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Wild Dog Magic with Kwando Safaris

9 days from £4890*

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Overview

African Wild Dogs in Botswana – When is the best time to visit?

The team at Kwando safaris will tell you that they see the most Wild Dog denning activity in the high season and for sure interaction with the new puppies and observation of the entire Wild Dog family is good at this time of year. However the Wild Dogs packs during May and June are preparing to Den and are active on a daily basis. With less human visitors and the wilderness still looking green after the winter rains, the very start of the dry season in Northern Botswana is an excellent time to see Wild Dogs as well as other predators. As long as the prey density remains high and the level of protection strong, the Kwando concession will continue to be a stronghold for African Wild Dogs for the foreseeable future.

We have decided to time our Botswana safari in May for the reasons stated above, but also because this is the last month that Kwando provide mid-season rates for their superb properties. We have always tried to make our safaris relatively affordable (certainly compared to other UK operators) and with the recent collapse of sterling against the USD, we feel it is even more important to look at the seasonality of the departure

Itinerary

This is a Small Group Tour

  1. May 1

    Arrive into Maun and connect with a bush flight to Kwara Camp owned by Kwando Safaris

  2. May 2&3

    Two full days of private game drives focused on African Wild Dogs and Big Cats

  3. May 4

    After breakfast we transfer by bush plane from Kwara to Lebala and enjoy our first game drive in the famous Linyanti marshes

  4. May 5

    Full day of morning and afternoon private game drives looking for Wild Dogs, big cats and elephants. Options for walking safaris as well.

  5. May 6

    Final morning safari in the Linyanti marshes before a vehicle transfer to the third and final Kwando safari camp at Lagoon

  6. May 7

    Full day of morning and afternoon private game drives looking for Wild Dogs, lions and leopards. Options for walking safaris and boat safaris on the Kwando river.

  7. May 8

    Bush plane transfer to Kasane to connect with your onward international flight or to fit in with an extension to Chobe national park or Victoria falls (cost not included)

Meals

Cost: £4890 per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Cost does not include international flights.

​The tour will be led by the owner of Wildlife Trails, Allan Blanchard.

​This trip has been costed using our forward contract dollars at $1.45/£ representing a 17% discount on the current exchage rate. No other loyaly discounts are available on this safari.

​Relatively cost effective extensions to this safari can be added on for Chobe national park and Victoria Falls. As always we can add on bespoke extensions in Botswana or other African countries.

​Maximum of 4 or 5 clients per safari vehicle designed for 7.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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