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Independent Camps In the Okavango Delta

While most of the camps in the Okavango are run by large safari operators there are a significant number of independent camps which also offer an excellent safari experience through variety of accommodation options. From specialist mobile outfits to permanent camps and lodges.

The safari industry began with independent owner-run safari outfits, whether that was mobile safaris lead by pro-guides or permanent camps owner run and always unique and distinctive in style. Over the years owners increasingly formed partnerships to share the considerable operating costs of their permanent camps and these efficiencies enabled the further growth of new camps into their collective portfolio.

However some outfits have remained independent and at the same time new camps and mobile safari operators continue to join the safari industry in Botswana. Like a small owner-run hotel, these individual camps and mobile safaris can offer a fresh, unique and characterful safari experience. Examples include riding specialists such as Okavango horse safaris and African Horse Safaris. Or the delightful little water camp, Setari Camp, Feline Fields the luxurious desert retreat, Beagle Expeditions the adventurous mobile safari specialist, Bushman Plains the first bushman owned camp in the Botswana….and many more.

These independent camps and mobile specialists certainly enrichen the options of Botswana safaris.

Endeavour Safaris

Endeavour Safaris is a specialist safari outfit best known for their accessible safaris for persons with disabilities. Endeavour offer a variety of safari options which can be tailored to individual needs. Passionate about inclusive tourism and opening up the wonders of safaris to all guests, they offer a full range of safari altwith services including dialysis machines, wheelchair friendly vehicles, access to boating and medical facilities. Other safaris include Trans-Okavango boating safaris.

From $522 per person

Walk Botswana Safaris

Walk Botswana Safaris is an independent mobile outfit specialising in private walking safaris in the Okavango Delta. The focus is on the quality of the guiding, their motto being, ‘a good guide = a good safari’. Every safari is tailormade to suit personal interests and requirements and while walking is the focus other activities are offered too. Camps are offered at various levels of luxury and are set up on private concessions in the Okavango Delta.

From $525 per person

David Foot Safaris

David Foot is one of Botswana’s most experienced private guides- specialising in walking and riding safaris in the Okavango Delta and Kalahari. David Foot safaris is a family run outfit offering authentic, unique and highly personable safari experiences on foot and on horseback. Safaris are offered privately or as a group on set departure dates, making this one the most affordable safaris options within this specialist field. Private 4x4 mobile safaris are also offered.

From $2120 per person

African Guide Academy – Kwapa Camp

As well as training many of the top Okavango safari guides, The African Guide Academy runs a number of excellent field guide courses at Kwapa Camp for intrepid travellers looking for a deeper understanding of the wilderness. From the basic 7 day bush skills course to more detailed 28 day Nature Guide or Trails Guide Courses – all emphasise practical experience in the field with game drive, walking, boating and mokoro skills development.

From $550 per person

Pride of Africa – Mobile Safaris

With over 16 year of experience, Pride of Africa offer a wide variety of safaris both in Botswana and Namibia. As well as mobile and lodge-based safaris, they also offer innovative boating safaris in the Okavango Delta, from north to south, staying on uninhabited islands along the way.

From $440 per person

The Kubu Queen

The Kubu Queen is a charming vintage-style houseboat travelling along the Okavango Delta’s panhandle offering classic river safaris, excellent fishing and birding opportunities. Sleeping six on board with the option of accommodating additional guests in dome tents on islands at night, this is an ideal experience for friends, families and small groups. This is a water and wilderness experience, not a big game safari, and the focus is on boating, fishing, birding and walking.

From $1200 per person

Beagle Expeditions

Providing one of the finest, most authentic and adventurous safari experiences in the Okavango Delta, Beagle Expeditions is a small owner run mobile safari outfit. Simon Byron is one of Africa’s best guides, with a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for the African bush. Unusually for the Okavango, these mobile expeditions take place on the exclusive Abu private concession. All trips are private, tailormade and include a variety of activities and experiences depending on the season.

