. Enjoy both land and water-based activities.
Overnight: Camp Moremi or Kwhai River Lodge
Day 6: Camp Moremi
Track big game in morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4 safari vehicle in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard & cheetah, as well as wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling in other areas. Other game seen in the area are hyena, hippo and the full range of antelope, large and small, including the red lechwe. Alternatively, explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat, affording guests exceptional bird-watching opportunities, as birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging from water birds to shy forest dwellers. Before returning to the lodge on your afternoon activity, enjoy sundowners with views of Botswana’s breath-taking sunsets.
Game viewing is at its best in the dry season between July and October and for the keen ornithologist birding can be very rewarding, especially between November to April. The winter months of May to August can be very cold at night, but pleasantly warm, under clear blue skies, during the Day. From October until the first rains fall from late November to early December, the weather can be tremendously hot, during both Day and night times.
Overnight: Camp Moremi or Kwhai River Lodge – – Fully inclusive of all meals, twice daily game activities, park fees, selected drinks & laundry
Day 7: Botswana – Johannesburg
Enjoy your last Game Activity – followed by a hearty breakfast.
Guests to complete Check out procedure before being transferred back to Camp Moremi airstrip to connect with their air transfer to Maun or to Kasane Airport.