“Under Canvas” in Moremi, Okavango, and Chobe, 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.

Special Event!

A special variation of this itinerary is part of our Namibia: A Vision for Wildlife Symposium and Safari Program in April 2019.

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 private flight whisks us right into the stunning Moremi Game Reserve, and we head 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. Our remote mobile camp is very comfortable (you’ll even have your own tent steward, and the wonderful camp crew becomes like family). It’s not uncommon for grazing elephant to pass through camp.

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Days 4-5
Okavango Delta / Riverside Lodge

A river journey brings us to a lovely lodge with reed-and-thatch chalets. We safari on foot and by motorboat and mokoro (a dugout canoe navigated by a skilled guide). We should see bushbuck, a plethora of birds, the shy sitatunga and semi-aquatic lechwe antelope, and perhaps even buffalo and elephant.

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

Our private 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, vervet monkey, and baboon. At night, Chobe comes to life with the “whooping” calls of wild dog, the rumbles of elephant, and even the cackling cries of hyena. From our camp in the Serondella area, we enjoy a private cruise on the Chobe River to photograph the big herds of tuskers who amble down to the river at sunset. Our safari ends at Victoria Falls, the mile-wide cascade of the Zambezi River. Depart on Day 11.

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Highlights

Highlights

Mobile camps set up exclusively for our groups, located in prime spots for spectacular wildlife viewing
Two nights mid-trip in a beautiful lodge for a change of pace
Small groups—maximum 10—and an expert Trip Leader with you the entire safari
Private riverboat and canoe journeys, two spectacular charter flights that eliminate long drives
Custom-built vehicles (maximum 5 guests to a vehicle) for off road driving
Staff to guest ratio of 2:1 at our mobile camps
Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world
Boutique lodges (Xugana Lodge or Camp Okavango Lodge) plus the world-famous Victoria Falls Hotel

Details

Length: 11 days
Cost From: $7995  
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 (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: $8995
2019: Apr 23-May 6
2020: 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: $9395
2018: Jul 29-Aug 11
2019: Jun 23-Jul 6, Jul 28-Aug 10
2020: Jun 24-Jul 7, Jul 29-Aug 11
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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