Join the wildlife wandering around a delta oasis on your 11-day highlights Botswana safari. You will enjoy the intimate and expressive nature as you visit the four distinctive sides of Botswana. From herds of elephants taking cover in the woodlands to wild dogs competing with leopards for a hunt along the water’s edge, you will find an untamed world absent of roads and fences.
Okavango Delta – Escaping into Lagoons and Waterways
Maun is the gateway town for a Botswana safari. The other is Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. You will land here and quickly board another flight, which will be a light aircraft that can access the Okavango Delta islands. From the air, you can appreciate the scale of this great oasis, and how the channels and lagoons twist around palm-fringed islands and waterbuck-covered banks. The best water levels are usually around May. The rain falls in Angola from November to January, taking four months to meander into the Kalahari Desert. Water always brings life in the desert. Such an incredible bounty of water attracts life from over 1,000 kilometers away.
An Okavango Delta safari is about the water and the land. Your first camp will be located on a small island that is accessed by speed boat from the larger island, which is where you landed. Here, you will be surrounded by water where you can gaze out across a landscape of azure blue and green. Hippos will wade close to the lodge, and elephants will splash past or use their trunks as snorkels. You will be cut off from the modern world, and it will be immensely peaceful to look out at wildlife from a private deck. This wetland part of the delta will be as perfect as your first stop in Botswana, and it will help you recover from your flight and settle into the animal kingdom.
Okavango Delta – Cruising in a Mokoro and a Motorboat Safari
Day 3 - 4
Moremi Game Reserve – Adventures in the Game-Rich Heart of the Delta
Selinda Game Reserve – Exclusive Encounters in a Private Concession
Selinda Game Reserve – Some of Africa's Most Exceptional Predator Sightings
Day 7 - 8
Chobe National Park – Surrounded by Elephants and a Woodland Safari Experience
Victoria Falls – An Hour over the Border to Mosi-oa-Tunya
Victoria Falls – Optional Activities around the Falls