Our 2024 Botswana Itineraries

Our favourite Okavango Delta camp, Mboma Island Expeditions, has been included in 7 of our newly launched Botswana itineraries. This means you can pair that dreamy trip to the waterways of the Okavango Delta with a land based safari to the hidden corners of the Chobe National Park’s Savuti region. 

Our Botswana circuit, called Trails of Botswana, is designed to introduce guests to the wonders of one of Africa’s most pristine countries. The five camps within our portfolio sprawl across contrasting landscapes, offering abundant opportunities for safari-goers to explore the best of Botswana. Our team has crafted 8 coveted itineraries that traverse through some of Botswana’s highly sought-after locations. As a prominent industry supplier, we don’t usually create packages; but we decided to leverage our expertise to curate a few suggested itineraries. Whether it’s a flagship 10-day experience or an introduction to Botswana, you’ll find something to satisfy your safari needs. Don’t know where to start when it comes to planning your Botswana safari? Then email us at reservations@sundestinations.co.za to help you plan. 

4 Night – ICONIC BOTSWANA From US $3020

Spend your first 2 nights in the stylish Mankwe Tented Retreat on the doorstep of Moremi Game Reserve. Enjoy the tranquility of a lodge with two swimming pools and abundant relaxing spaces. Your final 2 nights will be spent at the game-rich Camp Savuti in a remote corner of Chobe National Park. This itinerary focuses on game drives, exploring the game rich Moremi, private concessions, and the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park.


Camp Savuti ExteriorMankwe Accommodation


4 Night – CLASSIC DELTA From US $3140

Cocoon yourself in Okavango Delta magic for 2 nights at Mboma Island Expeditions, and finish off with 2 nights of luxury at the charming Mankwe Tented Retreat, close to the predator-rich Moremi Game Reserve. While in the Delta you’ll explore the waterways on a traditional Mokoro, boating and game drives in the Moremi. At Mankwe, soak up the sanctuary-style atmosphere and enjoy game drives in their private concession.


Mankwe Tented Retreat ArchitectureMboma Island Expeditions Waterways

4 Night – ULTIMATE SAFARI From US $3740

Combine the world-renowned Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta for the ultimate safari experience. Spend 2 nights at Mboma Island Expeditions and end off with 2 nights in a remote corner of the Chobe at Camp Savuti. These are two iconic and sought-after safari destinations combining the best of both land and water based safari experiences. From mokoro to boating and game drives, this itinerary is the ultimate safari.


Mboma Island Boating


Discover Botswana’s local cultures during your 1-night stay at Boteti Tented Camp. Spend days exploring the Delta while staying 2 nights at Mboma Island Expeditions, and track lions during your 2-night stay at Chobe’s Camp Savuti. Boteti is an authentic, community orientated camp that introduces guests to the local way of life. Mboma offers up an incredible opportunity to “glamp” in remote sections of the Delta, and Camp Savuti is away from the heaving crowds of Chobe Riverfront area.


Mokoro Trips at MbomaBoteti Tented Camp in Maun


6 Night – BLISSFUL BOTSWANA From US $4520

Start your safari with 2 nights at Mboma Island Expeditions in the Okavango Delta. From here, you’ll head to Chobe for 2 nights at Camp Savuti. End with 2 nights at Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge bordering the Zambezi National Park. Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge is in a unique setting Kasane Forest Reserve and overlooks a thriving waterhole frequented by elephants. Combined with the epic water safari experience at Mboma and the land based game viewing at Chobe, this is an itinerary designed to thrill the eager safari-goer.


Chobe Mopani Waterhole with ElephantsPalm Trees at Mboma Island ExpeditionsCamp Savuti in Botswana


6 Night – SAFARI SERENITY From US $4800

If you’re searching for safari serenity, this itinerary is for you. Spend 2 nights at the tranquil Mankwe Tented Retreat, 2 nights in the Delta at Mboma Island Expeditions, and 2 nights at Camp Savuti in the Chobe region. Mboma offers serenity under a canopy of trees in camp and the swaying palms; Camp Savuti’s hidden corner in Chobe offers a sense of peace; and Mankwe’s light and airy lodge structure embodies the essence of serenity.


Mboma Island Expeditions Picnic in Okavango DeltaMankwe Sundowner


8 Night – RIVERSIDE EXPLORER From US $5550

This explorer-style safari offers the best of both land and water-based safaris in the Chobe and Okavango Delta. Stay for 3 nights at Mboma Island Expeditions, 2 nights at Camp Savuti, and 3 nights at Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge. Such diverse landscapes and biodiversity will provide plenty of opportunity to see big cats, African wild dogs, hippos, crocs and all the incredible birdlife.


Sustainable Mboma Island ExpeditionsChobe Mopani Waterhole


10 Night – BEST OF BOTSWANA From US $6970

Throughout 10 nights, you’ll get to know the best of Botswana. Spend 1 night at the community-orientated Boteti, spend 4 nights in the Okavango Delta at Mboma, 3 nights at Camp Savuti, and 2 nights at Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge. As its name suggests, this really is the best of Botswana. The itinerary takes you on a trail through the local way of life at Boteti just outside Maun, introduces you to the channels of the Okavango Delta, and the game-rich regions of the ancient Savuti area.


Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge Viewing PlatformMeru Style Tents at BotetiMboma Island Expeditions Eating

Get to Know the Camps Featured in Our Itineraries

Boteti Tented Camp The rustic and locally-owned Boteti Tented Camp is situated on the banks of the Boteti River, just 20-30 minutes outside of Maun. Boasting simple decor and designer African-inspired accents, the intimate Boteti Tented Camp is an extension of its wild surroundings. The main area of the camp is laid-back and situated beneath canvas, while accommodation is provided by five Meru-style tents perched on wooden platforms. Boteti offers its visitors insight into a simple and local way of life.

Chobe Mopani Forest LodgeChobe Mopani Forest Lodge overlooks a thriving waterhole in the remote Kasane Forest Reserve, a relatively unexplored concession bordering the Zambezi National Park in the northern stretches of Botswana. The lodge’s claim to fame is its prolific elephant herds, many of which can be spotted congregating around the lodge’s waterhole. Boasting 20 bedrooms that all face the waterhole (two levels), this secluded hideaway ensures every need is met in terms of accommodation.

Camp Savuti Located in a remote corner of Chobe National Park, Camp Savuti embodies the true Botswana safari experience. Camp Savuti is a sought-after camp, renowned for its remarkable sightings of wild dogs, lions, and elephants. From its warm hospitality to astounding views of the famed Savuti region, this camp offers an unsurpassable safari experience. Spend evenings around the campfire and nights cocooned in authentic canvas tents subtly hidden among the bush willows.

Mankwe Tented RetreatSituated in a private concession on the doorstep of Moremi Game Reserve, Mankwe Tented Retreat is a sanctuary for the soul. It offers a sublime retreat-style space with private deck areas, two swimming pools, and a pool lounge/bar. In total, there are 10 tented suites each built on raised platforms with private wooden viewing decks. The central area houses a swimming pool with expansive decking that flows through to a dining area and small boma. The on-site waterhole is the perfect place for a sundowner session in the wild.

Mboma Island ExpeditionsMagical Mboma Island Expeditions is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta and offers the best of both land and water-based safari experiences. This eco-aware mobile camp is a sophisticated set-up amongst the reed-lined channels and palm-flanked islands of the Okavango. Magical Mboma has 5 light Meru-style canvas tents equipped with beds and en suite, open-air bathrooms. Intrepid explorers can enjoy boating, mokoro trips, and game drives into the Moremi.