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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Tuskers Bush Camp lies between Nxai Pan National Park in the east and Moremi Game Reserve in the west. It encompasses 365 000 hectares of pure wildereness, making this exclusive tract of land ideal for game drives and walking safaris.

6 Meru-style canvas safari tents are located between Kalahari Acacia trees, looking out into the veld and offering guests seclusion and privacy during their stay. En suite bathrooms comply with the sustainable construction of the camp, with heated bucket showers and flush toilets.

The main dining tent, boma, bar, and swimming pool overlook a bustling waterhole, and the free-flow of animals create a wild and untamed ambience throughout. Tuskers is a true canvas bush camp with added luxuries and an emphasis on its sublime location.

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  • Facilities
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    » Classic Meru-style safari tents each sleeping two people
    » En suite bathrooms with flush toilet, wash basins, andbucket showers
    » Safari-style dining tent forming the central area of thecamp
    » Open-air boma/campfire in the main area overlooking the pan
    » Coffee station in the dining tent
    » Drinking water provided in rooms, but tap water notpalatable
    » Single solar-powered light switch for bedroom and bathroomrespectively
    » Charging station available for cameras and other devices incamp
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    » Classic Meru-style safari tents each sleeping two people
    » En suite bathrooms with flush toilet, wash basins, and bucket showers
    » Safari-style dining tent forming the central area of the camp
    » Open-air boma/campfire in the main area overlooking the pan
    » Coffee station in the dining tent
    » Drinking water provided in rooms, but tap water not palatable
    » Single solar-powered light switch for bedroom and bathroom respectively
    » Charging station available for cameras and other devices in camp
  • Typical Day at Tuskers Bush Camp
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    Daily schedules change according to the seasons, guests’ itineraries and requests; however, the below is a guideline of day-to-day activity:

    » 05h00 Wake up call
    » 05h30 Coffee and rusks in the dining tent
    » 06h00 Depart for game drive or walking safari in the concession
    » 09h00 Return to camp
    » 09h30 Breakfast is served in the dining tent followed by leisure time
    » 14h30 Lunch is served
    » 16h00 Depart for an afternoon game drive ending in a night drive
    » 19h30 Dinner is served at camp, followed by campfire chatter 
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    THE BUSH BAR AT TUSKERS BUSH CAMP

    Before dinner, it’s customary to reign in golden hour with a drink. We took advantage of this traditional sundowner drink session that is popular with those conducting game drives; and built the “Bush Bar”! It was decided that, instead of stopping and hovering around the vehicle’s bonnet, a bar was necessary. Forget the glitz and glam of the city – this bar is rustic and is constructed from natural wood sourced from the area.

    BAOBAB BUSH DINNER AT TUSKERS BUSH CAMP

    The remoteness of this location makes the presence of baobabs even more mesmerising. Like stumbling across a figure of history, meeting a living being entering the millennial stages of its life on earth. What must these giant trees have seen, before Botswana became the popular destination it is today? The isolated location of these trees keep it a secret to the rest of the world, but guests at Tuskers Bush Camp are treated to an evening dining experience at this scenic site of natural history. A Baobab Bush Dinner is a scrumptious celebration between friends in one of the most undiscovered locations in wild Botswana.
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  1 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 350
  1 July 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 395
  November 2018
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 350
  1 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 295
  1 Apr 2019 to 30 Jun 2019
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 395
1 July 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 450
  November 2019
Tuskers Bush Camp US$ 395

Rates are person per night and

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

  • No single supplement applies.

Children Policy

  • No children under age 12. Children aged 12 and over pay the full adult rate. 

 Rates Include

  • All meals, game activities (morning and afternoon/night drives and walking safaris offered between May to September), teas & coffees, bottled water, taxes & Botswana bed levy, emergency medical evacuation insurance.

Rates Exclude

  • All drinks, Moremi park entry fee if electing to participate in the Full Day Moremi Day Trip (BWP120 per person), gratuities, all items of a personal nature, any item not described above.


