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Epic Botswana wildlife safari

12 days from £3775*

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Overview

Affordable Small group Botswana safari with long stays in the best game reserves for wildlife.

Mobile Camps allow us to be closer to the action than many of the more expensive wildlife lodges.

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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. 

Itinerary

This is a Small Group Tour

  1. Sep 6

    Transfer from Maun Airport to the idyllic ‘Thamalakane River Lodge’ located just 15 minutes away and on the banks of the Thamalakane River. Meet up with the rest of the group over dinner.

  2. Sep 7-9

    We drive to our first superbly located mobile camp in the Moremi Reserve. Here this beautiful area provides excellent opportunities for viewing the wild dog, lion and leopard, as well as hippo and elephant and many other species. (3 nights mobile camp - full service)

  3. Sep 10-12

    We drive to our first superbly located mobile camp in the wonderful Khwai concession area. Here this beautiful area provides excellent opportunities for viewing wild dogs, lion and leopard, as well as hippo and elephant and many other species. (3 nights mobile camp)

  4. Sep 13-15

    We bid a farewell to the Khwai concession area and drive to the world-famous Savute area. Here we have two full days to explore this beautiful area where we may see the famous Savute pride hunting buffalo on the marsh and have the opportunity to photograph the famed and magnificent bull elephants at the waterholes.
    (3 nights mobile camp)

  5. Sep 16

    We leave Savute and drive to the northern part of Chobe National Park to our lodge of the banks of the beautiful Chobe River. In the afternoon we take a private boat ride until sunset on the Chobe River, providing fabulous opportunities to cruise alongside elephants, hippo and the abundant birdlife. Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge.

  6. Sep 17

    Guests are free to have a leisurely breakfast or if you wish an additional morning game drive or boat ride can be arranged for you by your hosts (own expense) before you check out and depart for your airport transfer. From Kasane extensions to your safari can also be organized by Wildlife Trails to view Victoria Falls from either the Zambian or Zimbabwe side - or alternatively add on safaris can be organised in Botswana, Namibia or Zambia.

Meals

Cost £3775 per person; based on two people sharing and not including international flights, but we can quote on request.

A single supplement of only £200

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE of 6 clients. With UK tour leader, Allan Blanchard.

Meals/accommodation

9 nights fully catered private mobile-tented accommodation in wild campsites with the best access to quality game viewing; two nights lodge accommodation on a room only basis (breakfast is included at the lodges in Maun and Kasane)

For a detailed itinerary please email Wildlife Trails quoting UBS12

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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