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Chobe National Park | Botswana →
Khwai | Botswana →
Gomoti Game Reserve | Okavango Delta | Botswana →
Okavango Delta | Botswana →
Maun | Okavango Delta | Botswana →

9-Day
Classic Botswana Safari

Starts
Kasane Airport
Ends
Maun Airport

Highlights

Chobe river icon
Chobe River cruises
Khwai night safaris
Mokoro river canoe icon
Gomoti mokoro excursions
Delta scenic flights

Embark on a nine-day journey that encapsulates the essence of Botswana’s wild heart, from the mighty Chobe River’s enchanting cruises to the intimate encounters of the Okavango Delta’s mokoro rides. This safari promises an odyssey through landscapes where the wild roams free and nature paints in broad, unspoiled strokes.

Feel the pulse of Africa beneath your feet, from thrilling night safaris in Khwai to scenic flights that reveal the breathtaking tapestry of the delta. Each day unfolds like a page from an explorer’s diary, offering stories of majesty and serenity in equal measure.

As you journey from the dense forests of Chobe to the watery wonders of the Delta, let the rhythms of Africa transform you, leaving indelible marks of awe and respect for the continent’s untamed beauty.

Chobe

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Botswana, Chobe National Park stands as one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Spanning over 11,000 square kilometers, it boasts diverse ecosystems ranging from lush floodplains to dense woodlands. The park is renowned for its staggering population of elephants, considered one of the largest in Africa, offering visitors unparalleled opportunities for intimate encounters with these majestic creatures.

Moreover, the Chobe River, which forms the park’s northern boundary, serves as a vital water source, drawing a myriad of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffes, and numerous bird species. Sunset cruises along the river offer breathtaking views of the wildlife as they gather to quench their thirst, creating unforgettable moments for safari enthusiasts. With its rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes, Chobe National Park continues to captivate and inspire all who venture into its wild embrace.

Arrive at Kasane International Airport. Upon arrival, the Safari365 representative will meet you and transfer you about 45 minutes through to the luxurious Ngoma Safari Lodge. Check into this lodge for a wonderful exciting 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis. The lodge boasts private plunge pools and blends into its natural surroundings. During your downtime, relax with stunning vistas of the Chobe River.

Ngoma is located in Chobe National Park, which is one of Botswana’s most diverse parks, and there is always something to explore and experience.

Transfer from Kasane Airport to the lodge
Starts:

Kasane Airport

Ends:
Ngoma Safari Lodge

Afternoon game drive

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Perched on the edges of the Chobe National Park, Ngoma Safari Lodge offers an intimate and luxurious safari experience with a focus on privacy and personalized service.

Each of the lodge’s spacious suites boasts panoramic views of the Chobe River and its vast floodplains, providing guests with an opportunity to observe wildlife from the comfort of their private deck and plunge pool.

The lodge prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, employing eco-friendly practices to minimize its environmental footprint. For an unforgettable experience, guests are encouraged to partake in the early morning game drives, where the rich biodiversity of Chobe comes alive in the golden light of dawn.

Chobe

Day 2

Start off the day for this Classic Botswana safari, with river views from your private thatched suite. Morning activity will be an early morning game drive into Chobe National Park or a thrilling Chobe river cruise. In the afternoon, join a cultural visit to a local village. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch on the large open deck overlooking the Chobe River. In the evening, enjoy a night game drive in the Chobe Forest Reserve concession.

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Morning game drive or river cruise, cultural interaction and afternoon game drive.

Khwai Private Reserve

Day 3

Khwai | Botswana

Located adjacent to the iconic Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, Khwai Private Reserve offers an exclusive and intimate safari experience in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Spanning over 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, this private reserve is renowned for its rich biodiversity and unspoiled landscapes. Visitors to Khwai are treated to unparalleled game viewing opportunities, with the chance to encounter a diverse array of wildlife including elephants, lions, leopards, and rare antelope species.

