Safari & Tour Overview
Experience one of the best tourism offerings in Southern Africa during this 10 Day Luxury Botswana Safari with Jewel of Africa Safaris.
This safari combines three of the top destinations in this beautiful country, including the Chobe River, Chobe National Park (including its Savute region) and the Okavango Delta. This all-inclusive safari offers you luxury accommodation, high levels of service and hospitality, effortless travelling and incredibly scenic destinations combined with unrivalled land-and water-based game viewing in some of the most wild and unspoiled wilderness areas in Africa.
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Tour Duration10 Days 9 Nights
Departure/Return LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Destinations on TourChobe National Park, BotswanaSavute region, Chobe, BotswanaOkavango Delta, Botswana
IncludedAll TransfersCharter FlightsConservation FeesDrinksLaundryLocal FlightsLuxury AccomodationMealsSafari Activities
Not IncludedDrinks not specifiedGratuitiesHelicopter TransfersInternational FlightsItems of a Personal natureMeals not specifiedMedical InsuranceOther ActivitiesPersonal ExpensesPrivate Guide and VehicleTravel InsuranceVisa Costs
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival in ChobeOn arrival in South Africa, board a flight from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to Kasane Airport, Botswana. On arrival you will be met by our experienced ground crew and transferred to Chobe Game Lodge, the only lodge situated within the Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, one of the largest Parks in Botswana is situated in north-east Botswana on the banks of the Chobe River. The Park is biologically diverse and boasts with the highest concentration of elephants in the world. On arrival, check in, relax and settle in the lodge. Lunch can be enjoyed on arrival, with your first afternoon safari activity (game drive) departing after 3PM.
Explore ChobeChobe Game Lodge offers a choice of land or water-based activities and the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park. Early-morning and late-afternoon game drives are conducted by our expert guides in open-sided 4x4 vehicles. Meanwhile, riverside game viewing may be done from small and highly manoeuvrable boats, perfect for morning or sunset cruises. Chobe's diverse wildlife roams in abundance – it is, for instance, home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate on the fertile flood plains along the Chobe River to drink, bathe and play. There are frequent sightings of lion, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope. Daily itinerary 05:00 Early morning wake-up call. 05:30 Light breakfast 06:00 Leave for morning activity, (approximately 3 – 4 hours). 09:30 Breakfast is served in the dining area. 11:00 Optional mid-morning Chobe River safari. 12:30 Lunch is served in the dining area. Siesta time - Relax and enjoy the lodge facilities and surroundings. 15:00 Afternoon tea 15:30 Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours). 19:00 Arrive back at the lodge. 19:30 Dinner is served in the dining area.
Last day in ChobeEnjoy your last day in the Chobe National Park. You can enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive or boat cruise or decide to stay at the lodge and relax and enjoy the beautiful views from your room. Chobe Game Lodge is designed as a haven of peace and privacy – where relaxation is effortless, and you can enjoy your own space. With six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six different lounges and four dining locations, a comfy chair or lounger is never far away, each with a different perspective on the wilderness that surrounds the lodge. A large swimming pool provides welcome relief during hot afternoons and there is always a waiter on hand to bring you refreshments from the bar. Guests wishing to pamper themselves are welcome to book one of the delightful treatments from the in-house beautician or hit the gym for some exercise between the usual Lodge activities.
From Chobe to SavuteAfter your last morning safari activity and breakfast, check out and enjoy a short transfer to Kasane Airport. From here you will be transferred by charter flight to the Savute Safari Lodge situated in the Savute Region of Chobe National Park. Savute is famous for the Savute Marsh and its predators, especially its resident lion and spotted hyena populations. The game-viewing can be exceptional, and the wide variety of activities make this an area not to be missed. Savuti's almost desert-like landscape with a scorching sun, loose, hot sand, animals escaping the heat by clumping together in the limited available shade, and elephants lining up to get to the water supply, offer a wildlife experience you won't easily forget. On arrival, check in, relax and unwind. Lunch can be enjoyed at the lodge, after which you will enjoy your first afternoon safari activity.