From $ per person

The Twelve Apostles

Named after the mountain range into which it nestles, The Twelve Apostles Hotel has a spectacular setting below majestic mountains with superb Atlantic views. This illustrious five star hotel offers a more peaceful setting to the hustle and bustle of the city, with convenient access to Camps Bay and Llandudno beach. The Waterfront is just 20 minutes away. This elegant and luxurious hotel offers a full range of services making it suitable for families and couples alike.

From $440 per person

Saguni Safari Lodge

Saguni Safari Lodge is a simple and affordable tented lodge set in the game rich eastern corner of Moremi, in the Khwai community concession. With 17 rooms it is larger than most camps but retains a friendly and intimate atmosphere. This is a pretty area of the Okavango with excellent year round game though it is busier than other Okavango concessions. The camp lies on the fringes of the traditional Khwai village.

From $455 per person

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Muchenje is a charming owner-run lodge perched on the edge of an escarpment in the Chobe Forest Reserve with superb views of the floodplains. Its main draw is the peaceful location, being on the quieter western side of Chobe National Park, a huge advantage over most kasane lodges. Muchenje is a simple and traditional lodge, a little gem, offering an affordable well located base to explore Chobe in peace with a good range of activities.

From $1500 per person

Tswalu Kalahari

An oasis of luxury in the striking southern reaches of the Kalahari desert. Tswalu is set on the largest private game reserve in South Africa, bordering Botswana, and offers one of the most exclusive safaris in Africa. This outstanding wilderness is shared between just two lodges, Tswalu Motse and Tswalu Tarkuni. Undulating dunes and savannah grasslands lie between dramatic mountain ranges, explored on horseback, 4x4 or on foot.

From $1400 per person

Rovos Rail

Perfectly capturing the spirit of a bygone era, a journey on the world-renowned Rovos Rail transports guests back to the nostalgic golden age of rail travel. Rovos is an exceptional way to travel to iconic destinations such as Cape Town and Victoria Falls, embracing slow, luxurious travel as you journey through dramatic African landscapes. Between exquisite dining experiences, guests enjoy an array of guided activities at notable historical and natural attractions along the way.

From $2,500 exclusive use per person

The Pangolin Voyager

The Pangolin Voyager is a delightful houseboat offering boat safaris on the Chobe River. Small but perfectly formed, with 5 rooms, this lovely houseboat is available on an exclusive use only, making it ideal for families and groups. Boating safaris take place on the specially designed motorboat which accompanies the Voyager. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the Chobe river in your own floating home away from the crowds on land.

Bushman Plains

One of the most authentic camps in the Okavango, Bushman Plains lies in the beautiful Sekwana concession in the northern Okavango. The first Bushman owned camp in Botswana, this simple and unassuming camp offers a traditional safari experience. Superb guiding is at the heart of Bushman Plains. Trackers and guides work together to find exceptional sightings and share their experiences and culture with guests. Year round water ensures excellent resident game, and water activities.

From $280 per person

Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge has a lovely setting on the river, just 20 kms from Maun, is a peaceful spot for an overnight before or after your safari. The Lodge truly embraces its riverside setting. Tranquil riverfront gardens are rich in succulents and a sculpted waterfall feature built into the bankside. With a range of comfortable room options, a restaurant and swimming pool, Thamalakane River Lodge is a good option for a night or two in Maun.

From $270 per person

Royal Tree Lodge

One of the loveliest places to stay in Maun, Royal Tree Lodge lies on the Thamalakane River and has the distinction of being Maun’s only private game reserve. With a variety of gentle game, this is the perfect destination for those looking for a secluded, intimate safari lodge before or after their safari. Although just 12kms from Maun airport, Royal Tree feels very remote and peaceful. Game drives, bush walks and horse riding is offered here.

