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Botswana’s northern highlights
This trip is available year round on schedules set dates. So if you search for a private safari for your small group of family and friends in Botswana then you’re unlikely to find anything to beat this trip on value. The maximum group size is 7 guests, we explore quiet locations where wildlife populations are strong, you’ll be in great company too.
This safari offers a huge amount of variety over 10 days. Aside from varied habitat diversity we also use different modes of transport to explore Botswana’s Okavango. This includes boat, mokoro, vehicle and light aircraft. In addition you’ll experience night drives and bush walks during the cool hours of day.
We accommodate guests in spacious and comfortable Meru tents. You get to focus on the adventure as a full team takes care of the detail.
- Visit Chobe National Park (Savuti & Chobe River Front)
- Boat cruise on the Chobe River
- You’ll enjoy the freedom of the Khwai Concession Area
- See big game in Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango World Heritage Site
- Explore the fringes of the Okavango Delta by mokoro
- Take a charter flight over the Okavango Delta
This safari routes from Kasane through Chobe, Khwai and Moremi to Maun, but as a result of seasonal changes it can be run in reverse.
We offer easy extensions to cover Makgadikgadi Pans and since we prefer to use Victoria Falls as our main hub this safari is easy to combine with Hwange in Zimbabwe.
More about Letaka Safaris
The Letaka Safaris team, including Mike Reed (Dad) and the two “Safari Brothers” (Grant and Brent Reed) have actively guided over the last two decades in Botswana. So in addition to running safaris they’ve been instrumental in elevating guide standards through Okavango Guiding School.
As a result Letaka Safaris have pick of the crop and therefore employ some of Botswana’s best mobile guides.
(Photo credits: Grant and Brent Reed of Letaka Safaris)
Road transfer to Kasane. Morning boat cruise along the Chobe River. Your guide will drive you through Chobe National Park to your camp site in Central Chobe.
Games drives transfer from Chobe through the Zambezi teak woodlands of Chobe Forest Reserve. Spot Roan/sable antelope, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, greater kudu and elephant in the dry season
Travel from central Chobe to Khwai - a full day game drive transfer with picnic between camps. A fascinating drive taking in the Paleo-Lake Makgadikgadi. Cross the Magwikwe Sand-ridge.
Spend two nights camping at an exclusive campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night.
Extended game drive transfer from Khwai tto Xakanaxa with picnic lunch. Riverside and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands. Spot elephant, giraffe, Burchell's zebra, tessebe, red lechwe
Wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast reed-beds of Miscanthus - great birding with African Hawk-Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Shikra, Little Sparrowhawk.
You'll be driven to Maun International Airport in time for your flight home.
How to get there
This safari starts and ends in Maun
- Roan and sable antelope
- Leopard live in the woodlands in low numbers but they are highly secretive and difficult to spot
- Goha region has natural waterholes that hold water well into the dry season and herds of buffalo,
- Burchell’s zebra
- greater kudu
"Botswana-March: From start to finish Mark was incredibly accommodating, even to our ever changing dates and ideas. Zambezi Safaris were extremely knowledegable and put together a perfect itinerary across Botswana and"Rhiannon and Graham read more >>
"Botswana – April Botswana was great and everything was really well organized. I am not used to such luxury travels as I normally I am a bit more adventurous. The"Dagmar read more >>
"Letaka team were great. Gee our guide was superb and found us the first lion and was a really skilled tracker. We also saw leopard, wild dogs and elephant."Rob H read more >>
"Livingstone and Chobe safari – July We have been back for awhile and I apologize for not replying to your email sooner but it seems everyday has been overloaded with"Bob & Sheri F read more >>
"Victoria Falls – April Hi Mark We are back home. We had a great time; wonderful people, helpful, good food and fun. Daniel"Daniel G read more >>
"Chobe Botswana- May: I just wanted to let you know that we had a blast on our trip to Chobe! Because of all your arrangements we had a wonderful time"Johan P read more >>
"Zambia in March:: We’re home. And, as you might have guessed, we had an amazing trip!! People have asked us which place in Africa we have liked the best but"Diana Z read more >>
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