Botswana Wildlife Safari

“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 1:1. 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, Botswana / Moremi Game Reserve / Private Mobile Camp

Our private charter flight whisks us right to the stunning Moremi Game Reserve (avoiding an all-day drive). Here in the eastern Okavango Delta, we 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. Our remote mobile camp is comfortable and is ours alone—although don’t be surprised if a grazing elephant passes through!

Botswana Mobile Safari Camping
Botswana
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Moremi Game Reserve: Xakanaxa, Days 6 to 7 (2 nights), Chobe National Park: Savuti Channel, Days 8 to 9 (2 nights), Chobe National Park: Serondella
Days 4-5
Okavango Delta / Xugana Lodge

A river journey with great game viewing brings us to our next lodge, with its reed-and-thatch chalets set in the perfect spot for exploring the Okavango on foot, by motorboat, and by mokoro (dugout canoe navigated by a skilled poler). We should see bushbuck, a rainbow of birdlife, the shy sitatunga and semi-aquatic lechwe antelope, and perhaps even buffalo and elephant. Among the lily–filled waterways, we’ll appreciate the calm solitude of this quintessential Delta setting.

Lodging in the Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Xugana Island Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Camp Okavango
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Days 6-11
Chobe National Park / Private Mobile Camps / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our private charter flight across the Okavango Delta sets us down in Chobe, a legendary elephant refuge and one of the best places to find lion, leopard, and large herds of giraffe, kudu, and baboon. At night, Chobe comes to life with the “whooping” calls of wild dog and the rumbles of elephant. From our mobile camp in the Serondella area, with its photogenic baobab trees, we’ll take a private cruise on the Chobe River to see big herds of tuskers ambling down to the river at sunset. Our safari ends at Victoria Falls, the mile-wide cascade of the Zambezi River, with an overnight at the stately Victoria Falls Hotel. Depart on Day 11.

Botswana Mobile Safari Camping
Botswana
Days 6 to 7 (2 nights), Chobe National Park: Savuti Channel, Days 8 to 9 (2 nights), Chobe National Park: Serondella
Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 10 (1 night)

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: $8395  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lodging: 7 nights private camps, 3 nights hotels and game lodges
Meals: All meals included except 1 lunch as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (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.

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Botswana: Kalahari Explorer

14 days from: $9395
2021: Apr 14-27
2022: Apr 11-24
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.

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Botswana: Okavango Explorer

14 days from: $9795
2021: Jun 23-Jul 6, Jul 28-Aug 10, Aug 17-30
2022: Jun 24-Jul 7, Jul 27-Aug 9
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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