13-day Botswana Lodge and Mobile Safari (Superior)

This Botswana safari experience combines well-located lodges with an fully-serviced mobile tenting – getting off the beaten track in pristine wilderness.  Starting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe for 2 nights, you then head over into Chobe National Park.  From there we fly you down to Khwai where you meet your  guide and settle into camp without having to lift a finger.   All tents are pre-erected by our staff with en-suite facilities and full board for the next six nights of non-participation mobile safari covering the Khwai and Moremi Game Reserve area.  From there your last two nights are at Pelo Camp.  The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island in the heart of the Jao Concession on which the camp is built. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed – remote, genuine, and wild.

Highlights

  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Chobe River Front, Namibia
  • Khwai Community Area
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Namibia
  • Okavango Delta
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Botswana

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – 2 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for a 2-night stay.  After arriving at your accommodation and completing check-in procedures, spend the balance of your stay at leisure.

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Day 3 – 4 : Chobe River Front, Namibia

After breakfast you will be transferred by road through the Zimbabwe/Botswana border and then by road through the Botswana/Namibia border.  There will be a representative at both borders to assist with immigration formalities.  You will then be transferred by boat to Chobe Savanna Lodge where you will stay for 2 nights.

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Day 5 – 7 : Moremi Game Reserve

You will be transferred by boat back to Kasane, then by road to Kasane airport for your light aircraft from Kasane Airport to Moremi Game Reserve.  Spend 3 nights here, with two full days of game-viewing in the Savute area which is well-known for being a magnet for cheetah, leopard, lion and wild dog with the long grasses proving perfect hunting territory. This area is also known for large populations of bull elephants who depend on three waterholes, so spending time here can make for some wonderful sightings.

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Day 8 – 10 : Khwai Community Area

After an early breakfast followed by a game drive, you head northeast to the Khwai Community Area (about 3-4 hours depending on sightings). The area is well known for hippos and some impressive old bull elephants, and you can also hope to spot giraffe, zebra and antelope plus lion, cheetah and leopard. Later, having reached your new camp, you’ll have the chance to go for a night drive, seeking out shy, nocturnal creatures.  You have 3 nights (2 full days) exploring the Khwai floodplains. The Khwai concession is separated from Moremi Game Reserve by the Khwai River and there are large herds of elephants, lion, leopard and wild cat here, as well as many other species. We will explore by 4x4 vehicle and you can also go for a guided walks, an activity not permitted inside the national parks and reserves. These allow you closer encounters with nature and compliment the game drive experience well.

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Day 11 – 12 : Okavango Delta

You will be transferred by light aircraft from Khwai Community Area to Pelo Camp for 2 nights.

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Day 13 : Departure

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by road to the local airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Maun Airport where you will be met and assisted with the check in for your onward.

Included

Meet/greet services
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Accommodation, meals and activities, as per itinerary
All internal light aircraft flights and road transfers, as per itinerary

Excluded

International flights
Travel insurance
Optional activities
Visas
Vaccinations
Gratuities
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel