This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines open now

User menu
FROM US$6,140-US$8,110

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.

View full itinerary

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.

View full itinerary

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.

View full itinerary
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

About image

Highlights

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

  • Encounter huge herds of elephants in Chobe
  • Seek out Khwai’s numerous predator species
  • Take an interactive walk with bushmen in the Kalahari
  • Glide across the Okavango in a mokoro
  • Get 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

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

About image

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

Cheetah

54% chance

Oryx

54% chance

Aardvark

19% chance

Brown Hyena

19% chance

Roan antelope

17% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Let us help you customise your trip

Like all of our holidays on this site, this is just an idea. All of our trips are tailor-made, so we'll always adapt them to suit you.


Talk to an Expert

Browse this Expert Africa website, then call us. We’ll match you with the Specialist in our team who is best suited to help you.

Set up your itinerary

Based on our experience and your ideas, your specialist will create a detailed, costed itinerary. We’ll refine it together, until we have a trip that you’re perfectly happy with.

Prepare for your trip

The same Specialist will make the seamless arrangements for your trip, send you detailed travel documents, and be available to answer any questions before you depart.

Travel with peace of mind

After you set off, you’ll be cared for by our partners in Africa, most of whom have worked with Expert Africa for decades. And if you ever need us urgently, we’re available 24/7.

When you return

We love to learn about your trip, and so will always be grateful if you’ve the time to give feedback to your Specialist when you return.

Inspire me

Need inspiration?

Let our trip chooser narrow down the options for you

Inspire me

Other ideas for Botswana safaris

Look at these ideas in Botswana: then talk to us. Will will design a trip that's perfect for you.


Map

Steenbok Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A classic Botswana safari exploring the Moremi, Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. Excellent wildlife viewing and a variety of activities from three of our favourite traditional tented camps.

Visiting Chobe, Okavango Delta and 1 other area

US$6,110 - US$9,500 per person

Read more about the Steenbok Safari

Map

Pangolin safari

8 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Three relaxed, local feeling camps in pristine settings – the Kwando Reserve and Okavango Delta. Guided by a driver and tracker at each, this a great trip for spotting Botswana’s top predators.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Kwando-Linyanti

US$6,200 - US$11,040 per person

Read more about the Pangolin safari

Map

Kudu Safari

7 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A luxury Botswana safari exploring the Okavango Delta staying at Nxebega Camp and the stunning Sandibe Lodge, with excellent guiding and some of the most prolific wildlife viewing anywhere in Africa.

Visiting Okavango Delta

US$5,990 - US$13,750 per person

Read more about the Kudu Safari

Map

Spotted-necked Otter Safari

6 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Discover the heart of the Okavango Delta and diverse Linyanti, staying in two classic luxury canvas camps in private reserves this is a varied, wildlife-filled safari experience.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Kwando-Linyanti

US$6,360 - US$11,130 per person

Read more about the Spotted-necked Otter Safari

Map

Spring Hare Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KASANE AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

An authentic and diverse safari to Botswana combining the Chobe Forest Reserve, Savuti Marshes and the Okavango Delta. Strong wildlife viewing, a variety of activities and excellent value camps.

Visiting Chobe, Okavango Delta

US$5,850 - US$9,770 per person

Read more about the Spring Hare Safari

Map

Ground Squirrel Safari

7 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Experiencing the wilderness with an engaging guide whilst staying in a private mobile camp is often the highlight of a safari. Combine that with a charming camp overlooking the Okavango Delta and you’re onto a winner!

Visiting Moremi, Okavango Delta

US$5,370 - US$7,300 per person

Read more about the Ground Squirrel Safari

Map

Slaty Egret Safari

4 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Two luxurious, intimate camps provide a highly personalised exploration of the Chitabe concession and private Vumbura reserve within the Okavango Delta. A range of water and land activities allows for stunning sightings.

