Botswana Safari Experience

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 10 Days | Round-trip Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 9

Trip Details


Discover the Okavango Delta, where thousands of animals gather each year to drink from the fresh waters of the world’s largest inland delta. On a 10-day adventure, travel in a houseboat in the panhandle of the delta, take game drives into Botswana’s top national parks, and visit one of the world's best preserved sites for prehistoric rock art. Plus, an exclusive evening of traditional Botswana storytelling around the fire is sure to stoke your own unbelievable travel stories.

Trip Highlights

    • Set out on open-vehicle game drives in Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve.
    • Ply the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a houseboat on a two-night cruise.
    • Meet an author and her storytelling troupe to hear local legends over a traditional meal.

Itinerary - 10 Days

Day 1 — Victoria Falls

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Okavango Delta

Cross the border into Botswana via Namibia and transfer to a houseboat, our home in the Okavango Delta for the next two nights. Cruise the delta’s channels on the lookout for amazing wildlife. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsodilo Hills, or relax on deck. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 4 — Maun

Transfer to the frontier town of Maun. Enjoy an evening of culture and traditional foods with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers, a local enterprise dedicated to preserving Botswana’s heritage. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta. (1B, 1D)

Days 5 & 6 — Khwai River/Moremi Game Reserve

Drive to the Khwai River area beside the Moremi Game Reserve. Embark on open-vehicle game drives with time to relax at our comfortable tented camp. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 7 — Chobe

Travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to the Ghoha Hills, which offer spectacular views of the surrounding bush. Relax at our camp and learn about the parks and reserves during an informative talk with a local expert. Enjoy late-afternoon game viewing in open vehicles. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 8 — Chobe National Park/Kasane

After an early start, take a slow game drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River, home to some of the world’s largest elephant populations. Buffalo, hippos, and lions can also be seen here. Later, opt to take a sunset photography river cruise accompanied by a knowledgeable wildlife expert and guide. (1B, 1L)

Days 9 & 10 — Victoria Falls

Cross the border back into Zimbabwe and enjoy our final evening. Depart at any time the next day. (2B)

Related Trips

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.


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Activity Level


Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $1,299

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional Okavango Delta flight, Chobe photo cruise, and Chobe photo game drive are at an additional cost.

Comfortable, mid-range hotels (4 nights), comfortable safari tents in Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park (3 nights), houseboat on the Okavango Delta (2 nights)

Meals Included
9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. Allow an additional $140–185 for meals not included.

4x4 vehicle, van, boat

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.

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Botswana Safari Experience Full Itinerary