“Botswana exemplifies the low density tourism model that we promote in all of our African safaris and is undoubtedly one of Africa's top safari destinations. It is home to the world renowned Okavango Delta, the Chobe National Park, and Moremi Game Reserve, which is an area I know well, having lead safaris there for many years.
While it’s true to say that Botswana safaris can be more expensive when compared with say South Africa, Botswana offers different and spectacular wildlife habitats, creating a unique safari experience that has made it a must see safari location.
We provide tailor-made Botswanan safaris designed specifically for you, which focus on the major wildlife locations including the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe, where you can also readily incorporate a visit to the near-by Victoria Falls.
We also operate 4x4 overland safaris, which I lead in May each year, travelling through Botswana and taking in many of the countries iconic wildlife locations. Providing a unique safari experience, where the journey is important as the destination”.
William Fox
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Overland Botswana

A safari for those who are looking for something different. This overland tour is lead by our CEO Will Fox who has worked extensively throughout Africa for the last fifteen years. We travel from South Africa to Northern Botswana and on to Zimbabwe and the magnificent Victoria Falls, with return flight to Johannesburg. Along the way you will visit the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe National Park and much more. This overland tour is for those who wish to enjoy travelling in Africa where the journey is as important as the places you visit. We travel in specially adapted air conditioned 4x4 vehicles with roof top tents, and mix camping in remote locations with game lodge accommodation. Northern Botswana has more Elephants than any other African location together with free roaming big cats and plentiful plains game.
This is a very popular annual event and our 2019 safari is fully booked. You can now register your interest for our 2020 overland safari leaving on the 10th May. Just email us. No commitment is required to secure your priority listing.

The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland, covering between 6-15 000 square kilometres of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana. It owes its existence to the Okavango (Kavango) River which flows from the Angolan highlands, across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and into the harsh Kalahari Desert.
We can offer either a fly in luxury safari excursion to the Okavango Delta, or you could request one of our Botswana overland safaris, which also visit the Chobe National Park.
The Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana and has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness lies in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offering a safari experience of a lifetime.
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Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Johannesburg – Thabazimbi
250 kms, 3 hours
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo) our team will be waiting to greet you.
Your first day will be a leisurely drive to Thabazimbi in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Your first night is spent in a guest house, where you can rest and relax especially after a long haul flight.
Accommodation: Safari lodge
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Day 2: Kharmo Rhino Sanctuary: Serowe Botswana
400 kms, 4.5 hours
We will depart after breakfast for the Botswana border and then on to the Kharma Rhino Sanctuary. Along the way you can pick up any additional supplies (snacks etc) or alcohol. Each of our vehicles comes with a fridge for food and any other ‘essential’ supplies.
African border crossings, with their local customs and hustle and bustle are quintessentially different to any other border crossing that you may have experienced and always a culturally interesting experience.
The Kharma Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino and restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state, while providing economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources.
The camping facilities at Mokongwa Camp are only accessible by four-wheel drive. The individual campsites each feature a large Mokongwa tree, which provides both character and shade. The campsites each have two communal ablution blocks.
During your stay you will also be able to enjoy a game drive in the company of the local Rhino team.
Accommodation: Roof top tents, camping with ablution facilities
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Day 3 & 4: Maun Okavango Delta Lodge.
Your accommodation is fixed luxury en-suite tents.
On day four we take a day trip exploring the Okavango Delta by Mokoro.
The BaYei people came to the Okavango Delta hundreds of years ago, bringing with them, their traditional mode of transport, the Mokoro, a dug-out canoe which is the ideal transport in the delta and can move quietly through shallow water. Each Mokoro is punted along by a boatman using a long pole, moving along the narrow channels or cutting through the long grasses or papyrus.
You can expect to spend a few hours poling in your mokoro, slowly and almost silently making your way, enjoying the peace and serenity of game viewing from the water. We will stop for lunch along the way, and also taking a guided game walks into the bush.
Accommodation: Fixed en-suite tents
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Day 5 & 6 : Moremi Game Reserve: Third Bridge Camp
250 kms, 5 hours
Third Bridge campsite is located on the Western side of Moremi Game Reserve along the off stream of Moanachira River.