From $100 per person

Maun Lodge

Maun Lodge is centrally located and overlooks the Thamalakane River. Just 5 minutes from the airport it makes an extremely convenient and affordable stop for an overnight in Maun before or after a safari. The Lodge caters to a wide audience, from safari traveller to business and conference delegates. Despite its large size, Maun Lodge is a relaxed and friendly option. It is well equipped with a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and gym.

From $440 per person

Oddballs’ Enclave

Oddballs’ Enclave is the smaller and more comfortable sister camp to neighbouring Oddballs. Offering one of the most authentic safari experiences in the Okavango, this is a very simple camp dedicated to slow safaris on foot or by mokoro. It has a pretty location overlooking Chief’s island, where most walks take place. Guest are allocated a private guide and days are completely flexible. Walking, mokoro and overnight fly camping offer the ultimate authentic adventure.

From $571 per person

Zambezi Queen

Safari from a different perspective as you float along the banks of the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen. This luxury boutique houseboat offers two and three day boat safaris, with excellent game viewing from the tender boats and on deck. The luxurious cabins maximize views with large windows and each features a private deck. Zambezi Queen captures the ethos of a slow safari and is the perfect start or end to any African adventure.

From $379 per person

The Chobe Princess

The three charming houseboats which make up the Chobe Princess fleet are a popular option for those wanting to focus on the Chobe riverfront safari experience. These boats are smaller and more simple than their bigger, and more luxurious sister, the Zambezi Queen Houseboat, but this also allows them to travel twice the distance up the Chobe River. Tender boats offer superb game viewing opportunities. Scheduled departs allow for 2, 3 or 4 night floating safaris.

From $650 per person

African Horseback Safaris

Established in 1995, African Horseback Safaris are one of the Okavango’s most experienced riding operators. The backdrop to these once in a life time adventures is quite magnificent, their luxurious camp lies in a beautiful and lively corner of the western Okavango with 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore. With a fantastic team of specialist guides and experienced horses, African Horseback Safaris create one of the most amazing horseback adventures in Africa.

From $156 per person

More Quarters

More Quarters is a collection of luxury serviced apartments ideal for families looking for space and independence as well as the security and support of a hotel, which provided by its sister hotel, Cape Cadogan next door. Tucked away on a quiet mews just off popular Kloof Street, and just 10 minutes from the Waterfront, More Quarters is an ideal base, with a number of popular restaurants and cafes on the doorstep.

From $90 per person

Four Rosmead Boutique Hotel

A charming boutique hotel, Four Rosmead prides itself on attention to detail and outstanding personalized service. Built in 1903 in leafy Oranjezicht, this smart hotel sits at the base of Table Mountain with easy access to the Waterfront, Clifton, Camps Bay and Kirstenbosch Gardens. With bespoke elegant rooms, a heated saltwater swimming pool and welcoming lounge this homely but stylish hotel is a perfect and affordable base from which to explore Cape Town. Children are not accepted.

From $150 per person

Cape View Clifton

On the slopes of Lion’s Head with breathtaking mountain and ocean views, lies the exquisite Cape View Clifton Beach Hotel. Stylish, sophisticated and service of a top notch standard from one of the most exclusive addresses in Cape Town, this is a fantastic hotel. Full concierge service, fine dining restaurants and splendid beaches are within easy reach - a combination of true luxury and convenience. Great for couple and families alike.

Okavango Horse Safari – Fly Camp

For the most adventurous travellers the simple fly camp on the longer itineraries with Okavango Horse Safari provides the ultimate authentic safari experience. Visited for a couple of nights as part of the 10 night riding safari, this is a very rustic but comfortable camp set up especially for your visit. Visited between stops at the permanent camps, this unique experience of sleeping under the stars is sure to leave you with memories for life.

Okavango Horse Safaris- Mokolowane Camp

Set on a private concession in the pretty western corner of the Okavango, Mokolowane Camp lies on the Matsebi River and consists of five tree houses. It is a simple and charming camp reached by a full day ride from Okavango horse Safari’s main camp, Kujwana. The focus is horse riding but other activities are offered.

