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Botswana Wildlife Safari

Game Drives, Hikes, Motorboat Cruises and Mokoro Tours in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia

This value-priced Botswana camping safari has it all: the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe National Parks, Savuti, Tsodilo Hills World Heritage Site plus Namibia's utterly wild Caprivi game reserves and awe-inspiring Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Day 1: Chobe National Park, Botswana

We drive to our first camp on the tranquil Chobe River, where an evening boat cruise reveals grunting hippos, basking crocs, bathing elephants and a glorious African sunset.

Days 2-3: Caprivi Game Reserves, Namibia

Home to elephants, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles and hippos, the Caprivi Strip also features more than 400 species of birds. We tour the river channels, reedy islands and lush wetlands of Bwabwata National Park. Our last camp is near Popa Falls on the mighty Okavango River and the birding is exceptional.

Day 4: Tsodilo Hills, Botswana

Mahango National Park has enormous baobab trees, verdant flood plains and large herds of elephant, buffalo and red lechwe. We next tour the Tsodilo Hills, the "Louvre of the Kalahari", with Bushman guides and view some of the 4,500 rock paintings which date back more than a thousand years.

Days 5-7: Okavango Delta, Botswana

A boat cruise through the papyrus-lined channels of the Okavango Delta delivers us to dugout canoes, from which we explore the delta's watery vastness. The Okavango is the world's largest inland delta, flooding 5,800 square miles of the Kalahari Desert and creating a luxuriant maze of lagoons and channels. Two nights of island camping provide opportunities to spot many of the 350 species of birds and the rare sitatunga.

Days 8-10: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

This area's woodlands, flood plains and marshes provide a rich living for large groups of lion, elephant, leopard, hyena, wild dog, eland, kudu, roan antelope, giraffe, zebra, impala, buffalo, hippo and crocodile.

Days 11-13: Chobe National Park, Botswana

The Park is home to the world's largest elephant population, currently extimated at 120,000. Begin with an exploration of the Savuti region, often described as the single best wildlife viewing area in Africa. Add sable, wildebeest, and warthog to your list of sightings. Then it's north to the Chobe River, with bands of elephants of 100 or more.

Days 14-15: Victoria Falls, Zambia

Our final full day of the tour is one with nearly infinite options. Consider whitewater rafting through Batoka Gorge below thundering Victora Falls. Or explore the falls, a mile wide and 300-feet high, from footpaths and viewpoints, opt for a bungee jump, tour a museum or take an elephant ride.

High Season includes departures with start dates through October 26, 2013 and from July 5 through October 25, 2014

Low Season includes departures with start dates of November 9 and 23, 2013, from January 18 through June 21, 2014 and November 8 and 22, 2014.

Trip Details

15 Days / 14 Nights

  • Trip Type:

    Wildlife Safari
  • Trip Rating:

    Moderately Easy
  • Price:

    $3298 for High Season

    $2998 for Low Season
  • Single Supplement:

  • Gateway City:

    Livingstone, Zambia
  • Meeting Place:

    Kasane, Botswana

2014 Dates:

  • Apr 19 - May 03
       (Low Season)
  • May 03 - May 17
       (Low Season)
  • May 17 - May 31
       (Low Season)
  • May 31 - Jun 14
       (Low Season)
  • Jun 07 - Jun 21
       (Low Season)
  • Jun 21 - Jul 05
       (Low Season)
  • Jul 05 - Jul 19
       (High Season)
  • Jul 12 - Jul 26
       (High Season)
  • Jul 19 - Aug 02
       (High Season)
  • Aug 02 - Aug 16
       (High Season)
  • Aug 09 - Aug 23
       (High Season)
  • Aug 16 - Aug 30
       (High Season)
  • Aug 30 - Sep 13
       (High Season)
  • Sep 06 - Sep 20
       (High Season)
  • Sep 13 - Sep 27
       (High Season)
  • Sep 27 - Oct 11
       (High Season)
  • Oct 04 - Oct 18
       (High Season)
  • Oct 11 - Oct 25
       (High Season)
  • Oct 25 - Nov 08
       (High Season)
  • Nov 08 - Nov 22
       (Low Season)
  • Nov 22 - Dec 06
       (Low Season)


  1. Hiking
  2. Game Drive
  3. Boat Cruise
  4. Mokoro Tour
  5. Scenic Flight (optional)
  6. Whitewater Rafting (optional)
  7. Bungee Jumping (optional)
  8. River Boarding (optional)
  9. Museums (optional)

Inn & Camping Highlights:

This tour is a "participation" camping safari using developed, bush and wild camps. Most nights offer "bush showers and toilets". The final night is at the Zambezi Waterfront lodge, located just 2.5 miles upstream from magnificant Victoria Falls.

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