12 day safari

Prices from

£3500

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Incredible price to visit Botswana’s best game reserves
  • Longer stays in Moremi, Khwai and Savuti
  • All guests have window seat in Landcruiser
  • Full service camping on all inclusive basis
  • 100% success rate with Leopard and Wild Dogs

An Epic Botswana Safari

This exciting 12-day adventure takes in some of Northern Botswana’s most prolific parks, including Moremi, the private Khwai concession and Botswana’s jewel in the crown; Savute. Before finishing on the Chobe Riverfront in Chobe National Park.

All locations offer excellent photographic and wildlife viewing opportunities. Where the predators, including lion, leopard and wild dog are regularly seen. The areas are also a haven for other wildlife, such as elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, lechwe, kudu and many other iconic African mammals and of course a vast array of bird species.

With a large well-equipped game vehicles for a maximum group size of 6 people there is plenty of room assured for each guest. This tour will be characterized by maximising time in the field to take advantage of all available wildlife viewing opportunities. Fully supported camping ensures long days in the parks enjoying wildlife and a warm and friendly welcome back at camp in the evening.

Best time to visit Botswana on safari?

One of the best times to visit Botswana for wildlife is the dry season which runs approximately from June to October. This is the best time to see the predators in Botswana; as they share the same depleting water resources as their prey and it is at the lagoons and still flowing rivers where the majority of the hunting action takes place. We can also witness large bull elephants in Chobe national park and take a peaceful Mokoro safari looking for Hippo’s, giant crocs and a wonderful diversity of birdlife in the Okavango Delta. Temperatures will climb steadily throughout this period and reach their peak in October, but the game viewing in Botswana will remain vibrant throughout. We will have the chance to see African Wild Dogs in Moremi or Khwai and some large prides of lions in Savuti.

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

SEP

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

TRANSFER FROM MAUN AIRPORT TO A BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE LODGE.

You will be met and transferred to an idyllic lodge located just 15-20 minutes away and on the banks of the Thamalakane River. It offers a lovely setting with beautiful views of the river and the vast array of water birds that inhabit this area.

Accommodation : Thamalakane Lodge

DAY 2

MEET THE CAMPING TEAM AND DRIVE TO MOREMI

Leaving after an early breakfast we head straight into the heart of Moremi Game Reserve. The journey takes approximately 4-5 hours with majority of this game viewing en –route. After arriving at camp we take lunch, before an afternoon spent game viewing until sundown

Accommodation : Private tented camp at Moremi

DAYS 3&4

TWO ACTION PACKED DAYS OF GAME DRIVES INSIDE MOREMI

We will have two full days to explore this area of Moremi game reserve. Exploring the various pans and cruising along the edge of the delta with both morning and afternoon drives

Accommodation : Private tented camp at Moremi

DAYS 5-7

WE MOVE THE CAMP TO THE FAMOUS KHWAI CONCESSION.

We then head toward our next camp for three nights in the wonderful Khwai concession area, a drive of around 2.5-3 hours and game driving en-route. During our time in this area we will enjoy game drives in both the concession area as well as exploring the northern portion of the Moremi Reserve. Here this beautiful area provides excellent opportunities for viewing wild dog, lion and leopard, as well as hippo and elephant and many other species. Depending on group preference we can also take night drives in this area. 3-nights private mobile camp.

Accommodation : Private tented camp in Khwai

DAYS 8-10

WE MOVE TO SAVUTI, FAMOUS FOR ITS LARGE PRIDES OF LIONS

We bid a farewell to the Khwai concession area and drive approximately 4-5 hours to the world famous Savute area. A location made famous by many wildlife documentaries and an excellent area for viewing Lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. Here we have two full days to explore this beautiful area where we may be lucky to see the famous Savute pride hunting buffalo on the marsh and have the opportunity to photograph the magnificent bull elephants at the waterholes. 3-nights private mobile camp

