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The Botswana Mobile Safari Experience

From $11045pp

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?

Explore diverse habitats of the UNESCO wetland of the Okavango Delta by land and water then relocate with your camp to Chobe National Park.

Botswana
November 11 - 18 2023
7 nights

From $11045pp

Based on two people sharing, not including flights learn more

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Mobile Tented Camp

Mobile Tented Camp

The most authentic way to experience the Okavango. Stay in a luxury 5-star mobile tented camp in the bush amongst nature and wildlife. Enjoy freshly prepared gourmet meals and finish your days with a nightcap around the fire pit.

The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta

Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this incredible alluvial fan is packed full of wildlife in a wilderness environment that supports some of Africa’s greatest predator densities as well as the continent’s largest elephant population.

Boat Safari

Boat Safari

Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta by either boat or Mokoro, depending on the best game-viewing opportunity at the time. This is influenced by the ever-changing patterns of the flood waters of the Delta.

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Situated north-east of your camp in Okavango Delta, Chobe is renowned as a true wildlife paradise and one of the best national parks in Southern Africa. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species.

"Drifting through the wetlands by boat observing elephants playing in the water nearby is something I will never forget"

Jess - Guest

TRIP OVERVIEW

YOUR EXPERIENCE

This is a curated journey of distinction, taking in Botswana’s stunning safari diversity across the Okavango Delta, through its wetlands and onto the neighbouring Chobe National Park. First you'll arrive in the Okavango Delta where you will be staying in a luxurious mobile camp with all mod-cons for your convenience, making for the perfect base to explore the bush. Early morning game and late afternoon game drives bookend your days in this stunning wilderness. Falling asleep to the night sounds and waking to plan the day based upon where the wildlife has been indicating its presence. All against the backdrop of a super-glamping experience with meals prepared 3 times daily by our local chef, using the freshest ingredients, complemented by a full bar selection. Stories around the campfire, tracking wildlife, stimulating all 5 senses, and getting right under the skin of the country is the theme that permeates this special itinerary in this incredible country. Then the time will come for your entire camp to relocate hours away in Chobe National Park for your final 3 nights, however while your mobile camp moves you'll have a night of adventure ahead before joining them. You'll have the opportunity to explore the deepest wetlands by boat, giving you a unique chance to view game from the water. Then you'll stay in a light-weight fly camp for the night on an island with your guide for a truly authentic night in the bush that you'll never forget. Then you'll have 3 days & nights to explore Chobe National Park.

YOUR EXPERTS

James

James

The Brains behind the Operation - Meet James

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATIONBotswana
SEASONApril - November
DURATION7 nights
GROUP SIZE10 people
ASSISTANCEHands-on
AIRPORT(S)Maun
FLIGHTSFor more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.
VISAUK, EU & US not required
VACCINATIONSNo

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Maun

Arrive in Maun and after a refreshment stop, you'll be transferred to the Okavango Delta. You'll enjoy a packed lunch on route and you'll see plenty of wildlife as you drive to your  Moremi camp tented accommodation. Then enjoy drinks around the fire pit before your 3-course bush dinner.

INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up and transfer
  • All Meals
  • All Drinks
Day 2 – 3 Game Drives in the Okavango

The next 2 days will follow the same pattern. You will be woken an hour before sunrise for a full continental breakfast, followed by a morning’s game drive return to camp by 11am for a wholesome buffet brunch. After an afternoon of your own leisure time in camp, it’s high tea at 4pm followed by an afternoon game drive culminating in the traditional African sundowner with a beautiful view, followed by a short drive back into camp for drinks around the open fireplace before a wholesome three-course dinner.

INCLUDED

  • All Game Drives
  • All Meals
  • All Drinks
Day 4 Boat Game Drive

After breakfast at the tented camp in Moremi, you'll start your journey towards the wetlands. Once there you'll explore water deeper into the marsh either by boat or a local canoe depending on the level of the water. Enjoy a sundowner before dinner at your lightweight fly camp before bedding down for the evening.

INCLUDED

  • All Transfers
  • All Boat Game Drives
  • All Meals
  • All Drinks
Days 5 – 7 Game drives in Chobe National Park

After your morning Boat Game Drive and breakfast you'll be transferred to your new camp in Chobe National Park. Then you'll follow the same pattern as your time in Okavango Delta where you'll be woken an hour before sunrise for a full continental breakfast, followed by a morning’s game drive return to camp by 11am for a wholesome buffet brunch. After an afternoon of your own leisure time in camp, it’s high tea at 4pm followed by an afternoon game drive culminating in the traditional African sundowner with a beautiful view, followed by a short drive back into camp for drinks around the open fireplace before a wholesome three-course dinner.

INCLUDED

  • All Transfers
  • All Meals
  • All Drinks
  • All Game Drives
Day 8 Return to Maun

This morning, it is a 5-hour return drive to Maun after the same early morning wake-up and breakfast. You will arrive in Maun in time for your international departure flight back home.

INCLUDED

  • All Transfers
  • All Meals
  • All Drinks

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.

Luxury Tented Camp

Luxury Tented Camp
Botswana

All 6 nights in Moremi and Savuti will be in a double or twin shared tented accommodation with single or super king double beds, and an en suite bathroom comprising a flush loo, shower, mirror and basin.

Lightweight Fly Camp

Lightweight Fly Camp
Botswana

Situated on an island in the middle of the wetlands, the accommodation may be more basic but it doesn't get any more authentic! Enjoy an intimate 3 course  bush dinner with your guide, before enjoying your nightcap by the fire.

