This tailor-made safari combines three iconic wildlife areas in Botswana: the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Moremi. You will fly from lodge to lodge ensuring that you maximise the time you spend in the bush, giving you a comprehensive safari experience. You will have a chance to mix wildlife viewing with relaxation, with a bit of adrenaline and culture thrown in. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is a special wilderness area that protects a vast number of game including endangered species like rhino and wild dog.
Spend two nights each at three luxurious and exclusive lodges in different regions of the Okavango Delta region. First up will be the watery wilderness of Eagle Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. As the name suggests, the lodge is located on an island surrounded by the Okavango Delta’s marshes, lagoons and reed-lined channels. An oasis for wildlife, you will literally be at the centre of the action when it comes to wildlife sightings.
The forested region of giant leadwood and fig trees of the Khwai River floodplains will be your second stop of this incredible safari. Within a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, game roams free, migrating toward greener pastures based on seasonal changes. Sundowners in the bush, stargazing with expert guides, specialist game walking safaris, storytelling around a campfire and spa treatments are just some of the activities one can indulge in at Khwai River Lodge.
Last but not least, the Savute Channel with its active predator population and incredible views, will welcome you with croaking frogs, soaring fish eagles and grunting hippos. With its rocky outcrops, marsh areas and savannah dotted with termite mounds, the area supports unique species like the rare roan and sable antelope, zebra, leopard, klipspringer and wild dog. The annual zebra migration and giant grove of baobab trees are also unique to the area. The Gubatsa Hills are home to exclusive San Bushmen paintings which can be visited during your stay.
Visit the iconic hotspots of Botswana with expert guides to uncover the gems of the bush, stay in accommodation fit for royalty and be welcomed by 5-star personalised service.
Combine three prime wildlife areas into one luxry safari
Photograph elephant, hippo and crocodile from a safari boat on the Chobe River
Incredible game variety and predators like lion, leopard and wild dog
Get a bird’s eye view of the Delta with a helicopter ride
Participate in traditional boma dinners with local performances
Zoom in on 450 species of birds
Exclusive access to bushmen paintings and giant baobabs trees
Experience night game drives and mokoro safaris
Start your African safari with a short charter flight into the Okavango Delta with a two-night stay at the gorgeous Eagle Island Lodge. Located on an island, the many channels, tributaries and swamps create a daily canvas for exploration and discovery. Water-focused game viewing from mokoro (dugout canoe), motorboat and barge cruises will give you up close game sightings and manouverability. Guides will ensure they focus on any special interests that you may have, whether it be to find endemic bird species, photograph reed frogs and fish eagles or track one of the big cats on foot.
The lodge is designed in such a way to create a natural flow between the main lodge and the private chalets. You will find it hard to leave the confines of your luxury chalet which boasts its own rim flow plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower and large private deck with easy chairs.
Depending on your arrival time on day one, you will be welcomed to lunch or high tea. After checking in and and a chance to freshen up, you will head out on your first game activity. Sundowners will be served in the bush, most often than not, to a glowing sunset display of orange and red tinted skies. A traditional dinner will be served under the twinkling stars around the campfire as you reminisce on the day’s events.
Overnight: Eagle Island Lodge / similar
A short inter-camp transfer will land you at the scenic Khwai River Lodge for the next two nights. Continue to unwind in the African bush as you decide how you would like your day to unfold. Opt for a neck and back massage on the private deck overlooking the floodplain, sip a cocktail next to the 20m pool as you watch elephant and other game come to drink or try your hand at basket weaving during tea.
Outdoor pursuits will include traditional morning and afternoon open 4x4 game drives in search of big game, either in the private concession or the bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Game freely roam between these two areas, providing no limits on game movements and sightings. Game walks in search of big tuskers and cats is a firm favourite amongst guests, as is uncovering the smaller wonders of the bush.
Overnight: Khwai River Lodge / similar
Today you will jet off to the Chobe National Park, and the exquisite Savute Elephant Lodge for the last two nights of your safari. Perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, renowned for its large concentration of predators such as lion, cheetah, wild dog and hyena, the lodge embodies the art of safari.
Raised on wooden platforms and shaded by traditional thatch roofs, your private tented rooms are refined luxury. Each with their own view out over the channel, over 250 species of bird as well as a variety of game can be spotted from the comfort of your day bed on your private deck. Cool off in the sparkling pool before you head out on your morning or afternoon activity. Unique to this area are the San Bushmen paintings and the history that they hold showing early man’s encounters with wildlife. Your guides’ knowledge of the area, culture and history will prove invaluable to your safari experience.
The cuisine at Savute Elephant Lodge is simply excellent with a variety of al fresco dining locations being used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be plenty of time to soak up the African sun and surrounding nature before you toast your last night under an African night sky.
Overnight: Savute Elephant Lodge / similar
After a delicious breakfast serenaded by the nearby wildlife and your morning game activity (time allowing) you will take your charter flight back to Maun International Airport in time for your onward arrangements or flight.
Dates And Rates
Rates per person sharing
01 January 2019 - 31 March 2019
01 April 2019 - 30 June 2019
01 July 2019 - 30 September 2019
01 October 2019 - 14 November 2019
15 November 2019 - 23 December 2019
24 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
• Return international flight from Johannesburg to Maun
• Airport taxes
• Airstrip/lodge transfers
• Shared inter-camp charter flights
• 2 nights at Eagle Island Lodge, in a luxury tented room
• 2 nights at Khwai River Lodge, in a luxury room
• 2 nights at Savute Elephant Lodge, in a luxury room
• All-inclusive basis
• Scheduled game activities
• Daily laundry
• National park fees and levies
• Emergency medical evacuation
• All meals and drinks not mentioned
• Premium drinks
• All activities not mentioned
• Visas and health inoculations
• Travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Items of a personal nature
•The itinerary may be done in reverse based on availability
•Alternative accommodation can be suggested based on budget and availability
•The itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your preferred number of days, budget, dates of travel and standard of lodges
•Visas may be necessary and holiday insurance is essential
•Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified
•Age restriction may apply to children
•Single supplement rates may apply
•Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
•Prices may change based on intineray arrangements
•National park and nightly fees are subject to change
•This offer is subject to availability
•International flight prices can be removed from the package if required
•Charter flights have a limit of 20kg per person in a soft bag. Excess luggage can be arranged at an extra cost.