Flexible
Duration
1/5
Physical Rating
10
Group Size

Botswana

I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happyErnest Hemingway

Let us design a private safari for your group or family using the best operators and locations.

Botswana is truly a magical country. To the south is the austere, yet hauntingly beautiful, Kalahari Desert. Way to the north of the country the verdant greens of thick stands of papyrus reflect in the shimmering waters of the world’s largest inland delta – the Okavango. Botswana is one of the least tamed and most spectacular areas to witness big game anywhere on the African continent. From the comfort of our game-vehicles or while being paddled serenely in a traditional mokoro, we have the chance to become intimate with Africa’s top predators, grazers, birds and the incredible pachyderms – all of them truly wild. Botswana does not disappoint!

We can work together with you to custom-design a trip that is perfect for you and your small group. Below is a list of various options to consider when designing the perfect African safari:

  • Accommodations: Luxury permanent-tented safari camps
  • Accommodations: Private luxury mobile-tented safari with large Meru tents, en-suite bathroom/showers
  • Combination of both, luxury permanent-tented camps, lodges and mobile-tents
  • Bush flights in between destinations
  • Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park, Khwai Concession (to be discussed further during planning stage)
  • Kalahari Desert (meerkats and beauty of the various Pans: Makgadikgadi Pan, Tau Pan, Nxai Pan, Central Kalahari)
  • Camping with the San /Bushmen
  • Helicopter rides
  • Victoria Falls / Zimbabwe or Zambia
  • Okavango Delta: Chief’s Island, Xugana Island, and others

Focus Expeditions provides various options for customized Botswana itineraries;  Our group will either meet in Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa at the beginning of our custom safari. From there we fly to Maun, the main gateway to the Okavango Delta / Kalahari Desert on a commercial flight to begin our wild Botswana adventure.

A visit to the Kalahari is a magical addition to the Okavango Delta. It’s open and dry barren pans are in stark contrast to the Delta and no less beautiful. It is here that we can enjoy close encounters with the sentries of the Kalahari, the playful meerkats. We can also cross the Botswana border into Zimbabwe or Zambia to see the spectacular Victoria Falls. We would either depart Botswana from Maun or from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to fly back to South Africa in order to connect with our international flights home.

All four Focus Expedition partners know Africa intimately. Together we are confident and thrilled to be able to design and execute a truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime, classic African Safari for you and your group or family.We are happy to design a trip with you according to your preferred dates as well as particular group interests. We will advise you about the best times of year to go to Botswana for optimal wildlife viewing.

Please be assured that wildlife sightings and interactions will be nothing short of spectacular – as nature photographers, we have spent years in the bush tracking, spotting, and anticipating wildlife behavior. This assured us of getting unique photographs. We will apply our years of experience to put you in the perfect location to observe, photograph and enjoy exciting animal behavior. Whether you come to photograph, to observe through binoculars or just to absorb and enjoy, we promise to have you in the right place at the right time. We feel confident in saying that, Africa is nothing less than magic. Join Focus Expeditions on a journey to the jewel of southern Africa – Botswana. Once you are bitten by the African bug, you will never be the same. ‘Travel Different’ with Focus Expeditions!

 

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE LOCATION Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa
ARRIVAL TIME Year round
INCLUDED
Accommodation on a share or single room basis including laundry
All meals unless otherwise stated including drinks
Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Assistance on arrival and departure at each destination
Additional specialist guides where needed
All internal airfares and ground transportation on the itinerary
One or two Focus Expeditions trip leaders depending on group size
All gratuities
NOT INCLUDED
Round trip international airfare to South Africa
Travel and evacuation insurance is mandatory and can be booked via this website
Early or late check-in into Hotels.
Personal expenses such as shopping or wines from an additional wine list

 

 

Additional information

AccommodationsShare or single supplement basis.
Customized ToursIn order for us to design a customized expedition we will have to charge an upfront fee of $500 which will be deducted from your trip cost at booking.

Please contact us if you feel the urge and we will do our best to fulfill your dreams!

Prices will be calculated according to the design of the itinerary and the season of travel (high / low season).

Please contact us as early as possible so that we are able to design the ideal safari for you and your group.  Space in our luxury locations is limited and books way in advance.

Contact us at: info@focusexpeditions.com.

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“Travel Different” with Focus Expeditions!

EXPEDITION LEADERS

PETE OXFORD & RENEE BISH

Although Pete and Reneé have been living in Ecuador, South America for many years their hearts have long been in Africa and they also have a second home in the Western Cape. Reneé, having virtually grown up in the African bush, is renowned as one of the best wildlife spotters out there. They have been leading trips and exploring Botswana for more than 20 year. It is always with immense excitement that they look forward to their next African safari and with tremendous longing for more when it comes to an end. They are well placed to design custom itineraries and would like nothing more than to share their passion and enthusiasm of the African bush.


THEO ALLOFS & JAMI TARRIS

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Jami and Theo have been photographing in Botswana for over 20 years. The wild beauty of the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta with its great diversity of mammals and birds is one of their favorite places in Africa. They have spent over two solid years in Botswana alone, returning over and over again because it always remains “new”. Botswana contributes to the “magic that is Africa”. They leave their LandCruiser (“the Beast”), that is fully-outfitted with its comfortable roof tent in either Namibia or Botswana – to them, Africa is “home”!

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