This 14-night self-drive safari has you drive through Botswana's best terrain whilst staying in a mixture of stylish tented camps and in-the-wild campsites. Starting in Maun, you begin by visiting the vast salt flats of Nxai Pan before heading on a one-way journey to the Victoria Falls. You drive through the Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Channel, Linyanti water system, onto northern Chobe. Finished with two nights on the mighty Zambezi River. It's a wonderful itinerary and is available in reverse. You also have the option to fly into the Okavango Delta for 2-3 nights, which is a worthwhile inclusion.
A thrilling journey with wildlife around every corner. Spectacular.
Arrive in Maun where you will be met and transferred to Thamo Telele. This wildlife haven makes for a great first night in Africa.
Today you head out to huge grasslands and empty salt flats of Nxai Pan. Here you will find a host or dessert creatures, Oyrx, Bat Eared Fox and the ever present Springbok are common here.
Today you drive across Nxai Pan to the impressive Baines Boabab Campsite. Set amongst seven huge Baobab trees, over looking the vast salt flats of Kudiakam Pan, this campsite is special. The campsite pitches are well spread out so you feel perfectly alone under the African night sky.
Today you start your journey north, back through Maun and onto Moremi Game Reserve. There is an excellent game drive around Black Pools, a must for campers at South Gate.
This morning you drive deeper into Moremi Game Reserve. This is a great area for wildlife, Red Lechwe and the secretive Sitatunga can be found. Its also a great place to take a mokoro trip through the channels.
Today to drive to Sango Safari Camp, this intimate tented camp is set on the banks of the Khwai River, its simply furnished with great food, great guides and a friendly atmosphere.
Today you leave the Moremi area and head north in to Chobe and the Savuti region. The Savuti area will be one of the most remote parts of your trip. The range of species here is enormous and their numbers can be staggering. The campsite is set next to the channel with simple ablution blocks.
Today you continue north to the beautiful and remote area of Linyanti. Expect deep sandy tracks to reach this part of Chobe.
Today you head east right across northern Chobe to Ihaha Campsite. This campsite is situated right on the banks of the Chobe River. At the right time of the year this area offers some of the very best game viewing in Africa - elephant abound. The campsite is simple but tidy, the ablution blocks have hot and cold running water.
Today you head over the border and into Zambia. The Woodlands at Waterberry is in a forested area just 200 m from the main Waterberry Lodge (where you could choose to stay if preferred) consisting of four safari tents. Here you are close to the banks of the Zambezi River and there are beautiful gardens. From Waterberry you can take boat trips on the river and visit the mighty Victoria Falls, this is a great finish to a great route.
Today you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport in plenty of time for your international flight home.
Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.