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Types of African Safaris

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Botswana, located in the heart of southern Africa, is renowned for its pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife. Safaris in Botswana offer a unique and unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Our country boasts a variety of safari types, each offering a distinct perspective on the breathtaking landscapes and magnificent wildlife. Here are some of the different types of safari experiences one can enjoy in Botswana:

Game Drive Safari: Nothing says safari like a traditional game drive experience with Bush Ways Safaris! Our guided excursions take place in open 4×4 customised game-viewer vehicles and are conducted by our passionate and experienced guides who possess an in-depth knowledge of the local flora and fauna. On our safaris, you have the option for an early morning or late afternoon game drive when wildlife is most active. Game drives offer an opportunity to encounter lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and hippos as well as numerous other species, such as giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and an array of birdlife!

Mokoro Safaris: Mokoros are traditional dugout canoes, historically used by the indigenous people of Botswana to navigate the Okavango Delta’s waterways. Today, mokoro safaris offer a tranquil and immersive experience, allowing visitors to glide silently through the delta’s winding channels filled with water lilies and lagoons. A skilled local poler from our team will guide the mokoro, providing insights into the ecosystem and pointing out the abundant aquatic wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, colorful birds, and water-adapted antelopes. A mokoro ride is also a great way to witness and photograph birdlife bustling around the environment in tranquility.

Nature Walk Safaris: For those seeking a more intimate and adventurous encounter with nature, nature walk safaris are an excellent option. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides and trackers, participants explore the wilderness on foot, learning about the smaller aspects of the ecosystem, such as insects, plants, and animal tracks. Walking safaris offer a chance to appreciate the finer details of the environment while experiencing the thrill of being in close proximity to wildlife in their natural habitat. The absence of a vehicle’s engine noise enables riders to approach animals quietly, making for exceptional wildlife encounters.

Boat Safaris: In regions like the Chobe River, boat safaris provide a different perspective on wildlife viewing. These safaris take place on comfortable boats, allowing our safari guests to witness a plethora of animals congregating along the riverbanks, including elephants, buffalo herds, crocodiles, and an abundance of bird species. There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as a sunset boat cruise with the wildlife in all it’s splendor by the river bank, enjoying a refreshing sip against the backdrop of the African sun dipping below the horizon.

Scenic Flight Safari: Scenic flights provide a captivating and unique safari experience in Botswana, offering a bird’s-eye view of the country’s breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. Taking to the skies in a light aircraft, visitors can witness the vastness of the Okavango Delta, the lush floodplains, winding rivers, and the diverse ecosystems from a completely different perspective. During a scenic flight safari, passengers have the opportunity to spot herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other animals roaming freely in their natural habitats. The aerial vantage point allows for unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife behavior, migratory patterns, and the dynamic interactions between species. Additionally, scenic flights can take visitors to more remote and inaccessible areas that are difficult to reach by other means, offering a chance to explore hidden gems of the country’s wilderness. These flights are especially popular in areas like the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and the Kalahari Desert. Overall, a scenic flight safari in Botswana is a magical adventure that allows travellers to witness the vastness and beauty of this remarkable country from a perspective few get to experience, making it an unforgettable addition to any safari itinerary.
Bush Ways Safaris offerings cater to a wide range of preferences and interests. From classic game drives to serene mokoro trips, walking adventures to boat cruises, and scenic flight experiences, each type of safari promises an exceptional encounter with the rich and diverse natural wonders of the captivating African wilderness. For a true taste of African adventure, email today to enjoy and unforgettable and authentic Bush Ways Safaris experience!