For many, a safari is the trip of a lifetime and Botswana is the pinnacle. We don’t take this
responsibility lightly and strive to make your adventure through the wilderness as
memorable and impactful as it can possibly be.
Ours are journeys through Botswana’s wildest places, and we use only the best guides to
ensure that every moment counts.
We’re happy to tailor your trip to ensure it fits like a glove – just ask us.
Botswana is best known for the iconic waterways of the Okavango Delta, and our freshly spruced houseboat gives guests unparalleled access to them.
Okavango Spirit is moored in the northern Okavango on an especially beautiful stretch known as the ‘Panhandle’, giving easy access to this pristine place and cultural sites such as Tsodilo Hills. A stay here might feel like the ultimate adventure, but with en-suite cabins, private decks and a living space with panoramic views of your wonderland surroundings, it’s
surprisingly comfortable too!
We’re a world away but easily reached. To get to Okavango Spirit you can either fly from the safari town of Maun or take a 5 hour drive through the Africa not found in brochures, passing villages and livestock along the
To us a safari should be about the wildest places, the best guides and the greatest adventure.
Never mind the road less travelled, we like the routes no one else has discovered yet, so we’re well kitted out to reach the furthest flung areas. We use specifically modified Land Cruisers with open roof and sides and the option to enclose should the weather take a turn.
Each vehicle has a first aid kit and fire extinguisher in case things get a little too exciting, along with that all important cooler box for safari sundowners.
And that’s where we take you. We use properties that we know will deliver and private campsites, so you’ll be far from the usual tourism crowds. We also stick to unfenced sites, so the safari begins as soon as you unzip the canvas.
Because that’s why you’re here. No one comes to Africa for the caviar or pool loungers. We like comfort rather than extravagance so we opt for privacy, en-suites and good food, but our focus will always be on the safari experience. We take our guests on the trip that’s right for them to the places they’ve longed to visit and we spend as much time as possible around the wildlife there, immersing Travellers completely in the wilderness.
And have built a reputation for developing and working with outstanding guides. We know that a guide can make or break a trip and our mobile guides are a breed apart, with encyclopaedic knowledge and a passion for sharing it with guests and helping them discover true wilderness.
Our safaris instil a deep and abiding love for our continent.
No amount of money can cover the cost of what we are selling…simply because no price tag can be placed on people. At Wilderness Dawning not just any people-the RIGHT people, the RIGHT back-up, the RIGHT management and most importantly…the RIGHT guides. The kind of guides that will spend all day finding that special “something”, the type of management that will spend the extra effort making sure an itinerary is as unique as it is different…the type of people who strive to find solutions to our guests needs. We are the type of people who value partnerships, and value the opportunity this dynamic industry has afforded us…and believe in running safaris that instill a deep and abiding love for our continent. If you value people like us, and the company we strive to be…then we are the people and company for you!