Sharing our experience in Botswana so you can live yours

Your Local Safari Specialists
Why Us

Botswana is our home and safaris are our passion.

Our job (if you can call it that) is exploring the bush. It's our personal playground. We know Botswana inside out because we've explored it by boat, plane, in a 4x4 and even astride the odd elephant!

Nothing excites us like matching your wish-list to a personal experience. We make sure your safari is perfect because living through you is the best part of what we do (we're kind of nerdy like that).

Whether your dream safari involves kicking up dust on intensive game drives, indulging in the luxury of a personal butler, or sharing your kids' first elephant encounter, we know exactly where to send you. We can tell you the best tree for a picnic, the perfect place for a proposal, how much water is in the Okavango Delta and exactly how the bush smells at sunrise.

We live in Maun (Botswana's safari hub) and we'll meet you when you get off the plane. Whatever you need while travelling, we know what strings to pull. From emergency bottles of champagne to a call home to loved ones, we'll be at your doorstep ready to help.

Best of all, our expertise won't cost you a thing. We package it up for free, so you don't pay more than booking direct, or with anyone else. In fact, we cost you less just by knowing Botswana's best-kept secrets, all the special deals and the trick to squeezing more out of your safari.

Don't just tick Botswana off the list; plan and experience it with a Safari Specialist.

Why the meerkat?

Wherever you go on our site, you'll find a meerkat ready to guide you. Find out why...

Use us and add value to your safari

  • Use our local knowledge and safari know-how to tailor an experience that's right for you.
  • Take advantage of our honest, friendly advice and our first-hand opinions.
  • Enjoy our objectivity. We're independent and owner-run, allowing us to create truly personal experiences from a mix of camps and lodges.
  • Meet us when you get there. We'll see you at the airport in Maun, Botswana and we'll stay close at hand. We're reachable 24/7 to assist during travel as needed.
  • Enjoy seamless travel. We co-ordinate everything, from accommodation to travel between camps and any activities in between.
  • Save money while adding value. We could offer price guarantees like everyone else, but we focus on quality service instead, knowing our rates are competitive.

Getting Down and Local

Find out what our favourite places are in Maun and why

Safari Specialists
Where it all happens missing
Sports Bar
Where Lisa DJ's on a Friday night
Royal Tree Lodge
Where Erica got married amongst the springboks and ostriches
Boro River
Great for Sundays spent waterskiing with the crocodiles
Okavango River Lodge
The best place for sundowners and casual conversation
Maun Airport
We'll see you when you get here
Bon Arrivee
Great for people watching as you wait for takeoff
Riley's Garage
The original hub of Maun - famous for its chicken pies
Polokabatho
Kagiso's family farm - full of colourful crops from maize to watermelons
Raw / Motswiri
Where Lisa went riding and broke her arm...falling out of a hammock
Planet Baobab
Gaba and her partner built this place - official HQ of the Kalahari surf club

Meet our team of specialists

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