Unparalleled Wildlife Viewing with Top Guides in Remote Private Reserves
From the moment the morning mist lifts above the shimmering Okavango Delta to the sun's flaming retreat behind the Linyanti plains, wild Botswana beckons adventurers on safari. These vast landscapes, as diverse as the animals that thrive on them, offer some of Africa's most thrilling wildlife encounters. And what better way to experience them than in the company of two legendary adventure companies—Natural Habitat Adventures and Lindblad Expeditions. From our secluded small luxury camps, enjoy close-up views on all the drama Botswana has to offer. Tens of thousands of elephants converge around water lifelines like the Chobe River. Hippos grunt in boisterous pods while crocodiles lurk below the surface. Ashore, great herds of game browse on open savannas, seeking to elude stealthy predators that subsist on the bounty these rich habitats sustain. In Botswana, you'll discover the sheer wonder of wild Africa!
Explore three private reserves in depth, where wildlife viewing is among the best in Africa and visitors are few—it's like stepping back in time a century!
Cruise the Chobe River among scores of elephants, track rhinos near Victoria Falls, and scout for predators in the Linyanti, including lion, leopard and rare wild dog
Spend four days on the remote Chitabe Concession in the watery heart of the Okavango Delta, a prize destination for serious safari aficionados and wildlife photographers
Why Do We Call This Safari "The Best of Botswana"?
There are good reasons we claim you'll experience the best of Botswana when you choose this stand-out safari. You can be assured that Nat Hab and Lindblad Expeditions have taken all the extra steps to create an absolutely spectacular safari experience, one you won't find anywhere else.
A Distinctive Itinerary Crafted in Partnership with Lindblad This singular itinerary has been painstakingly designed in tandem with Lindblad to provide a comprehensive and exclusive experience of Botswana's best wildlife enclaves, featuring remote reserves far from crowds. It taps Sven Lindblad's own passion for Africa, nurtured during the six years he spent in Africa as a young man, photographing elephants and wildlife and assisting filmmakers on a documentary about the destruction of African rain forests. That experience was instrumental in molding a fundamental objective of his work—to find ways for his business to help preserve natural resources and further conservation efforts. And there's no African country more committed to that same goal than Botswana. Incorporating Nat Hab's decades of safari expertise, this itinerary provides an in-depth survey that focuses on Botswana's best wildlife encounters in secluded locales. You won't find more outstanding photography opportunities!
A Small Group Ensures the Best Nature Experience
African safaris happen best with fewer travelers, and we take a maximum of 13 guests, accompanied by two outstanding Expedition Leaders. Our small numbers allow for intimate wildlife encounters, unhurried photography and the utmost in personalized service from our guides, who represent the best of both Nat Hab and Lindblad.
A "Window" Seat for Every Traveler
The private top-quality safari vehicles we charter have open sides (no glass to interfere with your view) and 10 cushioned passenger seats—one in front next to the driver, followed by three rows of three seats each—though we limit our capacity to just seven travelers in each vehicle on wildlife drives, for maximum comfort, viewing and unimpeded photo opportunities. This means extra space for all your gear, too. On this safari, no one is consigned to a middle seat!
Private Concessions Mean Better Wildlife Encounters Most safaris concentrate on national parks that tend to be heavily visited. In contrast, we stay on private nature reserves that are adjacent, yet totally away from crowds or a commercial setting. On these concessions, we can offer exclusive activities prohibited inside the parks, including night drives to observe nocturnal hunters, plus guided bush walks that offer an unusual opportunity to explore nature up close.
Small Luxury Camps Offer Proximity to Wildlife
The small luxury safari camps we choose exist in harmony with their natural settings, facilitating nearby wildlife encounters, often at very close range. Given our camps' small footprint and understated presence, animals often feel comfortable to wander right through camp! You won't believe the photos you'll get. And you'll enjoy superb amenities and service from our camp hosts, who graciously attend to your every need.
Private Verandas for Personal Views
Individual tents have their own verandas that allow for peaceful moments away from other guests, where it's just you and nature's tableau unfolding before you...often with wildlife on display.
Chartered flights (rather than long, dusty drives over rough dirt roads) between camps grants you extra time on safari, rather than in transit.
The World's Finest Naturalist Guides
On this co-guided expedition, our guests get exceptional personalized service from Nat Hab's and Lindblad's top naturalist guides—a hallmark that sets this unique safari apart. Our Expedition Leaders accompany you from beginning to end, joining their expertise from both companies and taking care of every detail along the way. On our special photo-focused departure, you'll have the bonus of outstanding photography guidance from our Lindblad-National Geographic pros. Rather than using less qualified local camp guides at each stop, we provide the most highly trained guides in Africa, who also benefit from additional training and resources provided by WWF scientists. Our philosophy is simple: an African safari is only as good as your guide, so we promise the very best! See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your "Best of Botswana" Safari
Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We care deeply about our planet, just as you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100-percent offset. Natural Habitat Adventures is proud to be the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally conscientious travel, as well as the superior quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
Experience the heart of wild southern African as we plumb the channels and backwaters of the Chobe River aboard our privately chartered riverboat—plus an in-depth land safari featuring luxury camps! 10 Days / Jun – Sep, From $12995