Botswana Premier Safari - Sample Itinerary

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Botswana Premier Safari Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 – Jack’s Camp/Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Full Board – Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Maun and to Jack’s Camp.

DAY 2 – Jack’s Camp/Makgadikgadi Salt Pans  – Full Board – Walk with Bushman. Visit habituated Meerkat.

DAY 3 – Jack’s Camp/Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Full Board – Quad bikes, game drive. Sleep out on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

DAY 4 – Little Vumbura Camp/Okavango Delta – Full Board – Fly to Little Vumbura Camp in the Okavango. Game drive.

DAY 5 – Little Vumbura Camp/Okavango Delta – Full Board – Morning mokoro adventure and bushwalk. Evening boat ride.

DAY 6 – Little Vumbura Camp/Okavango Delta – Full Board – Morning balloon flight. Afternoon game drive.

DAY 7 – Savuti Camp/Linyanti Concessions – Full Board – Fly to Savuti Camp in Linyanti Concession. Afternoon game drive.

DAY 8 – Savuti Camp/Linyanti Concessions – Full Board – Morning game drive. Afternoon spent at the waterhole and hide.

DAY 9 – Savuti Camp/Linyanti Concessions – Full Board – Walk along Savuti Channel. Breakfast at hippo pool. Afternoon game drive.

DAY 10 – Savuti Camp/Linyanti Concessions – Breakfast – Morning game drive. Fly to Kasane and depart.

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Jack’s Camp / Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Jack’s Camp is a beacon of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. Blending into the oasis of palms, the authentic, 1940’s style tented safari camp, includes a private museum, shop, iconic tea tent and a pool pavilion. Spectacular vistas, creative surprises, expert guiding, old world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely unique. The camp features 7 twin and 3 double tents with en suite bathrooms, as well as indoor and private outdoor showers.

Set in the heart of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest network of salt pans stretching over 3,900 square kilometres and formed on the bed of the ancient Makgadikgadi Lake that began evaporating eons ago. Visiting Makgadikgadi is a unique salt desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun-baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other waterbirds, as well as one of Africa’s biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder to behold. Visitors can immerse themselves in the stark beauty of this incredible landscape.


Year-round activities include interaction with habituated meerkats, walking with Bushmen guides, game drives, horse riding safaris, bird watching and night drives – all in this unique desert environment. During the dry season activities include quad-biking across vast expanse of the salt pans whilst the wet season bears witness to the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration. Helicopter rides over the salt pans are also available to view the countless flamingo flocks creating a magnificent pink spectacle.


Jack’s Camp has three double tents and 7 twin tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. Each room has fans, a lounge area and pure cotton linen.


Bar, battery charging facilities, eco friendly, laundry service (complimentary), library, pool, private vehicle available, spa


Little Vumbura/Okavango Delta

This small, intimate camp embodies all that is best about the Okavango Delta – breathtaking beauty, remote, peaceful island location, abundant game and varied landscapes. Add in the warm hospitality of the people of this region – who are stakeholders in the ecotourism success story of the Okavango – and you have a winning (and beautiful) combination.

With access to varied, game-rich habitats, this six-tented camp nestles beneath the trees of an ancient island forest. A floating jetty connects land with water, and the wildlife experience can include sightings of sable and wild dog. Float along a crystal-clear Okavango waterway by mokoro as you scan for reed frogs and waterlilies. The hot air balloon safari is another highlight for seeing wildlife from new heights!

Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.


The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains offer good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional year-round. Activities include:

  • Day and night game drives in open 4×4 Land Cruisers, night drives possible in low flood.
  • Mokoro excursions
  • Boating excursions
  • Guided nature walks
  • Birding around Little Vumbura is exceptional year-round.
  • Fishing on a catch and release basis
  • Private activities available on request
  • Hot air balloon safaris


There are five standard tents: four with twin-beds and one with a king-size bed. Each tent has electrical outlets, en-suite bathrooms, fan, internet access (complimentary), laundry service (complimentary), lounge area, verandah, mosquito nets, safe, tea/coffee


Bar, library, pool, private vehicle available, credit cards accepted

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Savuti Camp / Linyanti Concessions

Savuti provides a front-row seat to amazing wildlife viewing and the mysteries of the ebb and flow of the Savute Channel waters. Perched high on the banks of the Channel, the camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory that has been both savannah and river over the last few years.

Whether experienced in a dry, wet or transitional phase, the area has always been renowned for its game viewing. It holds a magnetic attraction for elephants, amongst other plains game and predators. Large canvas-and-thatch rooms (including a family unit) face the channel, and activities vary with the changes in the landscape.

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.


INSIDER’S TIP: Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the water pan. Other activities include:

  • Day and night game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Log-pile and sunken hides
  • Star beds/sleep outs
  • Boat excursions
  • Catch and release fishing
  • Birding


There are six twin-bedded tents. The twin beds can be pulled together to make a double bed. All tents include electrical outlets, en-suite bathrooms, fan, internet access (complimentary), laundry service (complimentary), lounge area, verandah, mosquito nets, safe, tea/coffee.


Bar, library, pool, private vehicle available, credit cards accepted


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