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Best of Botswana

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $6927+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Hit the best safari destinations in Botswana
  • Enjoy rustic yet refined accommodations in the Okavango Delta
  • Experience the wildlife with morning and evening game drives
  • Observe some of the largest elephant herds in the region
  • See even more species while in the Moremi Reserve
  • Take a journey by boat through the Chobe River
  • Indulge in a scenic sunset cruise to round off this wonderful trip
  • Witness large buffalo herds, a great variety of antelope, hippos and abundant birdlife
  • Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat
  • Take advantage of each day and wake early for exciting safari drives!
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Tour Overview

This eight night safari through Botswana incorporates permanent camp and lodge accommodations in the country’s most popular destinations including Chobe National Park, the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. At any given leg of the safari, you will enjoy the unique hospitality of each luxurious camp or lodge, and experience wildlife and landscapes specific to each area. Throughout this tour of Botswana, experience this wild land first hand on a multitude of game drives, nature walks, mokoro tours, motorboat cruises and more.

Each camp or lodge has its own uniqueness that makes every transition truly exciting, from design and architecture, to activities and wildlife. For example, you can soak in the sweeping views of the Chobe River from your private terrace at the Chobe Game Lodge, while at Camp Moremi, you can track wild dogs (which are extremely rare elsewhere). By the same token, you can marvel at the complexity of the Delta’s waterways, while swiftly gliding through the channels on one of the famous indigenous morkoro canoes.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
All transfers between lodges and camps, Overnight accommodations, all meals, refreshments, and laundry services, All Professional guided game drives and activities, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, National park fees and all government taxes & levies, Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Notes:
* This specific tour does not operate between 08 January – 15 March due to camp closures.

* The high season includes the dates between July – October. Low season is between January – June and November – December. Lower rates may apply between January – March and the month of December.
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Package Price: $6927
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Johannesburg

Overnight flight to Johannesburg

Overnight flight to Johannesburg

Day
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Johannesbrug – Maun – Camp Okavango

Day flight to Maun. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to Camp Okavango via light aircraft. Stay in one of the camp’s beautifully designed and furnished African-style safari tent structures. The 16,000 square kilometers of wetlands that is the Okavango Delta is the final destination of Africa’s third longest river. It is here that herds of elephants, hippos, or buffalos will be stalked along the shoreline while drifting silently through the reeds upon a guided Mokoro (indigenous canoe). Motorboat cruises, nature walks, and game drives are also available, where, each morning, Africa’s most famed animals can be tracked during their hunt for prey. In this colorful setting thriving within the reaches of the Kalahari Desert, experience a part of Africa like no other. Once arriving, take some time to relax and take in the surroundings before taking part in an afternoon activity of choice before returning to camp for the evening. Because mammals are the most active during the cool temperatures of the mornings and evenings, the game drives will follow this format as well. ...read less

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Day
3

Exploring the Okavango Delta

Today, feel free to engage in any of the camp’s activities. This is a great opportunity to explore new parts of the Delta or to track animals that have not been spotted yet. Return to camp for a night of relaxing and enjoying dinner and the surroundings in the heart of the Botswanan bush.

Today, feel free to engage in any of the camp’s activities. This is a great opportunity to explore new parts of the Delta or to track animals that have not been spotted yet. Return to camp for a night of relaxing and enjoying dinner and the surroundings in the heart of the Botswanan bush.

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Day
4

Okavango Delta – Camp Moremi

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Transfer to Camp Moremi via light aircraft. Here, stay in the comfort of the Camp’s authentic looking, yet elegantly furnished East African inspired tent like structures, deep within the heart of the reserve. As the only part of the Okavango Delta that has been set aside for the preservation of wildlife, The Moremi Game Reserve is most well-known for its frequent sightings of lion, leopard, and cheetah, but most notably for its abundance of wild dogs, whose population is quickly dwindling in most other regions of Africa. Spend the remaining afternoon either relaxing or taking part in a game drive before returning to for the evening. ...read less

Day
5

Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon

Awake early to partake in a morning game drive through the Reserve or explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat, which provides fantastic birding experiences. Return to camp for lunch and some afternoon relaxing by the pool before embarking on an afternoon game drive.

Awake early to partake in a morning game drive through the Reserve or explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat, which provides fantastic birding experiences. Return to camp for lunch and some afternoon relaxing by the pool before embarking on an afternoon game drive.

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6

Exploring Camp Moremi

Again, awake early to take part in a morning activity, with lunch and relaxation at camp, before embarking on another afternoon game drive.

