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African Jacana Safari Tours

4.9/5  
(20 Reviews)
Office In:
Botswana Botswana
Size:
5-10 employees (Founded in 2016)
Member Of:
Botswana Guides Association
Tour Types:
Budget tours with set start dates and a fixed itinerary
Destinations:
Botswana BW
Namibia NA
South Africa ZA
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZW

African Jacana Safaris is based in Maun Botswana, the gateway to Moremi Game Reserve and the Nxai Pans. The company has an immense understanding in the tourism industry with a good record for both local citizen and international customers operating with well experienced professional guides who have been in the industry for more than 20 years. If you want to join African Jacana Safari Tours on a safari tour, we guarantee you will enjoy every minute of the African Safari Adventure. African Jacana Safari Tours has the choice to offer you the unsurpassed safari experience by mobile safari vehicles, game drives, guided self-drives. We also have the option of offering you water activities like mokoro (dugout canoe) drive as well as boat cruise. Another interesting activity that we offer is guided bush walks with a professional guide. You also have the choice to experience the culture of different tribes in Botswana through our cultural tours and educational tours depending on your choice.

Reviews20

13 days of being eye to eye with Bostwana’s wildlife thanks to a most incredible guide
5/5

My family’s experience with Afticanjacana Safari company way exceeded our expectations. We spent two weeks living in the midst of elephants, lions, hippos, zebras, antelopes, leopards and the most incredible birds. Gideon, our guide with 30 years of experience, by often following their tracks, lead us to within just a few meters of these magnificent wild creatures. The first time we came eye to eye with a lioness who approached our open Jeep with her cubs we all felt rather scared. But we soon realized that Gideon, with his extensive knowledge and ability to read the body language of these animals, knew exactly when it was safe to be in close proximity and when it was better to keep our distance. To be so close to these beautiful animals was simply breathtaking! Imagine watching a family of leopards feasting on an antelope it had hung high in a tree fork, or observing a group of 30 elephants walk by your camp site, gently and quietly! While we were initially a little apprehensive about camping in the wild, we learned from Gideon, who has 30 years of experience, how to be completely safe in the wilderness. And speaking of camping: We were not roughing it. Our tents were equipped with cots, mattresses, pillows and sheets and our own private bathrooms in the back. We even had our own portable sinks which were filled in the early morning with hot water (yes heated on the fire pit) and warm showers in the afternoon. The food was delicious and included fresh bread baked daily in a pot on the fire. Lastly, Gideon and the two staff members who accompanied us were lovely engaging people who were very fun to be with and who allowed us to gain some insight into their culture.
Africanjacana, which is very reasonably priced, is one of very few Safari companies that are locally owned (most are operated by South Africans or Europeans) and that is very environmentally conscious. They leave no trace behind. By booking directly with them, and not through a travel agency, we saved a lot of money. This trip was truly exceptional. I cannot recommend Africanjacana highly enough.

A trip of a lifetime with the most experienced Guides
5/5

African Jacana Safari Tours is citizen-owned safari company started by Gideon Kamutati, one of the most experienced Guides in Northern Botswana. Gideon and his Sales & Reservations Manager Gally helped me to organise the tour for our group (8 persons) very professionally. They promptly replied back on every email, provided me with a helpful informations about the safari, guided us very smoothly with incredible efficiency and patience through the decision making process. Their itinerary fulfilled all our needs for a very competitive price. Upon arrival, Gideon and Gally were expecting us at the airport and we started our incredibly memorable 14-days mobile Safari trip. The tour exceeded all our expectations. Everything was organised perfectly. Pickups and transfers were on time. We spent 3 days on a lonely island in the Okavango Delta with boat cruises in the traditional mokoro boats. We visited Moremi, Savuti and Chobe –very diverse and amazing areas in Botswana. The beautiful landscape and the amount of wildlife we saw in each place were just amazing. We spent our days with game drives and breathtaking encounters with wild animals. The huge value of an experienced professional guide is. that he will bring you at the right time to the right place. By reading their tracks, Gideon guided us very close to the predators, elephants and hippos. We felt entirely safe, because he knew their habits so well. Gideon shared his tremendous knowledge, deep understanding and respect of the nature with us. We learned a lot about wildlife and the ecologic system and about the people of Botswana. When we returned from our game drive in the afternoon to our beautiful campsites, we were welcomed by Daddy, our camp manager and our chef Wilson with coffee and tea. Our tents were clean, spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed the luxury of a private bathroom in the back of our tent, foldable beds and mattresses, sheets and pillows, warm water and the freshly baked bread in the morning. Wilsons meals were delicous. It was a real pleasure to spend our time with Wilson, Daddy and Gideon, watching „bush TV“ around the campfire, talking, laughing and singing together. It was hard to say goodbye!
We highly recommend African Jacana Safari Tours. These guys are extremely professional, friendly, environmentally-conscious and caring. Support local entrepreneurs in Botswana and have your trip of a lifetime!

SAFARI AT ITS BEST- Thanks Lucky!!!
5/5

Our first experience with African Jacana and definitely not the last. Our 14 day tour to Okavango was organized by Lucky who was always reliable, communicating at all times, friendly and patient with us. We did not have a clue of what camping is, but with his knowledge all became possible. I highly recommend African Jacana Safari Tours for any Botswana Safari. They are knowledgeable, veteran guides who have been working in the safari over 20 years, approachable and receptive. If you want to visit Botswana I highly recommend them, keep it going Lucky!!!

Best Safari Operator we ever had!!
5/5

The excellent safari service!!! With my friends we went on a 14 day safari in tended camp with Lucky and his team. From the day we started communicating through emails until we met at Maun airport, it has been a wonderful journey, difficult to express in words the amazing, unique feelings we have experienced. The tour organizer Lucky has always been reliable and communicating well responding to our emails everytime we need clarification, everything was perfectly organized and managed, with professionality and much passion. Gideon is an excellent guide, makes you live the African life as nobody else can do. he knows everything about wildlife and share his knowledge as well as interesting anecdotes while driving during the day and chatting around the fire in the evening. Our chef Wilson prepared for us amazingly delicious food every day, always attentive to our taste and needs. the experience of the tended camp allow to really feel the beauty of the nature....Thanks a lot Lucky for the wonderful safari experience. All the best

Unforgettable Experience
5/5

We spent 2 weeks in the wilderness together with the 3 most awesome companions you could wish for on a trip like this. We felt safe at all times, saw all of the big 5, learned alot about the animals and the country of Botswana and felt at home in the bush due to Bens knowledge and openness, Wilsons DELICIOUS food and positivity and Daddies hospitality, and funny character. Any insecurities that we had bevore we started our trip to botswana instantly went away the second we first met Lucky and the crew! There was no doubt that these two weeks were going to be one unforgettable experience. And so it was. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

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