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  • Lions standing
  • Camp Moremi sunset dining
  • Leroo La Tau main lodge building
  • cheeths 2 - Mantello
  • Lep (8)
  • Camp Moremi tent
  • Camp Moremi Lodge
  • Leroo La Tau bar
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  • Lions standing
  • Camp Moremi sunset dining
  • Leroo La Tau main lodge building
  • cheeths 2 - Mantello
  • Lep (8)
  • Camp Moremi tent
  • Camp Moremi Lodge
  • Leroo La Tau bar

Grand Botswana

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Priced from $5,795   Days: 11

Botswana is one of the shining gems of Africa: a stable economy, game parks that are unparalleled anywhere in the world and healthy wildlife populations. And the country is diverse with the wet Okavango delta in the north and the desert and grasslands of the Kalihari to the south.

Grand Botswana explores the best of the savannah, including the famed elephant herds of Chobe National Park, vast zebra herds in Savuti (in season) and the Okavango delta. You'll explore these areas by vehicle, boat and walking. It begins with a visit to famed Victoria Falls, then you fly between camps in some of Botswana's top game reserves.

Grand Botswana is the best choice for those wanting to experience the best wildlife areas in Botswana. It can also be combined with our Namibia safaris for an excellent southern Africa adventure.

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Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, one of Africa's greatest geographical features, was first chanced on for Europeans by David Livingstone in 1855. Its huge 1700 meter-wide and 100 meter-high falls awe the first-time visitor. 

Located in the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the boutique Ilala Lodge is the nearest hotel to Victoria Falls. Guests at Ilala Lodge can easily see the mists of Victoria Falls from its quiet setting looking out over lush lawns (often with grazing wildlife) and the nearby lush national park vegetation.

Your afternoon is free to explore the falls.

Overnight: Ilala Lodge (no meals included) 

Day 2 - 4: Chobe National Park

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Kasane airport for your flight to Chobe Game Lodge.

Chobe National Park lies in the northern pat of the country and contains the largest elephant herds in the world. This Park offers four distinct eco systems: Serondela's fertile plains and thick forests in the Chobe River area in the northeast, to the west Savute Marsh and the Linyanti Swamps in the northwest, with the dry savannah in between.

Our lodge has the sole concession in the park, which offers the advantage of entering the park an hour before everyone else and being able to return after dark. Our safari includes unlimited land and water-based game viewing which begin in the morning, mid-morning, mid and late afternoon. Overnight: Chobe Game Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5 - 7: Savute Channel

Our morning charter flight carries us to Savute Safari Lodge,on the banks of the Savute Channel in the western area of the Park. A striking landscape surrounds Savute Safari Lodge, Known for its large elephant population and general wildlife numbers.

Activities from the lodge include morning and afternoon game drives, visits to the Savute Marsh and San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. This region is also known for the second largest summer zebra migration in Africa (November/December and February to April), a major attraction for visitors. The zebras migrate in search of rain-induced grasslands and are accompanied by a multitude of predators. Overnights: Savuti Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 8 - 10: Okavango Delta

We fly this morning to the vast Okavango Delta.

Xakanaxa Camp is located in the Moremi Game Reserve on the banks of the Kwai River overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon. it is one of the few camps to provide guests with a year round land and water game viewing experience.

Activities offered at Camp Xakanaxa include game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles and exploring nearby lagoons and waterways by powerboat or mokoro.

Bird watching is exceptional here, as is wildlife watching for hippos, crocodiles and uncommon swamp-dwelling antelope like the red lechwe. Overnights: Xakanaxa Camp (B,L,D)

Day 11: To Maun and Johannesburg

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the lodge's airstrip for your flight back to Maun and connections back to Johannesburg and home.

