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Sunset in the Okavango Delta on a classic Botswana safari
Small Group Lodge Safari

Fascinating Botswana

7 Days from USD 3,850 per person

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Fascinating Botswana – 7 Day Small Group Lodge Safari

Many amazing moments await you on this 7-day guided lodge safari. You explore the Chobe National Park on game drives and river cruises and from your window seat, you explore the wildlife rich Savuti region and the Moremi Game Reserve for an unforgettable classic Botswana safari.

Lodge accommodation

Lodges & tented camps

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 3,850 USD

Starting price per person

Travellers

2-7

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure dates calendar

Every Thursday

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-7 | Botswana

Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Small Group Safari
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Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Game drives and river cruise in the park with highest elephant density in the world

Chobe National Park
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Game drives and river cruise in the park with highest elephant density in the world

Game drive along the Chobe River in an unfenced wilderness area

Chobe Flood Plains & Forest Reserve
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Game drive along the Chobe River in an unfenced wilderness area

Game drives in an area famous for high numbers of predators and big cats

Savuti Region

Game drives in an area famous for high numbers of predators and big cats

Game drive in the Okavango Delta, large variety wildlife, including the African Wild Dog

Moremi Game Reserve
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Game drive in the Okavango Delta, large variety wildlife, including the African Wild Dog

Optional flight across the Okavango Delta

Maun

Optional flight across the Okavango Delta

Who Should Go

If you love safari and want to see the highlights of Botswana, this classic lodge safari is for you. Together with your guide, you will spend time on extensive game drives in some of the most wildlife-rich areas in Southern Africa. To make the list of highlights complete, we can organise an optional visit to the Victoria Falls for you.

Safari activities

Safari Enthusiasts

Botswana newbies

Botswana Newbies

Solo travellers

Solo Travellers

Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers

Accommodation

4 lodges over 7 days/6 nights
Swimming Pool at the Old House Guest Lodge in Kasane, Botswana
Day 1-2
Kasane
Old House Guest Lodge
2 nights full-board
Day 1-2
View of the Thobolo's Bush Lodge in Botswana
Day 3
Chobe Forest Reserve
Thobolo’s Bush Lodge
1 night Full Board
Day 3
A double-bed at the Mogogelo Camp, outside the Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Day 4-5
Near Moremi Game Reserve
Mogogelo Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 4-5
An outside view of a bungalow at the Thamalakne River Lodge near Maun, Botswana
Day 6
Maun
Thamalakane River Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 6

Tour Itinerary

Small group lodge safari | minimum 2, maximum 7 people | guaranteed window-seat

Set out on a journey to Botswana’s classic wildlife areas, accompanied by an expert safari guide and a small travel group. On this 7-day guided safari you overnight in charming accommodations and you experience a classic Botswana lodge safari. Explore the Chobe National Park on land and on water and observe tremendous herds of elephants in the process. Travel deep into the mysterious Savuti region and learn about this area renowned for its high number of predators. Game drives in the famed Moremi Game Reserve, home to the Big 5, crown an eye-opening safari adventure.

Please Note: The starting point of this tour alternates between Victoria Falls and Maun. Therefore, this tour is conducted from Victoria Falls to Maun as well as from Maun to Victoria Falls. Kindly contact us for more information.

Fascinating Botswana tour map

Start Victoria Falls/Maun

Ends Maun/Victoria Falls

White water lily in the Okavango Delta

Day 1 | Victoria Falls – Kasane

Distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. 1,5 hours

Victoria Falls – Kasane

Distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. 1,5 hours

Your transfer driver greets you with a smile at your hotel in the late morning and you begin the drive from Victoria Falls to Kasane. We recommend that you spend at least one night in Victoria Falls, before starting your journey. Should you require any assistance in booking the ideal pre-safari accommodation, please let us know. After crossing the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana it is only a short drive to your accommodation and upon arrival, you will meet your English-speaking safari guide. Your temporary home overlooks the mighty Chobe River and is a green oasis where after your check-in, you have some time to relax and look forward to your boat cruise on the Chobe later in the day. Here you will have your first opportunity to revel in your beautiful surroundings and observe the wildlife that comes to the riverbank for an afternoon drink. After the perfect start to your classic Botswana safari adventure, you return to your accommodation, the Old House Guest Lodge in Kasane, for a delicious dinner.

Dinner
A large hippo on land opening its mouth

Day 2 | Chobe National Park

Distance and driving time; depends on the route chosen on game drive

Chobe National Park

Distance and driving time; depends on the route chosen on game drive

Enjoy a tasty breakfast before heading out on safari. With your guide by your side and in the optimal 4×4 safari vehicle, you enter the Chobe National Park. No other park is better known for its elephant population. With more than 40,000 elephants calling the Chobe National Park home, it is the region with the highest density of elephants in the world. It is for this reason that the Chobe National Park is also known as “The Land of Giants”. You spend the whole morning in the park, taking time to also admire lions, buffalos, antelopes as well as the smaller creatures that you may come across. As your lodge is only a short distance from the park, you can return to the lodge for lunch and spend some time lounging by the pool. Later in the day, you go on an afternoon game drive to potentially find any animals not seen on the morning game drive. You spend another night at the Old House Guest Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
An elephant standing in the Chobe River in Botswana

