Two safari tents at night on a Botswana camping safari
Small Group Mobile Camping Safari

The Great North Route

11 Days from USD 4,770 per person

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The Great North Route – 11 Day Small Group Mobile Camping Safari

Explore Botswana’s best game reserves by day and night, on land and on water on this exciting 11-day mobile camping safari. Wonderful wildlife moments await you as your camp takes you to all the best safari locations but doesn’t ask you to compromise on any comfort.

Tented camps

Mobile Camping

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 4,770 USD

Starting price per person

Travellers

2-7

Travellers

Departure dates calendar

Certain Wednesdays & Saturdays

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-11 | Botswana

Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Small Group Safari
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Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Game drives, large variety and density of wildlife

Moremi Game Reserve
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Game drives, large variety and density of wildlife

Game drives, mokoro excursion, night game drive

Khwai Community Area

Game drives, mokoro excursion, night game drive

Game drives in excellent safari destination

Savuti Region

Game drives in excellent safari destination

Game drive along the Chobe River unfenced wilderness area

Chobe Flood Plains and Chobe Forest Reserve
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Game drive along the Chobe River unfenced wilderness area

Game drives, river cruise, highest elephant density in the world

Chobe National Park
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Game drives, river cruise, highest elephant density in the world

Who Should Go

You love spending time in the middle of nature and have an adventurous spirit – but also look forward to a hot shower and curling up in a proper cosy bed at night? This serviced mobile camping safari is for you. Experience the untamed wilderness on unfenced campsites in some of Botswana’s best wildlife areas while enjoying the comfort of walk-in tents, en-suite bush bathrooms and a camp crew taking care of your every need.

Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers

Luxury travellers

Comfort Seekers

Photographers

Photographers

Safari activities

Safari Enthusiasts

Accommodation

4 campsites over 11 days/10 nights
A mobile safari camp set up
Camp setup
With sleeping and dining tent
The coffee table ready for the subsequent sunrise safari
Coffee table at sunrise
Meals prepared by a professional chef
The inside of a mobile safari tent with two beds
Comfortable field-beds
In spacious walk-in tents
Traveller about to use the shower in her safari tent's bathroom
En-suite bathroom
With warm bucket-shower and canvas sink

Tour Itinerary

Small group mobile camping safari | minimum 2, maximum 7 travellers | guaranteed window seat

Step off the beaten path without compromising on any comfort or relaxation. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you discover some of Botswana’s best wildlife areas and overnight in its wild and beautiful landscapes. On this comfortable 11-day mobile camping safari, you explore the Moremi Game Reserve, the Savuti region as well as the riverfront of the Chobe National Park. Combine inspiring game drives with a night game drive and a mokoro excursion in the wildlife rich Khwai Community Area, as well as a boat cruise on the mighty Chobe River and you can explore Botswana’s natural magnificence.

Please Note: The starting point of this tour alternates between Maun and Kasane. Therefore, this tour is conducted from Maun to Kasane as well as from Kasane to Maun. Kindly contact us for more information.

The Great North Route tour map

Start Kasane/Maun

Ends Maun/Kasane

A white water lily in the Moremi Game Reserve

Day 1 | Maun – Moremi Game Reserve

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Maun – Moremi Game Reserve

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

You will be greeted at the Maun Airport around lunchtime and after a warm welcome, you climb aboard your light aircraft taking you to the Moremi Game Reserve. Marvel at terrific landscapes as you gain a bird’s-eye view of the Okavango Delta and of Chief’s Island below you. The Moremi Game Reserve is located to the east of the iconic Okavango Delta, one of the few inland deltas in the world. It is the flow of the Okavango River into the Kalahari Basin that forms the many lagoons, rivers, swamps, and islands which the delta is famous for. Framed by the Kalahari, its waters never reach the ocean. After landing on a secluded airstrip of the Moremi Game Reserve, you will be greeted by your guide and soon you can enjoy a picnic lunch. The drive to your camp might already give you some of your first safari impressions, so be prepared for possible wildlife sightings, until you reach your camp in time for a lovely sundowner. Enjoy your dinner under a star filled night sky before stepping into your mobile safari tent and climbing into your comfortable bed with the sounds of the African bush around you.

