The climate in Botswana is very dry – though surprisingly enough one of the major attractions are the wetlands of the Okavango delta.

It has a population of only one and a half million people. Most people live in the south-east. Major cities are the capital Gaborone and Francistown. However, a Botswana safari offers great wildlife and nature. Most travelers come to this country for two reasons: the Kalahari Desert, which covers about 85% of the country and the Okavango delta, a huge wetland system of up to 15,000 square kilometers.

The Delta is one of the most prolific wildlife areas in Africa. Its diverse and pristine habitats, together with unmatched scenic beauty, make it one of Africa’s most important wilderness destinations. The Okavango Delta is on of the largest inland deltas in the world with a surface of over 16000 sq kilometers. The delta offers great scenic beauty and sustains phenomenal numbers of wildlife.

With forests of palms, grasslands, islands, flood plains and lagoons to be seen, tourists seeking the pleasure of adventure in Botswana are sure to have one of the best experiences of their life. The delta waters actually spill into the sands of the Kalahari Desert. The meeting of dry land and wet land gives that breath-taking contrast, popularly referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Kalahari’. A highlight of a visit to this area is the incredible profusion of birdlife – Pel’s Fishing Owl, Wattled Cranes, Slaty Egrets, Rufous-Bellied Heron, Swamp Boubous, and a host of eagles, vultures and other raptors will keep the bird lover in heaven.

The Savuti Channel area in the north is one of Africa’s most famous big game areas making a Botswana safari a unique experience. To the northwest of Savuti and off the main tourist track lies Botswana’s best kept secret: Linyanti and the western reaches of the Savuti Channel. The Linyanti and upper Savuti areas rank among the most beautiful in Botswana. Chobe National Park also has a wonderful concentration of animals.

South of Maun and the Okavango Delta, lies the huge open expanse of the Kalahari Desert. In March and April the Kalahari blossoms with life and huge open spaces of the Makgadikgadi pans fill with water, attracting huge migrating herds.


BOTSWANA LUXURY FLY-IN SAFARI – 7 DAYS

This wonderful Botswana safari transports you to the magnificent Okavango Delta, the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, and the Linyanti Game Reserve.

  • DAYS 1 & 2: OKAVANGO DELTA
    Depart on a flight from Johannesburg to Maun in Botswana. Met upon arrival and flown by light aircraft to the incredible Okavango Delta. Accommodation in luxury, private tented camps. Activities include game viewing in open vehicles, walking with a guide and traversing the waterways in mokoros (dug out canoes).
    Luxury Tented Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 3 & 4: MOREMI WILDLIFE RESERVE
    Transfer by light aircraft to Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Activities include game viewing in open vehicles and walks in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
    Luxury Tented Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 5 & 6: LINYANTI GAME RESERVE
    Transfer by light aircraft to Linyanti Reserve bordered by the Linyanti River and Chobe National Park. Activities include game viewing in open vehicles, nature walks and boating.
    Luxury Tented Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAY 7: JOHANNESBURG
    Transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport for a flight to Johannesburg.

LAND COST FROM: “Classic Camps”

  • From $6265 per person sharing / $1610 single supplement
    Valid 11 Jan – 31 Mar 2017
  • From $7090 per person sharing / $1680 single supplement
    Valid 01 Apr – 31 May & 01 Nov- 19 Dec 2017
  • From $10,655 per person sharing / $1810 single supplement
    Valid 01 Jun – 31 Oct 2017

*Includes Chitabe Camp, Little Vumbura, & Duma Tau Camp

LAND COST FROM: “Premier Camps”

  • $6755 per person sharing / $1470 single supplement
    Valid 11 Jan – 31 Mar 2017
  • $8770 per person sharing / $1550 single supplement
    Valid 01 Apr – 31 May 2017
  • $14,450 per person sharing / $1965 single supplement
    Valid 01 Jun – 31 Oct 2017
  • $7295 per person sharing / $1395 single supplement
    Valid 01 Nov – 19 Dec 2017

*Includes Jao Camp, Vumbura Plains, & Kings Pool Camp

DEPARTURES: Daily
*Additional flying supplement for single travelers
* Based on a minimum of two passengers
*International & intra Africa airfares available upon request.


