Traveling out to Botswana? The southern African nation of Botswana is a blend of desert, delta and precious stone mines. Standing head and shoulders above a considerable lot of its neighbours, it is one of the wealthiest and most stable nations in Sub-Saharan Africa and has every one of the elements of a dream safari: plentiful untamed life, dark red dusks and enough boundless expanses to bring an agoraphobic out in a hot sweat. Here you can get your fill of the Big Five - lion, panther, elephant, dark rhino and bison - and sneak a look at smooth cheetahs, elephants, meerkats, hippos, Nile crocodiles and cloth label packs of wild puppies. You can encounter old shake workmanship, dazzling watercraft excursions and prime amusement seeing short the groups. Book your Botswana Tour Package and experience the wilderness of this country.
You are met upon arrival at the Maun Airport and then transferred to your safari camp in the Okavango Delta region. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the many activities — including game viewing by motor boat or mokoro (dugout canoe) where you can watch the elephants bathing and mammoth hippos emerging from the water.
The Okavango Delta consists of a multitude of main channels, smaller tributaries and lagoons, as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. The permanent swamp includes groves of wild date palm, swathes of papyrus, islands fringed with forest, and lagoons covered with floating water lilies. The expert Eagle Island Camp guides help you explore the flora and fauna of the delta by foot along the walking trails, by boat on the canals, and by air safari. A spectacular and scenic game-viewing helicopter journey is included in your camp stay.
This morning, board a shared light aircraft for a flight to the eastern region of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Wildlife Reserve — a designated 1160 sq. mile protected wildlife area. The reserve is a network of rich waterways that surround two large landmasses, containing a diverse ecosystem of woodlands, wetlands, floodplains, and dry savannah. Your lodge camp is adjacent to the reserve, the Khwai River, and nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest. Known for its large concentration of mammals, your camp puts you in the perfect place to view elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs. Take an afternoon safari drive in an open-air Land Cruiser, then perhaps an after-dark game drive to spot some of the nocturnal animals.
The day is yours to relax and explore this wonderful region of Botswana. Game drives are available in the morning, afternoon and evening, and there are guided walking safaris that stroll along the Khwai River. You may also want to visit a local village to learn about the native culture and traditions. Tonight enjoy a stargazing presentation.
Today, take a short flight north to Chobe National Park. Stay in the Savute Channel, the heart of the park and a diverse habitat and haven for wildlife. The highlight of this area is Chobe’s animal migrations. Exhibiting the ancient patterns of time, the animals move following the available food and water in the district. At the Savute Elephant Camp’s watering hole, you can see massive herds of elephant and buffalo and the prides of lion that hunt them, as well as many other predators such as the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and hyena. Your luxurious tented accommodation is built on a raised teak deck and includes an en-suite bathroom and a wonderful view of the waterhole.
Enjoy another day to explore this amazing area full of animals and colorful birds. Often called the “elephant capital of the world,” Savute Elephant Camp offers excellent wildlife viewpoints. Stand along the dry Savute Channel to witness herds of elephants in their natural habitat. Game drives in open Land Rovers depart the lodge each morning and afternoon, giving you yet another way to explore this wildlife rich region. You can also take an excursion to view the historic rock paintings hidden in the hills by early Bushmen. Tonight you may choose to dine in the open-air “boma” for an evening of traditional foods and spectacular vistas of the African night sky.
Enjoy your last hours in Chobe National Park, perhaps taking a final morning game drive, before boarding your small aircraft flight from Savute back to the Maun Airport. From there board your flight home or to your next destination.