botswana Camping safari


Camping tours in Botswana

Budget Safai

Mobile camping safaris in Botswana
Tour Duration

11 Days


Your chance to embark on a safari of discovery of the wonders of the unique inner Okavango Delta, the game rich Moremi Game Reserve, diverse central Chobe NP (Savuti) and the Chobe NP riverfront, by boat, on foot and of course in a 4x4 open-sided game viewer.


  • We will be camping in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites. If the sites are fully booked we will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha this is very rare though.

  • Included is all camping equipment including spacious walk in tents with a bed roll and bedding (mattress, sheet duvet and pillow). Park fees, food, mineral water are supplied. Dinner is a two course meal and consists of hearty ‘Bush Cuisine” cooked on open fires.

  • Excluded are soft drinks, beers, visas if necessary and items of a personal nature like towels and toiletries. All trips will have a backup team, including a cook and minimal/no participation is required. Ablutions consist of rustic open air bucket showers and long drop style toilets.

  • All trips will be run by skilled, licensed professional guides and a backup team.

  • What to pack for your tented Safari. Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year; dull neutral colors are most suitable.

  • Campsites are very sandy so suitable footwear is advised. T shirts.

  • Jeans or safari trousers for the cool evenings and mornings.

  • A fleece or warm sweater for those early morning game drives.

  • A good pair of Sunglasses. Sun block, a hat and insect repellent are essential! Binoculars and a camera with lots of film! For digital ensure batteries are charged- there is no electricity in the bush (we can charge via the cigarette lighter 12V only)

  • A headlamp or torch is vital. If you enjoy a whisky or the like, you are welcome to bring a bottle along to sip by the Campfire. A towel, and your own toiletries (ladies please remember there are no shops for emergencies) Any medication if necessary, we do have a medical aid box with the basics.

  • There will be times when you are exposed to the sun so a thin long sleeve shirt may come in handy.

  • The early morning drives will be very cold in the winter months - so layers are best to keep out the chill in the back of the game drive vehicle. (June, Jul, Aug)Please attempt to travel as light as possible- space is always an issue on Safari.


After arrival at Kasane airport, you will be taken to the Old Bridge Backpackers, where you will spend the first night in an en suit safari tent. Accommodation has en-suite shower and toilet facilities and friendly staff, who will ensure that you have pleasant stay.

Main Destination: Maun

Accommodation: The Old Bridge Budget tented camp located in or near Maun

Meals & drinks: Meals at own expense

Depart from Maun at 9.00 am by motor boat. The next about 6 hours will be spent game and bird watching while navigating through the Okavango on the way up to Chiefs Island. A light lunch will be served en-route. You will arrive at the camp at around 3.00 pm. At around 5.00 pm depart for a short 1 hour game walk around. Arrive back before sunset which you will enjoy with hippos from the boat and have dinner afterward, which includes a couple of glasses of wine too. From October this will be done by mokoro and the trip won't go far into the delta.

Main Destination: Okavango Delta

Accommodation: Budget camping Inside Okavango Delta

Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Wake up at 5.30 am, coffee & tea will be served. Depart at 6.00 am for a three hour game walk. Other than plains game there is a very real chance to spot leopard and bushbuck. Arrive back to a full English breakfast. Depart at around midday, stop for a quick splash in the shallows near a sandbank to cool off. Continue upstream for a couple of hours game viewing on the way. A light snack lunch will be served en-route. Arrive at the campsite at around 3.00 pm. At around 5.00 pm depart for a one and a half hour game walk. Arrive back shortly before dark.

Main Destination: Okavango Delta

Accommodation: Budget camping Inside Okavango Delta

Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Wake up at 5.30 am, have coffee or tea and set off for a three-hour guided game walk. Arrive back around 8:30 for a full breakfast of cereal, eggs, bacon toast etc. Depart from camp around 10.00 am for a slow ride back to Maun with a picnic lunch on the way. Arrive back at 5.00 pm. Sleep at the Old Bridge in Maun.

Main Destination: Maun

Accommodation: The Old BridgeBudget tented camp located in or near Maun

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Board the open-sided game viewer and drive to Moremi NP. You will explore sandy and muddy tracks looking for the abundant game around the fringes of the delta. Lunch will be sandwiches and salad and snacks. Dinners will be prepared over the camp fire for you and again, some wine will be included with dinner (no beer). You will camp in one of the non-public access camping areas with bush toilets and showers.

Main Destination: Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta)

Accommodation: Budget campingInside Moremi GR

Meals : All meals included Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Game drive to the Khwai Community concession. You will be camping at Khwai, close to the river. Before dinner you will go a night drive, which is only possible here, outside any national park. Get an insight of the unusual nocturnal wildlife in this area.

Main Destination: Khwai Concession (Okavango Delta)

Accommodation: Budget campingInside Khwai

Meals : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Entering Chobe NP from the south, you head up wither the sand ridge or the marsh track depending on local conditions. In contrast to the woodlands of Moremi, the Savuti area is much more open. For decades a dry sand channel, the Savuti River has started flowing again, making for some interesting driving conditions, and attracting plenty of game. Keep your eyes open for cats especially. Camping in the Savuti area.

Main Destination: Savuti (Chobe NP)

Accommodation: Budget campingInside Savuti

Meals : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Today you will head north up and down the hills to the Chobe River and its massive elephant population. There are also large numbers of various antelope species, including the striking Sable antelope. Camping on the banks of the Chobe.Camping around Ihaha.

Main Destination: Chobe National Park

Accommodation: Budget campingInside Chobe NP

Meals : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Stop off in the town of Kasane to embark on a private three-hour Chobe River cruise. This is a great opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles, and even elephants swimming across the river. You will then be dropped off at The Old House Guest House to enjoy your last night in this magical country.

Main Destination: Kasane

Accommodation: The Old HouseBudget guest house located in or near Kasane

Meals : Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

After check-out you will be transferred to to Kasane airport. Further arrangements can be organised.

NOTE: No single traveller’s rates apply if you are travelling alone and are ok sharing your tent with a same sex traveller on the tour. Only if you wish to have your own tent then the single traveller rate applies.

Main Destination: Kasane Airport

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals : Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included


  • Park fees (For non-residents)

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • Camping equipment

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Bed linen

  • Bath towel


  • International flights (From/to home)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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