THE GREAT WILDERNESS JOURNEY – 11 DAYS

  • DAY 1: LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
    On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred directly to Victoria Falls for a guided tour before proceeding to Toka Leya for overnight. Enjoy great views from camp of the mighty Zambezi River and
    Toka Leya Camp D.
  • DAYS 2 – 4: LINYANTI CONCESSION
    After breakfast transfer by road back to Livingstone Airport for a light aircraft flight to Kasane. Fly over the Kazangula border where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet. Stop at Kasane for Chobe River boat cruise with a light lunch, offering a unique opportunity to observe enormous herds of elephant, numerous pods of hippo and large crocodiles, as well as other general game and diverse birdlife. After the cruise, depart Kasane by light aircraft to the private Linyanti concession for your stay at Linyanti Discoverer Camp.
    The multiplicity of habitats in this area is a paradise for an incredible diversity of wildlife and bird species.
    Linyanti Discoverer Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 5 – 7: SANTAWANI CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA
    Transfer by light aircraft to the Santawani Concession and discover the varying habitats and wildlife of the area. Accommodation is in the semi-permanent
    Gomoti Tented Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 8 – 10: XIGERA CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA
    After breakfast fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango Delta to Xigera. Enjoy Delta activities such as gameviewing by mokoro or motorboat.
    Xigera Camp, B.
  • DAY 11: MAUN
    Transfer by light aircraft from Xigera to Maun Airport for your onward flight.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $10,405 per person
    Valid May & 01 Nov – 30 Nov 2017
  • $11,760 per person
    Valid 01 Jun – 31 Oct 2017

DEPARTURES: Available upon request and based on a minimum of two passengers
*International and domestic airfares available upon request.


DRIFTERS BOTSWANA OVERLAND CAMPING SAFARI – 16 DAYS

Enjoy 16 memorable days in Botswana on this overland camping safari that encompasses the Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun, the Okavango Delta, the Moremi game reserve and Victoria Falls.
(Suitable for adventure minded people of 18 – 55 years. Active participation is required)

  • DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG – KALAHARI
    Depart Johannesburg by road into the vast Kalahari Plains. Continue to Kang to set up camp and enjoy a short walk into the bush.
    Overnight camping (lunch & dinner – own expense)
  • DAY 2: KALAHARI BUSHMEN
    Morning excursion to the frontier town of Ghazi which is home to the last traditional Bushmen by enjoying a bush walk to learn about the wilderness from these fascinating  people.
    Overnight camping, B, L, D.
  • DAY 3-5: OKAVANGO DELTA (13-day fly-in passengers join today)
    We begin our journey into the Delta gliding through the channels by motorboat and mekoro, a traditional dug-out canoe to an exclusive wild island camp to enjoy the true wilderness.
    Overnight camping, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 6: OKAVNAGO – MAUN
    Journey back by motorboat and mekoro to civilization and spend the night at Maun Drifters Lodge situated on the banks of the Boteti River. Note: Clients will have the opportunity to do an own expense game flight over the Delta on either day 4 or 7.
    Drifters Maun Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 7 -10: FLEXIBLE GAME RESERVE PROGRAMME (MOREMI / SAVUTI / CHOBE)
    Today travel north into the wilderness to spend five days, starting with Moremi, camping the first night near the well-known 3rd Bridge. From there continue north via Xakanaxa to camp near North Gate. Enjoy afternoon and morning drives along the wetland areas. Then on to Savuti, and Chobe, famous for its large herds of Elephant. Spend the morning exploring the banks of the Chobe River before crossing the border to Victoria Falls.
    Overnight camping (4 nights) & Drifters Victoria Falls Inn (1 night), B, L, D.
  • DAYS 11 & 12: MAUN – MAKGADIKGADI PANS
    Head back to Maun for a comfortable night at Drifters Maun Lodge. On day 12 venture eastward into the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which are known for their birdlife. Overnight in a remote camp and enjoy a night out under the stars. Overnight camping, B, L, D.
  • DAY 13 & 14: CHOBE – VICTORIA FALLS
    Venture north up to the mighty Chobe River which is known for its huge herds of elephants.  Enjoy an extensive boat cruise followed by a border crossing into Zimbabwe for overnight. The next day is free to explore Victoria Falls by going on optional (own expense) excursions,  which include a visit to a tribal village, the big tree, the curio market and the crocodile farm, an aircraft flight over the falls, a boat trip on the Zambezi River, White Water Rafting, Bungi Jumping, or an Elephant Back Safari.
    Drifters Victoria Falls Inn, B, L, D.
  • DAY 15: VICTORIA FALLS – FRANCISTOWN
    Return to Botswana and continue south to Francistown..
    Overnight camping, B, L. (dinner own expense).
  • DAY 16: FRANCISTOWN – JOHANNESBURG
    This morning depart for Johannesburg arriving in the early evening (all meals own expense).

LAND COST FROM:

  • 16 DAYS: $3065 per person
    Valid Jan – Dec 2017

DEPARTURES: Available upon request
*International airfares available upon request.