The Legendary Kalahari, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park

The WT Difference in Botswana

  • Perfect mix of private tented camps and intimate lodges, close to the action and away from the crowds.
  • Extensive variety of habitats and wildlife, from the Kalahari to the Okavango and Chobe.
  • Game viewing by 4WD vehicle, bush walks, private riverboat, canoe, and a scenic charter flight over the Okavango Delta.
  • Expert naturalist guides with you from start to finish, and a staff-to-guest ratio of 1-1!
  • Guaranteed window seats—only 5 guests per vehicle, roof hatches with 360-degree views.

Overview

Botswana is renowned for its wildly varied environments, and the epic Kalahari is arguably one of the most intriguing, with its mysterious beauty and unending sense of space. We’ve created a special safari that explores the wonders of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its unique desert wildlife (including enchanting meerkats!) and diverse habitats from salt pans and ancient riverbeds to fossil river valleys. We also explore Botswana’s renowned destinations of the game-rich Okavango Delta and magnificent Chobe National Park. Our safari is timed for ideal gameviewing in the Kalahari—right at the end of the summer rainy season, when thousands of grazing animals—gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest, and more—and their attendant predators roam the grassy plains.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-4
Kalahari Desert: Central Kalahari Game Reserve

We enter the wild world of the Kalahari, known in the San tongue as “The Great Thirstland.” Originally created as a refuge for the San hunter-gatherers, the vast and spectacular Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the largest and most remote wildlife reserve in Africa. We enjoy splendid gameviewing over the dunes and fossil pans, and overnights in our private mobile camp.

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Days 5-8
Okavango Delta / Moremi Game Reserve

A charter flight brings us to the Okavango Delta, a remarkable maze of solitary islands, tranquil lagoons, and meandering waterways. On foot and by motorboat and mokoro (dugout canoe), we search for elephant, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest, and should see lechwe and sitatunga, antelopes that are at home in and around the water. In the Moremi Game Reserve, an extraordinary location for birding, we seek out predators such as lion, leopard, hyena, and wild dog.

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Days 9-14
Chobe National Park

Our 4WD explorations in Chobe bring us close to huge concentrations of wildlife, including throngs of elephants, buffalo, and a variety of birdlife. Here we also find the puku, an antelope not found in other parts of Botswana. Transfer to Kasane and depart on Day 14, or extend your stay at Victoria Falls.

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Highlights

Highlights

Gameviewing in the salt pans and dunescapes of the Kalahari Desert
Delightful private wilderness camps set in the famed Okavango Delta
Exciting game tracking by 4WD vehicle and boat in Chobe National Park
Extend your trip at Victoria Falls, one of the world’s great natural spectacles

Details

Length: 14 days
Cost From: $8295  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Kasane, Botswana
Lodging: 9 nights private camps, 4 nights hotels and game lodges
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Gameviewing by 4WD vehicle, boat, and mokoro (canoe)

Special Seasonal Departures

Botswana has so much to offer that we’ve created several special safaris to fully experience its wonders.

Botswana Wildlife Safari

11 days: Apr 29-May 9, 2017, May 20-30, 2017, Jun 10-20, 2017, Aug 19-29, 2017, Sep 2-12, 2017, Sep 16-26, 2017
Incredible "under canvas" safari with extraordinary wildlife from the game-rich savannas of Chobe and Moremi to the lagoons of Okavango, plus Victoria Falls.

Botswana: Okavango Explorer

14 days: Jun 25-Jul 8, 2017, Aug 5-18, 2017
In-depth game viewing in the wilderness of Okavango, where lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog abound, plus explore the teeming savannas of Moremi and Chobe.

Kalahari San Tribe Expedition

17 days: Mar 2-18, 2017
Meet the legendary San people, see the Kalahari’s unique wildlife, explore Moremi’s game-rich bushlands and the lily-covered lagoons of Okavango.

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