10 Day Classic Botswana

3 nights Central Kalahari Plains | 3 nights Okavango Delta | 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve

Tour Highlights

  • Beautiful Botswana
  • Luxury Safari Accommodation
  • Big Five Game Viewing
  • Abundant Birdlife
  • Water Based Safaris
  • Adventure Activities
  • Ker & Downey Botswana
  • Ultimate Africa
Day 1 Arrival in Maun to Central Kalahari Plains

Upon arrival at Maun Airport where you are welcomed by a representative from your safari camp and assisted to your onward light aircraft transfer to your camp in the Central Kalahari. Here your ranger will meet you and transfer you to your lodge for your three night stay.

Aircraft Flight time: Maun to Kalahari Plains Camp: approx. 1 hour

Day 1 to 4 Central Kalahari Plains | 3 nights

The Central Kalahari game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world. Waist-high golden grasses seem to stretch interminably, punctuated by dwarfed trees and scrub bushes. Wide and empty pans appear as vast white stretches of saucer-flat earth, meeting a soft, blue-white sky. At night the stars utterly dominate the land; their brilliance and immediacy are totally arresting.

The park contains wildlife such as South African giraffe, bush elephant, white rhino, cape buffalo, spotted hyena, brown hyena, honey badger, meerkat, yellow mongoose, warthog, South African cheetah, caracal, Cape wild dog, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, cape fox, African leopard, Kalahari lion, blue wildebeest, plains zebra, common eland, sable antelope, gemsbok, springbok, steenbok, impala, greater kudu, aardvark, cape ground squirrel, cape hare, cape porcupine, chacma baboon, red hartebeest and ostrich. The land is mostly flat, and gently undulating covered with bush and grasses covering the sand dunes, and areas of larger trees.

Day 4 Central Kalahari to Okavango Delta

This morning after your morning game activity. Your lodge manager assists you to the airstrip where you board a light aircraft to your lodge in the Okavango Delta.

Landing at an airstrip nearest to your camp, you are met by your driver & guide and transferred by road to your tented camp set among the marula trees. There is time to settle into your tented suite before you depart on your first afternoon game activity in the Okavango Delta. Return to your lodge in the early evening for dinner, before retiring to your suite.

Light Aircraft Flight time: Kalahari Plains to Okavango Delta: approx. 1.5 hours

Day 4 to 7 Okavango Delta | 3 nights

The Okavango Delta is home to the Big Five and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades. Watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains.

Day 7 Okavango Delta to Moremi Game Reserve

You are transferred to the nearest airstrip from your camp and connect with your light aircraft transfer to your lodge in the Moremi Game Reserve. There is time to settle into your camp for your 3- night stay before you set off on your afternoon game activity in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Flying time: Okavango Delta to Moremi Game Reserve: Approx. 35 minutes

Day 7 to 10 Moremi Game Reserve | 3 nights

Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango, and includes permanent dry land such as Chief’s Island and the peninsula known as Moremi Tongue. This means that areas of dry woodland and savannah lie next to picturesque floodplains and lagoons. This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching. Over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered, have been recorded in the Reserve. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced and elephant herds Flying time: Okavango Delta to Moremi Game Reserve: Approx. 35 minutes

Day 10 Departure

This morning you after your morning game drive you are met and transferred to the nearest airstrip from your camp and connect with your light aircraft transfer from the Lodge to Maun Airport where you connect with your International flight home.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve | Dinaka Camp

Ker & Downey Botswana is committed to providing their guests with the highest quality wildlife and adventure safari experience, whilst preserving the delicate environment and natural beauty of Botswana. Ker & Downey strive to maintain standards of excellence whilst fostering economic and social development of the local communities and Botswana as a whole.

Dinaka, meaning “horns”, is a private reserve located on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Dinaka is host to one of the most unique bio-diversities in Southern Africa. This ever-changing desert landscape gives refuge to the Kalahari lion, springbok, Oryx and brown hyena. Dinaka’s tents are well spaced and raised up on wooden decks giving the perfect vantage point over a permanent water hole. Connected by wooden walkways all areas of camp are accessible by wheelchair.

Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, with afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. The reserve also offers guided walks in addition to the game drives.

Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities either from the vehicle, on foot or one of several hides/bunkers. The perfect contrast to a stay in the Okavango Delta, with an added hidden treasure!

Okavango Delta | Shinde Camp

Shinde is nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. It is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply bustles with animal and birdlife. The unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas below the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde can offer both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Moremi Game Reserve | Okuti Camp

This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River which flows through Xakanaxa Lagoon within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve, Okuti is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana's prime game viewing regions. Okuti comprises of five twin-bedded mosasa ( ancient tribal word for house of reeds), each with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The honeymoon unit features a double bed, bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower. An additional two family units consist of two bedrooms which share spacious bathroom facilities. Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for the first time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder's paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.

Included in price Central Kalahari Game Reserve | Daily Safari Programme at Dinaka Camp

The annual rains transform the arid desert landscape into a lush profusion of Kalahari vegetation, offering guests a unique insight into the lesser known desert experience. The Sleep Out Deck offers guests a panoramic view and the opportunity to spend the night under the magnificent African night sky.

Situated alongside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the focus of activities at Dinaka is exploring the Kalahari experience with wildlife ranging from giraffe to the antelope, small mammals like the honey badger, bat eared fox and porcupine to predators including the Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, with afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives. Alternatively, you may get more up close and personal with nature on foot with guided bush walks. Birding is particularly spectacular as Dinaka hosts over 200 different bird species including the Kori Bustard and Crimson Breasted Shrike and a high concentration of Pale Chanting Goshawks.

Included in price Okavango Delta | Daily Safari Programme at Shinde Camp

Shinde is situated on a private concession which allows guided walks, Mokoro excursions and night drives in addition to game drives and motorboat trips. Shinde’s excellent location in the Okavango Delta ensures a combination of permanent water access for year-round water activities and large dry areas for game drive routes. This blend of environments provides the habitat for a consistently wide variety of wildlife, including the elusive sitatunga antelope and a healthy population of leopards

Courtesy of its location Shinde can offer both water and land activities year-round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. When out on game drives our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle and individual use of a camera mount. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Included in price Moremi Game Reserve | Daily Safari Programme at Okuti Camp

Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience game drives with unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles. When out on game drives our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle and individual use of a camera mount. The Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for repeat and first-time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder’s paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.

Okuti offers one of the best value safari experiences in the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta region of Botswana. It provides excellent game viewing due to its widely varied and protected habitats which support a huge variety of wildlife.

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Meet the Team

Anya Visser
Anya Visser
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Kerry Ririe
Kerry Ririe
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Susan Pattison-Wait
Susan Pattison-Wait
Managing Director & Tour Consultant

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Heidi Bedford
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Tammy Harding
Tammy Harding
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Melanie Macphail
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