Fly in by light aircraft and spend six nights in some of Botswana's most productive game-viewing areas, combining Kwando's best camps: Splash, Lebala and Lagoon. Spend either two nights at each camp, or three nights at Splash and three nights at Lagoon or Lebala. All three camps are in huge private concessions and offer a variety of game-viewing activities. Kwando is known for its commitment to a quality, traditional safari experience where the focus is on a true bush encounter and enjoying the best possible wildlife sightings.

Highlights
  • Prime game viewing in remote locations
  • Good chance of spotting wild dogs
  • Traverse a massive area on private concession land
  • Experience the Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro trips (dugout canoe)
  • Game cruise by motorised boat
  • Game drives in open 4x4 Land Cruisers
  • Only six guests per vehicle
  • Off-road game drives and night drives
  • Luxury tented safari accommodation

Map of our 7 Day Best of Kwando Botswana Safari

The Kwando safari circuit is one of the best value-for-money safari options in all of Botswana. Apart from their camps in Nxai Pan and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kwando has two huge private concession areas, the Kwara concession on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, and the original Kwando concession along the Kwando River, in the far north. Both areas are prime game-viewing areas and well known for regular wild dog sightings.

This seven-day safari is based on spending six nights at two or three of Kwando's best camps – the brand new Splash Camp in the Okavango Delta, Lebala Camp and Lagoon Camp on the edge of the Kwando River. You can either spend two nights at each or, for a more relaxed itinerary, consider spending three nights at Splash followed by three nights at Lagoon Camp (or vice versa).

The pricing of this safari excludes the flights, but the itinerary is based on using Maun as a start point and end point. You can also fly in or out of Kasane should you wish to combine this safari with visiting Victoria Falls, for example.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Maun where a representative will meet you and assist with check-in for your short, scenic flight to Splash Camp in the Okavango Delta. Flight costs are listed separately on the rates sheet.

Splash Camp is one of our favourite safari camps in the Okavango Delta. Brand new and exclusive, this tented camp offers some of the best game-viewing opportunities in all of Botswana. Situated within the private Kwara concession on the northern edge of the delta, guests at Splash can enjoy a variety of activities, including open-vehicle game drives (both off-road and at night), interpretive bush walks, guided makoro trips, motorised boat cruises and fishing. Splash is a high-end end lodge that represents the best of what the Okavango Delta has to offer, yet the price is very reasonable compared to some of the other top lodges in the area. Spend three nights at Splash.

Okavango Delta Game Drives - Botswana

Okavango Delta game drive

(Image: Bushman Plains Camp - Botswana)

Days 2 to 3

On safari at Splash. The daily programme at the lodge revolves around your choice of activity and will be explained to you upon arrival. A typical day includes at least one morning activity and one afternoon activity. After sundowners, enjoy a night drive with spotlights to look for nocturnal animals before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Day 4

Final early morning activity before checking out after breakfast. You will be transferred to the Kwara Airstrip to board your scenic flight to Lagoon Camp, further north. Check in at Lagoon Camp and enjoy a light lunch before heading out again on an afternoon game drive or boat cruise.

Lagoon Camp is a luxury tented camp in the north of the Kwando concession, overlooking a side channel of the Kwando River. The views from the lodge are stunning, and each tented unit is built right on the edge of the water. Lagoon Camp offers boat cruises as well as 4x4 game drives through some of the most scenic, unspoilt wilderness areas in Botswana. Predators are abundant in this area, and the region is known as one of the best areas in which to see wild dogs.

Days 5 and 6

On safari at Lagoon Camp. Daily morning and afternoon game drives are conducted by expert guides. Early morning is usually the best time to go out on a game drive. During the afternoon you can either enjoy another action-packed game drive or take a more relaxed sunset cruise on the Kwando River, where you are likely to see plenty of elephant, hippo and other wildlife.

Kwando Lagoon Sunset Botswana

Sunset over Kwando River in Botswana

(Image: Kwando Lagoon Camp - Botswana)

Day 7

After a final early morning game drive, it is time to check out and board your flight back to Maun (or Kasane) to connect with your onward flight.

Flights

All inter-lodge flights are excluded from the cost and listed separately to comply with legislation. Air transfers are conducted by Moremi Air using light aircraft like the reliable Cessna. This means a strict weight limit of 20 kg per person in soft bags applies (15 kg plus 5 kg hand luggage).

These scenic flights are very safe and typically fly at low altitudes, offering magnificent views over the bush and waterways of Botswana.

The itinerary can be customised to suit your exact requirements.

Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 and Nov 2019
$5,386
£4,403
€4,868
R81,989
July 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019
$7,698
£6,293
€6,957
R117,184
Local flights (approximate)
$755
£617
€682
R11,493

The rate is per person sharing. Please ask us about single supplement and rates and conditions for children.

Flight costs are an estimate based on three flights – Maun to Kwara/Splash, Kwara to Lagoon, and Lagoon back to Maun.

All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote. Likewise, our currency converter will give you a rough idea of the price in another currency, but should not be seen as a firm quote. It is only intended as a guideline, based on the daily interbank exchange rate. Please contact us to receive an accurate, free quote with no obligation.

Includes
  • Six nights luxury tented accommodation
  • All meals and beverages
  • All game activities
  • Daily laundry
  • Meet and greet at Maun airport
Excludes
  • International flights to and from Maun (or Kasane)
  • Local inter-lodge flights (see estimate above for cost of internal flights)
  • Optional extras like a private guide or exclusive vehicle
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