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Botswana Classic Safari Private Adventure

A Dream Safari in the Okavango Delta & Moremi

 

On this safari, you will experience Botswana's pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife in many thrilling ways. Take a scenic small plane ride, and discover the mighty Okavango Delta's rich diversity by foot or traditional mokoro canoe. At 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.

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  • 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

  • Sleep in deluxe safari camp tents and chalets surrounded by spectacular African wilderness

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Arrive:

Maun, Botswana

Depart:

Maun, Botswana

Price: from $6,795

Duration:

9 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

2-8 Guests

Min Age:

6 yrs

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.
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  • Arrive in Botswana & Fly to the Okavango Delta

    Day 1

    Arrive at Maun airport and meet your MT Sobek representative who will assist you with the charter flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival at Camp Okavango, your home for two nights, meet the Safari host, a dedicated staff member who plans your stay, activities, meals times, in-camp activities, and story times.

    Accommodation: Camp Okavango-Okavango Delta, Botswana

    On a remote island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango is an enchanting retreat connected by elevated walkways with 12 luxury suites and one family suite featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Gaze at the stars from the open-air deck with fireplaces, cool down in the infinity plunge pool, and unwind at the bar, library, or dining room.

    Transportation: 25-minute flight

    Meals: Dinner

  • Explore the Okavango Delta

    Day 2

    Today explore the magical water world of the Delta with a variety of guided private activities. Take a nature walk, explore the tranquil waterways by mokoro canoe or motorboat, head out for exceptional birdwatching, or go fishing for bream and tiger fish (if the season is right).

    Accommodation: Camp Okavango-Okavango Delta, Botswana

    On a remote island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango is an enchanting retreat connected by elevated walkways with 12 luxury suites and one family suite featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Gaze at the stars from the open-air deck with fireplaces, cool down in the infinity plunge pool, and unwind at the bar, library, or dining room.

    Activity: Guided nature walks, mokoro & motorboat rides

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Discover the Moremi Game Reserve

    Day 3

    Today take a 10-minute flight to Xakanaxa Airstrip for Moremi Game Reserve, where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert. Discover this wildlife-rich sanctuary of mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains, and riverine habitats. Upon checking in at Camp Moremi, meet your "Safari Host" who is there to plan your stay, activities, meals times, in-camp activities, and story times.

    Accommodation: Camp Moremi-Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

    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.

    Transportation: 10-minute flight

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Marvel at the Moremi Game Reserve

    Day 4

    Donated by the Batawana tribe, Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. Spend the day discovering this wildlife-rich paradise on a variety of private activities with your guide. 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-Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

    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.

    Transportation: 2-3-hour private transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Find the Fabled "Stolen River"

    Day 5

    Today travel by light aircraft from Xakanaxa airstrip to Savute airstrip. The Savute region is dominated by the Savute Channel, Botswana's fabled "Stolen River" which stretches from the Linyanti River all the way to the Savute Marsh with its winding waterways. This fickle and unpredictable channel in Chobe National Park has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere - a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers. Check in at Savute Safari Lodge, meet your Safari Host, and head out on one of the guided activities.

    Accommodation: Savute Safari Lodge-Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Savute Safari Lodge showcases 11 luxury thatch and timber chalets and 1 family suite (with two bedrooms and bathrooms) raised on expansive private decks. Most meals are served on an elevated deck overlooking the Savute Channel and the waterholes that draw all sorts of animals. The main lodge features a lounge, dining room, library, bar, and a plunge pool.

    Activity: 4X4 safari drives

    Transportation: 25-minute flight

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Spot Wildlife in Chobe National Park

    Day 6

    This wild and remote corner of Chobe National Park is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. Look out for these wildlife spectacles on private game drives in open 4X4 safari vehicles. Another possible excursion is a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.

    Accommodation: Savute Safari Lodge-Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Savute Safari Lodge showcases 11 luxury thatch and timber chalets and 1 family suite (with two bedrooms and bathrooms) raised on expansive private decks. Most meals are served on an elevated deck overlooking the Savute Channel and the waterholes that draw all sorts of animals. The main lodge features a lounge, dining room, library, bar, and a plunge pool.

    Activity: 4X4 safari drives

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • See the Elephant Herds of Chobe National Park

    Day 7

    Today's destination is another area of Chobe National Park, home to the most incredible herds of elephant on the planet. With its northern boundary along the Chobe River, the park's riverfront features one of Africa's most impressive safari experiences. 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-Chobe National Park, Botswana

    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.

    Activity: 4X4 safari drives & motorboat rides

    Transportation: 30-minute flight & 30-minute van transfer

    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 privately 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 a farewell dinner tonight.

    Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge-Chobe National Park, Botswana

    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.

    Activity: 4X4 safari drives, motorboat rides & boardwalk hike

    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 board your departing flight home.

    Transportation: 30-minute van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Botswana Classic Safari Private Adventure

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

All nature walks, boat rides, game drives, and birdwatching activities are led by experienced professional guides.

Reason #02

MT Sobek was one of the first American outfitters operating Botswana safaris, providing expeditions since 1982.

Reason #03

This MT Sobek adventure covers thrilling safaris in Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and the Okavango Delta, all brimming with wildlife.

Meet your guides

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.

Activities

Thrilling guided nature walks, game drives, traditional mokoro canoe rides and motorboats - plus incredible wildlife watching from safari lodges.

Lodging

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

Climate

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

FAQ

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 Regional Specialists 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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Go Private

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

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.

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Private Trip Pricing:

2022 Pricing

2 to 3 guests from $6,695 per person double occupancy

4 to 5 guests from $6,495 per person double occupancy

6 to 7 guests from $6,295 per person double occupancy

	

Make Your Own Dates in These Months

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

Price Includes

  • 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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