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14 Days Jeep Safari tour itinerary for botswana: Seek Out The Ultimate Raw Wilderness Experience

Maun, Kasane, Gaborone, Victoria Falls, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Moremi game reserve, Chobe National Park

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Seek Out the Ultimate Raw Wilderness Experience

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Chobe National Park-Botswana

Encounter the unique Okavango delta by mokoro and experience the great diversity of plant and animal life makes the delta so well known. Explore Moremi, Savuti of Chobe and Kalahari Reserve filled with numerous animal and birdlife. 

DAY 01

Starts from Gaborone, Botswana

  • Arrive in Gaborone in Sir Seretse Khama International airport where you will be met by guides.

  • Please look out for the sign board. The guides will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge where we will be staying overnight. 

DAY 02

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

  • Have an early breakfast in Gaborone before departing to Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Affording the opportunity to see both black and white rhino - as well as an abundance of other wildlife species – the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (KRS) is a delightful stopover for tourists travelling by road to Botswana’s northern reserves.

  • Activities here are a game drive where you will get up and close with the rhinos and will camp for 1 night.

Day game drives

DAY 03

Central Kalahari Game reserve

  • Wake up early in the morning have breakfast and a quick game drive in the park before heading to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). 

  • Camp here for 2 nights and have 4 game drives.

Day game drives

Guided bush walks

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 04

central kalahari game reserve

  • Explore the bush on foot, while your guide teaches you hunting and survival skills, the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in the most inhospitable environment of them all.

  • Embark on morning game drive before heading to Maun.

Day game drives

Guided bush walks

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 05

Maun

  • Wake up to have an early morning Game drive before having breakfast in Central Kalahari Game Reserve then head to Maun for an approximately 4-5 hours drive.

  • Select a nice spot on the way, to have our packed lunch before arriving in Maun in the afternoon.

  • Stay in Maun in a lodge for 1 night with all meals provided.

DAY 06

Okavango delta.

  • Wake up, and have your small bag ready packed before having breakfast. You will only need a small amount of luggage for the 1 night that you will be staying in the delta. Your big bag will be left in secure storage for safekeeping at the office to be collected when you come back from the delta. 

  • Depart to the Okavango Delta where you will meet your local mokoro pooler who will serve also as your guide. This activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides though our chef comes along. 

  • When you arrive, the camp assistants will put up camps under a canopy of trees, have brunch followed by siesta time where you can swim in the delta clear waters. Tea/coffee will be served before you take a walk on the island.

  • Travelling by mokoro is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango delta as you get to explore the waterways, and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get an up-close feel of this unique environment. Here the birdlife is spectacular and on foot, you are able to have a much more intense experience of the wilderness, particularly the flora and fauna that might otherwise go Cunnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife. 

  • Camp in the wilderness in a remote campsite for 1 night.

Day game drives

Guided bush walks

Mokoro trip

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 07

Moremi Game Reserve (third bridge xakanaxa)

  • Wake up to have a quick breakfast before we take a trip to Xakanaxa-Moremi Game Reserve. Set-aside in 1963 by the Batawana tribe, the Reserve is rated as Africa’s most beautiful game reserve. Moremi game reserve is widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserves in Africa with a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests and Mopane woodlands with floodplains’ and lagoons. 

  • Here we will be camping at an exclusive campsite. The drives will take you to the park’s most beautiful areas such as the third bridge, Bodumatau and dead tree island. 

  • Game is plentiful and the sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, hyena, jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and shy sitatunga; a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps, Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly decreasing elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi game reserve, It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta.

  • Camp in the Wilderness for 2 nights enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

Day game drives

Guided bush walks

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 08

moremi game reserve (third bridge xakanaxa)

  • Wake up to have a quick breakfast before we take a trip to Xakanaxa-Moremi Game Reserve. Set-aside in 1963 by the Batawana tribe, the Reserve is rated as Africa’s most beautiful game reserve. Moremi game reserve is widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserves in Africa with a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests and Mopane woodlands with floodplains’ and lagoons. 

  • Here you will be camping at an exclusive campsite. The drives will take us to the park’s most beautiful areas such as the third bridge, Bodumatau and dead tree island. 

  • Game is plentiful and the sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, hyena, jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and shy sitatunga; a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps, Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly decreasing elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi game reserve, It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta.

  • Camp in the Wilderness for 2 nights enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

Day game drives

Guided bush walks

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 09

Savuti

  • Depart to Savuti which is part of the Chobe National Park.  

  • The drive is a bit longer from Chobe to your exclusive campsite in Savuti; however, the drive is much enjoyable as you will see lots of birds and animals on the way. The scenery is amazing and very African looking, with lots of acacia tortilis (Mosu in Setswana) with giraffe feeding and many more including the most photographed bird, lilac breasted roller; a national bird of Botswana.  You will not resist taking a picture as it is the most beautiful bird in Africa.

  • When you arrive, set up the camp then have lunch.

  • Then have a siesta, an afternoon tea/coffee and then depart for an afternoon game drive, to the beautiful Savuti marsh to see vast herds of zebras and wildebeest and also have an opportunity to see pairs of kori bastards; the heaviest flying birds.

