Botswana – Small Group Safaris

Botswana - Small Group Safaris

If you like the idea of visiting Botswana as part of a small group, then we’ve got some great suggestions for you. 

These safaris are run by operators we’ve known for many years and who can be relied upon to deliver a first class experience.
Although we have featured them here as scheduled group safaris, you can book any of these itineraries as a private safari for you and your family or friends.

Why not get in touch to discuss your ideas with us, there’s nothing we enjoy more than talking about Africa.
Then we can get to work on designing a very special safari just for you.

Okavango and Kalahari

From Desert to Delta – a fully serviced mobile safari

For us to recommend a scheduled small group safari it needs to be outstanding, and this really is.
A 10 day mobile safari that takes you beyond the more commonly visited areas of Botswana to discover the amazing diversity of Botswana’s wild places.
Although predominantly a mobile tented safari, the itinerary includes 2 nights in lodges.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1          1 night at Meno a Kwena Lodge
Days 2-4     3 nights serviced camping in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Days 5-6     2 nights serviced camping in the Makgadikgadi National Park in search of the Makgadikgadi Pans zebra migration
Day 7           1 night at Camp Kalahari with a visit to a habituated meerkat colony
Days 8-10   3 nights serviced camping in Moremi Game Reserve with an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta and Chiefs Island

Click here for detailed itinerary (pdf)

Group size: Min 1, Max 7

Departure dates:
2019 – 04 Jan, 02 Feb, 03 Mar, 07 Dec
2020 – 18 Jan, 01 Feb, 01 Mar, 07 Dec

Price:
US$ 4,245 per person sharing
Limited to 3 single occupancy tents per departure

Best of Botswana

It is always nice when travel arrangements are kept simple and this great value safari does just that.

Starting and ending in Livingstone, this 14 day serviced camping safari is a remarkable journey that takes you to Mkagadigadi and Sua (the world’s largest salt pans), Nxai Pan, Moremi Game Reserve,Okavango and Chobe National Park,with diverse habitats ranging from semi-arid dry lands to lush woodlands and riverine forests. Days are spent game-driving across vast areas, in search of the tremendous variety of animals Botswana is well known for-from wild dogs to huge herds of elephant, the elusive leopard, prides of lion and good variety of antelope.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1 – Mkagadigadi Salt Pans
Days 2 & 3 – Nxai Pan National Park
Day 4: Maun
Days 5 & 6 – Xakanaxa, Okavango Delta
Days 7 & 8 – Khwai River, Moremi Game Reserve
Days 9 & 10 – Savuti, Chobe National Park
Days 11 & 12 – Serondella Area, Chobe National Park
Day 13: Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Day 14: Safari ends, Livingstone, Zambia

Included:

  • Use of specially modified 4×4 vehicles.
  • Professional Guide and back-up crew.
  • All camping on a serviced basis in private campsites.
  • Camping equipment. En-suite facilities.
  • All meals while camping.
  • Local beers, wine & soft drinks while camping.
  • Accommodation on a shared basis.
  • Botswana National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees.
  • Open vehicle game drives in all National Parks and Reserves.
  • Lodge accommodation Maun(Day 4) and Livingstone (Day 13)

Departure Dates – 2020

22 Mar, 05 Apr, 19 Apr, 03 May, 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 05 Jul, 06 Jul, 19 Jul, 20 Jul, 02 Aug, 03 Aug, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 30 Aug, 31 Aug, 13 Sep, 14 Sep, 27 Sep, 28 Sep

Prices:

01 Apr – 30 Jun – US$3,575,    01 Jul – 31 Oct – US$3,910,    01 Nov – 31 Dec – US$3,575
Prices are per person sharing. Single supplement available – US$250

Click here for detailed itinerary (pdf)

Okavango Wildlife Safari

An 11 day serviced camping safari that takes in all the highlights of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.
Starting on the banks of the Zambezi you’ll cross the Caprivi Strip, to spend 2 days on a houseboat on the Okavango River from where you can experience the spirituality of the Tsodilo Hills. This is followed by a flight into our remote camp in Moremi Game reserve before continuing to the Savuti Channel. The last few days are spent alongside the Chobe River before returning to Livingstone, where the safari ends.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1 – //Kabbo Houseboat, Okavango Panhandle
Day 2 – //Kabbo Houseboat, Okavango Panhandle
Day 3 – Sedia Riverside Hotel. Maun
Days 4 & 5 – Khwai River, Moremi Game Reserve
Days 6 & 7 – Savuti, Chobe National Park
Days 8 & 9 – Serondella Area, Chobe National Park
Day 10: Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Day 11: Safari ends in Livingstone, Zambia

