Ultimate Botswana Safari

On this Luxury Botswana Safari, stay at 5 safari lodges to get the full Botswana experience from Chobe to the Okavango Delta to Makgadikgadi.

We put this Ultimate Botswana Safari trip together for 2 friends who had visited Africa before, but were traveling to Botswana for the first time. The Ultimate Botswana Safari package allowed them to stay at 5 luxury safari lodges from Desert & Delta Safaris to get the full Botswana experience.

First on their Ultimate Botswana Safari tour, they visited Chobe National Park and stayed in the Chobe Game Lodge, the only permanent game lodge in the park. They were able to relax in an intimate and private suite with unhindered views of the river and the Caprivi floodplains of neighboring Namibia. They enjoyed unlimited land- and water-based viewing activities during their 2-night stay, taking a guided boat trip to view riverside wildlife and catching sight of several elephants in the park.

Their Ultimate Botswana Safari adventure continued with 2 nights each at Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi, Nxamaseri Island Lodge. Each offered a unique safari experience in a different part of Botswana’s rich and beautiful landscape.

They ended at the luxurious Leroo La Tau for three nights, which offers unsurpassed views of the Boteti River and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park features salt pans that seem to stretch on for eternity, but is surrounded by grasslands and attracts rich wildlife, including thousands of flamingos, during and after a year of good rain. They saw countless zebras at the river and took a cultural visit to Khumaga Village.

Finally, after a delicious breakfast at the lodge, they were transferred to the airport to begin their trip home.

Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Chobe Game Lodge
  • 2 Nights Savute Safari Lodge
  • 3 Nights Camp Moremi
  • 2 Nights Nxamaseri Island Lodge
  • 3 Nights Leroo La Tau
Transportation
  • All lodge and airport transfers
  • All internal flights
Activities
  • Game drives
  • Game Walks
  • Boat Safaris
  • Mokoro Safari

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If you get the chance, take a helicopter over the Okavango Delta. Their helicopters have no doors and your views, videos and photos are amazing.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Johannesburg! You’ll be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection, and customs. Your journey continues with a shared transfer flight from the lodge to Kasane Airport. Upon your arrival, your driver will transfer you to your luxurious accommodations at Chobe Game Lodge, the only safari lodge situated within Chobe National Park. Located directly on the game rich Chobe River, the lodge boasts unhindered views of the river and beyond, to the Caprivi floodplains of Namibia.
Chobe Game Lodge

Day 2
Today is yours for the taking. Chobe National Park is one of the richest game reserves in Africa and is known for its magnificent elephant population. Take advantage of the lodge’s unlimited land- and water-based game viewing activities to see these wonderful creatures for yourself. Later, relax in your spacious suite and lounge deck overlooking your beautiful natural surroundings.
Chobe Game Lodge

Day 3
After breakfast, you will be transferred the Kasane Airport for your flight to Savute. Stretching from the Linyanti River all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. Sink into one of the numerous comfortable leather, wood or wicker sofas in the lounge – and library – or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar. All these facilities are situated in a beautiful two-storey thatch-and-timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge offers a shaded viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers – ideal for watching the varied wildlife – including the resident Elephants – as they make their way to the Channel to drink, bathe and play.
Savute Safari Lodge

Day 4
Today you are off to witness of the magic of the local wildlife. Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 safari vehicles. You will incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. You can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.
Savute Safari Lodge

Day 5
Time to move to your next stop in Botswana. Enjoy a short bush plane flight to the Moremi area of the Okavango Delta. Camp Moremi has a well-deserved legacy in the Botswana tourism industry for being able to deliver the classic African safari experience. Completely rebuilt in 2018 as a modern luxury safari lodge, Camp Moremi is located within the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Camp Moremi’s communal areas include a sunken bar, masterfully built around a large termite mound and ebony tree, an expansive lounge area with a beautiful brass and soft finishes, leading towards an extended library and private deck. 
Camp Moremi

Days 6-7
Your activities include a choice of morning and afternoon game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer or the possibility to explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels by boat. This blend of activities allows for access to incredible landscapes, impressive wildlife as well as the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque waters of the Okavango Delta.
Camp Moremi

Day 8
And you are on the move again, this time to a beautiful private island, Nxamaseri Island. The lodge is a unique African experience on the permanent waters of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. A small, exclusive lodge, it is one of the oldest in the Okavango Delta. Locally inspired, Nxamaseri Island Lodge celebrates the colourful vibrance of the Botswana culture. Enjoy incredible views of the panhandle from the lounge area which has comfortable seating and plenty of good books to browse. One hour from Nxamaseri Island Lodge is one of Botswana’s greatest treasures. The mystical and spiritual Tsodilo Hills rise out of the dry desert landscape, forming the highest point in Botswana.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Day 9
Today, you visit Tsodilo Hills. These hills are sacred to the San people of Northern Botswana and are adorned with over 4000 ancient San paintings. A visit to these hills affords one the privilege of being able to see and feel, however briefly, the essence of an ancient culture, fragile and increasingly threatened in the face of pressure from the Western world. Tsodilo Hills got its name from the Hambukushu word ‘sorile’, which means “sheer.” There are four main hills, the highest of which is at 400 metres, the male hill. The three main hills are referred to as male, female, child, and the fourth is named as the grandchild. Tsodilo is the ”Louvre of the Desert” as it has a record of 4500 ancient rock paintings, many of which were painted by San people with a few by Bantu speaking Hambukushu tribe. The Tsodilo Hills is renowned as one of the world’s most famous rock art locations. It features paintings that are dated thousands of years ago.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Day 10
Next, board your onward flight to your wonderful accommodations at Leroo La Tau. Built on cliffs over 10 meters high, Leroo La Tau offers unsurpassed views of the Boteti River and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Leroo La Tau is situated on the western bank of the Boteti River, which forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The Boteti River provides a lifeline for the wildlife which inhabit the arid national park and is a critical link in the annual zebra migration. Leroo La Tau is the perfect base from which to explore this truly unique piece of Botswana paradise.
Leroo La Tau

Days 11-12
The next two days are yours at leisure. Leroo La Tau comes alive during the magnificent zebra migration from April through December. Go on game drives with experienced guides and, if the water levels of the Boteti River are high enough, enjoy boat activities as well. Take a cultural excursion to Khumaga Village and take guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge. One night you will experience the Sleep Out. Described as a life-changing experience, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan Sleep Out will awaken your senses in one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is one of the world’s largest salt flats – a place so remote that both sound and light pollution is non-existent. With nothing more than a bed between you and this vast expanse, there is no better place to find a deep sense of inner peace and tranquillity. The outstanding staff at Leroo La Tau will prepare your ‘bedroll’. Consisting of a duvet, pillow, and extra warm blankets. The gorgeously comfortable bed will provide a cosy haven that protects you from the cold desert night. At three-quarter size, the bedrolls can fit a couple close together for the most romantic evening. Around an open fire, a delicious bush menu will be traditionally prepared and cooked under the stars.
Leroo La Tau

Day 13
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the lodge. Your driver will collect you and your things and transfer you from the lodge to the airstrip where you will fly to Maun. And then you’ll meet your connecting flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at Johannesburg, begin your journey home.

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