Travaleur Self-drive Safari - Makgadikgadi, Chobe & Okavango
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MAKGADIKGADI, CHOBE & OKAVANGO RIVER

  • Encounter the black-maned lions of the Kalahari
  • Get up close and personal with desert meerkats
  • Explore the Okavango River’s watery wilderness
  • Cruise the Chobe River for great game viewing


  • 10 DAYS
    10 DAYS
  • TAILOR-MADE | SELF-DRIVE
    TAILOR-MADE | SELF-DRIVE

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Encounter the black-maned lions of the Kalahari
  • Get up close and personal with desert meerkats
  • Explore the Okavango River’s watery wilderness
  • Cruise the Chobe River for great game viewing

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Travel style
    Tailor-made | Self-drive

Itinerary & Accommodation

COMFORT
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DELUXE
COMFORT
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DELUXE
DAY 1
Maun
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Audi Camp
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Thamalakane River Lodge
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Royal Tree Lodge
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DAY 2
Makgadikgadi Pans
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Gweta Lodge
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Planet Baobab
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Planet Baobab
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DAY 3
Makgadikgadi Pans
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Gweta Lodge
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Planet Baobab
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Planet Baobab
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DAY 4
Chobe National Park
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The Old House
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Chobe Safari Lodge
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Mowana Safari Resort
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DAY 5
Chobe National Park
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The Old House
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Chobe Safari Lodge
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Mowana Safari Resort
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DAY 6
Caprivi Strip
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Camp Kwando
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Camp Kwando
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Camp Kwando
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DAY 7
Okavango Panhandle
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Drotsky's Cabins
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Drotsky's Cabins
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Shakawe River Lodge
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DAY 8
Okavango Panhandle
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Drotsky's Cabins
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Drotsky's Cabins
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Shakawe River Lodge
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DAY 9
Maun
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Audi Camp
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Thamalakane River Lodge
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Royal Tree Lodge
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DAY 10
Maun
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Booking Options
GROUP TOURS
TAILOR-MADE
14 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
9 Nights
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14 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
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 - £1,210pp
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14 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
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 - £1,485pp
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About your accommodation
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Comfort Package
Audi Camp
Audi Camp

On the banks of the Thamalakane River, Audi Camp offers 4 tented accommodations and 7 camping pitches situated on the road towards Moremi Game Reserve.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Laundry (Fee)

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), Electricity (on request), Hot & Cold Showers, Laundry (Fee)

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Gweta Lodge
Gweta Lodge

On the doorstep of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Gweta Lodge features 20 rooms and 3 campsites located in the centre of Gweta village.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning (on request), Bathroom (Private), Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee), Mini Fridge (on request), Tea / Coffee (on request), Television (on request)

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), BBQ area, Electricity, Hot & Cold Showers

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The Old House
The Old House

Overlooking the Chobe River in Kasane, The Old House offers 10 rooms conveniently located for exploring Chobe National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, TV Room, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Safe, Tea / Coffee, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Camp Kwando
Camp Kwando

Lying on the banks of the Kwando River, Camp Kwando features 19 tents and chalets as well as 4 campsites conveniently situated for exploring the Caprivi wilderness.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan (on request), Laundry (Fee)

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (Private), BBQ area, Electricity (Timed), Firepit, Hot & Cold Showers

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Drotsky's Cabins
Drotsky's Cabins

In the north-western panhandle of the Okavango Delta, Drotsky's Cabins offers 10 chalets and 20 campsites resting in lush gardens along the banks of the Okavango River.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private, rooms), Balcony / Deck, Tea / Coffee, Television

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), Electricity (on request), Hot & Cold Showers

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Premium Package
Thamalakane River Lodge
Thamalakane River Lodge

En route towards Moremi Game Reserve, Thamalakane River Lodge offers 32 chalets lying along the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Laundry (Fee), Plunge Pool (on request), Tea / Coffee, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Planet Baobab
Planet Baobab

Close to the village of Gweta, Planet Baobab offers 18 thatched huts in addition to 6 camping spaces conveniently located for exploring Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Fee)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee), Safe

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), BBQ area, Electricity, Firepit, Hot & Cold Showers

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Chobe Safari Lodge
Chobe Safari Lodge

Situated in Kasane on the banks of Chobe River, Chobe Safari Lodge features 76 rooms and 24 camping pitches bordering Chobe National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (Shared), Electricity, Firepit, Hot & Cold Showers

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Camp Kwando
Camp Kwando

Lying on the banks of the Kwando River, Camp Kwando features 19 tents and chalets as well as 4 campsites conveniently situated for exploring the Caprivi wilderness.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan (on request), Laundry (Fee)

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (Private), BBQ area, Electricity (Timed), Firepit, Hot & Cold Showers

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Drotsky's Cabins
Drotsky's Cabins

In the north-western panhandle of the Okavango Delta, Drotsky's Cabins offers 10 chalets and 20 campsites resting in lush gardens along the banks of the Okavango River.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private, rooms), Balcony / Deck, Tea / Coffee, Television