TRIP LOCATION

WHERE YOU'RE GOING

One of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations, Botswana is a paradise for stunning scenery and wildlife. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world: the low population and vast areas of protected wilderness provide a haven for wildlife and offers a more exclusive and remote safari. It's home to the richly populated waterways of the Okavango Delta, arguably one of Africa’s ultimate destinations for spotting wildlife, and is also home to the first reserve in Africa that was established by local residents. The Moremi Game Reserve is a gem and one of Africa’s finest wildlife destinations. Known as a predator’s paradise, Savuti has very strong lion, leopard, and spotted hyena populations and the night sounds are always dotted by their quixotic calls. More recently, wild dog and cheetah sightings have been good.

DID YOU KNOW

. The Moremi Reserve is home to over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered.

. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta system.

. Botswana is roughly the size of France or Texas and has protected over 40% of this vast area for wildlife management areas (WMAs). 

. Geographically, Savuti is an area of many curiosities. One of its greatest mysteries is the Savuti channel itself, which has over the past 100 years inexplicably dried up and recommenced its flow several times

. Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa and bordered by four countries: South Africa to the South, Namibia to the West, Zimbabwe to the East, and Zambia to the North.

FAST FACTS

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POPULATION
CURRENCY
TIME DIFFERENCE

"If the dates listed don't quite work then please do get in contact as we can often be flexible subject to availability”

James - Untravelled Paths

Host Tips

TRIP TIPS

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Binoculars and a Camera

Given that you’ll be doing much looking for wildlife, it’s good to have a pair of binoculars for searching and observing from afar, and a good camera for capturing those magic moments.

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Enjoy the Siestas

As you are awoken before sunrise most mornings, it is important to take your downtime when you can. The afternoons are a great period to relax to ensure you are well-rested for time out exploring.

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Ask Questions

Throughout your incredible journey, you are being led by a vastly experienced professional guide with years of experience exploring the habitats you are visiting.

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Add a Visit to see Meerkats

Should you wish to see Meerkats then we can easily add this to the itinerary and from June to October you can even sleep on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans under the stars.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • Full board throughout
  • Drinks included throughout
  • Laundry at the Tented Camp
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Game Drives
  • Boat Excursions
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET
GETTING THERE

London Heathrow (LHR) to Maun (MUB) via Johannesburg (JNB) or Cape Town (CPT).

We suggest that you fly overnight to Johannesburg with Virgin or British Airways, then connect to Maun with SA Airlink.

FURTHER INFORMATION

INSURANCE

In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.

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HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in five easy steps.

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ENQUIRE ONLINE

Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in the enquiry form.

2

BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.

3

BOOKING FORM

Once you have booked your flights, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details, flights and other relevant information.

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PAY FOR YOUR TRIP

As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.

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FINAL CONFIRMATION

Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

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NOTES

Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.

FAQ

Where is Botswana?

Botswana is a landlocked country at the bottom of the African continent. It is bordered to the South by South Africa, to the West by Namibia, to the East by Zimbabwe and to the North by Zambia.

Why safari in Botswana rather than other safari destinations?

Botswana is widely regarded throughout the travel world for being the most exclusive, high-end country in Africa for going on safari. Not only this, but it is packed full of wildlife, and thanks to the government policy of low-volume high-cost tourism, the sense of space and freedom that can be achieved on safari here is second to none. No other African country can boast the same level of protection with 42% of the land being set aside for natural wilderness areas. Given that Botswana is the same size as France, that’s the equivalent land mass of the entire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland designated as protected wildlife areas. It is because of this extensive rangeland, which is set aside for wilderness and wildlife, that Botswana can boast the largest population of elephants anywhere in the world and among the highest densities of predators such as lion, leopards, cheetah and wild dogs. All of this helps to explain why the safari experience to be had in Botswana is the best in the continent.

How do I know I’m safe from the wildlife in my accommodation or in the vehicles?

Firstly, when we say goodnight to you after dinner and you are taken to your room/tent/cabin (depending on where you are staying that night) you will have everything you need there for you: a comfortable bed, a bathroom, drinking water, lighting and a door. Secondly, the vehicles and accommodation are seen by the African wildlife as just another solid object in their landscape, like a tree or an oversized termite mound. As vehicles and accommodations are not associated with food or territory and are not a threat to the wildlife, they are not interested in what’s inside. This means that you can enjoy your game drives in the bush, and you can peacefully drift away at night time to the sounds of the wilderness, remembering at all times, that you are under our experienced protection in the environment we call home.

What about dietary requirements; what will I eat?

As very experienced safari operators welcoming guests from all over the world for the best part of two decades, we are very well versed in catering to different dietary requirements. We can cater to everything from dietary preferences, intolerances and allergies. All that you need to do is make sure to inform us well in advance to ensure that we can source any specialist ingredients that may be required to take care of you. 

I’ve got quite a few items which need regular charging, is this possible?

Yes, it is. In every game-viewing vehicle we have both 220V AC for charging items that you would plug in the wall socket at home, as well as multiple 12V DC USB plugs for charging phones and smaller items.

What will I need to pay for when I am on safari?

Most things are fully inclusive. That means that from the point of arrival through to departure, all your transfers, accommodations, meals, activities as described, professional guides, park entry fees and taxes are all included. We put together journeys like this so that you can focus on the most important thing, which is enjoying your safari.