Discover Botswana

Whether it’s your first time on safari, or just your first time in Botswana, you’ll want to experience the major draw cards that give Botswana its well-deserved reputation as a prime game-viewing destination.

These itineraries will see you following the world's largest elephant population through the Chobe National Park and exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro. You won't miss any of the big stuff and you'll get a feeling for the country as a whole, from game viewing to contrasting landscapes and the spray of the mighty Victoria Falls just over the border.

Every itinerary can be modified by adding nights or areas, upgrading camps for a more exclusive safari experience; or tweaking the itinerary to make it a little easier on the wallet.

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why we love it Why We Love It

Bottom line is that the Rhino Safari is excellent value! Botswana doesn't have to be a prohibitively expensive destination - joining a group mobile camping safari is one of the best ways to explore the amazing wildlife areas of northern Botswana. The first two nights are in a lodge to ease you into things before heading out on the camping trip.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights exploring the Okavango Delta at Oddballs Camp
Traditional mokoro excursions and guided walks through the delta

1 night camping just outside Maun with Bush Ways Safaris
Getting to know your group and guide

3 nights camping in Moremi and Khwai with Bush Ways Safaris
Focus on game drives in the wildlife-rich Moremi area

3 nights traversing Savute on your way up to the Chobe River with Bush Ways Safaris
Game drives and a Chobe River Cruise

2 nights witnessing magic of Victoria Falls at Nguni or Pioneers Camp – Zimbabwe
A full day to sample some of the optional adventure activities on offer

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Map of the Buffalo Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • To trim the budget a little, swap Oddballs Camp for camping in the Delta
  • For extra comfort, hire a second mattress while camping (it makes a difference)
  • Bring a headlamp on the camping safari - it's handier to have your hands free!
  • In Victoria Falls, opt for a peaceful canoe safari or a white-knuckle white-water rafting experience on the Zambezi River

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing, from:

Low Season EUR 2410.00
Mid Season EUR 2560.00
High Season EUR 2810.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"Oddballs’ is lovely, camping but with the extras! It was very hot as we went in October but as you suggested, I took a sarong to wet in the middle of the day and the evaporative cooling really made it bearable. The game viewing was incredible."

why we love it Why We Love It

This itinerary is the perfect introductory safari, featuring diverse landscapes and habitats. Chase big game in Chobe and Khwai and enjoy the majestic beauty of the Victoria Falls as well as the water wonderland of the Okavango Delta.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights enjoying the spectacular Victoria Falls at Bayete Lodge – Zimbabwe
Time at leisure for optional activities from bridge tours to bungy jumping

2 nights exploring Chobe National Park from Chobe Bakwena
Cruise on the Chobe River and game drive in the National Park

2 nights in the heart of the Okavango Delta at Moremi Crossing
Exploring the Delta on a game drive, on the water and on island walks

2 nights in big game territory at Khwai's Sango Safari Camp
Day and night game drives in the Khwai area

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Map of the Botswana Focus Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Add a ‘Flight of the Angels' helicopter flip for a different perspective on the falls
  • For budding photographers, try a Pangolin photographic workshop on the Chobe River
  • Upgrade to a more intimate camp in the Okavango Delta
  • Round-off your safari with an extension to the Makgadikgadi or Kalahari
  • Add on an extra night at Sango for a heavier focus on game viewing

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing, from:

Low Season USD $3430.00
Mid Season USD $3920.00
High Season USD $4630.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"Chobe Bakwena was our first Africa experience... The highlight of this visit was the water-event boat safari. Lots and lots of animals in large mixed groups on the boat in park generally, which was great. The other highlight was the culture show put on by the staff. We will never forget this experience."

why we love it Why We Love It

This safari provides a superb variety of areas and wildlife experiences in some great locations. After finding your feet in Victoria Falls, you head over to Botswana where you stay in the less-visited Ngoma side of Chobe National Park and then fly down to the Okavango Delta to explore two private concessions for some quality bush time.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights in the centre of Victoria Falls at Ilala Lodge - Zimbabwe
Take in the majesty of Victoria Falls and enjoy the upbeat vibe of Victoria Falls town

2 nights looking down over the Chobe River floodplains at Chobe Elephant Camp
Game viewing by vehicle and boat in Chobe National Park, village visit

2 nights enjoying the exclusivity of the Dinare Private Concession at Mma Dinare
Day and night game drives, mokoro excursions, boating (seasonal) and guided walks

2 nights in the pure tranquillity of the Okavango Delta at Setari Camp
Mokoro excursions, boating, guided walks and birding

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Map of the Botswana Highlights Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Book the Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience in Victoria Falls
  • Head out on the Chobe River on the canoeing activity (seasonal)
  • Try your hand at some catch-and-release fishing from Setari Camp
  • Extend your safari into Nxai Pan National Park and and experience the desert

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $3750.00
Mid Season USD $4450.00
High Season USD $5480.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"Ilala was absolutely perfect for us. I loved that we could walk everywhere. The accommodations were very comfortable and the food there was excellent. We visited the national park in the morning which, with the helicopter tour in the afternoon, was excellent. We enjoyed both. The dinner at the Ilala was very good and we enjoyed that."

why we love it Why We Love It

A classic once-in-a lifetime safari, this itinerary covers the most famous areas of Botswana, each one complementing the other for habitats and activities. You’ll start off in style at the Victoria Falls, then move onto big-game experiences at the Chobe River, Savute and Moremi before ending with zebra spotting in the dramatic Makgadikgadi National Park.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights going back in time at Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Day at leisure to for optional activities and explore Victoria Falls

2 nights inside the park on the Chobe River at Chobe Game Lodge
Game drives and river cruises on the Chobe River

2 nights in the dynamic Savute area at Savute Safari Lodge
Game drives around on the Savuti marsh

2 nights exploring Moremi Game Reserve on game drives at Camp Moremi
Day at leisure for optional activities and exploring Victoria Falls

2 nights perched high above the Makgadikgadi National Park at Leroo La Tau
Game drives along the Boteti River and into Makgadikgadi National Park, village visit.

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Map of the Delta Rivers Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Visit the local village and school while at Leroo la Tau
  • Take a boat cruise and explore the inner Okavango Delta from Camp Moremi
  • Consider adding a pure delta camp to experience the traditional mokoro
  • Enjoy high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $5030.00
Mid Season USD $6020.00
High Season USD $7520.00

Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"This itinerary was absolutely brilliant, and all three of us loved every minute... The moment we arrived in Maun and your company took over was a complete delight, and from the sight of 'our' plane waiting on the runway we knew we were in safe hands."

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