Botswana including Tuli – Secrets of an old Botswana guide (Two safaris per annum)

Botswana including Tuli – Secrets of an old Botswana guide (Two safaris per annum)

Botswana is a rarity in our over-populated, over-developed world. Untamed and untameable, it is one of the last great refuges for Nature’s magnificent pageantry of life. It is now also one of the biggest conserved eras in the word with it now being part of the Great Kavango Transfrontier Park. Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango, the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal, and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park. The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty.

Day of Arrival

Depart Gauteng and drive Via Alldays to the Pontdrift Border Post where we cross into Botswana’s famous Tuli Wilderness.

Overnight in an unfenced camp on the banks of the Limpopo river.

Camping with ablutions.

Day 2

Depart from The Tuli Wilderness, and drive via Francistown to the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Mystical Lekhubu (Kubu) Island is our overnight destination. It is extremely difficult to describe the atmosphere that enfolds this vast expanse of 12 000 square km of nothingness, the subtle hues at sunset that change the landscape into a wonderland of surrealistic beauty.

Camping with very limited ablutions.

Day 3

We depart early morning, as we have to cross the huge Ntwetwe pan and extensive grasslands on our route. This is a spectacular, but very dusty drive. Our destination is Planet Baobab close to Gweta. Planet Baobab has the biggest, coolest swimming pool in the Kalahari.

Camping with facilities

Day 4, 5, 6

We will depart and drive the A3 tar road to Maun where we will stock up for the next three days of wilderness camping.

We will camp along one of the tributaries of the Khwai river on the eastern areas of the Okavango, boasting one of the most diverse and richest ecosystems on the continent.

This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region (including Lechwe and Sitatunga), and over 400 species of birds ……

Wilderness camping – no ablutions

Day 7

Depart from this paradise, make our way back to Maun from where we will hit the main tar road back to Gweta and further east to Nata.

Camping with facilities

Day 8

Depart Nata, and drive via Francistown, Selibe Pikwe and Bobonong back to the Tuli Wilderness.
Tonight we will enjoy a sit-down 3 x course dinner under millions of stars in the wilderness!
Camping with ablutions

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End of Safari

Cross the border back into South Africa and head for home.


R 6750.00 per person
(Max 10 x participants)


Professional Guide: Johan Kriek (ex Botswana registered guide)

Camping fees
3 x Course dinner in the bush on the last evening

  • Vehicle
  • Camping equipment
  • Food except catering on the last evening
  • Drinks
  • Other activities
  • Fuel
  • Border fees
  • Items of personal nature
  • Emergency medical evacuation

Total distance: Approx 2500 km


You need to be totally self sufficient for the 3 x night’s Big 5 camping