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Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Relax in Beautiful Setting, Great Couples Trip
Lodge Rating: Rustic but Nice Lodge
Lodge Capacity: 4 PH's on the property at one time; Lodge holds 12
Season: February to November
Age Appropriate: 6 years and up
Location: Near Maun - 3 1/2 hour transfer
Nearest Airport: Maun, Botswana
Holiday Options: Fall Break, Spring Break, Summer, Thanksgiving
Activities: Photo Safari, Swimming Pool, Tribal Dancing
Species: Eland, Kudu, Plainsgame, Sable, Waterbuck

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Our First-Hand Experience

Sometimes we wonder, will we become numb to visiting so many destinations in Africa.  The answer is a resounding NO!   How could we tire of seeing the beauty and the wildness and the authenticity of Africa.  Our visit to Botswana amazed us once again.  Set around a productive watering hole with two hippos(one aptly named “Mischief”) that frequent it, the lodge always has game wondering near the camp.

One day, while Kevin was out bow hunting, I chose to spend the day at the watering hole in front of the lodge and another taking photos and video.  I will never forget that day as I must have watched two dozen Kudu, Waterbuck, Rhino, Impala and more as they drank and chased.  The Hippos would tussle in the water and occasionally take a stroll on the land.  It was so peaceful.  Each evening, we all visited around the fire pit and enjoyed a delicious dinner.  One evening following dinner the staff and their families danced and sang at the fire…it was emotional as you could see the love shared by the families represented.  The people always take a lodge from good to excellent and we would rank this experience as excellent.

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Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

Family owned and operated since 1992.  This fantastic Botswana hunting safari lodge offers rifle and bow hunting, photographic game drives, San cultural experiences, horse-back riding and other activities for hunters and non-hunting guests in Botswana. They operate in their own privately owned game conservancy of 120,000 hectares (About 240,000 acres) in the Kalahari in Botswana. All safaris are specifically tailored to suit each guests needs.Botswana Hunting Safari Lodge

This Botswana hunting Safari Company has a close relationship with the local San Bushmen community, a passion for the conservation of wildlife and ethical sustainable hunting.  Their season runs from the beginning of March to the end of October each year. They pride themselves on offering clients excellent service and building strong friendships with all their guests. Ensuring that all our guests are happy and making your trip with us as memorable as possible is of the at most importance to us.

The camp is located in the Kalahari about 280km south west of Maun which is considered the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The closest town is Ghanzi which is about 42km. The value for the price of this hunting safari is rare in the industry!  For the family that enjoys hunting together, this is a perfect location.  Fantastic touring surrounds this property for added days before or after your hunting excursion.

Packages start at $6450 for 8 Nights/7 Days inclusive of Gemsbuck, Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Eland and Jackal!

When Family Expeditions designs your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, Tiger fishing, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

 

Accommodations & Meals

This outfitter has three spacious fully air-conditioned stone thatched cottages with en-suite bathrooms and three large Meru tents under thatched roofs with wooden doors and en-suite bathrooms. Each luxurious room is equipped with a mini-bar, coffee station, in-room safe, hair-dryer, fan and a private veranda with exquisite views of the serene waterhole.

They can accommodate twelve guests at one time. They are able to accommodate more guests in camp for larger groups in additional accommodations if pre-arranged. However, only four professional hunts will hunt this property at any given time.

You might enjoy the eco-friendly swimming pool on a raised platform that is hidden between the trees which overlook the hippo pool. Meals are served according to your request in the rustically furnished air-conditioned stone thatched dining room.

Enjoy the camps open air lounge and bar area which is set on the edge of the hippo pool and productive watering hole. At night you can experience the magnificent starry night skies of the Kalahari from around the camp fire.

Fishing

This is a fantastic trip to combine with Tiger fishing in the Okavango Delta area!  Prime time for fishing there is July to October!  We will take care of all the details for this amazing adventure.

Hunting

Bow hunting: Your dream has always been to go to Africa on a bow hunt.  The staff here is dedicated bow hunters!   They offer walk and stalk bow hunting as well as strategically placed blinds for bow hunters all over the property. Bow hunting is very successful with this outfitter and growing in popularity. We recommend that all bow hunters arrive well prepared, with accessories and spares that they may need, as Botswana does not offer much in regards to bow hunting supplies The bow blinds look like large termite mounds. If you have never been to Africa, the termite mounds are something to behold. These blinds are big enough for three people and dug into the ground about 3 feet with a bench to sit on.

Rifle hunting:  Enjoy a safari company that is committed to ethical sustainable hunting and ensuring all guests have a successful safari. As traveling with a gun can sometimes be a bit tedious depending on where you are traveling from or to on your trip the lodge offers all clients the option of using their rifles on their safari. (Please contact us for a list of rifles.) They charge per round of ammunition used.

Season: The best months are April through September.

Activities

Botswana is the home of the most amazing photo safaris! Add on days before or after your hunt to the gorgeous Okavango Delta or horseback safaris (booked well in advance). Botswana has much to offer such as fishing, bird watching, scenic flights, mokoro (canoe) trips and many other activities.

Available on the property for a small activity fee enjoy San Bushmen Cultural dancing, San Bushmen Bush walks, and guided tracking walk.

Length of Stay / Itinerary

Each safari is customized for your desires and interest.  Packages are 8 night/7 days.

Internet & Communications

Wifi is extremely limited.  Cell service does not work on property.

Changing Generations

This family owned Safari Company has a close relationship with the local San Bushmen community, a passion for the conservation of wildlife and ethical sustainable hunting.  When you visit this lodge, you will be touched by the relationship between the staff members and the lodge owners.  They care deeply for their every need from medical, emotional to physical needs.

Rates

2019 Prices:

Daily Rates Home Property Only: Calculated per night

One Hunter with one professional hunter – $475 per day per person

Two Hunters with one professional hunter – $375 per day per person

Non-hunting observers – $225 per day per person Camera man – $125 per day per person

Special Package Price!  Amazing! Plains Game Package: There are no substitutions for package animals but they are animals that are in abundance on the property.

7 day/8 night – 2 Hunters x 1 PH Plains Game Package $6,450 per person

This package includes daily rate and trophy fees for: 1 Gemsbuck, 1 Kudu, 1  Blue Wildebeest, 1 Impala, 1 Eland and 1 Jackal for each hunter Additional animals can be taken for trophy fees. Call for included and not included items.

7 day/night – 1 Hunter x 1 PH: $7,450 per person

This package includes daily rate and trophy fees for: 1 Gemsbuck, 1 Kudu, 1 Blue Wildebeest, 1 Impala, 1 Eland and 1 Jackal for each hunter Additional animals can be shot for trophy fees. Call for included and not included items.

VIP HOSTING SERVICES:

Each year the owners of Family Expeditions, Corinna and Kevin Slaughter, offer their expertise as hosts for clients that wish to be accompanied on their international adventure. As you depart for your adventure, you will be able to relax as they will tend to all the details along the way! As you can imagine, they only host a few select trips each year as their schedule allows. If you wish to inquire about this great opportunity, please ask upon booking your outdoor vacation.   Additional fees will be incurred for this VIP service.

VIDEO SERVICES:

We have a few select experienced videographers available for trips to Africa. They are located in the region for easy access to the properties. Please inquire about the benefits and expenses of enjoying a professional video of your experience.

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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