This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines now closed

User menu
FROM US$7,840-US$18,400

Kudu Safari

A luxury Botswana safari exploring the Okavango Delta staying at Nxebega Camp and the stunning Sandibe Lodge, with excellent guiding and some of the most prolific wildlife viewing anywhere in Africa.

Kudu Safari: Summary

Kudu Safari in a nutshell

On arrival into the small town of Maun, you’ll be met and escorted to a light aircraft on the runway. Fly out over the Okavango Delta, getting a hint of the immense size of this wilderness and a stunning view of its myriad of waterways, islands, woodland and savannah – you may also spot your first herds of wildlife.

Your first stay is at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, an elegant, contemporary set up in an exclusive 25,000-hectare concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. With breath-taking views across mopane woodlands and seasonally flooded grasslands and shaded by ebony trees, it’s a diverse habitat home to a rich variety of species. With a mixture of land and water-based activities, you can explore on day and night game drives, walking safaris, boating excursions, fishing and mokoro canoe trips on the lookout for lions, hippo, giraffe and elephant.

Another short flight brings you to Sandibe Safari Lodge, an architectural gem designed to resemble a resting pangolin, hidden by palm trees and ancient baobabs deep in the Delta. More of a land-based experience, discover the area on drives and on foot in a portion of the Delta where viewing is exceptional. Buffalo and elephant are permanent residents and while lion and leopard are the dominant predators, cheetah, wild dog and hyena commonly seen.

Both intimate lodges have excellent guiding, service and cuisine with beautiful rooms you may struggle to leave. Combined with the density of wildlife and variety of safari activities, this is a quintessential luxury Okavango Delta experience.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Nxabega Tented Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
4 nights Sandibe Safari Lodge - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Days 1-4

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp (formerly known as ‘Nxabega Safari Camp’ – and often to most of us simply as “Nxabega") is set in an area of mixed woodlands and floodplains situated within a 70km² private concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, to the west of Chief's Island. The camp’s pedigree is good, and it aims for a very high standard of food, comfort and care, with completely new tents in 2016. There’s both dry land and water around, and so it offers game drives as well as mokoro and boating activities.

View full itinerary

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Days 4-8

Adjacent to Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, the luxurious and uniquely designed Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge sits among towering stands of palm trees, thick riverine vegetation and several huge old baobabs. It's a lovely mix of forested areas interspersed with floodplains and permanent deep-water channels.

View full itinerary
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Tented Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

About image

Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Kudu Safari.

  • Incredible wildlife viewing
  • A great mix of safari activities on land and water
  • Combine elegant Nxabega & the stunning Sandibe
  • Watch elephants & giraffes from your plunge pool
  • Great guiding, food and service throughout

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Kudu Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

About image

Key species to see on the Kudu Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Kudu Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

99% chance

Buffalo

99% chance

Wild dog

96% chance

Cheetah

89% chance

Eland

62% chance

White Rhino

56% chance

Black Rhino

37% chance

Roan antelope

17% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Sitatunga

0% chance

Let us help you customise your trip

Like all of our holidays on this site, this is just an idea. All of our trips are tailor-made, so we'll always adapt them to suit you.


Talk to an Expert

Browse this Expert Africa website, then call us. We’ll match you with the Specialist in our team who is best suited to help you.

Set up your itinerary

Based on our experience and your ideas, your specialist will create a detailed, costed itinerary. We’ll refine it together, until we have a trip that you’re perfectly happy with.

Prepare for your trip

The same Specialist will make the seamless arrangements for your trip, send you detailed travel documents, and be available to answer any questions before you depart.

Travel with peace of mind

After you set off, you’ll be cared for by our partners in Africa, most of whom have worked with Expert Africa for decades. And if you ever need us urgently, we’re available 24/7.

When you return

We love to learn about your trip, and so will always be grateful if you’ve the time to give feedback to your Specialist when you return.

Inspire me

Need inspiration?

Let our trip chooser narrow down the options for you

Inspire me

Other ideas for Botswana safaris

Look at these ideas in Botswana: then talk to us. Will will design a trip that's perfect for you.


Map

Porcupine Safari

11 days • 4 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Visit dramatically contrasting landscapes boasting a variety of species during this exploration of Botswana’s top-safari destinations. A combination of national parks and private reserves allows for a range of activities.

Visiting Chobe, Central Kalahari and 2 other areas

US$7,750 - US$14,040 per person

Read more about the Porcupine Safari

Map

Pangolin Safari

8 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Three relaxed, local feeling camps in pristine settings – the Kwando Reserve and Okavango Delta. Guided by a driver and tracker at each, this a great trip for spotting Botswana’s top predators.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Kwando-Linyanti

US$6,740 - US$12,200 per person

Read more about the Pangolin Safari

Map

Large-spotted Genet Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A luxury safari exploring the Okavango Delta and Linyanti–Savuti, two of the best wildlife viewing areas in Botswana, staying at three top camps renowned for their guiding for a first-class experience.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Kwando-Linyanti

US$8,990 - US$18,960 per person

Read more about the Large-spotted Genet Safari

Map

African Jacana Safari

7 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

An adventurous introduction to Botswana blending prolific wildlife, incredible landscapes and varied activities staying at relaxed camps in the Chobe Enclave, a community-owned reserve bordering the Moremi, and Makgadikgadi Pans.

