Chobe & Okavango Fly-in Safari Experience
This safari takes in some of the most dramatic game viewing areas in Botswana, including Chobe National Park and the Okavango, so you can make unforgettable memories. This fly-in package has been carefully constructed to ensure that you gain an insight into the unique features of Botswana's natural heritage.
From dramatic landscapes to unique animal interactions this Botswana fly-in safari is rated among the top African holidays available. Activities range from water-based game viewing to dugout canoe safaris and game drives to personal interaction with Elephant.
With knowledgeable and passionate guides sharing their personal insights of the wilderness with you, your experience is greatly enhanced. The carefully selected accommodation provides an excellent base for a wilderness experience that it is hard to beat.
Day 1: Johannesburg - Kasane - Chobe
You will have a morning flight from Johannesburg to Kasane per scheduled departure. From Kasane you will be transferred to a game lodge situated high above the floodplains of the Chobe River where the view stretches into eternity.
You can settle into your spacious rooms, each with a private garden, before the afternoon activity centred along the Chobe River. Game drives and boat cruises will give you the best perspective of this wildlife rich area before you return to your lodge for dinner.
Day 2: Chobe
The day starts early with an activity along the river where you may be lucky to see predators going about their business. The Chobe River is legendary for its huge Elephant numbers, thought to be the largest population in Africa. This area is part of an ancient Elephant migration route and it is not uncommon to see herds crossing the river into Namibia.
Downtime at the safari lodge is special in the total privacy of your room but you may also decide to make use of the spa that is considered the best in Botswana. Afternoon tea will be served before the late activity where you will explore the wonders of the Chobe River with your guide who shares his vast knowledge with you. Cocktails will be enjoyed looking out over the floodplains before dinner is served.
Day 3: Chobe – Okavango
There may be an opportunity for an early-morning activity before boarding a light aircraft in Kasane to fly to the Okavango across the vast expanse of the Botswana wilderness. The bush camp where you will stay for the next 2 nights is in the seasonal floodplains of the Okavango, providing drama and excitement at every turn. There is something special about this area during the dry season and the floodwaters are at their highest – your wildlife guides will explain this phenomenon to you in detail.
Day 4: Okavango
The activities today will depend on the water levels and may include game drives, boat rides nature walks and the highlight of all – the personal interaction with semi-habituated Elephants. During the walk with the Elephants you will learn a little more of the intimate habits of these gentle giants. There is a sense of bordering on the spiritual when walking through the bush alongside the largest land mammal on earth.
The afternoon activity allows you to gain more insight into this unique area as you explore the floodplains and the islands. You will stop at a spectacular vantage point for sundowners before returning to the bush camp for dinner. As you sit around the campfire or lie in your bed you will be overwhelmed by a sense of having done something special.
Day 5: Okavango – Moremi
Today there is a short flight across the Delta to the Moremi Game Reserve where you will spend the next 2 nights in an area that is considered by most people to be the predator capital of Africa. Situated on the far western side of the Moremi in the Mombo concession, a place of choice for countless wildlife documentary makers, you will be awed at every turn.
Day 6: Moremi
You may be awake before the morning call in anticipation of what lies ahead today. The afternoon drive the day before was just a taste of what this legendary area has to offer. Nutritious floodplains and islands provide a haven for a multitude of animals and in turn this attracts predators in numbers. Aside from the natural beauty of the area there is a feeling that this is the Africa of old.
During the heat of the day you may be too excited to nap and instead take the option of having a spa treatment to calm your emotions before the afternoon drive. The guides know the movements of the animals as well as their habits and will spend time in search of them to ensure you experience the best wildlife viewing. With dramas unfolding each moment there may not even be time for a sundowner before heading back to the bush camp.
Day 7: Moremi – Maun – Johannesburg
There will be time for a last exciting activity before catching a flight to Maun for the connection to Johannesburg.