  • Get back to camp after sunset for a lovely dinner around the campfire.

  • Camp wild at an exclusive campsite for 2 nights, enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

Day game drives

Photography

Guided bush walks

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 10

sAVUTI

  • On your second day in Savuti, you will get an opportunity to explore the vast and wilderness on Chobe National Park in more detail.

Day game drives

Photography

Guided bush walks

Bush picnics

Bird watching

DAY 11

Kasane/ Chobe National Park

  • Wake up, have breakfast at the campsite in Savuti and depart to Kasane. You will be staying in a lodge for 2 nights. 

  • After lunch, there is a siesta and you may take a swim or take a rest in your room before you leave for an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River where you will see big herds of buffalos, elephants, pods of hippos, and prides of lions. Chobe is a unique park because during dry season big herds of animals congregate along the river. You will see elephants swimming from one bank to the other, buffalos crossing to the island.

  • Get back from a beautiful game drive freshen up and have dinner- own expense.

  • Time of going to bed is determined by the last guest.

Day game drives

Photography

DAY 12

chobe national park

  • Wake up, have quick breakfast before departing for a morning game drive which is longer, you will also have an opportunity to observe the animals close. Chobe also boasts two antelopes rarely encountered elsewhere in Botswana – the puku and the Chobe bushbuck Both the puku and the bushbuck have a number of predators to contend with, from lion, hyena and leopard, to African wild dog.

  • Get back to the lodge after a beautiful drive, have brunch and after that is siesta time.

  • At 15.00 pm, depart for a beautiful sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River. You will see a lot of animals and come close to crocodiles and pods of hippos from the boat and at times may see lions.

  • Get back to the lodge, after sunset.

  • Eat dinner is at 20.00pm at a local restaurant.

  • Time of going to bed is determined by the last guest.

Day game drives

Photography

boat cruise

DAY 13

Victoria Falls -Zimbabwe

  • Wake up for an early breakfast at the lodge in Kasane before going for a quick game drive. 

  • Then return to the lodge to collect your luggage before heading to Victoria Falls. 

  • For those seeking adrenaline buzz, there is bungee jumping from the Zambezi Bridge, gorge swing into the gorge, or fly across the gorge on your stomach like a flying fox, and white water rafting trips downstream in the gorge. A number of operators offer flights over the mighty falls with microlights, light aeroplanes and helicopters. Other activities on offer are horse-riding, elephant-riding, walking with lions, canoeing or visiting the crocodile farm, rhino tracking. Activities can be arranged from the lodge at (own expense).

Day game drive

Road transfer to Victoria Falls

DAY 14

end of tour

End the tour ends and you will catch your flight to travel safely back home.

  • 5100 USD Per Adult , 2600 USD Per Child
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport

  • Park & Reserve entry fees in Botswana

  • Use of camping equipment (comfortable bedroll, pillows)

  • Transport in 4X4 game viewing vehicle (open game drive vehicle, trailer)

  • Fridge

  • Meals

  • Tea/coffee and hot chocolate

  • Jug of juice

  • Fruits

  • First aid kit

  • satellite phone

  • Professional Guide

  • 2 Game drives per day

  • Chef

  • Bird watching

  • Mokoro activities

  • Mokoro pooler fees

  • Boat cruise in Chobe

  • Bottled mineral water when camping only

  • Entrance fees to the delta

  • Lodge accommodation in Zimbabwe, Kasane /Chobe and Maun 

  • Scenic flight over the Okavango delta

  • All adventure activities in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe/Zambia. 

  • Boat cruise in Okavango delta

  • Staff tips

  • Soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits

  • Meals in the restaurants

  • Emergency evacuation Insurance

  • Curios

  • Entrance fees to Victoria Falls

  • 14 Days Okavango Delta, CKGR,  Moremi, Chobe & Victoria Falls Safari

  • A wilderness non-participation camping luxury accommodation safari through Botswana to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe/Zambia. The unique Okavango delta by mokoro and the great diversity of plant and animal life makes Okavango delta so well known. Explore Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti, Chobe and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. 

  • A comfortable non-participatory accommodated safari staying in chalets, hotel (6 nights), wild camping with en-suite facilities (7 nights). Imela Wilderness will provide a bucket shower with warm water off the fire. Imela Wilderness also provides chairs with backrests, comfortable bedroll fully equipped with linen, towel, mess tents, Tents (3×3 m bow tents), mosquito gauze on door & windows). Imela Wilderness camp assistant erects tents and do bedding. NB: All our tours are non-participatory, meaning there is enough staff to do the job while you sit and enjoy your holiday. Imela Wilderness chef prepares meals in the camp.

  • Maun is the gateway to one of the best wildlife experiences you will ever have – a safari in the unforgettable Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

  • Victoria Falls is also called “Mosi-oa-Tunya,” or “the smoke that thunders” by locals due to the water roars and mist from the area. Victoria Falls is the largest single curtain of falling water on the planet. More than twice the size of Niagara Falls, this Natural Wonder and World Heritage Site has become one of Southern Africa’s top tourist destinations. This spot on the Zambezi River, the natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, has been described as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

  • Besides the fantastic viewing of the falls, the Victoria Falls Bridge and David Livingstone’s statue, the destination offers a wide range of activities.

