Botswana Solo Explorer

This is a classic route used by visitors to Botswana to explore the entire county. It takes in the Okavango Delta as well as Linyanti, the Chobe, Makgadikgadi, and the Kalahari. What is very cool about this tour is the diversity of destinations it incorporates. On the one hand you have the wetland river systems of the Delta and Linyanti, and then you have the Mopane bush of the Chobe, and lastly the desert scrubland of the pans and the Kalahari. Taking in all of these different and distinctive destinations is a great way to explore everything that Botswana has on offer. This is also a great tour for solo travelers as each destination is perfectly suited for people traveling alone.

This is an example tour and is completely customizable. We encourage all solo-safari travelers to build their own safaris and create a travel experience that is uniquely made for them.

Botswana Explorer
Ideal Safari Duration

Ideal Safari Duration

12 days

Safari Activities

Game Viewing, Mokoro Rides, Game Drives, River Cruises
Solo Friendly

Solo Friendly

Rank 9.5/10


Comfort, Superior, and Luxury Options available
Envi Friendly

Eco Friendly


Fully Customizable


Solo Lodges

Kwara Camp

Newly renovated Kwara Camp is stunningly beautiful and ideal for single travelers. The camp does not allow children under 18. Group game drives and communal dining are included.

Lagoon Camp

Positioned way up north in Linyanti, Lagoon Camp is considered one of the better camps in Botswana. Wild Dog population is healthy. Very friendly camp for solo travelers.

Pangolin Lodge
Pangolin Lodge

The Pangolin Lodge is a stunning Chobe property located close to Kasane. Perfect for photographers or aspiring solo photographers, this lodge gets like minded solo travelers together and treats them well.

Nxai Pan

Spectacular lodge located on the Nxai Pan. Excellent service, awesome views, great vibe, and very friendly for solo travelers.

Tau Pan

Tau Pan

Located towards the north of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, this stunning camp is a must see. Perfect for solo travelers. Highlights include black maned lions and bush walks with San hunter gatherers.

Sample Itinerary

Arrival in Maun and Transfer to Okavango

Upon your arrival in Main you will be met by a Solo Safari representative and taken to a light aircraft for a short flight into your Okavango Delta Camp. You will be met at a private airstrip and then driven to your lodge. After settling in you’ll be invited on a game drive. Communal dinner at the lodge.

Little Tubu

Explore the Okavango Delta

Early morning rise followed by a group game drive. The Okavango Delta is the world’s front running wildlife biosphere, and the quantity and diversity of wildlife is outstanding. Lunch at the lodge, and in the afternoon you and the other lodge guests will be invited on a mokoro ride, traditional canoe, followed by an evening game drive.

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta and Transfer to Linyanti

After another early morning game drive you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Linyanti. This is the area that saddles the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival at your lodge you will be welcomed by the lodge team and can begin activities which include nature walks, game drives, fishing, mokoro rides, and boat cruises.

Linyanti Elephants

Explore Linyanti

In the morning you will have your choice of activity such as game drive or mokoro ride. You’ll probably want to relax pool side or in the shade with a book and a cool drink during the hottest part of the day. In the afternoon you’ll be invited on another activity of your choice followed by a communal dinner at the lodge.

Lagoon Lodge

Linyanti and Transfer to Chobe

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airstrip for you short flight to Kasane which is in Chobe. Upon arrival in Chobe you’ll be met and transferred to your lodge. You’ll have a choice of activities to choose from that include game drives, boat cruises, cultural villages walks, and fishing. In the evening, you’ll be invited on a slow cruise down the river on a large barge. Cocktails are included, and it’s a great way to get to know and meet up with fellow travelers.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Visit to Victoria Falls

After breakfast you’ll be collected for your day tour of Victoria Falls. The falls are only one hour away from Chobe down river. The tour happens in groups of 6, so you will have people to chat with on the drive over. Following the full day tour of the incredible falls you’ll be transferred back to your lodge in Kasane.

Livingstone Victoria Falls

Explore Chobe National Park

This day is set aside for you to explore Chobe. You’ll have a choice of a number of different activities to choose from which are all included. Alternatively, you can feel free to hang our by the pool on the side of the river.

Chobe Bush Lodge

Chobe and Transfer to Makgadikgadi Pans

Early morning transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight to the Makgadikgadi Pans. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your lodge on the pans. It can get quite hot on the pans, and activities are set aside for late afternoon and evening.

Nxai Pan

Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

Early morning game drive or alternative activity. You’re then invited to pass the hottest part of the day in the shade or by the pool. In the afternoon you’ll have your choice of another activity to explore the area.

Nxai Pan

Makgadikgadi and Transfer to the Kalahari

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to the Kalahari. This remote area is breathtaking. In the afternoon take a game drive and try and spot a few black maned lions.


Explore the Kalahari

After breakfast you’ll be invited on a game walk with a group of San hunter gatherers. The Basra are the oldest residents of Botswana, and their tracking skills are legendary. In the afternoon you’ll be invited on another game drive before enjoying dinner back at camp.

Kalahari Sunset

Transfer to Maun and End of Tour

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airstrip for you flight back to Maun. Her you connect for your flight back home.

Plane to Maun
Custom Safari

Plan a custom trip that suits your travel style

Had a look through our Solo Safari Destinations? Send us an idea of what you’re looking for and one of our Solo Safari experts will get back to you within 24 hours with a free customized safari itinerary. You’ll be able to discuss the itinerary with us and make as many changes as you need, before making a decision on your final travel plans.