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On this trip, you’ll experience Botswana’s two most popular safari destinations by land and water. Hop on horseback in Maun and take a ride through the vast plains, passing wildebeest, elephants, and giraffes on your way. At the Okavango Delta, we have arranged stays at two different luxury lodges for you so you have the chance to explore two different parts of this expansive wetland ecosystem. Boat safaris, mokoro canoe trips, game drives, and bush walks will offer you ample opportunity to become familiar with the Delta’s rich flora and fauna. Having had your fill, leave this beautiful water world behind to explore the desert landscapes of the Kalahari. In addition to oryx antelope, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, you’ll meet friendly meerkats and have a chance to sleep out under a canopy of stars every night.

Like all of our Africa trips, you can personalize this Botswana safari to your preferences. Contact us to receive a tailor-made itinerary from our experts which is 100% in line with your wishes.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2MaunOkavango Delta, Modern Bulidings and Traditional Homes, Village LifeThamalakane River Lodge
2 - 4Okavango DeltaNatural Beauty, Amazing Wildlife, Diverse Safari ActivitiesCamp Okuti
4 - 6Okavango DeltaNatural Beauty, Amazing Wildlife, Diverse Safari ActivitiesFootsteps Camp - Footsteps Across The Delta Walking Experience
6 - 9Kalahari Salt Pans/Makgadikgadi Pans National ParkVast Kalahari Desert, Cultural Encounters, Off-The-Beaten-Path DestinationMeno a Kwena Tented Camp

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Shared Transfer to your accommodation (15-20 mins)

Maun

1 Night

Follow in the footsteps of early explorers! Maun has been the start of expeditions into Botswana’s wildlife areas since the turn of the century, and is the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

Included Activities

Group Horse Riding Experience in Botswana
Enjoy the excitement of riding a horse on the rolling plains of Botswana, dotted with local game. Set off from your hotel in Maun for a game reserve and embark on a horse riding experience suited to your comfort level. Settle yourself in stirrups as your handsome mount takes you through the expansive landscape. Feel the wind in your hair and the spray of water as you canter past the herds of giraffes, wildebeest, elephants and other possible game on the African plains for a truly exhilarating experience. (Shared Activity & Private Transfer; Duration: 1 hr; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomBabbler Chalet
Meals
StyleLodge
Day 2 - 4

Shared Transfer to Airport

Flight to Okavango Delta (1 hr)

Transfer to your accommodation

Okavango Delta

2 Nights

Witness a world of glittering water! A unique wetland system in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas on earth.

Included Activities

Camp Okuti: Game Drives, Boat Safaris, Bird Watching
Enjoy an incredibly diverse safari experience! Explore the Okavango Delta on exciting game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. Enjoy beautiful boat safaris through the channels and lagoons of the Delta which allow you to get a closer look at the aquatic animals and birds not easily approached on safari.

Hotel Options
Camp Okuti – Opt 1
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 6

Flight to your next Camp

Okavango Delta

2 Nights

Witness a world of glittering water! A unique wetland system in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas on earth.

Included Activities

Footsteps Camp – Footsteps Across The Delta: Day and Night Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Mokoro and Fishing
Experience the striking topography and wilderness of the Okavango Delta through the Footsteps Camp – Footsteps Across The Delta safari. Set off on exciting trails with guides, exploring the rich forest ecosystem on foot. Learn about the rich forest ecosystem as your guide explains the finer nuances of wildlife and animal behavior to you. Choose either the day or night game drive, as well as cruise along the river in a mokoro or small canoe. If you love fishing, then do try your hand at it too. End the day by checking into a comfortable tent for the night with en suite bathroom, shower, and delicious local cuisine prepared in the bush kitchen of the campsite. (Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that you will need to walk some distance; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and hats; Don’t forget your cameras and binoculars.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Tent
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 9

Transfer to airstrip

Flight to Maun (1 hr)

Transfer to Meno A Kwena (2.5 hrs)

Kalahari Salt Pans/Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

3 Nights

Meet with a meerkat! The largest saltpans in the world, Makgadikgadi Pans will offer you a unique safari experience.

Included Activities

Meno a Kwena Tented Camp: Game Drives, Bush Walks, Cultural Walks, Boat Rides, Game Viewing Hide
Explore the striking landscapes of the Kalahari Salt Pans and its wildlife on game drives, bush walks and boat excursions on the Boteti River. To stretch your legs and discover the small wonders of nature, experience wonderful bush walks with an experienced Bushmen guide who will also give you a glimpse into the secrets for survival in this harsh and dramatic land.

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Safari Tent
MealsBreakfast
StyleCamp

Transfer to Maun (2.5 hrs)

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 9,550 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
Botswana: From Delta to Desert
What our guests say about this trip

Every step of the process was smooth and any issue/changes needed were dealt with quickly and it was such an amazing experience. I would 100% recommended them and will use them again for future travels. They created a trip of a lifetime for us, we could not be happier.

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Botswana: From Delta to Desert

9 days $ 9,550 / person