6 night Luxury Botswana Tour

A luxurious six night safari tour of Botswana, exploring the Okavango and Chobe National Park staying in beautiful five star accommodation throughout. This is a great itinerary for those looking for a classical safari tour, with all the creature comforts of a modern safari. Uniquely, air-conditioning is available throughout and a supremely comfortable stay is guaranteed. Visiting three distinct areas, the eastern Okavango, the southern Okavango and Savute, Chobe- a full variety of environments delivers great game viewing and a full range of activities.

Beginning at Khwai River Lodge in the Eastern Okavango, an area rich in wildlife with varied and exciting game viewing. Lion, leopard and wild dog are regularly seen here. Moving deeper into the Okavango, to Eagle Island Lodge, where quintessential Okavango landscapes and water activities await. The third and final lodge on this safari is Savute Elephant Lodge, set deep in the southern reaches of Chobe National Park, the Savute area is famous for explosive game viewing. Immense herds of elephant visit the area in dry season and the predator sightings are impressive. All three lodges offer an extremely luxurious stay with a full range of facilities including air conditioning.

Additional activities such as scenic helicopter trips over the Okavango and horse riding safaris can also be included.

This itinerary can be amended to suit your preferences with more of less time in any of the destinations. A stop on the Chobe Riverfront, Victoria Falls or Cape Town can also be included.

Day 1 and 2 - Khwai River Lodge

Arriving in Maun Airport, Botswana, you are met by a representative and assisted onto your flight to the Okavango. This is a wonderful introduction to the Delta, which is truly beautiful viewed from above. On landing your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge, a 20 minute game drive.

Khwai River lodge was one of the original safari lodges of the Okavango and commands a wonderful spot on the banks of the Khwai river, in east Moremi. Each of the tented rooms are fully equipped with all comforts including air conditioning and a mini bar. A private deck offers the perfect spot to relax between activities and watch the animals go by. There is a good sized swimming pool, open sided dining area and spa facilities .

Once you have met the team and settled into your room you will have some light refreshments while your guide introduces you to the area and the activities on offer. You will then set out on your first game drive, stopping for sundowners in a scenic spot before returning with a spotlight to the lodge, looking out for nocturnal creatures on the way.

The Khwai area is a pretty area and boasts some of the best year-round game viewing in Botswana, with good resident game and impressive predator numbers it is a popular destination. Lion, leopard and wild dog are regularly seen. Activities focus on day and night drives and guided walks.

The next morning you wake early for your first early morning game drive, this is the best time to catch the predators while they are still active. Tracking the events of the night before your guide will translate the news of the bush as you explore this area. Stopping for coffee and a chance to stretch your legs half way through the drive. Around mid morning, after about 4 hours drive, you return to the lodge for a hearty brunch followed by a few hours to yourself to relax and enjoy the beautiful lodge. Later that afternoon you meet your guide for high tea and then depart on your afternoon game drive, perhaps following up on the events from earlier in the day or tracking the predators as they begin to stir again as the day cools.

Day 3 and 4 - Eagle Island Lodge

This morning you rise early as before and set out for your game drive, perhaps following up on animal sounds overheard that night or tracking something of interest. One last chance to explore the Khwai area before you return for brunch. At a time advised the day before your guide will transfer you back to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Eagle Island, a short flight of about 20 minutes. This is a beautiful flight into the Okavango and worth keeping your camera ready for! See how many elephants you can spot! Landing in the south west of the Okavango your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the camp.

Set on the picturesque island of Xaxaba, Eagle Island Lodge is a beautiful retreat style lodge offering a quintessential Okavango water safari experience, water levels permitting. The focus here is on a slower safari, enjoying the peace and beauty of the Okavango from the water and on foot. Each of the sumptuous guest rooms features a private deck and plunge pool and inside air-conditioning ensures a supremely comfortable stay.

Once you have settled into your new home your guide will discuss your interests while introducing you to the environment around the lodge and the activities. Mokoro excursions (traditional dug-out canoes) and boating are fantastic water safari experiences, while guided bushwalks offer guests a chance to understand the often overlooked smaller species and the diverse flora and fauna that make up this exceptional ecosystem.

Other activities (at an additional cost) include helicopter flights and horse-back riding(experienced riders only). Guests can visit Xaxaba village and witness a traditional Okavango village at work and play, as local people adapt ancient traditions to suit modern life.

Later that afternoon you will set off on your first activity – perhaps gliding along the shallow waters in a mokoro or exploring further into the deeper waters by boat. The emphasis is on the slower safari, a break from the game drives and instead enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Okavango.

The next day you will enjoy a full day of activities as discussed with your guide.

Day 5 and 6 - Savute Elephant Lodge

This morning you will have the opportunity to enjoy another morning activity or perhaps a lie in for a change, before leaving the Okavango for your next camp, Savute Elephant Lodge. At a time advised the day before your guide will transfer you back to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Savute, a flight of about 30 minutes. The landscape changes dramatically as you leave the Okavango, the land dries up and the animals begin to congregate at the watering holes. You guide will be waiting for you on landing and a 30 min game drive takes you to the lodge.

Savute Elephant Lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and enjoys a prime location on the banks of the Savute channel – not far from the Savute Marsh, famous for the large Marsh pride of lion. With great views over the channel and a constant stream of animals arriving to quench their thirst, this is a fantastic spot. Game viewing can be enjoyed from the pool, the hide, the dining room and even your private deck.

Activities focus on morning and afternoon game drives . Day trips to see ancient san bushman rock art is also possible and function as game drives en route . These excursions come highly recommended. This is big game country and you can expect huge numbers of elephants in the dry season and buffalo too. The predators follow. The lion have learnt to hunt elephant and hippo here, and have a ferocious reputation.

You will enjoy an afternoon game drive with a stop for sundowners on the day or arrival, returning for dinner as the sun sinks.

The next day you will explore Savute, with morning and afternoon game drives and plenty of time during heat of the day to enjoy the lodge and watching the comings and goings at the waterhole.

Day 7 - End of Safari

Today, depending on the time of your flight you may have a morning activity before your flight to Maun. The exact time of your flight will be fixed the day before and advised by your guide. Bidding farewell to the team you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your fight to Maun, a flight of about 30 minutes. There you will be met and assisted onto your onward flight.

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Khwai River Lodge

Eagle Island Lodge

Savute Elephant Lodge

Savute Elephant Lodge

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