Included:

  • Use of specially modified 4×4 vehicles.
  • Professional Guide and Back-Up Crew.
  • All camping on a serviced basis in private campsites.
  • Camping equipment.
  • Local beers, wine & soft drinks while camping
  • All meals while camping
  • Accommodation on a shared basis.
  • Botswana National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees.
  • Open vehicle game drives in all National Parks and Reserves.
  • Lodge accommodation Maun(Day 4) and Livingstone (Day10).
  • Scheduled flight Maun-Xakanaxa (Seat Rate)

Departure Dates – 2020

25 Mar, 08 Apr, 22 Apr, 06 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 11 Nov, 23 Dec

Prices:

25 Mar – 30 Jun – US$3,620,    01 Jul – 31 Oct – US$3,890,    01 Nov – 31 Dec – US$3,620
Prices are per person sharing. Single supplement available – US$250

Click here for detailed itinerary (pdf)

Blooming Desert

Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Khwai Concession
Fully serviced mobile safari with 3 nights lodge accommodation – starts & ends in Maun

One of the many memories you’ll take home from this safari is of the amazing variety of habitats Botswana has to offer.

The first few days are spent exploring the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a landscape of vast dry plains and stunning vistas. From here you’ll travel to Khwai, a community concession adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve, for an iconic Okavango Delta experience.

Itinerary in brief

2 nights Tented lodge accommodation at Kalahari Plains. Activity guide: bushmen walk, game drives
3 nights Letaka Tented Camp Piper’s Pan – Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Activity guide: game drives
1 night Tented lodge accommodation at Tau Pan. Activity guide: game drives
3 nights Letaka Tented Camp in Khwai Concession. Activity guide: game drives

Click here for detailed itinerary (pdf)

Group size: Min 2, Max 7

Blooming Desert – Departure dates:

2019
09 Mar – US$4,495 per person sharing
06 Apr, 02 May, 11 Jun – US$5,470 per person sharing
2020
09 Feb, 07 Mar – US$4,720 per person sharing
14 Apr, 02 May, 06 Jun  – US$5,745 per person sharing

Photographic Safaris

We offer 2 different small group photographic safaris, both follow the same itinerary.

Photographic Workshops with award winning Botswana photographer James Gifford
The unique aspect of having a professional photographer with many years of experience photographing Botswana, along with a guide who understands the importance of lighting and being in the right position is what sets this trip apart from many others. Whether you are a keen beginner with their first DSLR or an experienced photographer looking to take your images to the next stage, you need not worry about the workshop being pitched at the wrong level.  All seats in the vehicle are window seats, but we will tend to switch seats regularly to allow everyone to take advantage of different perspectives.

These safaris focus on teaching guests how to get the most out of their camera in order to get the right shot.

Shutter Safari – Photographic Safari with specialist guide
The perfect safari for keen amateur photographers who want to do a safari with like-minded photographers. These safaris are led by one of our top photographic guides, who himself is a passionate photographer. The itinerary ensures that you get the most out of each of the areas visited on this safari.

Itinerary in brief

3 nights Letaka Tented Camp – Moremi Game Reserve. Activity guide: Game drives, Okavango boat cruise
3 nights Letaka Tented Camp – Khwai Community Area. Activity guide: Game drives, night drives, guided walks
3 nights Letaka Tented Camp – Chobe National Park. Activity guide: Game drives (Central Chobe), Boat cruise on the Chobe River

Click here for detailed Photographic Workshop itinerary (pdf)
Click here for detailed Shutter Safari itinerary (pdf)

Group size: Min 2, Max 7 (max 6 on James Gifford workshops)

Departure dates:
Photographic Workshop Safari with James Gifford
2019
12 Nov – US$5,720 per person sharing
2020
28 May, 15 Nov – US$5,995 per person sharing

Shutter Safari
2019
05 Jul – US$5,375 per person sharing
2020
26 Apr – US$4,935 per person sharing
05 Jul, 18 Oct – US$5,645 per person sharing

Get in touch

If any of our suggestions or itineraries stimulate the travel bug in you and get your feet itching then just drop us an email or give us a call.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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