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), Electricity (on request), Hot & Cold Showers

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Deluxe Package
Royal Tree Lodge
Royal Tree Lodge

Situated on a wildlife estate outside of Maun, Royal Tree Lodge offers 12 tented chalets and thatched suites located on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan (on request), Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Tea / Coffee

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Planet Baobab
Planet Baobab

Close to the village of Gweta, Planet Baobab offers 18 thatched huts in addition to 6 camping spaces conveniently located for exploring Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Fee)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee), Safe

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), BBQ area, Electricity, Firepit, Hot & Cold Showers

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Mowana Safari Resort
Mowana Safari Resort

Boasting splendid views of the Chobe River in Kasane, Mowana Safari Resort features 108 rooms conveniently located for exploring Chobe National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Camp Kwando
Camp Kwando

Lying on the banks of the Kwando River, Camp Kwando features 19 tents and chalets as well as 4 campsites conveniently situated for exploring the Caprivi wilderness.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan (on request), Laundry (Fee)

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (Private), BBQ area, Electricity (Timed), Firepit, Hot & Cold Showers

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Shakawe River Lodge
Shakawe River Lodge

Close to the Namibian border in the Okavango Panhandle, Shakawe River Lodge comprises of 10 chalets and 8 camping pitches with views along the Okavango River.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television

Camping Facilities: Ablution blocks (shared), BBQ area, Electricity, Hot & Cold Showers

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Essential Info
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Comfort Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Meet & Greet at airport
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Vehicle hire
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    General Information

    Climate

    • Botswana has a semi-arid climate with hot, rainy summers from November to March; and cool, sunny winters from May to August. During winter, incredibly cold spells can occur.
    • The time for wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park is best from May to September, during the dry season. The best birding months are from November to March when the Delta is brimming with migratory birds.

    Language & Currency

    • The official language of Botswana is English, and Setswana is the national language; several other languages, such as Bantu languages, are also spoken throughout the country.
    • The local currency is the Botswana pula, which divides into 100 thebe. Large international hotels generally accept credit cards; however, the smaller remote lodges often accept cash only. We recommend you carry enough money to cover the costs of any additional services you may require. Access to cash machines is available in major towns. Most major banks and foreign exchange bureaus can typically exchange commonly used foreign currencies.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals do not require a visa for entry to Botswana for stays up to 30 days. Please check with your local Botswana Embassy or our travel team for further information.
    • Botswana has three international airports; Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone (GBE), Maun Airport (MUB) and Kasane Airport (BBK).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    For any questions on Botswana or your holiday, contact our travel teamwho will happily assist you with any information you may require.

Premium Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Meet & Greet at airport
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Vehicle hire
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    General Information

    Climate

    • Botswana has a semi-arid climate with hot, rainy summers from November to March; and cool, sunny winters from May to August. During winter, incredibly cold spells can occur.
    • The time for wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park is best from May to September, during the dry season. The best birding months are from November to March when the Delta is brimming with migratory birds.

    Language & Currency

    • The official language of Botswana is English, and Setswana is the national language; several other languages, such as Bantu languages, are also spoken throughout the country.
    • The local currency is the Botswana pula, which divides into 100 thebe. Large international hotels generally accept credit cards; however, the smaller remote lodges often accept cash only. We recommend you carry enough money to cover the costs of any additional services you may require. Access to cash machines is available in major towns. Most major banks and foreign exchange bureaus can typically exchange commonly used foreign currencies.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals do not require a visa for entry to Botswana for stays up to 30 days. Please check with your local Botswana Embassy or our travel team for further information.
    • Botswana has three international airports; Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone (GBE), Maun Airport (MUB) and Kasane Airport (BBK).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    For any questions on Botswana or your holiday, contact our travel teamwho will happily assist you with any information you may require.

Deluxe Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Meet & Greet at airport
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Vehicle hire
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    General Information

    Climate

    • Botswana has a semi-arid climate with hot, rainy summers from November to March; and cool, sunny winters from May to August. During winter, incredibly cold spells can occur.
    • The time for wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park is best from May to September, during the dry season. The best birding months are from November to March when the Delta is brimming with migratory birds.

    Language & Currency

    • The official language of Botswana is English, and Setswana is the national language; several other languages, such as Bantu languages, are also spoken throughout the country.
    • The local currency is the Botswana pula, which divides into 100 thebe. Large international hotels generally accept credit cards; however, the smaller remote lodges often accept cash only. We recommend you carry enough money to cover the costs of any additional services you may require. Access to cash machines is available in major towns. Most major banks and foreign exchange bureaus can typically exchange commonly used foreign currencies.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals do not require a visa for entry to Botswana for stays up to 30 days. Please check with your local Botswana Embassy or our travel team for further information.
    • Botswana has three international airports; Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone (GBE), Maun Airport (MUB) and Kasane Airport (BBK).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    For any questions on Botswana or your holiday, contact our travel teamwho will happily assist you with any information you may require.

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