Day 3 | Kasane – Chobe National Park – Chobe Forest Reserve

Distance approx. 130 km; direct driving time approx. 2-3 hours + game drives

Kasane – Chobe National Park – Chobe Forest Reserve

Distance approx. 130 km; direct driving time approx. 2-3 hours + game drives

A day filled with game viewing awaits you. On your game drive today, you will follow the length of the Chobe River from Kasane to Ngoma. First you enter the Chobe National Park once more and continue where you left off the day before. Watch as the elephants come to the water to drink, cool down and play by splashing about. You may also want to keep your eyes open for the water-loving red lechwe and the rare puku antelope on today’s morning game drive. After exiting the park at the Ngoma gate, you continue towards the Chobe Forest Reserve. Along the way we make use of the wonderful outside setting to enjoy a picnic lunch. With quite possibly many new safari impressions, you arrive at your lodge, the Thobolo’s Bush Lodge in the mid-afternoon. End the day by enjoying a cool sundowner on the viewing deck and gaze over the waterhole as elephants, buffalos and other resident wildlife arrive for a drink of their own.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
A cheetah looking to the left

Day 4 | Chobe Forest Reserve – Savuti – Moremi Region

Distance approx. 250 km; direct driving time approx. 6-7 hours + game drives

Chobe Forest Reserve – Savuti – Moremi Region

Distance approx. 250 km; direct driving time approx. 6-7 hours + game drives

You have an exciting day ahead of you and one which must therefore start very early. Before the first light, you will be up and going already, heading towards the Savuti region. The Savuti is renowned for its fantastic game viewing and its varied landscapes. The region is particularly famed for its predators, so be on the lookout for any lions, leopards, or hyenas about. During the morning hours, these hunters can sometimes be spotted returning from their night-time activity. The surreal Savuti landscape was formed and is constantly being reformed by the mysterious Savuti channel. The channel can flow for many years, bringing water to the region and then unexpectedly dry up and remain dry for an undefined period of time. Nature, however, always finds a way to show its impressive resilience. This makes every safari in the Savuti fascinating. After potentially many new wildlife sightings, you leave Savuti through the Mababe gate. After a long and wonderful day of game viewing, you arrive at your accommodation for the next two nights, the Mogogelo Camp, where a tasty dinner awaits you and a good night’s rest.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
A safari vehicle on a game drive on a classic Botswana safari

Day 5 | Moremi Game Reserve

Distance and driving time; depends on the route chosen on game drive

Moremi Game Reserve

Distance and driving time; depends on the route chosen on game drive

Look forward to another exciting day on safari. No two game drives are ever the same and today you can explore one of Botswana’s most iconic wildlife areas: the Moremi Game Reserve. The region is home to a tremendous amount of wildlife, including the Big Five. It is also one of the best places in Africa to spot African wild dogs. The Moremi, with its surrounding private concessions, provides the wide-open spaces which these rarely seen animals require to roam. Further highlights you may encounter are antelope species such as the tsessebe, the roan and the sable, as well as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and if you are lucky, you may find a cheetah. Your guide has well trained eyes and his spotting skills will help make it an incredible safari. In the afternoon, you return to your lodge. As the sun sets on another memorable day, be sure to sit on the camp’s lookout deck and watch as the animals come to drink at the local watering hole under the beautiful night sky. You spend another night at the Mogogelo Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
An elephant seen from the air on a scenic flight on a classic Botswana safari

Day 6 | Moremi Region – Maun

Distance approx. 70 km; direct driving time approx. 1.5 hours + game drives

Moremi Region – Maun

Distance approx. 70 km; direct driving time approx. 1.5 hours + game drives

You set out on another morning game drive in the region surrounding your lodge, taking advantage of the cool morning temperatures just like the animals do. Who knows, perhaps you encounter something today which you have never seen before! Your journey follows a general southerly direction through Botswana’s bush landscape. In the early afternoon, you will arrive at your accommodation, the Thamalakane River Lodge and you have the rest of the afternoon to spend at your leisure. The lodge is beautifully located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just outside of Maun and you are invited to take a refreshing swim in the lodge’s swimming pool. If you are not planning on continuing your travels into the Okavango Delta, then perhaps you would like to take a scenic flight over the delta as an afternoon activity. If so, please contact us for further information. Conclude this wonderful day with another delicious dinner before you sit around the campfire and overlook the river.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
A landscape at sunset with clouds in the sky on a classic Botswana safari

Day 7 | Maun

Distance approx. 20 km; driving time approx. 30 minutes

Maun

Distance approx. 20 km; driving time approx. 30 minutes

After a hearty breakfast it is time to pack your bags. Your guide or a transfer driver will bring you to the Maun Airport where you say your farewells. From here, you can start your return journey or continue your adventure by flying into the Okavango Delta. Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you further. No matter what you choose, we are certain that your time amongst Botswana’s nature and wildlife will have left a lasting impression and we hope to see you again!

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 6 nights’ stay in lodges and tented camps
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • activities and transfers as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • medical evacuation insurance with Okavango Air Rescue to Maun

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

Start Finish Price per person sharing Single supplement Language
22.12.2022 28.12.2022 4.050 USD 600 USD German

29.12.2022 04.01.2023 3,850 USD 600 USD English

06.04.2023 12.04.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD English

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20.04.2023 26.04.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD German

27.04.2023 03.05.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD English

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01.06.2023 07.06.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD German

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05.10.2023 11.10.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD German

12.10.2023 18.10.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD English

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26.10.2023 01.11.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD German

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16.11.2023 22.11.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD German

23.11.2023 29.11.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD English

30.11.2023 06.12.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD English

21.12.2023 27.12.2023 4,250 USD 850 USD German

28.12.2023 03.01.2024 4,250 USD 850 USD English

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