From 1980 USD Per Person Sharing
This 8 day Botswana Adventure Safari is ideal for travelers who are looking for a unique Botswana safari experience and Batswana Culture & Traditions – interaction with the locals and Rhino Experiences in Botswana.
Accommodation: Air-conditioned suites with en-suite bathroom facilities and separate WC
Activities: Game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, guided bush walk, cultural Tours and Rhino Tracking
Destinations: Private game reserve in the Northern Tuli Block (Serolo Bush Camp), Motlhabaneng Village and Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Serowe) Botswana
Seasonal: All year around -the best time is in the dry season from May to October. During the rainy season from November to April the bird life is spectacular
Botswana Adventure Safari Experience
This Botswana adventure offers an intimate getaway to one of Botswana's best kept secrets, where ancient Africa still lives on. All your senses will be fully engaged as you take in the endless blue skies and spectacular scenery while on truly exciting game drives and cultural tours through the Botswana wilderness.
This pristine wilderness has an ecological diversity that is uncommon in other reserves. You'll see vast herds of Elephant, the largest on private land on the planet, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Eland and now Wild Dog amongst many other fascinating animals. Bird life is prolific and you could spot specialties such as the Lilac-breasted Roller and the Kori Bustard.
Relaxation is a key element at the bush camp which provides traditional creature comforts. Each suite enjoys a private bush setting and you can look forward to delicious meals packed with the flavours of Africa. Your extremely experienced ranger and tracker will see to it that you come away with unforgettable memories of your Botswana safari. You will be also be able to meet and interact with the local people, learn their way of life, and see historical sites, monuments particularly of the three chiefs who went to England to seek for Bechunaland protection as well as rhino tracking.
Day 1: Johannesburg - Northern Botswana(Serolo Bush Camp)
From Johannesburg take a road transfer to Pont Drift Boarder where you will be met by a representative. A 4-5 hour road trip awaits you. Cross the border into Botswana, passing through customs and immigration and after a scenic drive end up at your destination - a hidden Botswana safari lodge in the northern section of Botswana - known as the Serolo Bush Camp.
After a warm welcome and check-in, you can freshen up in your room before meeting for snacks on the terrace overlooking the waterhole. In the late afternoon set off on your first game drive with an experienced game ranger and tracker. On the drive back to the bush camp a powerful spotlight will be used to search for nocturnal wildlife.
Day 2: Northern Tuli Block(Serolo Bush Camp)
Your day begins with an early wake-up call and tea, coffee and snacks before you set off on an exciting morning game drive to explore the wonders of nature in this private reserve. Later, you'll return for brunch and some leisure time. You could opt for a fascinating optional guided bush walk with your armed ranger, have a siesta or simply relax around the pool before High Tea and the evening game drive. You will be also able to visit the solomons wall in the Tuli Block.
Day 3-4: Serolo Bush Camp/ Motlhabaneng Village(Cultural Experience)
Today you take a delightful morning outing to the quaint village of Motlhabanaeng which consists of a visit to the Kgotla (Customary court) for a chat either with the village chief or headman, a visit to the local primary school where children don traditional clothing and dance.Motlhabaneng is a small rural village in the Central District surrounded by game farms and game reserves. It is situated on the bank of the Motloutse River near the borders of South Africa and Zimbabwe, on the Western boundary of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve The village is a gateway to Northern Tuli Block game reserves such as Mashatu Game Reserve and Tuli Safari Lodge as well as the gateway to the Delta and the Vic falls on your way from South Africa. It is a quite village surrounded by mountains. The village is popular to tourists because of its rich history with historical sites i.e. rock paintings, mokolwane palm wine making, Traditional chores, Dikhwaere, Traditional Dance, Sangomas, Segaba and Basket Weaving popular with young girls and women. Ancient rock paintings on the outskirts of the village also form part of its history. These rock paintings were done by Southern Africa’s inhabitants (The San). The rock paintings depict people, hunting scenes and mythological creatures, part of the Sans complex cosmology and belief system .The people here lead a rural life; they rear domestic animals and mostly rely on sustainable farming. They live in two settlements a village where they have a school, clinic and shops and also live at cattle posts where they take care of their domesticated animals and plough activities are also carried out within this cattle post sometimes.
Day 5-6: Northern Tuli Block Serolo Bush Camp (Botswana) – Khama Rhino Sanctuary(Serowe)
After the morning game drive you will head off to Khama Rhino Sanctaury by an air conditioned shuttle for your Rhino experiences and Serowe Historical sites and Monuments. Khama Rhino Sanctuary covers approximately 4300 hectares of Kalahari sandveld. The trust provides prime habitat for the white rhino and black rhino as well as other 30 species and more than 230 species of birds. This Community based wildlife project was established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhinoceros in Africa. Serowe is one of the largest villages in Botswana with a rich history as this is the same village where the first president of the Republic of Botswana the late Sir Seretse Khama originates. The people who live in this village are the Bangwato with their totem beaing a phuti which they respect so much. Activities here include nature walks, Game Drives and Rhino Tracking usually done in the mornings; this activity is of much interest as one learns these animals’ survival skills and the habits they have adopted in their evolution.
Day 7: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana-Johannesburg
You could enjoy one last early morning game drive to round off your game viewing experience or take time out for a lie-in and a relaxed breakfast. After check-out, you'll say your farewells before your road transfer back to Polokwane for your onward flight.
Rates & Prices
- Scheduled flights and road transfers as per itinerary
- 6 nights in en-suite accommodation
- All meals and snacks
- Daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicle conducted by experienced game rangers and trackers
- Optional activities
- Drinks, laundry and all other extras to be settled direct