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A wildlife enthusiasts dream destination
Botswana’s eastern region of Mababe is a lesser-known and remote haven for a multitude of diverse wildlife and is a true adventure to explore. An area of 50,000 hectares is made up of fascinating ecosystems and rich landscapes; grasslands, wetlands and mopane woodlands are fed constantly by a fresh supply of water from the Mababe river and from the famous Okavango Delta. These waters mean the region remains a nutrient rich and a precious source of life for its many residents.
Not only is the wildlife here diverse, from large predators to rare bird species, it’s also dense. It’s possible to find huge 2000 strong buffalo herds and from December to March massive herds of zebras migrate through the region – providing an incredible natural spectacle, particularly when lions come to hunt in broad daylight. The forests provide cover for the allusive leopards and the fringes of the marsh are the home to many species of birdlife. Other wildlife in the area include hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, bat-eared foxes, jackals, African wild cats and servals. To explore the area and uncover its prolific wildlife there’s game drives, bush walks, helicopter rides and a sunken hide at the Wilderness Mokete Camp for secret close encounters with large and small animals.
Set out on all-day game drives to explore the far reaching corners of this remote region
Take a helicopter ride for a birds eye view of massive buffalo herds
Wait patiently in a sunken hide, at eye-level with the enormous feet of one of Mababe’s elephants.
Jody van Merode
There are many incredible things about Mababe; remote, wild, filled with wildlife and without doubt one of Botswana’s less-visited destinations - it’s a real hidden gem of a location. Mababe is adventurous and the sort of place where you can completely immerse yourself in nature, away from any crowds and in total peace.
Jody van Merode
Whatever you want from your Mababe safari, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Discover more of Botswana
The incredible Okavango Delta has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s best wildlife habitats. During the dry season, its vast plains are flooded by the Okavango River, transforming it into an irresistible attraction for animals in search of water. Board a traditional mokoro to get up close and personal with its intriguing ecosystem or take a hot air balloon ride to see it all from above.Discover more
With a combination of woodlands, ancient floodplains and watercourses, Botswana’s Linyanti is home to a dense and varied wildlife quotient. It is arguably the best place to see predators in Africa, and especially huge concentrations of elephants in the dry season - the best time to visit Botswana.Discover more
Chobe and Savuti
Located right at the northern edge of Botswana, close to the spectacular Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Chobe National Park is known for the massive herds of elephants and buffalo that congregate on the banks of its river.Discover more
Moremi Game Reserve
Set in the central and eastern part of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve comprises everything from lagoons and waterways to floodplains and forests. It is one of the best places to see Africa’s most famous predators - lions, leopards, hyenas and other species roam its surroundings alongside a large population of endangered wild dogs.Discover more
The Makgadikgadi Pans
The salt pans of Makgadikgadi might not be the best place for game viewing in Botswana but it offers some of the most incredible landscapes. The region consists of vast and empty salt pans, with nothing but scattered rocks and baobab trees. This area of Botswana is also home to the bushmen. Embark on an archaeological expedition and discover the history of the San peopleDiscover more
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the world’s second largest game reserve. It is home to the largest concentration of cheetahs in all southern Africa. In addition to exciting safaris and nature walks, the Kalahari is a perfect place to experience local culture and meet some of Africa’s earliest inhabitants.Discover more
Mobile Safari Expeditions
Botswana is one of the best places in Africa for adventure safaris as outdoor enthusiasts are able to experience the thrill of mobile camping. On a mobile safari expedition, you journey through some of the most remote areas while following the game.Discover more
Mombo Concession - Okavango
The Mombo Concession is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta. It is known as the predator capital of Africa and guarantees some of the best game viewing in the region - including the Big Five.Discover more
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When to visit
May through to October are the best game viewing months as the climate is very dry and the water begins to recede, making the animals congregate in smaller areas. This period marks the best time to visit the Okavango Delta, Linyanti, Moremi and Chobe National Park.
July - August
Desert in Bloom
November - April
Okavango Delta Flood
June - September
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Whatever you want from your adventure in Mababe, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
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