Off The Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten track means getting down and dirty with the bush. Explore the Okavango Delta on a multi-night mokoro trail, sleep out under the stars on the Makgadikgadi salt pans or put in the hard yards exploring every bumpy track of Botswana on a mobile safari.

Whether you want something more physically active, or just want to feel like a castaway on an island in the Okavango Delta, we can put together something to fit. Here are some suggestions to give you an idea of where we'd start planning from.

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Your safari could look something like this:

why we love it Why We Love It

This safari offers an intensive and affordable exploration of the Kalahari for those wishing to venture deep into the reserve. Emerge from the Kalahari to contrasting water and wildlife experiences around the Okavango area. Traverse two different areas of Chobe National Park before finishing up in Livingstone with its multitude of adventure activities.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

1 night in the Hainaveld to get out on foot with a San tracker in the Kalahari
Guided walking with a San tracker

4 nights exploring Passarge and Deception Valleys in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Game drives in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

1 night to relax, refresh and recharge at a local hotel in Maun

2 nights exploring the waterways of the Okavango Panhandle by traditional mokoro
Mokoro excursions and guided walks

1 night camping in Maun

3 nights tracking wildlife in and around Moremi from Xakanaxa and Khwai
Game drives in the Moremi area

1 night meandering through Savute, the heart of Chobe National Park
Game drives in Savute

2 nights driving the Chobe River and photographing animals by boat
Chobe River cruise and game drives

1 night exploring the Zambezi River for some Victoria Falls action in Livingstone

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Map of the Wildlife Encounter Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Ditch the road transfer and beat your group to the Hainaveld. Jump in a plane and spend a few nights at Dinaka Safari Lodge before the camping.
  • Book the scenic flight from the Okavango Panhandle to Maun for an incredible overview of the delta.
  • Add an extra night or two in Livingstone and book a full day white water rafting for an adrenalin rush after the safari

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season EUR €2375.00
High Season EUR €2565.00

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

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"The boys from Bush Ways were great - Master, Batanani & OG made that mobile safari a real treat! Everything went so smoothly from unloading the trailer, setting up camp, heading out for a safari and arriving back to dinner on the table! The long drives were worth it for the amazing range of areas we visited."

why we love it Why We Love It

This itinerary offers a dynamic experience which changes with the seasons. Enjoy a sleep out on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans during the dry season or chase the zebra migration through the Makgadikgadi National Park in the green season. Get your fix of easy game viewing on the different parks' river systems. Trade your safari for some adventure in Victoria Falls with canoeing on the Zambezi River and the option of throwing yourself off the Victoria Falls Bridge - just for fun!

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights at the unique Meno A Kwena overlooking the Makgadikgadi National Park
Game drives on the Boteti and into Makgadikgadi, San cultural interaction, pans sleepout (seasonal)

2 nights following the big game in the Khwai Community Area at Sango
Day and night game drives, mokoro excursion

2 nights amongst the elephants inside Chobe National Park at Chobe Under Canvas
Game drives and Chobe River cruise

1 night in central Victoria Falls town at Ilala Lodge
Day at leisure in Victoria Falls

2 nights paddling upstream from the falls on the Zambezi River at Pioneers Camp
Boat cruise and canoeing on the Zambezi, game drives in Zambezi National Park

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Map of the Botswana Adventure Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Add an extra night at Sango to make the most of the game-rich Khwai area
  • Take the plunge and bungy jump, gorge swing or do the full canopy tour in Victoria Falls
  • Book a dry season sleep-out on the salt pans at Meno a Kwena
  • Extend the safari at Camp Hwange in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park to get up close and personal with the elephants on foot

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $4170.00
Mid Season USD $4960.00
High Season USD $5880.00

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

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"The highlights for us were the night drives at Sango and the boat ride on the Boteti River at Meno a Kwena (we came face to face with a magnificent lion, just 10 minutes downriver from camp). We especially recommend guides Boahu (Meno a Kwena) and Eddie (Sango) who were both especially knowledgeable and eager to share information with us, not only about the wildlife but also about life in Botswana."

why we love it Why We Love It

This is the perfect safari for intrepid adventurers looking to hone their wildlife knowledge. Grass roots camping with a specialised guide will keep you close to the sounds of the bush, followed by an exploration of the Selinda spillway by your choice of foot, canoe, mokoro and boat (even horseback!) including an overnight at Kala Bushcamp. You'll top it all off with fantastic game viewing led by expert guides and trackers in a remote part of the Okavango Delta.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights camping with a specialised private guide in the Moremi Game Reserve
Game drives in Moremi with private guide

3 nights exploring the Selinda Spillway by foot, boat, canoe or horseback at Motswiri Camp
Guided walks, canoeing, overnight trails camp and horse riding (experienced riders)

2 nights of traditional game viewing in a remote corner of the Okavango Delta at Kwara Camp
Day and night game drives, guided walks, mokoro excursions, motorboating

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Map of the Call of the Wild Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Travel with a few friends to reduce the cost of camping in the Moremi
  • Drop the price for the camping experience by inviting more friends or downsizing the level to ‘standard’ camping
  • Book horse riding in advance at Motswiri (experienced riders only)
  • Extend your safari to the Makgadikgadi or up to Victoria Falls

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $5110
Mid Season USD $5780
High Season USD $6800

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

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"We thoroughly enjoyed camping under the stars with Safari Life and Clinton's guiding was awesome, probably the best guide we have ever been with on safari. We tracked and saw leopards every day, as well as finding a pack of wild dogs hunting, a pair of honey badgers and great birding."

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