Buffalo Thorn Tour

Duration - 12 nights   |   Price $6,830 to 8,845   |   When - All year



2 Nights - Chobe Safari Lodge- Chobe

2 Nights - Lebala - Linyanti

2 Nights - Pom Pom - Okavango

2 Nights - Gunns Camp - Okavango

2 Nights - Tau Pan - Central Kalahari

2 Nights - Nxai Pan - Nxai Pan

Tour Map

What do we think?


This 12 night 6 lodge tour is an extension to our popular Fever Berry tour and offers the same great value.


Visiting 6 quality lodges, the tour initially takes you through Chobe National Park, staying on or besides the Chobe river area with game drives and sunset boat cruises.   Next on to a private concession in Linyanti, and a second private concession in the central areas of the Okavango Delta. These camps  provide you with a diversity of vegetation in exceptional game viewing areas where the focus is on wildlife viewing.


Your 4th lodge is amongst the permanent waterways of the south central Okavango Delta regions where the emphasis is on water activities and the tranquillity of the Delta itself.


The extension of this tour takes you to the arid areas of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve  and then finally on to Nxai Pan National Park. Both regions are completely different to those of the northern areas offering a total contrast in flora and fauna.


This tour will give you the broadest spectrum that Botswana offers, staying in quality camps with all transfers being by light aircraft.

Tour starts

Tour ends

Kasane International Airport

Maun International Airport



  • 12 nights accommodation in 6 lodges
  • Great Value Tour
  • Sunset cruise on the Chobe River
  • Huge buffalo herds of Linyanti
  • True Delta experience
  • Combines with Nxai pan and the Central Kalahari


All Accommodation and Meals

In Country Transportation

All Activities whilst in Camp

All National Park Fees



International Transportation


Special imported Champagnes and Spirits

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Land activities

Water activities

Good for Honeymoons?

Spa pampering

(the longer the line... the stronger the emphasis)

Days 1 and 2


2 nights at Chobe Safari Lodge


Upon your arrival at Kasane Airport you will be transferred to Chobe Safari Lodge  which is situated in Kasane on the banks of Chobe River and borders Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep four African countries meet (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia).


The lodge has been recently renovated to offer a magical lodge experience to add to the spectacular game viewing. Game drives into the famous Chobe National Park are combined with boat cruises on the mighty Chobe River.




Visit  Chobe Safari Lodge

Days 3 and 4


2 nights Lebala, Linyanti


After a charter flight, you will arrive at Lebala. This lodge is one of Safari Lifestyles favourite camps as it sits in a prime game area in the Greater Linyanti region of Botswana.


The lodge uses a tracker policy on its vehicles which really does enhance your game viewing experience and makes you feel closer to a real safari. Large herds of buffalo and elephant are abundant here together with their following predators. The area has in recent years had strong populations of wild dogs including den sites.




Visit Lebala

Days 5 and 6


2 nights Pom Pom, Okavango Delta


In the heart of the Okavango Delta within the MATSEBE concession area, Pom Pom camp is another jewel in Botswana’s crown! Here hippo grunt and frolic in front of camp’s permanent lagoon that is surrounded by miles of reeds.


In a clear water oasis “mokoro” offer you a wonderful means of viewing wildlife as you glide between palm fringed islands. This camp also offers excellent game drives, also with a tracker policy and has a very good record of game sightings..




Visit Pom Pom

Days 7 and 8


2 nights Gunns Camp, Okavango Delta


Overlooking the legendary Chief’s Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn’s Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its

unique surroundings,


Gunn’s Camp achieves a fine balance of comfort whilst embracing the sights and sounds of the wilderness. Here the activities are concentrated towards the true Delta experience with mokoro trips, boat cruises and game walks.




Visit Gunns

Days 9 and 10


2 nights Tau Pan, Central Kalahari


After the summer rains – the CKGR completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with sweet grasses.


This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people seem to be aware of this – so the visitors are few.  The camp uses a guide and tracker system which is fantastic for enhancing your chances for great sightings.




Visit Tau Pan

Days 11 and 12


2 nights at Nxai Pan Camp, Nxai Pan National Park


Upon your arrival at Maun airport you will be transferred by light aircraft to camp. Nxai Pan camp is the only permanent camp situated within the Nxai Pan National Park. The camp was opened in 2009 and is proving a popular desert destination along with Tau Pan camp.


The rooms are built from a light, specially selected material which keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer, a fan also helps circulate the breeze in those hotter months. The rooms are light and spacious providing a welcome relief to the arid environment.




Visit Nxai Pan

Day 13


After your mornings activities and after a short light aircraft flight back to Maun, you'll connect with your onward journey. If you choose an extension to Vic Falls, your transfers and accommodation will be arranged with Safari Lifestyles... see below.



Take me to the Victoria Falls Add-Ons

  • Notes
  • Any combinations of nights can be booked at these camps
  • This tour can be taken in reverse
  • Please contact us for single supplements

Prices per person sharing

2018 departures

11 Jan - 31 Mar

$ 6,830

01 Apr - 30 Jun

$ 7,805

01 Jul - 31 Oct

$ 8,845

01 Nov - 30 Nov

$ 7,805

01 Dec - 31 Dec

$ 6,830

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Buffalo Thorn Tour

Duration - 12 nights   |   Price $6,700 to 8,845   |   When - All year