The Elephant Safari

A 15 Day Mobile Camping Adventure

The Elephant Safari

This adventure safari is perfect for those who want to visit the great wilderness areas of Botswana and the seldom visited Caprivi Strip of Namibia.  Starting in Kasane, Botswana and ending at Victoria Falls, this affordable safari is full of adventure yet ideal for those wanting a unique safari.  On the Elephant Safari you’ll experience the parks of NW Namibia, the ancient rock art of Tsodilo, the swamps of the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.  These reserves offer some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa.  Located in the remote bush, many campsites are private, wild, and unfenced.  The Elephant Safari is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily rhythms and magic of the African wilderness.

This safari is a "participation mobile camping safari" because guests "participate" by setting up their own tent, carrying their luggage from the vehicle to the tent, and sleeping on a mattress pad (not a bed or cot).  The safari runs with one vehicle and a trailer to haul all the supplies as you move from camp to camp.  Many guests will also pitch in with the cooking, though this is not required.  Each safari is accompanied by a professional guide and a camp assistant who will ensure your safari is safe, educational, and fun.

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BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Kasane and Chobe River Area, camping

Day 2: Susuwe/West Caprivi National Park, camping 

Day 3: Popa Falls, camping

Day 4: Tsodilo Hills, camping

Days 5 - 6: Okavango Delta, camping

Day 7: Maun, camping

Days 8 - 10: Moremi Game Reserve, camping

Days 11 - 13: Chobe National Park, camping

Days 14 - 15: A night in a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

2020 Departure Dates

Departs Kasane, Botswana

Ends Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Season

Jan 11

Jan 25

Low

Feb 1

Feb 15

Low

Feb 22

Mar 7

Low

Mar 14

Mar 28

Low

Mar 28

Apr 11

Low

Apr 11

Apr 25

Low

Apr 25

May 9

Low

May 9

Jun 6

Low

Jun 13

Jun 27

Low

Jun 27

Jul 11

High

Jul 11

Jul 25

High

Jul 25

Aug 8

High

Aug 8

Aug 22

High

Aug 22

Sep 5

High

Sep 5

Sep 19

High

Sep 19

Oct 3

High

Oct 3

Oct 17

High

Oct 31

Nov 14

Low

Nov 14

Nov 28

Low

Dec 5

Dec 19

Low

 

All safaris are equipped with the luxuries required for travel comfort and peaceful relaxation (custom-built safari vehicles, a mobile kitchen serving good wholesome food with an African flavor and ice-cold drinks for that tropical sundowner) while still maintaining the exhilarating spirit of the adventurous traveler.

All our vehicles are customized, tough, reliable Safari Land Rovers.  Vehicles are extra wide with more seating space and have:


Folding windscreenRemovable canvas roof; Perspex windows for the cold and rain; Fridge for cold beverages,;  Folding side door;  Comfortable coil spring suspension; 120L water tank with tap;  Open sides for unobstructed views.

Our trailers are also custom-built on Land Rover chassis:

Chair box for easy access;  Easy modular packing system – saves time;  Folding side table complete with full kitchen behind.

The tents are large and comfortable, the showers are private and hot and the bush toilets are clean and private.

Meals are served in a tranquil setting next to the campfire in the African bush. Traditional meals are prepared on the open fire by the camp assistant.

  

 

GROUP SIZE:  Departures guaranteed with 2 people minimum.  Maximum group size is 12.

INCLUDED:  Accommodation as specified in itinerary; Dome style tents with mattress (sleeping pad); Services of a professional guide and camp assistant; Transport in customized safari vehicles; Camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves; Lodge accommodation in Victoria Falls; All entrance fees and camping fees within Botswana national parks and reserves; Meals, tea/coffee only, as specified in itinerary (rate does not include any other beverages); 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 (i.e. pre-night in Kasane); Victoria Falls entry fee; Optional activities/excursions; Staff gratuities; All beverages (alcohol, soft drinks, and bottled mineral water); Meals in Victoria Falls; Sleeping bag/pillow; Airport transfers; 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.  Safari rate can change based on currency fluctuations and we reserve the right to change the rate accordingly.  Rate will be locked in upon confirmation.

Other terms & conditions apply.

African Safari

2020 Rates

  • $2950.00 (July-Oct)
  • $2700.00 (Nov-June)
  • Single Supplement: $145

Rates are per person sharing and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Length: 14 nights/15 days

Route:  Starts in Kasane, Botswana; Ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (in brown on map, heading west from Kasane).

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