“Under Canvas” in Moremi, Okavango, & Chobe, and Visit Victoria Falls

The WT Difference in Botswana

  • Explore Africa the way few travelers ever do with private mobile camps and boutique lodges that get you close to the wildlife and away from the crowds.
  • Expert naturalist guides lead your entire safari (no handing you off from lodge to lodge); and in camp a staff-to-guest ratio of 2:1. The camaraderie and fun on these trips is legendary!
  • Epic game viewing and great variety: 4WD vehicle, bush walks, private riverboat, canoe, and scenic charter flights.
  • Custom-built 4WD safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats and roof hatches with 360-degree views.
  • Experience Botswana’s phenomenal landscapes: the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site, exquisite Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park, with its massive herds of elephant.
  • We offer a safari for every season, from our classic 11-day journey that includes Victoria Falls to our 14-day in-depth adventures in the Okavango Delta or the Kalahari Desert.

Overview

Experience the untamed beauty of Botswana as few travelers ever do—on an authentic mobile camping safari, far away from the lodges and deep in the wildlife-rich habitats of Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park. Our mobile camps are set in perfect locations to give you the best access to the wildlife—and in complete comfort. Game drives bring you right into the action, and by night, you’ll sleep in a comfy bed in your tent with a private bathroom and shower, and drift asleep to the sounds of the African night. Exploration by 4WD vehicle, private canoe and riverboat journeys, and our combination of camps and lodges make this a varied and active adventure, and our grand finale is Victoria Falls. It’s pure safari magic!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Maun / Moremi Game Reserve / Private Mobile Camp

Our scenic private charter flight whisks us into the stunning Moremi Game Reserve, which protects almost a third of the islands and lagoons that make up the vast Okavango Delta. We head right out to explore by 4WD vehicle and by boat, searching for game such as tsessebe and Burchell’s zebra and tracking predators including wild dog and cheetah. Moremi is also an ornithologist’s delight, home to almost every species of central-southern African bird. Our remote mobile camp is set up for us at Xakanaxa in a beautiful setting of secret pools, tall forest, and open grassland. The camp is very comfortable (you’ll even have your own tent steward!), and we are sometimes joined here by hippo that come out at night to feed on the grass near our tents. It’s not uncommon for grazing elephant to pass through camp—you won’t see that at a lodge!

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Days 4-5
Okavango Delta / Xugana Lodge

A river journey brings us to the remote western corner of the Okavango Delta, where we stay at welcoming Xugana Lodge, with its reed-and-thatch chalets overlooking a tranquil lagoon. The lodge is the perfect place for exploring on foot and by motorboat and mokoro (a dugout canoe navigated by a skilled guide). During our excursions, we should see bushbuck, a plethora of birds, the shy sitatunga and semi-aquatic lechwe antelope, and perhaps even buffalo and elephant. As we glide the water lily–filled waterways aboard our mokoro, we enjoy the calm solitude of this quintessential Delta setting.

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Days 6-11
Chobe National Park / Private Mobile Camp / Victoria Falls

Our spectacular private flight across the Okavango Delta sets us down in Chobe National Park, a legendary elephant refuge and also one of the best places to find lion, leopard, and other predators and their prey—large herds of giraffe, kudu, vervet monkey, and baboon. This park is truly one of the greatest wildlife destinations on the continent. At night, the park comes to life with animal sounds—the “whooping” calls of wild dog, the rumbles of elephant, and even the cackling cries of hyena. Our mobile camps in Chobe are in the Savuti and Serondella areas. From our Serondella camp, we enjoy a memorable private cruise on the Chobe River to see and photograph the big herds of tuskers who amble down to the river at sunset. Our safari ends at stunning Victoria Falls, where we can marvel at the spectacle of the mile-wide Zambezi River’s thundering cascade. Depart on Day 11.

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Highlights

Highlights

Thrilling game tracking by 4WD vehicle in the savannas and woodlands of Moremi, Okavango, and Chobe
Private boat excursions and game viewing in the Okavango Delta, an amazing miracle of water in an otherwise arid landscape
Comfortable mobile camps, including en suite bathrooms with hot showers!
Grand finale at Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world

Details

Length: 11 days
Cost From: $7595  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lodging: 7 nights private camps, 3 nights hotels and game lodges
Meals: All meals included except 2 lunches (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Game viewing by 4WD vehicle, boat, and mokoro (canoe)

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Special Seasonal Departures

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

Botswana: Kalahari Explorer

14 days from: $8695
2018: Apr 15-28
Timed for April, enjoy ideal game viewing safari in the spectacular Central Kalahari Desert, a World Heritage Site, in elephant-thronged Chobe, and in the lagoons and islands of the Okavango.

Botswana: Okavango Explorer

14 days from: $8895
2018: Jun 24-Jul 7, Jul 29-Aug 11
2019: Jun 23-Jul 6, Jul 28-Aug 10
In June and July, discover the pristine Okavango when the water levels are at their highest, attracting fantastic birdlife, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, and wild dog. Plus, explore the teeming savannas of Moremi and Chobe.

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