The third Bridge area borders on the delta and Mboma Island and enjoys a heavy concentration of wildlife in the dry season. Third Bridge offers much more of the wilderness experience than most of Southern African camping grounds.
Accommodation: Roof top tents, wild camping with ablution facilities
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Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve: Khwai Community Camp
100 kms, 3 hours
Driving in this area is mainly on sand roads, which limits the distances we can reasonably achieve each day. With this in mind we will stop over en-route to the Chobe National Park at Khwai Community Camp in the Moremi game reserve.
Moremi wildlife reserve combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It enjoys a great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The Khawa River is well known for wildlife and offers some of the best viewing in Southern Africa.
Accommodation: Roof top tents, truly wild camping with no fixed ablution facilities. We bring all the necessary facilities with us, solar showers etc
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Day 8 Chobe National Park : Savuti Campsite
100kms 3 hours
Savuti campsite is conveniently located midway between Kwai and the Chobe river and offers an excellent location to break our journey overnight and enjoy the rich diversity of wildlife in the area.
Accommodation: Roof top tents, wild camping with ablution facilities

Day 9-11: Chobe National Park : Munchenje Camp
100 kms, 3 hours
Muchenje Campsite is a family owned and managed camp set in the Chobe Enclave, 7.2km from the Chobe National Park Ngoma gate.
A peaceful, secure and beautifully treed property on the borders of the National park provides a serene setting for your stay, and a perfect base from which to explore the less crowded western end of the National Park. Each campsite is set under tall flat crown acacia trees on the elevated banks of the Chobe Floodplain, with separate ablutions units.
During your stay you will be able to enjoy a boat safari on the nearby Chobe River where Elephants are often seen swimming across the river channel. We’ll also take a game drive traversing through the National Park, which is home to an abundance of wild game and follows the Chobe River.
The Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana and has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime. Game viewing is exceptional
Accommodation: Roof top tents, camping with ablution facilities
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Day 12 & 13: Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
200 kms 3 hours
Once again we will cross an Africa border this time from Botswana into Zimbabwe (personal visa fees apply), arriving at the Kingdom Hotel in the early afternoon. Here we temporarily leave our 4 x 4 vehicles in favour of a luxurious four-star hotel.
Your stay is on a bed and breakfast basis, allowing you to dine as you please.
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On the evening of your first day at Victoria Falls we include a complementary sunset cruise on the Zambezi river, where you can enjoy local drinks and snacks while you watch for crocodiles and hippo as well as the abundant birdlife and large game such as Elephants that come to the river to drink at the end of the day.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
You can take a guided walk to see the falls, but our advice is to walk the Vic Falls footpath under your own steam. The path from the entrance gate is clearly marked an you can read about the salient points on the info boards inside.
Accommodation: 4 star Hotel Bed and Breakfast bases.
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Day 14: Fly to Johannesburg
After breakfast you will transfer to the nearby Victoria falls airport for an inclusive flight back to Johannesburg airport in the late afternoon.
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Botswana Safari Recommendations

Botswana offers diverse ecosystems and fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities with some of the finest water-based safari activities in Africa. Having said that by including different styles of lodges and game reserves in your safari, you can combine both water based game viewing and the more traditional game drive vehicle style game viewing.
We offer a range of safari packages from four days to fourteen days, however, given the diversity of the country we find that it is often the case that by consulting with our team, a tailor-made safari offers better value. With that in mind we have listed below our location recommendations, such that you can get a feel for the places you would like to include in your safari. Next step is to contact our team of safari specialist who can advise on the best itinerary to suit your pocket and must see locations.
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The tourism brand of the country “Africa’s Best Kept Secret” which is founded on the protection of its delicate environment and the pursuit of consistent sustainable development for the people of Botswana.
Botswana exhibits its exclusivity to an exceptionally high standard. The country has based its tourism industry on attracting discerning travellers who are willing to pay more for the privilege of visiting the country. With this in mind many of the lodges, particularly in the Okavango, are only accessible by small plane, which pushes that exclusivity up even higher.
Many of the lodges are spectacular but in a stylish and simplistic way. The lodges blend beautifully into the ecosystem in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. It is all about being at one with nature, having a minimal impact on the environment and yet seeing it in style and with the luxury that guests expect from exclusive lodges.
