General Information

Botswana is diverse and different from other destinations in Africa.
A huge country covering over half a million square kilometers with most of this vast landscape lying uninhabited for thousands of years, nature undisturbed. Across its wide horizons, a profusion of wildlife live in an un-spoilt wilderness.

The most convenient way to visit these pristine wilderness areas is by mobile safari, in which your camp travels with you.

Areas become accessible that cannot be visited on a fly-in trip. A professional guide will lead the safari, with a back- up ground crew to help set-up and later break the camps, although the safaris may be classed as semi-participation safaris where help in the camp would be appreciated Our mobile safaris are tailor-made to visit the places that you want to see.

Afro Trek Safari Daily Rate is fully inclusive of :

  • Services of a Professional Guide and back- up ground crew throughout the safari
  • Provision of all camping equipment, spacious walk in dome tents.
  • Fixed frame raised beds with 100mm thick mattress, fully dressed with cotton linen and duvets.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with one soda or water with each lunch and dinner
  • All National Park fees, camping fees etc.
  • Use of game viewing vehicle throughout the safari

Excluded are:

  • Boat cruise on the Chobe River and activities in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
  • Air Fares
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Extra activities not specified

In the National Park areas of Chobe, Linyanti, Savuti , Moremi, Nxai Pans, Makgadikgadi Pans and Central Kalahari, there are only basic campsites available, so it is very important in order for you to get the most out of the safari, to be well equipped.

However, it is also advised to travel light and use casual clothing that is both comfortable and rugged.Temperatures vary considerably throughout the day, so dressing in layers is recommended.


In the dry season, April to September, temperatures can vary between 5 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius with temperature sometimes dropping below zero during June and July at night, early mornings can be pretty cold!

In the wet season, October to March, temperature can vary between 20 degrees Celsius to over 40 degrees Celsius at midday , with periodic rain and thunderstorms.

Suggested clothing equipment for safaris of several days duration:

  • 2 No. pairs of khaki cotton pants (jeans are hot !)
  • 2 No. pairs of sturdy shorts
  • 2 No. long sleeved cotton shirts for sun protection as well as warmth
  • 1 No. light sweater or sweatshirt
  • 1 No. light weight waterproof windbreaker (rainy season Nov – April)
  • 5 No. short sleeved T shirts
  • 6 No. changes of smalls and socks
  • 1 No. bathing suit
  • 3 No. bandanas or handkerchiefs
  • 1 No. wide brim hat for protection from the sun
  • 1 No. pair of sturdy walking shoes
  • 1 No. pair of sandals or thongs


  • 1 No. water bottle
  • 2 No. sunglasses (good quality)
  • 1 No toilet kit with shampoo and soap, etc.
  • 1 No large towel and wash cloth (preferably thin type for quick drying)
  • 1 No flashlight with spare batteries
  • 1 No repair kit including needles and thread, nylon cord, scissors etc)

Additional items which maybe useful for June – August departures:

  • Extra sweater
  • Warm night clothes
  • Woollen gloves

Optional Items:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading material
  • Wildlife checklist
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunblock
  • Spare spectacles or contact lenses