7 Day Botswana Camping Adventure Safari

From $ 1299

DURATION:

7 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

KASANE

ENDING POINT:

KASANE

TOUR TYPE:

Budget Safari

TOUR CODE:

AOEBC7

Safari vehicle in desert

The Okavango Delta, the Chobe River, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the Moremi Game Reserve. These are the ultimate highlights of Botswana and you can visit them all in only 7 days!

This tour departs every Thursday from Kasane. On the first day you will have your first game drive in Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephant. On the second day you will travel to Savute where you will do an afternoon game drive. On Saturday the tour continuous to the Moremi Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful reserves if Africa. Here you will sleep in the middle of the reserve. After an early morning game drive we travel to Maun. On Monday we will explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro’s. On day 6 you will travel to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans where you will spend your last night sleeping out under the stars. The last day we travel back to Kasane where this adventure packed tour ends.

7 Day Botswana Camping Adventure Safari

Day 1

Kasane –  Chobe National Park

The safari vehicle can collect you from the Zimbabwean border at 11am or from  Kasane at Kalahari Tours and Coffee Buzz at 12.30pm. Spend the afternoon on a game drive in Chobe National Park which is world renowned for large herds of elephant. The Chobe River Front boasts an impressive bio-diversity of species including Lion, Hippo, Buffalo and Puku, Wild Dog and Sable Antelope.
Arrive early for a Chobe Boat Cruise from Kalahari Tours (additional cost) and meet the rest of the group at 12.30pm.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Chobe Boat Cruise

Day 2

Chobe National Park – Savute

Chobe to Savute is approximately a 4-6 hour drive via the village of Kachikau. From here we drive on 4×4 tracks through the Chobe Forest Reserve via Gcoha Gate. We arrive in Savute around midday for lunch. A dominant feature of Savute is the Hills, one of which has a few preserved San Bushmen paintings which are easily accessible on your afternoon game drive. Savute has a healthy population of leopard who live on the hills & the best time to see them is either first or last light. The Savute Channel now flows into the marsh for the first time in over 30 years turning the Savute Marsh into a veritable paradise for birds & animals.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3

Savute – Moremi Game Drive

Departing Savute early morning, the drive takes 4-5 hours but is hugely dependant on local conditions and arrive in Moremi around midday for lunch. You will spend the afternoon on Game Drive. Moremi area is one of the most beautiful and varied reserves found on the African continent with huge diversity of wildlife and incredibly beautiful scenery. We camp for the night in either the Khwai, Xakanaxa, 3rd Bridge or South Gate area. The campsite for the night will be in the Moremi Game Reserve or the surrounding community managed wildlife management area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Moremi Game Drive – Maun

Moremi Game Reserve to Maun is approximately a 4-5 hour drive. The safari packs up & leaves camp following an early morning game drive and will enjoy a picnic lunch en-route to Maun arriving mid to late afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5

Maun – Okavango Delta

Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Today we venture out into the ‘Delta’ in mekoros (dug-out canoes) experiencing the myriads of waterways and secret lagoons. The mekoros are poled by polers from the local villages. The Delta is a huge inland water system dotted with thousands of islands that are a haven for a diverse array of wildlife. This is a unique environment where dry land and water collides. The group will leave Maun early morning and spend 3-4 hrs. In the delta and return to Maun between 2-3pm.
Optional activities include a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta in a fixed wing aeroplane or helicopter. Alternatively a horse ride can be arranged. A scenic flight is highly recommended as it gives you a bird’s eye view of the Okavango Delta.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, horse ride.

 

Day 6

Maun – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

From Maun we travel to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans approximately a 4-6 hour drive – vast shimmering salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari basin. Season dependant we stop for lunch at Chapman’s Baobabs also known as the seven sisters and reputed to be one of the largest trees in the world. The last night is spent sleeping out under the night sky under a blanket of stars on the pans near Nata (seasonally dependant).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Kasane

The drive from the pans to Kasane is approx 350km which takes roughly 4-6 hrs. This is a transfer to reach the border at approximately 1 pm. The safari will pack in the morning and head for Kasane via Nata. We pass through an agricultural area known as Pandamatenga, which is the only crop producing area in Botswana. Look out for elephant and sable antelope between Pandamatenga and Kasane.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

** Your safari does include a safari guide and a cook, however the Botswana Camping Adventure Safari is a participation style safari and guests will be required to assist with camp chores, e.g. pitching tents, making fires, dishes etc which gives guests a true mobile camping bush experience.

Camping – USD $1299 per person sharing
Single supplement - additional 15%

Includes:

Tented Accommodation, Licensed and experienced professional guide for the duration of your safari, Game drives on safari and mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta, Transportation in custom made safari vehicle, All entrance and camping fees within the National Parks and Game Reserves, Dedicated guide and cook, All activities as specified in the itinerary, All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7, Medical Evacuation Insurance.