Okavango Horse Safaris Kujwana Camp

Kujwana is the home of Okavango Horse Safaris, the first riding specialist in the Okavango who offer one of the finest riding safaris in Africa. Set in the beautiful western corner of the Okavango, Kujwana is the largest and most established of their camps, and where all their safaris begin. Days are usually spent exploring on horseback with other activities like game drives and boating offered to enrichen the Okavango safari experience.

From $110 per person

Cape Cadogan

Once a Georgian-Victorian townhouse, Cape Cadogan is a smart boutique hotel perfectly located in the city bowl. Tucked away on a quiet mews just off popular Kloof Street, and just 10 minutes from the Waterfront, the Cape Cadogan is an ideal base, with a number of popular restaurants and cafes on the doorstep. Service is a strong point here, with a friendly and attentive team on hand to ensure the most comfortable stay.

From $200 per person

The Cape Grace Hotel

With a prime location on Cape Town’s historic V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace Hotel offers a warm welcome and luxurious accommodation. As well as central location, the hotel stands out for its incredibly personalised and service. Complimentary chauffeurs are provided within 10kms of the hotel. Harbour or mountain view rooms are available, as well as a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym and spa. An extremely well run and serviced hotel.

From $350 per person

Ellerman House

One of Cape Town’s finest hotels, Ellerman House is a sophisticated boutique hotel with spectacular Atlantic views, excellent facilities and top notch service. Originally an Edwardian Mansion, Ellerman House now stands on the cliffs of Bantry Bay as a beacon of luxury and elegance. Traditional in style but modern in approach, the personalised service and attention to detail stands out. A fine art collection, wine cellar, fine dining and beautiful grounds complete this five star experience.

From $380 per person

The Silo

An historic grain silo is, unbelievably, the platform for this five star hotel based in the heart of the Cape Town Waterfront. Contained within the upper six storeys of the silo, the industrial architecture is a sophisticated masterpiece based on abstraction –clean lines, basic geometric shapes and liner elements. More wonders lie below at the Zeitz MOCAA Art Museum. With stunning rooms, a superb restaurant, beautiful bar, spa, swimming pool this is an outstanding hotel.

From $370 per person

Nokanyana Camp

Nokanyana Camp, meaning “Little River”, lies on the confluence of the Khwai and Mabebe rivers, in the far east of the Okavango. This is an intimate and relaxed camp offering an affordable base to explore the area, with game drives to Moremi, Khwai and Mababe depression. With 3 family tents Nokonyaya is particularly well suited to families. Activities focus on morning and afternoon game drives.

From $370 per person

Mopiri Camp

Mopiri Camp- translated as ‘’Little Island’’-offers a classic water camp experience. Situated on a three-kilometre permanent lagoon, surrounded by sparkling Okavango waters, Mopiri sits among quintessential Okavango scenery. Activities focus on the water, with boat trips through the winding channels of papyrus and peaceful mokoro rides gliding through the shallower waters as you explore this unique eco-system. Tranquil island surroundings allow guests to set their own pace.

From $175 per person

Batonka Guest Lodge

Batonka Guest House is an upmarket but well priced and friendly boutique hotel just 2km from Victoria Falls. This smart owner run hotel offers a quiet and calming haven away from the hustle and bustle of town yet easy access to the endless activities offered in the area. Spacious and modern rooms are set in lush gardens and facilities include a lovely swimming pool and lively restaurant with delicious meals. A little gem.

From $660 per person

Mashatu Lodge

Mashatu Private Reserve lies in the wild and remote environs of eastern Botswana and boasts some of the region’s finest and year round game viewing. Mashatu Lodge offers a luxurious safari experience and a fantastic range of safari experiences. This beautiful lodge is popular with couples and families alike and the range of activities ensures there is something for everyone, from slow safaris in the photo hide to adrenaline pumping horse riding and cycling safaris.