Visiting Kalahari Salt Pans, Moremi and 1 other area

US$6,380 - US$9,200 per person

Read more about the African Jacana Safari

Map

Spotted-necked Otter Safari

6 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Discover the heart of the Okavango Delta and diverse Linyanti, staying in two classic luxury canvas camps in private reserves this is a varied, wildlife-filled safari experience.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Kwando-Linyanti

US$6,380 - US$12,730 per person

Read more about the Spotted-necked Otter Safari

Map

Steenbok Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A classic Botswana safari exploring the Moremi, Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. Excellent wildlife viewing and a variety of activities from three of our favourite traditional tented camps.

Visiting Chobe, Okavango Delta and 1 other area

US$6,130 - US$10,400 per person

Read more about the Steenbok Safari

Map

Spring Hare Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KASANE AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

An authentic and diverse safari to Botswana combining the Chobe Forest Reserve, Savuti Marshes and the Okavango Delta. Strong wildlife viewing, a variety of activities and excellent value camps.

Visiting Chobe, Okavango Delta

US$6,030 - US$10,920 per person

Read more about the Spring Hare Safari

Map

Ground Squirrel Safari

7 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Experiencing the wilderness with an engaging guide whilst staying in a private mobile camp is often the highlight of a safari. Combine that with a charming camp overlooking the Okavango Delta and you’re onto a winner!

Visiting Moremi, Okavango Delta

US$6,010 - US$8,870 per person

Read more about the Ground Squirrel Safari

Map

Wildcat Safari

4 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A short, high-quality safari staying at two lavish camps with excellent hospitality and guiding standards. The journey takes you from the wildlife-rich, lush Okavango Delta to dry open plains split by the meandering Selinda Spillway.

Visiting Kwando-Linyanti, Okavango Delta

US$9,800 - US$15,340 per person

Read more about the Wildcat Safari

Map

Wild Dog Safari

13 days • 5 locations • 1 country
KASANE AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

An in-depth discovery of northern Botswana’s wilderness, from Chobe and the private Kwando Reserve to the Moremi and iconic Okavango Delta with a great variety of activities and wildlife.

Visiting Chobe, Moremi and 2 other areas

US$9,980 - US$18,060 per person

Read more about the Wild Dog Safari

Other safari ideas across Africa

Talk to us: help us to understand what you like and we can create a safari that will really suit you.


Itinerary image

Giraffe Safari

9 days • 3 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

A safari to the remotest parts of Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. Perfect for experienced safari goers and first-time Africa adventurers. Explore with expert guides whilst staying at small bushcamps.

US$7,800 - US$9,240 per person

Itinerary image

Purple Roller Safari

8 days • 2 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Explore the varied habitats and terrain of Kafue National Park with stays in two wonderfully remote bushcamps: sister camps that offer access to both the centre of the park and the wildlife-rich Busanga Plains.

US$7,890 - US$8,520 per person

Itinerary image

Great Egret Safari

12 days • 4 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

A wonderfully varied adventure to Botswana and Zimbabwe combining three fantastic safari areas, a luxury river cruise and the mighty Victoria Falls.

US$8,020 - US$13,780 per person

Itinerary image

Defassa Waterbuck Safari

9 days • 3 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Stay in three intimate, owner-run camps during this exploration of Kafue National Park. Remote locations, true wilderness and a range of activities make for a real adventure off the beaten track.

US$7,630 - US$8,260 per person

Itinerary image

Superb Starling Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Explore Nyerere and Ruaha national parks from two luxurious sister camps within wildlife-rich locations. Both offer a range of land- and water-based activities, a superb standard of guiding and access to beautifully contrasting landscapes.

US$7,480 - US$11,170 per person

Itinerary image

Duiker Safari

10 days • 3 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Three luxurious bushcamps in stunning riverside locations, split between the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks, offer a wide variety of expert-guided safari activities in stunning game-rich environments.

US$7,460 - US$9,540 per person

Itinerary image

Honeyguide Fly-in Safari

7 days • 4 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

With a range of luxurious accommodation, this fly-in safari combines relaxation and indulgence with traditional safari pursuits in some of northern Tanzania’s most notable safari destinations.

US$8,280 - US$10,250 per person

Itinerary image

Hippo Safari

9 days • 4 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LIVINGSTONE AIRPORT

Combining excellent game with aspects of remoter safari in South Luangwa, as well as the cultural delights of Livingstone, this trip also makes use of long-stay discounts, making it an excellent-value and well-rounded adventure.

US$7,360 - US$9,110 per person

Itinerary image

Avocet Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

This luxurious safari explores three iconic African reserves from exclusive lodges in unbeatable locations. A very high standard of food, care and guiding ensure that you can focus on this amazing experience.

US$8,360 - US$13,980 per person

Itinerary image

Vervet Monkey Safari

7 days • 2 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Explore the world-class wildlife of Zambia’s South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks in considerable luxury, guided by experts from two sister camps renowned for their excellent level of care.

US$7,280 - US$9,940 per person

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Africa