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16 Day Buffalo Trail Safari in Botswana

Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

Breathtaking Botswana Safari

African Big Five Tours and Safaris invites you to join this buffalo trail safari. Buffalo trail is a trail that you will be migrating from one destination to another; it is the trail that will give you the opportunity to cover most of Botswana and do different activities. So, don't hesitate to join and take the opportunity to experience the excitement!

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  • Game drives
  • Head on to hyena veld
  • Visit the habituated meerkats
  • See lions, leopards, and old bull elephants
  • See secretarybird, kori bustard, and fish eagle
  • Service of a professional guide
  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily meals


15 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Maun Airport (US$500 per person)
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Your accommodation for 15 nights will be specialty camping: two nights in Nxai Pan, one night in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, three nights in Central Kalahari Game Reserve, one night at hyena veld, three nights in Khwai, three nights in Savuti, and two nights in Chobe. The camp will consist of a dining tent and dome tents with bedrolls, toilet, and bucket shower cubicles to share.


Day 1: Arrival day / Pickup

On arrival at Maun Airport (MUB), you will be met by your guide. Then, depart from the airport to Nxai Pan where you will spend two nights.

Day 2: Nxai Pan - Exploration day

Nxai Pan is a unique attraction of Botswana, located in northern part of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. It has a vast of wildlife species that reside in the reserve area. The grass-covered pans are scattered with acacia trees and mopane woodland, and provide a haven for wildlife when they turn green during the rainy season.

Day 3: Makgadikgadi Pan (meerkats)

Rise early to visit the habituated meerkats, whose foraging, barking, grooming, and general antics are highly defined social structure, provide endless entertainment and intrigue. A packed lunch will be served following an African safari experience.

Makgadikgadi offers stark nature viewing that is striking and contrasting when compared to the Okavango Delta. It consists of many large salt pans, the largest of which reach 4,900 square kilometers, which are seasonally covered in water and grass.

Day 4, 5, and 6: Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world. Situated in the center of Botswana, this reserve is characterized by vast open plains, salt pans, and ancient riverbeds. You camp in Central Kalahari Game Reserve for three nights.

Day 7: Hyena veld

Wake up in the morning, have breakfast, and head on to hyena veld for another safari experience. You will participate in a nature walk led by local San bushmen trackers. They will share their intricate bush knowledge and give you an insight into their unique and intriguing culture.

Day 8: Khwai

This area is reached in evergreen trees and wildlife such as predators and prey. Lions and leopards sighting are some of the common game viewing highlights in the area as well as exceptional birding such as kingfishers and wattled crane among many. This area encompasses wetlands where water-based activities are the best to experience the floodplains formed by the presently listed heritage site, the Okavango Delta.

Your trips are conducted by qualified professional guides who are well-equipped with the knowledge of the wildlife, culture, and history of the attractions as well as the country. For good photographic pictures, your guides are enthusiastic and eager to help you to take quality pictures that will create everlasting memories of the trip.

In the afternoon, you may choose to do mokoro excursion (at own expense) in order to fully experience the serenity of this pristine wilderness area.

Day 9 and 10: Activities

You will have some activities today.

Day 11, 12, and 13: Savuti

Savuti is a suitable place that no one would like to miss on a holiday trip. It is popularly known for its unique experience of abundant wildlife species and a beautiful landscape covered with a mash of grass.

Amazing sighting of cats such as lions and leopards has been a memorable experience since the place existed. Old bull elephants are notable and permanently residing in the area. Secretarybird, kori bustard, carmine bee-eater, and fish eagle are the common highlights of birding species in Savuti.

Day 14 and 15: Chobe

Experience spectacular morning and afternoon game drives, followed by an optional sunset cruise on Chobe River. Witness huge concentrations of a game along Chobe's stunning riverine landscape.

Day 16: Departure

After an early breakfast, you transit back to Maun Airport (MUB) via a leisurely game drive.


  • Maximum traveling hours in a day: 5 to 6 hours
  • Minimum traveling hours in a day: 3 to 4 hours

Those hours include game drives.

African Big Five Tours and Safaris offers private camping in case you do not want to travel with others.


Mompati Partner Kadisa


This safari will take place in Botswana including Nxai Pan, Makgadikgadi Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Khwai, Savuti, and Chobe.


All daily meals will be served every day as planned with your tour leader.

Day 1

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Vegetable samosa, green salad, tomato mozzarella, cheese board, fruit platter, fresh bread
  • High tea: Poppy seed cake, roasted mushroom / onion tart
  • Dinner: Lamb stew, brown rice, cumin spiced carrots, green beans, apple crumble custard

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Chicken kebabs, Greek salad, red cabbage salad, cheese board, fruit platter, brown bread
  • High tea: Sour cream cinnamon cake, Hawaii pizza
  • Dinner: Pork chops, roast potato wedges, cauliflower, baby marrow, malva pudding

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Vegetable lasagna, sweet potato salad, green salad, cheese board, fruit skewers, onion bread
  • High tea: Banana loaf, chicken shawarma
  • Dinner: Chicken roast, savory rice, mixed vegetables, poached pears in red wine sauce

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Spaghetti bolognese, green salad, potato salad, cheese board, fruit platter, seed bread
  • High tea: Ginger cake, tuna roll
  • Dinner: Sirloin beef steak, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, sticking date pudding

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Bobotie meat, Greek salad, coleslaw salad, spiced rice salad, cheese board, fruit platter, herd bread
  • High tea: Scones, cheese straws
  • Dinner: Leg of lamb roast, savory couscous, carrots, snow peas, baked banana

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Chicken / beef stir-fry, green salad, three bean salad, cheese board, fruit salad, focaccia bread
  • High tea: Carrot cake, meatballs
  • Dinner: T-bone steak beef, beans casserole, broccoli, baby corn, lemon / orange pudding

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch: Macaroni cheese, green salad, beetroot salad, cheese board, fruit platter, fresh bread
  • High tea: Chocolate cake, vegetable quiche
  • Dinner: Traditional food, seswaa, oxtail, chicken pieces, papa, jacket potatoes, fried cabbage, creamed spinach, tomato and onion salsa, fruit salad

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat cruise
  • Mokoro trip
  • Scenic flights
  • Village / cultural tours

What's included

  • Game drives / activities
  • Service of a professional guide with 4x4 game drive vehicle
  • Entrance, camping, and park fees
  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • All meals
  • Mineral water, cold drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Information services

What's not included

  • Optional extras / activities / items not specified
  • Travel insurance
  • All laundry and telephone calls
  • Airport tax

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Maun Airport (MUB).

Airport: Maun Airport Airport transfer available: Maun Airport (US$500 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
16 days / 15 nights
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • January 1 - May 31
High season
  • June 1 - December 31
Special discount
  • Child from 4 - 8 years old is eligible for a special discount of 50%.
  • Child from 9 - 12 years old is eligible for a special discount of 25%.
Pricing information

7 persons or more: 350 USD (low season) and 370 USD (high season), per person per night

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