“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy “– Ernest 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|