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A Grand Safari Migration – Follow in the Footsteps of Botswana’s Giants

11 days from £6,180 per person

This epic safari will transport you from the mighty Chobe River to the magical waterways of the Okavango and end at the large open moonscapes of the Kalahari Desert. Following in the footsteps of the great Livingstone himself, this safari manages to embrace Botswana’s hot spots in all their glory.    

Begin your safari in style at the lovely Ngoma Lodge which is discreetly situated in its own private reserve, adjoining the Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana is probably best known for its huge population of elephant although there is a wide diversity of bird life and mammals in the area. Spend 2 days here exploring this majestic game-rich reserve either on the river or in a specially adapted game viewing vehicle.

A short hop on a light aircraft whisks you to Khwai, adjacent to the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve – big and bold with its impressive populations of elephant, lion, wild dog, zebra, giraffe and impala. This world heritage site makes for excellent game viewing from specially adapted land-cruisers. Staying at the independently owned and superb Machaba Camp, your stay here offers exhilarating game viewing and a chance to explore this iconic area in style. 

Another light aircraft journey takes you deep into the Okavango Delta and the tranquil and lovely Shinde, which is dotted with palms, wallowing hippos and brightly coloured malachite kingfishers.   Located to the North of Moremi, Shinde’s deep water channels, palm islands and wide-open water plains make this an ideal spot to enjoy a true Okavango experience. Wildlife abounds here with hippos, crocodiles, great birdlife, baboons, lion and jackal to name but a few.  What makes this area so special is its sense of peaceful isolation and, of course, the gorgeous Shinde Camp where more 5-star glamping and superb bush cuisine awaits. 

Travel south-east of the Okavango by air to the great Kalahari plains where jaw dropping horizons and grasslands are home to majestic oryx, zebra in their hundreds and predators both great and small, including cheetah and the black-maned Kalahari Lions. Rooftop sleep-out platforms, bushman walks and game drives into the huge reserve are just some of the many ways to explore the area and to savour the last few days of your Grand Safari.  


Itinerary details

11 days from £6,180 per person

  • Day 1 - In Transit
    Fly from London (approximately 11 hours).
  • Day 2 - Ngoma Safari Lodge - Chobe and Savute
    Early morning flight Johannesburg to Kasane International Airport (scheduled 2-hour flight). Meet & Greet in Maun and short private road transfer to Ngoma Safari Lodge. Late afternoon Safari drive or boat cruise (time permitting).
  • Day 3 - Ngoma Safari Lodge - Chobe and Savute
    Morning and afternoon game drives and boat cruise.
  • Day 4 - Machaba Camp - Moremi
    Short private road transfer to Kasane International airport to connect with your light aircraft flight from Kasane to Khwai Airstrip where you will be met and transferred by road to Machaba Camp. Afternoon Game Drive, Mekoro excursion or boat cruise.
  • Day 5 - Machaba Camp - Moremi
    Morning and afternoon game drives or boat cruise.
  • Day 6 - Shinde Camp - The Okavango Delta
    Light aircraft transfer from Khwai airstrip Shinde airstrip. Afternoon game drive, boat cruise or mekoro excursion.
  • Day 7 - Shinde Camp - The Okavango Delta
    Morning and afternoon game drives, boat cruise, mekoro excursion or walking safari.
  • Day 8 - Kalahari Plains Camp - Central Kalahari
    Light aircraft transfer from Shinde to Kalahari Plains airstrip. Time permitting, afternoon game or walk.
  • Day 9 - Kalahari Plains Camp - Central Kalahari
    Morning and afternoon game drives or walking safari.
  • Day 10 - In Transit
    Time permitting, morning game drive then light aircraft transfer to Maun International airport for scheduled flight to Johannesburg and connecting overnight flight to London.
  • Day 11 - In Transit
    Arrive in London.
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