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HERO Botswana Elephants Okavango Delta

Experiences

Tribes and Safaris in beautiful Botswana

Explore Botswana’s incredible wilderness, from walking the dry Makgadikgadi Pans to drifting along the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, while discovering the cultures of the nomadic Bushmen and seeing iconic African wildlife.

When to go
May-Oct
From price
$7000 pp*
Ideal length
10 nights

MAKGADIKGADI & BUSHMEN SAFARI

You’ll begin your journey in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, reached by road from Maun. These Switzerland-sized salt pans are the world’s largest, and its Boteti River is an essential lifeline for the wilderness that lives here.

You’ll join the Bushmen on an authentic walking safari (a car is available if desired) in this astonishing landscape, as you learn how to track animals and parse clues from the noises of the bush. Come evening, sleep wild beneath a blanket of stars.

On to the Kalahari Game Reserve—a stark landscape characterized by arid plains and cheetahs. It’s also home to the San people who have acquired intricate bushcraft skills while living for over 20,000 years in this harsh environment.

As you embark on game drives in open Land Rovers, your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna, before a Bushman walk takes you close to the face of the Kalahari Desert to understand how the San have survived here.

In Deception Valley—so-called for the mirage which causes the valley to appear to be filled with water—you’ll delight in the tangibility and deliciousness of the fresh picnic awaiting you here. The Kalahari Game Reserve is an internationally recognized Important Birding Area, so while you dine keep alert for remarkable and rare avian specimens.

OKAVANGO DELTA BOAT SAFARI

Onto the Okavango Delta—a huge lacework of winding waterways, marshes, islands, and floodplains. It’s a lush oasis and ecosystem that features hippos, giraffes, elephants, leopards, lions, and buffalos, among many others.

You’ll game-watch while relaxing on your aluminum boat, coming thrillingly close to incredible species and also spotting wonderful bird varieties. Swap the boat for the steed and explore the water meadow and its inhabitants close up while on horseback.

As the sun begins to sink into the horizon, you’ll arrive on an unfenced island where your luxurious overnight camp awaits. As your private chefs cook your three-course dinner, relax and take in the golden hour magic with a sundowner.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults and 2 children traveling for 10 nights excluding international flights.