Trails of Botswana: Iconic Botswana 4 Night Itinerary


Iconic Botswana 4 Night Itinerary

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This 4-night itinerary offers an introduction to two premier safari destinations: the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. You’ll spend 2 nights in the heart of safari kingdom, where one focuses on water safaris and the other land based safaris. For safari goers who want an overview of iconic Botswana and don’t have much time on their hands, then our Iconic Botswana itinerary is a good choice. You’ll begin your adventure on a private island in the Okavango Delta’s dazzling waters, and end in the prestigious Chobe National Park in the world renown Savuti region. You’ll stay at Mboma Island Expeditions and Camp Savuti.

4 Night Itinerary Breakdown:

  • 2 nights Mboma Island Expeditions
  • 2 Nights Camp Savuti

Day 1: Maun to Mboma Island Expeditions

  • Light air transfer to Mboma Island Expeditions
  • Sunset boat cruise

You will arrive at Xakanaxa airstrip where your guide from Mboma Island Expeditions will pick you up in a game viewer. The light air transfer gives incredible aerial views of the Okavango Delta’s landscape below. From here, you can enjoy a 1.5 hour transfer through the Moremi Game Reserve and then jump aboard to enjoy the boat cruise through the Delta waterways to Mboma Island Expeditions. Arrive to welcome drinks, followed by a briefing by the camp’s host before being shown to your classic canvas safari tent under the trees. After some refreshments, you’ll depart for a memorable sunset boat cruise on the open waters of the Okavango Delta.

Enjoy the Delta’s beauty and birdlife for a couple of hours before returning to camp for dinner and your first night at Mboma Island Expeditions.

Boating in the Delta

Mboma Island Tented Camp

Mboma Island Okavango Delta

Sunsets in the Okavango Delta

Day 2: Mboma Island Expeditions

  • Morning mokoro or game drive
  • Afternoon boat cruise

You’ll receive an early wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast around the campfire. After breakfast, you will depart on a boat cruise until you reach Mboma Boat Station where you will start your mokoro or game drive. Remember your camera and sun block, as you will be out on the activity until late morning.

Upon returning to camp, you are welcome to have a warm bucket shower and refresh before lunch is served in the dining tent. Sit down and enjoy a good meal, followed by an afternoon siesta, or a spot of birdwatching on the island.

High tea is served later in the afternoon and a sunset boat cruise complete with sundowners awaits to end the day. After your sunset cruise, return to camp to enjoy the campfire and a 3-course dinner before tuning in for your last night on Mboma Island Expeditions.

Game Drives in the Moremi Game Reserve

Mokoro Safaris at Mboma

Mboma Island Trees

Mboma Tented Camp Lounge

Day 3: Mboma Island Expeditions to Camp Savuti

  • Light air transfer from Mboma Island Expeditions into Camp Savuti
  • Sunset game drive in Savuti

Wake up early to coffee and breakfast in the dining tent on Mboma Island Expeditions before departing the Delta and heading for the predator-rich Savuti region in the Chobe National Park. After breakfast, you’re back out on the water for a boat cruise transfer from Mboma Island Expeditions to the airstrip to connect with your light air transfer to Savuti.

Upon arrival at Savuti Airstrip in Chobe National Park, your Camp Savuti guide will be waiting to meet you. You will then enjoy a 30-minute transfer through the park to Camp Savuti, located on the banks of the Savuti Channel. Receive a warm welcome and a briefing from your host before having lunch and settling in to your tented room.

Later on in the afternoon you can enjoy a sunset game drive including a sundowner stop at a designated stretch point in the park, where you take in the splendour of the world famous famous Savuti region! Head back to camp and refresh before dinner.

Day 4: Camp Savuti

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon game drive with sundowners

You’ll receive an early morning wake up call followed by a quick continental breakfast and coffee before departing on morning game drive. Enjoy a lengthy game drive around the Savuti Marsh, and stop for coffee and rusks at a stretch point in the park. Return to camp and enjoy a hearty lunch before relaxing at the main area of the camp or the view from your private deck.

High tea is served at the camp later in the afternoon, and is followed by an afternoon game drive complete with sundowners in the bush. As the sun sets, return to camp and enjoy the open-air campfire and special dinner out on the deck under the stars.

Camp Savuti Giraffe

Male Lion at Camp Savuti

Camp Savuti Lion Prides

Tented Platform for Camp Savuti

Camp Savuti Wilderness

Day 5: Camp Savuti to Maun/Kasane

  • Transfer to Savuti Airstrip
  • Light air transfer to Maun/Kasane

On the last morning of your safari you will receive a wake up call followed by breakfast and coffee at the lodge before departing. Enjoy the last 30 minute transfer to the Savuti Airstrip where you will connect with your light air transfer to Maun/Kasane. During your road and air transfer be sure to look out for wildlife en route.