From $505 per person

Delta Camp

One of the original Okavango camps, Delta Camp lies in the heart of the great Okavango Delta in a particularly scenic location. This is a charming camp with plenty of character, and a focus on tranquil activities, only mokoro and walking is offered here - no motorised activities. Built from locally grown reed and grass, this simple, eco- friendly lodge offers informative walking safaris within the Moremi Game Reserve – the perfect outdoor classroom.

From $325 per person

Oddballs Camp

Deep in the Okavango Delta, on the edge of Chief’s Island, lies Oddballs camp –a low-impact eco – lodge with views overlooking the magnificent Delta. One of the original Okavango Camps, Oddballs is a rustic camp with great character and is best suited to those looking for an adventurous Okavango experience. Activities focus on walking safaris on Chief’s Island and mokoro trips, when water levels permit. Overnight mokoro safaris are also offered.

From $From 320 per person per person

The Wallow Lodge

The Wallow is a new safari style lodge set on the banks of the Masuwe River within the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, just five kms from bustling Victoria Falls. It is the perfect base to take in the expansive views of Batoka Gorge, one of the greatest sights in Vic Falls. This peaceful sanctuary makes an ideal base recharge before or after a safari, with a full range of exciting activities within easy reach.

From $248 per person

Victoria Falls Hotel

Known fondly as the “Grand old lady of the Falls’’ the luxurious Victoria Falls Hotel is a stone’s throw away from the thundering Victoria Falls. Built in 1904 and steeped in history, the hotel epitomises the elegant splendour of the early 1900s with rich teak furniture and sophisticated décor. With spectacular views into Batoka Gorge, an unrivalled location and a full range of facilities to suit everyone, this remains a top choice for many visitors.

From $200 per person

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

The elegant and colonial style Royal Livingstone Hotel is just 1.4km from the falls and has incredible views over the Zambezi River. The hotel lies within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Zebra and other antelope are often found grazing the lawns. Well located for accessing the Falls, the tranquil setting complements the numerous exciting activities on offer. An unashamedly traditional hotel, a well-run and elegant classic with a good range of facilities and services.

From $478 per person

Old Drift Lodge

Old world charm meets modern day safari sanctuary - fourteen elegant tents adorn the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just 7 km from Victoria Falls. An idyllic bush paradise awaits at Old Drift Lodge. An 1898 settlement, “Old Drift” was the platform for the building of this luxury lodge offering a tranquil space and safari experiences away from the hustle and bustle of Vic Falls town. The best of both worlds.

From $740 per person

Tongabezi

Tongabezi is a much loved haven of peace on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. This owner-run boutique hotel has plenty of character and impressive attention to detail. It is a very special spot and has a welcomed many returning visitors over the years. A fantastic range of activities are available or simply savour the tranquil hours taking in the sights and sounds of the mighty Zambezi River from your luxurious room.

Kadizora Camp

Kadizora Camp lies in a scenic corner of the northern Okavango offering a range of land and water activities, and it is one of the few camps able to offer hot air ballooning. With the option of standard or luxury tents Kadizora is able to appeal to a range of travellers – all benefitting from the same good game viewing experience. A good value camp in a lovely and game lively private concession.

From $ per person

Shakawe River Lodge

Shakawe River Lodge lies 20km from the Namibian border and 380km from Maun making it an ideal stop for self-drivers. This beautifully refurbished and air-conditioned Lodge overlooks the Panhandle’s key river system: the Okavango River and the focus is very much on river based activities with fishing and birding activities. Day trips to Tsodilo Hills, to see the ancient bushman paintings can be arranged and game viewing across the border at Mahangu National Park.

