This popular Botswana itinerary covers
three contrasting ecosystems: delta,
riverine and arid. The journey starts in the
Xugana lagoon, widely recognised as one
of the most spectacular water sites in the
Okavango delta. Continue to the Moremi
Game Reserve, known for its varied
habitats, and finish in the dry Savute
region of Chobe National Park, known for
its large prides of lions.
by light aircraft to Xugana Island Lodge, a pure
water paradise, for a 2-night stay. Xugana is the
smallest lodge in the portfolio, with a maximum
of 16 guests only. An expansive deck and alfresco
dining area overlook this vast, pristine body of
water. Explore the crystal-clear waterways by
mokoro or motorboat and enjoy the magnificent
variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in
the area. Fishing for bream and tiger fish is also
offered as an activity at the lodge. (L, D)
Safari activities. (L, D)
Fly by light aircraft to Camp Xakanaxa, on the
banks of the Khwai river, for 2 nights. This camp
offers year-round land and water safaris by
4x4 safari vehicle or powerboat. With a varied
habitat of ancient riverine forests, open savanna,
serpentine channels and seasonal floodplains, the
wildlife viewing is equally diverse. There are prolific
sightings of elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, giraffes,
hippos, wildebeest, kudus, lechwes, lions and
leopards. (L, D)
Safari activities. (B, L, D)
Fly by light aircraft to Savute and stay 2 nights at
Savute Safari Lodge, situated in the prime wildlife
viewing area of Savute marsh. Activities include
wildlife drives in 4x4 vehicles and a visit to the San
rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. (B, L, D)
Light aircraft flight to Maun and fly home. (B, L)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Recommended extensions include Victoria
Falls, Hwange National Park or the beaches of
Mozambique or Mauritius. Alternatively, fly out
early and visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve or
the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
These remote camps are
closed in February and March. Please speak to a
Cox & Kings tour consultant for recommended
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards,
to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, Please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Savute Safari Lodge peers out from ancient camelthorn trees on the shore of the channel. The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in the exquisite thatch and timber main building, where an upstairs viewing deck allows Savute's enchanting sunsets to mesmerise guests. A large fireplace downstairs is equally inviting on winter nights, while the delicious aroma of dinner and the prospect of candlelit dining beckons guests to the elegant dining-room. The lodge also boasts a swimming pool and shaded viewing deck. Twelve tastefully furnished twin-bedded luxury wood and thatch safari suites accommodating a maximum of 24 guests. The unique design of the suites with their spacious interior and large, glass sliding doors sets the lodge apart from typical safari accommodation. Private viewing decks and en-suite facilities combine luxury and comfort with a classic wilderness...
Set in the heart of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon, this rustic wilderness lodge has 12 spacious elevated platform tents with en suite facilities. All guest tents have a view over the Okavango waterways. The open fronted dining room is also raised on a wooden platform, placed at the edge of the lagoon. There is an atmosphere of rustic comfort and this is further reinforced by the myriad of lamps and candles, which illuminate the camp at night: the absence of electricity adding greatly to the charm of this authentic African safari camp.
Xakanaxa Camp is one of the few Okavango lodges that offers comprehensive year-round boating trips. Safari drives are conducted in specially adapted open safari...
Xugana Island Lodge is part of the Xugana private concession. This area is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. The Lodge is ideally placed on a wooden island overlooking the lagoon. An open boma and al fresco dining area faces out over an expanse of pristine water. The swimming pool is located amongst mature gardens in the centre of the island. Just 16 guests can be accommodated in large raised reed and thatch chalets situated on the shaded fringe of the island, each with a lagoon view. Activities include mokoro trips, guided walking, fishing and motorised boat excursions...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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GBS2018: 6 Nights
The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest inland water systems. Millions of years...