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African Jacana Safari

An adventurous introduction to Botswana blending prolific wildlife, incredible landscapes and varied activities staying at relaxed camps in the Chobe Enclave, a community-owned reserve bordering the Moremi, and Makgadikgadi Pans.

African Jacana Safari: Summary

African Jacana Safari in a nutshell

This seven-night safari explores three very different areas – the Chobe Enclave, Khwai Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans – for a fantastic introduction to Botswana.

Accommodation throughout is relatively simple but very comfortable with stays at Linyanti Ebony, Khwai Tented Camp and Camp Kalahari. It’s the perfect trip for those after an authentic safari, a real adventure that immerses you in Botswana’s unspoilt wilderness, from marshes on the Linyanti River and forests in the heart of the Okavango Delta, to vast lunar salt pans in the Kalahari.

Three contrasting areas means an exciting variety of activities. As well as the usual morning and afternoon game drives, you will have the opportunity to head out at night to seek out unusual nocturnal species, engage all your senses on walking safaris, take to the water on boat and mokoro excursions and quad bike on salt pans. There’ll even be the chance visit a colony of inquisitive meerkats and walk through the desert with the local San bushmen. All three camps welcome children, so this is great safari for families.

By Botswana standards the camps in this trip are located a fair distance apart but the flights between are incredibly scenic and will provide breath-taking views.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
2 nights Linyanti Ebony - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
2 nights Khwai Tented Camp - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Camp Kalahari - Kalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Linyanti Ebony

Days 1-3

Set within the private Chobe Enclave on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes, Linyanti Ebony is a small, intimate camp with comfortable but traditional tented accommodation. Although operated independently, it sits side by side with its slightly larger sibling, Linyanti Bush Camp, and the two can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Both camps benefit from the area's mix of wet and dry terrain, which attracts a variety of wildlife.

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Khwai Tented Camp

Days 3-5

The small Khwai Tented Camp lies on a seasonal floodplain within the Khwai Community Concession, a beautiful, wildlife-rich area that's separated from the Moremi Game Reserve by the Khwai River. Once a nomadic camp, it was rebuilt in its current, more permanent location in 2017, with fabulous views over a tributary of the Khwai River. While its relatively simple style is still reminiscent of Botswana's old safari days, when intrepid travellers camped in the wilderness, it's now a far cry from the original.

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Camp Kalahari

Days 5-8

Camp Kalahari sits on the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on a shrubby outcrop known as Hyena Island. A relatively simple camp, it makes a good location from which to explore the salt pans in the dry season, or to witness southern Africa's largest migration of zebra and wildebeest when the rains arrive.

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Linyanti Ebony

Linyanti Ebony

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai Tented Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari

Kalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this African Jacana Safari.

  • Encountering huge herds of elephants in Chobe
  • Seeking out Khwai’s numerous predator species
  • Exploring the Kalahari on a walk with Bushmen
  • Gliding across the Okavango in a mokoro
  • Getting up close to a habituated meerkat colony

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the African Jacana Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the African Jacana Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the African Jacana Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Meerkat

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

84% chance

Sable antelope

63% chance

Wild dog

59% chance

Brown Hyena

46% chance

Cheetah

42% chance

Oryx

27% chance

Roan antelope

17% chance

Aardvark

16% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

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