8 Day Budget Camping Safari
This adventure camping safari is perfect for those with limited time still wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana. Starting in Maun and ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe it offers great value for money. Highlights include the Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, an optional visit to the Victoria Falls and 1 night in a Lodge at Victoria Falls.
Rate From (High Season): N$24 999.00 pp sharing
Rate From (Low Season): N$23 374.00 pp sharing
These rates exclude the optional trip to the Victoria Falls.
LOW SEASON: Jan to Jun, Nov & Dec / HIGH SEASON: Jul to Oct
About our Semi Participation Safaris: Our camping safaris requiring a minimum participation from the guests, i.e.: setting up the tent and packing it / carrying their bag from/to vehicle at campsites. The rest of the camp chores are carried out by our team made up of one guide and one camp assistant.
Please note: As the safari starts at 07h30 on Day 1, you will need to pre-night in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before your safari starts. Tutwa Safaris can assist with pre-safari arrangements (accommodation, transfers).
The safari begins in Maun, where your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. From Maun you will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. During a short break en-route, your guide will give you a full overview of your safari. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drives, you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 3 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions.
Maun to Western Moremi: 150km, 6-7h (transfer and game drive)
Game drives to explore the Moremi Game Reserve around the 3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa areas.
Transfer / game drive from Western Moremi to the region surrounding the Khwai River (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). Game drives to explore the areas.
Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Day 4), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 5 & 6).
Eastern Moremi to Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer and game drive)
Transfer / game drive from Southern Chobe National Park to the Chobe river floodplain. Game drives to explore Northern Chobe National Park
Savuti to Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer and game drive)
Game drives to explore Northern Chobe and floodplain.
After a short morning game drive you will then drive to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge.
Chobe River to Victoria Falls: 100km, 2-3h (including border crossing)
The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 8, at the lodge.
Tutwa safaris is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges, Livingstone airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost. Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details.