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Botswana Safari: 8 Days from Windhoek
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Botswana Safari: 8 Days from Windhoek

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Experience the trip of a lifetime: explore Botswana from desert to delta on this incredible safari. See animals in the wild and visit the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Botswana Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek

On the first day of your safari, you'll meet your guide around 6 pm at the Hotel Safari in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Here, you'll hear all the details of the unforgettable adventure that you're about to embark on through the African Savanna.

Before meeting your guide in the evening, you'll have the day free to explore Windhoek at your own pace. There are a number of interesting places to see, like the iconic Christ Church, or Christuskirche, which has a striking fusion of neo-Romanesque, Art Nouveau and Gothic revival architectural styles. In addition to the historic buildings dotted around the city, there's also a fascinating exhibition of meteorites that have fallen in the area, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities.

Day 2: Windhoek – Ghanzi

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you'll leave Windhoek - and then Namibia - behind, heading towards the east and crossing over the border with Botswana. You'll travel through the spectacular landscapes of the Kalahari Desert, reaching Ghanzi.

This small desert town, which has been given the nickname the "Capital of the Kalahari", is home to many San people, also known as "Bushmen". Learn all about the San traditions and culture; later, you'll also have the option to watch an ancient dance performed under Ghanzi's incredible starry night sky.

Day 3: Ghanzi – Maun

Following breakfast, you'll head out for a morning stroll with the San, or Bushmen, to learn more about their culture and the survival skills that have been passed down through the generations. You'll then leave Ghanzi, setting off to the next stop on your Botswana safari: the town of Maun.

Arriving in Maun, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy an incomparable bird's eye view of the Okavango Delta on board a light aircraft (not included). Flying over the delta, which is one of the largest in the world, you'll get an idea for the enormous size and incredible beauty of this natural phenomenon. The expanse of river channels and islands is home to hundreds of different species of wildlife, including giraffes, elephants, buffalos and hippopotamus! After this unique experience, and if you decide not to take the optional flight, you'll be taken to the lodge to relax.

Day 4: Maun

Having been introduced to the spectacular Okavango Delta, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, today you'll experience it up close as the locals do. Delve deep into nature on board a mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe.

Sail along the tranquil river, taking in the idyllic landscape around you and keeping an eye out for the different animals who live here. You'll take a break for a delicious lunch and a nature walk around one of the many islands dotted across the delta, before heading back to Maun and enjoying a breathtaking sunset. After an unforgettable day, you'll spend your evening relaxing at the lodge.

Day 5: Maun – Elephant Sands

After breakfast, you'll set off from Maun in the direction of Elephant Sands, which is located near the village of Nata. The campsite is known for having one of Africa's most well-known watering holes, and you'll be able to watch as different animals gather to quench their thirst, from antelopes to wild dogs, and, of course, elephants!

You'll also enjoy a tour around this region of Botswana before returning to the campsite to relax and indulge in a well-earned dinner.

Day 6: Elephant Sands – Chobe National Park

Today will see you continuing on to the small town of Kasane, located next to the Chobe National Park and River. This large park is Botswana's most biologically diverse, with four distinct ecosystems and a huge number of different species of animals.

Immerse yourself in nature, watching the wildlife from a boat cruise on the Chobe River. Elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalo, antelopes and hippopotamus are just a few of the national park's inhabitants that you may see during your boat trip - don't forget your camera! After a magical day, you'll spend the evening at a lodge in Kasane.

Day 7: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls

After a hearty breakfast, begin your day with a drive through Chobe National Park in search of more animals, before making your way to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the WorldVictoria Falls. This incredible waterfall on the Zambezi River is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Cross the Victoria Falls Bridge, which connects the two countries, and visit the main viewpoints to admire the awe-inspiring waterfall from different angles.

To complete your experience, you'll have a choice of optional activities to make the most of your time at this natural wonder. You might choose an adrenaline-inducing white-water rafting trip, bungee jumping, a gorge swing or a peaceful sunset cruise on the Zambezi River (not included). Following an action-packed day, you'll return to camp to spend your last evening relaxing and reflecting on the incredible experience you've enjoyed this week.

Day 8: Victoria Falls

Having had one last breakfast at your accommodation in Victoria Falls, it will be time to say our final goodbyes after the safari trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation

This eight-day Botswana Safari includes comfortable accommodation in the following hotels or lodges:

  • Day 1: Hotel Safari, Windhoek
  • Day 2: Trail Blazers, Ghanzi
  • Days 3 and 4: Island Safari Lodge, Maun
  • Day 5: Elephant Sands Campsite, Nata
  • Day 6: Thebe River Lodge Rooms, Chobe
  • Day 7: Shearwater Village, Victoria Falls

The specific accommodation may vary according to availability, but any alternatives will be of equivalent quality. Prices are based on two people sharing a room, and a guaranteed single room will incur a supplementary charge.

Passports & visas

This safari covers Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please ensure you have a valid passport and the visas you require to enter these countries.

Price

Per person
8 day safari
US$ 1,822

8 day safari

  • Per person

    US$ 1,822

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

8 days.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Transport by 4x4 Landcruiser.

Private driver.

Accommodation.

7 breakfasts.

1 lunch and 5 dinners.

Entrance to National Parks.

Mokoro trip at Okavango Delta.

Boat trip in Chobe National Park.

Not included

Airplane trip over the Okavango Delta (optional).

Boat trip at Victoria Falls (optional).

Rafting at Victoria Falls (optional).

Photo safari (optional).

Bungee jumping (optional).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 14 days before (Windhoek local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 1,822
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Hotel Safari.

Cancellations

If you cancel 30 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 95%. If you cancel 8 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.