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8 Days Botswana Safari

8 Days Botswana Safari – Overview

8 days Botswana Safari to Okavango Delta, Chobe national park, Linyanti Reserve is a comprehensive wildlife safari in Botswana to see the amazing game in Botswana`s top safari parks including the Big 5.

The 8 Days Botswana Safari is one of the good medium wildlife Safaris in Botswana taking you to the famous Okavango Delta, Savute Reserve, Linyanti Reserve and the Chobe River front.

The safari can commence from either Maun or Kasane but would end in Kasane with the departure flight.

The extensive wild game viewing is availed in Okavango Delta, Savuti Reserve, Linyanti Reserve, and the Chobe Area while the recreational canoe dugout at Okavango Delta, river safari along Chobe River, and a boat ride on Kings Pool combine to generate remarkable memories.

8 Days Botswana Safari – Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer by flight from Kasane to the famous Okavango Delta & do an afternoon motorboat activity
  • Day 2: Undertake a game drive in the Okavango Delta
  • Days 3 & 4: Transfer to Savuti Marsh in the south of Chobe National Park & explore it
  • Day 5: Explore the Linyanti Reserve
  • Day 6 & 7: Transfer to upper Chobe National Park, do a boat cruise on Chobe River, and game drive in the Chobe region
  • Day 8: Transfer to Kasane for the flight departure back home

8 Days Botswana Safari

8 Days Botswana Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer by Flight From Kasane To The Famous Okavango Delta & Do An Afternoon Motorboat Activity

Transfer by flight from either Kasane town or Maun to Okavango Delta to mark the beginning of your adventure into the wilderness of Botswana.

The 15,000km2 Okavango Delta is a vast swamp area with clear waters which after flooding does not empty in a Sea or an Ocean but loses water through transpiration, evaporation, and percolation with very little flowing to Lake Ngami connecting to River Boteti which feeds into Lake Xau and finally to the Makgadikgadi Pan depression.

Upon arrival in the Okavango Delta, you embark on an afternoon motor canoe activity to explore the clear waters of the Delta.

The Delta supports luxuriant flora including the floating water lilies, the wild date palm, and Papyrus, aquatic animals like Crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting other wild game like Sitatunga, Lechwe among other species.

The views of the Chief Island also make the canoe ride on the Delta rewarding

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury Eagle Island Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Camp Okavango
Budget / Basic:   Xugana Island Lodge

Day 2: Undertake A Game Drive in The Okavango Delta

This day is dedicated to an extensive exploration of the Okavango Delta and wildlife.

The game drive in the morning and in the afternoon will be conducted allowing you to explore a myriad of wild game including the Tssessebe, the Chobe bushbuck, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, Sable Antelope, Hyena, Blue Wildebeest, lechwe, Sitatunga, African Bush Elephant, Cheetah, Greater Kudu, Black Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Warthog, Monkeys, the Spotted genets among other species along with sights of birds including Sacred Ibis, Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Fish Eagle, Crested Crane, Hammerkop, Lilac-breasted Roller and Ostrich.

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury Eagle Island Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Camp Okavango
Budget / Basic:   Xugana Island Lodge

Day 3 & 4: Transfer to Savuti Marsh in The South of Chobe National Park & Explore It

After breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Savute region to the south of Chobe National Park 171km for extensive wild game viewing, sightseeing, and birding.

The Savuti Region stretches to 5,000 km2 sheltering a range of wildlife and bird species in its diverse environment.

The famous Savuti Channel is also another ideal attraction that is worth encountering on this visit. The channel flows periodically and dries for a considerable period for example, it stopped in 1982 before it resumed flowing in 2008 and the water reached the Savuti Marsh in 2010.

When it is dry, the valley feature lush green grass that attracts counts of wild game to feed on it and the predators that follow them including impala, giraffe, kudu, elephant, zebra, tsessebe, sable, roan, wildebeest, waterbuck, buffalo, elephant, eland, warthog, lion, hyena, bat-eared fox, jackal, cheetah, White rhino and wild dog among others.

The exploration to the Savuti Area also offers impressive bird sights including Carmine Bee-eaters, Pratincole, Migrant bird species like Pratincole, fish eagles, Carmine Bee-eaters, large secretary birds, Little quelea finches, Abdim’s Storks and kori bustards.

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury: Savuti Camp
Midrange / Standard: Savuti Safari Lodge
Budget / Basic:  Camp Savuti

Day 5: Explore The Linyanti Reserve

After breakfast embarks on the exploration of the Linyanti Reserve which is to the western direction of Savute Marsh in Botswana’s third largest park – Chobe National Park.

The Linyanti Reserve stretches to 275,000 acres featuring the famous Savute Channel that flows through it. The main Linyanti swamp is a habitat to 300 bird species.

Upon arrival, you undertake a game drive in the rolling wilderness of Linyanti gaining possible sights of species like Elephants, lions, bat-eared foxes, black-backed jackals, tsessebe, kudu, giraffe, impala, zebra, cheetah, hyenas, Buffalo, wild dog among other species. In the afternoon, you take on a boat ride on Duma Tau and the King’s Pool with the views of the Hippos and Crocodiles. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury:  King’s Pool
Midrange / Standard:  Dumatau
Budget / Basic:  Camp Linyanti

Day 6 & 7: Transfer To Upper Chobe National Park, Do a Boat Cruise On Chobe River, And Game Drive in the Chobe Region

Transfer by flight from Savute Airstrip to Kasane International Airport to explore the Chobe Riverfront area.

At the Airport, you are received by the driver guide who will transfer you to the Chobe National Park – the home to 15 various animal species and 440 bird species that thrive in the diverse mopane woodland, flood plain, mixed combretum, grasslands, sand veld along with riverine woodland.

Upon arrival, you undertake a boat ride on the famous Chobe River for amazing scenery, recreation and the views of the aquatic life like crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting the myriad of wild game that come to the river to drink water.

The Islands of Puku and Lekwe contain sweet grass which makes the elephants to cross the river to graze on it. The views of elephant herds crossing are very magical.

The second is dedicated for extensive wild game viewing in the Chobe Area exploring the range of wild game in detail.

A count of 50,000 elephants possibly the largest population on the African continent is estimated to be thriving in Chobe National Park and their numerous herds may not be missed on the game drive.

This comes along with possible sights of buffalo, lechwe, zebras, puku antelope, bushbuck, lions, leopard, Hyena, giraffe, kudu, impala, sable and roan antelope, warthog, baboons, monkeys, jackal along with waterbucks. The bird sights include; Sacred ibis, African fish eagles, Egyptian Geese, pel’s Fishing Owl, Spur-winged Geese, carmine Bee-eaters, Martial Eagle, Fish Eagle, finfoot  among others

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Game Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Chobe Under Canvas
Budget / Basic: Elephant Valley Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Kasane For Flight Departure Back Home

After breakfast, connect to Kasane International Airport for the flight departure back home

End of The 8 Days Botswana Safari.