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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Bottom line is that the Buffalo 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 in Maun town or on the ‘Special’ pre night with Bush Ways Safaris
Preparing for the camping safari ahead

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 on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls at Maramba River Lodge - Zambia
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!
  • Once in Livingstone, change the safari vehicle for a peaceful canoe or hectic white water rafting experience on the Zambezi River

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season EUR 2170.00
Mid Season EUR 2280.00
High Season EUR 2495.00

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."

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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 by mokoro, speed boat and 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

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $2800.00
Mid Season USD $3460.00
High Season USD $3920.00

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

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"I think we all agreed that staying at Sango was by far the best; the camp was incredible and the guides were outstanding."

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This safari provides a superb wildlife experience without the crowds. The camps are in great locations and offer amazing value, with more than the standard inclusions. You'll experience two private concessions in the Okavango and keep away from the towns in Chobe and Victoria Falls.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights upriver from Victoria Falls at Waterberry Lodge - Zambia
A tour of the falls and two activities daily, from river cruises to village tours

2 nights cruising in style on the Chobe River on the Chobe Princess houseboat
Game viewing by boat in Chobe National Park

2 nights enjoying the exclusivity of the Kwara Private Concession at Kwara Camp
Day and night game drives, mokoro excursions, boating and guided walks

2 nights in the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta at Pom Pom Camp
Mokoro excursions, boating, guided walks and day and night game drives

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Map of the Botswana Highlights Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Visit the vibrant Maramba markets in Livingstone town for some local colour
  • Try your hand at reeling in a tiger fish on the Chobe River
  • Add an extra night at Kwara, one of the best game viewing areas in the Okavango
  • Extend your safari into Nxai Pan National Park and and experience the desert

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $3620.00
Mid Season USD $4520.00
High Season USD $5470.00

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

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"We loved Pom Pom and would recommend it to anyone. Our guide Rams was very personable, knowledgeable and impressive. Unlike Kenya and Tanzania, the guides in Botswana use spoor to track the game which is most exciting. We enjoyed our first mokoro ride; I never thought I would get very interested in the small inhabitants of the wetlands, but it just goes to show!"

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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 zebra-spotting in the dramatic Makgadikgadi National Park and move on to bigger game experiences in Moremi, Savute and the Chobe River before ending in style at Victoria Falls.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

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.

2 nights exploring Moremi Game Reserve on game drives at Camp Moremi
Game drives in Moremi and motorboating into the Okavango Delta

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

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

2 nights going colonial at Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Day at leisure for optional activities and exploring Victoria Falls

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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

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $4720.00
Mid Season USD $5450.00
High Season USD $7040.00

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

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"At Leroo La Tau we loved the river-front location, the rooms and our guide. At Savuti we had the most fabulous guide and really wonderful game drives. We had multiple close-up experiences with lions and leopards during daylight. What a treat! We witnessed a lion kill which was amazing, if a little difficult to watch!"

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