Botswana Wildside Camping Safari
Botswana Wildside Camping Safari through the wilderness of Botswana. Experience the Okavango Delta by traditional dug-outs and the abundant wildlife of Moremi game reserve and Savuti. Explore Chobe NP by boat and enjoy wonderful views of Victoria Falls!
Safari through the wilderness of Botswana.
- Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion
- Moremi Game Reserve – game drives
- Savuti – game drives
- Chobe National Park – game drive and river cruise
- Victoria Falls – adventure activities
Overnight 3 nights on safari we stay at designated campsites in national parks and towns. Formal campsites have hot and cold showers, laundry facilities & telephones. 7 nights we “camp wild” without fences in the wilderness areas. On these nights the crew will erect a bucket shower (with hot water off the fire) and a pit latrine (with seat!). 2 nights at a lodge in Livingstone with en-suite rooms and air-conditioning.
Meals 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners will be provided by the crew, prepared at the vehicle and eaten around the camp fire except the last 2 breakfasts at the lodge in Livingstone.
The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Motswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources.
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Distance/time: 15km, ± ½ hour, excluding stops for sightseeing
We will meet up with the group at 17:00 at the camp. Situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, Maun is a bustling frontier town where we prepare for the delta excursion. After setting up camp we have a relaxing afternoon at the swimming pool.
Overnight: Campsite - good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar
Day 2, 3, 4: OKAVANGO DELTA
Distance/time: 2 hour 4WD transfer into the Delta, each way
Our local guides will take us deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta on mekoro (dugout canoes). The delta forms as water flows from the Angolan highlands out over the Botswanan flat Kalahari Desert sands creating a delicate, green oasis for birds & wildlife. We will camp wild on remote islands in this amazingly dynamic environment & enjoy bush walks, bird watching & swimming in the clear water. Camping with our local guides we learn more about their lifestyle & culture. We return to Maun in the late afternoon of day 5 and have time for an optional (own expense) game flight over the Okavango, which will reveal a different aspect of the delta.
Includes: Entrance to Okavango Delta, mokoro excursion, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
Overnight: Day 2 & 3: Wild camping – basic facilities with bucket shower. You will need to bring a towel.
Day 4 Maun: Campsite - good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar
DAY 2 & 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)
Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)
Day 5,6,7,8: MOREMI & SAVUTI
Distance/time: 350kms ± 8½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Maun – Savuti)
We have 4 nights in these conservation areas with time to explore the various habitats. We spend our time on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including wild dog, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game. Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world and we take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats. Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides for which Savuti is famous. We camp wild in the central Chobe National Park at either Savuti or Zwei-Zwei.
Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle
Overnight: Wild camping - basic ablutions with bucket shower
DAY 5 - 8: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 – 10: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Distance/time: 150kms ± 5½ hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Savuti – Chobe)
The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. In the early morning we search for game on the flood plains of the Chobe River. The late afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise is a highlight as we see the mighty elephant herds returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst. We camp at Kasane on the Chobe River for night 10.
Includes: Entrance fees, morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD game viewing vehicle & sunset cruise on Chobe River
Overnight: day 9 wild camping – basic ablutions with bucket shower
day 10 campsite - good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
DAY 9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10: Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)
Day 11 – 12: VICTORIA FALLS / LIVINGSTONE ZAMBIA
Distance/time: 85kms – 1 hour, excluding border formalities (which can take 2 to 4+ hours)
Overnight for 2 nights in Zambia near Livingstone town on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls. Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).
Includes: Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls
Overnight: Adventure Village Rooms – twin en-suite, hot showers, swimming pool, bar & restaurant
DAY 11 & 12: Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense)
Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more
Day 13: ZAMBIA - LIVINGSTONE
Tour ends at 08:00 after breakfast. Transfers to local airports are available.