Epic Botswana wildlife safari
12 days from £3450*
Affordable Small group Botswana safari with long stays in the best game reserves for wildlife.
Mobile Camps allow us to be close to the action and get access to the parks before the lodges guests.
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This exciting 12-day adventure takes in some of Northern Botswana’s most prolific parks, including the private Khwai concession, Linyanti 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 willdife 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 bird life 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.
This is a Small Group Tour
Transfer from Maun Airport to an idyllic lodge located just 15 minutes away and on the banks of the Thamalakane River
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 dog, lion and leopard, as well as hippo and elephant and many other species. (3 nights mobile camp)
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)
Today we take a game drive out of the camp and head to Linyanti Concession. Morning and afternoon game drives with the option for night time drives as well. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo. Packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion and leopard are sometimes sighted. (3 nights mobile camp)
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/Chobe Bush Lodge
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 the mighty Victoria Falls from either the Zambian or Zimbabwe side or alternatively add on safaris can be organised in Botswana or Zambia.
Cost £3450 per person; based on two people sharing and not including international flights; but we can quote on request. Single supplement of £300
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE of 6 clients.
Meals/accommodation: 9 nights fully catered private mobile-tented accommodation in wild campsites; two nights lodge accommodation on a room only basis (breakfast is included at your lodge in Maun)
For a detailed itinerary please email Wildlife Trails quoting UBS12
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights