Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari

A small-group Botswana Lodge Safari, no participation, from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Explore Botswana’s finest national parks during this safari. Start your tour by experiencing the Tuli Block, Khama Rhino Sanctuary and the Makgadikgadi Pans. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve and Greater Khwai area from your open 4×4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta in a traditional dug-out canoe and enjoy Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River.

The Botswana Lodge Safari Highlights: Tuli Block, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Nxai Pan, Moremi National Park, Greater Khwai game drive and night drive, Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion, Chobe National Park game drive, River cruise on the Chobe River, Victoria Falls.

  • Botswana Lodge Safari
    2018 Price
    USD 3359 / EUR 2970
    (per person sharing)
    Single Supplement: USD 970 / EUR 859
    Local Payment: USD 100 / EUR 89

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transport on day 2-5 and 11-12 in a closed vehicle
  • Transportation for remainder of the safari in an open fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Game drives as mentioned
  • Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide.

Not Included in the price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Curios and all personal expenses.
  • Day 1
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Club.  You have the remainder of the day at leisure.  This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting at 18h00.

    Accommodation: Safari Club or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool and restaurant)

  • Day 2
    Johannesburg to Marakele National Park, South Africa

    An early morning departure from The Safari Club in Johannesburg takes us via Pretoria, Thabazimbi and through the Limpopo Province to Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains. All the large game species from Elephant and Rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape Vultures in the world, have settled here.

    We will head out on a sunset game drive in the evening of day 2. We will enjoy our evening meal prepared by our guide around the campfire before spending our first night in the African wilderness.

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    Accommodation: Tlopi Tented Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms)

  • Day 3
    Marakele to Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

    Our destination today is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary via the Martin’s Drift border post. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing white rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Batswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. We explore the sanctuary on an afternoon game drive in search of white rhinos.

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    Accommodation: Serowe Hotel or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant area)

  • Day 4
    Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Planet Baobab, Botswana

    Today we travel towards the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park area of Botswana. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove. He will explain the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world.

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    Accommodation: Planet Baobab or similar (Bakalanga or Baobab huts with en-suite bathrooms)

  • Day 5
    Planet Baobab to Maun, Botswana

    This morning we head off to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Enroute we travel via Nxai Pan, a fossil lake that is part of the greater Makgadikgadi system. Covered in nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees, Nxai Pan attracts vast numbers of desert herbivores as well as carnivores including lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. After our Nxai Pan excursion we continue our journey to Maun. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”.

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    Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (Babbler Chalet with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 6
    Maun to Greater Khwai, Botswana

    After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in the Khwai River region. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive in the private concession – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms)

  • Day 7
    Greater Khwai, Botswana

    We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. Game viewing is seasonal; depending on the time of the year you may see different species in different areas. The best time for game viewing is the end of the dry season or spring from August to November. During this season, in order for us to offer the best game viewing possible, extra driving may be required due to the animals migrating closer to the river. In the summer, birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms)

  • Day 8
    Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

    After having explored the Khwai River area, we now head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve which is home to a great diversity of plant and animal life – making it a ‘must see’ for a Botswana Safari. It contains – within its boundaries – approximately 20% of the Delta, and a vast range of habitats, acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through mopane forest and dry savannah woodland.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms)

  • Day 9
    Greater Khwai to Chobe National Park, Botswana

    We have to get up early, as there is another exciting day ahead of us! We leave the camp in Greater Khwai and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in this area. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula.

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    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 10
    Chobe National Park, Botswana

    We start the morning with an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. We enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African sunset.

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    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 11-12
    Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Our journey takes us into Zimbabwe, home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. We have the opportunity to view the falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. You have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer.

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    Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar

    Breakfast & Lunch are included on Day 11
    Breakfast & Dinner are included on Day 12

  • Day 13
    End of Tour

    Your journey ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

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