The Great Wilderness Journey and Beyond!

December 1, 2009  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

Do you consider yourself to be a discoverer? An adventurer? If so, Botswana has something amazing to be discovered around every turn and with every footstep. Our Botswana Great Wilderness Journey is a small group adventure (just 8 travelers) that mixes camping in deluxe Meru-style tented camps with permanent tented camps both in private wildlife concessions that allow for excellent game viewing in intimate surroundings (read: you’ll be swept away from the crowded national parks).

On this 11-day Botswana safari, experience a nostalgic camping/lodge expedition that recreates the game-viewing adventure of the great African explorers. Explore Botswana’s scenic northern areas: from the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the diverse and wildlife-rich Linyanti and Chobe River, ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls. This safari is one of our most popular Botswana safaris and it fills fast – there is still space available on certain dates in May, June, July and August (and various dates through the end of 2010).

If only the most adventurous trips appeal to you, then the Botswana Migration Routes Safari might be just what you are looking for. This safari features “maxi” dome tents designed to be surprisingly spacious with comfortable sleeping cots and linens, an en suite toilet and hot safari shower. Thanks to the added mobility of such a safari camp, this trip explores the most remote regions and corners of Botswana.

This exciting safari takes the time to explore the changing areas, stunning beauty and continually moving game of northern Botswana: from camping and walking on islands in the jewel of the Okavango Delta, to the game-rich savannah of the dry Savute Marsh and the seasonal elephant herds at our Linyanti concession. This safari also provides the unique opportunity to follow the seasonal annual zebra migration between Linyanti and Savuti. This safari in Botswana is one of our most affordable at just $4310 per person in 2010. There is still space available on this popular trip for February, March and April, as well as June, July and October, November and December.

A few helpful hints when planning a safari to Botswana:

1) Plan on spending the night previous to your safari in an African gateway city such as Johannesburg or Lusaka.

2) Pack light! Luggage is limited by size and weight on all light aircraft flights in Botswana. Laundry is available at all permanent tented camps and all mobile camps provide earth-friendly washing soap for undergarments.

3) Remember that Botswana is in the Southern Hemisphere and the seasons are opposite of us in the U.S. – the best time for game viewing is Botswana’s winter when it’s cool and dry. That’s June, July, August.

4) If you aren’t looking for an adventurous camping safari, luxurious accommodations are certainly available. Our favorite luxury safaris in Botswana include the Botswana Deluxe Safari and the Ultimate Botswana Safari.

To book either of these adventures or any safari in Botswana call us at 1-866-778-1089 or email: