Botswana: Birding the Desert and the Delta (optional: Western Cape extension)

Sponsored by Mass Audubon Tours
March 17, 2020 (Tuesday) - March 27, 2020 (Friday) (11 days)


Mass Audubon Tours, Lincoln MA


Jon Atwood - Mass Audubon Director of Bird Conservation




Botswana 2020 1.96 MB




Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

FULL; waitlist only: 781-259-2166.

Botswana is one of those rare places in the world that has the ability to leave an impression to last a lifetime. Three reasons to join this particular safari?

One: Solitude—The Kwando Concession, covering roughly four thousand square kilometres lies on the northern edge of Botswana bordering Namibia across the Kwando River. There can only be a maximum of 36 people at one time on the Kwando Concession. Given the Kwando's 80 kilometres of river frontage the travellers will see a high variety of wildlife. As a country, Botswana one in of the top 10 countries in the world with the lowest population density.

Two: Skilled local leadership—Derek Solomon is famous for his wildlife expertise and skill with capturing their sounds and communications. He has published several books on bird identification and distribution as well as Animals in Action, a guide to the behavior of the mammals of South Luangwa National Park. His deep knowledge and insight will give you a deeper understanding of animal behaviors.

Three: Spectacular and special destinations—The Central Kalahari Desert is remote and immense with a wild and mysterious beauty. There is an immediate impression of unending space punctuated by dwarfed trees and scrub bushes. The Okavango Delta is one of the most sought-after wilderness destinations in the world. Moving from wetland to dryland, traversing the meandering palm- and papyrus-fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland: it is rich in wildlife, revealing the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world. The Kwando Concession offers superb wildlife viewing. The area is known for its large predators and for reliable sightings of the resident clan of Wild Dogs.

Optional Extension: Cape Town is one of South Africa's most iconic attractions and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with scenic sea or mountain views in every direction. For birders and wildlife enthusiasts, there are specialist, endemic, and near-endemic birds plus possible sightings of Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok, Cape Grysbok, and Eland. This luxurious and beautiful 5-night extension is a fascinating way to end your adventure on the African continent!

Instructions and Directions:

Single supplement: $2590

$5600 pp; single supplement, $500

Registration is required.
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For more information, contact:

208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773