9-day Botswana Wildlife Explorer

With an extra night on the door-step of Moremi Game Reserve, our 9-day Botswana Wildlife Explorer safari is perfect for those with limited time still wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana.  Starting in Maun and ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe this safari offers great value for money, traversing through the wildlife areas of Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and Chobe National Park.  This is a Semi-participation safari, where guests are only required to set up and pack their tents and help out getting their luggage in and out the trailers. All cooking, cleaning and any other camp chores are taken care of by your safari team made up of one guide, one camp assistant.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1 night on the doorstep of Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Chobe National Park
  • Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (extra charges apply)
  • 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Highlights

  • Chobe River Front
  • Khwai Community Area
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Savuti – Chobe National Park
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Botswana

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Botswana

The safari starts in Maun at 14h00 where you will meet a guide at Maun Airport who will take you drinks shopping. You will proceed to the edge of Moremi Game Reserve. Arriving at the campsite, you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. If time permits you will have the opportunity to do a village walk in the village of Shorobe, renowned for its talented basket weavers and palm wine makers of which you will explore. Please note this activity is only possible to do if you have not done a scenic flight, due to time restrictions.  Your first night will be spent in a campsite with shared ablutions. (D)
Maun – campsite on the outskirts of Maun: 30km, 1.5h

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Day 2 : Moremi Game Reserve

Early morning of Day 2, you will enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. 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. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drives, you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 4 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Community campsite outside Moremi – Western Moremi: 80km, 3-4h (transfer and game drive)

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Day 3 : Moremi Game Reserve

Game drives to explore the Moremi Game Reserve around the 3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa areas.  (B, L, D)

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Day 4 : Khwai Community Area

Transfer / game drive from Western Moremi to the region surrounding the Khwai River (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). Game drives to explore the areas. (B, L, D)

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Day 5 : Savuti – Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Day 5), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 6 & 7). (B, L, D)
Eastern Moremi – Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer and game drive)

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Day 6 : Chobe River Front

Transfer / game drive from Southern Chobe National Park to the Chobe river floodplain. Game drives to explore Northern Chobe National Park. (B, L, D)
Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer and game drive)

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Day 7 : Chobe River Front

Game drives to explore Northern Chobe and floodplain. (B, L, D)

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Day 8 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After a short morning game drive, you will drive to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. (B, L)
Chobe River – Victoria Falls: 100km, 2-3h (including border crossing)

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Day 9 : Departure

The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 11, at the lodge.

We are happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges, Livingstone airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost.  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 your guide for further details. (B)

Included

Camping Accommodation and equipment (spacious bow tents with mattresses)
Rooms at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls
All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and tea/coffees
Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary Transport in specialized safari vehicles.

Excluded

Restaurant meals (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Entrance to the Falls
Visas
Airport
Transfers
Tips
Curios
Optional excursions (activities in Victoria Falls/Livingstone)
Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
Medical
Baggage
Emergency evacuation
Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors
Any increase in National Park Fees.