With strong community engagement and conservation initiatives, this responsible safari focuses on the importance of ‘travelling for good’. Desert & Delta’s new suggested itinerary will introduce you to the people and wildlife that benefit directly from your visit. It also offers an experience away from the crowds in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park – with the chance to see the incredible zebra migration (May to October) – as well a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Okavango Delta and the huge elephant herds along the Chobe River.
About this independent tour
6 nights Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe River Banks, Namibia
- Makgadikgadi Pans: 2 nights
- Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta: 2 nights
- Chobe River, Zambezi Region: 2 nights
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.
This safari is excellent value, particularly for Botswana, as it includes scheduled charter flights connecting camps, scheduled camp activities, all meals and refreshments (including local wines and spirits), return road and boat transfer between Kasane and Chobe Savanna Lodge in Namibia (you'll have your passport stamped during your transfer), all national park fees and government taxes.
Desert & Delta have a superb range of lodges and on this suggested itinerary, we recommend the Leroo La Tau Lodge on the edge of the Boteti River in Makgadikgadi Pans, Camp Xakanaxa (or Camp Moremi) and Chobe Savanna Lodge.
This journey is perfect for those seeking to understand the impact that a responsible safari can have on the people of Botswana. You’ll visit Khumaga primary school, which is supported by Desert & Delta, and travel to a local village to see the effects of employment support and other initiatives.
This safari contributes to the protection of these sensitive regions through park fee contributions, as well as initiatives including the Botswana Rhino Relocation & Reintroduction Programme.
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. Travel between May and October and you may be lucky enough to see the incredible zebra migration.
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 River Banks, Namibia
See 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. From Chobe Savanna Lodge, you can look out at Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats for stunning views and even more elephants.
Tailor your tour
Desert & Delta Safaris offer easy access to a range of lodges in the Chobe River Region, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, providing a variety of options for your stay in each of these remarkable places.
If you choose to stay longer at Leroo La Tau, there's also the option to add on the unique 'Salt Pans Sleep Out' experience, where you'll sleep under the starry night sky on a remote salt pan in the southern Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
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).