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Botswana African Safari

An authentic, mobile camping safari into the wilderness of Botswana.  Discover the remote African bush on this 11-day luxury safari.  Fly over the Okavango Delta and visit Moremi Reserve and Chobe National Park.

The Great North Road: An 11 Day Luxury Camping Adventure

The Great North Road

Explore the stunning game parks of Botswana our 11-day, luxury mobile camping safari.  Witness large herds of elephants drinking from the Chobe River, follow lions across the plains of Savute, search for painted dogs in the vast expanse of Moremi, and explore the watery environment of the Okavango Delta.  You’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations, excellent food, and an expert safari guide in a remote and wild setting.

Camping in Africa allows you to experience the magic of the bush in a very personal way.  Our mobile camping safaris are designed to immerse you deep into the African wilderness.  You'll fall asleep to the distant roar of lions under the African stars.  Our comfortable mobile camping safaris are the quintessential African experience (and our favorite safari style).

Buffalo Herd, Chobe

2018 Rates

  • $3735.00 (April-June; Nov-Dec)
  • $5610.00 (July-Oct)

Rates are per person sharing

Length: 10 nights/11 days

Route:  Northbound starts in Maun and ends in Kasane, Botswana; Southbound starts in Kasane and ends in Maun, Botswana

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BRIEF ITINERARY (Maun to Kasane)

Days 1-2: Moremi Game Reserve

“Dumela / Hello! Welcome to Botswana!”  Upon arrival at the Maun Airport, you'll be met by our representative with a warm Botswana welcome.  You'll recieve a snack pack before meeting the pilot for your stunning light aircraft scenic flight over the Okavango Delta and Chief’s Island.  This flight gives you a fish eagle’s eye view of this amazing ecosystem. When you land at your remote bush airstrip within the Moremi Game Reserve, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your mobile camp - with a game drive en route. The friendly, attentive staff will help you feel immediately at home and brief you on what to look forward to on your safari. The magic of a mobile camp becomes apparent as the sun sets and you enjoy drinks around the fire before a starlit dinner and a great night’s rest after falling asleep to the sounds of the African bush. Spending our first two nights camping in the Xakanaxa / Third Bridge area, we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. The Moremi Game Reserve protects around a third of the entire Okavango Delta ecosystem – over 1 900 square miles. (Day 1: Lunch, Dinner; Days 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 3-4-5: Khwai Concession, border of Moremi Game Reserve

Following an early breakfast, your safari team packs up the camp and as you continue your journey to Khwai, stopping for a bush picnic lunch en route. The Khwai River forms the boundary between the reserve and the local Khwai Community Area. We spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on day and night game drives. You will also experience a 2½-hour mokoro trip, discovering channels and lagoons at a relaxed pace in a traditional dug-out canoe. Night drives (using filtered spotlights to find game without affecting their night vision – or yours) offers a unique opportunity to encounter less well-known nocturnal species, as well as possibly witness hunting and other behavior which more often takes place under the cloak of darkness. As night drives are not permitted within Botswana’s national parks and reserves, we conduct these nocturnal safaris in the Khwai Community Area. (Days 3-5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 6-7-8: Savute, Chobe National Park

You'll continue further north en route to Chobe National Park, were you'll spend the following three nights camping at a pristine bush campsite in the Savute region and exploring the dry landscape on game drives. Savute is an area that can change dramatically, with the character of the place changing completely depending on the flowing or drying up of the Savute Channel. In 2010, water from the Savute Channel reached the Marsh for the first time in three decades (after a long dry period during which resident lions learned to prey on elephants coming to drink at isolated waterholes). The presence of water can transform these dynamics and the only way to find out what will happen next, is to visit Savute and see for yourself!  (Days 6-8: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 9-10:  Chobe River Front, Chobe National Park

Leaving this parched landscape, we continue our journey north to the contrasting Chobe River region of the park. You'll spend the last two nights camping in a wilderness campsite near the Chobe River, exploring the riverbanks and surrounding flood plains on game drives. On Day 9 you will enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River which departs from Kasane.  (Days 9-10: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11:  Safari ends in Kasane

Following breakfast and a short game drive your safari will end in Kasane at around 09h00.  (Day 11: Breakfast).

2018 Departures

Routing

Starts

Ends

Season

Maun to Kasane

Apr 4

Apr 14

Low

Kasane to Maun

Apr 15

Apr 25

Low

Maun to Kasane

May 2

May 12

Low

Kasane to Maun

May 13

May 23

Low

Maun to Kasane

May 30

June 9

Low

Kasane to Maun

June 10

June 20

Low

Maun to Kasane

June 27

July 7

Low

Kasane to Maun

July 8

July 18

High

Maun to Kasane

July 25

Aug 4

High

Kasane to Maun

Aug 5

Aug 15

High

Maun to Kasane

Aug 22

Sept 1

High

Kasane to Maun

Sept 2

Sept 12

High

Maun to Kasane

Sept 19

Sept 29

High

Kasane to Maun

Sept 30

Oct 10

High

Maun to Kasane

Oct 17

Oct 27

High

Kasane to Maun

Oct 28

Nov 7

High

Maun to Kasane

Nov 14

Nov 24

Low

Kasane to Maun

Nov 25

Dec 5

Low

Maun to Kasane

Dec 6

Dec 16

Low

 

Fully Serviced Mobile Camping Safaris are very comfortable, with large, walk-in tents, beds, linens, and private toilets and showers attached to the tent.  The camp staff takes care of all the chores, from setting up camp, cooking delicious meals over a fire, and attending to your every need.   All you need to do is relax and enjoy the African wilderness!

Inside Your Tent

Your Safari Tent

Your Safari Vehicle

 

GROUP SIZE:  Departures guaranteed with 1 guest minimum.  Maximum group size is 7.  Minimum age of 12 years.

INCLUDED:  Accommodation as specified in itinerary; Large, walk-in tents with floors, mosquito gauze windows, beds, linens; Private, en-suite toilet/shower; Game drives, local transfers, scenic flight to/from Moremi;  Services of a professional guide and camp assistants;  Camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves;  All entrance fees and camping fees within Botswana national parks and reserves; Meals and select drinks (wine, beer, gin/tonics, soft drinks, juice, water, coffee, tea); All activities as specified in the itinerary.

EXCLUDED:  All international flights and departure taxes; Entry visas; Travel insurance (required); Accommodation not specified in the itinerary; Optional activities/excursions; Staff gratuities; Laundry, Items of personal nature and toiletries; Increases in park fees.

PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required to confirm booking.  Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.

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