Safari on the Chobe River, Botswana
A Safari Story
This safari trip to Botswana brings you into contact with some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife, including the famous Big Five. Explore two of the world’s greatest national parks on an adventure you won’t forget, beginning in the vast Okavango Delta, Africa’s biggest oasis. Take part in a range of exciting activities, from game drives in open 4x4s to canoe trips across the rivers. Your journey continues in Chobe National Park, the nation’s most biodiverse park and another excellent opportunity for wildlife spotting. Botswana has so much to offer, from stunning scenery to unique flora and fauna, that you’ll soon be planning your next visit to this beautiful country.
Explore the Okavango Delta, Africa's biggest oasis
Get up close and personal with the local wildlife on your safari adventure
Take a sundowner safari cruise on the Chobe River
Itinerary of your trip
This exciting trip to Botswana includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
After an overnight flight to Maun, you'll be greeted by a representative for the short onward flight to Stanley's Camp in the incredible Okavango Delta, where you'll be staying in a tented suite. A recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, this swampy grassland is one of Africa’s last remaining great wildlife habitats and it's the perfect place to spot some spectacular creatures on your safari adventure, from the sturdy buffalo to the majestic lion.
It’s almost impossible to comprehend the size of the delta, which covers 15,000 square kilometres of reed beds, water lilies and floodplains, forming Africa’s biggest oasis. During your time here you'll have plenty of opportunities to take part in the game drive activities and get up close and personal with the wildlife, including the famous 'Big Five' - Africa’s largest and most dangerous mammals.
There are several optional activities for you to take part in here. Perhaps you’ll take to the waters as you go for an excursion in a typical 'mokoro' canoe and breathe in the tranquility of nature as you float along the glassy surface of the delta. Or maybe you’ll experience the thrill of a night safari adventure in an open 4x4 vehicle as you discover the nocturnal life in the area.
Chobe National Park
On Day 5, you'll have one final morning safari outing at the Okavango Delta before your flight to Botswana’s first national park and the most biologically diverse, Chobe National Park. Here you'll check into the luxurious Chobe Chilwero riverside retreat where you can cool off in the split-level swimming pool.
The scenery at Chobe is extremely varied, ranging from wet marshlands interrupted by the flow of rivers, to rolling grasslands dotted with antelope, zebra, lions and many more - there’s plenty to keep even the most active of travellers interested. Enjoy an evening cruise on the Chobe river and watch as the blazing African sun makes its way beneath the horizon, scattering gold light across the surface of the water. During your time here you’ll have more opportunities for safari game viewing, either in an open 4x4 or on specially adapted motorboats in what is sure to be a unique experience. There are countless wildlife encounters waiting to happen: herds of gentle elephants make their way slowly across plains, giraffes crane for leaves in the highest branches and graceful gazelle leap amongst the grasses.
On your final day your driver will take you to the airport with your thirst for adventure quenched (for now at least!) and your head full of fond memories of your time in Botswana.