• 8 Days of Botswana Trails

Itinerary

Day 1 – 2

Upon arrival at Maun airport, your host from Tuskers Bush Camp will meet you and drive you the 1.5 hour journey to the lodge (depending on game viewing), where it is located in a vast 365 000 hectare private concession. On arrival at the camp you can settle in and enjoy the view with some refreshments before departing for an evening game drive via the private road network.

Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and a short night drive back to camp where a campfire will be waiting to welcome you.  Dinner will be served in the dining tent, followed by your first night in the Botswana wilderness.

An early wake up call will be met with coffee and rusks at the main area of camp before you depart on a morning game drive or optional bush walk through the pristine Tuskers concession. A guided walking safari through this exclusive region will bring you closer to the details of nature, while you might be lucky enough to encounter big game on foot.

After your morning activity, return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by an afternoon siesta. You can quickly lose track of time with a pair of binoculars as you look out for the ever-present wildlife and birdlife at the waterhole in front of camp.

Enjoy a total of two nights at Tuskers Bush Camp on a Full Board Basis.

Day 3 – 4

Early morning wakeup call followed by coffee and breakfast at Tuskers before you embark on the +-3.5 to 4.5 hour road transfer through the Moremi Game reserve to Xobega Island Camp. This is a complete game drive experience as the transfer takes you from Tuskers, via Moremi’s Khwai Gate, through the reserve along the Khwai riverfront which is known for its excellent game viewing.  Enjoy a picnic lunch stop en route. You will arrive at Xakanaxa Boat station where your guide from Xobega Island Camp will pick you up in a motorboat.

Climb aboard and enjoy the 1.5 hour boat cruise through the winding Delta waterways to Xobega Island, a small unfenced island in the heart of Botswana’s water wonderland.

Spend your days exploring the water ways of the Okovango Delta.  Game & birdlife abound all around you as you glide through the channels between a myriad of islands.  Remember your camera and sun block! Back at the camp you are treated to hearty meals and have sufficient time to take in the rich birdlife that call Xobega island home.

The camp itself is rustic but caters to all your basic needs whilst keeping its impact on the pristine surroundings to a minimum.

Evenings are marked by a return to camp, after your sunset cruise, to enjoy the campfire and a 3-course dinner before tuning in for the night.

Enjoy a total of 2 nights at Xobega Island Camp on a Full Board basis

Day 5 – 7

Wake up early to coffee and breakfast in the dining tent on Xobega Island before departing the Delta and heading for the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park. Back out on the water for a 1.5 hour boat cruise transfer from Xobega to Xakanaxa Boat station, where you will switch to a game viewer and be transferred to Xakanaxa airstrip to connect with your light air transfer to Savuti.

Upon arrival at Savuti airstrip in Chobe National Park, your Camp Savuti guide will be waiting to meet you. You will then enjoy a 30-minute transfer through the park to Camp Savuti, located on the banks of the Savuti Channel. Receive a warm welcome and a briefing from your  host before having lunch and settling in to your  tented room.   You will spend three nights at Savuti Camp as your base from which you will explore the famous Savuti area.

In the company of your guide you will partake in twice daily game drives or change the pace and indulge in a lengthy cruise along the Savuti Marsh.  Sundowners & evenings around the camp fire are the perfect ending to busy days game viewing.

Enjoy a total of three nights at Camp Savuti on a Fully Inclusive basis.

Day 8

After savouring your last safari breakfast, departing by light aircraft transfer back to Maun Airport. As you take in the diverse landscape beneath you during the flight, why not start planning your next African safari!

  • What is Included

    • All game activities
    • Park Fees
    • Road transfer from Maun to Tuskers Bush camp (1.5 hours)
    • 2 Nights at Tuskers Bush Camp on a Full Board Basis
    • Road transfer from Tuskers Bush camp to Xobega Island camp (5 hours through the Moremi Game reserve along the Khwai riverfront with coffee stops and a picnic lunch)
    • 2 Nights at Xobega Island on a Full Board Basis
    • Light air transfer from Xobega Island camp to camp Savuti
    • 3 Nights at Camp Savuti on a Fully Inclusive Basis
    • Light air transfer from camp Savuti to Maun
  • What is excluded

    • All meals, beverages, activities and flights not listed under Includes section.
    • All items of a personal nature such as curio shop purchases, telephone calls and gratuities.
    • Single traveller supplement will be quoted on request.
    • The rates are subject to change without warning if there is an increase to park fees, bed levies, fuel prices or sales by third party suppliers or any other circumstances which is beyond our control.
    • Note that all activities are subject to weather conditions.
    • Standard booking terms & conditions remain applicable at all times.
  • What we love

    • Discovering Botswana’s trails & waterways
    • Spectacular game viewing
    • Small, rustic tented camps
    • Wonderful service & food