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Probably the biggest issue to consider when visiting Botswana is the scale of the country. The easiest and most popular method to move from one location to another is by small aircraft, however this does push the cost of your safari up. Our advice is to limit your trip to two main yet diverse locations and enjoy all that those areas offer.
With over fifteen years experience we can recommend various safari itineraries to maximise your wildlife experiences within your budget.
For example, a very popular favourite with our guests is to tailor a safari that includes a time spent in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National park, which also enables a day visit across the border to Victoria Falls.
As an aid, our guidance below explain more about the most popular locations to visit. Please get in touch for more information.
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Okavango Delta - The Worlds largest inland Delta
The Okavango Delta is dubbed as the jewel of the Kalahari being blessed with a unique ecosystem serving as an oasis for its inhabitants. It is fed by the floodwaters of central Africa where the water fans out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora.
Along with beautiful water channels, lagoons and islands, there are trees, shrubs and bushes of various species. It is home to over 200,000 animals that roam its wilderness areas giving colour to the whole Delta and Moremi Reserve. Many of Africa’s iconic animals are resident in the area including leopard, rhino, zebra, lechwe, giraffe, lion, monkey, antelope, crocodile, hippo, elephant, buffalo, hyena, impala, reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest and many more. There are also over 400 kinds of birds such as the African Eagle, Hammerkop, Ostrich, Crested Crane, elusive Pel's Fishing Owl, Lilac Roller etc.
The best way to explore the delta is by dugout canoe, locally called a mokoro, being gently propelled through this unique watercourse by your own guide. This is the ultimate relaxing approach to wildlife spotting whilst having an opportunity of seeing this unique environment from a different perspective.
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Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park, the first national park of Botswana, was established in 1968 and covers approximately 11,700 sq. kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. It is the most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country and is famous for its large herds of elephants, often reaching 100,000. During the dry winter months of May through to September enormous numbers of these pachyderms converge upon the river to drink, bathe and play.
And not only is it famous for its huge herds of elephant, but also its buffalo as well as the associated predators such as large prides of lion that have learnt to hunt them. There are also numerous antelope and other plains game as well as vast pods of hippos wallowing in the shallows of the River Chobe. Plus the birdlife is spectacular, so make sure you have your binoculars with you.
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There are several game lodges set along the banks of the Chobe River from where you can enjoy daily game drives or boat based game viewing. Another option is to stay on a houseboat (our particular favourite) that enables you to game view 24 hours a day, should you choose to do so. Whilst on a houseboat, you are permanently on safari, which is a bit of a novelty in itself. Lounge on luxurious decking overlooking the water and watch vast pods of hippo as you float by or alternatively take out the smaller boats to get up close and personal with the wildlife and see Chobe from a different perspective.
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The majestic Victoria Falls are very close by. A short two-hour road trip to the North Western corner of Zimbabwe. You can easily visit the falls on a day trip from tour Chobe lodge.
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Makgadikgadi Pans
The intricate pan shapes of the Makgadikgadi were formed from the shrinking of an ancient lake. The resultant salt pans are in sharp contrast to the Okavango Delta’s explosion of life. It uniquely supports complex ecosystems of palms and baobab trees as well as seasonal wildlife when the rains come. In the wet summer season, visitors witness the overwhelming sight of zebra and wildebeest migration.
In the dry season, the Makgadikgadi Pans receives the world’s second largest zebra and wildebeest migration after the Serengeti - Masai Mara wildebeest migration. During the first months of each year, the landscape becomes green and robust attracting 25000 zebra and wildebeest to the Makgadikgadi Pans. In November, at the beginning of the rainy season, up to 25,000 zebra start their migration through the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Parks in search of water and lush grazing grounds.
The is also home to a variety of wildlife like genet, caracal, impala, wildebeest, jackal, bushbuck, brown and spotted hyena, kudu, porcupine, to name but a few.
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Central Kalahari
The Central Kalahari is the second biggest game reserve in the world. Despite being in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, trees, shrubbery and bushes decorate the area and colourful flowers come with the summer rains. Central Kalahari is populated with a large number of gemsbok, springbok and wildebeest. There are also predators such as lions, cheetahs, jackals, leopard, hyenas, wild dog and many others. Plains game such as eland, duiker, kudu, giraffe, warthog, red hartebeest are also inhabitants of the place from December to April when the animals converge on the water source.
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