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Honey Badger Safari

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.

Honey Badger Safari: Summary

Honey Badger Safari in a nutshell

This contrasting safari focuses on excellent game from within two diversely varied habitats. Whilst both Tau Pan and Kwara Camp are managed by the same operation, and so benefit from a consistency in high quality and standard of guiding throughout, the safari experience at each is vastly different.

Beginning in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Tau Pan offers fast access to some of Botswana’s best summer game-viewing. The expansive pans fill with huge herds of plain’s game, including interesting species such as springbok and oryx, which attract equally impressive numbers of predators. These encounters can be highly dramatic and make for thrilling game-viewing. Tau Pan is also one of only two permanent camps in the region and so offers wildly remote safari which can be enjoyed with near complete exclusivity.

Situated at the heart of the Okavanago Delta, Kwara camp then provides a contrastingly luscious exploration of thriving vegetation and a patchwork of waterways, as well as a focused pursuit of phenomenal predator sightings. A range of activities are available from within the private reserve, where boating and mokoro trips combine well with night drives, bush walks and visits to the nearby heronry to make for a well-rounded experience.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Tau Pan Camp - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Kwara Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Tau Pan Camp

Days 1-4

The first permanent camp to open inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – and still one of only two within the reserve – Tau Pan sits on a low sand ridge with commanding views over the surrounding plains to Tau Pan itself, and beyond.

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Kwara Camp

Days 4-7

In the heart of the Okavango Delta, Kwara Camp sits on a forested island within the private, game-rich Kwara Reserve. From this vantage point, overlooking floodplains and a seasonal lagoon, it offers year-round land and water activities. Following a complete rebuild in September 2019, the camp is now far more upmarket in style than previously, with no under 18s allowed.

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Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan Camp

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Honey Badger Safari.

  • Enjoying spectacular views from Tau Pan Camp
  • Follow snakes & animal tracks on a guided walk
  • Explore the CKGR, including Deception Valley
  • Seek wild dogs and big cats on game drives from Kwara
  • Glide across the Delta's waterways in a mokoro

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the Honey Badger Safari

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


Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Oryx

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Lion

99% chance

Zebra

97% chance

Hippo

96% chance

Cheetah

82% chance

Spotted Hyena

78% chance

Wild dog

75% chance

Buffalo

72% chance

Leopard

70% chance

Eland

26% chance

Sable antelope

20% chance

Brown Hyena

16% chance

Sitatunga

16% chance

Roan antelope

11% chance

Meerkat

5% chance

Pangolin

5% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Honey Badger 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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