This deep immersion in the Botswana bush unveils a sparsely inhabited land teeming with wildlife. Visit both Nxai Pans National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve for a chance to see the famed black manned lions. Behold the true essence of wilderness, protected by a conservation-minded country that leads the continent in habitat stewardship. An ancient landscape occupied by the San people for more than 100,000 years, today Botswana is a stronghold for elephants, home to Africa’s largest population of more than 130,000. Sprawling grasslands, deltas and savannas provide havens for endangered species like wild dog, plus a dizzying array of other wildlife that thrives within this mosaic of ecological diversity. Stay true to the terrain’s raw nature experience while taking refuge in traditional canvas camps that are exceptionally comfortable without extravagance. Explore a breadth of habitats on 4×4 game drivess. And when night falls, gather around the campfire to revel in each day’s wonders, as a million stars glitter overhead and the calls of animals resound in the darkness.
In the wilds of Botswana, you’ll find the wonders that drew adventurers to the African continent over a century ago. Lions laze beneath mopane trees while leopards sprawl in branches above, icons of genuine wilderness that is vanishing all too quickly. Intimate tented safari camps are reminiscent of a nostalgic era in the African bush, yet replete with modern-day luxuries that ensure your comfort even in some of the planet’s most remote wild places. If you’re searching for the classic romance of Africa, it’s still here in secluded Botswana—and it’s ripe to exceed every wildlife photographer’s wildest dreams!
What to Expect
Botswana safaris are evocative of a bygone era, when the African wilderness was uncrowded and synonymous with exhilarating adventure. If you are thinking of heading to this incredible land of wildness and adventure, including the chance to witness the vulnerable African elephant, then here are a few travel etiquette tips for visiting Botswana.
What’s So Distinctive About this Botswana Safari?
This exclusive adventure in some of Africa’s last true wilderness is not your standard safari. We deliver a remote nature experience focused on close-up wildlife sightings in an intimate context—you’re likely to see animals roaming right on the edge of our classic tented camps! Here’s what makes this safari stand out:
A Compact Itinerary Designed for Variety
Our itinerary is carefully crafted to showcase varied wildlife habitats over just 11 days. From the dry desert pans of Nxai Pans National Park, with elephants to the semi-arid savanna of the Kalahari Desert to find the famed black manned lions, you’ll find some of wild Africa’s most impressive animal encounters.
Private Reserves Get You “Out There”
Enjoy the advantages of remote locales and exclusive activities. Avoiding more heavily visited national parks, we concentrate instead on uncrowded private reserves. Our intimate tented camps are located in isolated settings amid abundant wildlife, which we encounter not only on traditional game drives, but also on guided bush walks and night drives in search of nocturnal creatures—activities permitted only in private contexts.
An Open “Window” Seat for Everyone
We make sure you have access to an unimpeded view. The top-quality safari vehicles we charter have open sides (no glass to interfere with your view) and nine cushioned passenger seats—one in front next to the driver, followed by two rows of three seats each and a pair of seats at the back. On wildlife drives, we limit our capacity to no more than seven travelers in each vehicle for maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities.
The World’s Finest Safari Guides
Expedition Wild is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet! Our Botswana Explorer Safari includes your own private Expedition Leader, ranked among the most highly trained guides in Africa and renowned for providing exceptional service. Our Safari Expedition Leaders average 15 years of guiding experience, with additional training support provided from WWF’s leading scientists. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
A Maximum of 13 Travelers
A small group is essential for an authentic safari experience. With a maximum of just 13 guests plus our Expedition Leader, always divided into two vehicles, you’ll share the sense of being alone in nature with wildlife.
Arrive in Johannesburg and meet for trip dinner and orientation
We Drive half a day To Botswana and have an afternoon Safari looking for Rhinos in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
We spend the morning on a drive in Khama Rhino Sanctuary before driving several hours to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.where we spend the next several days looking for black manned lions and bat eared foxes.
After a morning safari, we drive to Nxai Pans National Park where we look for Cheetahs.
We spend an evening looking for Rhinos
Drive to Johannesburg. Trip ends at 6PM in the evening
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