Botswana is a notoriously expensive safari destination (the government has adopted a “high cost / low impact” strategy to better preserve the country’s pristine wilderness), but over the last two years more “affordable” bush camps have popped up in some of Botswana’s prime wilderness areas, making this world-class safari destination more accessible to more nature-loving travelers!
Enjoy spectacular scenery and abundant birdlife in the Moremi Game Reserve; watch elephants splashing in muddy waterholes and lions hunting in Savuti; and enjoy an exhilarating walking safari in the Okavango Delta – or simply soak up all the beauty while on a peaceful mekoro ride (traditional dug-out canoe) on the Okavango Delta’s palm-lined channels.
From Big 5 game viewing, to unspoilt wilderness and peace and quiet, we’ve scouted out the most affordable bush camps in northern Botswana’s best locations, in order to bring you an unforgettable safari experience that won’t break the bank.
This is simply an example itinerary that can be tweaked and changed to suit your needs. This is also why we don’t put prices on our itineraries – we specialize in tailor-making our trips for each individual client. If you like the sound of this itinerary, then send us a direct email enquiry, or fill out the detailed enquiry form below.
There are also 4, 5 and 8-night options between similar “budget” camps in the area. Please let us know how long you’d like your trip to be!
This is an excellent itinerary for any first-time visitors to Botswana, or anyone on a budget. It’s great for couples, friends, or for families. We can easily extend your vacation to include Chobe National Park, or even Victoria Falls where there are many affordable options available! Please note, due to safety reasons, no children under 12 are permitted on this trip. For more “budget options” check out our classic mobile safaris.
Moremi Game Reserve’s diverse wildlife.
Abundant birdlife and crystal-clear swamps.
Getting close to Savuti’s lions and hyenas.
Seeing elephants playing in muddy waterholes at your camp.
Seeing zebras and giraffe on foot in the Okavango.
Evenings under starlight, and chats around the camp fire.
IN A NUTSHELL
DAY 1-2 – Moremi Game Reserve
DAY 3-4 – Savuti, Chobe National Park
DAY 5-6 – Selinda, Northern Okavango Delta
DAY 7 – Maun Airport, Depart
7 Days (including final travel day)
DAY 1-2: Moremi Game Reserve
Board your scheduled flight from Maun to the Moremi Game Reserve, before a short game drive to the Xakanaka boat station, and a 1.5-hour boat trip through the Okavango Delta waterways to your peaceful bush camp on a remote island. Enjoy boat cruises through myriad islands, sunset drinks over the Xakanaxa Lagoon, abundant birdlife, hippos a plenty, and traditional hot bucket-showers in the evenings!
Enjoy evenings around the camp fire and a delicious three-course dinner as you listen to the sounds of the wild all around you!
DAY 3-4: Savuti, Chobe National Park
(this can be swapped with a location in Linyanti)
Depart the Moremi Game Reserve after breakfast and catch your light-aircraft flight to Savuti. Enjoy a 30-minute game drive through the wildlife-rich Savuti landscape before arriving at your camp located on the banks of the Savuti Channel. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, sunset drinks, evenings around the camp fire, and fantastic Big 5 wildlife sightings. Savuti is a hotspot for lions, hyenas and leopards, so keep your eyes peeled!
DAY 5-6: Selinda, Okavango Delta
Your early morning game drive will end at the airstrip for your flight to the Selinda area of the north-east Okavango Delta. Settle into your luxurious, traditional tented safari camp that overlooks exquisite floodplains with abundant wildlife. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and sunset drinks in the lush Okavango bush – a totally different environment to Savuti.
On your sixth day, have a light breakfast before embarking on an unforgettable walking trail, led by an experienced and passionate trails guide. After a few hours out in the bush examining animal tracks and signs, encountering wildlife, and enjoying photographic opportunities, have a swim in the fresh, crystal-clear Okavango water! Listen to the sounds of lions and hyenas around the camp fire at night, and enjoy the peace and quiet of this extraordinary area.
DAY 7: Maun / Kasane Airport, Depart
Your morning game drive will end at the airstrip, where you’ll catch your flight to either Maun or Kasane, depending on your onward flight arrangements.
1 April 2018 – 30 June & November 2018
US$4292.00 per person sharing
1 July 2018 – 31 October 2018
US$4792.00 per person sharing
US$460 single supplement from July to October 2018.
No single supplement for the rest of the year.
* includes all internal flights mentioned in itinerary (not inclusive of flights arriving in, and leaving Maun or Kasane), all game drives, activities, meals, local drinks, park fees and taxes.
* excludes imported alcoholic drinks, all soft & alcoholic drinks in the Moremi Game Reserve camp, all items of a personal nature, Moremi Park fees if self-driving (payable in cash at the gate), any item not described above.
*prices are subject to change at any time before deposits are paid.
If you’re interested in this itinerary, then please help us tailor-make it for you by checking the specific details below. This will help us create your perfect adventure. If you’d like to fill out a generic Safari Builder enquiry form, then please click here, and we’ll plan your safari from scratch!