Relaxing on an overnight flight from the UK to Johannesburg is a great way to make sure you arrive ready to experience all the highlights of Botswana that your safari will bring.
In Johannesburg, you’ll connect with an onward flight to Kasane where you’ll be met by your safari guide and transferred to Chobe Game Lodge, the only lodge within the national park. For your first two nights of safari, venture into the African bush on open 4x4 game drives to get your first glimpse of the largest elephant concentration in Africa.
Wake up this morning to the sounds of the African Bush, take in the spectacular views from your private riverside room and, if you really want to treat yourself, stay in one of the four private suites with a plunge pool. A full day of adventure is on the cards today with the all-female guiding team and resident environmentalist who will escort you on your game drive and boat cruise. Expect to see herds of buffalo and elephant as they drink at the river, as well as red lechwe, sable and the magnificent giraffe.
After your last morning game drive in Chobe, fly to the heart of the Okavango Delta where Xugana Island Lodge, only accessible by boat, will be your home for the next two nights. The camp is located on water, allowing you to experience the magic of the delta by motorboat and mokoro (dugout canoe) with your expert guide to help you navigate the tranquil water channels.
A full day to experience the Okavango Delta. Guided nature walks on the various islands allow you the opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. They help you experience the nuances of your safari, but you can also relax, perfecting your angling skills and netting a tiger fish from the lagoon.
A short flight today to the heart of the wild to stay at Camp Moremi. An authentic camp in a superb location on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in Moremi Game Reserve, an area rich with wildlife. The camp is an authentic safari camp where dinner is served in the thatched boma and your nightcap by the firepit is ceremonious, a chance to share in the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventure.
You have the whole day to explore the reserve, known for its big cats and the possibility of seeing the endangered African wild dog. Open 4x4 safari vehicles are the best way to get around here with your expert guide by your side, bringing the wilderness to life. When you aren’t out exploring, take time to drink in the beauty of this area, relaxing on your private deck, binoculars at the ready, the sun slowly rising.
It’s finally time to say goodbye to this magical place as a light aircraft returns you to Maun for your connecting flight to Johannesburg and then the UK. With your mind full of Botswana’s safari secrets, you’ll arrive back home early morning the next day.