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Best of Botswana


The one that's the perfect taste of Botswana's biodiversity, from salt pans to the Okavango Delta

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  • Duration

    5 days

  • Places

    4 places

  • Meals

    4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach and safari vehicles

  • Group Size

    Maximum 25 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Kasane, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta, Maun

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About this trip

This one gives you a taste of Botswana's beautiful biodiversity, from meerkat colonies in the sweeping  Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to game drives in the Okavango Delta, one of the world's most iconic safari destinations.  With lots of included game drives and incredible cultural experiences along the way, this 5 day adventure will stick in the memory for years to come.

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The Victoria Falls Explorer

Add the Victoria Falls Explorer onto the start of this trip to make this the perfect 1 week and 2 country adventure. Start the trip off with all the adventurous activities around one of the 7 wonders of the world - Victoria Falls, followed by wildlife spotting on this epic safari in Botswana.

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DAY 1 - Kasane to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans


Dumela Botswana! We start our adventure in the town of Kasane and head south to Gweta Lodge on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt pans.

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Opt to cruise the salt pans in open safari vehicles in search of a meerkat colony while getting some funky perspective photos in one of the largest salt flats in the world. Tonights treat is sundower drinks under an icon of Botswana before retiring to the lodge for dinner and drinks at the bar.

DAY 2 - Makgadikgadi Pans to Okavango Delta

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

After a hearty breakfast, we'll wave goodbye to the pans and head off to Maun - the gateway of the Okavango Delta.

Okavango Delta

Our minds already blown by this unique natural landscape, it's off to the Okavango Delta, where we'll take an awe-inspiring game drive before settling into our exclusive Contiki Safari Camp. We'll be greeted with luxe two person dome tents - pre-erected of course - with stretchers, mattresses and linen. Dinner? How about a campfire meal as we swap tales under a starswept sky?

DAY 3 - Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Get your David Attenborough voice on, we are in the heart of Africa's iconic wildlife filming paradise. This sprawling wetland is home to some of Africa's most incredible species and we will start searching for them after a quick bite to eat and we're off on an early morning game drive in the Okavango Delta in hopes of spotting elephants, hippos and if we're lucky, some predators. We'll head back to camp for a tasty lunch and siesta. Chill in the camp or opt for a Mokoro boat trip along the gorgeous waterways of the delta. In the afternoon we're back on another jaw-dropping game drive before our traditional campfire dinner. The day isn't over, though - not even close.This evening we have a once in a lifetime opportunity - a night drive in the bush with spotlights seeking out elusive nocturnal animals you can't find during the day.

DAY 4 - Okavango Delta to Maun

Okavango Delta

After breakfast it's time for another morning game drive - eyes peeled for elephants - before we head to Maun and our lodge for the night.


This afternoon opt to soar over the delta on a helicopter for peerless views of the wildlife below, as you hover just meters above the waterways.This evening you can choose to experience a dinner and show, with young people from the local community performing on the theme of conservation.

DAY 5 - Depart Maun


After a last breakfast together its time to say goodbye to new found friends and an incredible time in Botswana.

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  • 4 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    2 nights in African Lodge, 2 nights in Contiki Special Stay

    It's all about mother nature in this part of the world and we've got you covered with luxe lodges nestled in the heart of adventure, as well as desert camping spots with mattresses and proper linen. Some lodges have swimming pools to take a refreshing dip, some have buffets to indulge in, and all of them are framed by some of the most spectacular scenery you've ever seen right in the centre of all the action.

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