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The African Wild is a locally owned and leading Botswana tours and safaris company. Our flagship destinations include the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, the Majestic Makgadikgadi Pans, and Chobe, and all of our tours are fully customizable and tailor-made to suit each of our individual clients.

The African Wild is 100% Botswana owned and run company, and our direct presence and knowledge of the country ensures that our clients experience the best the country has on offer. Furthermore, our local presence allows us to provide superior services at cheaper rates to international travelers coming to Botswana.

We are an official member of the Hospitality Association of Botswana (HATAB), which grants us a number of privileges when running safaris in Botswana and allows for us to create more affordable safaris with better services. It also means that we are able to directly support local communities and industry.

We strive to provide excellence and we deliver on our promise to provide safe, comfortable, cost effective, and luxurious tours to one of the world’s most idyllic and iconic destinations.

All tours are designed along ethical and sustainable guidelines in order to safeguard the future of Botswana and its abundant wildlife.

Good to know

  • 100% refund on Covid-19 cancellations
  • Best prices guaranteed
  • 100% Botswana owned and operated

Key information

Destinations Southern Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Family, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour

The African Wild Reviews

What people are saying about The African Wild

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Max and Maria Cecilia
06/12/2021

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Botswana. Especially in the Okavango Delta. Many thanks to The African Wild and Rory Sheldon who organized our trip!

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Anny Yousef
06/12/2021

What can I say?! Everything was amazing- from start to finish. Rory did a fantastic job in tailoring the perfect safari for me and my girlfriends. Everything went so smoothly. We had the best time; saw all the animals we wanted and came home with incredible memories! Could not have asked for better. Thank you for an epic trip!

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Michael Sander
06/12/2021

We had the most amazing time on our safari organized by The African Wild. Rory was attentive to every email and request. And helped us along the way with so many details that we did not even know we needed. The trip was smooth from the pickup in Maun, to the flights, and the beautiful lodges. We could not have had a better experience. Thank you!

The African Wild tours

Discover Botswana

Explore the Okavango Delta, Kwando, the Kalahari and Chobe

9 days From $3,300 Customisable
Destinations Okavango Delta, Kwando River, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Activity Safari, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Canoeing, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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The Fantastic Family Safari

Family-friendly adventure exploring Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park

8 days From $3,400 Customisable
Destinations Botswana, Zambia
Activity Safari, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Okavango Honeymoon

Luxury honeymoon in Botswana

7 days From $2,900 Customisable
Destinations Okavango Delta, Maun, Sankuyo
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Adventure, Water Sports, Canoeing, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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The Southern African Experience

Explore Africa's most stunning destinations, including the Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta

12 days From $4,300 Customisable
Destinations Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
Activity Safari, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Culinary, Wine
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of The African Wild's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Classic

Camp Xakanaxa

Located on the banks of the Khwai river, Camp Xakanaxa offers its visitors spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind in the Okavango Delta. Pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka, this rustic yet beautiful lodge has eleven spacious tented rooms that overlook the Xakanaxa Lagoon. Each room has a private viewing deck, and the sightings are incredible.

Xakanaxa is a mix of the old and the new, and it retains an old worldly safari vibe while catering for some more modern comforts. The camp has an exquisite central area with an elevated sundeck with a large pool. This is a great comfort option bordering on luxury that wont break the bank.

Camping

Kwetsani Camp

Kwetsani belongs to Wilderness Safaris, and is one of our favourite camps in the Okavango. In terms of location, it is nestled in the middle of the Jao concession, and can only be reached by boat during the wet season. It surrounded by jackalberry, palms, and mangosteen and fig trees.

The camp has five tree house tents that are remincent of the ewoks. It is a truly beautiful camp and the views from the rooms over the flood plains are extraordinary.

Owing to the remoteness of the camp, wildlife in the area is phenomenal. During the wet season, game viewing is done from boats and mokoros, or drives around Hundu island.

Classic

Splash Camp

Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Private Kwara Reserve. This brand new camp belongs to the Kwando Safaris portfolio and it offers a very relaxed, friendly and authentic atmosphere.

The area has long been known as Splash due to the huge water crossings that had to be negotiated to access the camp area.

The camp is located around a paned lagoon with each of the 12 rooms looking out over the pan. There is game all year round, easily viewable from the rooms.

What's included

All trips with The African Wild include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation

All nights in some of the finest safari camps and lodges in Africa. All accommodations are carefully selected and can be customised to suit your preferences and budget.

Guided excursions

All activities mentioned in the itinerary, accompanied by an expert tracker-guide.

All meals

Full board with three meals per day, freshly prepared by your camp's excellent chef. All drinks (alcohol and non-alcoholic except for premium brands).

Ground transfers

All hotel/airport transfers and ground connections in private vehicle.

Internal flights

Internal fights on charter bush planes.

Support

We'll greet you at the airport and be by your side every step of the way, making room for spontaneity as you go, with 24 hour support.

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