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John Chase Safaris is the authentic, luxury camping and lodge experience in Botswana, offering game drives, boat cruises & lodge safari experiences.

Safari

Twice daily game drives take place early in the morning and again in the late afternoon to coincide with the sunset. Specially designed Land Cruisers take guests through the spectacular wildlife regions where big game encounters and fantastic photographic opportunities present themselves. 

No game drive would be complete without a cooler box full of ice waiting to be unleashed at the most beautiful time of day. On occasion, guests will arrive at a pre-setup table laden with snacks and drinks in a quiet spot in the bush, making for outstanding safari memories. 

John Chase Safaris is the authentic experience, finely tuned by the people that know the country best. It is a family-run business of only the finest safari quality. 

Scheduled 8 night Safari for 2016

6 nights Discover Moremi & Chobe

6 nights Magnificent Moremi

11 nights Botswana Wildlife Panorama

12 nights Botswana Classic Camping

Daily Schedule

  • 05h30 Wake up call with tea, coffee and breakfast before heading out on the morning's activity
  • 06h00 Coffee and light breakfast
  • 06h30 Game drive departs from the campsite and explores the vast surrounding area for around 3 hours depending on sightings
  • 10h30 Return to camp 
  • 11h30 Lunch is served in the dining tent where a table is set with delicious eats freshly made in the bush kitchen. After lunch, guests are invited to relax in the camp’s lounge area, or in their spacious tents for a siesta
  • 15h00 Tea and snacks before game drive
  • 16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive, which will include a sundowner stop at a scenic place with a choice of drinks and snacks
  • 19h30 Return to the camp at sunset and relax around the fire before the chef announces the menu and guests take their seats around the table to enjoy a home made 3-course dinner

When to Go

Botswana is a year-round destination and ‘when to go’ depends on preference regarding game viewing, landscape and weather. Winter months last from May to September, while the rainy summer season begins in November, ending in April.

Summer temperatures can be very high, however the rains bring beautiful greenery to the bush and many baby antelope are running around. This results in some good predator action. Birding is also fantastic in summer.

Winter is the more popular season in which is travel due to the lower temperatures and lack of rain. Animals congregate at the remaining waterholes after much water dries up, and game viewing is good.

What to Pack

The climate in Botswana brings very hot, dry periods and also very wet seasons. Winter (June, July, August) pack cold nights and mild, dry days. Depending on what time of year you travel, you will need certain essentials.

  • Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves
  • Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses.
  • Scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on the boat, especially in winter.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are essential, as is sun protection in the form of hats, sunglasses and sun block.

Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings.

What to Expect

Expect a camping experience like no other with John Chase Safaris. From the spacious walk-in tents, to the impeccable service from camp staff, warm, convivial hosting by the Chases and expert safari guiding; every element of a luxury bush experience is seen to.

The operation of this mobile safari is seamless, but the exhilarating aspect of sleeping under canvas in the wild Botswana bush is still very much alive. Guests are expected to sit back and relax and allow the extremely capable team at John Chase Safaris to make this the experience of a lifetime. 

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