Porcupine safari

Porcupine safari: In full

This safari takes in four contrasting areas of the Okavango Delta and the surrounding environments. Included in the itinerary are four remote camps which are great for the variation in activities that they offer such as walking, riding and water activities.

Linyanti Bush Camp is where you’ll begin the safari – in the drier, game-rich Kwando-Linyanti region of the northern Kalahari for three nights. You then fly to Machaba for a two night stay situated on the edge of the Khwai River. Here there are a variety of different activities on offer to keep you entertained. Motswiri Camp then offers excellent walking with experienced guides. The focus here is very much on getting out on foot or even on horse-back, although this is only an option for experienced riders. Three nights here will give you sufficient time to explore the area. The final three nights of the trip are spent in the Okavango Delta at Shinde Camp – an area well known for great lion, leopard, elephant and seasonal buffalo sightings in particular.

This Botswana safari can also easily be combined with a visit to Livingstone in Zambia or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to see the Victoria Falls. See our trips to Livingstone or trips to Victoria Falls for examples of the add-on options, and the costs.

The trip is an individual trip, and can be tailor-made and adapted to suit you.


Days 1-3

3 nights at Linyanti Bush Camp (full board & activities) | Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Linyanti Bush Camp is a simple, traditional tented camp.From Maun you are flown by light aircraft to transfer to Linyanti Bush Camp . This subtly luxurious camp stands on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes, in a beautiful area of Botswana's Northern Kalahari. You usually arrive in time for a late lunch and will spend three nights at Linyanti Bush Camp exploring the surrounding area.

Days 4-5

2 nights at Machaba Camp (full board & activities) | Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Machaba Camp was opened in 2013 ...After your morning activity, you head to the nearby airstrip on a short 4WD game-drive and board your light aircraft transfer to Machaba. The camp is located long the Khwai riverfront in the Khwai Community Concession, looking across to the Moremi Game Reserve. A combination of excellent, hands-on management, very good guiding, a secluded location and fantastic game viewing all combine to make this superb value. Although the Khwai area can sometimes feel busy by the standards of Botswana's private concessions, Machaba is located in a relatively quiet region, and offers game drives in both the Khwai Community Concession and the Moremi Game Reserve opposite.

Days 6-8

3 nights at Motswiri Camp (full board & activities) | Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Motswiri Camp is situated on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in the far western corner of BotswanaYour next short flight takes you to Motswiri Camp. Situated next to the Selinda Spill Way, Motswiri has great access to some wonderful wilderness areas with good game densities. You’ll spend the next three nights of your trip here exploring the surrounding area predominantly on walks and game drives (or horse-back!) as well as getting out on the boat and mokoro to explore the surrounding waterways (note that this is water-level permitting).

Days 9-11

3 nights at Shinde Camp (full board & activities) | Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Shinde Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta.Leaving Motswiri behind you’ll transfer by light aircraft to Shinde Camp for your last 3 nights here.In this game-rich reserve where you can carry out day and night game drives, boating and mokoro trips your guide will keep a keen eye out for the many predators and large herbivores which frequent this area.

Day 12

After a short (typically 35 minute) light aircraft flight back to Maun, you'll connect with your own onward travel arrangements.

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