In enchanting Botswana, embark on safari with expert guides who will bring you face-to-face with Africa’s most famous wildlife. By jeep, boat, and on foot, you’ll discover elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, hippos, and hundreds of species of birds. As you traverse the Okavango Delta, each camp you visit offers beautiful accommodations and unparalleled service.
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MAY 17: SAN DIEGO/EN ROUTE
Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Johannesburg, via Atlanta.
MAY 18: JOHANNESBURG
Upon arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport this afternoon, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.
MAY 19/20/21: MAUN/MAKGADIKGADI PANS & NXAI PAN NATIONAL PARKS/KHUMAGA VILLAGE
Fly to Maun, and then to Leroo La Tau, a stunning camp on the Boteti River at the edge of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On safari, you’ll see elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest along with predators such as hyenas and lions. Visit the nearby Khumaga Village for an enlightening cultural experience.
MAY 22/23: OKAVANGO DELTA
Fly to the exceptional Camp Okavango. Activities here center around mokoro (dugout canoe) rides, boat excursions, and walking safaris. Birding is excellent, with more than 600 species within the delta-- Pel’s fishing owl and wattled crane are prized sightings. Spot elephants, red lechwes, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, and buffalo, along with major predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas.
MAY 24/25: OKAVANGO DELTA/MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Fly to Camp Moremi in the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Activities here include game drives by open land cruiser, as well as boating up channels and across lagoons, all while viewing the goings-on of the delta residents. Return to camp for lunch and do it again in the afternoon as the nocturnal civet, genet, serval, and aardwolf begin to wake up.
MAY 26: MAUN/JOHANNESBURG/EN ROUTE
Enjoy a last wildlife run this morning and a hearty breakfast before flying back to Johannesburg via Maun where you connect with your flight back home.
MAY 27: SAN DIEGO
Today you land back home, bringing with you the memories of all the wonderful sights of southern Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa
May 13-18 – Pre-Tour Extension
Experience the vibrant culture of Cape Town and the beauty of the nearby wine country.
Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls
May 28-30 – Post-Tour Extension
Extend your safari in Chobe National Park and visit Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.