From $650 per person

Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Nxamaseri Island Lodge is a paradise for those looking for an intimate and authentic Panhandle experience. This charming lodge is one of Botswana’s oldest and has evolved into a luxury wilderness retreat, unpretentious and welcoming. Water activities are at the heart of the lodge, which offers superb fly and sport fishing, as well as boating, mokoro and excellent birding. San cultural trips to see the ancient rock art at Tsodilo Hills are also available.

From $1000 per person

Feline Fields

Feline Fields is a beautiful boutique lodge, an oasis in some of Botswana’s most remote and harsh landscapes. Great thought has gone into every detail offering the very highest level of luxury and service. It offers a unique and spoiling experience and a wonderful variety of activities there is something for everyone here- nature lovers, culture vultures, sports enthusiasts and spa seekers. One of the best and most authentic San Bushman experiences is found here.

From $380 per person

Setari Camp

The delightful Setari Camp (meaning ‘tree’ in Setswana) offers a quintessential Okavango water safari year round. A network of treehouses with breath-taking views over the sparkling, clear Delta waters, your safari at Setari will be an exclusively water based experience. A visit to the heronry provides spectacular birdlife and Setari is well placed for a glimpse of the elusive sitatunga antelope and the rare Pel’s fishing owl. Catch and release fishing is available in-season.

From $850 per person

Barclay Stenner

Delivering one of the most luxurious and stylish private mobile safaris in Botswana, Barclay Stenner offer a fully bespoke, privately guided and exclusive safari experience across northern Botswana. This is a slick owner-run outfit, with a strong eye for detail, a sense of style and of course, plenty of adventure. John Barclay and James Stenner are highly experienced, passionate and engaging professional safari guides and will accompany every safari ensuring a highly personal experience.

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Endeavour Safaris

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Walk Botswana Safaris

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David Foot Safaris

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African Guide Academy – Kwapa Camp

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Pride of Africa – Mobile Safaris

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The Kubu Queen

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Beagle Expeditions

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The Twelve Apostles

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Saguni Safari Lodge

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Muchenje Safari Lodge

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Tswalu Kalahari

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Rovos Rail

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The Pangolin Voyager

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Bushman Plains

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Thamalakane River Lodge

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Royal Tree Lodge

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Maun Lodge

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Oddballs’ Enclave

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Zambezi Queen

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The Chobe Princess

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African Horseback Safaris

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More Quarters

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Four Rosmead Boutique Hotel

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Cape View Clifton

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Okavango Horse Safari – Fly Camp

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Okavango Horse Safaris- Mokolowane Camp

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Okavango Horse Safaris Kujwana Camp

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Cape Cadogan

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The Cape Grace Hotel

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Ellerman House

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The Silo

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Nokanyana Camp

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Mopiri Camp

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Batonka Guest Lodge

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Delta Camp

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Oddballs Camp

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The Wallow Lodge

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Victoria Falls Hotel

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The Royal Livingstone Hotel

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Old Drift Lodge

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Tongabezi

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Kadizora Camp

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Nxamaseri Island Lodge

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Feline Fields

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6 Nights
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Accessible Wheelchair-friendly Safari – group tour

A safari to the Okavango Delta is not out of reach for people with mobility issues and disabilities. This scheduled group tour has been created in the spirit of inclusivity – to ensure the wonders of a Botswana safari are open to all, and at an affordable rate. Explore the Okavango and Chobe with Endeavour Safaris who have pioneered this specialist service in Botswana, with custom- built vehicles and other facilities ensuring a safe and comfortable safari experience for their guests.

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10 Nights
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Wheelchair Accessible Safari – Private Mobile Safari

A safari to the Okavango Delta is not out of reach for people with mobility issues and disabilities. This scheduled group tour has been created in the spirit of inclusivity – to ensure the wonders of a Botswana safari are open to all, and at an affordable rate. Explore the Okavango and Chobe with Endeavour Safaris who have pioneered this specialist service in Botswana, with custom- built vehicles and other facilities ensuring a safe and comfortable safari experience for their guests.

