Botswana Safari in the Kalahari & Okavango Delta

7 nights • from $7,366 per person

Botswana, In-Depth

Never was there more comfort under canvas as in this safari, taking in the dry Central Kalahari, then the watery Okavango Delta. Learn bush lore from San decendents, seek black-maned kalahari lions and watch elephants from a canoe in the Okavango.
7 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 1-2

Known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli ' the City of Gold '; Johannesburg serves as the main international airport when arriving in southern Africa. Spending a night here at the beginning or end of your safari is common, and as South Africa's economic capital, there are plenty of upmarket hotels. While here, do a tour of Soweto, where Mandela and Tutu both lived.

Accommodation

54 On Bath

1 Night

A Johannesburg stopover in this 5-star hotel epitomizes elegant luxury at its best. Enjoy the terrace garden and outdoor pool with city skyline, champagne bar and fitness club. It’s linked to a stylish shopping mall for retail therapy.

Destination

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Day 2-4

There's nothing quite like walking in the Kalahari with San Bushmen, learning how to forage in this unforgiving wilderness and engaging with their infectious sense of fun. After summer rains fall in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), the vast plains burst with sweet grasses and thousands of gemsbok, springbok and wildebeest arrive, with lion, cheetah and jackal in attendance.

Kalahari Plains

2 Nights

Sleep out on your personal star deck at this remote camp, where desert scrubland transforms into grass plains after rain. See black-maned lions, aardwolf, jackals and meerkats, and walk with Bushmen, who reveal their culture and Kalahari survival secrets.

Destination

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Day 4-6

The allure of the Okavango is its range of habitats, turned into a magical water wonderland by annual floodwaters. This swirl of green on saturated Kalahari sand can be seen from space, and creates an idyllic environment for animals. Incomparable game-viewing options vary from boat, mokoro canoe, 4X4, on foot and an aerial overview from the light aircraft to your lodge.

Accommodation

Camp Xakanaxa

2 Nights

This well-established camp preserves its original African bush camp character with lantern-lit evenings and tented rooms raised above the lagoon. Situated beside the Khwai River in the heart of the Okavango, it offers both water and land safaris all year-round.

Destination

Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

Day 6-8

All the private game reserves between Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta are blessed with water, either from river, lagoons or marshes. Water is life, so there is plenty of wildlife. Let your senses come alive here, noticing the aroma of sage bush crushed underfoot, the iridescent feathers of plum-colored starlings, and the deep primal resonance of lions roaring.

Savuti Camp

2 Nights

Watch animals drink without leaving the lodge’s thatched decks, or head to the hides for such close-up viewing you may get wet from elephants spraying water! There’s also a swimming pool and two Star Beds for sensational sleep outs.

Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 8

Depart

Botswana Safari in the Kalahari & Okavango Delta

Botswana, In-Depth

7 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$7,366 per person

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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