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7 Days | Incredible nature, landscapes and culture await in brilliant Botswana.

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Experience the wilderness and welcoming people of Botswana on a 7-day Premium adventure through its heart. Set out in search of wildlife on a series of game drives, cruise down the Chobe River from the Namibian banks, walk through a private conservancy at the Boteti River and hang out with a family of meerkats at the Ntwetwe Salt Pans. From the rich diversity of Chobe National Park to the curious beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana’s natural wonders will take your breath away.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Botswana including Botswana and Namibia
Start
Kasane, Botswana
Finish
Maun, Botswana
Theme
Wildlife
Destinations
Namibia, Botswana
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
UBPB
This trip generates 82.42 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a morning game drive in Chobe National Park – home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, this is one of the world’s great wildlife destinations.
  • Spend two magnificent evenings at your Feature Stay camp. Perfectly positioned on the Namibian banks of the Chobe River, join a full-day boat cruise through lesser-explored channels and islands.
  • Uncover the unique beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans during an Exclusive Experience – a 4x4 excursion through the sprawling landscape, stopping for drinks and snacks as the sun goes down.
  • Enjoy Exclusive Experiences at the Boteti River, including morning and night game drives and a guided nature walk on a private conservancy. Here, lions, leopards and wild dogs are regular visitors.
  • Meet a family of Meerkats on the edge of the Ntwetwe Salt Pans and watch them go about their morning rituals as the sun rises.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. Donations help employ a team of Community Guardians who collaborate with locals to find sustainable solutions to human-wildlife conflict and conservation in Southern Africa.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Premium Botswana including Botswana and Namibia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

4x4, Open Safari Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Lodge (6 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Chobe - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Chobe National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Chobe River - Full Day Boat Cruise & Lunch
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Sunset 4x4 Excursion & Sundowner
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat Pan Experience
  • Boteti River - Private Concession Morning 4x4 Game Drive
  • Boteti River - Private Concession Evening 4x4 Game Drive
  • Boteti River - Private Concession Guided Nature Walk
Add on activities
  • Chobe National Park - 4x4 Game Drive - BWP580
  • Okavango Delta - Helicopter Scenic Flight - From USD250 - USD280

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement does not apply to Days 5 & 6 in Boteti River and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
4. Border crossing delays in the region have been sporadic and difficult to predict. What takes an hour one day may take four hours the next. This may affect the order of activities in the itinerary. We understand this uncertainty can be frustrating, and we strongly recommend packing a bit of patience and flexibility.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Helene · Traveled June 2023
This was an unforgettable experience! I am a birder, and I never saw so many spectacular and exotic birds in such a short amount of time! Seeing all these elephants on the roadside, outside the parks, was exciting. Botswana opened a window to Africa for me. I will be back!
Review submitted 23 Jun 2023

Chantal · Traveled April 2023
Our tour with Admore was well organized, knowledgeable and willing to answer any question. We always felt safe. The food was amazing (often having three courses of real food), we ate very well and were never ill. The accommodations were all very good and comfortable (be prepared for canvas sided cabins that are not air or insect tight; we tent in Canada and were comfortable with this). Chobe Safari Lodge (Kasane) and Chobe river Gondwana (Namibia) accommodations food and activities were excellent - these were our favorite. (If you need solid walls and tight windows to feel comfortable sleeping - the Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane is for you.) We saw lots of wildlife with knowledgeable guides and drivers and enjoyed the viewing from the accommodation's porches and lounges as well. The bathtub at Nata Lodge cabins was a treat. The pools were all refreshingly cool after game drives in hot sunny weather. We were lucky with the salt pans drives, we saw the flamingos (excellent guide PK) and the meerkats (thankful for the spotter). The game viewing at Leopard Lodge was not as good as elsewhere (we would skip this location in hindsight to stay longer elsewhere) but the food and company were excellent. This tour was in the middle of our longer stay in Africa, our first time travelling to this continent (from Canada). It was late April and early May 2023. The Australians and New Zealanders in our group were all wonderful people. We also took in some day tours with other providers before and after the Intrepid tour, embracing recommendations from our booking.com accommodations and enjoyed each one (a sunset boat ride on Chobe river, a day trip to Victoria Falls, a half day tour of Soweto and a day tour to Pilanesberg National Park where we had an awesome leopard viewing). Last minute plans were very doable which we enjoyed (it was not peak season and tourism is not fully recovered from pandemic). Overall, it is an understatement to say we loved our vacation including this tour. We had so many amazing experiences. Thank you to all the local providers, our tour group leader Admore, the competent drivers, knowledgeable guides, and all the workers who made this vacation seamless and wonderful. You work and live in a fascinating place.
Review submitted 13 May 2023

Aaron · Traveled April 2023
This trip is everything you think of when you think Africa. Can't recommend it enough.
Review submitted 05 May 2023
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