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Bushbuck safari

Discover three of Botswana’s best game-viewing regions with stays in the private Linyanti, Chitabe and Vumbura reserves. Intimate, smart camps offer a range of activities by which to discover these stunningly varied habitats.

Bushbuck safari: Summary

Bushbuck safari in a nutshell

This intimate safari includes stays within three of Botswana’s best game-viewing destinations, combining the game-rich Linyanti reserve with exploration of the Okavango Delta’s private Chitabe and Vumburu reserves.

Each of these small camps is impressively stylish, offering a considerable degree of comfort and luxury, as well as a superb standard of guiding and level of care throughout. Both DumaTau and Chitabe Lediba epitomise the definition of classic safari chic whilst the trip’s conclusive camp, Little Vumbura, provides an incomparably premier experience.

Guests will discover a stunningly diverse range of habitats throughout this safari, where boat trips and 4WD drives allow exploration of expansive dry floodplains, dappled riverine forests, winding waterways and deep-water lagoons.

Such a range of ecosystems leads to a similarly impressive variety of species, and endemic species and prolific big game allows for the potential of thrilling encounters: the areas are particularly good for wild dog sightings and the birdlife is consistently outstanding, both for the sheer magnitude and diversity of species.

Being situated on private reserves, each camp also offers a great range of activities through which to discover the surrounding regions: explore the bush during both day and night drives, guided bush walks, mokoro excursions and boat trips. Seasonal long-stay discounts add the finishing touch to this excellent-value safari.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights DumaTau - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
2 nights Chitabe Lediba - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Little Vumbura - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

DumaTau Camp

Days 1-4

Originally opened in 2000, Botswana's tented DumaTau Camp has been rebuilt and reinvested a number of times and now sits beside the Linyanti River, not far from the original camp. It overlooks a lagoon and expansive swamps within the extensive, private Linyanti Reserve, where wildlife safaris are possible year round.
DumaTau is currently closed and is being rebuilt as premier luxury camp. We expect the camp to open again at the beginning of August 2020 and we will update this page as soon as we know any further details.

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Chitabe Lediba

Days 4-6

Chitabe Lediba is situated on an elevated island within the private Chitabe Reserve, a fairly dry area towards the south of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Largely surrounded by the Moremi Game Reserve, it is generally regarded as good for game year-round – and the camp's focus is solely on drives rather than water activities.

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Little Vumbura

Days 6-9

Intimate, remote but eminently comfortable, Little Vumbura is built on a secluded island in the private Vumbura Reserve. The camp is surrounded by water, both permanent deep channels and seasonal shallower floodplains, with access to good tracts of dry open plains, woodland and riverine forests. It's an interesting reserve, which has a particularly diverse set of environments within easy reach of the camp, as well as a high density of game.

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DumaTau Camp

DumaTau

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Bushbuck safari.

  • Watch the reeds dance with birds on a sunset cruise
  • Follow the calls of spotted hyenas on a night drive
  • Search for predators the mixed forests around Chitabe
  • Discover the waterways surrounding Little Vumbura by mokoro
  • Enjoy sundowners overlooking the Delta's lagoons

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Bushbuck safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Bushbuck safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Bushbuck 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

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Wild dog

88% chance

Cheetah

75% chance

Sable antelope

45% chance

White Rhino

29% chance

Roan antelope

14% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Eland

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sitatunga

0% chance

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