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Safari along the Hippo Route

Off-road safari in Botswana | Camping in roof tent on the Hippo Route

Safari along the Hippo Route

Self drive tour
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A safari on your own is a particularly intense experience
You get very close to nature and game is never far away.
The bird life in the Okavango Delta is also incomparably diverse.
The large number of antelopes and buffaloes automatically attracts many hunters. Lion quenches his thirst.
On the Chobe River, you can get particularly close to wildlife from the water side.

Travel details


There is certainly no more intensive safari experience than driving your own off-road vehicle with a roof tent through the vast expanses of Botswana. Go wherever you want, at your own pace. See what interests you and stay where it is most exciting for you. To do this, set up camp in the midst of nature, light a fire, prepare dinner there yourself and sleep under millions of stars...

You can experience all of this on our Botswana 4x4 safari. You can set your route completely by yourself, or you can choose one of our pre-booked trips, just the way you want. Adventures and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed!

And if you are a bit unsure, we also offer training courses for you so that you can prepare yourself even better and enjoy your safari to the fullest.

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Traveling with a small group
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Individual trip - booked especially for you
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Accommodation in Hotels & Lodges
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Mixed accommodation in hotels & lodges and camping
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Round trip in a rental car
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Round trip with a rental off-road vehicle
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Round trip in a minibus
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Round trip in a special safari bus
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Round trip with a driver in a car
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You should take part in this trip, for example when preparing food or doing the dishes
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No involvement in set-up, meal preparation, etc. is expected during this trip.
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This trip includes a course or training






Map of tour

Day 1:

After your arrival, you will be met by our representative and taken to the rental station. Here you will receive detailed information about your vehicle, the equipment and your route that you will be driving in the coming days. You will then have the opportunity to buy your supplies for the next few days at one of the local supermarkets.

You will spend your first night at the camping site in Maun.

Day 2 & 3:
Camping in the Moreni Game Reserve

Travel time from Maun approx. 4-6 hours, depending on wildlife viewing

You'll spend two days at the Moreni Game Reserve. Located in the east of the Okavango Delta, this park is one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than 4,871 square kilometers of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savanna, winding waterways, and dense forest.

This diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide range of wildlife, from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, the rare Sitatunga and Letschwe antelope, lion, cheetah and packs of wild dogs in open meadows. The bird life is fertile and includes most of the 550 bird species on Botswana's national bird list.

Day 4 & 5:
Camping in the Khwai area of the Moreni Game Reserve

Dismantling the camp and continuing towards the Khwai River.

The Khwai area of the Okavango is located along the northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced border that allows animals to move freely between forests, where water is abundant during the rainy season, and the permanent rivers and lagoons of the delta.

Day 6 & 7:
Savuti Area (Chobe National Park)

Dismantling the camp and continuing towards Chobe National Park.

Savuti, also known as Savute, is located in the heart of the beautiful Chobe National Park. This dynamic wilderness is an extensive savanna punctuated by several rocky outcrops that guard the mostly dry valley that was once his lifeline like a relic from ancient times. The Savuti region goes through wet and dry cycles, and where wild dogs hunt in the dry course of the river today, crocodiles swam twenty years ago. Visitors to this spectacular area can discover numerous animal species, including: a wide variety of birds, elephants, antelopes, lions, jackals and foxes, zessebes, kudus, hyenas, cheetahs, cape buffalo herds, and thousands of migrating zebras and wildebeests.

Day 8 & 9:
Ihaha Area (Chobe National Park)

The Chobe River forms the northern border of Chobe National Park, known for its diverse and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of elephant and hippo populations, but the water attracts all types of animals, including large herds of buffaloes. A visit to this area guarantees a close encounter with a range of species of African wildlife.

Day 10:

After the morning game drive, you will continue to the town of Kasane, which marks the end of this trip and you will return your rental vehicle. Depending on the program you have booked, you can return to Europe from here or take part in the follow-up program.

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Safari along the Hippo Route (detailed view)


Maun - 1 night
Moremi Game Reserve - 2 nights
Khwai Area - 2 nights
Savuti - 2 nights
Chobe National Park - 2 nights


rates per person for 10 nights.

Green Season (FEB - MAR):
2 people: from €1,520.00
3 people: from €1,014.00
4 people: from €760.00

Mid Season (APR - JUN/NOV - JAN23):
2 people: from €1,726.00
3 people: from €1,151.00
4 people: from €863.00

High Season (July-Oct):
2 people: from €2,089.00
3 people: from €1,393.00
4 people: from €1,045.00

The exact travel price is calculated based on the campsites actually used and may therefore differ. There may also be increases or reductions in the event of seasonal overlaps. We will tell you the exact price with the final offer.

Included in the tour price

  • Rent for the off-road vehicle, depending on the model booked
  • accommodation in a two-person tent
  • Complete camping equipment
  • Satellite telephone (for emergencies) and GPS
  • Thorough introduction to the vehicle and its equipment
  • Fee for booked campsites
  • Insurance of the vehicle and equipment (95% of the value, the rest is a deductible, but can be covered for an additional fee))
  • Airport transfers
  • Full compensation for your carbon footprint generated on this trip

Not included in the tour price

  • Travel insurance and flights
  • Food and drinks
  • Gas and any tolls
  • Entrance fees to the parks visited
  • Personal expenses

Minimum number of participants



Daily departures possible. We are also happy to vary the process depending on your wishes. If you need an overnight stay at the hotel at the beginning or end, we would be happy to book it for you.


It is possible to carry out special driver training on the morning of the second day, which can prepare you for the special conditions in Botswana. This includes driving in soft sand, slippery clay and mud, and through watercourses. You will also learn how to get free if you get stuck. The training must be booked in advance and currently costs €120.00

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Safari along the Hippo Route

Detailed information

All information about the exact itinerary, accommodation, routes and sights can be found here:
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The trip described here should be inspiration serve. We will discuss the exact itinerary and the actual accommodation and length of stay with you in detail and make your trip as individual as you wish. For more information, see 'Book Ajimba'.

This offer is for People with reduced mobility not suitable. But here too, the following applies: Please contact us. We can customize your trip for you, even taking into account any mobility restrictions.


We strongly advise you to take out international health insurance, which also covers repatriation to your home country. Through our partner Travelsecure.de, we offer you appropriateInsurances On.

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