Painted Dogs of Botswana

Step away from the crowds and seek out painted dogs, the Big Five and other incredible wildlife in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Linyanti Concession.

Itinerary Summary

7 Days
Duration Price When Destination Type
7 Days £4750 Jun Botswana Tailor-Made
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About this trip

This 7-day Botswana safari takes you through some of the country’s most remote areas in search of traditional game as well as the more seldom-seen wildlife like bushpigs, chacma baboons and painted dogs (also known as painted wolves and African wild dogs). Starting off in the Linyanti Concession where elephants are plentiful, you’ll have the opportunity to follow expert guides with a knack for finding the more elusive flora and fauna. You will then move on to the heart of the Okavango Delta, where the game-viewing is phenomenal and lions, leopards and buffalo roam the land.


What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • The chance to spot painted dogs during their denning season, as they begin to feed and rear their pups.
  • Seek out big game including hippos and the Big Five.
  • Stay in one the most remote and exclusive parts of Botswana.
  • Enjoy both day and night game drives, guided walking safaris, mokoro rides and boat safaris.

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A stunning 7-day safari exploring Botswana in search of painted dogs 
from $6,110 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive in Linyanti Concessions

On arrival at Maun airport, you’ll catch your onward flight by small aircraft to the Linyanti Concessions. Staying at Lagoon Camp in the Kwando Reserve.

Overnight: Kwando Lagoon Camp (L, D)

Days 2-3

Linyanti Concessions

Spend the next two days exploring the private Kwando Reserve, a huge area covering over 2,300km2. Open vehicle game drives will allow you to see plenty of big game during the dry season whilst quiet off-road treks in the custom designed vehicles provide an opportunity to seek out wild dog pups emerging from their dens. Guided walks, boat cruises and fishing excursions let you see a different side to Botswana’s wildlife.

Overnight: Kwando Lagoon Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4

Linyanti Concessions - Okavango Delta

Today you’ll depart Kwando Lagoon Camp and take the short 30 minute flight by small aircraft to the Okavango Delta where you’ll spend the next 3 nights at Kwando Splash Camp.

Overnight: Kwando Splash Camp (B, L, D)

Days 5-6

Okavango Delta

Located alongside the Moremi Game Reserve, the Kwando Splash Camp provides an exclusive setting on a permanent water source to experience classic bush wilderness. Day and night drives offer prime game viewing and photographic opportunities and the area is also renowned for being a true birder’s paradise. Due to the camp’s proximity to the water, you can enjoy winding your way through the channels of the delta by power boat.

Overnight: Kwando Splash Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7

Okavango Delta

On the last day of your trip, you will set off from camp to catch your flight to Maun airport for your onward flight home.

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