Explore SavuteEnjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in the Savute area today. Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Daily itinerary: 05:30 Early morning wake-up call. 06:00 Light continental breakfast served in the dining area. 06:30 Leave for morning activity, (approximately 3 – 4 hours). 11:30 Brunch is served at the dining area. Siesta time Relax and enjoy the lodge facilities and surroundings. 15:00 Afternoon tea is served on the open air patio. 15:30 Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours). 18:30 Arrive back at the lodge. 19:30 Dinner is served at the dining area.
Last day in SavuteEnjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in the Savute area today. Or, why not relax at the lodge and enjoy the amenities on offer here. Sink into one of the numerous comfortable sofas in the lounge – and library – or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar. Savute Safari Lodge offers a shaded viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers – ideal for watching the varied wildlife – including the resident Elephants – as they make their way to the Channel to drink, bathe and play.
Savute to the Okavango DeltaAfter your last morning safari activity in Savute, and breakfast, say your final goodbyes and check out. From here you will enjoy a short transfer to the nearby airstrip. Enjoy a charter flight transfer to Camp Okavango located in the iconic Okavango Delta. Camp Okavango, a unique and exclusive African safari camp is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island. This hidden treasure, in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures its guests of an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience. A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta (a World Heritage site) lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga antelope are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog also share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Check in, relax and unwind before enjoying something to eat and drink. Later on, you will depart on your first afternoon safari activity in this watery wilderness. To experience the true magic of the Okavango Delta this camp offers only water-based activities, including boat cruises, mokoro excursions and bush walks.
Explore the DeltaEnjoy a range of water-based activities today with experienced and professional guides. Guided bush walks are also on offer. Water-based activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the quiet old-fashioned way, in the traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). For those wanting to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Birding opportunities are outstanding, and anglers may put their skill against bream and tiger fish. Daily itinerary: 05:30 Early morning wake-up call. 06:00 Light continental breakfast served in the dining area. 06:30 Leave for morning activity, (approximately 3 – 4 hours). 11:30 Brunch is served at the dining area. Siesta time Relax and enjoy the lodge facilities and surroundings. 15:00 Afternoon tea is served on the open-air patio. 15:30 Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours). 18:30 Arrive back at the lodge. 19:30 Dinner is served at the dining area.
Last day in the DeltaEnjoy a range of water-based activities today with experienced and professional guides. Guided bush walks are also on offer. Or, maybe you will prefer to relax and rather enjoy the lodge and its amenities? Camp Okavango’s main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and comfortable seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. There is a third deck with a rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.
DepartureAfter your last morning safari and breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airstrip. From here you will fly to Maun Airport. On arrival in Maun you will board a direct flight to Johannesburg.
Map & Destinations
Chobe National ParkChobe National Park, one of the largest Parks in Botswana is situated in north-east Botswana on the banks of the Chobe River. Due to Chobe National Park’s location close to some of the Africa’s most visited natural attractions, this is an ideal safari destination. The Park is biologically diverse and boasts with the highest concentration of elephants in the world. The wildlife and scenery can be enjoyed during game drives, bush walks and boat cruises which are on offer at all lodges and hotels.
Savute RegionThe Savute is an area in Chobe National Park which borders the Okavango Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east and is one of Africa's best-known big game areas. Savute is famous for its predators, especially its resident lion and spotted hyena populations. The game-viewing can be exceptional, and the wide variety of activities make this an area not to be missed.
Okavango DeltaA maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, crystal clear channels spread over the thirst lands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga antelope are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Highlights & ActivitiesDuring your safari you can look forward to the following highlights, activities and experiences to ensure an unforgettable time spent in Africa. ✓ This is the best Botswana safari circuit ✓ A luxury, all-inclusive safari ✓ No fuss, hassle-free travel between destinations by charter flights ✓ Daily game drives and boat cruises in unspoiled wilderness areas ✓ Mokoro safaris and bush walks in the Delta ✓ Unrivalled elephant viewing in Chobe ✓ Top predator sightings in the Savute ✓ Excellent animal and bird sightings in the Delta
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