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Trails of Botswana – 8 night Itinerary



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    Explore the Trails of Botswana with this 8 night itinerary beginning in an exclusive wildlife concession, winding through Moremi Game Reserve to a Delta island, and ending in Chobe’s revered Savuti region.

    Day 1: Maun to Tuskers Bush Camp

    • Road transfer to Tuskers Bush Camp
    • Sunset game drive

    Upon arrival at Maun Airport, your host from Tuskers Bush Camp will meet you and drive you the 1.5 hour journey to the lodge, where it is located in a vast 365 000 hectare private concession. Settle in and enjoy the view with some refreshments before departing for a evening game drive via the private road network. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and a short night drive back to camp where a campfire will be waiting to welcome you.

    Dinner will be served in the dining tent, followed by your first night in the Botswana wilderness.

    Day 2: Tuskers Bush Camp

    • Morning game drive/bush walk
    • Afternoon game drive

    An early wake up call will be met with coffee and rusks at the main area of camp before you depart on a morning game drive or optional bush walk through the pristine Tuskers concession. A guided walking safari through this exclusive region will bring you closer to the details of nature, while you might be lucky enough to encounter big game on foot.

    After your morning activity, return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by an afternoon siesta. Spend some time with a pair of binoculars overlooking the waterhole in front of camp and enjoy the presence of wildlife and birdlife around camp. Lunch will be served later in the day before you depart on afternoon game drive, including sundowners and a night drive back to camp.

    Dinner is served, followed by your last night in a Tuskers safari tent.

    Day 3: Tuskers Bush Camp

    • Morning game drive/bush walk
    • Afternoon game drive

    Today follows the same pattern as yesterday starting with an early wake up call and morning activity. Enjoy another full day in the Tuskers wilderness.

    Day 4: Tuskers to Xobega Island Camp

    • Transfer through Moremi Game Reserve to Xobega Island
    • Sunset boat cruise in the Delta

    Early morning wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast at Tuskers before you embark on the +-3.5 to 4.5 hour road transfer through the Moremi Game Reserve to Xobega Island Camp. This is a complete game drive experience as the transfer takes you from Tuskers, into Moremi’s Khwai Gate through the reserve along the Khwai riverfront, and stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch. You will arrive at Xakanaxa Boat Station where your guide from Xobega Island Camp will pick you up in a motorboat.

    Climb aboard and enjoy the 1.5 hour boat cruise through the Delta waterways to Xobega Island. Arrive to welcome drinks and receive a briefing by the camp host before being shown to your classic canvas safari tent under the trees.

    After some refreshments it’s time for your sunset boat cruise. Your guide will pack a cooler box with your choice of drinks and you will depart the island and cruise into the sunset.

    Enjoy the Delta’s beauty and birdlife for a couple of hours before returning to camp for dinner and your first night on Xobega Island.

    Day 5: Xobega Island

    • Morning boat cruise
    • Sunset boat cruise

    Early wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast in the dining tent. After breakfast you will depart for a long boat cruise through the Okavango Delta, gliding through the channels in between a myriad of islands.

    Remember your camera and sun block, as you will be out on the water until late morning.

    Upon returning to camp, you are welcome to have a warm bucket shower and refresh before lunch is served in the dining tent. Sit down and enjoy a good meal, followed by an afternoon siesta, or a spot of birdwatching on the island. High tea is served later in the afternoon and a sunset cruise complete with sundowners awaits to end the day.

    After your sunset cruise, return to camp to enjoy the campfire and a 3-course dinner before tuning in for your last night on Xobega Island.

    Day 6: Xobega Island to Camp Savuti

    • Light air transfer from Xobega Island to Camp Savuti
    • Sunset game drive in Savuti

    Wake up early to coffee and breakfast in the dining tent on Xobega Island before departing the Delta and heading for the Savuti. After breakfast, you’re back out on the water for a 1.5 hour boat cruise transfer from Xobega to Xakanaxa Boat Station, where you will switch to a game viewer and be transferred to Xakanaxa Airstrip to connect with your light air transfer to Savuti.

    Upon arrival at Savuti Airstrip in Chobe National Park, your

    Camp Savuti guide will be waiting to meet you. You will then enjoy a 30-minute transfer through the park to Camp Savuti, located on the banks of the Savuti Channel. Receive a warm welcome and a briefing from your host before having lunch and settling in to your tented room.

    Later on in the afternoon you can enjoy a sunset game drive including a sundowner stop at a designated stretch point in the park and enjoy being surrounded by the famous Savuti! Head back to camp and refresh before dinner.

    Day 7: Camp Savuti

    • Morning game drive
    • Afternoon game drive with sundowners

    Early morning wake up call followed by a quick continental breakfast and coffee before departing on morning game drive. Enjoy a lengthy cruise around the Savuti Marsh and time to stop for coffee and rusks at a stretch point in the park. Return to camp and enjoy a good lunch before relaxing at the lodge or enjoying the view from your private deck.

    High tea is served at the lodge later in the afternoon and is followed by an afternoon game drive complete with sundowners in the bush. As the sun sets, return to camp and enjoy the open-air campfire and a special dinner out on the deck under the stars.

    Day 8: Camp Savuti

    • Morning game drive
    • Afternoon game drive with sundowners

    Today follows the same pattern as yesterday starting with an early wake up call and morning game drive in the Savuti.

    Enjoy another full day at Camp Savuti and a sunset game drive.

    Day 9: Camp Savuti to Maun/Kasane

    • Transfer to Savuti Airstrip
    • Light air transfer to Maun/Kasane

    On the last morning of your safari you will receive a wake up call followed by breakfast and coffee at the lodge before departing. Enjoy the last 30 minute transfer to the Savuti Airstrip where you will connect with your light air transfer to Maun/Kasane.

    Price Includes

    • All national park gate fees
    • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
    • All government tax

    Price Excludes

    • International flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Tips
    • Laundry Services
    • All items of a personal nature
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