What sets Khwai Private Reserve apart is its commitment to sustainable tourism practices and community involvement. The reserve is owned and operated by local communities, ensuring that tourism benefits directly contribute to conservation efforts and support the livelihoods of the indigenous people. Guided game drives, walking safaris, and mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions offer guests the chance to explore this untamed wilderness while contributing to the preservation of Botswana’s natural heritage. With its stunning landscapes and conservation-focused ethos, Khwai Private Reserve offers a truly unforgettable safari experience for discerning travelers seeking an authentic encounter with Africa’s wild wonders.

After the morning activity of a river cruise or morning game drive, check out and then transfer back to Kasane Airport. From here take a light aircraft flight through to the local airstrip in Khwai Private Reserve. Upon arrival, enjoy a mini game drive scenic transfer to your lodge for a memorable 2-night stay at Machaba Camp.

At Machaba, you can enjoy game drives including a night safari, guided untamed walking safari, and mokoro canoe activities (seasonal). This area is highly recommended for keen birders and photographers. It is the perfect combination for a water and land-based safari. In the evening, relax around the fireside for a classic authentic safari experience.

Transfer from Chobe to Kasane then on a light aircraft flight from Kasane to Khwai and then transfer to Khwai airstrip to Machaba Camp.
Starts:

Chobe National Park

Ends:
Machaba Camp

Morning activity, afternoon game drive and mokoro safari (seasonal)

Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp

Nestled along the Khwai River in the northeastern corner of the Okavango Delta, Machaba Camp offers an authentic safari experience in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness. The camp’s classic safari tents and luxurious amenities provide guests with comfort and relaxation while immersing them in the sights and sounds of the African bush. Each tent features a private veranda overlooking the surrounding plains, where guests can observe passing wildlife or enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

Committed to sustainability, Machaba Camp implements eco-friendly practices such as solar power, waste management, and community involvement. The camp works closely with local communities to support conservation efforts and promote responsible tourism practices that benefit both people and wildlife. Guests can participate in guided game drives, bush walks, and boat safaris led by knowledgeable guides, offering opportunities to encounter Botswana’s diverse wildlife up close. For an unforgettable safari experience that combines luxury with environmental stewardship, Machaba Camp is an ideal choice in the Chobe National Park region.

Khwai Private Reserve

Day 4

Khwai | Botswana

On day 4 at Machaba Camp, immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of the Khwai Private Reserve. Begin your day with an exhilarating game drive or a serene mokoro canoe trip through the tranquil waterways, an experience that allows you to witness the rich aquatic life and birds of the area up close.

After breakfast, consider joining a guided walking safari for an intimate encounter with the natural landscape and its inhabitants, guided by experienced trackers who share insights into the delicate ecosystem. Photographers and bird enthusiasts will find endless opportunities to capture the unique beauty of the reserve throughout the day.

As dusk falls, prepare for a night safari, a thrilling chance to observe nocturnal wildlife in their element. Conclude your day by gathering around the fireside, sharing stories of the day’s adventures under the African stars, cementing your connection to this spectacular safari destination.

Machaba Camp

Morning activity, afternoon game drive and mokoro safari (seasonal)

Gomoti Plains

Day 5

Nestled within the private Gomoti Concession in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Gomoti Plains offers a remote and exclusive safari experience surrounded by pristine wilderness. The camp features spacious tents elevated on wooden decks, providing panoramic views of the surrounding floodplains and waterways. Each tent is elegantly furnished with modern amenities while still maintaining a sense of rustic charm, offering guests a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration.

