Best of Botswana

Best of Botswana
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This one gives you a taste of Botswana's beautiful biodiversity, from meerkat colonies in the sweeping Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to game drives in the Okavango Delta, one of the world's most iconic safari destinations. With lots of included game drives and incredible cultural experiences along the way, this 5 day adventure will stick in the memory for years to come.

Highlights
Okavango Delta

  • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Afternoon Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Night Drive in the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles


Okavango Delta to Maun

  • Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager and local guides, whose knowledge of Africa and wildife will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of your trip.
Being on safari sure works up an appetite. We'll provide breakfast every day, plus a huge stack of included lunches and dinners, from buffets to picnics. Choose what you want and how much you want from local to global cuisines.
Destinations
  • Botswana
  • Africa
Tour Types
  • Discoverer
Day 1 Kasane to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Dumela Botswana! Your trip starts in Kasane where we'll head south from Kwalape Lodge towards the Makgadikgadi salt pans and our lodge for the night.Opt to cruise the salt pans in open safari vehicles in search of a meerkat colony while getting some funky perspective photos in one of the largest salt flats in the world. Tonights treat is sundower drinks under an icon of Botswana before retiring to the lodge for dinner and drinks at the bar.
Meals: Dinner
Locations: Kasane, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Day 2 Makgadikgadi Pans to Okavango Delta
After a hearty breakfast, we'll wave goodbye to the pans and head off to Maun - the gateway of the Okavango Delta.Our minds already blown by this unique natural landscape, it's off to the Okavango Delta, where we'll take an awe-inspiring game drive before settling into our exclusive Contiki Safari Camp. We'll be greeted with luxe two person dome tents - pre-erected of course - with stretchers, mattresses and linen. Dinner? How about a campfire meal as we swap tales under a starswept sky?
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Locations: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta

Day 3 Okavango Delta
Get your David Attenborough voice on, we are in the heart of Africa's iconic wildlife filming paradise. This sprawling wetland is home to some of Africa's most incredible species and we will start searching for them after a quick bite to eat and we're off on an early morning game drive in the Okavango Delta in hopes of spotting elephants, hippos and if we're lucky, some predators. We'll head back to camp for a tasty lunch and siesta. Chill in the camp or opt for a Mokoro boat trip along the gorgeous waterways of the delta. In the afternoon we're back on another jaw-dropping game drive before our traditional campfire dinner. The day isn't over, though - not even close.This evening we have a once in a lifetime opportunity - a night drive in the bush with spotlights seeking out elusive nocturnal animals you can't find during the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Locations: Okavango Delta

Day 4 Okavango Delta to Maun
After breakfast it's time for another morning game drive - eyes peeled for elephants - before we head to Maun and our lodge for the night.This afternoon opt to soar over the delta on a helicopter for peerless views of the wildlife below, as you hover just meters above the waterways.This evening you can choose to experience a dinner and show, with young people from the local community performing on the theme of conservation.
Meals: Breakfast
Locations: Okavango Delta, Maun

Day 5 Depart Maun
After a last breakfast together its time to say goodbye to new found friends and an incredible time in Botswana.
Meals: Breakfast
Locations: Maun

Food

  • Being on safari sure works up an appetite. We'll provide breakfast every day, plus a huge stack of included lunches and dinners, from buffets to picnics. Choose what you want and how much you want from local to global cuisines.


Staff

  • You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager and local guides, whose knowledge of Africa and wildife will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of your trip.

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Touring with Contiki

Started by one man with big dreams in 1962, Contiki now offers over 300 trips to 6 continents for 18 to 35 year olds, with the mantra #NOREGRETS. It’s their way of life; it’s about changing your perspective on the world, walking in other’s shoes, witnessing different cultures, religions, and ways of living; it’s about living in the moment, pushing past your comfort zone, challenging yourself to do the things you never thought possible.

Contiki believe that travel is so much more than just ticking boxes and saying you were there. It’s not about doing things for the sake of doing them, or seeing things just because you should. For them, travel is all about experience. It’s the number of sunsets you’ve watched with best friends, the number of ancient landmarks you’ve visited, the number of times you’ve defied your comfort zone and done the extraordinary. So that’s what their trips are all about – the #NOREGRETS experiences that will make you, the traveller, richer than your wildest dreams.

Their incredible experiences encompass all interests and cultures – bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, seeing the pyramids of Giza, walking the Great Wall of China, roadtrip along Route 66, watch the sunrise over Uluru, party in Las Vegas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, zipline through the Costa Rica rainforest, see the Mona Lisa, fly over the Grand Canyon or cuddle a Koala. The cost of your trip ensures Contiki take care of all your travel arrangements, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, organised activities, plenty of free time and optional ‘me’ time activities to put your own unique stamp on your travel experience.

Contiki cater to all travellers, whether you want to cram in as many destinations as possible and experience everything or stick in one region for a while for an in depth exploration to really get under the skin of the country, they have the trip for you and many other options in between. Choose a purely water-based adventure with their Sailing, Cruise and Beach holidays, or snowy travels with the Winter holidays and even purely camping accommodation to make the most of your holiday budget but still see and experience all your destination has to offer.

Contiki is a founding partner of TreadRight, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation in 2008 to encourage sustainable tourism within its family of amazing travel brands. The TreadRight Foundation acts as an older, wiser sibling to Contiki, guiding them down a more sustainable path. The TreadRight Foundation supports projects that help the environment, protect and conserve ecosystems, and benefit communities. The foundation, along with The Travel Corporation brands, has donated in excess of US$2 million towards international sustainable tourism projects - a figure that continues to rise.

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