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7 Nights
From $3291

Trans-Okavango Boating Safari

A private mobile safari through the best areas of Northern Botswana for travellers with mobility difficulties and disabilities. Exploring the east and west Okavango as well as Chobe, this safari offers some of the best game viewing in Botswana. Operated by Endeavour Safaris, the pioneers of this specialist service in Botswana, safaris are conducted in custom built vehicles with excellent and experienced guides. Carefully designed camp facilities ensure a practical and comfortable safari experience for all guests. Starting in Maun and ending in Kasane, this itinerary offers the option to add in a stop at Chobe Game Lodge or in Victoria Falls.

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7 Nights
From $4280

Walk the Okavango Delta

An expedition for intrepid travellers, this trans Okavango boating safari explores the Okavango from north to south. Camping on remote islands, days are spent exploring the waterways and lagoons by boat and the islands on foot. Your camp moves with you, this is a simple authentic camping experience, in the style of the original safaris. A unique safari experience, best suited to well seasoned safari goers or adventurous travellers. These private expeditions only run when water levels permit, usually May-August. Can be tailored on request for shorter trips.

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3 Nights
From $1650

Authentic Walking Safari

Safari like the early pioneers- on foot. A private mobile walking safari captures the spirit of the original safari like nothing else. This superb week long safari explores three different sites in the Okavango, offering a wonderfully varied and authentic safari experience accompanied by a top guide. Walk Botswana Safaris ethos is ‘a good guide makes a good safari’ and anyone who has been on safari will agree. Walking is the focus but for a comprehensive Okavango experience 4x4 game drives, boating and canoeing is also offered. Camps are offered in various levels of luxury to suit your budget.

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7 Nights
From $2120

Safari like a guide – Bush Skills Course

The original safari was the walking safari, and this itinerary takes you back to how all it all began. A brilliant 3 night walking adventure with David Food Safaris in the southern Okavango. This is an experience for safari purists and adventurous travellers looking for an authentic experience. Discover the Okavango on foot, with an excellent and highly experienced guide, simple but comfortable camps and pristine wilderness far from the crowds. A great introduction to the Okavango, and excellent value. Easily combined with a permanent camp to extend your safari experience.

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7 Nights
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Best of the Okavango – walking safari

A fantastic one week bush skills course set in the Okavango Delta, delivered by the African Guide Academy who train most of the safari guides in the Okavango. This short course has been specially designed for adventurous travellers keen to have a deeper understanding of the wilderness both in theory and practise. Ideal for intrepid and curious travellers who are more interested in understanding the wilderness than the luxurious and accommodation, and a great introduction for self-drivers. Lectures take place on 4x4 game drives, walking, mokoro, boating and in camp.

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4 Nights
From $5900

Kweene Trails Expedition and Walking Safari

The ultimate walking safari itinerary for adventurous travelers and safari purists looking for an authentic walking experience in the Okavango. Combining the two best walking outfits operating on private concessions in the Okavango – Footsteps in the east and Beagle Expeditions in the west. This itinerary delivers a fantastic week - long Delta adventure. Beginning at a small three tent camp and ending with your own private mobile camp accessed only by helicopter, this is truly off the beaten track. Superb guiding is at the heart of this itinerary – taking your safari experience to the next level.

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7 Nights
From $4950

One Week Okavango Horse Safari

A safari for adventurous travellers whose idea of luxury is an authentic expedition with a top guide in a remote and pristine corner of the Okavango, far from the crowds. A private camp with your own guide, vehicle and safari team. This is one of the few mobile safaris to operate on a private concession, offering a truly off beat and exclusive experience. Privately guided and personally designed for each group- this four night safari explores the untouched wilderness of the Abu concession on foot with one of Africa’s finest guides. Walking is at the heart of this itinerary – you will walk to your new camp on the third day - though 4x4 game drives and mokoro will be included for a more complete Okavango experience.

