Safari Specialists

If you're a safari specialist, the safari itself is more important than where you lay your head after a day in the bush. You'll often prefer more time in each place to let it get under your skin, to develop your interests with your guide and to discover the stories behind the animals they live with.

Our Safari Specialist selection is about enjoying a slower pace and a good level of exclusivity where you can chase the sighting of a lifetime or let the quiet of the bush soak in. For those who carry more than one lens in their camera bag and have a passion for photography, we recommend adding private activities to give you the time you need for the perfect shot, whether it's a curious leopard cub or a graceful wattled crane.

We recommend tweaking these itineraries to suit your personal needs, whether your mission is to track wild dog across the Linyanti, embrace the sights and sounds of the bush on a private mobile safari or something else entirely.

Get in touch and we'll create your perfect safari experience.

Your safari could look something like this:

why we love it Why We Love It

Taking it nice and slow, you hit the road and explore Moremi, Khwai and Savute in-depth with highly-skilled guides and a small group of like-minded safari ‘purists’ on a Letaka mobile safari. An additional couple of nights at one of the most remote water camps in the Okavango Delta Panhandle guarantees you year-round boating and spectacular birding.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights travelling from the Chobe River through to Savute with Letaka Safaris
Game drives and a Chobe River cruise

6 nights continuing the intensive game viewing in Moremi and Khwai
Game drives and mokoro excursion

2 nights enjoying the tranquillity of the upper Okavango Delta waterways at Setari
Boating, traditional mokoro excursions, guided walks and fishing

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Map of the Miracle Rivers Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Bring quality binoculars and a good wildlife guidebook to make the most of your sightings
  • Improve your shooting technique and upgrade to a photographic workshop departure with Letaka Safaris, led by a professional wildlife photographer
  • Add on a few nights in Victoria Falls or the Chobe River area before to prepare for the safari ahead

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $4280.00
Mid Season USD $5890.00
High Season USD $6900.00

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

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"The highlight of the trip was the Letaka Mobile Safari. Our whole team was outstanding. Our guide, Gee Mange, was a star animal tracker, very knowledgeable about all of the animals and birds, and was personable and fun to be with day and night for 10 days. We enjoyed the elephants walking between our tents and shaking the trees for their food… We even saw a pangolin, which Norma was longing to see."

"A surprise on the safari was the food. I continue to be truly amazed at what our cook, Muller, was able to prepare using a 'bush oven' for meals, daily tea times and sundowners. The man is a magician! He also accommodated beautifully a vegetarian in our group."

"I could write for hours about our animal viewings... It was truly the trip of a lifetime... I wanted you to know personally what a great trip it was and how much I appreciated working with you and the Safari Specialists’ team."

why we love it Why We Love It

With amazing game viewing and year-round water activities, the Kwara private concession is one of the best in the Okavango Delta. The action keeps going as you move up to the Linyanti’s exclusive Kwando concession for four nights, where you can indulge in a supreme wildlife experience. Not shy of going off road, Kwando guides and trackers go out of their way to find what you’re after – be it a hunting pack of wild dog or that elusive cheetah.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights getting the most out of the Okavango Delta at Splash Camp
Mokoro excursions, boating, guided walks, day and night game drives

3 nights in the Linyanti, overlooking the water at Lagoon Camp
Boating, day and night game drives

2 nights chasing the big game further through the Linyanti at Lebala Camp
Day and night game drives

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Map of the Vintage Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • If you can increase the budget a little, upgrade to Kwara Camp, the smaller sister camp of Splash
  • For keen photographers, book private vehicles to maximise game drive time and indulge specialist interests
  • Add an extension into a desert camp in the Kalahari or Nxai Pan National Park

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $4440.00
Mid Season USD $7790.00
High Season USD $9830.00

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

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"The reviews praised Kwando Safaris’ approach to game drives and we were not disappointed. Having both a tracker and a guide made a huge difference in the quality of drive as did being in a private reserve. Within ten minutes of getting into a vehicle at the landing strip (at Splash) we were watching a pack of wild dogs playing. We will never forget our first morning drive - we saw countless animals including lions, leopard, and cheetah."

why we love it Why We Love It

Offering some serious game viewing in some of the best private wildlife reserves in Botswana, our Explore Botswana safari suits those looking for something extra special. Longer stays at Selinda and Duba Explorer camps enhance the experience and if you have more time – the free night offers out of peak season are just for you!

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights exploring the diverse habitats in the Okavango Delta at Duba Expeditions
Game drives, guided walks and traditional mokoro (water level permitting)

3 nights wallowing in old-world charm at Selinda Explorers in the game rich Selinda Spillway
Day and night game drives, guided walks and canoeing (water level permitting)

2 nights tracking the predators at Qorokwe Private Concession south of Moremi

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Map of the Premier Collection

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Add a couple of nights on the Zambezi River at an exclusive hideaway lodge like Royal Chundu or Sindabezi to relax after the action of your safari
  • Upgrade from Selinda Explorers to the new Selinda Camp for some out-of-this-world luxury… not to mention from Duba Explorers to Duba Plains!
  • Add a helicopter transfer or scenic flight for a fantastic overview of how the Selinda Spillway links to the Okavango Delta

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $7290.00
Mid Season USD $8560.00
High Season USD $14250.00

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

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"The accommodations at Selinda Explorers were good… They had the best food of the trip and we liked their outdoor seating area. Some of the best wildlife viewing that we had and they also had our favorite guide (Rati) of the trip. She was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We learned more from her than any of the other guides."

why we love it Why We Love It

This is the quintessential combination of prime game viewing concessions in Botswana's most exclusive areas. Each camp offers fantastic guiding and a diversity of habitats in distinctly different parts of northern Botswana. The only problem is getting space, so book early!

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights in luxury on the Zambezi River Victoria Falls' River Lodge - Zimbabwe
Exploring Victoria Falls at leisure

3 nights on the ephemeral Savute channel in the Linyanti at Savuti Camp
Day and night game drives, boating and fishing (seasonal)

3 nights experiencing the diversity of the Okavango Delta at Little Vumbura
Motorboating, mokoro excursions, guided walks, day and night game drives

2 nights in the wildlife rich Chitabe Private Concession at Chitabe Lediba
Day and night game drives

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Map of the Wilderness Highlights Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • For a night in the wild, book a sleep-out on the Southern Cross and Orion star beds at Savuti Camp
  • Book private activities at one or all camps if you're keen on photography, have specific interests or prefer to take the days at your own pace
  • For seasoned safari folk, try photographing the Green Season for richer colours and amazing savings on normal camp rates
  • Experience the beauty of the Delta from above on a hot-air balloon from Little Vumbura, available seasonally and booked in conjunction with a helicopter transfer

Pricing

2020 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $9880.00
Mid Season USD $11290.00
High Season USD $17390.00

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

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"Little Vumbura - simply wonderful. The camp was beautiful, the staff exceptional, the game viewing superb. We love the water-based camp and it is something not to be missed when going the Delta. Chitabe - this ended up being our favourite. We had simply stunning game drives, the camp is immaculate and beautiful, and the staff are exceptional."

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