• 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

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.

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Amazing trip for any budget traveler! August 2015

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Amazing trip for any budget traveler. So much bang for your buck! Excellent camping accommodations with electricity, cots, and fans, delicious food, and of course amazing safari tours in Kruger! We still have another two days to go, and it's already worth what we paid!
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Had the best time of my life! August 2015

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Thank you very much African Budget Safaris, specifically to Claire Monson for patiently answering all my queries, for furnishing me all the requirements for my South African visa, for assisting me in choosing the best Safari tour package for me and for ensuring that I'll have the best South African Safari experience. I lost count of the email exchanges we had.
I had the time of my life. The memories of my South African trip will live in me forever. Traveled half the distance of world and it's all worth it. It is now time to plan my next South African getaway to visit other attractions your wonderful has to offer.
Maraming salamat! (in english: thank you so much).
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I want to say a huge thanks to Claire Muzzelle for all her help in planning my African vacation. She recommended the perfect package for what I needed, answered all my many questions quickly and thoroughly. My trip would not have been all that it was without her.
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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.

Dates & Pricing
Checking price

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$ 778

Price Per Day:

$ 111 per day

This Safari will depart with a minimum of 2

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
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
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
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

Meals Included:

7 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 6 Dinners

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!

Start City
Livingstone, Zambia
End City
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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