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Private Mobile Camping Safari

Kalahari & Okavango Delta

11 Days from USD 4,490 per person

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Kalahari & Okavango – 11 Day Private Mobile Camping Safari

Absorb all of the colourful beauty and diversity of Botswana on this 11-day mobile camping safari. By travelling to both the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, you will witness two distinctly different worlds on one safari, all while your mobile camp enables you to take in the stunning nature around you.

Tented camps

Mobile Camping

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 4,490 USD

Starting price per person

Travellers

minimum 4

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure dates calendar

Seasonal availability, any day of your choice

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-11 | Botswana

Game drives in unspoilt wilderness

Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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Game drives in unspoilt wilderness

Search of zebra migration, visit meerkat colony

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
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Search of zebra migration, visit meerkat colony

Game drive, mokoro excursion, large variety of wildlife, including African Wild Dog

Moremi Game Reserve
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Game drive, mokoro excursion, large variety of wildlife, including African Wild Dog

Who Should Go

If you’re looking to experience Botswana’s contrasting landscapes and feel at home in the middle of nature, join this safari. As a first-time Botswana visitor, you will get a great first impression of some of the most impressive and diverse areas. Photographers await spectacular sunsets, varied landscapes, and exciting wildlife sightings. Our comfortable mobile safaris offer unexpected luxury on a camping safari for all adventurers at heart, looking forward to sleeping in a real bed.

Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers

Photographers

Photographers

Safari activities

Safari Enthusiasts

Luxury travellers

Comfort Seekers

Accommodation

3 campsites & 2 lodges over 11 days/6 nights
The interior of a mobile safari tent with two beds
Comfortable field beds
In spacious walk-in tents
A mobile safari tent under the stars of the night sky
Camping on unfenced campsites
In the middle of nature
Example of the outdoor safari bathroom
En-suite bathroom
With warm bucket-shower
Sitting around the campfire on a mobile camping safari
Camp setup with campfire
For the classic campsite feeling

Tour Itinerary

Private mobile camping safari | minimum 4 travellers | guaranteed window seat

Explore the wide expanses of the Kalahari Desert and the wildlife rich areas of the Okavango Delta. You travel to the rugged Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the mystifying Makgadikgadi National Park in search of the annual zebra migration and any predators lurking nearby. Always travelling comfortably, you journey to the Okavango Delta before exploring the Moremi Game Reserve area on both land and on water. Accompanied by an expert safari guide and in our custom-designed 4×4 safari vehicle, you can relax and get to know the most famous desert and the most famous delta in Botswana.

Kalahari & Okavango Delta tour map

Start Maun

Ends Maun

A close-up of a southern yellowbilled hornbill

Day 1 | Maun – Makgadikgadi Region

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Maun – Makgadikgadi Region

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Your guide will meet you at the Maun airport and you can begin your journey to the Boteti River Camp, bordering the Makgadikgadi National Park. Once at your accommodation, you have some time to relax, gaze over the ephemeral Boteti River or cool down with a swim in the pool. In the afternoon, your guide will brief you on the safari adventure that lies ahead. You spend the night at the Boteti River Camp.

Lunch Dinner
The moon seen behind tall grass in the Central Kalahari

Day 2 - 4 | Makgadikgadi Region – Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Makgadikgadi Region – Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Your accommodation is a short distance from the small rural village of Khumaga. After breakfast you can take a leisurely stroll to the village, accompanied by your guide. Here you might visit the local school, clinic or the “kgotla”, the tribal meeting place. The kgotla provides a general forum where tribal matters can be discussed by the community. The morning gives you the opportunity to meet some of the village locals and gain an insight into their way of life. You then head towards the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). The road takes you through some of the arid, savannah landscapes, so often associated with the Kalahari. Under a shady tree along the way, you can enjoy a lovely picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you will arrive at your mobile safari camp. Over the following days you go on game drives in areas such as Deception Valley, Passarge Valley, Sundays Pans and Letiahau. You explore the CKGR, one of the largest and most remote game reserves in all of Africa. It covers an area larger than the Netherlands and offers an unspoilt, untrampled wilderness. On your game drives you may encounter wildebeest, springbok, oryx, giraffe, cheetah, leopard and the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion. In the evenings, you return to your camp, where a delicious meal awaits you. Close out the evening around the campfire, under an inspiring starlit night sky.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
A herd of zebra in the Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 5 - 6 | Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Makgadikgadi National Park

