The Lion Safari – Maun To Kasane
Guided- 14 Nights/15 Days
This adventure safari covers some of the best wilderness areas in Botswana, from the magic of Nxai Pan through the unique Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.
Starting in Kasane and ending at the Victoria Falls in Livingstone, it offers unbeatable value for money.
• Sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River
• 2 nights Nxai Pan National Park
• Central Okavango Delta & mokoro excursions
• Motorboat in the Delta
• Optional Game/Scenic Delta flight (EUR 100 per person, subject to change)
• 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
• 3 nights Chobe National Park
• Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia (US$ 10, subject to change)
• 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, Zambia
Itinerary and Highlights
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
- Day 16
- Day 17
- Day 18
- Day 19
- Day 20
Day 1: Chobe Area (camping).
The safari officially begins in Kasane, Botswana, at 13h00. A Walker's World is happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Livingstone, Zambia or Kasane, Botswana, if required. On arrival in Kasane your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks. The first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Camping will be in Kasane at a campsite with permanent ablutions. Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2-3: Nxai Pan National Park (camping). 500km, 6 hours
Rising with the sun, your route takes you 500 kilometres south to Nxai Pan National Park where sweet grasses host a variety of wildlife. You will stop en route for a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before getting to your campsite. The next day you will explore Nxai Pan and enjoy the plains which are often dotted with grazing herds of impala and springbok. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Baines Baobabs. These regal trees, immortalised by the explorer Baines’ painting, are situated on the edge of an expansive saltpan. Camping will be at a private designated campsite with bush ablutions. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 4: Nxai – Maun (camping).180km, 3-4 hours.
After enjoying a morning game drive, you will leave Nxai Pan and continue your safari to Maun - the gateway to the Okavango Delta. In Maun you will have time to visit the shops and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. You will camp overnight at a site with permanent ablution facilities. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 5-6: Maun – Okavango Delta (camping). 300km, 4 hours.
Your adventure will take you in a north westerly direction from Maun to the western side of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. Once you have reached the edge of the Delta, you will transfer your equipment to motorboats and cruise along the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscape. Deeper in the Delta you will meet the local polers with their mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and enjoy a tranquil transfer to an island. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. You will camp wild with bush ablutions. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7: Okavango Delta – Maun (camping).300km, 4 hours.
Inspired by the beauty of the Okavango, you will retrace your route to Maun. You will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta to return to Maun (1hr scenic flight is EUR 100 per person, min. 3 guests to guarantee the flight). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s unique water system and if you choose to take the flight, you will enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the Delta campsite writing postcards or reading a book while you wait for your afternoon flight. Your guide will travel back to Maun with the vehicle to resupply for the next stage of your adventure. After collecting you at the airport, you will shop for drinks and then spend the night at a campsite just outside Maun with permanent ablution facilities. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Days 8-10: Maun – Moremi Game Reserve (camping) 150km, 6 hours (including game drive).
From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drive you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Days 11-13: Chobe National Park (camping). Moremi – Savuti: 120km. 5-6 hours. Day 12: Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5 hours
Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Days 14–15: A night in a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, Chalet Accommodation. Chobe River – Livingstone: 100km, 2-3 hours.
After a morning game drive you will cross the Zambezi River by ferry and then drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. The safari officially ends at 10h00 on Day 15. Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost. Activities in Livingstone include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details. Meals Included: Day 14 Breakfast & Lunch, Day 15 Breakfast
Enquire about our COMBOS: Mobile Camping Safaris & Luxury Tented Camps & Lodges.
An excellent way to experience both types of safari, combine THE BUFFALO SAFARI with a 4 or 6 night fly-in safari to Ker & Downey’s Okuti and Kanana Camps at our special rates.
Vehicle Highlights: All our safari vehicles are specially designed to maximize viewing and photographic opportunities for our guests.
Key Features Include: Designed to seat 16 guests but we have a maximum of 12 guests to allow for plenty of space on each row for day packs, camera equipment and space between guests. Each vehicle has 4 rows with a maximum of 3 guests per row for increased comfort and space. Our seats are bench seats to allow for great flexibility for guests and are not bucket seats which can be restricting.
2 meters in width which is wider than standard vehicles and is also designed for people 195cm in height, so again plenty of room for legs and knees, camping equipment etc.
Folding windscreen so guests can enjoy unobstructed views/photographs on game drives
Removable canvas roof, which enables guests to stand up on seats and enjoy the sights and smells of the African bush from a higher perspective.
Removable perspex windows to protect against the cold and rain.
Fridge for cold beverages for that perfect sundowner ;-)
Each vehicle has coil springs with double shocks – this reduces the bouncing felt by guests on very bumpy bush roads.
Folding side door for ease of entry and exit for each row of seats.
There is no cab between the guide and the guest which allows for better communication and interaction between the guests and guide
There is an inverter (220VAC with two pin europlug adapter) that guests are welcome to use to charge camera batteries.
The detachable trailer is specially designed for easy access to tables, chairs, and all kitchen equipment ensuring picnic lunches are not only hassle free but also greatly reduces set-up and packing times - leaving more time for game drives!
Price includes: All accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses). Rooms at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone. All transfers and activities as per the itinerary. All meals that are indicated and tea/coffees. Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant. All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary. Transport in specialised safari vehicles
Price does not include: Restaurant meals (Livingstone, Zambia), Entrance to the Falls, Visas, Airport transfers, Tips, Curios, optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta and activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls,), Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors.
Extra Mattress Hire – €10
SLEEPING BAG HIRE: Sleeping bags including a small pillow are available for hire at €20 per safari – please advise us at the time of booking.
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Itinerary and Highlights