Bushways Caracal Safari

This new Caracal Safari, run by the well-known mobile outfit Bushways, offers a unique fully inclusive rustic mobile experience incorporating both great wildlife viewing in addition to the quintessential Okavango Delta landscapes.  It is well-suited to intrepid travellers looking for an authentic and adventurous safari valuing the wilderness above all else.

The itinerary comprises of three nights spent in the exclusive Mababe private concession primely positioned between Chobe National Park and Khwai, as well as three nights in the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Your last two nights will be spent on a small island located in the Okavango Delta in a stylish expeditions camp.

Encompassing land-based experiences in prime game areas in addition to boating and mokoro safaris in the Okavango Delta – this safari provides a range of activities, making it a unique mobile for those looking for more of an all-rounded Botswana safari experience.

The safari is fully inclusive of all your meals, safari activities and drinks. You will stay in walk-in mini meru (4.5m x 3m x 2.5m) tents with bedrolls and bedding included, each with an ensuite private bush bathroom equipped with bucket showers, with the last two nights in the Okavango being in larger Meru-style canvas tents equipped with twin beds and ensuite, open-air bathrooms.  All drinks included (softs, local alcoholic drinks, drinking water).

This is a small set group departure starting and ending in Maun taking a maximum of 9 people making it exclusive and ensuring everyone has a window seat.

2024 departures:

  • Start 28 March 2024 | End 05 April 2024
  • Start 12 May 2024 | End 20 May 2024
  • Start 21 June 2024 | End 29 June 2024
  • Start 09 July 2024 | End 17 July 2024
  • Start 25 July 2024 | End 02 August 2024
  • Start 14 August 2024 | End 22 August 2024
  • Start 23 August 2024 | End 31 August 2024
  • Start 07 September 2024 | End 15 September 2024
  • Start 20 September 2024 | End 28 September 2024
  • Start 05 October 2024 | End 13 October 2024
  • Start 17 October 2024 | End 25 October 2024
  • Start 17 November 2024 | End 25 November 2024


Days 1 to 3 - Mababe Private Reserve

The safari begins in Maun where your guide will meet you in the early afternoon at Maun Airport. From here, you and the rest of the small group will be driven through to the remote Mababe region - arriving to a set up private campsite after about three hours, depending on what you see on the way.

Your first night in Mababe will be a hint of things to come; arriving into camp in time for sunset, you will settle in to the beauty and sounds of this unique wilderness area. Perfectly positioned between the southern section of the Chobe National Park, and the Khwai and Moremi wildlife areas, the environment offers a mix of both habitats. The river channel winds through the savannah, attracting a diverse mix of animals that come to drink in the dry season, and enjoy the abundant grasses following the rains. Acacia woodland provides shade for all in the heat of the day, with large herds of elephants, buffalo and general game making the best use of it.

Early morning and afternoon game drives through the area will give you the best opportunity to witness the wilderness. You will also have the opportunity to venture out on a night drive, experiencing a very different type of safari, focussing on the wildlife that uses darkness to its best advantage.

The Mababe private concession belongs to the local community, and as caretakers for this pristine wilderness, there are controls in place which restricts the numbers of visitors to the area, making it a truly special experience for you.

An optional scenic helicopter safari is (at extra charge) is highly recommended; a chance to witness the beauty of the Okavango from the skies.

Days 4 to 6 - Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast you will enjoy a scenic game drive to the Khwai mokoro station. Enjoy the stillness of the wonder that is the Okavango Delta in a mokoro (fiberglass canoe) as your poler guide glides through the magnificent channels of the inland Delta water system. Your adventure will continue as we travel through the Moremi Game Reserve, stopping for a picnic lunch enroute. A relaxed game drive will then take you to your private campsite, arriving late afternoon, where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Here land and water meet to create an exceedingly striking preserve of waterways, lagoons, pans, floodplains, riverine forest and woodlands. This incredible diversity of habitats makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching opportunities. You will enjoy game drives daily discovering natures best kept secrets.

Days 7 & 8 - Okavango Delta Expeditions Camp

Today you will explore a section of Moremi Game Reserve off the beaten track, as you boat to a secluded island. Your destination is a little haven beautifully laid out within the deep water channels of the Okavango Delta.

Perfectly situated between Moremi’s game-rich savannah and the Okavango Delta’s floodplains, this area offers unspoiled scenic beauty.

Spend two days discovering this island and surrounding channels by boat and enjoy Africa’s perfect sunset as it reflects off the water. Be spoilt in comfort as you spend 2 nights in meru style en-suite tents and immerse yourself in this remote, wild and untouched area.

Day 9 - End of safari

Early on day 9, you will leave the island by boat, to make your way to Maun. Jumping onto the safari vehicle parked and ready for you at the boat station, a game drive on your way out will be yet another chance to see the more elusive animals not yet spotted. We continue on to Maun arriving at approximately noon after about a five hour transfer total.

Your guide will drop you off at Maun Airport for your outbound flight.

If time allows we would recommend an additional night in Maun before departing Botswana.

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