General

Botswana Explorer | 10 day Camping Safari

Discover the wonders of Botswana, on the 10 day Botswana Explorer overland camping safari.

Spend eight nights in comfortable domed tents with private bathrooms featuring an al fresco bucket shower and flush WC. Your remaining night with the &Beyond Botswana Explorer Expedition is at The Elephant Camp, within sight of the cloud of spray that emanates from the mighty Victoria Falls, although we highly recommend extending your stay to enjoy more of the wonders of this beautiful landmark.

Camp teams travel ahead to ensure that the mobile camp is fully set up and a warm welcome awaits as you arrive at each destination. A maximum of six guests per safari ensures that you are guaranteed a window seat with prime views.

This safari begins at Maun International Airport in Botswana and ends at Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe.

What we love about this itinerary – :

  • Private exclusive campsites in Botswana
  • Victoria Falls
  • Variety of habitats
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Mekoro and boat cruise in the Okavango Delta

Make the most of your adventure:

Extend with one more night at The Elephant Camp. The lodge offers breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls spray, and the spectacular gorges which seperate Zimbabwe and Zambia

Let the Adventure Begin

Day 01 & 02: Okavango Delta

A member of the &Beyond team will welcome you at Maun International Airport and help you onto a light aircraft flight to Nxabega Airstrip, where a safari vehicle will be waiting to take you to the campsite. Tucked under massive trees, this campsite is situated in an area with a number of permanent river channels.

Explore the crystal-clear lagoons, islands and waterways by mekoro (dug-out canoe), and enjoy game-viewing walks on the islands. Spend two nights at our campsite in a private concession area with a complement of camp staff to cater for your needs.

Awaken each morning to a chorus of birds or the chattering of monkeys and linger in the comfort of your fully sized bed as you listen to the sounds of your hot bucket shower bring filled with steaming hot water.

Day 03 & 04: Moremi Wildife Reserve

A short flight in a light aircraft takes you to Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve. Covering approximately a third of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi combines permanent waterways with drier areas, creating a reserve filled with unexpected contrasts and diverse wildlife. Its riverine forests, tall mopane woodlands and spreading floodplains fringed with majestic palms make it one of Africa’s most scenic wildlife areas.

The combination of habitats makes Moremi the ideal place for your expedition to combine typical savanna game viewing with leisurely cruises along lagoons and channels, and rich bird watching. Spend two nights camping in the Reserve, with extensive and interpretive game-drives taking up your days.

Day 05 & 06: Chobe National Park – Savute

A long game drive (5 – 6 hours) takes you to Savute in the Chobe National Park, where you will spend two nights camping next to the dry Savute Channel in an area renowned for sightings of lion and other predator.

The landscape around Savute is starkly beautiful, with an arid, almost desert-like feel. Mopane forest gives way to acacia savanna with rocky outcrops. Large areas of marshland that extended from the Linyanti River have dried up along with the Savute River, but several artificial watering holes attract a high concentration of wildlife.

Day 07 & 08: Chobe National Park – Serondela

Travel to northern Chobe (4 – 5 hours overland game drive), where you will camp for two nights in the Serondela area. This is the heart of elephant country and you may spend many hours watching the huge herds in and around the Chobe River on game drives or private boat cruises. Northern Chobe is renowned for its large variety of bird and animal life, beautiful scenery and magnificent sunsets.

Day 09: Victoria Falls

It is a short drive to Victoria Falls, where you can relax in a luxury tented suite at The Elephant Camp after a tour of the Falls. Toast the African sunset on a cruise along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, watching the spectacular scenery slide by. Delight in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a close encounter with the elephants at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.

Insider’s tips – The Elephant Camp

  • Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment on the viewing deck of your suite, followed by a daring outdoor shower while taking in the distant views.
  • Ask your hosts to arrange sundowner drinks (with their famous gin and tonic, of course) at the head of the gorge, whilst listening to the rushing waters of the Zambezi River far below

Day 10: Departure

After a scrumptious breakfast at The Elephant Camp, you will be taken by road to Victoria Falls International Airport.