Botswana Escape Scheduled Safari

10 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

Starting in Maun, Botswana, and finishing at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, this accommodated safari gives you the chance to explore Botswana’s finest National Parks during this safari. Discover the wonderful Okavango Delta in traditional dug–out canoes and enjoy Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River while all the time experiencing this diverse animal kingdom, your tour finishes at the incredible Natural Wonder of the World – Victoria Falls.

Safari Highlights:

Maun – Khwai – Kazuma Forest Reserve – Western Hwange National Park – Victoria Falls

Main Attractions:

Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe Park
Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day: Thamalakane River Lodge Maun
Day:  Mogotlho, Khwai River
Day:  Camp Kuzuma, Chobe
Day: Kazuma Forest Reserve
Day:  Nantwich, Hwange
Day: Western Hwange National Park
Day: Ilala Lodge Hotel

Map & Itinerary
Length 10 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From US$ 5620
Countries Botswana, Zimbabwe
Accommodation Accommodation
Group Size Minimum 4 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures Set Departure Dates

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort3 Star4 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Thamalakane River Lodge, Maun

On arrival into Maun Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a sunset cruise on the Thamalakane River.

Set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third-largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include a renowned riverboat that offers cruises up and down the Thamalakane River; the forest groves of the Maun Game Reserve; and Moremi Game Reserve, home to hippos, lions and rhinos. Maun also serves as the jumping-off point for many safaris and air charters as well as offering private 4×4 rentals. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Nhabe Museum exhibiting the local history, art and culture of the Ngamiland region.

Day 2-3:      Mogotlho, Khwai River, Khwai

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mogotlho Safari Lodge, situated on the banks of the Khwai river. The rest of the time in the Moremi Area you will have the opportunity to enjoy a full day Mokoro trip and guided game drives.

Situated on the banks of the Khwai River near the famous Okavango swamp, the village of Khwai is set in the North-West District of Botswana. The village fringes the magnificent Moremi Game Reserve which is known for its incredible array of wildlife. It serves as a gateway to the reserve as it is set just outside the North Gate of Moremi. Khwai provides an excellent base from which to explore the spectacularly scenic surrounding area. It is to be home to some of Botswana’s most beautiful landscapes which feature vast grass plains, a patchwork of lagoons, shallow pans and lush woodland forests. Visitor can look forward to spotting a fantastic variety of wildlife, learning about the San community and enjoying a wide selection of ecotourism activities. Commonly spotted wildlife species include: lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, hippo, wild dog and buffalo.

Day 4-5:      Camp Kuzuma, Chobe, Kazuma Forest Reserve

In the morning, you will take a flight to Kasane. Once you have arrived you will enjoy an appetizing lunch whilst sailing along the Chobe River on an afternoon boat cruise. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your lodge. The following day, we will have plenty of time to explore the wilderness on a game drive while taking full advantage of the cool weather and optimal animal activity. The rest of the day is at own leisure where you can relax along the poolside and soak up some sun.

Situated in the Chobe region of Botswana, the pristine Kazuma Forest Reserve offers visitors an authentic African wilderness experience. This impressive landscape stretches over thousands of hectares and features expansive grassland, natural pans and Mopane tree forests. It is home to abundant wildlife and provides an ideal habitat for wildebeest, buffalo, antelope, sable, giraffe, zebra, lion and leopard. Numerous herds of elephants also frequent this reserve as it is idyllically positioned in an elephant corridor. The nearby Kazuma Pans attract many birds making it a bird watching paradise boasting over 380 different species. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including: guided walks, fishing trips and sunrise or sunset game drives.

Day 6-7:      Nantwich, Hwange, Western Hwange National Park

Today, you will be transferred to your lodge in Hwange National Park. You have the opportunity to continue your search for the African wild, on a half day game drive. The rest of the day is spent at your own leisure. The following day, we start our morning off with a full day game drive where we will enjoy a wholesome lunch whilst taking in the beautiful fauna and flora of the park. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to massive herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. We end the day off with a special safari painting experience where you will learn to paint whilst the sun sets over the horizon.

Located in western Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest natural reserve in the country and is famous for its rich diversity of wildlife. The northern and western areas of the park are different – the northern area is encompassed by the Zambezi watershed, while the western part consists of grasslands, marshes, and scattered woodlands. The natural seeps such as Nehimba and Shakwanki, where animals dig for water, are particularly notable. The park is home to one of the biggest elephant populations in the world, as well as around 100 mammal species, and several protected animals including the endangered wild dog, critically endangered black rhino, and rare roan and sable. Around 500 bird species also inhabit the area. Visitors can look forward to bush hikes, game drives, and horse-riding safaris.

Day 8-9:    Ilala Lodge Hotel, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Continuing our trip, we leave Botswana and drive to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Once settled in at your lodge, the rest of the day is spent at your own leisure. The following day, your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- “the smoke that thunders. In the afternoon, we will partake in a potjiekos experience before having a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day and return to indulge in your mouth watering potjie creation (B/BD). Distance: 103km; Time: 07h00
Accommodation: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.

Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. It is set on the magnificent Zambezi River which creates the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. These spectacular falls can be easily visited and viewed from the Zimbabwean side. Considered to be the world’s widest waterfalls, Victoria Falls measures an impressive 1708 metres in width. The small town of Victoria Falls, which lies adjacent to the waterfalls, serves as a great base from which to explore the many attractions this area of Zimbabwe has to offer. The surrounding area provides a wide range of adrenalin-filled activities for adventure lovers. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities including: scenic flights, micro lighting, white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, and once-in-a-lifetime expeditions into the incredible Chobe National Park.

Day 10:        End of Itinerary

Our safari ends after a delicious breakfast. You will then be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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