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Ground Squirrel Safari

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!

Ground Squirrel Safari: Summary

Ground Squirrel Safari in a nutshell

Combine the adventure of a private guided mobile safari with the luxury of a permanent safari camp on this truly bush experience, including the best of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Whilst staying in a tented mobile camp might sound like roughing it, a wilderness safari led by a knowledgeable and engaging private guide is often the highlight of a holiday. It’s really about the bush experience; yet all the creature comforts are there - comfortable beds, private bathrooms, wonderful service and excellent food. In this safari the private mobile camp takes in the varied and special landscapes of Moremi Game Reserve, renowned for memorable wildlife sightings.

The second camp is a permanent one with spacious, well designed rooms, a warm welcome and a pretty setting on the edge of the Okavango Delta’s waterways. Kanana Camp complements the mobile safari experience perfectly, allowing for the opportunity to explore on foot, by boat and dug-out canoe as well as on drives. Lion prides, elephant herds, varied birdlife, tiny colourful frogs, a heron’s rookery, the sought after Pel’s fishing owl and the elusive sitatunga… there’s much to look forward to on a visit here.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
4 nights Private Mobile - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Kanana - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Botswana Private Mobile Safari

Days 1-5

Our privately-guided mobile safaris in northern Botswana – amazing guiding and surprisingly good value. If you’re looking for an authentic safari experience in Botswana, our Private Mobile Safaris are an exciting option – and particularly good value for groups of 4-8 people.

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Kanana

Days 5-8

Situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana Camp nestles among towering jackalberry (ebony) trees, knobthorn acacias and sausage trees on the edge of a permanent stretch of channel. Kanana's environment is a mix of forests and open seasonal floodplains, combined with permanent channels and lush flood meadows – and it's this mix which leads to it being able to offer a very full range of activities.

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Botswana Private Mobile Safari

Private Mobile

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Kanana

Kanana

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Ground Squirrel Safari.

  • A wilderness "classroom" with your private guide
  • Delicious campfire meals under the stars
  • A private camp far from signs of human life
  • Gliding through tranquil waterways by mokoro
  • Walking across an Okavango Delta island

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Ground Squirrel Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Buffalo

99% chance

Leopard

98% chance

Spotted Hyena

87% chance

Wild dog

67% chance

Roan antelope

42% chance

Cheetah

39% chance

White Rhino

36% chance

Sable antelope

33% chance

Sitatunga

32% chance

Pangolin

6% chance

Black Rhino

3% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Ground Squirrel Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Various: from 30 minutes to half a day.

Low-flying, agile and offering superb views, helicopters are an ideal way to move around the Okavango Delta.You can use them instead of fixed-wing inter-lodge transfers or as an addition to other wildlife watching activities, and of course, helicopters can hover to allow that perfect pic, whereas fixed-wings can’t.

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