Wild Botswana 12 days
Botswana

Wild Botswana 12 days

Wild Botswana 12 days

A fantastic Botswanan wildlife adventure, taking in four different locations all with their distinct qualities, Start in Chobe River Front, and then head to Linyanti Concessions, Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan National Park.

Highlights

  • Experience the amazing wildlife that Botswana offers
  • Enjoy the waterways of the Okavango Delta whilst gazing at truly amazing wild animals in their natural habitat
  • Visit the less crowded concessions

What's Included

  • Meals, drinks, all game viewing activities
  • Return airstrip transfers
  • Laundry

        

    11 nights Year round
    From Only £7,092pp
    Gillian Landells
    Gillian Landells
    Botswana Specialist

    Speak to someone who’s been to Botswana. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

    ITINERARY

    11 Nights   12 Days

    Itinerary Summary

    • Days 1 - 3 | Chobe Riverfront
    • Days 4 - 6 | Linyanti Concessions
    • Days 7 - 9 | Okavango Delta
    • Days 10 - 11 | Nxai Pan National Park
    • Day 12 | Flight back to Maun airport
    Chobe Riverfront
    1 - 3Days

    Chobe Riverfront

    You will be picked up from Kasane airport and transferred to Chobe game lodge.

    The Chobe Riverfront is home to the largest density of African elephants in the world. Travel here during winter and you’ll see them drinking at the riverbanks and socialising out on the floodplains.

    Thanks to its ease of access from Victoria Falls, the Chobe Riverfront is the busiest part of Botswana, but it more than makes up for this with quality game viewing: giant elephant bulls strolling up next to your vehicle or wading through rivers, hippos and buffaloes crowding you out on the floodplains, prides of lions stalking antelopes by the water’s edge - it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles.


    Linyanti Concessions
    4 - 6Days

    Linyanti Concessions

    After your included internal flight to Kwando airstrip, you will arrive at Lagoon camp, Linyanti.

    The Linyanti is a safari addict’s bush nirvana. One of the most remote and exclusive pockets of Botswana, this pristine wilderness is what great game viewing and wildlife documentaries are made of.

    Only private concessions are on offer here, where the rules are flexible and the crowds can’t go. The Linyanti is not just for ticking off the big game; it also has a knack for delivering lesser-spotted bucket list items, whether it’s a rare bush pig or that long-searched-for wild dog.

    If Botswana puts a heavy emphasis on preserving the wild and taking only a handful of people into the bush, then the Linyanti is where this concept is taken to the extreme.

    Okavango Delta
    7 - 9Days

    Okavango Delta

    Next a flight from Kwando airstrip to Kwara is included, destination, Little Kwara camp.

    The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands.  

    During winter in the Kalahari, when the sun has baked the earth bare and turned the desert its driest, water fills the Okavango; transforming the floodplains into a Noah’s Ark of African wildlife: as the water brings life to the delta, its local residents shape and recreate it.

    The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable phenomenon of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead.

    Nxai Pan National Park
    10 - 11Days

    Nxai Pan National Park

    After landing at Nxai airstrip, you will be taken to Nxai pan camp, to continue your amazing journey.

    Modestly sized and largely under-visited, Nxai Pan is one of Botswana’s best-kept secrets for a desert safari. The action takes place around Nxai Pan itself and the park’s two waterholes, which keep wildlife in the area year-round.

    In Nxai Pan the landscape is dominated by short, yellow grasses, which turn green with the summer rains, worn down to white soil where zebras have made paths across the pan.

    Much of Nxai Pan can be explored in a day, however the real reason to visit is to take a slower pace and watch the waterholes as the wildlife arrives to drink. If you’re lucky, your patience might pay off as a hungry cheetah charges a thirsty springbok, sending a shower of dust over the waterhole.

    Once the summer rains arrive, Nxai Pan’s dust is washed away and the landscape turns bright and vivid, with hundreds of wildflowers providing the backdrop for the increased predator and prey interactions of the rainy season.

    Flight back to Maun airport
    12Day

    Flight back to Maun airport

    Fly back to Maun airport to catch your departure flight 

    Your Itinerary Accommodation

    Chobe Game Lodge

    Situated within the famous Chobe National Park this exclusive safari lodge is the only permanent game lodge within the park and offers a perfect base from which to explore its wonders.
    This five-star lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and offers accommodation for up to 94 people in sublime luxury. Each of the delightful rooms in the lodge face the wonderful Chobe River and all have air conditioning, complimentary mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms, private terraces and elegant and comfortable furnishings. For guests wishing for an even more luxurious experience, the lodge has four river-view suites which offer the ultimate in exclusivity and come with their own private plunge pool and separate lounge area.


    The main area of the lodge has been designed as a haven of peace and privacy and has six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six relaxing and welcoming lounges and four beautiful dining areas. There are numerous places to sit down and relax and take in the incredible surroundings. There is a large swimming pool and a waiter is always on hand to bring you cold drinks from the bar. On top of this there is a complimentary gymnasium and delightful beauty and pamper treatments are available at an extra charge from the in-house beautician.

    Whilst the abundance of wildlife inhabiting the area can be seen from many of the view points around the lodge, the best way to experience these magnificent creatures up close is to partake in one of the many land or water-based activities on offer. Chobe Game Lodge offers the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park and early morning and afternoon game drives are a fantastic way to see the park's spectacular scenery and the diverse wildlife which roams in abundance, including the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, large herds of buffalo, lion, African wild dog, lechwe, roan antelope and giraffe amongst many other wonderful species.

    Game viewing can also be done from small boats which are perfect for morning and sunset cruises.

