This Budget Botswana Safari takes you on a genuine bush adventure to the pristine Okavango Delta, diverse Chobe Park and beautiful Moremi Reserve.
Our wildlife and wilderness journey through Botswana begins in Maun and ends at Victoria Falls with a night at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls. Enjoy camping in truly wild areas of Botswana taking game drives and bush walks in top African wildlife parks, as well as motorboat and mokoro trips in the delta.
An authentic African bush experience at an affordable price!
This budget camping adventure kicks off at 07h30 in Maun, on the fringes of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. Joining your safari guide at a pre-arranged meeting place in the town, we travel into the southern part of the pristine Okavango Delta, Botswana's wilderness gem.
Reaching the southern edge of the delta we meet up with local polers who will take us deeper into this watery haven. Our local guides pole us along the winding papyrus-lined channels in their traditional mekoros (dugout canoes), so sit back and take in the spectacular bush scenery. Keep an eye out for animals and birds as we glide peacefully to our secluded bush camp on a small island in the wild delta.
The next two days are filled with mokoro adventures and guided bush walks exploring the reeded islands and floodplains of the remote Okavango Delta. Spending time close to nature in this unique part of Botswana is a memorable and rare experience, far from the trappings and bustle of modern living. During our delta trip we camp in the wild with bush ablutions. The camping areas selected on this Botswana Wildlife Safari are remote and rugged offering a genuine African bush experience.
On day three we move on to a community camp in a concession area near the diverse and game-rich Moremi Game Reserve.
You will only be able to take overnight bags (hand luggage or 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.
Early on the morning of day four we journey from the concession area into the western region of the Moremi Game Reserve itself. 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, hyaena 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.
In Moremi 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. On day six we move to a campsite in eastern Moremi, exploring a new part of this scenic game reserve. We camp in private campsites with bush ablutions in designated wilderness areas of the reserve.
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 is home to one of Chobe's highest concentrations of wildlife and is renowned for its predators, especially lion and hyena. On day eight we continue north to the Chobe River where the cries of African Fish Eagles can be heard, to explore the wildlife park on game drives. We look out for the abundance of wildlife found in Chobe, including elephants, hippos and buffalos; as well as the rich birdlife.
At Chobe Park we will be camping in private designated sites with bush ablutions. We spend one night in the Savuti area and the following two near Chobe River in the northern part of the game park. The camping areas are remote and wild offering a real African bush experience.
We enjoy one last morning game drive in Chobe, before crossing into Zimbabwe. Then we drive to the famous Victoria Falls (visa required), where we stay in a comfortable lodge.
You have free time in the afternoon to visit the impressive Victoria Falls. Witnessing Vic Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world, is a memorable and magical experience. Marvelling at the waterfall you will see why the local Kololo calls it Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "The Smoke that Thunders".
You can also explore Victoria Falls, go curio shopping and enjoy optional activities at Vic Falls. Optional adventure activities include White Water Rafting and Canoeing on the Zambezi River, Bungee Jumping, Tram Rides, and Microlight or Helicopter Flights over Victoria Falls. On the last night of this Botswana Camping Safari dinner will be at your own expense at the Zimbabwean lodge.
The Okavango Delta, Moremi & Chobe Botswana Safari ends after breakfast at around 10h00 on day 11, bringing this authentic African bush adventure to a close.
This Okavango Delta, Moremi & Chobe Botswana Safari starts at 07h30 on day one; therefore you will need to spend the night before the safari departs in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before the camping safari starts. We recommend an extra day or two at Victoria Falls after the safari to participate in some of the amazing adventure activities available. Post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges, or Kasane in Botswana, can be arranged 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 Botswana Safari are custom-built game viewing vehicles, designed for safari trips in the bush. Each vehicle carries up to 12 passengers, ensuring excellent visibility on game viewing drives, as well as great movability 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 to erect the tents). All windows and doors of the tents are fitted with treated mosquito netting. Each person will get a 5cm high-density foam camping mattress to sleep on while camping.
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 photoshops that will download digital photos. In Victoria Falls we stay in rooms at a comfortable lodge.
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