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Chobe National Park
With an expansive desert and delta, as well as grasslands and savannas, Botswana is diverse in areas of wildlife habitat and it’s time for you to start exploring it.
After your flight, you'll check into the luxurious Chobe Safari Lodge that's situated on the banks of the Chobe River. Staying in a River Room you'll enjoy a private patio, with access to a beautiful garden where you can catch sight of the resident monkeys and mongoose.
Your first introduction to Botswana's incredible wildlife will begin at the Chobe River where you will be heading on a safari boat cruise. The Chobe National Park has the world’s largest concentration of African elephants and supports around 350 different species of birds, so keep your eyes peeled and remember to look up as well as out, and get ready for some close encounters with an abundance of river birds and animals.
While staying at Chobe you will have the opportunity to see even more animals up close on a Game Drive. There are three departure times during the day, or you could opt for a half or full-day option with a picnic lunch.
Chobe National Park
On day 4 you will be transferred to the stunning Lebala Camp, with its luxurious custom-designed tents with viewing deck, unobstructed views, and cool open breezes. There’s a small swimming pool, a communal fireplace and a bar and lounge area too. The word Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ and with 2,320 sq. km of wilderness to explore, it’s easy to understand how the area got its name. You will enjoy both morning and evening game drives, as well as walking safaris if you choose. The special ecosystem here is home to zebra, wildebeest, impala, and giraffe, as well as the ‘big boys’ – elephant, rhino, hippo, and lion. That’s not all; there’s cheetah and hyena here too, so you really will have plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities!
After breakfast and an early morning game drive, you will be saying goodbye to Lebala and making your way to Pom Pom Camp, an intimate camp with just nine luxury safari tents in the heart of the Okavango Delta; one of the most unusual natural wonders of the world.
Here, an enormous delta sits where the Okavango River carries phenomenal quantities of water from Angola through to the northern Kalahari Desert, before disappearing mysteriously into the sands. Swamps of dense bush and trees form a natural habitat for lion, buffalo, wild dogs, crocodile and monitor lizards, so keep your eyes peeled and your cameras ready during your game drives.
Moremi Game Reserve
There’s so much to see in Botswana, and the Moremi Game Reserve is no exception as it's home to nearly 500 species of bird, plus wildlife that includes elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, rhino, zebra and more! You’ll be able to see it from an exhilarating water safari as you head out on a boat cruise, or hop into a traditional mokoro for a slower-paced journey.
Your accommodation for the next two nights is the renowned Gunn's Camp - a collection of just six deluxe tents. Set discreetly within dense trees on raised platforms that overlook the delta plains, the camp offers a tranquil retreat that's perfect for honeymooners or guests looking for an intimate safari experience.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
The final stop on your Botswana adventure is Nxai Pan National Park, part of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park - and what a place to end your safari adventure! Located on the western edge of the fossil pan, you will be staying at the area’s only permanent camp, Nxai Pan Camp, where you can see zebra migrating by their thousands in the open grasslands beyond – this is actually the second-largest land animal migration in Southern Africa! With huge populations of springbok, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephants too, this isn’t all you are going to spot. You can also choose to join a day trip to Baines Baobabs or take part in a bushman walk where you'll learn how to hunt for food, gather and collect water. It’s a unique experience and one that will have you viewing your regular shopping trip very differently a few days later when you are back home, remembering your wonderful adventure.