Botswana Classic Safari

This remote luxury safari features the Okavango Delta, starting in the south followed by the second Okavango location in its northern reaches and ending in the Linyanti area overlooking the famed Savuti Channel.

This ‘Classic’ Camp Safari starts in the incredible Chitabe concession with its diverse wildlife and incredible activities and only a short flight from your arrival in Maun. With open areas, floodplains and forest this area offers everything you could want from Lions, Leopards and African Wild Dog to large herds of Elephant and Buffalo.

Next you head to the Vumbura concession and the little gem that is Little Vumbura. A stunning location on an island in the waters of the Okavango gives all the diverse activities you could want including Mokoro, Walking, Motorboats and Day and Night Game Drives. This area is one of the best in the Okavango.

Finally, you head to the Linyanti concession at Savuti Camp with incredible views of the Savuti channel. This excellent area has some of the highest populations of Elephants in Africa but is also packed with Predators and general game making your activities, Day and night game drives and walking safaris, always exciting.

Price From:

US$9,400

Duration

9 nights/10 days

Departure

All Year Round

Why You'll Love It

    • Fantastic Private Concessions
    • Outstanding Wildlife
    • Superb accommodation in luxury lodges
    • Excellent Guiding
    • Superb Food

What's Included

    • Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages
    • All light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun
    • All light aircraft and road transfers between camps
    • Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT

Accommodation

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp is situated in a private concession area on an island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. Playing host to a breathtaking mosaic of wooded, wetland and grassland habitats, the area is famed for its incredible numbers and diversity of wildlife, in particular predators.

The camp’s eight spacious Meru-style tents are raised on wooden decks under large, shady trees. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities and indoor and outdoor showers. The thatched dining area, bar and lounge are built on raised decks to provide superb views across the floodplain, and a pool allows you to cool off in the heat of the day.

Little Vumbura Camp

Little Vumbura is situated on a beautiful island in a private concession in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large rivers, both water- and land-based activities are as central to the overall experience, with both offering spectacular and diverse wildlife sightings.

Little Vumbura is a beautiful six-roomed tented camp shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest. Each well-appointed tent has en-suite facilities and a deck with incredible vistas. A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains while a star deck is reached by a bridge from the dining area.

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. As part of a natural cycle, the waters of the Savute either flow strongly – a magnet for thirsty wildlife – or recede to leave behind a rich grassland. Regardless, both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of the Channel and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here.

This intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in seven large, raised tents. From the camp's thatched dining area, elevated wooden decks extend out over the channel bed, with a small pool, fire pit and wonderful views along and across the channel.

Itinerary

Days 1 to 4: Okavango Private Concession

Chitabe Camp

You will be met at Maun Airport and your charter flight to Chitabe will take around 20mins. This incredible private concession embodies all those Okavango photos you see with vast, seasonally flooded areas. This attracts huge numbers of wildlife from Hippos to Elephants and African Wild Dog to Cheetah, couple this with superb activities and excellent guiding, you will have a truly excellent experience.
The lodge itself has some truly superb luxury with service to go with it and views out across the floodplains which are the envy of most camps. An incredible all round area with superb wildlife year round this is a must for many travellers.

Days 4 to 7: Okavango Private Concession

Little Vumbura Camp

After a morning activity you will fly to Little Vumbura taking around 25 mins with stunning views of the Okavango and Chief's Island. Little Vumbura sits on an isolated island in the middle of the private Kwedi concession surrounded by permanent waters and seasonal floodplains. This is simply the best camp anywhere in Africa, just for its location alone but the accommodation, while not the very high-end, is still truly stunning.
Activities are varied here with water and land activities available right from camp but to get to the land activities you must first go by boat. Wildlife here is as good as anywhere with regular Predator sightings but the highlight is the number of Sable Antelope and your ability to get reasonably close to this usually very shy animal. One of our favourite places.

Days 7 to 10: Linyanti Private Concession

Savuti Camp

After a morning activity you will fly to Savuti Camp taking around 35 mins with stunning views of Chobe. This is one of our favourite camps in the Linyanti region in one of the best private concessions. Linyanti has a reputation for being very seasonal in sightings but in this concession you can ignore this usual idea as you can get superb sightings year round. Known in particular for its Elephant herds this area also has excellent Buffalo sightings and is probably the best place to see Lions in the Linyanti.
Activities here are on land and water and if the Savuti channel is flowing (which is certainly not guaranteed) then the unique canoeing trips can take place but also night and day game drives are available along with walking safaris. You also have the opportunity (subject to availability) to sleep out under the stars on one their sleepout platforms. Your final day will see you fly to Maun or Kasane for your onward journey.

Wildlife Highlights

  • Hippo

    Common in the Okavango and Linyanti areas this animal will be the soundtrack of your Safari.

  • Spotted Hyena

    This Predator and scavenger is common throughout Botswana and you will hear more than see it, although sightings are regular,

  • Giraffe

    A regular sighting even in areas of stunted or little trees, this is a common animal.

  • Elephant

    Botswana is Africa's Elephant capital and can be seen throughout most ecosystems in Botswana but especially Linyanti and Chobe.

  • Cheetah

    The Cheetah is very rare and not often seen but on the rare occasion it can be seen both in open and forested areas

  • Leopard

    The Leopard is seen in most settings but still very elusive and they are particularly abundant in the Okavango.

  • Lion

    Botswana is the Lion capital of Africa and can be seen throughout all of Botswana's wild places.

  • African Wild Dog

    The African Wild Dog is one of Africa's most endangered Predators and is present in most of Botswana's wild areas.

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Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

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