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Zebras at Botswana, South Africa

Okavango Delta Budget Lodge Safari

African Budget Safaris
4.9 . Excellent
Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
7 days
From: $ 778 $ 111 / day
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  • Chobe National Park sunset boat cruise
  • Local village walk in Gweta near Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Camping, mokoro trips and bush walks in the Okavango Delta
  • Open vehicle game viewing in Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Short Description

Departing from Livingstone, a few kilometers from Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, this budget lodge safari takes you into Botswana to experience Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, Botswana's top safari destinations.Venture into the heart of the watery Okavango Delta by traditional dugout canoe and camp out under the stars on a remote island in this pristine wilderness area - an unforgettable wildlife experience!

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This safari departs from the Victoria Falls area of Zambia and proceeds into Botswana for wildlife viewing along the Chobe River, famous for its elephants, and into the heart of the game-rich Okavango Delta. Besides game drives in safari vehicles, you’ll travel by dugout canoe and cruise boat at times. Lodging is in chalets, cabins or bungalows with en suite bathrooms, except for one night camping out on a remote island in the Okavango Delta. Note that you’ll pay for some extras, including a $550 “local payment” covering items such as park fees and some meals.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Livingstone, Zambia
End City Johannesburg, South Africa

Trip Includes

  • Transport
  • Accommodation and bedding
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Road tolls and taxes
  • Sleeping bag and mattress (camping in Okavango Delta)
  • English speaking driver / tour leader

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Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe National Park & Kasane – Botswana (Dinner)

Our week-long safari starts in Livingstone, a few kilometers from the famous Victoria Falls, on the Zambian side. On day one we depart from a meeting point located on the banks of the Zambezi River, near Vic Falls.

Day 2: Chobe to Gweta – Botswana (Breakfast & Dinner)

Today we have an early breakfast and take a leisurely drive south to the small village of Gweta, located just outside of the Nxai Pan National Park. Along the way we keep our eyes peeled for big old elephant bulls and buffalos that are found in this unfenced area of Botswana. We pause for lunch or snacks in Nata, before proceeding to Gweta - the closest town to the salt pans of the Kalahari basin in northeastern Botswana.

Day 3: Gweta to Maun – Botswana (Breakfast & Dinner)

Rise for an early breakfast before taking a guided walking tour in a Tswana village near Gweta.

On our guided tour we visit a local school, doctor and stores, walking around the village to see how the Tswana people live in rural Botswana. The village visit is a great way to gain insight into the traditions of these African people.

Day 4: Okavango Delta – Botswana (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

We slowly follow rough tracks into the untamed Okavango Delta, crossing the Buffalo Fence which was erected to keep cattle out of the delta.

Reaching the fringes of the delta waterways we transfer to mokoros and continue deeper into this wild part of Africa. Experienced and knowledgeable local guides 'pole' us along the winding channels and tranquil lagoons in the mokoros, which are traditional dugout canoes. A 'poler' stands in the back of each mokoro like a gondolier, guiding you through this extensive wetland system.

Day 5: Okavango Delta to Maun – Botswana (Breakfast & Dinner)

Wake up in one of Africa's wildest places and take a guided morning walk in the bush, a great time to sight wildlife and birds. Then we have a light breakfast and glide out of the beautiful Okavango Delta in our mokoros. We return to the mokoro station and our 4x4 safari vehicle, bringing our unforgettable delta experience to a close. Back in Maun we have lunch at our camp outside of town, enjoying a hot shower and some rest.

Day 6: Maun to Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Botswana (Breakfast & Dinner)

From Maun we travel south to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, getting up early for a hearty breakfast before hitting the road.

We drive along the edges of the Kalahari Desert region in central Botswana, passing through the small town of Mopipi. This little-visited town is located near Makgadikgadi Pans, which we can see spreading out beyond the town.

Day 7: Johannesburg – South Africa (Breakfast)

On the final day of this Okavango Budget Lodge Safari we cross back into South Africa travelling to Johannesburg, the City of Gold.

Along the way we visit the historic town of Serowe, a regional hub for commerce and trade. Then we return to Martin's Drift on the border and travel back through the changing landscapes of the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces, stopping for lunch in Mokopane.


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excellent holiday, very well organised

We booked a Safari trip with ABS in Botswana. We were helped by Harriet Purser in chosing the right formula and were very happy with the service provided. We had a few payment isssues (with our bank) and are thankful for the understanding and patience shown by Harriet.
We have had a wonderful holiday. We were impressed by the way everything was organised and experienced the trip of a lifetime. We saw an abundance of wildlife, created lots of unforgettable memories and have taken tons of photos.

Our guide Eddie was extremely knowledgeable, humoristic and friendly.
The food was well prepared (maybe a bit too much meat but that’s apparently part of the local culture) & the group we travelled with was more than ok.

