18 Days Botswana luxury wildlife safari

18 Days Botswana luxury wildlife safari : We camp in a luxurious Sahara 4m x 5m tent with shower, toilet, sink, veranda en suite in a comfy bed, and we do all the work, so you can rest and enjoy the animals and environment – we stay in unique locations throughout. This trip is perfect for dedicated wildlife watchers and photographers who want to spend time in Chobe and then the Okavango Delta. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch and observe Wild Dogs. At Savuti, you will visit an island with 13 baobab trees and witness a panel of Bushman art.

Highlights 18 Days Botswana luxury wildlife safari

Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Chobe National Park

Day 2-3: Wildlife Viewing in Chobe National Park.

Day 4-6: Chobe & Savuti Game Reserve.

Day 7-10: Khwai Concession Area.

Day 11-14: Moremi Game Reserve.

Day 15-17: Moremi Game Reserve.

Day 18: Moremi Xini Lagoon to Maun.

Detailed Itinerary for 18 Days Botswana luxury wildlife safari

Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Chobe National Park

We will meet you at the Kazungula Border at 10 a.m. and take you on a three-hour boat ride on the magnificent wildlife-rich Chobe River, followed by lunch and entry into Chobe National Park.

Our backup team will pitch up camp at Madambuzwa, and we’ll settle down before our evening game drive. Our new Luxury walk-in Sahara Tents, complete with en suite toilet, shower, hand basins, and verandah (see photo at the bottom of this description), will meet all of your reasonable needs. We are environmentally conscious, and you utilise solar lighting and stainless steel water bottles.

After afternoon tea and coffee, we’ll embark on a game drive about 4 p.m.then return to our camp for beverages and nibbles around the campfire after the sun has set.

You will dine beneath the stars on a sumptuous home-cooked dinner before retiring to your tent to listen to the sounds of the African night.

Day 2-3: Wildlife Viewing in Chobe National Park.

We will wake you up at 5.15 a.m. and serve you a breakfast of percolated coffee, tea, bananas, oatmeal porridge, toast with a choice of spreads, muesli, and yoghurt. We then embark on an exciting treasure hunt of a game drive; we never know what we will find here, but in September, it should be very rewarding, providing us with many great sightings of “normal” game and birds, as well as stunning sunrise and sunset photo opportunities.

We generally take a coffee/tea/biscuit break about mid-morning, when the day begins to heat up.

We will go on a game drive along the riverfront and inland, stopping frequently to watch and photograph wildlife.

Day 4-6: Chobe & Savuti Game Reserve.

While our staff, whom you will get to know well, dismantles and packs the camp, we will have a leisurely game drive down the river to Ngoma Gate, where we will meet our team, and we will travel with them through the villages of Mababe and Kachikau to Savuti. We’ll stop for a wonderful picnic lunch along the route.

We’ll be here for three nights at an isolated campsite along the dry channel. In addition to our regular game drives, we will explore the enormous dry marsh, visit a rock island with 13 beautiful Baobab trees, and view some Bushmen artwork while here.

Evenings are spent around a campfire, where we enjoy snacks and beverages before a delicious meal prepared over an open fire by our skilled Bush Chef.

We will witness the sunset and moon rise in Savuti, and unique moment to be here. Savuti is generally referred to as Botswana’s premier wildlife location, and you’ll see why while you’re here.

Day 7-10: Khwai Concession Area

A last game drives at Savuti before travelling 5 hours to the Khwai concession. The Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, separated by the Khwai River. The river draws a large number of thirsty animals. The Khwai River’s vast water lily and papyrus-covered floodplains are lined with riverine forest. This aquatic environment is home to a plethora of colourful birds and serves as a nesting ground for many species. Away from the river and plains, there is dense woods interspersed with pans that attract numerous animals and where we frequently see wild dogs, as well as the Leopard.

The game watching is excellent, comparable to that of Moremi, and in addition to the regular game drives, we may go off road at the discretion of your guide, which is ideal for Leopard sightings. While here, we will also do some night driving with a flashlight, allowing us the opportunity to observe nocturnal creatures such as Springhares and Porcupines.

While here, you will enjoy a relaxing 2 12 hour mokoro (dugout canoe) trip.

Day 11-14: Moremi Game Reserve

We’ll have one more game drive in the Khwai Concession before checking into Moremi Game Reserve, where our tent will be put up for another four nights in the Khwai region.

This region is particularly well-known for its strong Wild Dog population, and September is an excellent time to observe them in action. As is customary, we will leave as soon as possible in order to maximise our chances of viewing a kill.

The enormous fertile flood plains of the Khwai River, which the dogs like, are located in this location. It’s also a great place for other predators and a multitude of “regular” game. The view is breathtaking. We have a mobile phone connection here, so if you have a Be Mobile sim card, you may catch up with your friends and family during our siesta hour and in the evenings.

Day 15-17: Moremi Game Reserve.

We’ll take one last Khwai floodplain drive here before joining forces with our backup squad to go to the opposite side of Moremi for our last three nights in Xini Lagoon.

The river here is likely to be tiny, and the hippopotamuses that dwell near our camp may congregate around the little remaining water, providing excellent photo possibilities. A fantastic place for predators, general game, and beauty.

We can leave at 5.30 a.m. and return to camp at 7 p.m. We’ll take a nap in our shaded camp spot.

Day 18: Moremi Xini Lagoon to Maun.

We’ll go on one more early morning game drive at Xini before feasting on a delicious English meal. We’ll say our goodbyes to our employees before driving 5 hours to Maun Airport in time for your onward flights. End of Safari.