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 your preferences. Here are some suggestions to give you an idea of what 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, at Victoria Falls, 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 by traditional mokoro
Mokoro excursions and guided walks

1 night camping on the outskirts of 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

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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.
  • Make sure you take big-enough memory cards for your photos as this is a long safari!
  • Add an extra night or two in Victoria Falls and book a full-day white-water rafting excursion for an adrenaline rush after the safari

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season EUR €2630.00
High Season EUR €2825.00

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

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"The Leopard Safari was an intense and powerful experience. We loved every minute of it, despite the intense heat. Our guide was passionate about his work and a good leader. Our cook produced tasty and balanced vegetarian meals everyday which such limited means. I was very impressed. And what incredible nature... I didn’t think such places still existed on Earth. We felt immersed in the cycle of life and death, and it was such a strong experience..."

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

2 nights on the river Waterberry Zambezi Lodge in Livingstone Zambia
Variety of in-house activities from village visit to cruising on the Zambezi

2 nights in big game area in Khwai Private Reserve at Hyena Pan
Day and night game drives and seasonal star-bed sleep-out

3 nights stretching out at Footsteps Across the Delta
Guided walks, traditional mokoro (seasonal)

2 nights at the unique Meno A Kwena overlooking the Makgadikgadi National Park
Game drives on the Boteti and into Makgadikgadi, San Bushmen cultural interaction

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Map of the Botswana Adventure Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Take a thrilling dip in ‘Devil’s Pool’ at the edge of Victoria Falls (seasonal)
  • Take time to visit Waterberry’s local school and village to see how you can give back and learn about life in Zambia
  • Add an extra night at Meno A Kwena in the dry season to factor in a sleep-out on the Makgadikgadi pans

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $5300.00
Mid Season USD $6040.00
High Season USD $7370.00

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

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"Regarding family trips in Botswana, there is no better experience than Footsteps. It was our second time at this camp and we were delighted to see the same guide and camp manager. The entire staff took over the two boys, who had a wonderful time."

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 further in-depth explorations at Bushman Plains, Bushmen owned and run. You’ll top it all off with a further step out of the ordinary, enjoying the open spaces and skies in the Makgadikgadi Pans.

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 going authentic in the Okavango Delta at Bushman Plains.
Game drives, night drives, guided walks with Bushmen and traditional mokoro (seasonal).

3 nights on the edge of the endless Makgadikgadi Pans at Camp Kalahari
Exploring the pans, cultural interaction and meeting the meerkats

View Detailed Itinerary (PDF)
Map of the Call of the Wild Safari

Meerkat rating:

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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
  • Add an activity on horseback in the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Venture to the World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills by helicopter from Bushman Plains
  • Extend your safari to include the Victoria Falls area for a bit of adventure

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $6280.00
Mid Season USD $7250.00
High Season USD $8480.00

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

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"We 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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