This authentic Botswana bush adventure takes you on a circular safari route around the pristine Okavango Delta, camping in truly wild areas of Botswana and Namibia.
The Chobe, Moremi & Delta Botswana Camping Safari starts in the Botswana town of Kasane and ends on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls with a night at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone.
Enjoy superb game viewing in some of Africa's top wildlife parks, camping in remote areas. Embark on game drives in Moremi Game Reserve and bush walks, as well as motorboat and mokoro trips, in the Okavango Delta and a sunset cruise on Chobe River. Also visit the untamed Caprivi strip in Namibia and Tsodilo Hills World Heritage Site in Botswana.
An excellent value for money camping safari offering a genuine African bush experience!
The Chobe, Moremi & Delta Botswana Camping Safari starts in the town of Kasane near Chobe in northern Botswana at 13h00 on the first day.
This Budget Botswana Safari begins with a full tour briefing from your guide followed by some shopping in Kasane for last minute supplies and safari drinks. In the late afternoon we embark on a relaxing sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River, your first chance to sight some of Africa's wildlife and birds. Wild animals found along the Chobe River include hippo, elephant, buffalo and various antelope species. We camp overnight at a Kasane campsite with permanent ablutions.
For assistance with pre-tour arrangements including accommodation and transfers from Livingstone in Zambia or Kasane in Botswana contact African Budget Safaris.
On day two we depart from Kasane early in the morning crossing into Namibia where we head to Susuwe National Park, in the Caprivi Strip area. We set up camp before venturing into the wilderness area on our first game drive. The Caprivi Strip is Namibia's wettest area and top bird viewing destination, as well as being home to around 450 wild animal species.
After our afternoon game drive we return to the designated campsite with permanent ablutions.
Rising as the sun comes up we make our way to the Okavango River in the west. In the afternoon we visit the Popa Falls, the last set of rapids on the Okavango River in Namibia before it flows into Botswana.
At night we camp on the banks of the Okavango River overlooking Popa Falls. We camp in a designated bush campsite with permanent ablutions.
Another early morning start on day four to visit the scenic and untamed Mahango National Park bordering Botswana in the Caprivi Strip area of Namibia. In Mahango, a diverse and truly wild game park, we look out for elephant, hippo and buffalo along with predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah. Wild dog and various antelope species including lechwe, sitatunga, sable and roan also inhabit this compact wilderness area.
After game viewing in Mahango Park we cross back into Botswana driving to Tsodilo Hills World Heritage Site. We set up camp in the Tsodilo Hills area, one of the most significant historical sites in Africa.
In the afternoon we go to the museum and explore these ancient hills on foot visiting some of the famous San Bushman rock paintings in this spiritually important and magical place. The Tsodilo Hills are home to over 4000 traditional rock paintings more than 20000 years old. We camp at a remote private site with permanent ablutions.
Up at sunrise for our trip to the fringes of the Okavango Delta, Botswana's wildlife gem.
Reaching the edge of the delta we transfer to motorboats and continue into this pristine watery haven. We travel along the winding papyrus-lined channels by motorboat enjoying the spectacular bush scenery and rich-birdlife of the delta region.
Once we have cruised deeper into the Okavango Delta we will be met by local polers with their mokoros (traditional dugout canoes). We continue our journey by mokoro gliding peacefully to a secluded delta island. The next two days are filled with mokoro excursions and guided walks exploring the reeded islands and floodplains of the remote Okavango Delta. During our delta trip we camp in the wild with bush ablutions. The camping areas selected on this Botswana Wildlife Safari are remote and truly wild offering a genuine African bush experience.
You will only be able to take overnight bags (hand luggage / small backpacks) into the delta, as we travel by mokoro canoes which limits the amount of luggage that can be carried with us. The rest of your luggage remains in the trailer of our safari vehicle, which is parked in a secure area for the duration of our two-day delta island excursion.
After our truly wild Okavango Delta experience we drive to Maun, the gateway to the delta.
From the safari lodge you have the option of taking a scenic game flight over the Okavango Delta back to Maun, an hour long flight at extra cost. This unforgettable Okavango Delta flight provides sweeping aerial views of the unique wetland system and its wildlife. If you take the scenic flight you will spend a leisurely afternoon in the watery Delta at a campsite relaxing in nature before your return flight to Maun.
