Classic Botswana

September 12, 2015
17 Days
Overland Adventure
16 Guests
From $19,980
Classic 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.

Lex Hes is a wonderful guide—smart, thoughtful, he knows everything about Africa, and is the world's best storyteller. His 'sit still and observe' method is an elightened way of learning animal and bird behavior, and adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of the safari experience. He's the best!

Nancy P. & Jeffrey O.

Expedition Team

Gear Up!

  • Adventurer Sun Shirt
Adventurer Sun Shirt

The hot Botswana sunshine is no match for this UPF-rated sunshirt, complete with a bug, sun, and lip protection accessory pack. Roll up to short sleeves in a snap, wash and wear every day thanks to the shirt’s quick-drying ability, and look stylish from morning to evening, no matter what the temperature swings.

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Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Previous Expeditions to Botswana

  • Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    October 22, 2015 | Blog Post

    Before any adventure in the African bush, you have to let go of some baggage. Weight limits on light-aircraft charters vary, but 33 pounds is probably the max. Packing light for safari is the key.

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    Classic Botswana from A to Z

    September 5, 2013 | Blog Post

    It's back to school season! To help make the transition a little easier, we've provided you with the ABCs of Botswana. From aardvarks to zebras, expedition leader Lex Hes has seen it all.

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    Strolling Leopard

    On Location: Loving Leopards and an Animated Owl

    September 16, 2010 | Blog Post

    Our Ultimate Botswana expedition arrived at Chitabe Camp in the Okavango Delta of Botswana on August 26, 2010. After settling into camp we set off on our first afternoon drive, which was to be more of an exploratory drive than anything else. Little did we know how quickly things would change!

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  • Lion cub

    Recalling First Time Sightings in Botswana

    November 10, 2009 | Blog Post

    Keeping with our singular experience theme, we saw thousands of zebras on the plains of the Kalahari. This is something that I personally have never seen before because our safari regularly arrives there a month earlier than the arrival of the migration. Another new experience for me was observing elephants gathering in and around camp, as well as seeing a red hartebeest.

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    Carmine bee-eater

    Another Great Botswana Safari

    October 9, 2009 | Blog Post

    On our small-group expedition through Botswana, we enjoyed many mammal highlights: hyenas feeding on a leopard’s kudu kill at Chitabe, a morning spent with a male and female leopard at Mombo and then the subsequent discovery of her little cubs, a lot of time spent with two male lions when they were separated and eventually found each other and walked off together.

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    On Location: Botswana Delivers Record Wildlife Sightings

    October 17, 2008 | Blog Post

    Our 2008 Ultimate Botswana expedition was a record-breaker in two ways:

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