Notes

Rates are quoted in US$.
Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates include government taxes where applicable. If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.
 
Self Drive Guests

  • Please note that the camp is only accessible with a proper 4 x 4 vehcile.


Road Transfer

The below road transfers can be booked through Tuskers reservations in conjunction with a stay at Tuskers Bush Camp. Please note that the road transfers are scheduled to tie in with the arrival and departure of flights into and out of Maun. As such the transfers are scheduled and not private.

  • Maun to Tuskers: US per person
  • Tuskers Bush Camp to Maun: US per person

 Notes

**Please add US per person Departure Tax from Maun & Kasane Airports** *

*Please add US per person landing fees on take-off and landing when using the Xaxaba and Xakanaxa airstrips**

Children

Children pay the same rate as adults.

Terms & Conditions

  •  Rates will be subject to fuel surcharges if fuel increases more than 15% above current prices
  •  Rates are subject to Government fee increases on Navigation fees, departure tax and VAT
  •  Rates are subject to major exchange rate fluctuations
  •  20kg luggage per person (including hand luggage) in soft bags (no wheels)
  •  Passengers over 110kg may have to purchase an extra seat – please inform us prior to travel if this is the case
  •  Passengers travelling on a seat in plane basis may have up to 3 stops enroute to destinations
  •  We reserve the right to stipulate depature and arrival times of passengers being transferred between the various camps
  •  Should a specific time be requested, we will try our best to accommodate but should we be unable to accommodate then flight will revert to a private charter and a new costing will be quoted on.

Rates Notes

Rates are quoted in US$. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

ACCESS TO THE CAMPS ON THE TRAILS OF BOTSWANA CIRCUIT

Tuskers Bush Camp is accessed via a road transfer from Maun Airport, or via a combination of a boat & road transfer from Xobega Island Camp. Essentially Maun Airport serves as the airstrip for Tuskers Bush Camp, so getting between Tuskers Bush Camp and either of Camp Savuti or Camp Linyanti will be via a flight from the Savuti or Saile airstrips to Maun and then a road transfer to Tuskers Bush Camp and vice-versa.

In addition, guests not wanting to road transfer between Xobega and Tuskers, can fly from the Xakanaxa airstrip to Maun and then a road transfer to Tuskers and versa.

TIMING

Road Transfers

 

  •  Maun to Tuskers Bush Camp: approx 1.5 to 2 hours via road
  •  Tuskers Bush Camp to Xobega Island Camp: approx 5-6 hours via game drive road transfer and boat transfer via Xakanaxa Boat Station

Airstrip transfers

  •  Maun to Tuskers Bush Camp: approx 1.5 to 2 hours via road

AT A GLANCE

  • Located on a 365 000 hectare private concession on the border of Moremi
  • Affordable tented safari accommodation in a prime area of Botswana
  • Only an hour’s drive from Maun
  • 6 Meru-style safari tents with en suite bathrooms and complimentary bath products
  • Tents are located privately throughout the area where trees and shade abound
  • A classic old-world safari style dining tent, boma and bar overlooking a pan
  • The camp is eco-friendly, run entirely on solar-power


HOW TO GET THERE

Tuskers is located only an hour’s drive from Maun, and is easily and afforably accessed by self-drivers from Maun Airport. Alternatively, a road transfer from the airport to the camp can be arranged.
Self-drivers travelling from Maun Airport will exit Maun in the direction of Mababe on the Seretse Khama road,through the village of Shorobe (gravel road begins), and cross the vet fence. Turn right driving next to the fence on the gravel road for +/- 15km to Tuskers Safari Camp.

Child Policy

Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Tuskers Bush Camp, but parents are reminded that it is an unfenced camp and children are to be supervised at all times.

