11-day Botswana Lodge Safari

This accommodated small group Botswana safari explores prime wildlife areas in Botswana and a lodge stay at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Accommodated Safari offers a great value trip through Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is an activity-packed safari allowing you to discover the diversity that these countries have to offer.
Accommodation throughout your journey with us includes lodges, guest houses and bungalows.


  • 2 nights Deception Valley Private Reserve
  • Game drive Boteti River, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta
  • Optional Scenic flight over the Delta
  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve surrounds
  • 2 nights Chobe National Park surrounds
  • Boat cruise on Chobe River
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls


  • Xhumaga
  • Maun
  • Khwai Community Area
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 – 2 : Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The safari begins in Maun where your guide will meet you at 14h30 at Maun Airport. You will travel 120km to the Deception Valley Private Reserve on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Upon arrival, you will be given a safari briefing. A night spent in a comfortable camp. (Day 1 - D)

You will explore the area for the next two days, enjoying game drives and participating in a nature walk led by a local San tracker. They will share their intricate bush knowledge and give you an insight into their unique and intriguing culture. You will also do game drives to explore the area, home to a fascinating variety of desert-specialised wildlife such as oryx and predators including lion, hyena and cheetah. Savour the vast open spaces, clear night skies and uninterrupted beauty.  (Day 2 - B, L, D)
Maun – Deception Valley Private Reserve (northern border CKGR): 120km, 4h


Day 3 : Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

You will wake up as the sun rises and do a short game drive before heading to the Makgadikgadi area. You will spend one night at a camp, an oasis on the edge of the Makgadikgadi National Park, overlooking the Boteti River in Khumaga village. Arriving for Lunch at the camp you will have time for a short siesta and then enjoy a game drive along the Boteti river in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Deception Valley Private Reserve – Boteti River Camp: 120km, 4-5h (including game drive)


Day 4 : Khwai Community Area

After breakfast, you will make your way west, you will stop over in Maun, where you will enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant. Your adventure then proceeds to Khwai, your drive will take you through beautiful wildlife areas, game viewing as you go. You will have the option of taking an air transfer that afternoon to Khwai (1 hour, inclusive of a 15-minute scenic flight, rate TBA by your guide/agent – to be booked during the safari, payment in US$ cash only). Your journey is to the Khwai River area, on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve - one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana with very high concentrations of game. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Enjoy game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and late afternoon as the sun sets. Night at Khwai Guesthouse in the Khwai Village. (B, D)
Boteti River Camp – Khwai: 340 km, ±6 hrs (excluding lunch stopover)


Day 5 – 6 : Khwai Community Area

The next two days you will further explore this region of the famous Okavango Delta, you will do game drives to explore the region surrounding the Khwai River (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). You will also have an opportunity to do a mokoro excursion into a community-managed concession area. Your guide will take you on a scenic drive to the mokoro station where you will meet your mokoro poler/guide, who will share with you hidden secrets of this water system.  (B, L, D)


Day 7 : Chobe National Park

The safari then heads north towards a rustic camp at the edge of Chobe National Park, where you will stay 2 nights to explore the park's northern reaches. This day will be a full-day activity as we will do a full day of game drives through the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park towards the Chobe flood plains. You will have your lunch break en-route and arrive late afternoon at your lodge. (B, L, D)
Khwai – Chobe: 200 km, 10 hrs (including game drives)


Day 8 : Chobe National Park

Time is spent in northern Chobe, a park which is incredibly rich in game due to the Chobe River providing water all year round. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are frequently seen. Due to the high density of herbivores in this area many predators, such as lions and leopards, can be found. While staying at Chobe Elephant Camp you will do a game drive and boat cruise within the Chobe National Park where you immerse yourself into this incredible area from both land and water.  (B, L, D)


Day 9 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today the journey takes you to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (Visa required) where you will spend two nights at a comfortable lodge. The lodge team will assist you with arranging activities of your choice that you can enjoy during your stay (at own expense). Spend the afternoon at leisure, visiting the majestic falls or shop for curios. Dinner at own expense. (B) (L, D at own expense)
Chobe – Victoria Falls:  160 km, ±3.5 hrs driving (plus border crossing)


Day 10 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The lodge has an activities desk where you can make bookings for the day to explore Vic Falls town. Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask the lodge reception for further details if not pre-booked. (B)


Day 11 : Departure

Your safari ends after breakfast.


All accommodation (rooms in comfortable lodges or luxury tents)
All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner), mineral bottled water
Services of a Professional Guide
All Botswana and Namibian park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in enclosed
Air-conditioned or specialised safari vehicles.


Entrance to the Falls
Airport transfers
Optional excursions at the lodges (scenic flight over the Delta, activities in Victoria Falls, game drives, fishing etc)
Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage
Emergency evacuation
Any increase in National Park fees.