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Skybeds at sunset - let the games begin

This 10 day Botswana lodge safari is one not to be missed! It’s designed to get you closer to nature, and the highlight of the safari is undoubtedly sleeping on a Skybed in the Khwai Private Reserve.

From your elevated platform, designed with all the creature comforts in mind, you’ll be able to watch an array of animals as they come down to the waterhole to drink. At night you may hear elephants moving below you, or hyena calling in the distance, and you’ll certainly be awed by the array of stars that make up your ceiling.

You will also journey through the best wilderness areas in Botswana – the water wonderland of the Okavango Delta, visit the game-rich Moremi and Chobe areas and the awesome Victoria Falls


Day 1 & 2: OKAVANGO DELTA (Oddballs’ Camp)
Upon arrival at Maun International Airport, you will be met by a representative and escorted to your light aircraft for a scenic flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta and your camp for the next two nights.

Oddballs Camp is situated on the edge of Chiefs Island and on the border of Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival, you are met at the airstrip by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. He remains your guide for the duration of your stay.

Accommodation is in simple, comfortable canvas 3m x 3m safari tents set on elevated wooden decks, each with a view of the surrounding bush and shaded by canvas shelters. Each tent has its own en-suite facilities including hot and cold running water for the al fresco bucket shower –in true safari style.

Oddballsʼ offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro, (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which heʼll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where heʼll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena. The area is teaming with wildlife, including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippo, giraffe, antelope (including the rare lechwe, tsessebe and sitatunga), otters, honey-badgers, the shy pangolin, and a variety of the smaller wild cats such as civets, servals and genets. Then of course there are the birds, well over 450 species, that bring the forests, rivers and flood-plains of the Okavango to life..
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3 & 4: KHWAI PRIVATE RESERVE (The Jackal & Hide)
After an early morning activity and breakfast, you depart by light aircraft to big game country, and the amazing Khwai Private Reserve that borders on Moremi Game Reserve. Khwai Private Reserve is a massive 440,000-acre private concession area that offers some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana. The reserve is bordered by Moremi to the south, Savuti to the north and the Khwai Community Reserve to the east – in other words, in the middle of some of the most famous and iconic game-viewing areas on the continent!

For two nights you’ll stay at The Jackal & Hide Camp. The intimate, tented retreat is located amid the shimmering grasslands in the heart of the Khwai Private Reserve. With only 8, Meru-style tents, The Jackal & Hide is an intimate camp with an emphasis on hospitality. Each room is a cosy retreat from the elements and all have wonderfully large King-size beds, writing desks, cool ensuite bathrooms and private verandas with views across the grassland in front of the camp.

At the main area, a sunken lounge and fire pit take pride of place and make the perfect spot for that first morning cuppa or an early-evening G&T. Located just in front of a favourite grazing spot for zebra and elephant, it’s a fabulous wildlife-watching base during siesta time too – or at any time of day for that matter. Under the thatch, the bar, lounge and dining areas are subtly stylish, dotted with sunny cushions and black and white artworks. This a classic African bush camp with a touch of modern style.

You will explore this magnificent wildlife area on morning, afternoon and evening game drives. Mekoro excursions are also available for those who want to sit back and relax while gliding through the floodwater of the Okavango Delta (subject to water levels).
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

This morning your “transfer” takes the form of a game drive into the heart of the Khwai Private Reserve. As the name ‘Skybed‘ suggests, these are no ordinary safari accommodations and are truly unique to Botswana. Each ‘room’ is a three-story raised platform overlooking a very busy waterhole.

Charmingly rustic, yet suitably stylish, each Skybed is illuminated by lanterns at night. And don’t worry, there is a fully enclosed bathroom on the first floor with flushing toilets. With such spectacular skies overhead, you might even forget about what’s happening on the ground!

The Skybeds overlook a waterhole – in one night you might see wild dogs, lions, elephants and hyena, as well as elephants, eland, zebra and kudu, and an assortment of smaller nocturnal species, such as porcupines, bush babies, genets, jackals and honey badgers.

