Botswana

On your Botswana Adventure, you’ll see one of the best-preserved areas of wilderness in Africa. From the vast and mystical Makgadikgadi Pans to the game rich areas of Moremi Game Reserve. Chobe National Park and tranquility of the Okavango Delta.

Whether you visit Botswana for the big game or the unspoiled beauty, you will not be disappointed.

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourBotswana Adventure16From $4,995.00

Botswana Adventure

Our Fully Serviced Camping Botswana Adventure invites you to sit back, relax and take in the amazing scenery of southern Africa. We take care of ALL of your chores!

Unlike the majority of Overland companies that make guests work for their supper (cooking, cleaning, setting up camp), our Fully Serviced Camping Safaris are exactly that: fully serviced! You won’t have to lift a finger as we prepare your meals, secure your tent and make sure we don’t leave a mess.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Australia – Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart Australia on flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2: Johannesburg

On arrival, make your way to The Safari Club for overnight, including breakfast. Day at leisure.

Day 3: Johannesburg – Palapye, Botswana

The tour departs at 08h00. Travelling through the province of Limpopo we cross the border into Botswana where we set up camp in the village of Palapye.

Day 4: Boteti River

We travel along the western edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans arriving in Xhumaga. Our campsite overlooks the Boteti River. The late afternoon is free for an optional game drive along the river and onto the Makgadikgadi Pans. The evening is spent relaxing around the campfire and preparing for our 4×4 excursion into Moremi Wildlife Reserve the next day.

Day 5 & 6: Khwai Area Of Moremi Wildlife Reserve

An early start takes us to Maun – the gateway to the Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. We change vehicles to our open sided 4×4 vehicles and arrive at Moremi by lunchtime. After lunch we enter the park and travel to the Khwai area. This is a pure wilderness area of great beauty, with rich green vegetation, palm trees, teeming with birdlife and a vast population of wild animals. We enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives exploring the reserve in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Our private campsite is located inside the park where we set up bush toilets and bush showers.

Day 7: Maun

After an early morning game drive we exit Moremi and travel back to Maun. The afternoon is free for a 1 hour scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense).

Day 8: Okavango Delta/Maun

Today we enjoy a Mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta. Depart Maun at 07h30 for a 1-2 hour road transfer, depending on water levels, to the mokoro boat station where we will be introduced to a mokoro poler who will be our boatman and guide throughout the excursion. We enjoy the Delta by mokoro and nature/game walks before our mid-afternoon road transfer back to Maun.

Day 9 & 10: Chobe River – Kasane

We continue through Botswana to Kasane and our camp is set up on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day sunset is enjoyed on a relaxing game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning game drive in the Chobe National Park (own expense).

Day 11 & 12: Victoria Falls “Mosi-Oa-Tunya” – The Smoke That Thunders

We travel across the Zimbabwe border to view Victoria Falls – one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa (own expense).

Day 13: Makgadikgadi Pans

Crossing back into Botswana we set up camp at Nata. We visit the Makgadikgadi Pans for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6500km2 lake.

Day 14 & 15: Tuli Wilderness Camp

Travelling South we make our way to the Tuli area of Botswana. The Tuli area is rich in archaeological heritage and beautiful San rock art sites have been discovered alongside numerous archaeological sites dating back from the Stone Age.

Scattered artefacts are still being discovered across the reserve. It is also a great game area that is unfenced as to preserve natural migratory patterns.

We camp on the banks of the Limpopo River. Day 14 we enjoy a guided morning game walk and a late afternoon/evening game drive.

Day 16: Johannesburg

We exit Botswana and travel back to Johannesburg. Tour ends at 17h00 with drop off at your hotel or the airport for your departure flight.

Note: This safari is recommended for healthy and active participants looking for an Adventure holiday.

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Luxury coach
Flights:Flight Ticket: Australia / Johannesburg / Australia
Accommodation:1 night hotel & 13 nights camping safari
** Camp beds, small pillows, sleeping bags and folding chairs are provided
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary