Embark on the captivating “Buffalo Safari,” a concise yet immersive tour through Botswana’s pristine wilderness, culminating in the majestic Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe. In just eight days, traverse the diverse landscapes of the Moremi Game Reserve, known for its remarkable fauna and birdlife. Experience the wilds of Chobe National Park, spotting mighty elephants in Savuti and following the call of the African Fish Eagle by the Chobe River. As your journey concludes, the thunderous spectacle of Victoria Falls awaits, offering an awe-inspiring finale. Whether it’s game drives, river explorations, or simply absorbing nature’s wonders, this safari promises an unforgettable African adventure.


  • 3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Chobe National Park
  • 1 night at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, optional visit to the Falls

Trip Style

  • Mobile safari
  • Adventure camping in true wilderness
  • Participation limited to guests setting up their own tents
  • Expert tour guide, camp chef and all equipment provided
  • All inclusive pricing* (see detailed itinerary for details)

Trip Details

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Please note: As the safari starts at 07h30 on Day 1, you will need to pre-night in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before your safari starts. Bush Ways Safaris can assist with pre-safari arrangements (accommodation, transfers). On the afternoon of your pre-night, you will have the option of taking a 45min flight in a helicopter with no windows and doors, allowing magnificent views from above. Rate TBA by your agent. Both experiences have to be booked prior to arrival, and payment made in USD cash only. (Transfers not included, extra charges apply). During the flight it is even possible to spot large game animals such as Elephant, Giraffe and Hippopotami.

Day 1 – 3: Moremi Game Reserve (3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa area), camping

The safari begins in Maun, where your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. From Maun you will drive to to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. You will spend 3 nights exploring this wonderful Game Reserve, at two different camp sites. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)

Maun –Moremi: 150km, 6-7h (transfer and game drive)

Day 4: Southern Chobe National Park (Savuti / Zwei Zwei), camping

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination.  As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains.  You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Day 4), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 5 & 6). (B, L, D)

Moremi – Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer and game drive)

Day 5: Northern Chobe National Park, camping

You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, following the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle.  Enjoy a wide variety of animals including puku and Chobe bushbuck, as well as stunning birdlife in this unique river environment.  Transfer / game drive from Southern Chobe National Park to the Chobe River floodplain. Game drives to explore Northern Chobe National Park. (B, L, D)

Savuti – Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer and game drive)

Day 6: Northern Chobe National Park, camping

Game drives to explore Northern Chobe and floodplain. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, comfortable lodge

After a short morning game drive your guide will take you to the Kazungula border where you will meet the transfer vehicle for your lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Visa required). You will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Lunch and dinner will be at your own expense. (B)

Chobe River – Victoria Falls: 100km, 3h (excluding border crossing)

Day 8: End of the Safari

The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 8, at the lodge.  Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges, Livingstone airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost.  Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask the lodge reception for further details. (B)

Description: Camping safari requiring a minimum participation from the guests, i.e.: setting up the tent and packing it / carrying their bag from/to vehicle at campsites. The rest of the camp chores are carried out by our team made up of one guide and one camp assistant.

(all nights adventure camping)

Day 1: Moremi Game Reserve – game drives.

Day 2: Moremi Game Reserve – game drives.

Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve – game drives.

Day 4: Southern Chobe National Park (Savuti / Zwei Zwei) – game drives

Day 5: Northern Chobe National Park  – game drives

Day 6: Northern Chobe National Park  – game drives

Day 7: Victoria Falls – comfortable lodge – optional visit of The Victoria Falls

Day 8: END of the safari at the lodge after breakfast


BWB 2401 01-Jun 08-Jun EUR 1,490
BWB 2402 18-Jun 25-Jun EUR 1,490
BWB 2403 11-Jul 18-Jul EUR 1,630
BWB 2404 30-Jul 06-Aug EUR 1,630
BWB 2405 12-Aug 19-Aug EUR 1,630
BWB 2406 29-Aug 05-Sep EUR 1,630
BWB 2407 03-Oct 10-Oct EUR 1,630
BWB 2408 17-Oct 24-Oct EUR 1,630
BWB 2409 05-Nov 12-Nov EUR 1,490
BWB 2500 02-Apr 09-Apr EUR 1,490
BWB 2501 23-Apr 30-Apr EUR 1,490
BWB 2502 18-Jun 25-Jun EUR 1,490
BWB 2503 08-Jul 15-Jul EUR 1,630
BWB 2504 24-Jul 31-Jul EUR 1,630
BWB 2505 12-Aug 19-Aug EUR 1,630
BWB 2506 26-Aug 02-Sep EUR 1,630
BWB 2507 02-Sep 09-Sep EUR 1,630
BWB 2508 16-Sep 23-Sep EUR 1,630
BWB 2509 07-Oct 14-Oct EUR 1,630
BWB 2510 14-Oct 21-Oct EUR 1,630


