11 Days
Physical Rating
Group Size

Botswana: TRIP FULL

22 August – 2 September, 2017

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A mobile safari in the wild is certainly the most “real” bush experience in Africa. Focus Expeditions has designed a mobile-tented camp to see to your every need. Mobile safaris mean we can move camp from one private site to another. This fantastic flexibility allows us to be in the bush where the game is during the varying seasons of the year. We will visit Moremi Game Reserve, the eastern end of the Okavango Delta, the Khwai River area where we can go off road and then Southern Africa’s Serengeti, Savuti, with huge herds of elephants and buffalo and large prides of lions.

Maximum 9 persons

(Please contact us at: info@focusexpeditions.com if you are interested in our Botswana safaris)

ARRIVAL TIME 22nd August
Accommodations for 11 nights on twin/single-share room basis with private facilities.
 All land transfers in Botswana
All game drives
National park fees
All meals and drinks (including alcoholic beverages) while in the tented camps
Laundry service during mobile safari
Local English-speaking driver/guide as well as two Focus Expedition trip leaders
Breakfast in Thamalakane River Lodge
International airfare to and from Maun
Change of itinerary
Lunches, dinners, drinks and laundry in Thamalakane River Lodge
  Any items of a personal nature such as telephone calls and laundry service in Maun
Travel/medical insurance
Tips for local guides, camp and hotel staff


Additional information

AccommodationsPer Person Sharing, Single Supplement

Letters correspond to points on the map in the map tab.


Day 1, August 22, 2017

Arrival at Maun Airport from where we will take you to the Thamalakane River Lodge outside of Maun in a beautiful setting on the shore of the Thamalakane River. Dinner is on your own.


Day 2, August 23, 2017

After breakfast we drive to the Moremi Game Reserve this can take up to several hours depending on the wildlife we encounter on the way. Upon arrival in our camp we enjoy lunch. In the afternoon we start our first game drive and stay out until sunset. Upon return we gather around a cozy campfire to enjoy our favourite drinks until dinner is served in the dining tent.


Day 3, August 24, 2017

We arise about one hour before sunrise. Hot beverages and snacks are waiting for us in the dining tent. Just before sunrise we start our game drive and return around midday depending on the wildlife sightings. We have lunch, then take some time to relax. After afternoon tea/coffee, we depart for the final game drive of the day. The evening ends the day before with drinks around a campfire and then dinner.


Day 4, August 25, 2017

This is our last full day in the Moremi Game Reserve. The activities will be the same as the previous day.


Day 5, August 26, 2017

After breakfast, we depart for our next destination, stopping along the way to enjoy a packed lunch. During our game drive the staff will move camp from Moremi to the Khwai River where we are going to spend the next three nights. We arrive at sunset ready for our sundowners around the campfire. Later dinner is served.


Day 6, August 27, 2017

We resume our daily camp routine. The Khwai River area is a good place to find African wild dogs. We should also be able to photograph elephants as they bathe in the river. Another great attraction in this area is a female leopard that we have spotted during all our visits in recent years. Although there are no guarantees, the chance to see her are good. Before or after dinner we have the option of a night game drive.


Day 7, August 28, 2017

This is our last full day at the Khwai River. The routine is the same as the day before. We follow the winding Khwai River in search of wildlife. Again, while in Khwai we have the opportunity for night drives.


Day 8, August 29, 2017

We depart camp at sunrise with a packed lunch. While we travel to our last safari destination the camp will be relocated to Savuti. We arrive in Savuti, the southern part of Chobe National Park, just after sunset, ready for drinks around the campfire. Later lunch is served. The main attractions in Savuti are the Savuti Channel and the Savuti Marsh, a vast open grassland that is partly flooded part of the year. This vast open tree-less area reminds one of the Serengeti. The marsh attracts large herds of elephants and buffalo. Savuti is famous for its many lions; with luck, we may witness them hunting.


Day 9, August 30, 2017

We begin our daily routine with a wake-up call about an hour before sunrise. We enjoy hot drinks with small breakfast. Game drive until around noon depending on the wildlife sightings. Then lunch and rest until afternoon coffee/tea before we go on our evening game drive. We return after sunset to a welcoming campfire where we enjoy our drinks. From there we move to the dining tent to enjoy dinner.


Day 10, August 31, 2017

The same routine as the day before. By now we have learned about the wildlife situation in Savuti and revisit the areas of the best sightings of the previous day. We are also in constant radio contact with other game drive vehicles and informed about new exciting sightings.


Day 11, September 1, 2017

Our last morning in Savuti. We take a game drive in the morning before our long drive back to the Thamalakane River Lodge in Maun. Lunch and dinner are on your own.


Day 12, September 2, 2017

After breakfast or lunch (depending on your flight schedule) transfer to the airport and flight back home.

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Having spent over two years total in Botswana, I can say that it is one of my favorite countries in Africa. The biodiversity is a photographer’s dream. I return to Botswana over and over again, and yet it always remains “new”. Botswana contributes to the “magic of Africa”.


I have been photographing in Botswana for almost 20 years. The Okavango Delta with its great diversity of mammals and birds is one of my most favorite places in Africa. In 2011, my wife Jami and I started leading photographic safaris in the Okavango and adjacent Kalahari.

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