Visiting Okavango Delta

US$5,190 - US$9,380 per person

Read more about the Slaty Egret Safari

Map

Honey Badger Safari

6 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Two smart sister-camps offer access to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the heart of the Okavango Delta. Experience a spectacular range of habitats and wildlife through diversely exciting safari activities.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari

US$4,960 - US$6,940 per person

Read more about the Honey Badger Safari

Map

Tsessebe safari

7 days • 3 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Visit three sister-camps in and around Moremi Game Reserve during this thorough exploration of the Okavango Delta. A range of activities provide excellent opportunity to observe the local birdlife, mammals and fauna.

Visiting Okavango Delta, Moremi

US$4,760 - US$8,880 per person

Read more about the Tsessebe safari

Map

Mopane Squirrel Safari

6 days • 2 locations • 1 country
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Visit two wildlife-rich private reserves in an exploration of the Okavango and Kwando regions. Sister-camps Splash and Lagoon camp provide a range of immersive activities, and their long-stay discounts make for an excellent-value safari.

Visiting Kwando-Linyanti, Okavango Delta

US$4,660 - US$8,320 per person

Read more about the Mopane Squirrel Safari

Other safari ideas across Africa

Talk to us: help us to understand what you like and we can create a safari that will really suit you.


Itinerary image

Banded Mongoose Safari

8 days • 2 locations
HARARE AIRPORT TO HARARE AIRPORT

A safari to two beautiful spots in northern Zimbabwe – peaceful Lake Kariba and wild Mana Pools National Park – staying in great value camps with celebrated guiding.

US$6,140 - US$6,950 per person

Itinerary image

Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

8 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Three sister camps offer access to wonderfully remote regions across northern Kenya and the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Enjoy an exclusive safari experience with a range of activities that include great wildlife, superb guiding and considerable comfort.

US$6,170 - US$8,220 per person

Itinerary image

Robin Pope Walking Safari

7 days • 3 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

The definitive, original mobile walking safari; explore the remote north of the South Luangwa on foot while staying in a simple mobile camp that moves with the group.

US$6,090 - US$7,020 per person

Itinerary image

Vervet Monkey Safari

7 days • 2 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Explore the world-class wildlife of Zambia’s South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks in considerable luxury, guided by experts from two sister camps renowned for their excellent level of care.

US$6,350 - US$7,930 per person

Itinerary image

Spotted Hyena Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Stay in one of the Selous’s best safari camps before experiencing a truly authentic tented camp in Ruaha. Remote locations, superb guiding and a range of activities await guests during this comfortable fly-in safari.

US$6,360 - US$8,730 per person

Itinerary image

Lion Safari

7 days • 2 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

The classic Expert Africa Zimbabwe safari. Combining two of our favourite independent camps, each run by celebrated guides, exciting game drives, world-class walks and canoeing in premier wildlife watching destinations.

US$5,910 - US$7,690 per person

Itinerary image

Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

On this safari you experience a truly authentic bush experience, at two classic tented camps in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara. These are some of the best places to spot wild dogs and big cats.

US$6,370 - US$7,140 per person

Itinerary image

Slender Mongoose Safari

5 days • 2 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

A detailed exploration of Lower Zambezi from two top-notch sister-camps, each in a prime location in the national park. Expect a high level of care, first-class guiding and superb wildlife.

US$5,890 - US$7,530 per person

Itinerary image

African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Two luxurious camps provide quieter game-viewing within Laikipia and the Mara ecosystem. Situated on private conservancies, Lewa Wilderness and Naboisho offer the chance to sight all of the ‘big 5’ and enjoy a range of safari activities.

US$6,440 - US$10,070 per person

Itinerary image

Jackal Fly-in Safari

8 days • 2 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Enjoy a range of activities during this ultra-luxurious fly-in safari. Explore the remoter regions of Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve with phenomenal guides during stays at two impressively comfortable camps that remain perfectly in-keeping with their surroundings.

US$6,460 - US$7,910 per person

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Order a brochure
  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Africa