Wilderness Safaris
Premier Botswana

Wilderness Safaris is one of the most respected operators in Botswana. Their camps are in private concessions, so visitors can avoid crowds and enjoy a truly personal wilderness experience. Game drives are conducted in open 4WD vehicles with night drives are available at some camps. At many of the camps you may also enjoy activities by boat, or mokoro (dugout canoe), as well as birding and fishing. Each tented room has private ensuite facilities, indoor and outdoor showers, and all lodges have plunge pools. Whilst many camps welcome children, some also specifically offer family-friendly accommodation with adjoining tented suites/rooms with a shared bathroom.

Wilderness Safaris’ Premier Camps offer some of the highest quality accommodation in Botswana. All provide signature warm Wilderness hospitality and feature outstanding design and decor, with luxuries such as outdoor “salas”, perfect for afternoon siestas. One of the most famous is Mombo Camp, situated in a secluded area of the predator-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Lesser known but no less stunning are Jao Camp and Vumbura Plains Camp.

Please note that this sample itinerary only highlights a small selection of Wilderness’ Premier Camps portfolio. For more information on the full range please contact us.

9 days/8 nights
Tented Camps
Departs daily ex Maun

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Highlights:

  • Three of Wilderness Safaris’ most outstanding Premier Camps
  • Jao Camp, set in a classic Okavango Delta landscape of floodplain and islands
  • Mombo Camp, in the predator-rich Moremi Game Reserve
  • Vumbura Plains Camp, offering unique activities such as walking safaris and night game drives
  • Experience some of the best gameviewing and birding Botswana has to offer
  • Enjoy unadulterated luxury and exceptional service

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Wilderness Safaris Premier Botswana

Itinerary

9 days/8 nights

Tented Camps

Days 1/2

Okavango Delta
Fly from Maun into your exclusive luxury safari camp set amid a classic delta landscape of floodplain, channels and islands. Beautiful 7-tent Jao Camp is raised on stilts for superb views, and you’ll venture out daily on safaris predominantly by boat or by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe). Birding in this region is superb, whilst big game species such as elephant and buffalo abound.

Days 3-5

Moremi Game Reserve
A short flight takes you to legendary Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve, most famous for large predators ranging from lion and leopard to African wild dog. Your stunning tented suite at celebrated Mombo Camp is amongst the largest in the Okavango Delta, with both an indoor and outdoor shower. Activities here centre around game drives in open 4X4 vehicles to uncover the area’s prolific wildlife. There is also a hide for photography and bird-watching.

Days 6-8

Okavango Delta
Your final destination is an exquisite property in a private concession, offering both land and water -based activities for the best of both worlds. Guests at Vumbura Plains Camp have the privilege of exploring their scenic surroundings on foot as well as enjoying night drives, in search of unusual nocturnal creatures such as aardvark and aardwolf.

Day 9

Tour ends Maun
Light aircraft transfer back to Maun where your safari concludes.

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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