We have travelled quite a bit already in different continents and can safely say that this was the best holidays we have had so far. It was basic in terms of comfort but it was enriching in terms of life experience.
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I had the greatest time and saw so many…

I had the greatest time and saw so many amazing things doing 3 different safaris organised by the wonderful Bronwyn. I was travelling alone and felt so safe knowing she had organised everything for me with reliable people. All the transfers, accomodation, food and safari companies that were utilised were professional and well worth the price. Everything went without a hitch. It was a fabulous time. Thanks so much!
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We had an excellent tour with our guide…

We had an excellent tour with our guide Peter.
A brilliant 4 day Tour. It worked fabulously and well worth the cost.
Backpacker accommodation and food was great.

I had a fabulous time!

Thank you very much!
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Excellent experience

Excellent experience. Our journey to South Africa was organised very well and taylor made to our needs. During our trip they helped us with some small issues we had (aircompany changed flights). Prices were fair for the quality. Highly recomended.
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I had the time of my life

I had the time of my life. Great service with great people from start to finish.

Live time experience!

Outstanding. Could`t expect better!
First time Safari in Africa and off course hiring online, to RSA organization and the service provider a Tanzanian safari company left us slightly afraid. All could not had gone better!!
From all the attention previously to the trip to all the care we got from Safari Predators club (African Budget Safaris partner in Tanzania), all was excellent!
The guide, the hotels (chosen by ABS) all was an incredible experience.
Highly recommend African Budget Safari services!
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Optional Activities

During your stay in Okavango Delta Budget Lodge Safari offers you a variety of optional Activities

Victoria Falls Activities

Gorge Swing

White Water Rafting

Half Day Canoe Trip

15 minutes Helicopter Tour

15 minutes Microlight Tour

Sunset Boat Cruise

Game Drives

Bungee Jumping

Botswana Activities

Chobe 4x4 Game Drive

Nxai Pans Sundowner 4x4 Trip

Baobab Forest Sundowners

Okavango Delta Flight

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max


African Budget Safaris understands that not everyone is a camper; with this in mind we bring you an assortment of accommodated Safari options that offer great comfort while still taking your budget into account.

Our goal is to ensure that your accommodation en route is beautifully clean and that it will over deliver on expectations - an oasis of creature comforts set amidst the African bush.

Safari Lodge Accommodation

The majority of the accommodation on Safari is in 2 - 3 star establishments, although there are safaris that make use of 4 and 5 star establishments.

Lodge Selection Process

Each establishment is chosen through their reputation and service delivery. We make use of several types of accommodation available at each establishment depending on the tour. These include shared dorm style accommodation, single rooms, double/twin room and occasionally triple rooms. For each tour the style of accommodation will be mentioned.

Safari Accommodation Types

Lodge Safaris make use of Hotels, Guesthouses, Bungalows, Backpackers and even Treehouses! Generally speaking by choosing a Budget Lodge Safari you will get to see Africa in comfort and style at a great price!

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be done in writing and receipt thereof acknowledged by African Budget Safaris to be a valid cancellation.

Cancellation of bookings is subject to the following conditions:

More than 61 days prior to booking, deposit is non-refundable.

60 days or less prior to the booking, 100% cancellation fee without refund.

We will endeavour to confirm your booking as soon as possible after receipt of payment of deposit however should we fail to secure this booking for any reason whatsoever, we will strive to procure alternative booking arrangements. Should these alternative arrangements not be suitable for yourself, African Budget Safaris will refund your payment, subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier with whom the booking was made.

You will not be entitled to refunds for a no show or for a partially used booking.

 In the unlikely event of a misquotation being made by African Budget Safaris, we reserve the right to cancel a booking without any liability if the misquote results in a cost implication and any payment already made will be refunded to you. Similarly African Budget Safaris will not be held liable for any error on our website, brochures or other advertising and marketing material, and reserves the right to correct it once any such error has been brought to our attention, which may result in the cancellation of a booking and refund of any payment already made, without any liability arising on behalf of African Budget Safaris.

Should any errors occur on our website, brochures or other advertising or marketing material with regard to pricing, African Budget Safaris reserves the right to correct it as soon as it is brought to our attention and cannot be held bound thereby.

Additional Information:

Tour Accommodation:

On this tour accommodation is mostly in shared rooms with twin beds in chalets, cabins or rooms, featuring en suite bathrooms. Most of the places that we stay at are located in picturesque settings with a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. We spend one night camping under the stars in pre-erected tents on a remote island in the Okavango Delta – an unforgettable wildlife experience!

Tour Transport:

Transport on this tour will be in a comfortable mini-bus or microbus. Except in Chobe Park when we embark on game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and in the Okavango Delta where dugout canoes (mekoros) are used.

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Trip Excludes

  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Flights and airport transfers
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry, tips to driver and local guides
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature

Meals Included:

7 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 6 Dinners

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