We can’t guarantee you will get much sleep, as there will be far too much to watch and listen to, but what a story to tell back home!

During the day, you can head out for a game drive in the private reserve, where you may see lion, leopard, wild dog, kudu, waterbuck, red lechwe, eland, impala, roan, buffalo, warthog and much more.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6 & 7: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (Muchenje Safari Lodge)
This morning you have a game drive through Khwai Private Reserve en-route to Khwai airstrip and your final light aircraft transfer to Kasane and the Chobe National Park – famed for the largest elephant herds on earth!

Upon arrival at Kasane Airport you’ll be transferred by road to Muchenje Safari Lodge. Muchenje is situated high on an escarpment on the quieter western side of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. With wonderful views of the Chobe River and the seasonal flood plains, its position means that it is far away from the bustle of Kasane and the many lodges on the eastern side of the park. Being owner run, Muchenje Safari Lodge allows for a more personalised service and homely atmosphere. With experienced managers and guides looking after you every step of the way.

Muchenje offers comfortable en-suite safari cottages each with a panoramic view over the Chobe River floodplain where you can sit back, relax and have some excellent game viewing from the comfort of your chalet. Having said that, the highlight of your stay in Chobe are the game drives in boat safaris on the Chobe River where you have the chance of exploring this iconic African wildlife area. Enjoying sundonwers on the Chobe River while watching herds of elephant swimming in the river is a memory that will stay with you for a very long time.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8 & 9: VICTORIA FALLS (Vic Falls Safari Lodge)
With time for one last morning game drive activity, you’ll depart Muchenje and travel through Chobe National Park, en-route to Zimbabwe.

Mosi oa Tunya’, or “the smoke that thunders”, the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must see. These awesome falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world and you’ll enjoy a guided tour or Victoria Falls (excl. entry fees) and the rainforest that has been created by the mist generated as the mighty Zambezi River plunges over the almost 2km long and 100m deep gorge. A truly impressive site!

You spend 2 nights at the iconic Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Located a few minutes outside Vic Falls town and overlooking a stunning waterhole and the Zambezi National Park this is the perfect spot to base yourself as you explore the area. Vic Falls is known for it’s many activity options, and depending on your tastes you can either enjoy the adrenaline rush of a bungy jump or white water rafting on the Zambezi River, or the more relaxed options of Zambezi River cruises, game walks or shopping at the local markets.
Included meals: breakfast x2, lunch x1, dinner x2

Depending on your flight departure time, there may be time for some last minute shopping or a final activity before you are transferred by road to Victoria Falls Airport where your safari of a lifetime ends.
Included meals: breakfast

Please note: Safari can be run in reverse. Please contact us for more information:

US$ 4 609.00 per person sharing (10Jan20 – 31Mar20)
US$ 5 475.00 per person sharing (01Apr20 – 31May20)
US$ 6 575.00 per person sharing (01Jun20 – 30Jun20)
US$ 6 875.00 per person sharing (01Jul20 – 31Aug20)
US$ 6 575.00 per person sharing (01Sep20 – 31Oct20)
US$ 5 475.00 per person sharing (01Nov20 – 19Dec20)
US$ 6 575.00 per person sharing (20Dec20 – 09Jan21)

The above price is based on 2 people traveling. If more than 2 people travel there is a price reduction – the larger the group, the bigger the price reduction. Please let us know how many people are in your group when making an enquiry.


$4 609 pps

10 days

Botswana Private Reserve Lodge Safari
Botswana Private Reserve Lodge Safari


  • Okavango Delta – mokoro excursions and guided bush walks

  • Moremi Game Reserve – open 4WD game drives in a private concession that borders Moremi

  • Chobe National Park – game drives and sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River

  • Two nights on a Skybed in the Khwai Private Game Reserve


  • All accommodation in twin en-suite rooms

  • Fully inclusive of all meals & drinks (except drinks at Oddballs & Chobe)

  • All inter-camp road and air transfers

  • All game viewing activities

  • Emergency medical evacuation


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