The Safari exceeded Sue’s and my expectations and has been a continuous talking point since our return.
John and Suzanne Taylor
The wildlife you may see on one of our Botswana safaris includes all the big cats plus a healthy population of the highly endangered wild dog, plenty of hippo, huge crocodiles and the largest herds of elephant in Africa.
Most of Botswana is a genuine wilderness largely untouched by human intervention. Enlightened Goverment policies have ensured that Botswana has created a sustainable, high quality, low volume tourist industry employing many Botswana citizens and providing much needed education.
Highlights of Botswana:
- Gliding quietly through the Okavango Delta in a Mokoro
- Huge Breeding herds of elephant in Chobe and Linyanti
- Excellent wild dog viewing
- Interaction with the local Kalahari bushmen
- Star gazing at unpolluted night skies over the Kalahari
Our Botswana safaris can be very varied and most tineraries would include at least some of the following prime wildlife areas.
The Makgadikgadi Pans and Central Kalahari Game Reserve are huge and virtually devoid of tourists, home to the San Bushmen and with a suprising variety of wildlife. These parks provide some of the best game viewing in Botswana during the African summer months.
Chobe Game Reserve is a huge compelling wilderness full of wildlife with huge herds of elephant stretching from the dry interior North to the game rich floodplain of the Chobe River.
The Linyanti Wetlands and the Selinda Spillway are another area with permanent water and superb year round game viewing.
On the border with South Africa at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashi Rivers is the area of Tuli and Mashatu Game Reserve, the largest private game reserve in Africa which also provides another outstanding safari experience.
Some of the most productive wildlife areas you can visit on our Botswana Safaris are located outside the national parks and lie in private reserves known as concessions which are leased out to safari companies which must manage them within strict guidelines to prevent overcrowding and must employ and train local people whilst paying for the privilege of using these safari areas.
Many Safari Club camps are small and exclusive within Botswana's private concession areas and can offer a range of activities not possible within the national parks such as night drives, guided walks and tracking more elusive game offroad. Safari Club's, tailor made Botswana safaris aim to give our clients the best value safaris in Botswana without any compromise on the quality of your safari experience.
Our luxury Botswana safari holidays can be undertaken at any time of year, the dry season runs from April to November with the cooler months from June to August, a safari holiday in Botswana's summer months when the game viewing is still excellent can be great value for money.
All our safari camps and lodges are luxurious and most include all meals drinks and game viewing activities. Our safaris usually include night drives, bush walks with an experienced guide and mokoro trips in the Okavango region.
Some safari areas in Botswana are seasonal and we strongly recommend that if you are thinking of taking a Botswana safari you have an informal chat with one of our specialist safari consultants who have lived and travelled extensively in the country and who will be able to help you plan a fantastic safari.
FEATURED BOTSWANA ITINERARY
"BOTSWANA IN FOCUS" - 8 NIGHTS- FROM £5245 ALL INCLUSIVE
"Botswana in Focus" is a high quality flying safari visiting the pristine wildlife reserves of Northern Botswana. .
This safari starts in Maun and finishes in Livingstone or vice versa with the option of a few nights at Victoria Falls. Your classic journey through this region visits some of the most productive private wildlife concessions in Northern Botswana and is planned to take best advantage of seasonal game movements. High quality guiding is an important feature of this safari with some of the best guides in Botswana based at these camps.
A full range of safari activities are available and include day and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, mokoro trips, boat safaris and guided walks.
We then fly to Jacana Camp in the Central Okavango Delta, this is a Classic Okavango Delta Camp where activities are Mokaro and boat safaris with game walks on Islands in the delta.
Our next stop is Little Vumbura Camp, one of the nicest small camps in the Okavango Delta with outstanding and varied game viewing.
At the end of our visit to Botswana we fly over Victoria Falls to Livingstone where we can connect with our return flight to Johannesburg or spend a few days relaxing by the beautiful Zambezi River and enjorying some of the many unusual activities available here.
1 st April 2013 to 31 st May 2014 US$8392 (£5245) per person sharing
1 st June 2013 to 31 st Oct 2014 US$11644 (£7277) per person sharing
1 st Nov 2013 to 19 th Dec 2014 US$8392 (£5245) per person sharing
20 th December 2014 to 10 th January 2015 US$9256 (£5785) per person sharingDownload a full itinerary here
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