Rates are per person sharing
Low Season: Jan to Jun, Nov & Dec
High Season: Jul to Oct
Low Season:  Jan to Jun, Nov & Dec
High Season: Jul to Oct


Camping Accommodation and equipment (spacious bow tents with mattresses), rooms at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, all transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and filtered drinking water, tea/coffees, services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant, all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialised safari vehicles. Okavango Air Rescue.


Restaurant meals (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe), entrance to the Falls, visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions (activities in Victoria Falls/Victoria Falls), beverages (alcohol and soft drinks), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors, any increase in National Park Fees.

All inclusive pricing* (see detailed itinerary for details)


Camping safari requiring a minimum participation from the guests, i.e.: setting up the tent and packing it / carrying their bag from/to the vehicle at campsites. The rest of the camp chores are carried out by our team made up of one guide and one camp assistant.


  • Our tents are 2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m easy-to-erect dome tents which have mosquito mesh covering all the windows and doors.
  • We provide comfortable 5cm high density foam camping mattresses for each guest.
  • Our bush ablutions consist of high slung bucket showers and bush toilets with private canvas screens. 


4×4 safari vehicles custom-built by Bush Ways – custom built trailers.
# of guests: Max 12 pax – departure is guaranteed as soon as we have confirmed 1 guest (except Hyena Safari: min. 6 pax – max 10 pax).

Our vehicles are custom-built game viewing vehicles, specially designed for our safaris. which ensures excellent game viewing and mobility.

We have developed our own trailers, each containing a mobile kitchen and space for all camping equipment and luggage – a complete unit travels together at all times on the safari.

Check out the following page (link to Semi Participation page).


We have 6 different Adventure Camping Safari programs: Leopard safari (17 days), Lion safari (15 days), Fish Eagle safari (11 days), Jackal safari (11 days), Buffalo safari (8 days), Kalahari safari (7 days) 


Adventures maintaining the exhilarating spirit of the pioneer.

For our picture database, see:

Adventure Camping equipment: https://goo.gl/photos/2bQWnpJtZFJwdxNm9

Vehicles: https://goo.gl/photos/Dd2sTpACnmtw5SiH7


  • One large kit bag (preferably a rucksack or a bag with soft sides – Please do not bring hard suitcases as they are very difficult to pack in our trailers and can pose a problem for any light aircraft flights you may take as part of your safari. Semi-hard suitcases should be avoided as well.
  • One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack) – there will be room for this at your feet.
  • Main luggage: max weight = 12kg, max. size = 700mm x 350mm x 350mm.
  • The sleeping bag can be carried outside the main luggage.
  • If you are travelling with us to the Delta we request that you take only what you need for the 2/3 nights in a smaller pack. You can leave the large bag with the vehicle which will be locked in a secured area while you will be staying on a small island, with transfers by traditional dugout canoes.
  • Remember that on safari you need far less clothes than you think so bear this in mind when packing.

Lost Luggage

  • If travelling with someone else pack a set of your clothes in each others bag in case only 1 arrives with you.
  • Pack a set of safari clothes in your hand luggage and any key medication.
  • On arrival if you find your bag is missing contact Bush Ways immediately with your tag number and name on the bag as well as a description and the file number (ask for one if they don’t give it to you at the airport) and we will try our best to find it for you.
  • Do not believe the airlines when they tell you it will be on the next flight! Our experience is that it rarely is, the best course of action is to ask us for assistance.
  • If your luggage can not be located for you prior to your safari don’t let this spoil your holiday, purchase some toiletries and a few clothing essentials and get out and enjoy what the magnificent bush has to offer, we will do everything to help you during this time and work at reuniting you with your luggage as soon as possible.
  • Note that in some circumstances additional cost may be involved to return your bag to you of which we will advise you of at the time. We suggest you pay this and claim from your travel insurance. Despite this being the airlines responsibility we have not known them to do so.


  • Sleeping bag (note that nights can be chilly all year round and cold in winter therefore a warm sleeping bag is advised). A sleeping bag and small pillow can be hired (EUR 20 for the duration of the safari, please book this in advance).
  • Torch with spare batteries and bulbs – a head torch is a good idea. 
  • Hat/cap.
  • Scarf and gloves (especially for winter months – note that if you also have gardening or working gloves, they can be convenient to set up & pack your tent).
  • Warm jacket/fleece/jumper – windproof in winter months (May – Sept), waterproof in summer months (Nov – Mar).
  • Swimming costume.
  • Towel.
  • Natural clothing (i.e. no bright colours and no white), t-shirts, shorts, a pair of light weight long trousers and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (long sleeves are extremely useful for sun protection during the day and mosquito protection during the evening).
  • Please note that camouflage printed clothing is fine for the bush but please do not to wear in towns or when crossing borders.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and flip flops/sandals.
  • Camera equipment, binoculars, lots of spare film, batteries and spare memory cards for digital cameras are essential as the opportunity to download photos is limited.
  • Adaptors for cables, chargers, USB, etc.: note that we recommend you label them to avoid confusion on the vehicle charging station.
  • Water bottle and a small day pack for walks.


  • Personal toiletries and medications in small bag, not a vanity case.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Malaria prophylaxis (see section 5 for further information).
  • Mosquito repellents/lotion/spray.
  • Water proof/zip lock bags for storing personal items to keep dust free and/or dry.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.

Please note: A First Aid Kit will be present throughout the safari but personal medicines must be brought for the duration of the safari.


  • Check with your local immunisation authority, travel clinic, public health facility or personal physician.
  • Visit the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION website for up to date information www.who.int.
  • Botswana is considered a malaria area and preventative medications should be taken.
  • Between 2012 and 2015, both South Africa and Botswana required that all travelers coming from / going to Zambia should have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. Beginning of 2015, both South Africa and Botswana officially communicated that they shall not require the yellow fever vaccination certificate for travelers coming from / going to Zambia. However, beware that regulations could change again without prior notice.


  • Valid passport: your passport must be valid at least 6 months after the end date of your trip and there must be at least 6 blank visa pages.
  • Many nationalities are able to obtain tourist visas for Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe at the border posts HOWEVER citizens of certain countries are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please note that certain visas can take up to 3 months to be processed so please consider this when booking. 
  • For more information see www.botswanatourism.co.bw, www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw and www.namibiatourism.com.na 
  • Valid visas – it is your responsibility to arrange visas.
  • For up-to-date visa requirements please check with your travel consultant and/or Embassy.
  • If you need to get a visa for one of the countries visited during your safari, please check when and where the visa can be obtained, and which currency is required for its payment.
  • Requirements for minor traveling through all Botswana ports of entry Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.


  • For all our safaris, it is COMPULSORY to take out travel insurance covering for: cancellation and curtailment, medical situations, baggage, emergency evacuation. 
  • Bush Ways Safaris does not provide travel insurance.
  • Bush Ways Safaris provides Okavango Air Rescue membership for the duration of the safari nights. The service provides medical evacuation from isolated areas of the bush by a medically equipped helicopter and emergency doctor, ensuring smooth and swift operations. International insurance companies are not always familiar with the practicalities of dealing with emergencies in the Botswana bush, which can add to delays in obtaining medical care. Please note this cover does not include pre and post safari arrangements. 
  • Please note that you will be required to provide your insurance details prior to your arrival so we can liaise with your insurance company in the shortest amount of time in case of an emergency. Required details include: medical evacuation insurer’s Name, medical evacuation policy number, 24-hour contact number of Medical evacuation insurer (must be able to phone it from Botswana – USA 800 numbers don’t work from here).


  • Botswana is considered a safe destination. It is economically and politically stable.
  • Listen to your guide. He will brief you regarding your safety in the Bush and Towns.
  • As you will be spending only a short time in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe you should not encounter many of the problems that affect the rest of these countries.
  • Do not have your valuables on display when visiting the Falls and markets.


