African Waterways

This inspiring journey takes a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park, which has one of the largest concentrations of game on the continent.

Journey Overview

This inspiring journey takes a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park, which has one of the largest concentrations of game on the continent. The wildlife in Botswana is prolific and the landscapes diverse and dramatic. Game viewing is offered by 4WD vehicle, boat and sometimes on foot. The companionship of outstanding safari guides combined with the privacy of luxurious Sanctuary Retreats’ Lodges & Camps delivers an unforgettable safari experience.

Journey Highlights

  • Admire an African sunset on a Chobe River cruise
  • Glide through the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe)
  • Spot wildlife on open 4WD safaris by day and night
  • Spend an intimate morning at close quarters with elephants Jabu and Morula
  • Sleep in sophisticated safari style with Sanctuary Retreats


Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kasane – Chobe National Park.

A warm A&K welcome to Botswana on arrival at Kasane airport. Transfer to your lodge in nearby Chobe National Park, Botswana’s second largest, famous for its massive herds of elephant and buffalo.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Luxury Thatched Cottage) | Meals: LD

Day 2: Chobe National Park.

Today enjoy a morning game drive traversing the park’s diverse landscapes, getting up close to elephants, hippo, buffalo, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Lion and leopard are also found in the area. This afternoon take a boat safari on the river watching elephants as they come down to drink and bathe, and hippos grazing. Enjoy sundowners as the sun sets. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Luxury Thatched Cottage) | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Chobe - Okavango Delta.

Travel by light aircraft from Kasane into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Settle in  before your afternoon safari adventure by mokoro (seasonal), 4WD or on foot.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (Safari Tent) or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp (Luxury Suite) | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Okavango Delta.

Today, a rare and unforgettable experience awaits. Join handler Doug and his semi-habituated elephants, Jabu and Morula, for a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll spend a morning with these gentle pachyderms on their daily forage. By participating in this activity you are supporting the Living with Elephants Foundation, a Botswana registered non-profit organisation. Later take a game drive on the grassy plains, glide along the waterways by mokoro (seasonal), or take a guided safari walk.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (Safari Tent) or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp (Luxury Suite)| Meals: BLD

Day 5: Okavango Delta.

Fly onwards by light aircraft to the newly refurbished Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, in the world renowned Mombo Concession, Africa’s “predator capital”. Game viewing here is outstanding with the Big Five a highlight.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 6-7: Okavango Delta.

Further explore the Delta, experiencing the exceptional wildlife by 4WD with an expert safari guide or a mokoro ride through the waterways (in season). There are good opportunities to see rhino, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, antelope – and for the keen birder, a wonderful variety of avian species. Back in camp, relax by your plunge pool, indulge in a safari spa treatment or simply soak up the views from your deck or from the bar.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp (Luxury Bush Pavilion) | BLD

Day 8: Depart Okavango - Maun.

Fly by light aircraft to Maun where your safari ends.

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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

African Waterways

Luxury and elegance combine at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Set on an escarpment overlooking the Chobe River and flood plain it is at the no ... Read more

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, Okavango Delta

African Waterways

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees near the southern tip of Chief's Island, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is situated on a 260, ... Read more

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

African Waterways

Sanctuary Chief's Camp sits silent among the glassy waters of the seasonal flood waters. Sited in the exclusive Mombo concession of the M ... Read more

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, Okavango Delta

African Waterways

Effortlessly romantic and set amongst shady trees and huge termite mounds nestles the small and intimate Sanctuary Baines' Camp. Poised b ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey


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