Your safari guide will drive to Maun and stock up on supplies for the next stretch of your Botswana Camping Adventure. You will be collected for some shopping and stay overnight just outside of Maun at a campsite with permanent ablution facilities.
Leaving Maun on day eight we head to our next game viewing destination, Moremi Game Reserve. One of the best wildlife parks in Botswana, Moremi Reserve covers diverse habitats ranging from swamp and woodlands to drier areas.
We spend the next three days of this Botswana wildlife safari exploring Moremi Reserve on game drives in search of the impressive array of wild animals and prolific birdlife found in this beautiful wilderness area. Moremi is considered one of the most scenic game reserves in Africa covering the eastern part of the Okavango Delta where mopane woodland and acacia forests contrast with watery floodplains and lagoons.
Moremi is home to elephants, especially numerous during the dry season, as well as buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. A wide variety of antelope species, including the rare red lechwe, are also found in Moremi, along with healthy populations of endangered African Wild Dog.
During our stay in Moremi Reserve we embark on game drives in the early mornings at sunrise and again in the late afternoons at sunset. Our early morning game drives are followed by lunch and a rest back at the safari camp. We stay at private campsites with bush ablutions in designated camping areas, first in Western Moremi (day 8 & 9) and then in Eastern Moremi (day 10).
Our next premier safari destination is Botswana's Chobe National Park, hosting one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa.
Botswana's most diverse game park, Chobe Park is best known for its large herds of migratory elephants. Our journey in search of wildlife takes us across the drier Savuti plains of the vast Chobe. Savuti is a striking wilderness area that hosts one of Africa's highest concentrations of wildlife and is renowned for its predators, especially lion and hyena. We continue north to the Chobe River meandering along the banks of the river on our game drives as we look out for elephants, hippos and buffalos as well as rich birdlife including the African Fish Eagle.
In Chobe Park we will be camping at private designated sites with bush ablutions. The camping areas selected are remote and wild, providing a real African bush experience, first in Savuti (day 11), then in northern Chobe (day 12 & 13).
We enjoy one last morning game drive in the Chobe area before taking a ferry across the Zambezi River into Zambia. Then we drive to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the famous Victoria Falls (visa required), where we stay at a comfortable lodge.
You have free time in the afternoon to visit the impressive Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Vic Falls is an inspiring and remarkable sight, so don't miss the chance to view the mighty natural wonder.
Then you can do some curio shopping, explore Livingstone and embark on adventure activities at Vic Falls. Optional Activities include White Water Rafting in the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Tram, Gorge Swings and Helicopter Flights over Victoria Falls. On the last night of this Botswana Camping Safari dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge or out in Livingstone.
The authentic African bush adventure of the Chobe, Moremi & Delta Botswana Camping Safari ends after breakfast at around 10h00 on day fifteen.
This Botswana Camping Safari starts at 13h00 in Kasane, Botswana, should you require assistance with pre-tour arrangements. We recommend an extra day or two after the safari in Livingstone at Victoria Falls to participate in some of the amazing adventure activities available. Post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane in Botswana, can be arranged with us at an additional cost
For assistance with pre-safari and post-safari accommodation and travel arrangements contact African Budget Safaris.
The vehicles used on this Chobe, Moremi & Delta Safari are custom-built game viewing vehicles, designed for safari trips in the African bush. Each vehicle carries up to 12 passengers, ensuring excellent visibility on game viewing drives, as well as great mobility in the wilderness. Throughout the camping safari we use a specially designed trailer unit containing a mobile kitchen and space for all of the camping equipment and luggage.
On this semi-participation safari we camp at bush sites in 2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m bow tents that are easy to set up (clients help erect tents). All tent windows and doors are fitted with treated mosquito netting. Each person will get a 5cm high-density foam camping mattress to sleep on while camping in the wild.
The bush ablutions consist of high-slung bucket showers and bush toilets with canvas screens for privacy. Round (200V/2pin) power units are available in the vehicles to recharge cameras and in Maun there are Internet cafes and photo shops that will download digital photos. In Livingstone we stay in rooms at a comfortable lodge.
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