The Leopard Safari

A 17 Day Mobile Camping Adventure

The Leopard Safari provides incomparable value and affordability. This 17 day safari adventure offers a comprehensive traveling experience throughout Botswana, introducing you to one of the oldest cultures in the world, the San Bushman.

You'll spend four nights in the Kalahari Desert region and enjoy walks with a Bushman guide before traveling to the magical Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park. While in the Okavango Delta you will explore the Delta's expansive floodplains by traditional mokoro or dugout canoe for 2 days.  At Moremi a fascinating adventure awaits you in this reserve,  Moremi supports an astonishing amount and variety of wildlife including over 400 species of birds.  In Chobe National Park you will find wilderness that provides a major sanctuary for northern Botswana's wildlife and supports vast herds of game, including the largest elephant herds in Africa.

The Leopard Safari is a "participation mobile camping safari" because guests "participate" by setting up their own tent, carrying their luggage from the vehicle to the tent, and sleeping on a mattress pad (not a bed or cot).  The safari runs with one vehicle and a trailer to haul all the supplies as you move from camp to camp.  Many guests will also pitch in with the cooking, though this is not required.  Each safari is accompanied by a professional guide and a camp assistant who will ensure your safari is safe, educational, and fun.

BRIEF ITINERARY

You can see the detailed itinerary here.

Days 1-2: Kalahari area; Deception Valley Private Reserve; camping

Days 3-5: Central Kalahari Game Reserve; camping

Day 6: Makgadikgadi area, Boteti River Camp

Days 7-9: Okavango Delta, camping

Days 10-12: Moremi Game Reserve, camping

Days 13-15: Chobe National Park (Savute and Chobe River); camping

Days 16: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, comfortable lodge

Day 17: Departure

We have departure dates throughout 2024. 

Please contact us for dates & availability.

All safaris are equipped with the luxuries required for travel comfort and peaceful relaxation (custom-built safari vehicles, a mobile kitchen serving good wholesome food with an African flavor and ice-cold drinks for that tropical sundowner) while still maintaining the exhilarating spirit of the adventurous traveler.

All our vehicles are customized, tough, reliable Safari Land Rovers.  Vehicles are extra wide with more seating space and have:


Folding windscreenRemovable canvas roof; Perspex windows for the cold and rain; Fridge for cold beverages,;  Folding side door;  Comfortable coil spring suspension; 120L water tank with tap;  Open sides for unobstructed views.

Our trailers are also custom-built on Land Rover chassis:

Chair box for easy access;  Easy modular packing system – saves time;  Folding side table complete with full kitchen behind.

The tents are large and comfortable, the showers are private and hot and the bush toilets are clean and private.

Meals are served in a tranquil setting next to the campfire in the African bush. Traditional meals are prepared on the open fire by the camp assistant.

  

GROUP SIZE:  Departures guaranteed with 1 person minimum.  Maximum group size is 12.

INCLUDED:  Accommodation as specified in itinerary; Dome style tents with mattress (sleeping pad); Services of a professional guide and camp assistant; Transport in customized safari vehicles; Camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves; Lodge accommodation in Victoria Falls (Day 16) and on Day 6; All entrance fees and camping fees within Botswana national parks and reserves; Meals, tea/coffee only, as specified in itinerary (rate does not include any other beverages); All activities as specified in the itinerary.

EXCLUDED:  All international flights and departure taxes; Entry visas; Travel insurance (required); Accommodation not specified in the itinerary (i.e. pre-night in Maun); Victoria Falls entry fee; Optional activities/excursions; Staff gratuities; All beverages (alcohol, soft drinks, and bottled mineral water); Meals in Victoria Falls; Sleeping bag/pillow; Airport transfers; Items of personal nature and toiletries; Increases in park fees.

PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required to confirm booking.  Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.  

Other terms & conditions apply.

2024 Rates

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$3290.00 (Jan-June/Nov-Dec)

$3480.00 (July-Oct)

Rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added.   Single supplement applies.

Length: 17 days/16 nights

Route:  Starts in Maun, ends in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

What's Calling You to Africa?

Vast plains teeming with wildlife?  Exploring the bush on foot?  Tracking mountain gorillas?  Summiting Kilimanjaro?  Meaningful interactions with local Africans?

Contact us with your dream of Africa and we'll get you started on your African adventure!