  • The town of Kasane is situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the far northeast of Botswana. It is the gateway to the Chobe National Park and also to 3 other countries, being located right at the “Four Corners”.

  • Savuti region is situated in the southern stretch of Botswana`s Chobe national park. Recognized as a prime game-viewing area, the Savuti (also spelt Savute), covers almost 1,930 sq. miles (5,000 square km) in the south-west of Chobe National Park.

  • It is called Savuti because a certain chief named Savute used to live there with his tribe. The famous Savuti channel stretches south from the Chobe River through to the Mababe depression.

  • The concentration of wildlife and birdlife not to mention the open plains surrounded by the dry camel thorn trees on the Savuti marsh are a wildlife photographers dream. Savuti is famous for its big game and particularly its predators. Lion and the Spotted Hyena live in a constant battle for survival. Other commonly sighted species are zebra, elephant giraffe, kudu and buffalo.

  • Tawny eagles can be seen soaring in the sky as you go.

  • Maun has grown rapidly from its early days as a small, rural frontier and has now spread along the wide, Thamalakane River. It now boasts hotels and lodges as well as car and 4-wheel drive vehicle hire. However, it retains a rural atmosphere and, as befitting its role as the hub of the Delta’s safari industry, travellers pass through here on their way to the Okavango Delta.

  • The capital of Botswana, Gaborone, is named after Chief Gaborone, who led his tribe to this area from the Magaliesberg around 1880. Ten years later, Cecil John Rhodes chose this little settlement as the site of a colonial fort, where, it is said, the abortive Jameson Raid into South Africa was planned. Still little more than an administrative village when Botswana began to move towards independence in the early sixties, it was chosen as the site for the new capital due to its strategic location, the availability of reliable water supply and its proximity to the cross-continental railway line.

  • Gaborone has all the facilities of any modern capital city. There is a range of hotels and a choice of cinemas and casinos. Restaurants are numerous and varied, nightclubs often host live music by local artists. The National Museum is situated near the centre of town and houses important collections of traditional crafts and southern African fine art. It is also the home of the Botswana Society which has a rich tradition of researching Botswana's pre-history and from whom you can obtain information about various interesting aspects of the country, like the Aha Hills, Drotsky's caves and so on. 

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary: A mere 20 kilometres from the historically important village of Serowe, the accessibility of KRS is also a draw. This community tourism project, managed and staffed by local village residents, offers game drives, birding, bush walks, and arts and crafts shopping. It also has an education centre where many young children from all over Botswana come for environmental education, as well as a fun time in the bush.

  • KRS was established in 1989 due to growing concern over the then escalating rhino poaching situation in Botswana. Both black and white rhino – once abundant in Botswana – were during the early 1980s on the brink of local extinction, despite their having been granted protected status as far back as 1922.

  • It is quite a long distance between Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Nxai National Park. However, with the ecosystems, wildlife and landscapes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve differing very much to what you would experience further north in Okavango regions it is definitely a destination to include in your safari list. With this, you will notice a variety of species that are more prolific here than elsewhere in Botswana; such as brown hyena, aardwolf, oryx, bat-eared fox and ostrich.

  • Springbok is the most numerous of the large herbivores. Oryx numbers in the Central Kalahari are also very strong, often seen on the short grass plains during the rains in herds exceeding 100. Red hartebeest, eland, wildebeest, kudu and giraffe can also be found in good numbers. The birdlife in the Central Kalahari is varied. The largest of these, the ostrich and Kori bustard, are doing extremely well and are commonly spotted. Doves are well represented with Cape turtle doves, laughing doves and Namaqua doves all seen in high numbers. All the sub-Saharan species of sandgrouse can also be found in the reserve. 

  • The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second-largest wildlife reserve in the world, encompassing 52 800 sq km.

  • During and shortly after good summer rains, the flat grasslands of the reserve’s northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gathers at the best grazing areas. These include large herds of springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe.

  • At other times of the year, when the animals are more sparsely distributed, the experience of travelling through truly untouched wilderness, of seemingly unending dimensions, is the draw.

  • The landscape is dominated by silver Terminalia sand veldt, Kalahari sand acacias, and Kalahari apple leaf, interspersed with grasslands and dotted with occasional sand dunes, pans and shallow fossil river valleys.

Highlights:

  • Gaborone- Day 1 Hotel activities / City tour.

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary – 1 Day game viewing

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve – 2 Day game viewing.

  • Maun – City tour/Cultural village/ Scenic flight over the Delta (not on quote).

  • Okavango Delta Mokoro rides / Nature walks.

  • Moremi – 2 Day game viewing/boat cruise.

  • Savuti – 2-day game viewing /marsh.

  • Chobe- game viewing/boat cruise.

Maun, Kasane, Gaborone, Victoria Falls, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Moremi game reserve, Chobe National Park

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