1. Introduction
Skatul Safaris has been founded by Hennie Prinsloo. Hennie has been involved in Overland, safari and river adventures for the past 12 years. He has been guiding tours all over Southern Africa and has opted to concentrate after all these years on the untouched wildlife of Botswana and Namibia. His passion for Africa’s nature and adventure has made him pursue his lifetime goal of photographic safaris and eco friendly tours in Botswana.

Louis Milne (40) is the second partner in Skatul safaris and has 15 years of experience in Safari, overland and River adventures in Southern Africa. Louis shares the same passions for Africa’s wildlife and together with hennie and have opted his interest in Botswana and sharing his experiences with fellow wildlife adventurers. Louis is in charge of Operations and is permanently based in Maun – Botswana and provides all skatul safaris with a backup

Skatul safaris believes that with careful planning and preparation accompanied by experience and passion, a Safari adventure can be synonymous with reliability and comfort given in an rough terrain of exploration. The members of Skatul Safaris and its excellent permanent local guides provide you with knowledge, expertise and a passion for the untamed wildlife of Botswana.

2. Area Of Specialization
Skatul Safaris have decided to concentrate there off the beat and track Safari adventures in Northern Botswana, focusing on Moremi, Savuti and the Chobe Game reserve. The
Okavango Delta forms an ideal venue for game viewing and photographic safaris. Skatul safaris also concentrate on remote areas in Namibia especially along the Kaokoland and the Caprivi Strip. Skatul Safaris offers Scheduled departure tours for fixed itinerary Safaris, but we also accommodate Tailor made safaris. You can therefore design your own route and itinerary within Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Botswana
Botswana is roughly the size of France or Kenya @ 581 730 Km the extreme distance from North to South is 1100km and from east to west at its widest 1000 km. The population of Botswana is estimated at 1,5 million people, one of the lowest population densities in Africa. 80 % of Botswana is covered with Kalahari Desert excluding the northern Okavango and Chobe regions. One of the largest tourist destinations is the Okavango delta that provides a water supply in the Kalahari Desert. . The wildlife of the delta is spectacular and amongst the best in the world. If you do not wish to view game in an area where safari vehicles outnumber the animals then the Okavango delta is the ideal place to start your African safari. The large concentration of animals along with the abundance of bird life and the limitation of vehicles in the park makes your African safari an unique experience in Botswana. Skatul safaris has opted to specialise and concentrate their operations from the basin of the delta (Maun) We do value the interest of eco tourism and there fore have limited numbers on our safaris.

Botswana 4 x4 Wildlife Safari Experience

Wildlife and National Parks where safaris are conducted

Okavango Delta:
The Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem that is situated in the middle of one of the largest stretches of sand in the world the Kalahari basin. It lies like an oasis in an inhospitable landscape. The vegetation is lush and the wildlife is of the very best in Africa. The Delta covers 16000km. The delta is one of the largest inland deltas in the world. The Okavango River starts on the Benguela Plateau in Angola, meanders through Kalahari sand of 1300km before entering Botswana and flows south towards the town Maun in the Thamalakane. The delta forms many islands in high season, which also act as a base camp for your mokoro and walking safari experience. The wildlife of the delta is amongst the best in the world, and certainly situated in the most unspoilt corner of Africa. If you do not wish to view game in an area where safari vehicles often outnumber the animals, The Okavango Delta is the place to visit. The delta offers a wide variety of wild- and- bird life which is not always to be matched anywhere in Africa.

Moremi:
The Moremi Game Reserve forms an intricate part of the Okavango Delta, comprising permanently swamped areas, seasonally swamped areas and dry land. It covers an area of 4871km², which is almost a third of the Okavango Delta. The Moremi is unique in that it is the first wildlife sanctuary created by an African tribe, namely the Batawana, and was finally proclaimed on 15 March 1963 by Mrs Moremi, wife of Chief Moremi 111. Moremi consists mainly of mopani woodlands and mopani veld. The remaining vegetation consists of riverine woodlands, floodplain grasslands, and marginal woodlands. Moremi is home to Buffalo, elephant, hippo, lion, wild dog, cheetah, leopard, and wide variety of antelope’s and an extraordinary collection of bird life. Moremi and his professional field guides offer an unforgettable wildlife experience, not to be missed.