Excludes:

International & domestic or charter flights and airport departure taxes, Visas, Pillow, Towels and Sleeping bag (sleeping bags can be rented for US$30 per sleeping bag and need to be booked in advance at time of booking), Laundry and Bathroom amenities, Travel, cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safari’s), Optional activities, Water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages – these can be purchased in Kasane prior to departure, Items of a personal nature, Tips and gratuities.

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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7 Day Botswana Camping Adventure Safari

The Okavango Delta, the Chobe River, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the Moremi Game Reserve. These are the ultimate highlights of Botswana and you can visit them all in only 7 days!

This tour departs every Thursday from Kasane. On the first day you will have your first game drive in Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephant. On the second day you will travel to Savute where you will do an afternoon game drive. On Saturday the tour continuous to the Moremi Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful reserves if Africa. Here you will sleep in the middle of the reserve. After an early morning game drive we travel to Maun. On Monday we will explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro’s. On day 6 you will travel to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans where you will spend your last night sleeping out under the stars. The last day we travel back to Kasane where this adventure packed tour ends.

Description

Day 1

Kasane –  Chobe National Park

The safari vehicle can collect you from the Zimbabwean border at 11am or from  Kasane at Kalahari Tours and Coffee Buzz at 12.30pm. Spend the afternoon on a game drive in Chobe National Park which is world renowned for large herds of elephant. The Chobe River Front boasts an impressive bio-diversity of species including Lion, Hippo, Buffalo and Puku, Wild Dog and Sable Antelope.
Arrive early for a Chobe Boat Cruise from Kalahari Tours (additional cost) and meet the rest of the group at 12.30pm.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Chobe Boat Cruise

Day 2

Chobe National Park – Savute

Chobe to Savute is approximately a 4-6 hour drive via the village of Kachikau. From here we drive on 4×4 tracks through the Chobe Forest Reserve via Gcoha Gate. We arrive in Savute around midday for lunch. A dominant feature of Savute is the Hills, one of which has a few preserved San Bushmen paintings which are easily accessible on your afternoon game drive. Savute has a healthy population of leopard who live on the hills & the best time to see them is either first or last light. The Savute Channel now flows into the marsh for the first time in over 30 years turning the Savute Marsh into a veritable paradise for birds & animals.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3

Savute – Moremi Game Drive

Departing Savute early morning, the drive takes 4-5 hours but is hugely dependant on local conditions and arrive in Moremi around midday for lunch. You will spend the afternoon on Game Drive. Moremi area is one of the most beautiful and varied reserves found on the African continent with huge diversity of wildlife and incredibly beautiful scenery. We camp for the night in either the Khwai, Xakanaxa, 3rd Bridge or South Gate area. The campsite for the night will be in the Moremi Game Reserve or the surrounding community managed wildlife management area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Moremi Game Drive – Maun

Moremi Game Reserve to Maun is approximately a 4-5 hour drive. The safari packs up & leaves camp following an early morning game drive and will enjoy a picnic lunch en-route to Maun arriving mid to late afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5

Maun – Okavango Delta

Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Today we venture out into the ‘Delta’ in mekoros (dug-out canoes) experiencing the myriads of waterways and secret lagoons. The mekoros are poled by polers from the local villages. The Delta is a huge inland water system dotted with thousands of islands that are a haven for a diverse array of wildlife. This is a unique environment where dry land and water collides. The group will leave Maun early morning and spend 3-4 hrs. In the delta and return to Maun between 2-3pm.
Optional activities include a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta in a fixed wing aeroplane or helicopter. Alternatively a horse ride can be arranged. A scenic flight is highly recommended as it gives you a bird’s eye view of the Okavango Delta.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, horse ride.

 

Day 6

Maun – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

From Maun we travel to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans approximately a 4-6 hour drive – vast shimmering salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari basin. Season dependant we stop for lunch at Chapman’s Baobabs also known as the seven sisters and reputed to be one of the largest trees in the world. The last night is spent sleeping out under the night sky under a blanket of stars on the pans near Nata (seasonally dependant).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Kasane

The drive from the pans to Kasane is approx 350km which takes roughly 4-6 hrs. This is a transfer to reach the border at approximately 1 pm. The safari will pack in the morning and head for Kasane via Nata. We pass through an agricultural area known as Pandamatenga, which is the only crop producing area in Botswana. Look out for elephant and sable antelope between Pandamatenga and Kasane.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

** Your safari does include a safari guide and a cook, however the Botswana Camping Adventure Safari is a participation style safari and guests will be required to assist with camp chores, e.g. pitching tents, making fires, dishes etc which gives guests a true mobile camping bush experience.

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