The Buffalo Safari
Guided- 7 Nights/8 Days
This safari is perfect for those wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana in very comfortable mobile camping safari style. Starting in Maun and ending in Kasane.
The Fully Serviced Safari is a non participation safari, where the camp crew will carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly. The tents are large (3mx3m) canvas dome tents with camp beds and bedding provided. Each tent has an ensuite bush toilet and shower.
The maximum number of guests per vehicle is 8 ensuring that everyone gets a window seat. All soft drinks, mineral water and local alcohols are included.
Itinerary and Highlights
- Day 1 Day One stuff
- Day 2 Day Two stuff
- Day 3 Day Three stuff
- Day 4 Day Four stuff
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7 ajfk
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
- Day 16
- Day 17
- Day 18
- Day 19
- Day 20
2 nights on the Moremi Game Reserve
2 nights at Savuti in the Chobe National Park
2 nights on the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park
River cruise on the Chobe River
Please note: as the safari starts at 7.30am on Day 1, it is a requirement that you pre-night in Maun. We can assist with pre-safari arrangements.
Day 1 - 2: Moremi Game Reserve (camping). 150km, 6 hours (including game drive). Mokoro excursion: 2.5 hours.
Your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point in Maun. From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. A mokoro excursion will take you along a channel of the Khwai River to view game from another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. Camping will be in private designated campsites with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent. (B,L,D)
Days 3-4: Savuti/Zwezwe – Chobe National Park (camping). Moremi – Savuti: 120km. 5-6 hours.
Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. Savuti is very well known for its predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and even african wild dog. The Savuti Channel has started flowing again after being dry for the last 30 years. The arrival of water is changing the landscape as well as accommodating different species which historically have not been able to survive in the rather arid plaines of Savuti. This exciting event has allowed large breeding herds of elephant as well as buffalo to visit the area. Camping will be in private designated campsites with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent. (B,L,D)
Days 5-6: Chobe River, Chobe National Park (camping). Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5 hours. Boat cruise – 2.5 hours.
You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. The Chobe River Floodplain is an amazing game viewing area where water attracts large herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra and other herbivors. Due to the proliferation of prey, predators are likely to be close at hand. Sun sets in this region as always spectacular and allow amazing photographic opportunities.
While in Northern Chobe, you will participate in a cruise on the Chobe River. This experience allows you to get a closer look at the aquatic animals and birds not easily approached on safari.
The safari officially ends at 12h00 on Day 7 in Kasane. We are happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, and Victoria Falls airport or lodges at an additional cost. Camping will be in private designated campsites with ensuite bush ablutions on every tent. (B,L,D)
Included in cost: Accommodation (spacious bow tents with camp bed and full bedding with ensuite bush ablutions). Transfers and activities as per the itinerary. Meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner), tea/coffees, soft drinks, local alcohols, mineral water. Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistants. All Botswana national park fees for activities included in the itinerary. Transport in specialised safari vehicles.
NOT included in cost: Visas, Airport transfers, Tips, Curios, Optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta and activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation.
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Itinerary and Highlights