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Secluded Botswana Safari

Our Flagship Safari—A Truly Exclusive Adventure into the Heart of Wildest Africa
12 Days From $11795 (+internal air)
In the wilds of Botswana, you'll find the wonders that drew adventurers to the African continent over a century ago. Vast elephant herds still roam the acacia-studded savanna. Hippos and crocodiles crowd the Chobe River's marshy channels. Antelope, giraffe, buffalo and zebra thrive in the Okavango Delta wetlands and at watering holes that sustain life on the dry plains. Lions laze beneath mopane trees while leopards sprawl in branches above, icons of genuine wilderness that is vanishing all too quickly. Intimate tented safari camps are reminiscent of a nostalgic era in the African bush, yet replete with modern-day luxuries that ensure your comfort even in some of the planet's most remote wild places. If you're searching for the classic romance of Africa, it's still here in secluded Botswana—and it's ripe to exceed every wildlife photographer's wildest dreams!
  Click here to learn about our special photo departures.
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Trip Highlights

  • Botswana's Best Wildlife ViewingYou won't find a higher-quality, more in-depth privately guided safari to Africa’s most exclusive nature reserves, designed for maximum wildlife encounters!
  • The Most Intimate Luxury CampsSmall luxury mobile camps in remote private reserves offer unsurpassed comfort, isolation and astounding proximity to wildlife, which is often on view from our tents
  • Outstanding Safari Expedition LeadersLed by Botswana's top guides, capture images of charismatic predators, track rhinos on foot, and photograph the Chobe River's massive elephant herds 

There Are Important Differences in Botswana Safaris

Botswana holds some of the last true wilderness in Africa, teeming with wildlife that thrives within a mosaic of healthy ecosystems. An exclusive safari destination like Botswana is one to do right. And we do. We've spent years honing this hallmark trip to ensure that our itinerary and accommodations offer a superlative experience. Here’s why our Secluded Botswana safari stands above the rest:

  1. The Smallest Groups
    The best African safari can't happen in crowded conditions. We take a maximum of just seven guests on regular departures—and eight guests, divided into two vehicles for game drives, on photo departures. An exceptionally small group ensures a personalized safari experience, allowing us to choose very small camps that offer truly intimate wildlife encounters. 
  2. A "Window" Seat for Every Guest
    Everyone gets an unimpeded view! Our private safari vehicles have open sides, with no glass to interfere with your vantage point. Though vehicles have 10 cushioned passenger seats—one in front next to the driver, followed by three rows of three seats each—we limit our capacity to just seven travelers on wildlife drives (and four travelers per vehicle on photo departures), ensuring clear viewing (no one stuck in a middle seat), maximum comfort, easy photography access and plenty of room for your gear. 
  3. The Optimal Botswana Safari Itinerary
    Our itineraries have been meticulously designed in conjunction with World Wildlife Fund to provide a secluded experience of Botswana's prolific wildlife, where animal numbers are highest and tourist crowds non-existent. We have years of experience running the best safaris in Botswana, and we continually tweak our itineraries to ensure that our guests' experience is second to none. 
  4. Stay in Seclusion on Private Reserves
    We stay on exclusive private reserves adjacent to national parks,  offering an isolated setting and activities off-limits to park visitors, such as night drives and guided walking excursions, allowing a rare chance to explore the African bush on foot. Our secluded camps in Linyanti and Moremi provide outstanding proximity to wildlife, with close-up photo opportunities and the chance to shoot at sunset when the light is best (groups staying inside the national parks must be back at camp by sunset due to park regulations).
  5. Intimate Accommodations Facilitate Close-Up Wildlife Encounters
    Our small luxury safari camps maximize quiet, close-up encounters with Botswana’s prolific wildlife. With just four or five tents each, their discreet presence enhances the likelihood that wildlife will wander through camp. Individual verandas allow guests to enjoy a private view on the African wild, with photography possibilities right out the door of your tent.
  6. Doors-Off Helicopter Flight on Photo Departures
    Anyone who's had an aerial view on an African safari will tell you there's nothing like photographing wildlife from on high. So we've included an exciting helicopter flight on our photo departures. Capture wildlife on the move as you soar over the Gomoti River, a year-round lifeline for animals, and the Okavango Delta—one of the richest wildlife enclaves in all of Africa. With the doors off, there's nothing to impede your view!
  7. Air Transfers Maximize Your Time on Safari
    Light aircraft flights between safari locations, rather than long, dusty drives over rough dirt roads, allow us to spend more time scouting for wildlife on safari, instead of enduring uncomfortable conditions in transit.
  8. The World's Finest Naturalist Guides 
    Our guests enjoy the personalized service of some of the Africa's top naturalist guides—a Nat Hab hallmark. Your NHA Safari Expedition Leader accompanies your group from start to finish, ensuring a seamless experience. Rather than using less-qualified local camp guides at each location, you benefit from our Expedition Leaders' expertise—they are the most highly trained guides in Africa, averaging 15 years' experience, with additional resources provided by WWF’s top scientists. Our philosophy on this is simple: an African safari is only as good as the guide, so we must provide the very best! See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  9. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Botswana Safari
    With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  10. 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% offset—Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
  11. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional 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!
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