Botswana Tented Safari

Highlights

  • Fully catered & serviced, semi-luxury camping
  • Botswana’s best wildlife & predator destinations
  • Non-stop game viewing & bird watching
  • Day & night drives, guided walks & a Chobe River cruise

FROM
USD 3280 pp sharing

Comfort Level: Mobile Tented
Start/End: Start at Maun & End at Kasane
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Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: Deep into magical Moremi

Arriving at Maun Airport, you’ll be met by a Mack Air representative and helped to your shared charter plane. Your destination is the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve where your guide will be waiting to meet you.

Xakanaxa is one of the best game viewing areas of a reserve world-famous for the abundance, diversity and up-close imagery of its wildlife. Leopards and wild dogs are something of a speciality at Xakanaxa, and you’ll love the beautiful scenery of forest, wetlands and antelope-covered floodplains. Enjoy three nights of fully serviced camping at a private site, enjoying morning and afternoon game drives. Your tent is large enough to walk in and stand up and comes with a camp bed and en suite bathroom with hot water shower and toilet. All meals and drinks are provided.

Days 4 – 6: Discover the Khwai River

Leave Xakanaxa and sit back on a game drive to the Khwai River region of Moremi for 3 nights of fully serviced, semi-luxury camping. Enjoy game drives in Moremi as well as night drives and guided walks in a private concession. Canoe excursions are offered when water levels are high enough.

Sit back and enjoy the ride: today you’ll make your way through Moremi to the Khwai River, where the Okavango’s waters finally give way to the Kalahari. Flanked by floodplains and woodland, the river is a lifeline for huge numbers of animals, not least in the dry season. Hippo and crocodile occupy the deeper river; antelope, giraffe and elephants drink from its shallow pools. And with all this game around, Khwai has a reputation for predators; leopard, lion and wild dogs are among the highlights. Taking advantage of your camp’s location in a community reserve, your guide balances drives in Moremi with night drives and nature walks in the reserve – a unique opportunity to see another side to this teeming natural environment. If water levels permit, you may go exploring by canoe. Enjoy three nights of fully serviced camping.

Days 7 – 9: Savuti – ‘predator centre’

Head for the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park. Spend 3 nights at a fully serviced tented camp, enjoying morning and afternoon drives in Botswana’s ‘predator centre’.

The Khwai River’s reputation for predators is matched by Savuti, the wild heart of the Chobe National Park. You make your way there via a game drive, arriving in a very different environment to Moremi. Fed by the ephemeral Savuti Channel, Savuti is a great swathe of grassland surrounded by trackless forests and the area is packed with animals. Among Savuti’s most famous characters are its bull elephants whose placid nature makes for epic photography. The area’s lions and spotted hyenas are notorious for their constant warring, while leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs can make appearances at any time. Enjoy three nights of fully serviced camping, heading out on morning and afternoon game drives to witness all the drama.

 

Day 10: A grand Chobe River finale

You’ll drive north to the Chobe River and enjoy an afternoon boat cruise after which the Botswana Tented Safari ends at Chobe Safari Lodge. Post-safari accommodation and/or transfers can easily be arranged – just ask us.

After an early breakfast you’ll drive north to the Chobe River. Arriving at Chobe Safari Lodge in time for lunch, you’ll end this tour in the best way: a Chobe River cruise. Fascinating at any time of year, the cruise is perhaps at its most dramatic in the late dry season when hundreds of elephants crowd the river banks. Wildlife is abundant all year round though – you’ll see hippos and many different antelope species plus a wealth of birdlife. Bushbuck and baboons forage at the water’s edge while giant monitor lizards hunt for crocodile eggs.

The Botswana Tented Safari ends after the Chobe River cruise; we recommend booking a night at a Chobe Lodge – see our Chobe River Camps and Lodges page. It is also an easy overland transfer from the Chobe River to Victoria Falls; you can choose between the Zimbabwe and the Zambia side and we’ll make all the arrangements.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2019 & 2020

Season
Timing
Price
High Season
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 5375
Shoulder Season
01.11.19 - 30.11.19
USD 4700
Low Season
01.12.19 - 31.12.19
USD 3280
Low Season
01.01.20 - 31.03.20
USD 3445
Shoulder Season
01.04.20 - 30.06.20
USD 4935
High Season
01.07.20 - 31.10.20
USD 5645
Shoulder Season
01.11.20 - 30.11.20
USD 4935
Low Season
01.12.20 - 31.12.20
USD 3445

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:
  • Flight Transfers as specified
  • Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation,
  • Including beds, linen, private bathroom en-suite
  • Professional guide, safari chef & camp assistants,
  • Complete with a supply vehicle
  • Game drives plus activities as stated in the itinerary **
  • Exclusive camping in private campsites
  • All meals and drinks (, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T)
Excludes:
  • International Flights,
  • Tips, gratuities, premium brand drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Toiletries
  • Staff gratuities
  • ** please note that there is a limit of 20kg in soft bags including hand luggage on all charter flights included in safaris
  • First two singles booked on the Botswana Tented Safari, no single supplement, after that single supplement of 25% per single traveller. Minimum age on the Botswana Tented Safari is 12 years old (any age can travel on private departures)
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*Prices vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

Lorraine
Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

Werner
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Karen (USA)
Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)
A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)
Perfect

We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Jennifer