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Join Grant Reed, one of Botswana’s best wildlife guides, on this unique and exciting safari encompassing the prime wildlife locations in northern Botswana.

Travelling from the Okavango Delta, encounter an abundance of wildlife in a variety of habitats - you can hope to see high concentrations of African elephant, as well as red lechwe, leopard, cheetah, lion, African wild dog, Burchell’s zebra, together with a plethora of fascinating birdlife. 

This exclusive trip is a non-participatory camping safari with a night in Livingstone, close to Victoria Falls. We stay in spacious and comfortable fully-serviced tented camps, with en suite facilities, within the national parks and reserves. You will experience all three areas of the Okavango Delta – Moremi, Khwai and Savuti/Chobe and be able to enjoy game drives, night drives, walking safaris and mokoro rides, as well as a boat trip on the Chobe River.

The group consists of a maximum of 12 guests in two vehicles; this small and intimate group size ensures that each guest will have a window seat on game drives, with plenty of space.

Typical itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Maun, charter flight to Moremi Wildlife Reserve

    After your arrival at Maun International Airport, you will be board a charter flight to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve where you will be met by your guide, Grant Reed. The first three nights are spent in the Xakanaxa region.

    Accommodation during your tour is in spacious en suite wilderness tents, fitted with camp beds. Bucket showers (hot or cold) are available, subject to availability of water. 

  3. Days 3-4 : Vehicle safaris in Moremi Game Reserve

    In the heart of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Reserve has a high concentrations of plains animals, predators (including big cats) and amazing birdlife. You have two full days to explore the explore the surrounding wilderness on morning and afternoon vehicle safaris.

  4. Day 5: Drive to Khwai Concession

    Following an early morning breakfast, take a leisurely drive through Moremi Game Reserve towards the Khwai Community Area in the north-east of the Okavango Delta.

  5. Days 6-7 : Vehicle, mokoro & foot safaris

    You'll spend the next couple of days exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Khwai is one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango, home to an impressive range of wildlife which includes breeding herds of elephants, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, leopard, cheetah, lion and serval.

  6. Day 8: Drive to Savuti

    Essentially a travel day, today you head further north towards Chobe National Park. The route takes in the Paleo-Lake Makgadikgadi, which dried up 10,000 years ago. The old lakebed is now the Mababe Depression, which provides high protein nourishment for wildlife, and the area is filled with game after the rains. Note: In the rainy season, the depression is impassable  and an alternative route will be taken.

  7. Days 9-10 : Vehicle safaris in Savuti-Linyanti

    Considered one of Africa’s best wildlife-viewing areas, Savuti boasts one of the continents highest remaining concentrations of wildlife. Animals are present all year round, and if lucky you should see nearly all the major species: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, and predators, particularly resident lion and spotted hyena populations.

    To the north of the Okavango Delta is Linyanti, a forgotten paradise where there are good populations of elephant, buffalo and zebra which congregate along the river, plus giraffe, impala and roan antelope in the forests.

  8. Day 11: Boat trip on the Chobe River, drive to Livingstone

    On the final safari day, you'll leave Savuti early to travel along the Chobe River, arriving in Kasane in time for a picnic lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise. You'll then transfer over the border to Zambia for a night in Livingstone.

    Depending on arrival time, there may be time for an afternoon/evening excursion to nearby Victoria Falls.

    Accommodation: Waterberry Lodge, 1-night
     

  9. Day 12: Transfer to Livingstone airport & depart

  10. Day 13: Arrive UK

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 13 days from £6,195 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 11 days from £5,095 pp
  • Single supplement: From £610
  • Group size: 12
  • When to go: Jun
  • Departures: Please contact us for departure date details.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Light aircraft between Maun and Moremi
    • 9 nights mobile tented camp
    • 1 night lodge
    • All meals
    • Transfers
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Camping
    • Nature drive
    • Walking

Expert leader

Grant Reed

Photo of Grant Reed

Born in the Magaliesburg Mountains in 1974, Grant was raised with an interest in birds, snakes and all things African – a passion passed on from his grandfather and father.

A keen naturalist, Grant’s interests are diverse, and range from dragonflies and birds, to butterflies and wildflowers. Widely considered to be one of Botswana’s top guides, Grant holds two post-graduate degrees in Nature Conservation and a FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) Level III certificate. As a founding director of our Botswana safari operator and of Okavango Guiding School, he puts much of his energy into the training and development of guides in Botswana. Grant lives just outside Maun on the banks of the Thamalakane River with his wife and two sons. 

Featured locations:

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi is an unspoilt and stunningly beautiful reserve, considered to be one of Africa’s finest sanctuaries. Its 3,000 sqkm of woodland, floodplain and reedbed includes the waters of the Okavango Delta, attracting high concentrations of plains game and predators which can be viewed by river or on land.

  • Where: Northern Botswana
  • Ideal for viewing: Pel’s fishing owl, red lechwe, sitatunga, fire-crowned bishop, scops owl
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris

Okavango Delta

This 1.6 million hectare wildlife paradise is a vast tapestry of crystal clear water channels, lagoons and small islands, and is known for its concentrations of large wildlife and birds. Outings by boat or on land, at day or night, yields fantastic sightings within the private concessions of exclusive accommodation.

  • Where: Northern Botswana
  • Ideal for viewing: hippo, Nile crocodile, red lechwe, sitatunga, tsessebe
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching

Chobe National Park

Chobe sits on the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers. The mosaic of bush, waterway, floodplain and woodland is home to a vast array of wildlife, most notably Africa’s largest concentration of elephant, but also huge herds of buffalo that congregate along its fertile floodplain during the dry season.

  • Where: Northern Botswana
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, lion, puku, wild dog
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris, River safaris

Savuti Linyanti

This rich complex of grasslands, papyrus marshlands, lagoons and forests are often described as one of Africa’s best game-viewing areas. With a dense concentration of wildlife, the perennial waters attract great herds of plains wildlife and predators, but wild dog are undoubtedly the area’s speciality.

  • Where: Northern Botswana
  • Ideal for viewing: lion, wild dog, African elephant, red lechwe, spotted hyena
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Combining perfectly with a safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe or Namibia as well as Zambia, the Zambian side was once considered to be the ‘poor cousin’, by comparison with the views of the river and the falls from Zimbabwe. The two countries are linked by a spectacular iron bridge above the raging waters.

  • Where: Southern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, hippo, trumpeter hornbill, common waterbuck
  • Excellent for: River safaris
Featured accommodation:

Waterberry Lodge

Standing on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi, just 30 minutes from Livingstone, this secluded lodge has wonderful views to Zimbabwe on the opposite bank. Each thatched cottage has a private deck overlooking the river – a perfect spot for that African safari sundowner! This is one of our best value options.