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Miracle Rivers Tour

Botswana 7 Days
Starting From 3,525USD 2,995 / per person

Northern Highlights Tour – Northbound

5based on 1 review
Botswana 10 Days
Starting From USD 3,280 / per person

The Three Rivers Safari

5based on 1 review
Botswana 11 Days
Starting From USD 4,585 / per person

Northern Wings

Botswana 12 Days
Starting From USD 4,435 / per person
Starting From USD 6,905 / per person

Delta Explorer

5based on 1 review
Botswana 4 Days
Starting From USD 2,065 / per person

Blooming Desert Tour

Botswana 10 Days
Starting From USD 4,495 / per person
Lion
This for many African travellers is the “must see” mammal. With a massive Africa-wide population decrease there is no better time than now and no better place to see lion than Botswana.
Bat Eared Fox
This extraordinary canid belongs to a taxonomic group all of its own because they are so highly specialized. Found only in the very dry regions of southern and eastern Africa, these foxes specialize in feeding on insects which they locate with their ridiculously large ears.
Black Lechwe
The black lechwe occurs only in the Bangweulu swamps of northern Zambia and their herds that number in the thousands are a real feature in this birding paradise. As with all lechwe they are well adapted to aquatic environments and rely on the swampy terrain for safety.
Wattled Crane
The iconic wattled crane is one of several globally threatened birds to occur in the wetlands of the Okavango and Bangweulu. Their elaborate courtship dance on the open floodplains is nothing short of spectacular. The survival of this bird goes hand in hand with the conservation of these wetlands.
Luapula Cisticola
This understated little beauty is an abundant but often overlooked species mostly due to people’s fear of trying to identify the little brown birds! It occurs only in large wetlands in south-central Africa and the Okavango and Bangweulu swamps are excellent places to see this bird.
Coppery-tailed Coucal
The Okavango Delta is the easiest place to see this large, heavy bodied coucal. As with most coucals, it spends its days foraging in the dense undergrowth feeding on a huge variety of small vertibrates and invertibrates. It is despised by most other birds for its chick eating habits.
African Elephant
Of all the African animals it is the elephant that most people find truly remarkable. It is not only the enormity of the animal but also the social interaction and the parallel with human behaviour and social structures that people find so fascinating.
Cape Buffalo
Cape buffalo occur throughout savannah Africa and are in many areas the preferred food for lions. However they are also one of the most dangerous animals for any predator to hunt and referred to by many as “black death”. The epic battles between lion and buffalo are nothing short of spectacular.
Leopard
This is without doubt Africa’s most successful predator occurring in almost every habitat type and able to adapt to almost any diet. However there are few better places to see this highly elusive cat than northern Botswana. Despite their abundance, finding these kings of camouflage can be a real challenge!
African Wild Dog
Also know as a Painted Wolf, this is one of Africa’s most endangered and remarkable predators. With an attempt to kill ratio that puts lion, leopard and cheetah all to shame, they take the crown as hunters or hunting dogs of the African savannah. Threatened by shrinking habitat and encroaching humans, the future of this species is unsure.

Letaka Safaris has partnered with Okavango Guiding School to offer nature guide training courses in the Okavango Delta for international tourists not wanting to pursue a career in guiding but rather to gain a deeper understanding of Africa’s ecology and to learn the primal skills of tracking and survival. These courses focus on conservation through education and offer the African visitor the chance to train alongside career safari guides.

Okavango Guiding School sponsors one young aspiring individual from local communities to train free of charge on each of these courses. By bringing career opportunities to the communities, we create conservation ambassadors that in turn help to reduce poaching and increase the awareness of the need to conserve from within the communities.

  • Amazing safari with Letaka
    Northern Highlights Tour – Northbound
    Roger Wilson6 May 2018
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    Not long back from Letaksa's 10 day Northern highlights safari NH5 starting in May. This rates as one of the two best trips we have ever been on, up there with the Galapagos, although the two are, of course, somewhat different despite being wildlife based. Back to the Safari, we were fortunate that with only three of us we had more room to spread out in the vehicle. Our guide, Matambo, was second to none with his tracking skills finding us some unforgettable moments. Every day we said over dinner "How can he beat today?" The next day he did, with everything from a leopardess with her cub to lions, with just about everything else in between. On our last morning, just after sunrise, we watched four lions, which Matambo found the previous evening after everyone else had given up, eating their wildebeest kill. A great way to finish and we would vote him Guide of the Year if we could! I have to say, however, that we spent quite a bit of time "off track" which, whilst exhilarating and getting results, does need some effort as it can be a bumpy ride, as well as dodging branches and bushes. That said we wouldn't have had it any other way! The camp organisation was second to none. Always welcomed back with iced tea and a cold flannel to wipe away the dust. The tents were comfortable with an enclosed "bathroom area" with shower, plus comfortable beds. Good food, different every day, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the camp. All cooked on an open fire or bush oven including bread and cakes, my wife was impressed! With morning coffee/tea whilst out in the bush, and afternoon tea before heading off on the afternoon drive, we didn't go hungry! We are certainly glad that we picked a mobile safari with Letaka, as opposed to staying in a lodge. We were closer to the action with early starts and late finishes each day increasing the number of animal sightings. The sounds at night were great too with all sorts of game quite close. Daytime included an elephant alongside our tent picking up seed pods during an afternoon siesta. Thanks to all at Letaka for making this trip very special. If you are looking for a safari then look no further!
  • Fantastic Safari with Letaka
    The Three Rivers Safari
    Rick Hildenbrand20 May 0820
    5
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    Everything was better than advertised.
  • Brilliant Safari!
    Delta Explorer
    Sarah Green10 Aug 2017
    5
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    We had a fantastic time with Letaka Safaris in the Okavango Delta. Our guide Nkosi was absolutely amazing, his incredible eyesight was only matched by his encyclopaedic knowledge. The camp staff were nothing short of brilliant and the food was worthy of a 5 star restaurant, I still cannot believe that such amazing meals can be produced in a bush kitchen! Our chef's name was Life and I was very tempted to bring him home with us :-) Many thanks to everyone!
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