This adventure safari is perfect for those who want to visit Botswana’s best wildlife areas with limited time. It starts in Maun, ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and offers the best value for money.
The Buffalo Safari is based on semi-participation, which means that a minimum of guest assistance is required during this safari, such as pitching your own tent or carrying your own luggage, which is actually quite entertaining! It brings a great sense of community and accomplishment to camp with like-minded people in true wilderness!
Safari 8 day safari through northern Botswana begins with an early morning start in Maun. From here you will cross the Moremi Game Reserve, which is considered one of the best game viewing locations in Southern Africa. The vegetation is very diverse and therefore the wildlife and especially the birdlife is more varied than in some other national parks. You will spend three days here to enjoy the beauty of this place in all its splendor.
On your way to your next destination, the south of Chobe National Park, you will stop in the Khwai River area, where you will do some game drives to explore the area extensively.
The Savuti drylands are best known for the numerous bull elephants that roam the landscape impressively and powerfully.
Slowly, your journey heads north to where the Chobe River flows and the park’s floodplains lie. Here the vegetation is greener and especially the bird life is particularly diverse along the river. Screaming eels are a regular sight here.
Your final, yet breathtaking destination will be Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A truly magical end to a safari.
- 3 nights Okavango Delta
- 3 nights Chobe National Park
- Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (extra charges apply)
- 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
map and overview
- 2 night: Campsite, Western Moremi Game Reserve
- 1 night: Campsite, Khwai Concession
- 1 night: Campsite, Savuti
- 2 nights: Campsite, Northern Chobe National Park
- 1 night: Lodge, Victoria Falls
Day 1: Western Moremi Game Reserve (3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa area), camping
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 the swamps 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. (B, L, D)
Maun – Western Moremi: 150km, 6-7h (transfer and game drive)
Day 2: Western Moremi Game Reserve (3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa area), camping
Game drives to explore the Moremi Game Reserve around the 3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa areas. (B, L, D)
Day 3: North-East Moremi Game Reserve / Khwai Concession, camping
Transfer / game drive from Western Moremi to the region surrounding the Khwai River (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). Game drives to explore the areas. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Southern Chobe National Park (Savuti / Zwei Zwei), camping
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). (B, L, D)
Eastern Moremi – Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer and game drive)
Day 5: Northern Chobe National Park, camping
Transfer / game drive from Southern Chobe National Park to the Chobe river floodplain. Game drives to explore Northern Chobe National Park. (B, L, D)
Savuti – Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer and game drive)
Day 6: Northern Chobe National Park, camping
Day 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, comfortable lodge
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. (B)
Chobe River – Victoria Falls: 100km, 3h (excluding border crossing)
Day 8: END OF THE SAFARI
The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 8, at the lodge. Bush Ways 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. (B)
- Low season: 1450 EUR per person sharing
- High season: 1580 EUR per person sharing
(Low Season: Nov-Jun / High Season: Jul-Oct)
- Low season: 1490 EUR per person sharing
- High season: 1630 EUR per person sharing
(Low Season: Nov-Jun / High Season: Jul-Oct)
Camping Accommodation and equipment (spacious bow tents with mattresses), rooms at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, all transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and filtered drinking water, tea/coffees, services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant, all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialised safari vehicles.
Does not include:
Restaurant meals (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe), entrance to the Falls, visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions (activities in Victoria Falls/Victoria Falls), beverages (alcohol and soft drinks), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors, any increase in National Park Fees.
Description: camping safari 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.
Equipment: Tents are 2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m. A 5cm high density foam mattress is provided for each guest. Ablutions are shared and bush ablutions set up by our team when staying in game reserves and national park campsites.
Vehicle: 4×4 safari vehicles custom-built with custom built trailers.
# of guests: Max 12 pax – No minimum pax required, safari is guaranteed once 1 person has accepted and confirmed.
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