Classic Botswana

September 12, 2015 - September 28, 2015

Join us as we visit the true Africa—Botswana—where the landscape has remained relatively unscathed and offers vintage Africa adventure travel. Here we find all the major wildlife: elephants, buffalo, lions, hippos, plains antelopes, leopards, cheetahs, and more. Well over half of Africa’s most endangered carnivore, the wild dog, is here. Our Botswana expedition includes mokoro cruising on the Okavango Delta, searching for more than 350 bird species (including the scarce black egret and pygmy goose), and romantic accommodations in some of Africa’s best camps. Join Lex Hes, a renowned Southern Africa tour guide, for this journey to Africa of yesteryear.

Botswana Expedition Highlights:

  • Drive ATV vehicles and accompany Bushman trackers to Chapman’s Baobab tree, learning about their folklore and lifestyle on the way.
  • Centerpiece of your Botswana expedition: Time spent with Lex Hes, one of Africa’s premier naturalists & wildlife photographers with over 30 years of experience.
  • Chance for night safaris, using spotlights to seek out rare nocturnal species—one of the most memorable aspects of your Botswana tour.
  • Opportunity for South Africa adventure travel at the beginning and end of your Botswana tour; we depart from and return to Johannesburg.

Expedition Activities

Birding, Culture, Hiking & Trekking, Photography, Wildlife & Nature


  • Elephants

  • Cheetahs

  • African fisheagle

  • Little bee-eaters

  • Giraffes at sunset

  • Lions

  • Elephants

  • Hippos

  • Leopard

  • Elephant

  • Lion

  • Wild dog

  • Jeep safari

  • Sunset

  • Marabou stork

  • Zebra

  • Hippo

  • Cape buffalo

  • Okavango sunset