Botswana has many parks, reserves and private concessions open to game drives and these all provide different and unique experiences. There is strict control over driving in the official national parks and reserves, with off-roading and night driving prohibited but this does not prevent spectacular sightings as the day drives are very productive.
The private concession areas outside the parks and reserves provide opportunities for off -road driving and night drives although both activities are done in moderation. The highlights of game viewing in Botswana is a high number of predators in many areas; the ability to view animals from up close and pristine wilderness areas that can be enjoyed by using open vehicles for better viewing experience. Game drives are the main activity in Botswana, particularly in the Game Reserves and National park such as Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Tuli block area, Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession area, Savuti, Nxai Pans, Chobe National Park depending on one’s choice of activity and itinerary.
Mekoro are traditionally made by digging out the trunk of a large straight tree, such as an ebony tree or Kigelia tree. Modern mekoro, however, are increasingly made of fibre-glass, one of the advantages of which is the preservation of more of the large endangered trees. We arrange mokoro day trips and overnight trips. We conduct our mokoro activites in areas such; Boro station, Xharaxao station, Morutsa station, Ditshiping station, Daunara station and the Khwai river.
Kalahari Marsh arranges boat cruises for day trips and overnight depending on the needs of our clients. This option is based more on a sunset leisure cruise type activity where boats ply the wilderness areas whilst you eat snacks and have drinks on the deck watching the wildlife as you cruise by. We conduct our cruises in the Chobe river, Okavango delta (Xakanaxa & Third bridge)
We conduct our cultural tours in collaboration with different tribes of Botswana. Each tribe in Botswana has its own culture. There are different aspects of culture that we consider and these include music, dress, food, shelter etc. We learn and share from one another. We have the basarwa culture (Bushmen) mostly located in the Kgalagadi region. We also have the herero, bayedi, bakalaka, bangwaketse and many more tribes. We make arrangements with the locals for this activity.
There is no better way to learn more about nature than get up close and personal. Soak in the African scenery and enjoy the sunny climate.
Walking Safaris are available for our guests to experience wildlife on foot and get closer to nature. A walking tour through the bush with an experienced guide offers guests the opportunity to experience the wilderness from a new and exciting perspective. We all focus on the Big Five but it is fascinating to come across the Small Five. We conduct this activity in areas like the NG32 and the Kazikini area.
Enjoy a scenic flight from Maun Airport over the Okavango Delta. Keep a look out for Hippos in the waterways and Elephant and Buffalo in the shade of the trees. Observe how the water channels meander their way through the Delta in ever changing paths as this Dynamic water system evolves. The vastness of this pristine wilderness is breathtaking. The best times for scenic flights are in the morning and late afternoon when weather conditions are calmer.