Dream Destinations Southern Africa

Botswana 11 days

Suggested itinerary day overview

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Day 1: Maun

Arriving in Maun around lunch time, enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the African sun at your establishment for the night. You will receive all the information regarding your stay at the Okavango Delta establishment.

Day 2: Delta

Enjoy a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta on your way to the lodge where you will be spending two nights. Enjoy the African sunset on the mokoros (dugout canoe) on one of the many shallow water channels of the Okavango Delta.

Day 3: Delta

Go on a morning bush walk and have a relaxing day at the pool. Or if you choose to, you can do an afternoon game drive on an open game drive vehicle and or do a night drive before having dinner around a camp fire in the African bush.

Day 4: Maun

Upon return from the Okavango Delta will you receive your 4×4 vehicle at the airport. You will have time in the afternoon to get all the necessary provisions for your 4 days in the National Parks.

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve (200km +/- 4 hours)

Leaving after breakfast, you will make your journey to Moremi Game Reserve which is situated on the Eastern border of the Okavango Delta. You will be spending the evenings in campsites run by private concession owners and afford the opportunity to enjoy the African bush sounds. The campsites in the parks are not fenced off and there is a good chance that you will have some visitors at the campsites.

Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve (between 2 till 8 hours)

Leave the campsite early going on game drives and have the opportunity to see some of the wildlife Botswana is known for.

Day 7: Savuti Marsh (Chobe National Park) (200km +/- 6 hours)

Leaving early in the morning again and cross the famous North Bridge over the Kwai River you will be leaving the Okavango Delta behind and drive towards the Savuti Marsh – an expanse of grasslands. The roads will be getting sandier and at certain areas you will be driving through some thick sand while crossing the Sandridge “road”, which is an arm of the great rift valley in Africa. Tonight you will be spending the night on the edge of the Savuti Marsh.

Day 8: Chobe National Park (140km +/- 4 hours)

Leaving early again you will be making your way to the Chobe River. The drive today is in some parts thick sand and some public dirt roads. You will be entering the Chobe National park close to the Namibian border and have a nice game drive on the banks of the Chobe river to your campsite which is overlooking the Chobe river.

Day 9: Nata (350km 4 hours)

Leaving the park early and have a nice and relaxing game drive to the exit gate from where you will be able to have a stop for coffee/breakfast in the town of Kasane. From Kasane head back South and most of the drive today is still within the Chobe National Park, except that it will be on tarred roads. Keep your eyes open though as the game is all along the road. Tonight, you will we be spending at the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Day 10: Makgadikgadi Pans (100km 1 ½ hours)

Today you will be able to go the Nata bird sanctuary which is situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. From there drive to the small town of Gweta where you will be able to have an afternoon game drive onto the pans, seeing the Meerkats basking in the afternoon sun before they turn in for the night.

Day 11: Maun (200km 2 hours)

Leaving after breakfast make your way back to Maun. On the way you will be driving next to the Nxai Pan National Park where will have the opportunity to see the last bit of wildlife on your adventure. Arriving back in Maun you will be returning your vehicle and get ready for your journey back home.
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Adjustable comfort levels for this itinerary

1. Comfort

You will be staying in lodges between 3- and 4-star grading except in the National Parks where accommodation will be in the Camp chalets.

2. Comfort and camping

You will be staying in lodges between 3- and 4-star grading and will be spending some nights in a campsite where you will be sleeping in a roof top tent on top of the vehicle.

3. Camping

You will be staying in public campsite and be sleeping in a roof top tent.