Gomoti Plains is committed to sustainability, employing eco-friendly practices such as solar power and responsible waste management to minimize its environmental impact. Guided game drives and bush walks led by knowledgeable guides offer guests the chance to encounter a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and buffalo, in their natural habitat. With its breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife, Gomoti Plains provides an unforgettable safari experience for those seeking adventure and tranquility in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

When you’ve returned from the morning game drive in the Khwai Private Reserve, enjoy a hearty breakfast. From here transfer back to the local Khwai airstrip and then board a flight for a light aircraft flight to Qorokwe airstrip in Gomoti Game Reserve (Okavango Delta). The comfortable lodge offers a full spectrum of classic Botswana safari activities including game drives, night safaris, walking safaris with professional guides, birding safaris, motorboat safaris and seasonal mokoro canoe safaris. There is incredible wildlife diversity around the camp which is situated in a beautiful setting, providing unforgettable moments and lasting memories. As Gomoti Plains is in a private concession, night game drives and off-road game viewing are a highlight.

Transfer from camp to airstrip, light aircraft flight from Khwai to Qorokwe airstrip and then transfer airstrip to Gomoti Plains Camp.
Starts:

Khwai Private Reserve

Ends:
Okavango Delta

Morning and afternoon game drives, motorboat cruises, night game drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal) and walking safari

Gomoti Plains Camp

Gomoti Plains Camp

Located within the remote Gomoti Plains in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Gomoti Plains Camp offers a true wilderness experience surrounded by pristine floodplains and waterways. The camp features luxury tented accommodations elevated on wooden decks, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. Each tent is elegantly furnished with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay in the heart of nature.

Gomoti Plains Camp is dedicated to sustainability, employing eco-friendly practices such as solar power and responsible waste management to minimize its environmental footprint. Guests can enjoy guided game drives and bush walks led by experienced guides, offering the opportunity to encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and hippos, in their natural habitat. For an unforgettable safari experience that combines luxury with adventure, Gomoti Plains Camp is the ideal destination in the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta.

Gomoti Plains

Day 6

Gomoti Game Reserve | Okavango Delta | Botswana

On day 6 at the Gomoti Plains Camp, dive deeper into the heart of the Okavango Delta. After a revitalizing breakfast, choose from a variety of safari activities designed to showcase the diverse ecosystem and rich wildlife of the area. Embark on a morning game drive to spot some of the delta’s iconic species in the cool, early hours.

In the afternoon, consider a motorboat safari to glide through the water channels, observing the aquatic life and birds that call this area home. For a more intimate encounter with the delta, a guided walking safari offers a unique perspective on the smaller wonders of the bush, from tracking animal footprints to identifying various plant species.

As the sun sets, a night safari provides an exciting opportunity to see nocturnal animals in their natural environment. Each activity is a chance to create lasting memories in this unparalleled setting, making your stay at Gomoti Plains truly unforgettable.

Gomoti Plains Camp

Morning and afternoon game drives, motorboat cruises, night game drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal) and walking safari

Okavango Delta

Day 7

Okavango Delta | Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a mesmerizing oasis nestled within the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari Desert. Fed by the Okavango River, this sprawling inland delta is a haven for an incredible array of wildlife and bird species. Its labyrinthine network of water channels, lush floodplains, and secluded islands creates a stunning mosaic of habitats, offering visitors a unique safari experience.

Exploring the Okavango Delta is an adventure like no other, with activities such as mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions, guided bush walks, and game drives allowing guests to immerse themselves in the delta’s rich biodiversity. Visitors can witness breathtaking sunsets over the tranquil waters, listen to the calls of hippos echoing across the floodplains, and marvel at the sight of herds of elephants and buffalo traversing the marshy terrain. Whether gliding silently through narrow waterways or traversing vast grasslands teeming with wildlife, the Okavango Delta promises unforgettable encounters with nature in its purest form.

The Okavango Delta offers towering palm trees, water-lily filled lagoons, wildlife encounters, and signature tented safari camps. Staying in the Okavango Delta allows you to explore the river systems and plains around the camps. You have an excellent chance of seeing larger predators and during night game drives – nocturnal animals.

Enjoy the morning water or land-based activity and then transfer to the airstrip for a light aircraft flight through to the Kiri airstrip. Upon arrival at the intimate Kiri Camp, you can marvel at the views as it overlooks the Kiri channel in the Okavango Delta and is located on an island. This is an eco-luxury camp, and having opened in 2022, it is one of the newer camps in the Delta. It combines modern-day luxury with an authentic classic Botswana safari.

