Botswana Wildlife Safari

Discover 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 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 Africa as few travelers ever do, in our private mobile camps that get you close to the wildlife—and away from the crowds. Our expert naturalist guides lead your entire safari (no handing you off from lodge to lodge), and at our Hemingway-style camps, the staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1 and the comforts are many. We explore deep into the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park, with game drives in custom 4WD vehicles, and a private riverboat cruise. By night, you’ll sleep in a comfy bed in your tent with private bathroom and shower, drifting off to sleep to the sounds of the African night. Real mobile camping is a rare safari experience—it’s pure 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 track predators including wild dog and cheetah and search for game such as tsessebe and Burchell’s zebra. Our camp gives us direct access to pristine sections of the reserve and it’s ours alone—but 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 or Camp Okavango

A river journey with great game viewing brings us to a boutique lodge with reed-and-thatch chalets. It’s 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.

Xugana Island Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Camp Okavango
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Days 6-9
Chobe National Park / Private Mobile Camps

Leaving the Okavango ecosystem, we get a bird’s-eye view of the Delta as we fly by private charter to southern Chobe National Park, 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.

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
Days 10-11
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our safari ends at Victoria Falls, with an overnight at the stately Victoria Falls Hotel. Depart on Day 11.

Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 10 (1 night)

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 expert Trip Leaders 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 1:1 at our mobile camps
Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world
Boutique lodge in the Delta, plus the world-famous Victoria Falls Hotel

Details

Length: 11 days
Cost From: $8395  
Arrive: Maun, Botswana
Depart: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lodging: 7 nights private mobile 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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Wildlife viewing by open 4WD vehicle, safaris by riverboat and mokoro (dugout canoe), and exciting game walks, with stays in exclusive safari camps.

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