    Lagoon Camp - Linyanti

    Lagoon Camp is situated in the Kwando Reserve, a huge private reserve covering 2,300km². Most of its western side is dense mopane forest but along the Kwando River is a band of lush riverine forest, interspersed with open plains. The area attracts superb big game, especially during Botswana's dry season when elephants seem to be everywhere.
    Lagoon Camp has 8 tents, 1 of which is a family room, comfortably appointed twin-bedded one double safari style tents overlooking the lagoon.


    The tents have en-suite facilities, his and hers basins, flush toilet and a spacious inside bath tub and inside & outside showers. The camp has a plunge pool, lounge, bar, gift shop and dining room with a shady area overlooking both the lagoon and is a favoured spot where elephants come to drink and also have a raised library that overlooks the lagoon.
    At Lagoon Camp the activities concentrate around open vehicle game drives and boat cruises. A special feature of Lagoon Camp is the riverboat experience. The flow of the river enables the boat - a double decker - to drift with the flow in silence - perfect for bird watching and game viewing. Game walks are on offer but are at the guides' discretion due to the concentrations of elephant. Lagoon Camp offers off road and night game drives, offering guests to see the fascinating nocturnal wildlife in the area.
    Please note that Kwando Safaris game drive vehicles do not have an overhead canopy. Kwando Safaris believe this is to their clients’ advantage for optimal photographic and game viewing opportunities. Please note that this may not be suitable for some clients due to exposure to the elements.

    Little Kwara Camp, Moremi

    Little Kwara Camp is situated within the Kwara private reserve which shares a common boundary with Moremi Game Reserve. The camp has a picturesque setting overlooking the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta in the distance.
    Little Kwara Camp has only five tents and therefore offers an intimate wilderness experience. The large and stylishly furnished tented rooms with big shaded verandas are raised onto individual wooden platforms and each room has an en-suite bathroom, partly-covered outside shower and separate toilet.


    Little Kwara is renowned for being a camp that offers an all year round delta experience and a diverse range of activities including mokoro trips, guided walks with armed guides and motor boating trips through the waterways. In addition day and night game drives are taken to explore the area which offers spectacular scenery with scattered herds of plains game and ever-attendant predators.
    Please note that Kwando Safaris game drive vehicles do not have an overhead canopy. Kwando Safaris believe this is to their clients’ advantage for optimal photographic and game viewing opportunities. Please note that this may not be suitable for some clients due to exposure to the elements.

    Nxai Pan Camp

    Nxai Pan Camp consists of 8 custom-built rooms (including 1 family room). All rooms are en-suite and have thatched roofs and insulation so it is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp also offers a swimming pool, library and curio shop. Nxai Pan Camp is adapted to the surrounding environment and runs on solar power.


    Nxai Pan is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebras migrate to the region. At this time zebras come in their thousands to drop their young at Nxai Pan. These large herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest attract many predators – lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard.
    Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, stargazing, day trips to Baines’ Baobab and nature walks in the vicinity of the camp with the bushman staff. Nxai Pan is a national park, a very ecologically sensitive area, and for this reason no night drives or off road driving is permitted.
    *Please note at Nxai Pan Camp all the vehicles have permanent canopies.

    What Our Customers
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    Helen and Rob Jenkins, Stirling Lorraine Sidd, Christchurch, NZ Lorrie and Jake, Houston, USA Bret Anderson, Ottawa, Canada Claire Knowles, Sydney, Australia John Malcome, Bristol, UK Anne and Chris Sayer, Maidenhead, UK
    Botswana was everything we wanted it to be....spectacular wildlife everywhere and couldn’t believe how close we were! Thank you to your team for all your help in making it possible.
    I just want to say a massive thank you for organising our trip to Botswana. From our very first conversation, I knew we were in safe hands, you were so knowledgeable and super-efficient that I had no doubt this was going to be the holiday of a lifetime and it was! Our two children loved every minute, especially the meerkats at Jack’s Camp so thanks for the recommendation and who can forget the bungee jump at Vic Falls!!!! We can’t wait to start planning our next family adventure with you, thank you so much.
    There were so many highlights, where to start! Seeing Victoria Falls for the first time, the hot air balloon ride over the delta, watching wild dogs chase a leopard at Selinda, quad biking over the Salt Flats, the list goes on. This really was a trip that will stay close to our hearts for a very long time. The whole Wildfoot Team went the extra mile for us from beginning to end and we can’t thank you enough, we will happily recommend you to friends and family in the future.
    The tented camps worked well and the bathrooms were more civilised than expected so feel we made the right choice after all. Really enjoyed the range of activities offered at each of the camps, the mokoro ride and walking safaris being particular good. Got lucky and saw a pride of lions take down a buffalo at Savuti and a wild dog kill at Mfuwe. No lucky with cheetah unfortunately, but now we have a reason to go back!
    As expected, I have fallen in love with Botswana, without a doubt head and shoulders above any other safari experience. I was so lucky with wildlife with big cat sightings most days, several packs of wild dog and even a pangolin! There is nothing I would have wanted to change, a fantastic holiday from beginning to end, thank you so much for all your help and guidance thorough out.
    It was a real privilege to have such an outstanding and knowledgeable guide - he was excellent company. The tents and camps were first-rate in terms of comfort, service and location.
    We have recently returned from a holiday to Botswana that you organised for us and we just want to say thanks for all the work that you put into it. The holiday was fantastic - hotels/lodges were great, wildlife spectacular, people friendly, guides flexible and knowledgeable and the variety of locations perfect. The time of year was ideal for seeing the beginning of the change in the landscape at the start of the rainy season. All the arrangements ran like clockwork and there was even somebody there at Maun airport at the end of our trip to ensure all had gone well. We will certainly consider using Wildfoot again for our future travel plans.Thank you again.

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