Chobe:
The Chobe forms the northern border of Moremi and stretches to the west of Moremi named the Savuti area. The park covers an area of 10 698 km² which makes the 3 rd largest park in Botswana. It covers vegetation from the desert in Savuti to the floodplain grasslands in the north next to the Chobe River, hence the name of the park. Chobe host a wide variety of animals and especially in dry season, you have a large concentration around the Chobe River at iha-ha in the north. The contrast between the desert in the southwest and the woodlands in the north offer an extreme vegetation and wildlife experience that will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

Vehicles: & Equipment

We make use of custom-built safari vehicles specially designed for the rough 4 x 4 terrains and maximum comfort and safety for game view experience. All vehicles are open vehicles where you have direct contact with your driver, guide for first hand information on the area that you visit. All our supplies and camping equipment will accompany us on our safari as well as extra fuel and water supplies that will be needed on route. Our 4 x 4 Landrovers seats 9 people and have a 360-degree view, along with vehicle ground clearance makes it very comfortable to view animals in the grasslands of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Our tents and camping Equipment is custom built to suit the needs of our clients on safari. We do have a fully equipped bush kitchen that will provide you with scrumptious bush cuisine.

Operations:
Professional guides with experience and knowledge of the Botswana parks conduct all Safaris and areas visited on tour. Our vehicles have been custom built to make the safari as comfortable and sufficient as possible for the rough terrain that is to be traveled through the parks. All meals are included on the tour as indicated and prepared on open fires by our guides, we also cater for special diets as vegetarians and vegans. We have radio contact with our base camp in Maun as a safety precaution and back up for our safaris in the bush. All our equipment are specially designed for comfort in the bush, i.e. canvas 2 man dome tents, camping chairs, cooler boxes for drinks, cutlery and crockery, foam mattresses, lamps, cooking utensils. We have 10 years of experience in Safaris in Southern Africa, specializing in Botswana and Namibia in 4 x 4 Safaris. We do not believe that any safari should be synonymous with any discomfort or unreliability; therefore we have carefully designed our routes and itineraries to benefit our client experience on a safari.

a) Overlanders Package
This Okavango 4 x4 Safari will take you to the heart of the Moremi Game reserve, where we will make our campsite for 2 days and explore the wildlife on our open game drive vehicles. Our Safari’s will be conducted as eco friendly as possible, so all we take in to the park will be transported back to Maun. This is an opportunity to experience the unique Moremi Game Reserve in its natural inhabitants. We offer this special Overlanders package at budget prices for independent travellers to experience the real safari in Africa.

Day 1 Maun – Moremi
Day 2 Moremi –Bush Camp
Day 3 Moremi – Maun
Price: 180-euro -incl

This is an ideal opportunity for the independent Overland traveler to explore the Moremi Game Reserve to its full extent. Our season will be 12 months, permitting Road and airstrip access. Our venues will be Xaxanaxa, Kwai River, third bridge (Moremi Game reserve.) Areas of visit will be 3 rd Bridge, fourth bridge, Domba hippo pool, Kwai river loop, South gate, Santawani. Our Hatab license allows us to explore off the regular beat & track and provides us with the perfect Bush Experience and venues for complete wild life camping.

What is Included?
Vehicles, driver, fuel, guide, park entry & camping fees for duration of stay. Collect and return from your chosen campsite in Maun. (Own camping equipment, food)

This Budget Package is an Overland package – (own food & own camping equipment.)

Tour Route Drive – In Drive - Out
3 Day, 2 night Maun – Moremi -Maun 180 euro

Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Maun at 07:30 towards Southgate in the Moremi Game reserve. A brunch and coffee stop will be at Southgate. From here, we will start our game drive towards our overnight campsite. Late afternoon we will reach our destination, however our game drives will take place as soon as we enter the Moremi Game Reserve at South gate. At Camp, you will make your tents and receive a briefing on camp ethics and animals in this specific area.
Day 2: The whole day will be divided in to early morning and afternoon game drives, even the stake out of a watering hole. We will return to camp for our second overnight in the park.
Day 3: After an early morning drive, we will depart Back to Maun to end our 4 x4 Safari with a recap of the events that we have experienced.

We collect and return your clients to your designated campsite of choice in Maun.
(Min 6 Pax required.)

What is not included?
The Overlanders Package does not include camping equipment and meals to be supplied and prepared by guide that will accompany your clients. All guides go free of Charge.

* We are a member of Hatab, which allows us to have access to bush camps and not only designated campsites in the park. * All guides go free.

Suggested Kit List for Clients
Torch with spare batteries Sleeping bag
Insect repellent Sweaters, fleece jacket
Shorts, T-shirt, sundress, Sarong Sun hat, Lip balm, sun block
Strops, sandals Sunglasses
Water Bottle, for drinks Binoculars, Camera + bag, Extra film
Travel light, small bag needed. Pocket Knife
State All Medical conditions to your guide
What is not included?
You need yourself your own sleeping bags & beverages. (Min 6 Passengers required.) All guides go free.