Date - Rates:

2016 Rates




January 1 - March 31 $5,795
April 1 - June 30 $6,795
July 1 - October 31 $8,995
November 1 - 30 $6,795
December 1 - 31 $5,795



  • 10 Night's Accommodation
  • Full Board in Botswana
  • Local brand drinks in Botswana
  • Transfers as specified
  • Shared Light Aircraft Flights: Kasane Airport – Savute Safari Lodge Airstrip, Savute Safari Lodge Airstrip – Xugana Island Airstrip, Xugana Island Airstrip – Maun Airport
  • 2 Safari Activities daily in Botswana
  • Park Fees on safari



  • Airfare and Airport Taxes Johannesburg – Victoria Falls Airport, Maun Airport – Johannesburg
  • Sightseeing in Victoria Falls 
  • Lunch and Dinner at Ilala Lodge
  • Drinks at Ilala Lodge
  • Gratuities 
  • Items of a personal nature  

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

Single supplement: $3,595 (Jul - Oct)  $2,500 all other dates)

Registration: To confirm your space on these tours, please contact our office. 1.800.808.4492 or 206.463.1943

Deposit: 30% of trip cost

Cancellation Policy: In the event you must cancel your reservation, refunds will be made according to the following schedule: Deposit is non-refundable. 90 to 61 days prior to departure, 50% of total is non-refundable; less than 60 days prior to departure, 100% non-refundable.

Insurance: Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy. Cancellation/medical evacuation is required per person. An application form will be sent to you upon deposit, or you may purchase it on your own. Because of the remote location, emergency medical evacuation insurance is required. Please check your personal insurance coverage and make sure it is applicable in foreign countries. Emergency medical evacuation insurance is a component of the insurance program IWA offers.



Ilala Lodge

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Ilala Lodge accommodation includes 32 rooms and two suites furnished with railway sleeper teak. With plenty of light from the patio doors, rooms lead onto either a communal garden or a balcony, where rooms on the upper level afford a view of the spray of the Falls. Standard in each room are two ¾ beds, en-suite bathrooms with a shower, bath and bathroom amenities, air-conditioning, fan and tea and coffee facilities. Suites are larger and include a king size bed. With warm and elegant decoration evoking an era of early adventure, the main guest facilities include the a la carte Palm Restaurant and verandah which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the Safari Salon, a swimming pool, terrace and bar and WiFi.

From its prime location guests at Ilala Lodge can enjoy high adrenalin activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting, to scenic helicopter flights and interactive elephant back safaris.


Chobe Game Lodge 

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The 47 room hotel style lodge retains a nostalgic ambience and is set in beautifully mature gardens. All rooms are river facing and tastefully decorated, air conditioned with overhead fans, have en-suite bathrooms, a private terrace and complimentary minibar. There are four river view suites, each with their own plunge pool and a separate lounge. Rooms extend on either side of the main lodge and are linked by bricked foot paths. Exuding a Moroccan feel using Bedouin-style fabrics and lanterns especially in the lounge areas, the main lodge is spacious, comfortable and cool.

There are varied dining options which include the open walled buffet area, a boma experience on the river or lunch served on the boardwalk. The Thwene Bar is a stylish cigar bar with an outside terrace and river views, there is a reference library and a large swimming pool with a terrace.  Chobe Game Lodge has a raised boardwalk running a large length of the river with dining and chill out spots at regular intervals. It is a wonderful viewpoint to watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and lion coming down to drink. 


Savute Safari Lodge

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Savute Safari Lodge boasts just twelve local timber and thatch chalets elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones thus complimenting the natural surrounding environment. Chalets feature signature glass sliding doors, expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge with en-suite facilities.

The communal guest building is a beautiful two-story structure that houses comfortable leather and wicker sofas in the lounge, a library, bar area, shaded viewing deck, al fresco dining area and swimming pool with sun loungers offering great views over the channel and its active wildlife.



Camp Xakanaxa

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Located in the heart of Moremi Game Reserve which lies within the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, is one of the original authentic bush camps, Camp Xakanaxa. Its idyllic location on the banks of the Khwai River overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon ensures it is one of the few camps to provide guests with a year round land and water game viewing experience.

The 12 all canvas, Meru style classic safari tents are raised on decks blending in harmoniously with nature. The tents are spacious and tastefully furnished with twin or double beds and en-suite showers, hand basin and toilet facilities. There are fans, toiletries, plug points, hairdryers, gowns and ponchos. Situated on the fringes of the lagoon each tent has a private viewing deck with comfortable loungers. Set on raised wooden platforms under the shade of towering trees, Camp Xakanaxa's thatched dining room, lounge and bar area, curio shop, fire deck and plunge pool provide a restful sanctuary with magnificent lagoon views.





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