New Botswana Safaris

Just published some new Botswana Safaris on the Dutch Tongasabi website. Four small group safaris and one lodge safari. All great itineraries! The small group safaris are a good alternative to the more expensive (private) lodge tours. Prices starting at Euro 975 + US$ 300 local payment for the 10 days classic Botswana safari. Botswana is a must do safari destination. Most interesting areas are the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reseverve. Other areas of interest are Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Nxai Pan National Park and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans featuring the remote Kubu Island.

Botswana Safari

Lodge Safaris to Botswana are relatively cheap at the moment due to the low dollar/Euro exchange rate.

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All excellent value 4 money!

Self Drive Botswana August Offer

New self drive safari to Botswana on offer! Based on 6 nights in Moremi Game Reserve (incl. Okavango Boat trip + wild camping on Island) + two nights Chobe National Park Savute.

An 8 nights safari to be extended with Kasane / Chobe River, Maun, Makgadikgdi, Central Kalahari and other places of interest of your choice. The Moremi – Chobe Savute section is based on start 15 August end 23 August.

We will supply you with a 4×4 vehicle + camping gear and design together with you the full safari itinerary. Please contact Marco via Email or telephone +31748510174, competitive rental rate & excellent value 4 money!

Safari Botswana – July offer

We do have a Botswana Safaris on offer, departing 5th of July 2009!

***200 Euro off ***

This is our excellent Botswana Adventure Trail Safari, 18 days full off adventure. Featuring Mapungubwe, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Deception Valley), Maun, Moremi Game Reserve & the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park including the Savute area (e.g. see also National Geographic movies like Lion’s of Darkness, Eternal Enemies – Lions vs. Hyenas), the Chobe River front and the Victoria Falls (Livingstone Zambia). Read more!

Zebra @ Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Safari Botswana highlight! Read more!

Gemsbok Bull courtship circling

gemsbok-bullKgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa side) Gemsbok “courtship circling”, the female gemsbok (not at the picture) is moving away from the bull. Very interersting sighting as most of the time these antilopes are just feeding, resting under a tree or walking through the bush. The bull is trying to move behind the female to sniff her backside. The erected tail (see picture) and the foreleg lifting of the bull (not at this picture) are clear signs his is ready to mount the female.  The bull did finally mount the female but she rejected him by moving away.


Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. A lot of  South Africans do (unfortunately) not know their own Mapungubwe National Park. Being relatively new this National Park at the Botswana / Zimbabwe border is worth visiting. It’s both a World Heritage Site (read more at the SANPARKS website) and a good place to watch Elephants at close range! This family decided to supply us with the bum shot, a popular wildlife pose in general!

Tongasabi Safaris visiting the Mapungubwe National Park:

Botswana Adventure Trail & Botswana Lodge Safari (+ shortened tours) and the special Mapungubwe & Kruger Park Safari.