Accommodation : Private tented camp in Savuti

DAY 11

DRIVE FROM SAVUTI TO THE BANKS OF THE CHOBE RIVER

We leave Savute and drive approx. 4-5 hours to the northern part of Chobe National Park to our accommodation on the banks of the beautiful Chobe River. After lunch and then check in we will take a boat ride until sunset on the Chobe River, providing fabulous opportunities to cruise alongside elephants, hippo and the abundant birdlife. In the evening we will take our last dinner as a group. Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge (room only basis) Day 12 The next morning guests are free to have a leisurely breakfast or if you wish a morning game drive or boat ride can be arranged for you by the lodge (own expense) before you are required to check out at 10:30am. An airport transfer is included for those who are flying out from Kasane

Accommodation : Camping by the Chobe River

DAY 12

SHORT DRIVE FROM CHOBE TO KASANE TO CONNECT WITH FLIGHT HOME

Sadly, you have come to the end of your action packed small group Botswana safari and will be dropped off at Kasane airport

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £3500 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel from May 2021 until November 2022

Includes:

  • £100 donation to Gorilla Doctors
  • All meals and drinks for 9 nights camping
  • Local beers, wines and G&T’s
  • Camp chef and assistant
  • Expert driver/naturalist

Excludes:

  • Cost of international visas
  • Lunch and dinner in Maun and Kasane
  • Gratuities for hotel staff and camp staff
  • Tip for your main driver/naturalist

Tour Route Map

What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
Wild Botswana Experience

This was a wonderful mobile camping trip visiting several areas of Botswana. It was my first time mobile camping and I absolutely loved it - even the 'long drop toilets'! To sit outside er the stars with no light pollution was incredible. We had some brilliant sightings, especially the elephants who we watched playing in the water for ages. Trips in between camps could be long but it was more like an extended game drive and didn't bother me in the least. The trip started off at Thamalakane River Lodge where we had a beautiful sunset over the river. It finished at Chobe River Lodge where we went on a boat trip - once again with wonderful sightings - and watched the sun go down. I could honestly have gone immediately back and done it all again! Kirsty and Allan of Wildlife Trails arranged this brilliant photographic tour for us and I will hopefully return again in the not too distant future. I thought the quality of both lodges and the mobile camp was excellent. We would go for a game drive on the morning of our departure to another camp and by the time we got to our new site the old camp had been dismantled and was re-assembled, ready for us to use, as soon as we got there - with food and drink awaiting! The staff were absolutely amazing and our chef created excellent food with seemingly no effort. This was extremely well arranged by Wildlife Trails with nothing being too much trouble for Allan or Kirsty.

ByChris
★★★★★
A great wildlife trip where I saw everything I hoped for

On a safari trip I go with hopes and expectations, in this case they were exceeded which was a first. The vehicles used were modern and most importantly not crowded. The trip was a photographic ari and our hosts turned out to be expert wildlife photographers and I learnt a lot from them. The other part was fulfilled by our two local guides who had exemplary, knowledge and had the happy knack of putting us in the right place at the right time. This was a wild camping trip and the facilities again exceeded my expectations. The itinerary worked very well and enabled us to make the most of our time in Botswana. Wildlife trails created the environment that made the trip so good, I learned a lot about photography and the wildlife I went to see. For me the highest praise is that I was a returning customer and have already booked my next trip and that they are good value for money.

ByDavid
★★★★★
Amazing experience

Everything went like clockwork . Superb organisation, transfers, border crossings, our guide and driver were excellent making sure we got everywhere on time and with little fuss, but lots of husiasm. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, good cooks and always happy to help. Our accommodation was excellent ranging from luxury to basic camping. Elephant Eye was luxury on stilts with fantastic views over the watering hole, watching the elephants, etc, especially when you were having a shower! The Bedouin camp will remain close to my heart. Camping in the bush giving you that real sense of being at one with nature! The countries we visited, the wonderful friendly people and cultures we experienced was just amazing. This holiday was a little gem, although Vic Falls is highly commercialised,( but still dramatically beautiful) The rest of the trip is off the tourist trail! Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to spend there time watching wildlife. Great company, always happy to help, listen to what your needs are and deliver an itinerary that is perfect. Would highly recommend Wildlife Trails to anyone wanting a holiday full of wildlife and adventure!

ByLesley