Lunch Dinner
A hippo with its mouth wide open at the Moremi Game Reserve

Day 2 | Moremi Game Reserve

Distance and driving time; depends on the route chosen on game drive

Moremi Game Reserve

Distance and driving time; depends on the route chosen on game drive

Today you further explore your beautiful surroundings and after a tasty breakfast, you set out on a game drive in the Moremi Game Reserve in an open view safari vehicle. The Moremi’s amazing ecosystem is home to elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of antelope species. It is also one of the last refuges of several endangered species including the African wild dog, the cheetah and both the white and black rhino. Today’s safari can offer you spectacular wildlife sightings in the unspoilt wilderness of the Moremi Game Reserve. After an exciting day, you return to your camp and relax with a cold beverage in your pristine natural surroundings. By the evening, your safari kitchen will have prepared another delightful dinner for you before you climb into bed and rest up for your next adventure.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Two mokoro canoes in the Khwai Concession Area

Day 3 - 5 | Moremi Game Reserve – Khwai Community Area

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Moremi Game Reserve – Khwai Community Area

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Enjoy a timely breakfast before starting your journey to the Khwai Community Area. The region is named after the Khwai River which forms the border between the village of the same name and the Moremi Game Reserve. Along the way you can stop for a lovely outdoor picnic lunch. Over the next couple of days, you will have ample time to immerse yourself into this fantastic landscape of floodplains and wetlands – during the daytime, as well as at night-time. By going on night game drives, you can delve into a different world and come upon animals which normally would be very difficult to sight. If you are lucky, you could encounter a galago (bushbaby), a caracal, a genet, or an African civet. Night game drives are only permitted in certain regions which makes the fact that they can be enjoyed in a region with such rich wildlife as in the Khwai Region even more special. You should also not miss the opportunity to go on a safari of a different sort on a ‘mokoro’. These traditional dug-out canoes are steered by a local ‘poler’ who knows his way around the mysterious web of rivers and can potentially glide you close to many a wildlife sighting. In the evenings, you can look forward to a delicious dinner freshly prepared by your camp staff.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Male lion lying in the grass in the Savuti Region

Day 6 - 8 | Khwai Community Area – Chobe National Park (Savuti Region)

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Khwai Community Area – Chobe National Park (Savuti Region)

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

After three days filled with safari adventure in the Khwai Community Area, your journey will take you further north today, into the Savuti Region of the Chobe National Park. Your next three nights will be spent in an area famed for its great game viewing possibilities. The mysterious Savuti Channel is once more feeding the region with water, but this could abruptly change at any given point. The recent increase of water in the region has been one of the driving factors behind the annual zebra migration. During the green season, thousands of zebras can be seen munching on the Savuti’s fresh green grasses. Over the following three days you will have plenty of time to explore the Savuti Region. You go on exciting safaris and follow the tracks of many of Botswana’s wild animals. The evenings at your camp can be spent relaxing with a gin and tonic, a cold beer or glass of wine whilst another fresh and delicious dinner is being prepared. After dinner, settle around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the animal kingdom.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
An African darter flying over the Chobe River

Day 9 - 10 | Chobe National Park (Savuti Region) – Chobe National Park (Riverfront)

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Chobe National Park (Savuti Region) – Chobe National Park (Riverfront)

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Enjoy breakfast before you continue your journey north. Your destination is the majestic Chobe River, near which your camp will be set up. Once again, you can appreciate the advantages of a mobile camping safari: you are right in the middle of the wildlife action and yet, you need not give up on comforts such as a real bed and a private en suite bathroom with warm shower. The Chobe River is the lifeblood to the many different animals which can be found here. Keep your eyes out for hippos, lions, buffaloes as well as puku and sable antelopes. Despite boasting a variety of wildlife, the Chobe National Park is most associated with its tremendous elephant herds. A single herd of elephants in the Chobe can consist of up to 300 members, which is substantially higher than in other wildlife areas. In the afternoon on Day 9, you take to the water on boat cruise. Here you will not have any bumpy or dusty roads to negotiate and you can comfortably observe the various animals coming to the river’s edge to drink. When the sun throws its magical golden glow over the famous river, while you are surrounded by elephants and buffaloes and you effortlessly glid along the water, you will understand why the Chobe is such a special safari destination.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Romantic camping lights at night on a Botswana camping safari

Day 11 | Chobe National Park (Riverfront) – Kasane

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Chobe National Park (Riverfront) – Kasane

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and a short morning game drive. With the completion of your journey through some of Botswana’s best wildlife areas, you may wonder how you will ever get used to life without daily game drives again. Ultimately, your amazing safari will come to an end today at approximately 09:00 h in Kasane.

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a custom designed 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 10 nights’ stay in mobile safari tents
  • camp crew (cook, camp assistant)
  • camping equipment (tents, beds, chairs, tables etc)
  • private en-suite bathroom with bush-toilet and warm water bucket shower
  • bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo, insect repellent etc.)
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • selected drinks such as wine, beer, G&T, selected soft drinks, fruit juice, Amarula and bottled water during the safari
  • activities as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • flight Maun – Moremi Game Reserve
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance with Okavango Air Rescue to Maun

Excluded

  • Additional flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks not indicated in the itinerary
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

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