Botswana is indeed one of Africa’s most remarkable destinations for wildlife and conservation. It is the country with the highest concentration of elephants left on Earth, the biggest African wild dog population and one of only 9 viable lion populations on the continent.
Our portfolio of Botswana safaris are designed to immerse you in this wildlife spectacle and in this vast, unspoiled wilderness. We are inspired by the expedition style of safari, in the tradition of Hemingway and Roosevelt as we believe there is a strong desire in many travelers to go back to the roots of safari, to touch, smell, feel and experience the wild, with ones feet firmly in the dust that covers Africa.
Botswana still has plenty of places where you can enjoy a quality camping experience deep in the wilderness while ‘roughing-it in style’ under canvas. Our mobile camping safaris will be particularly appealing to those who want to connect with the earth, culture, and wildlife in a very up-close and personal way. Our safaris emphasize the unique experience of Africa: rising before the sun to a dawn chorus of birds, days spent on the search for game, and falling asleep to the distant roar of lions.
Our Special Botswana Safaris
The Kalahari & Okavango Safari
The “Green Season” is a special time of year to visit Botswana. By December the rains have finally arrived transforming the dry, dusty bush into a green, lush wonderland. Zebra and other plains game migrate south from the Chobe region to give birth and graze on the fresh grass of the Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert.
Visit the Kalahari Desert, the endless grasslands of Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi Pans, search for all the classic African game in the Moremi Game Reserve, and glide across the Okavango Delta in a dugout canoe. Accommodation will be in lodges for 2 nights and luxury camping for 8 nights.
Departure Dates in Jan, Feb, Mar 2019
The Culture & Wildlife of Botswana
Join Bonnie Fladung for this cultural and wildlife safari to Botswana. Bonnie is a wildlife writer and coauthor of When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer, a 2016 National Geographic book recommendation.
Visit a remote San Bushmen village, interact with the villagers, & learn about their customs and daily lives. We'll join them around their evening campfires and learn about the local environment on a bush walk. Then travel to the Tsodilo Hills, a sacred place to the San and view the ancient Bushmen rock art. Finally, spend 6 nights camping in the wildlife-rich Moremi Reserve.
Departure Date: Aug 28-Sept 9, 2019