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Botswana Conservation and Community

By Dagmar Marrocco
Programme Manager for Alfred&

Skip the crowds on this responsible safari that will take you into some of the most remote corners of Botswana and Namibia. Venture from the glittering, salt-encrusted flats of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to a secluded spot on the Chobe where you’ll have the wildlife all to yourself, then end with a splash at the mighty Victoria Falls.

Places

Length
9 days
Best months to go
May to October
Guide price range
£5,050 - £6,210pp
including international flights

Top Experiences
Itinerary Highlights

Victoria Falls

Face to face with 'The Smoke That Thunders'

When you experience Victoria Falls for yourself, you can really appreciate its power in a way you don't from watching a film...

Okavango Delta

Flying over Botswana’s forever-changing landscapes

Seeing the Okavango Delta from above is an especially humbling experience – it’s so huge and unexplored...

Chobe National Park

Embark on a remote river safari at Chobe Savanna Lodge

On early morning sunrise trips you can hear whistling ducks and other birds tweeting as you see the sun come up above the floodplains...

Day by day
Itinerary in detail

1

Arrival in Makgadikgadi Pans

Fly from Maun today to reach your home for the next two nights – Leroo La Tau, an eco-friendly camp set above the Boteti River in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. This sprawling national park is home to some of the largest salt pans in the world – vast, salt-encrusted plains which you’ll get the chance to admire from above. Touch down at the lodge and settle in or get straight into the adventures with an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Leroo La Tau.

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2

Makgadikgadi Pans

Head into the national park this morning on an early game drive as you keep your eyes peeled for lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, kudus and more. If you’re here between May and November, you’ll be surrounded by zebras and wildebeest too – the park is home to Africa’s second-biggest zebra migration, when thousands come to seek fresh grass. If the river is high enough, head out on a motorboat trip on the river to see these landscapes from another angle. Overnight at Leroo La Tau.

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3

Makgadikgadi Pans & Moremi Game Reserve

Visit the village of Khumaga on your way to the airstrip this morning. Stop by the local primary school, which is supported by Leroo La Tau under Desert & Delta’s CARES initiative. Afterwards, fly to the Moremi Game Reserve, set in one of the world’s most treasured wildlife destinations – the Okavango Delta. Settle in at one of the oldest lodges in the reserve, home to traditional tented suites built with eco-friendly materials. Overnight at Camp Xakanaxa.

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4

Moremi Game Reserve

Venture out on a game drive this morning with chances to spot several rare species, including the endangered wild dog, the swamp-dwelling sitatunga antelope and the red-coated lechwe. Lions, cheetahs, leopards, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, impalas and more all call the area home too, so keep your eyes peeled for some exceptional game viewing. In the afternoon, opt for a second game drive or take to the water on a motorboat cruise to see the region’s mishmash of waterways, floodplains and Mopane forests from another perspective. Overnight at Camp Xakanaxa.

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5

Moremi Game Reserve & Chobe National Park

Bid farewell to the Moremi Game Reserve today as you fly to the town of Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. From here you’ll board a boat to reach the remote Chobe Savanna Lodge, located on the Namibian side of the river in the Eastern Zambezi region. If time allows in the afternoon, choose to head out on a motorboat safari along the Chobe or opt for a sunset trip on a skimmer boat to see the sky blaze red above the grasslands. Overnight at Chobe Savanna Lodge.

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6

Chobe National Park

Choose from a range of safari activities on the river today – sunrise skimmer trips, motorboat cruises and catch and release fishing excursions are all available from the lodge. Alternatively, opt for a morning excursion to the nearby fishing village of Kasinu, where most of the staff from the lodge live. Visit the school and stop by the market to pick up handcrafted souvenirs as you get a glimpse into local life here. Overnight at Chobe Savanna Lodge.

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7

Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls

Board the boat back to Kasane today, where you’ll be driven across the border into Zimbabwe to reach the final star of the show – the Victoria Falls. Often cited as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, this is the largest sheet of falling water on the planet, stretching over 1,700m. You’ll be taken on a walking tour to see its five main viewpoints, passing through rainforest as you watch 700,000 cubic metres of water plummet down at Main Falls. Overnight at Ilala Lodge.

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8

Victoria Falls

Spend another day amid the thunder of the falls and opt for an extra excursion if you’re feeling adventurous. You might decide to raft your way down the rapids, zipline above the falls or soar over the Zambezi on the Gorge Swing. Alternatively, relax at the lodge with views of the falls in the distance and keep an eye out for warthogs, hippos and elephants grazing below. Overnight at Ilala Lodge.

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9

Victoria Falls & Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls Airport this morning for your flight home or onward travel.

Holiday Budget
Guide price information

Low Season

01 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Dec - 31 Dec

£5,050

Mid Season

01 Apr - 30 Jun, 01 Nov - 30 Nov

£5,860

High Season

01 Jul - 31 Oct

£6,210

Alfred & Dagmar Marrocco

Growing up in an adventurous South African family, Dagmar was always destined to travel. Beginning with camping trips all over her native country, she soon spread her wings to explore further afield. With over 60 destinations under her belt, including extensive first-hand experience throughout Africa, Dagmar is one of the most knowledgeable members of the Alfred& team. The vibrant culture, colours, sounds, and smells continue to draw her back to this incredible continent.      

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Karen, who's travelled extensively in Botswana. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in Chobe, the village chiefs who'll give you an insight into local life and the helicopter pilots who can land you on an island in the Delta never visited by humans before.

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