GENERAL TRAVEL INORMATION

Weather

The climate in Botswana brings very hot, dry periods (September, October), and also very wet seasons (December-February). Winter (June, July, August) packs cold nights and mild, dry days, while November
to February is hot and wet.
Temperatures in summer soar as high as 40°C bringing warm nights and humidity levels fluctuating between 50% and 80%. The average annual rainfall is 450mm and most of it falls between December and March in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms.
In contrast, the winter nights can drop to barely above freezing in the Delta and the desert, although daytime temperatures at this time of year are mild to warm.

Wildlife

Botswana is a wildlife paradise, with elephants roaming in high numbers, hippos occupying every waterway, buffalo gathering en masse to drink from the waterholes, zebra migrations, red lechwe bounding through rivers, giraffe touching the tree tops, and warthogs shovelling the earth.
Moremi is a known wildlife hotspot, and is a protected area of the Okavango Delta. Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, and spotted and brown hyena, are some of the top predator species that are frequently seen.
The birdlife in Botswana is no exception to the fantastic collection of wild creatures that call this country home.The many waterways of the Okavango Delta and Moremi create a habitat for many water birds, while raptors soar overhead, and melodious larks disguise themselves in the scrub.

Malaria

Before travelling, guests are encouraged to consult their local doctors on anti-malarial medication and preparation, however a repellent stick or spray is effective and should be utilised.

What to pack

The climate in Botswana brings very hot, dry periods and also very wet seasons. Winter (June, July, August) packs cold nights and mild, dry days. Depending on what time of year you travel, you will need certain essentials.

  • Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves
  • Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses.
  • Scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on the boat, especially in winter.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are essential, as is sun protection in the form of hats, sunglasses and sun block.
  • Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings

The many waterways of the Okavango Delta and Moremi create a habitat for many water birds, while raptors soar overhead, and melodious larks disguise themselves in the scrub.

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  • Top 7 Reasons to Stay at Tueskers Bush Camp

    Top 7 Reasons to Stay at Tueskers Bush Camp

    Between Nxai Pan National Park in the east and Moremi Game Reserve in the west, lies a magical 365 000 hectares of pristine wilderness paradise. This secret tract of land is an adventurer’s dream and an explorer’s heaven! The area is exclusive to Tuskers Bush Camp, which makes game drives and bush walks a never ending stream of sightings. Accommodation wise, Tuskers ensures exclusivity and privacy for discerning guests. 6 Meru-style canvas safari tents lie spaciously dotted among unforgiving Kalahari Acacia trees, creating a complete archetype of a Botswana safari.
    1. Idyllic Location of Camp 2. A Massive and Exclusive Traversing Area 3. Variety of Game Viewing 4. Range of Activities on Offer: Guests visiting Tuskers can also enjoy full day safaris into Khwai and Moremi Game Reserve, so this adds an even greater dimension to your safari experience.
  • Top 7 Reasons to Stay at Tueskers Bush Camp

    Top 7 Reasons to Stay at Tueskers Bush Camp

    5. Easily Accessible for Self-Drive Safaris 6. Huge Conservation Efforts: Tuskers is also helping Botswana’s wildlife and conservation efforts by promoting photographic safaris in an area which was once reserved for hunting. 7. Unique Wildlife Interactions
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    Direction

    Maun Airport to TuskersBush Camp:Tuskers Bush Camp is located only an hour’s drive from Maun, and is easily and afforably accessed by self-drivers from Maun Airport.Alternatively, a road transfer from the airport to the camp can be arranged.Self-drivers travelling from Maun will exit the airport on Airport Rd and turn left at the stop street meeting Sir Seretse Khama Rd. Continue on Sir Seretse Khama Rd until you exit Maun town, cross the Thamalakane River and arrive at a roundabout. Take the first exit left off the roundabout and continue in the direction of Mababe.The road becomes a gravel road and you will cross the vet fence. Continue straight on the gravel road until turning right onto another gravel road and drive along the fence for +-15km until reaching Tuskers Bush Camp.
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