With an ethical and authentic approach, this wonderful safari offers an experience away from the crowds in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, as well as including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, which is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world. This suggested itinerary provides a fantastic variety of landscapes, ecosystems and animals.

6nights INDEPENDENT TOUR

About this independent tour

SUGGESTED ROUTE

6nights Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park
• Makgadikgadi Pans: 2 nights
• Okavango Delta: 2 nights
• Chobe National Park: 2 nights

FLY-IN SAFARI
With many of Botswana's roads long, windy and time consuming, the easiest way to get around is by light aircraft. While on game drives, you can expect to head out in mokoro, motorboats and 4x4 vehicles.

Recommended highlights

Accommodation
Desert & Delta have a superb range of lodges and on this suggested itinerary, we recommend the Leroo La Tau Lodge in the Makgadikgadi Pans, Camp Okavango and Chobe Game Lodge.

See the rhino
This journey is perfect for those seeking an in-depth and unique safari experience with the chance to get up close and personal with the Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction Project. Understand its importance and experience for yourself the heart-warming outcome of the Rhino Trust Safari.

A safari with a twist
Unlike the conventional safari in a sturdy 4x4, the waterways of Botswana make mokoro and motorboats a much more popular form of transport. In the grass-edged land of the hippo, the crocodile and the wrinkled elephant, the view is sensational. Here, you can also enjoy views from a raised hide, take a sunset cruise and enjoy guided nature walks.

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Set in the northeast of Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is a collection of desolate salt pans with sandy desert stretching between them, offering some truly unique landscapes. In the rainy season the pans hold water attracting a variety of birds and wildlife. During the dry season, the pans become a vast expanse of white crystals that glisten in the sun light. Shimmering and beautiful, it is ideally explored by quad bike.

Okavango Delta
Board a light aircraft and travel over the stunning scenery of the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango – a maze of deep lagoons, expansive lakes and winding hidden channels. Spend your days discovering the vast expanse of water by motorboat or the traditional and quiet mokoro. Fascinating guided bush walks are also available on some of the islands.

Chobe National Park
In this remarkable national park, you’ll observe the high number of elephants that reside by the Chobe River, which flows gently through the Caprivi flood plains – a haven for elephant, zebra, wildebeest, impala, and an abundance of bird life.

Tailor your tour

Desert & Delta Safaris offer easy access to a range of lodges in Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, providing a variety of options for your stay in each of these remarkable places.

Good to know

Desert & Delta Safaris’ light aircraft flights require that your luggage be carried in completely flexible soft bags that weigh a maximum of 20kg (please note that any hand luggage is included in this allowance).