Group Size: Based on Minimum 2 passengers
Desert & Delta Safaris own and operate six lodges in Botswana - fine properties in spectacular locations, offering an unrivalled safari experience. The collection brings together some of Botswana’s most historic lodges offering an outstandingly diverse safari that includes Savuti in the south-western corner of Chobe National Park, with its abundance of game, the tranquility of the Okavango Delta and finally the spectacle of the seasonal zebra and wildebeest migration in the Makgadikgadi National Park.
Day 1 - Savuti
Transfer by light aircraft from Maun Airport to Savute Safari Lodge for an afternoon game drive. (LD)
Located on the banks of the Savuti Channel, the intimate lodge accommodates just 24 guests in thatched timber and glass suites, with a viewing deck and swimming pool. All suites at Savute have private decks, combined bedroom and sitting areas and en-suite facilities. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building. Savute boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool – which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole. These features set the lodge apart from other typical safari destinations. Explore the Savute Channel and dry marsh on morning and afternoon game drives by 4×4 safari vehicles. During the course of a game drive guests are escorted up Bushman Paintings Hill where early man recorded his wildlife sightings on the rocks.
Day 2 - Savuti
Morning and evening game activities in 4X4 open safari vehicles. (BLD)
Day 3 - Okavango Delta
After a morning game drive transfer by light aircraft into the heart of the Delta. Enjoy an afternoon game activity. (BLD)
Camp Okavango is a true Okavango Delta water camp with exceptional bird life. On boating, canoeing and walking explorations of the area surrounding the camp, a variety of big game may be encountered. Enchanting Camp Okavango sits at the heart of the Okavango Delta on Nxaragha Island. Its main lodge features a cocktail bar, sitting area and wildlife reference library, with the dining room leading onto an expansive open-air patio where evenings around the fire can be enjoyed. Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and sundeck with plunge pool. Accommodating just 24 guests in custom African-style safari tents on raised teak platforms, Camp Okavango offers guests en-suite facilities and private viewing decks.
Day 4 - Okavango Delta
Enjoy morning and afternoon water activities or game walks. (BLD)
Day 5 - Makgadikgadi National Park
Depart by light aircraft to the western border of the Makgadikgadi National Park. (BLD)
Leroo La Tau has a stunning location high on a cliff on the western bank of the Boteti River and overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. With just 12 thatched chalets guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience in Botswana.
The Boteti area is famous for the huge herds of zebra and wildebeest that migrate to the western border of the park in search of water and to graze on mineral rich grasslands. Game movements are never predictable but from mid May to the end of September the western Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators thus providing guests with the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. Herds of up to 300 zebra and wildebeest may be viewed from the comfort of one’s suite at Leroo La Tau or from the hide that has been built into the cliff thus providing guests with some amazing photographic opportunities as game congregate along the river bank directly below the lodge. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives which are conducted on the lodge’s private concession and on communal land as well as into the Makgadikgadi National Park. Spot lit night drives are a feature. Also popular are guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge and a cultural excursion to the school at Khumaga Village. On stays of three nights guests may opt to go on a full day excursion to Nxai Pans National Park which is well known for its springbok population as well as large herds of up to 30 giraffe.
Day 6 - Makgadikgadi National Park
Enjoy day and night game drives. (BLD)
Day 7 - End of Desert & Delta Safari Tour
After an early morning activity, depart by light aircraft to Maun Airport where your tour ends. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
Zimbabwe and Botswana Famil, November 2015
I had the most magical time in Africa when I traveled there in November 2015 with Bench International. The professionalism and friendliness of the guides and hospitality staff, the excellent standard of accommodation, seamless transportation and the wonderful addition of Bench host Nicky made for an incredible trip. Desert & Delta is a fantastic choice of land operator. I would highly recommend.Emily Cotton Destination: Botswana