Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari
An 11 Day Exploration of Botswana's Ancient Cultures & Abundant Wildlife
Botswana is one of Africa’s most remarkable destinations for wildlife, conservation, and culture. It has the highest concentration of elephants left in Africa, the largest African wild dog population and one of only nine viable lion populations on the continent. Botswana is also home to one of the oldest cultures on earth - the San Bushmen.
On this unique safari, you'll visit a remote San Bushmen village and spend two nights interacting with the villagers, learning about their customs, daily lives, and the challenges of living in the harsh Kalahari Desert. You'll join them around their evening campfires and learn about the local environment on a bush walk. The Khoisan speaking people are the oldest link with our past. Thankfully, and partly due to people like yourselves visiting the region, there is an incentive for the people to maintain their language and culture in a dignified manner.
You'll also witness Botswana's stunning wildlife in some of Africa's best game parks. The safari begins in the Savute region of Chobe National Park. Savute's hilly landscape is well-known for large bull elephants and excellent leopard sightings. You next move south to the Khwai River Concession on the border of Moremi Game Reserve. This eastern section of the Okavango Delta protects a wide variety of habitats - rivers, lagoons, floodplains, forests and grasslands - that are home to a staggering range of birds, plants, and wildlife. This is perhaps the best place to see Africa's most endangered predator, the African Wild Dog. The safari ends in the Kalahari Desert, an arid landscape completely in contrast to the parks further north. Here you'll experience the San and see wildlife that is not present in Moremi or Chobe, including oryx and springbok.
Accommodation will be a mix of lodges and comfortable camping in private, unfenced campsites deep in the bush. Tents are large and spacious with comfortable beds and an en-suite private toilet/shower. The camp staff takes care of all the chores so you can relax and enjoy an authentic bush experience. We feel camping is the best way to experience the African wilderness as you will be immersed in the bush and surrounded by the sights and sounds of Botswana's abundant wildlife.
We have only one departure for this safari: Aug 31-Sept 10, 2021
Space is limited to 10 so contact us soon to reserve your seat!
Brief Itinerary : Aug 31-Sept 10, 2021
See Here for Detailed Itinerary
Aug 31 | Arrive in Maun | Crocodile Camp
Sept 1-3 | Savute, Chobe National Park | Mobile Safari Camp
Sept 4-6 | Khwai River Community Area | Mobile Safari Camp
Sept 7-9 | San Bushmen & Kalahari Desert | Grassland Bushman Lodge
Sept 10 | Return to Maun for departing flight or extend your safari to Victoria Falls or Cape Town, South Africa (highly recommended for those visiting Africa for the first time)
We're offering only one departure date:
Aug 31-Sept 10, 2021
Space is limited to 10 guests. Contact Us to reserve your seat.
PAYMENT: A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking and due within 7 days of receiving an invoice from GrassTrack Safaris. Full balance due by 8 weeks before departure. Other terms & conditions apply. Other terms & conditions apply. Itinerary may vary due to wildlife movements or weather conditions. We reserve the right to change rate due to increases in government taxes or other fees.
- Lodging, meals and local drinks at Grassland and on mobile safari only
- Activities as indicated
- Mokoro (canoe) tour in Khwai
- English speaking, professional guides
- Transport in 4x4 game vehicle
- Flights from Maun to Savute, Khwai to Grasslands, Grasslands to Maun
- Maun Airport transfers
- Okavango Air Rescue emergency evacuation coverage
- Current government taxes/fees
- All international flights
- Pre/post safari accommodation or extensions
- Premium drinks/wine
- All drinks at Crocodile Camp
- Optional activities not indicated
- Entry visas
- Travel insurance (mandatory for booking)
- Guide & camp staff gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
Rates are per person sharing & based on 10 people traveling. Single supplement applies.
Length/Route: 10 nights/11 days; Starts & ends in Maun, Botswana