  • Depending on your safari, these are the expenses you may be required to cover:

    • You will have to pay for your own beverages, to be bought at the shops in town (prior to or during your safari depending on your chosen itinerary – follow the instructions given during your booking). Shops in Kasane and Maun will accept either Botswana Pula in Cash or Debit / Credit Cards (Visa or Mastercard recommended). See in section 12 below for approximate prices.
    • If you are required to get a visa, whether in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, make sure you get the correct amount in the required. Check consulate and embassies for further details.
    • Scenic flights can be an optional activity pre or post safari or during your safari. To be paid in cash in EUR to our partner once you are in Maun. You can pay in other currencies, subject to exchange rate established by our local partner. Check our itineraries for applicable rates.
    • If you are staying at a lodge, drinks and lunch/dinner are not included. See below what modes of payment are accepted in some of the lodges:
  • Maun Lodge – Cash: BWP, ZAR, USD, EUR & GBP and Credit Card with min. amount of BWP 50.
  • Sedia Hotel – Cash: BWP, ZAR, USD, EUR and Credit Card with no min. amount. 
  • Pioneers Lodge – Cash: USD, ZAR, EUR and Credit Card with no min. amount.
  • Batonka – Cash: USD, ZAR, EUR and Credit Card with no min. amount.
  • The Old House – Cash: BWP, USD & EUR and Credit Card.
  • Phezulu Lodge – Cash: USD, ZAR, EUR & GBP and Credit Card with no min. amount.
  • Bayete Lodge – Cash: USD (recommended even if they have credit card facilities – and small notes as there may be shortages of change at times) & Credit Card.
  • The Waterfront Lodge – Cash: K (Kwacha), ZAR, USD, EUR & GBP and Bank Card.
  • If your safari ends in Victoria Falls, you will have the option to see Victoria Falls. It is advisable to pay cash in USD (US Dollar).
  • If you are wanting to change money in Botswana, banks & currency exchange bureaus do not accept notes that are damaged/defaced in anyway such as by ink or pen. Older notes may not be accepted (pre 2006).  If paying for sleeping bags, mattresses or an activity in cash, Bush Ways will also not be able to accept these notes. 
  • There are ATM machines in major towns (Maun, Kasane and Vic Falls) although they are not guaranteed to be working.
  • Credit Cards: Visa and Mastercards are the most widely used. Amex and Diners are rarely accepted.
  • USD is now the only currency used in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, other than Zimbabwe bonds.
  • If you withdraw excess Botswana Pula it can be changed at a good rate in Victoria Falls due to Botswana’s proximity. However, once you are out of this area, exchange rates will not be in your favour, and Pula may not be accepted for exchange.


  • Tipping is a generally accepted form of “thanks” throughout the world.
  • It is not compulsory to tip but highly appreciated by all levels of staff.
  • We believe that tipping is a personal decision and should reflect the level of service you have received throughout your safari. Therefore we don’t think it is our place to suggest any particular amount. Most guidebooks and travel forums will give you indications, if you wish to get advice on the matter.
  • In Botswana it is appreciated if you tip in the local currency although foreign currencies are also accepted.
  • In Zimbabwe and Zambia it is recommended that you tip in foreign currencies.
  • As an idea of who you may want to tip, we have listed the following
    • Professional Guide, Camp Assistant & Translator.
    • Mokoro Polers/local guides in the Okavango Delta.
    • Boat driver on a Chobe River Cruise.
    • Porters/bar staff/waitresses at any lodges.
    • Pilot during the optional scenic flight.


  • For curios and crafts the best value shopping is in the Victoria Falls area.
  • There are also a good variety of shops in Botswana towns which sell local Botswana crafts such as basketry, ask your guide about it, they will be happy to show you.
  • As space is limited on safari, we encourage shopping at the end of the safari in Victoria Falls.
  • What we can provide (subject to availability) either at the start of the safari if pre-ordered or during the safari is our mammal guide book for guests to enjoy while exploring the bush (USD20, EUR25 or BWP250).


  • Drinks (Softs and alcohol) are not included on all our camping safaris and are to be bought the day prior if you safari leaves early on day 1 or on the day if your safari starts at 13h00. 
  • Our vehicles are equipped with a water filtration system to provide safe and clean drinking water throughout the safari. Bring a bottle to refill as and when you please. 
  • Please note that our safari teams do not sell drinks during the safari and drinks can only be bought in town prior to and/or during the safari.
  • At all hotel/lodge accommodation drinks are on a cash bar basis.
  • Please find below the approximate prices for drinks in Botswana (note these are subject to change)
    • Water 5l = Pula 20 – 25.
    • Water 1l = Pula 7 – 10.
    • 6 cans of beer = Pula 70 – 80.
    • 6 cans of Coke/Fanta/etc = Pula 50.
    • 2 litres Red wine (box) = Pula 115.
    • 5 litres Red wine (box) = Pula 215.
    • 2 litres White wine (box) = Pula 115.
    • 5 litres White wine (box)= Pula 215.
    • 1 litre Fruit juice = Pula 25.
    • 330ml Fruit Juice = Pula 17.
    • 6 cans of Tonic Water/Dry Lemon/Lemonade = Pula 50.


