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Experience northern Botswana’s stunning wilderness from the air as you fly from camp to camp, enjoying fantastic aerial views of the maze of waterways and wildlife from above.

Visiting the Okavango Delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve and the exceptionally wildlife-rich Savuti Linyanti, this fly-in trip offers one of the most exciting ways to see Botswana. Distances are relatively short, so there is rarely time to reach any great altitude.

We can arrange this itinerary to suit a variety of budgets, depending on what level of accommodation you require – from the luxury and exclusive to the modest but comfortable. Whatever you choose, you can be assured of the best wildlife experience as you take to the skies over Botswana.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

  2. Days 2-3 : Arrive Maun & fly by light aircraft to Savuti Linyanti

    On arrival at Maun International Airport, connect to a flight by light aircraft to Saile airstrip in the Linyanti-Savuti ecosystem in northern Botswana. Transfer to Linyanti Bush Camp, an intimate 12-bedded tented camp at the edge of the Linyanti marshes, in a private reserve. 

    A full day of activities and excursions is included, for you to explore Savuti. Animals are present here during all seasons, and at certain times of the year their numbers can be staggering.

    Accommodation: Linyanti Bush Camp, 2-nights 

  3. Days 4-6 : Moremi Game Reserve

    Transfer back to Saile airstrip for a flight to Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve. On arrival transfer the short distance to your camp.

    Enjoy two full day of activities and excursions in Moremi Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt reserves in Africa. 

    Accommodation: Machaba Camp, 3-nights

  4. Days 7-9 : Okavango Delta

    Transfer back to the airstrip for a short flight onward to Shinde airstrip in the Okavango Delta. In the afternoon head out on a boat or walking safari, or game drive.

    You have two full days of included activities and excursions to explore the area. Each camp and reserve in the Okavango Delta is unique, with its own specialities in terms of habitat and wildlife, and – depending on the location – the activities it offers reflect this; some offer more water-based based activities while others are based on land. A definite highlight of any stay in the Delta is to take a mokoro (traditional dugout) along the waterways.

    Accommodation: Pom Pom Camp, 3-nights

  5. Day 10: Fly to Maun and depart

  6. Day 11: Arrive UK

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 days from £5,795 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 9 days from £4,595 pp
  • Single supplement: From £1,995
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Nature drive
    • Walking
Featured locations:

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

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

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
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Machaba Camp

On the eastern side of the Okavango Delta in the wildlife rich Khwai area, Machaba Camp offers classic accommodation in ten luxury tents. Camp activities include game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve, as well as excursions by mokoro in the maze of waterways forming part of the Delta.

Pom Pom Camp

This camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private wilderness concession at the heart of the Okavango Delta, on the western boundary of Moremi Game Reserve. Accommodation is in nine luxury safari-style tents with views of Pom Pom lagoon, and the camp offers a true Okavango wilderness experience.