5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

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Overview of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

The 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park is one of short trips that one can undertake in Botswana but centred to the two of the famous Bostwana Safari destinations. The safari commences in Maun and ends in Kasane featuring motor canoes and wild game viewing in Okavango Delta – the 15,000km2 geographical spread which receives 1.1 × 10¹³ litres of water from Okavango Delta but only to lose the 60% of it to transpiration, 36% to evaporation, 2% via percolation with the remaining little flowing to Lake Ngami and its diverse environment supporting myriad of fauna, flora and birdlife. The safari proceeds to Chobe National Park for a magical boat cruise on River Chobe with the possible sights of elephants and buffaloes drawing close to the river to drink and crossing to the Islands of lekwe and puku to consume the sweet grass. Besides boat cruise, the Chobe National Park offers extensive wild game viewing in its diverse habitats.

Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

Day 1 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Transfer from Maun town to Okavango Delta and explore the delta

Day 2 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Game drive in the Okavango Delta

Day 3 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Fly from Maun to Kasane Airport, transfer to Chobe National Park and do boat cruise on River Chobe

Day 4 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Whole day wild game viewing in Chobe National Park

Day 5 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Departure through Kasane Airport

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Day 1 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Transfer from Maun town to Okavango Delta and explore the delta

 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

Following breakfast at your place of stay in Maun, you embark on the drive from Maun to Okavango Delta 65km about 1 hour drive. You are welcomed by the 15,000km2 Okavango Delta one of the magical wonders of the world with clear waters that do not end up in an Ocean or Sea but lost through Evaporation, transpiration and percolation with very little flowing to Lake Ngami. The delta features impressive vegetation including the wild date palm, the floating water lilies on lagoons and extensive papyrus along with being a habitat to 400 species of birds. The thrilling motor boat or a local mokoro canoe cruise exploring the delta environment is quite rewarding. The expert indigenous guide presents an authentic interpretation of the area, the lush floral species, bird species, the fauna including the water dwelling Hippos and Crocodiles not forgetting the grazers that draw to drink on the delta waters. Retire for overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury Eagle Island Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Camp Okavango

Budget / Basic:   Xugana Island Lodge

 

Day 2 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Game drive in the Okavango Delta

After breakfast at your lodge, you embark on the game drive to explore the extensive wildlife of Okavango Delta. This encounter is best done in the dry season when the wild game draw from the hinterland to  feed on the lush green and drink water available in the Okavango Delta.  The whole game viewing experience allows one to gain possibilities of exploring a range of game including; Black and white Rhinos, the Buffaloes, Chobe bushbuck, lechwe, African Bush Elephant, Sitatunga, Tsessebe, Blue Wildebeest, Lion, Giraffe, Cheetah, Hyena, Leopard, Sable Antelope, Greater Kudu, Plains Zebra, Chacma Baboon, Warthog, mongoose, spotted genets, bush babies, monkeys, wild dog among other species. The sights of birds also add on the experience and these include among others African Fish Eagle, Crested Crane, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Lilac-breasted Roller, Ostrich, Sacred Ibis and Hammerkop.  Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury Eagle Island Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Camp Okavango

Budget / Basic:   Xugana Island Lodge

 

Day 3 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Fly from Maun to Kasane Airport, transfer to Chobe National Park and do boat cruise on River Chobe

 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

Following breakfast at the lodge, connect to Maun Airstrip to embark on the flight transfer to Kasane Airport from which you will be received by the driver guide and transfer by road to Chobe National Park.  Upon arrival in Chobe, you embark on the thrilling boat cruise on the famous Chobe River that shelters a range of aquatics including Crocodiles, Hippopotamus along with water birds like Fish Eagles, the African darters, waders and King fisher and lush flora. The wild game especially herds of elephants can be viewed crossing the Chobe River to the Islands of Lekwe and Puku to graze on the sweet grass. The herds of Buffaloes also tend to draw close to the river to drink. You can undertake an evening game drive or opt to relax at the lodge until dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Game Lodge

Midrange / Luxury: Chobe Under Canvas

Budget / Basic: Elephant Valley Lodge

Day 4 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Whole day wild game viewing in Chobe National Park

Stretching to over 21,000km2 of land, the Chobe National Park features four varying ecosystems namely the River Chobe Area to the north east, the    Linyanti Swamp to the North West, Savuti Marsh to the west along with a dry hinterland in the middle.  These varied habitats support counts of wildlife including Zebras, the Leopard, Lions, Giraffe, Roan antelope, Kudu, Impala, Sable, Baboons, warthog, elephants  among others; myriad of bird species including the Martial Eagle, the halfcollared Kingfisher, the Carmine Bee-eaters, the Sacred Ibis, the Spur-winged geese  among others. The whole day drive presents a diversified encounter that would make your trip to Chobe National Park memorable.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Game Lodge

Midrange / Luxury: Chobe Under Canvas

Budget / Basic: Elephant Valley Lodge

Day 5 of the 5 Days Botswana Wildlife Safari to Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park: Departure through Kasane Airport

After breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Kasane Airport for your flight back home.

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