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8 Nights
From $6850

Botswana Explorers Safari

Gallop alongside giraffe on the plains and canter through crystal waters on this fantastic five night riding safari. Join the expert team at African Horse Safaris in the beautiful western Okavango for five magical days of riding in game rich wilderness. A full range of activities are also offered from this wonderful little camp ensuring any non-riding companions can enjoy a classic Okavango safari at the same time. And for adventurous souls, there is the chance to sleep beneath the stars in a romantic treehouse.

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5 Nights
From $4400

Okavango Explorers Safari

Picture perfect landscapes, fantastic game viewing and quintessential water safari activities all come together in this excellent itinerary. Staying in intimate, authentic and charming camps and enjoying a host of activities, this itinerary offers a beautifully balanced safari experience. Over 8 nights you explore three different areas, the exclusive Selinda Private Reserve, the famous Duba private concession and the deep waters of the Okavango. The incredible game viewing of the Selinda and Duba reserves has featured in a number of Nat Geo documentaries and these camps were created by their filmmakers. The safari ends at on an idyllic little island deep in the Delta, a chance to slow the safari down and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the Okavango.

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5 Nights
From $4,300

Classic Five Night Okavango Horse Safari

An iconic Okavango safari for any time of year. Combine the permanent deep waters of the Okavango with the explosive game viewing of the famous Duba concession for a perfectly balanced itinerary. At Duba Explorers, in the northern Okavango, you will explore the same game rich lands featured in some of Nat Geo’s most dramatic wildlife films. Plains game abound and predators numbers impressive. At Setari Camp you will enjoy a quintessential Okavango water safari – where stunning landscapes are the backdrop to a slower peaceful safari experience. These are intimate, tasteful luxury camps with plenty of character and activities on offer.

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10 Nights
From $7990

Ultimate Riding Safari Adventure in the Okavango

A fantastic five night riding adventure through the magnificent landscapes of the western Okavango Delta. This itinerary was created by the pioneers of riding safaris in the Okavango and their expert team lead you on these magical days spent galloping through savannah plains and swimming the crystal waters of the Okavango. Explore deeper into this beautiful area as you ride between their two camps. Three nights are spent in the main camp and two nights in the smaller tree-house style sister camp. On these full day rides you will enjoy picnic lunches in the wilderness and shaded siestas in the bush on your journey en-route. A full range of other safari activities complete the experience including game drives and boating.

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9 Nights
From $6990

Pangolin Specialist Photographic hosted tour

The ultimate riding adventure for the most intrepid travellers – this ten day itinerary expands on the classic one week itinerary with a night fly camping deep into the wilds of the concession. Moving between two permanent camps and fly camping, this itinerary truly captures the pioneering spirit of safari. Operated by the experienced Okavango Horse Safaris team, in the stunning western Okavango, days are spent exploring this beautiful and lively area on horseback with a number of other activities offered for a complete Okavango safari experience.

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5 Nights
From $3650

Five night riding safari

A brilliant safari for keen photographers, this is a hosted group tour run by Pangolin Safaris who have led the way in photographic group tours in Botswana. Novice or Pro photographers are welcome, and cameras and memory cards can even be provided free of charge. This superb safari features 3 nights cruising the Chobe riverfront in an exclusive houseboat, 3 nights in an authentic bush camp in a prime game viewing areas of the Okavango and finally 3 nights in a luxury camp in the Kalahari. With a maximum of 8 guests and a specialist photographic host for guidance, this an intimate and exclusive safari not to be missed.

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3 Nights
From $2400

Three night riding safari

Gallop alongside giraffe on the plains and canter through crystal waters on this fantastic five night riding safari. Join the expert team at African Horse Safaris in the beautiful western Okavango for five magical days of riding in game rich wilderness. A full range of activities are also offered from this wonderful little camp ensuring any non-riding companions can enjoy a classic Okavango safari at the same time. And for adventurous souls, there is the chance to sleep beneath the stars in a romantic treehouse.

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