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Botswana Classic Safari Private Adventure Tour

A Dream Safari in the Okavango Delta, Moremi & Chobe


On this safari, you will experience Botswana's pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife in many thrilling ways. Take scenic flights over the Okavango and discover the Delta's rich diversity by foot or traditional mokoro canoe. In the remote northern Delta, learn about the ancient San culture and visit the sacred UNESCO-listed Tsodilo Hills. In the famed Moremi Game Reserve, head out for big game drives in one of the richest ecosystems on the African continent. Marvel at wildlife from the comfort of safari lodges or wind swiftly through the channels by motorboat. After exciting days outdoors, doze off to the buzz of the bush, tucked away in elevated private suites.

9 Days

From: $6,895

On this safari, you will experience Botswana's pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife in many thrilling ways. Take scenic flights over the Okavango and discover the Delta's rich diversity by foot or traditional mokoro canoe. In the remote northern Delta, learn about the ancient San culture and visit the sacred UNESCO-listed Tsodilo Hills. In the famed Moremi Game Reserve, head out for big game drives in one of the richest ecosystems on the African continent. Marvel at wildlife from the comfort of safari lodges or wind swiftly through the channels by motorboat. After exciting days outdoors, doze off to the buzz of the bush, tucked away in elevated private suites.

Highlights


  • Track big game by open 4x4 at the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve

  • Explore the magnificent channels, lakes and islands of the Okavango Delta by canoe and boat

  • Observe thousands of rock art paintings in the 'Louvre of the Desert', the Tsodilo Hills World Heritage site

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Botswana Classic Safari Private Adventure

Start: Maun, Botswana  End: Kasane, Botswana

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Botswana & Fly to Moremi Game Reserve

    Day 1

    Arrive at Maun airport and meet your MT Sobek representative who will assist you with the charter flight into the Xakanaxa Airstrip and the spectacular Moremi Game Reserve. Upon arrival at Camp Moremi, your home for three nights, meet the safari host, a dedicated staff member who plans your stay, activities, meals times, in-camp activities, and story times.

    Accommodation: Camp Moremi

    Transportation: 1-hour flight approx., with possible stops en route

    Meals: Dinner

  • Explore Moremi Game Reserve

    Day 2

    The Moremi, covering nearly one-third of the delta, is where the life-giving waters of the Okavango meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert. Discover this wildlife-rich sanctuary of mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains, and riverine habitats. In the morning and in the afternoon, head out on open 4X4 safari drives to track big game. Explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.

    Accommodation: Camp Moremi

    Activity: 4x4 game viewing drives & motorboat rides

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Marvel at the Moremi Game Reserve

    Day 3

    Donated by the Batawana tribe, Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. A menagerie of species are hidden in this wilderness, waiting to be revealed to you. Seek out elephant, buffalo, hippo, hyena, sable, black and white rhino, zebra, baboon, warthog, cheetah and lion on your explorations.

    Accommodation: Camp Moremi

    Activity: 4x4 game viewing drives & motorboat rides

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Discover Remote Reaches of the Okavango Delta

    Day 4

    Take a light aircraft flight to a secluded island located in the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Arrive at your intimate island lodge set in a shady grove. After settling into your chalet, experience the beauty and stillness of the Okavango by traditional dug-out canoe, called mokoro. Glide along silently just inches above the clear waterways in search of wildlife great and small. While there is wildlife present in this area, Nxamaseri is more focused on delving into the rich culture of the San people and visiting some of their most venerated sites.

    Accommodation: Nxamseri Lodge

    Activity: Guided nature walks, seasonal fishing, mokoro & motorboat rides

    Transportation: 1-hour flight approx., with possible stops en route

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Visit the Sacred Tsodilo Hills

    Day 5

    Capture the essence of the ancient culture of the San people of Northern Botswana at the mystical and spiritual, Tsodilo Hills. The hills rise out of the dry landscape, forming the highest point in Botswana. This area is sacred to the San people and are adorned with over 4,000 ancient San paintings. In the afternoon, take a guided walk on an island near the lodge or try your hand at fishing for freshwater game fish. Fishing is available March through December.

    Accommodation: Nxamseri Lodge

    Activity: Guided nature walks, seasonal fishing, mokoro & motorboat rides

    Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • See the Elephant Herds of Chobe National Park

    Day 6

    Enjoy a scenic flight from Nxamaseri to Kasane, gateway to Chobe National Park. Meet your guide and game drive to the famous Chobe Game Lodge, the only lodge situated within the park. This is Botswana's premier venue for guests looking to explore this incredible wildlife habitat. Upon arriving to Chobe Game Lodge, meet your Safari Host, who will help plan your stay and ensure it is unforgettable.

    Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge

    Activity: 4x4 game viewing drives, river cruises

    Transportation: 1-hour flight approx., with possible stops en route & 30-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Spot Wildlife in Chobe National Park

    Day 7

    Look out for wildlife spectacles on shared game drives in open 4X4 safari vehicles or along the riverfront. In Chobe, diverse wildlife roams in abundance including massive elephant herds, vast numbers of buffalo, and frequent sightings of wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope. The expert, all female guide team at the lodge will share all the wonders of the area with you.

    Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge

    Activity: 4x4 game viewing drives, river cruises

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Walk the 'Chobe Deck of Fame'

    Day 8

    Don't miss taking the elevated boardwalk that leads from the lodge along the river to the "Chobe Deck of Fame," overlooking Water Cart. These vast floodplains are visited by hundreds of elephants at certain times of the year - one of the world's best elephant viewing experiences. Head out on guided activities - both game drives and boat cruises depart three times daily. You may be able to experience a drive in an electric 4X4 safari vehicle and a ride on a fully solar- or electric-powered boat. Gather for your final dinner under Botswana skies tonight.

    Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge

    Activity: 4x4 game viewing drives, river cruises & Boardwalk game viewing

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Say Goodbye to Botswana

    Day 9

    After a final safari activity this morning, transfer by van to Kasane Airport, where you may board a flight on your homeward journey or extend your trip in Southern Africa to Victoria Falls or beyond.

    Activity: Morning 4x4 game viewing drive or river cruise

    Transportation: 30-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


  • Go Private
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

Go Private

Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

Choose from the selection of dates below for your group or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Call or email us to get the ball rolling.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Private Trip Pricing:


2023 Pricing

2 to 4 guests from $6,495 per person double occupancy

5 to 8 guests from $6,395 per person double occupancy

Additional Costs:


Private pricing excludes potential additional costs such as internal airfare, single supplement, or any park fees that may be required for the trip.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Make Your Own Dates in These Months


  • January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure


Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Pricing based on January - March departures. Please call for exact quote on other dates.
  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Baba Ngande Shimwe

Baba Ngande Shimwe

Baba grew up in a village called Gumare, on the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. Every morning, he would rise to the wakeup calls of hippos in the lagoon and spend the afternoons listening to the melodious calls of the birds. Sharing his home and heritage is his passion and he has spent the past 11 years guiding in Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. Baba is looking forward to hosting you on a truly epic wildlife experience whether it's witnessing 1,000 buffalos drinking at Jessie's Pool or a lion on an elephant hunt.

Keitumetse Mogale

Keitumetse Mogale

KT was born in a small village called Mogotho, close to Seronga. He spent much of his childhood roaming around with his cattle in the bush and tracking through the Okavango Delta. It was here that KT learned his love of guiding and he has spent the past 12 years taking his guests on walking safaris through the bush, much like he did as a child. KT is excited to share a different perspective of wildlife while on foot, from the big game of buffalo, lions and elephants to the often missed insect and amphibian world.

Isaac Mpuchane

Isaac Mpuchane

Having grown up in a small village called Sebina, Isaac's passion for wildlife dates back to his early school days when his nature club took a trip to Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. He has spent the past 11 years guiding in Leroo La Tau and Savute, where he developed a love for geology and photography - two hobbies that help capture the rich history of the Delta area.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 1. This trip includes game viewing by 4X4 jeeps, canoe rides, and guided walks which vary in length and are suitable for nearly all ages. On this private adventure, there are options for more, or less, activity.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

4x4 game viewing drives & motorboat rides

Day 3

4x4 game viewing drives & motorboat rides

Day 4

Guided nature walks, seasonal fishing, mokoro & motorboat rides

Day 5

Guided nature walks, seasonal fishing, mokoro & motorboat rides

Day 6

4x4 game viewing drives, river cruises

Day 7

4x4 game viewing drives, river cruises

Day 8

4x4 game viewing drives, river cruises & Boardwalk game viewing

Day 9

Morning 4x4 game viewing drive or river cruise

Accommodations


Luxury camps & timber chalets elevated on platforms offer stellar amenities, prime access to the African wilderness, and excellent wildlife viewing. All include pools.

Camp Moremi
Camp Moremi

Nestled beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi is a spectacular hideaway in the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Game Reserve. The luxurious safari tents raised on teak platforms come with private decks and en-suite bathrooms. The elevated public area houses a lounge, library, bar, and dining room. Breakfast and tea are served at the garden boma. There's a lookout deck and plunge pool.

Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge

The only lodge in Chobe National Park situated on the magnificent Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. Accommodation options include rooms, private suites, and a family unit; all face the river and have spacious decks, A/C, and complimentary mini-bars. The main lodge has several dining options, two bars, many lounges, a curio shop, and swimming pool.

Nxamseri Lodge
Nxamseri Lodge

Located on a secluded island in the heart of the Okavango Delta's panhandle, this exclusive riverside lodge - one of the region's oldest - boasts seven intimate chalets surrounded by native forest and private decks overlooking the water. With original artwork, warm teak woods and handcrafted décor by local artisans, this luxurious space is owner-run, with personalized service and a tranquil charm.

Weather


October and April are warm and average around 86ºF. January - March is the rainy season, and the coolest temperatures are May - September.

 
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Okavango Delta 
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Okavango Delta
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Know Before You Book



This trip has seasonal pricing so please call for an exact quote.

Green Season: January-March & December 1-16
Shoulder Season: April-June & November
Peak Season: July-October & December 17-31

FAQs


Are tour dates flexible?

Absolutely! This trip is perfect for families and can be planned around everyone\'s schedule. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Do you require a visa for Botswana?

US citizens do not need a visa to enter Botswana for this trip. Guests of other nationalities should check with their consulate or embassy.

Do I need vaccinations or malaria tablets?

We always recommend you speak to your doctor or a health professional about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari. At present, certain areas of Botswana are affected by malaria.

How safe is Botswana?

Botswana is known to be one of the safest countries to visit in Africa. However, travelers should take the same precautions that they would in a major city in the US.

Is there different seasonal pricing for this trip?

Yes, please check with our Trip Consultants for the pricing for your desired dates and please note that there is no single supplement for the first two singles on any booking during the shoulder and green seasons.

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Guest Reviews


"MT Sobek took care of everything for our extended family vacation. Not a hiccup in the planning, the itinerary, the lodging or the guide. Everything in life should be so easy."

Kathy J.
MT Sobek Guest

"I've taken six MT Sobek trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

Margaret I.
MT Sobek Guest