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BOTSWANA SAFARI: PREDATORS & HERDS
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Large Elephant & Buffalo herds combined with fantastic Big Cat experiences.
Safari Overview
Visit Botswana's top wildlife documentary locations where National Geographic, the BBC and many others have filmed. Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and all the major predators are common in the region. Birdlife is also prolific, with waterfowl and waders being particularly common.

Though the regions in this safari offer a large range of wildlife resources with a wide variety of species, they are most noted for sightings of very large Elephant populations (which can reach enormous densities during the winter months in the Linyanti Wildlife Game Reserve) and for viewing the major predators of the African wilderness: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena and the highly endangered, African Wild Dog. Another treat is the possibility of finding both species of Rhino - found only in the Mombo concession in Botswana. Mombo is the premier predator capital of Africa, best known for its spectacular Big Cat and Wild Dog sightings. Mombo has been the film setting for famous Cheetah documentaries by major television networks. The Linyanti is famed by National Geographic documentaries for its Lion and Hyena interactions offering remarkable insights to predatorial behavior. Vumbura Plains is one of the newest opened regions in Botswana, allowing access to a remote and well-established wildlife area offering thrilling big game viewing, and possible sightings of Cheetah and Leopard stalking prey on the open savannah plains.

" Safari accommodation features three of the most luxurious camps in Botswana, featuring Kings Pool Camp, Mombo Camp and the newly built Vumbura Plains Camp.. "

Safari Outline

     
Day 01: Johannesburg Overnight
Day 02: Linyanti Reserve Kings Pool [view]
Day 03: Linyanti Reserve Kings Pool
Day 04: Linyanti Reserve Kings Pool
Day 05: Okavango Delta Vumbura [view]
Day 06: Okavango Delta Vumbura Plains
Day 07: Okavango Delta Vumbura Plains
Day 09: Mombo Mombo [view]
Day 10: Mombo Mombo Camp
Day 11: Mombo Mombo Camp
Day 12: Johannesburg Transit
     

Top Left: Leopard; Elephant with calf; Above: Kings Pool, a luxury safari camp overlooking a hippo filled lagoon in the Linyanti reserve. Inset: Cheetah hunt. Bottom: Vumbura Plains Camp; Mokoro at Okavango. Photos by M. Poliza.

Outline of safari circuit on map

When to go
Seasons
Description of experience
safari cost
(United States Dollars)

July through October
Dry Winter Season
Prime Game Viewing
Peak Game Viewing Season in Botswana. Predators are at their prime and game is concentrated in all regions. Excellent opportunities of viewing Cats and large herds of Elephant and Buffalo. Mokoro activities on the Okavango are also possible at Vumbura.
US$ 13,870 per person
(based on double room)

June 1-14 and
early November
Mid season
Mombo and Vumbura Plains are year-round destinations. However, the rain from late November onward disperses elephant and buffalo herds. A warm and greener time to visit.
US$ 11,440 per person
(based on double room)