  • You will enjoy a wide variety of meals during your safari and we attempt to include an ‘African’ flavour in our safari menus.
  • All meals are cooked on an open fire.
  • It is possible for us to cater for specific dietary requirements, provided we are notified when making your booking. Please note that specialist gluten free/vegan foods are not always available in Botswana. Therefore, if you require any specialist food please bring it on safari with you.
  • All food is pre-ordered and supplied from either our Maun or Kasane base which means there is good consistency of quality as well as minimising any time wasted if your guide had to visit the supermarket.
  • It is important to advise us if you are vegetarian, or have any allergies or intolerances prior to coming on safari so we can plan for and accommodate your dietary requirements.


  • The Bush Ways safari you choose will determine the time and meeting point for your safari.
  • A Bush Ways Professional Guide or transfer company representative will meet you at a pre-arranged location at the commencement of your safari – these details will be arranged upon booking.
  • We are happy to assist in booking transfers, additional accommodation and activities in Maun, Kasane, Victoria Falls.
  • On arrival your guide will brief you on the safari and your next destination as well as answering any questions or safety concerns your may have. If you are leaving early in the morning on day 1 of your safari, he will brief you quickly before you head out and then in full once you stop for a break so you can make the most of the cool mornings to travel in.

Who will join me on safari?

  • Each Bush Ways Adventure Camping safari has a guide and a camp assistant. We also offer the services of translators on selected scheduled safaris.
  • All our guides have a Professional Guides Licence and are extremely knowledgeable about Botswana birds and wildlife, flora and fauna.   
  • There is a maximum of 12 guests on our Adventure Camping safaris, some guests may join at different times throughout your safari. 
  • Our policy regarding children is a minimum age of 12 years old. However, please contact us should you want to travel with a child under 12 years old, as they could be accepted under special conditions.

What is semi-participation?

  • All we ask you to do on your Bush Ways safari is carry your own luggage to/from your tent and to put up/take down your own ‘user-friendly’ tent.
  • The safari team will take care of all other camp chores and food preparation – just sit back and relax and enjoy the sounds of the bush!

Are our safaris physically demanding?

  • Walking is the most strenuous activity you will encounter, on selected safaris, although guests of average fitness will experience no problems.
  • Our average age range on safari is 30-65 however we have happily had children and people as old as 86 who have all thoroughly enjoyed their time with us.
  • Although our vehicles are open, we have perspex windows that we can slide on each side providing greater wind protection on the longer open road sections of the safaris, just let your guide know what your comfort level is.
  • Botswana has varying weather conditions depending on the season. Expect hot temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night in winter (May – September) and hot days and nights with rain storms in summer (October – April).

Can I travel as an individual?

Yes, our international groups comprise of small parties, pairs or single travellers.  Please note that there is a single supplement charge for single travellers. However, if a single guest is willing to share a tent/room with another single guest of the same gender there is no single supplement charge.

What contribution does Bush Ways make to the local communities in Botswana?

Passionate about Botswana’s people and wilderness, we continuously strive to ensure our activities have a positive impact and contribute to a sustainable development of our natural wonders.

Having collaborated for over 20 years on a daily basis with a variety of organisations in Northen Botswana promoting local development, we have managed to identify the support needed to improve the socio-economic status of the communities and areas where we operate.

Our Bush Ways Foundation has therefore developed a variety of projects in the fields of business development, education, health, social welfare and environmental conservation that we conduct within the villages in the vicinity of our camps and safaris.

If you would like to learn more about our non-profit activities, but also contribute and support some of our projects, feel free to let us know during your reservations or to contact foundation@bushways.com

Please note that with the generous support of our guests and industry partners, we are also able to donate to NGOs and communities on a regular basis.

What can I do in Victoria Falls? (Some suggestions)

  • White Water Rafting: Full and half day options are available including lunch.
  • Sunset Cruise.
  • Bungee Jumping, Zipline, Gorge Swing, Wild Water Rafting (for the adrenaline junkies).
  • Guided Tour of the Falls.
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls: 15 or 30 minutes.
  • Mosi oa Tunya visit.

If you need any further information, please contact safari-res@bushways.com

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