Distance and driving time dependent on choice of route

Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Makgadikgadi National Park

Distance and driving time dependent on choice of route

Today your journey off the beaten track continues as you travel to the mercurial Makgadikgadi National Park. The next two days are dedicated to finding the roaming zebra migration. Every year, tens of thousands of zebras journey south to the Makgadikgadi and Nxai plains in search of fresh and juicy grasses. Their arrival also coincides with their calving season. Accompanying these herds is usually a host of predators. Lion, leopard, cheetah as well as both the spotted hyena and brown hyena can all be encountered. The herds are always on the move and therefore, despite their incredible numbers, can at times be challenging to find. Hence, the location of your camp will depend on where the likelihood of encountering this “secret” migration is at its highest. This is one of the reasons why a mobile camping safari is so special. You are able to overnight in far off and remote areas and yet still you travel comfortably. Your walk-in safari tents are equipped with comfy beds, and each has its own en-suite bathroom with warm water shower. You are accompanied by a safari chef who prepares delicious meals for you, all whilst you relax and soak in your wonderful surroundings.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Meerkats spotted on a Botswana safari

Day 7 | Makgadikgadi National Park – Gweta

Distance and driving time dependent on choice of route

Makgadikgadi National Park – Gweta

Distance and driving time dependent on choice of route

After breakfast you head out on another morning game drive en route to the village of Gweta before arriving at your accommodation, the Planet Baobab. Once arrived, few can resist a quick plunge in the lodge’s inviting swimming pool. Thereafter you go on an outing, with a picnic lunch along the way, to the Makgadikgadi Pans to visit a special meerkat colony. The meerkats found here have, over time, grown quite accustomed to humans. The little creatures are not only adorable, but their complex social structures are also fascinating. They can keep you interested and entertained for hours on end. Once back at your lodge, you enjoy a hearty dinner before overnighting in a modern furnished, but traditionally styled thatched en-suite Baklanga or Baobab hut at the Planet Baobab.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
A male lion lying down in the grass

Day 8 - 10 | Gweta – Moremi Game Reserve

Distance approx. 330 km; driving time approx. 6 hours

Gweta – Moremi Game Reserve

Distance approx. 330 km; driving time approx. 6 hours

An early breakfast awaits before you make your way to Maun. Arriving around midday gives you the perfect opportunity to have lunch at a charming local restaurant before your journey continues. Your destination is in the Khwai Area of the Moremi Game Reserve. Here you can once again enjoy your mobile safari camp, set up in the middle of this wildlife rich area. The following days will be spent on game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve. The Moremi encompasses a large section of the Okavango Delta and is famed for its tremendous wildlife. An abundance of wildlife also means a large variety of possible prey and as such, this region has a high density of predators. On your safari you can encounter, lion, leopard, hyena and even the rarely seen African wild dog. You further may come across elephant, hippo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, and many different antelope species. For some it is the phenomenal birdlife found in the Moremi that steals the show and a great way to admire the region’s beautiful birds is from the water. On your journey you will go on a trip through the maze of waterways of the Khwai in either a “mokoro” or a motorboat (depending on the water levels). In the evenings, you can fall asleep in your mobile safari tent to the sounds of nature around you.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Coffee table ready for a sunsrise safari

Day 11 | Moremi Game Reserve – Maun

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Moremi Game Reserve – Maun

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

By now you most likely instinctively rise with the sun. Of course, early mornings are ideal for game drives, and you go on one more early game drive this morning. Then after breakfast you say goodbye to your camp crew and with your guide you make your way back to Maun. For those of you who would like to end their safari with one more highlight and a bit more comfort, you can opt to fly back to Maun in a light aircraft (optional). This flight will take you over the Okavango Delta, including Chiefs Island and on a cloudless day it provides you with fantastic views. Once back in Maun you can continue your travels with a greater appreciation for the wildlife and the beauty of Botswana.

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 2 nights’ stay in tented camps and lodges (depending on availability, accommodation of a similar standard will be booked)
  • 8 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 whilst camping
  • activities as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance with Okavango Air Rescue to Maun

Excluded

  • 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

Season 4-12 persons Language
01.11.2022-
30.11.2022
4,490 USD English

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