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Wild Dog Safari

An in-depth discovery of northern Botswana’s wilderness, from Chobe and the private Kwando Reserve to the Moremi and iconic Okavango Delta with a great variety of activities and wildlife.

Wild Dog Safari: Summary

Wild Dog Safari in a nutshell

Start your discovery of Botswana in small town of Kasane which sits in its northernmost corner of the country, where you’ll be met and driven to Muchenje Safari Lodge. Sat on escarpment with an enviable view across the Chobe River, it’s a warm, friendly place on a quieter stretch of the riverfront and a great base for boat trips to see the herds of elephants Chobe National Park is famous for, as well as night drives and walks in the Forest Reserve.

A short light aircraft flight hop takes you into the west of the National Park and the comfortable Savute Safari Lodge which takes its name from the fickle waterway it overlooks. The nearby Savuti Marsh hosts some excellent game viewing – we’ve encountered hunting wild dog packs, lion prides, leopards and a whole host of plains game here.

You next stop, Lagoon Camp, is also renowned for wild dog sightings and a real favourite of ours for predator sightings. Being in the vast private Kwando Reserve, you’ll have more freedom to explore its plains and riverine forests off road with a tracker too. Boat trips and fishing are seasonal.

Then fly south to Xakanaxa in the Moremi Game Reserve. A classic camp in a particularly beautiful portion of the Okavango Delta flanked by water home to grunting hippos, it offers a great mix of on-land and water-based activities with particularly excellent birding.

End at Splash Camp, a luxurious set up shaped around a waterhole that is a big draw for animals big and small. In another private reserve, you’ll get the quintessential Delta experience with day and night game drives, guided walking safaris, as well as mokoro canoe trips and boating activities exploring a patchwork of islands, channels and seasonal floodplains that are home to an amazing density of species, with lions, cheetahs, giraffe, buffalo and zebra particular specialities.

At a glance

Starts: Kasane Airport
2 nights Muchenje Safari Lodge - Chobe National Park, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Savute Safari Lodge - Chobe National Park, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Lagoon Camp - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
2 nights Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Splash Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Days 1-3

Set high on an escarpment within the Chobe Forest Reserve, Muchenje Safari Lodge overlooks a seasonal floodplain and the Chobe River, with Namibia's Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) in the distance. From this peaceful spot, about 50m west of the bustling town of Kasane, this traditional lodge has the advantage of running game drives in a relatively quiet area of the Chobe Riverfront.

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Savute Safari Lodge

Days 3-6

Perched on the banks of the Savuti Channel within Chobe National Park, Savute Safari Lodge offers a good location from which to explore the nearby Savuti Marshes. Comfortable without being luxurious, the camp enjoys views over the Savute Channel and its two pumped waterholes, which – especially during the dry season – attract vast numbers of elephant to drink in the afternoons and evenings.

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Lagoon Camp

Days 6-9

Set in the north of Botswana's vast Kwando Reserve, the relaxed Lagoon Camp has a spectacular setting on the banks of the Kwando River, where a band of lush riverine forest is interspersed with open plains. The wildlife around camp is particularly noted for the wild dogs that have habitually denned within the reserve since 1997, and the densities of elephants can also be exceptional.

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Xakanaxa

Days 9-11

In the north east of the public area of Moremi Game Reserve, Xakanaxa is a traditional-style camp located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Okavango Delta. The whole camp is shaded by Kigelia and leadwood trees overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon. The game viewing in this area has historically been very good.

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Splash Camp

Days 11-14

The smart Splash Camp, opened in June 2018, is located in a prime game-viewing area of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. The whole camp affords great views over a large pan, which attracts game all year round.

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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Xakanaxa

Xakanaxa

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Splash Camp

Splash Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Wild Dog Safari.

  • Beautiful diversity of landscapes from the dry savannah to the lush Okavango Delta
  • Amazing predator sightings with a dedicated tracker at Lagoon and Splash Camps
  • Varied safari activities from drives and walks to mokoro canoeing
  • Exploring areas renowned for their richness of wildlife
  • A nice mixture of more than comfortable lodges and camps

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Wild Dog 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 Wild Dog Safari

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

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Cheetah

99% chance

Wild dog

98% chance

Spotted Hyena

95% chance

Sable antelope

92% chance

Roan antelope

85% chance

Brown Hyena

37% chance

Eland

22% chance

Sitatunga

22% chance

Aardvark

11% chance

Pangolin

5% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

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