Again, awake early to take part in a morning activity, with lunch and relaxation at camp, before embarking on another afternoon game drive.

Day
7

Camp Moremi – Chobe Game Lodge

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Transfer by light aircraft to the Chobe Game Lodge. Built upon the banks of the Chobe River, splendid views are guaranteed, as each air conditioned room is facing the water and the surrounding floodplains with its own private terrace. Most famed for the largest population of elephants in all of Africa, Chobe National Park is also famous for its large buffalo herds, a great variety of antelope, hippos and abundant birdlife. Once at the lodge, choose to relax and enjoy the surroundings or take part in one of the lodge’s afternoon activities; from land or water based activities, to a sunset cruise, before returning for dinner, traditional dance performances, and perhaps some stargazing led by the experts on hand. ...read less

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8

Final day in Chobe Game Lodge

Again, today take the chance to take game drives through the park, or engage in a scenic sunset cruise. Also, nature walks with interpretive guides are lead to the Lesoma Valley and the Kasuma Pan; however this is only available between April and October due to weather constraints.

Again, today take the chance to take game drives through the park, or engage in a scenic sunset cruise. Also, nature walks with interpretive guides are lead to the Lesoma Valley and the Kasuma Pan; however this is only available between April and October due to weather constraints.

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Day
9

International flight home

Transfer to Kasane for a flight home or an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to Kasane for a flight home or an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Camp Okavango, Ngamiland East, North West, Botswana

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana

Camp Moremi, Ngamiland East, North West, Botswana

Xakanaxa Lagoon, Ngamiland East, North West, Botswana

Chobe Game Lodge, Serondela, Botswana

Places You'll See

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    Okavango Delta

    A delta is generally characterized as an outlet of water to the open sea. The Okavango river releases flood waters into open land, flooding the savannah. With the hot and wet winter months in Botswana comes nearly 20 inches of rain that floods the area, welcoming many crosses of life. Another animal lover’s paradise, nearly 200,000 beasts can be seen during this time, including herds of elephants, black rhinoceros, and buffalo.

  • Moremi Game Reserve

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    Chobe National Park

    For wildlife lovers, Chobe National Park is the place to see a wide assortment of species, from elephants to giraffes, in their natural habitat. This national park is the most biologically diverse and can be witnessed by land as well as flying safaris! The first national park of Botswana has a wide variety of accommodations from camping to private lodges.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Moremi Game Reserve : Camp Moremi

Luxury Properties

Chobe National Park : Chobe Game Lodge

Testimonials

Peter C.

Traveled May, 2013

We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek

We’re on our last day at Kagga Kamma and I wanted to let you know that we are having a great time and everything is according to plan. We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek. While we were unsure about KK when we arrived, it has turned out to be a great experience. Just today we saw ostrich, eland, wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, botinbok, Springbok and cave paintings. Ted and i are taking the ATV’s this afternoon. It is a huge reserve here. The weather today is sunny and cool. Off to the airport in early morning to fly to Kruger. Hopefully the last leg of our trip will be as good as the first.

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Bill

Traveled May, 2012

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Africa exceeded every expectation that we had. The weather was outstanding, the food was good. The guides (with the exception of Johannesburg) were great. I only wound up taking 687 pictures. I’m now trying to get these into my computer and into a file that I can send to my friends. They all want to see what we experienced. I have mentioned Yampu several times to friends, telling them how pleased we were with your services. We won’t hesitate to recommend you and Yampu in the future. Thanks for playing such a great role in making this a most unforgettable vacation.

Jerome S.

Traveled May, 2013

The trip you set up for me was flawless.

The trip you set up for me was flawless. The guide met all my expectations. He was helpful and protective. I did learn that in Africa, time is a relative thing. I soon learned that when James told me we were one half hour from anywhere, I could count on an hour. I saw every major animal, but one, including the Black Rino, one of the most endangers specie in the Crater. I took 900 pictures. I can tell you without a doubt, that your people can take care of a person my age and should promote that fact. I loved Nxabega. However, I was prevented from going to my tent for a rest when a family of Elephants started eating the trees between the lunch area and my tent. They were all first rate camps, but Sopa was exceptional. If you wish me to fill out anything, let me know. One funny story. I needed to go to the bathroom. James asked me to wait while he drove about a half a mile to high ground, so he could watch out for animals while I attended to the problem behind his 4×4. As we get to about fifty yards from the place we planned to stop; three lions walked over the hill and past our vehicle. You would be surprised how fast the urge to go disappears under these circumstances.

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