Transfer from camp to airstrip then get a light aircraft flight from Qorokwe to Kiri airstrip and transfer airstrip to this luxury camp.
Starts:

Gomoti Plains Camp

Ends:
Kiri Camp

Expertly guided morning and afternoon game drives, motorboat cruises, night game drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal) and walking safari

Kiri Camp

Kiri Camp

Located in the heart of Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta, Kiri Camp offers guests a luxurious retreat in one of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas. The camp is strategically positioned to provide guests with panoramic views of the delta’s picturesque landscapes, allowing for an immersive experience in nature. Each tented accommodation is carefully designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding environment while providing modern comforts and amenities.

In line with sustainable tourism practices, Kiri Camp prioritizes environmental conservation and community engagement. The camp utilizes eco-friendly initiatives such as solar power and water conservation measures to minimize its ecological footprint. Additionally, Kiri Camp is actively involved in supporting local communities through initiatives aimed at empowering and uplifting nearby villages. For those seeking an unforgettable safari experience in the Okavango Delta, Kiri Camp offers an ideal combination of luxury, sustainability, and immersive wildlife encounters.

Okavango Delta

Day 8

On day 8 at Kiri Camp, embrace another day of adventure in the stunning landscapes of the Okavango Delta. Start your morning with either a water-based or land-based safari activity, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of the delta. Whether you’re gliding through water-lily filled lagoons on a mokoro canoe or traversing the plains on a game drive, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to encounter the delta’s majestic animals in their natural habitat.

After breakfast, consider exploring the unique ecosystem further with a guided walking safari, offering insights into the flora and fauna of the area, or enjoy the tranquility of a boat cruise along the Kiri channel. The eco-luxury of Kiri Camp, combined with the rich biodiversity of its surroundings, provides a perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

As the sun sets, prepare for a night game drive, a thrilling chance to observe the nocturnal wildlife of the Okavango Delta. Each moment at Kiri Camp is an opportunity to create lasting memories amidst one of Africa’s most breathtaking wilderness areas.

Kiri Camp

Expertly guided morning and afternoon game drives, motorboat cruises, night game drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal) and walking safari

Maun

Day 9

Situated on the southern fringes of the Okavango Delta, Maun serves as the gateway to Botswana’s premier wildlife destinations. This bustling town is not only the administrative center of Ngamiland District but also a hub for safari excursions and adventure activities. Visitors to Maun can explore the vibrant local markets, where they can purchase authentic crafts and interact with the friendly residents.

From Maun, travelers can embark on unforgettable safari experiences into the Okavango Delta, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife. Whether by mokoro (traditional canoe), guided walking safari, or game drive, Maun offers access to some of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas. Additionally, the town boasts a range of accommodations, from luxury lodges to budget-friendly campsites, ensuring that every traveler can find suitable lodging while exploring the natural wonders of Botswana.

After a memorable and popular morning activity and a swift check out. You will be transferred from Kiri Camp to the local airstrip and from here there is a light aircraft flight through to Maun for your onward flight home to the next destination booked through a Safari365 travel expert.

Transfer from camp to airstrip then on a light aircraft flight from Kiri airstrip to Maun airport
Starts:

Kiri Camp

Ends:
Maun airport

Expertly guided morning activity (land or water based)

Summary

9-Day Classic Botswana Safari

Start / End
Kasane | Maun
Accommodation
2 nights at Ngoma Safari Lodge, 2 nights at Machaba Camp, 2 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp, 2 nights at Kiri Camp.
Meals & Drinks
8 Breakfasts, 7 lunches & 8 dinners
Activities

Morning and afternoon game drives, boat cruises, guided walks, mokoro canoe safaris (seasonal), birding, cultural interaction.

Transport
Light aircraft flights within Botswana, transfers from the airstrip to the properties and back to the airstrip.

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