Adventure Holidays in Botswana
Botswana epitomises discovery and adventure, where you can follow in the footsteps of the last remaining giant herds of elephant and activities include mokoro safaris, elephant back safaris, tiger fishing and mountain bike safaris. With unique and diverse safari destinations including the Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari Desert, Savute, Linyanti and Chobe National Parks; this peaceful and prosperous country has established itself as a world-class safari adventure holiday destination.
To experience the African bush and wildlife on horseback is without a doubt one of the most thrilling and sensitive safaris you can undertake. Game viewing is unsurpassed as most of the animals remain unfazed by the intrusion. The main attraction of an African Horseback Safari is the joy of riding good horses over superb country, with just about every landscape dotted with game. The riding is varied, sometimes quietly walking, stalking big game and admiring the bird life, sometimes cantering through the water-meadows alongside galloping giraffe and lechwe. Horseback safaris are offered from camps in both the Okavango Delta and the Tuli Block. Groups are small, usually with a maximum of 6 or 7 participants. This type of safari adventure is limited to experienced, confident riders.
Elephant Back Safaris
Offered in the Okavango Delta, in a private concession of ½ million acres of pristine wilderness threaded by crystal waters, elephant back safaris offer a unique opportunity to interact with Africa’s wilderness and wildlife.
Your elephant back safari involves both riding on, and walking alongside, these gentle giants. When you’re riding, the other game is largely unaware of your presence, but the real fascination of these trips is not the wildlife that you see, or even the riding itself. It is the experience of being so close to the elephants; being able to walk beside them as they plod along and being comfortable with them at close quarters, rather than viewing them from afar.
Mokoro trips are synonymous with a visit to the waterways of the Okavango Delta. These traditional ‘canoes’ are hewn out of tree stumps and local Batswana polers guide the rudimentary craft though the maze of channels that make up this vast region. Ideal for bird watching, a mokoro safari also provides excellent opportunities for close encounters with myriad species in this unique environment.
Botswana Fishing Safaris
Some of the best sport fishing can be found in Botswana in the Okavango Delta and Chobe river systems. Abundant water and plant life in the Okavango ensures large fish concentrations, and over 80 species can be found in Botswana, including the ferocious tiger fish, bream (tilapia) and barbell (catfish). Combine a traditional safari with world-class fly fishing, for an unforgettable Botswana Adventure safari!
Mountain Bike Safaris
In the far eastern corner of Botswana, bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe, is a picturesque and diverse wilderness region known as the Tuli Block. A 6 hour drive, or short flight, from Johannesburg, here you will find the private Mashatu Game Reserve and Tuli Game Reserve, where vast savannah plains and open marshlands are broken by rocky outcrops and studded with Baobab trees. Abundant game includes huge elephant herds, lion, leopard, cheetah, eland, zebra, giraffe, impala, and shy nocturnal creatures including bat-eared fox, lynx and genet.
Mountain biking safaris are a speciality of the region. These excursions are fully guided and follow the ancient paths of the vast herds of elephant and other game. Intrepid travellers sleep under the stars in temporary, low-impact wilderness camps where tasty meals are prepared over the open fire. With wonderful, close-up game viewing opportunities, a Botswana mountain bike adventure is truly a safari with a difference!
Contact Fish Eagle Safaris for a tailor-made adventure activity holiday in Botswana.