Extended Tour with Food & camping equipment supplied

Tour Route Drive – In Drive - Out
3 Day, 2 night Maun – Moremi-Maun 260 Euro
4 Day, 3 night Maun –Moremi - Maun 340 Euro
5 Day, 4 night Maun-Moremi-Maun 420 Euro
6 Day, 5 night Maun-Moremi-Maun 540 Euro
Min 6 pax

B) Moremi Safari
We offer safaris into the Moremi game reserve and concentrate manly on Moremi and the northeastern parts of the Okavango delta. This safari is flexible and also suitable for small groups. A definite more relaxing way of doing an safari, more to see and less traveling concentrating in certain areas more.

Rates per day per person Charged for special day Tours
Tour Route No People Drive – In Drive - Out
Rates per day Maun – Moremi-Maun 1-2 220 Euro / Day
Maun –Moremi - Maun 2-4 200 Euro / Day
Maun-Moremi-Maun 4-6 180 Euro / Day
Maun-Moremi-Maun 7 + 160 Euro / Day
These Rates Include Food and camping equipment.

What is Included?
Driver Guides & Vehicles All meals as indicated
Please state any special diets, i.e. vegan All camping & entrance fees
Please state any medical conditions i.e., allergies, asthma, etc. All camping equipment, Tents, mattresses, chairs, all eating utensils.
(Bring own drinks) Cooler boxes for drinks

Other Available Safaris on offer By Skatul Safaris:

12 – Day Kalahari Spectacular
C) 12-Day Kalahari Central Kalahari and Okavango Delta Trip
This trip will start in Maun and will take us across the Okavango Delta, before we make our way to the Central Kalahari wildlife Reserve and the Makgadigadi Pans.

Day1 Maun – Drive inn to Okavango Delta (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 2 Okavango Delta (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 3 Maun – Tented Camp (B, L)
Day 4 Central Kalahari (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 5 Central Kalahari (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 6 Central Kalahari (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 7 Magadikgadi Pans (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 8 Makgadigadi Pans (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 9 Nata Lodge (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Kasane (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 11 Vic Falls Acc (Tented Camp) (B)
Day 12 Vic Falls Acc (Tented Camp) (B)

Price: 1800 Euro per person
Min 4, Max 12
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 120 Euro
WHAT IS INCLUDED?

4 x 4 Safari Vehicles, guides, camping equipment, mattresses, 2 man dome tents, coolers for drinks, meals as indicated, information library, knowledge, experience and a passion for the wild untamed Botswana.
All park entrance fees and camping fees
Own visas and sleeping bags
Tours are offered in reverse on group bookings

D) 12- Day Okavango Delta, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe, Vic Falls
Day 1 Maun – Okavango Delta drive inn (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 2 Okavango Delta (Tented Camp)
Day 3 Maun tented (B, L) * own supper
Day 4 Moremi (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 5 Moremi (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 6 Moremi (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 7 Savuti (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 8 Savuti (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 9 Chobe (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Kasane (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 11 Vic Falls (Acc) (B)
Day 12 Vic Falls (Acc) (B)

What is included? Okavango Delta drive Inn, River Cruise on the Chobe River, all meals indicated,
Park Fees, camping fees, hotel accommodation, and sleeping bags / mattresses.
Price: 1800 Euro per person
Min 4, Max 12

E) Photographic Safari min 4 / max 6 passengers:
Day 1 Vic Falls
Day 2 Vic Falls – Helicopter Flight Incl.
Day 3 Chobe – Boat cruise full Day on Chobe River 05 30 am – 11:30; 1500 – 19 30 pm
Day 4 Chobe National Park
Day 5 Chobe National Park
Day 6 Savuti National Park
Day 7 Savuti National Park
Day 8 Moremi National Park
Day 9 Moremi National Park
Day 10 Moremi National Park
Day 11 Maun – Tented camp Flight Over the Okavango
Day 12 Travel to the west side of the Okavango delta scenic boat trip on main channel of the delta.
Day 13 Okavango delta – scenic / bird life / walking: setup opportunities
Day 14 Okavango delta – scenic / bird life / walking: setup opportunities
Day 15 Day 16 Ngepi – Half-Day Visit to local village
Day 16 Katima – Visit to typical African small town – excellent photo Opportunities
Day 17 Vic Falls

2800 Euro per person
Inclusive: helicopter flight over Vic Falls, Okavango delta Flight, Boat Cruise on Chobe River (own boat for group of 6 – Only)
This is a tented camping tour that allows us to be one with nature.
What is not included? Own visas, Own drinks

On the Photographic safaris each participant will have an open window seating on the vehicles as well as safe storage for Film and equipments. Need to bring own films, tripods, beanbags etc. The photographic safari is very flexible concerning the concentration of animals. Best Time of year is rainy season for subjects, however the light not all that good, however the dramatic scenes makes up for that. Anything from September to December is excellent, towards dry season, light excellent and animals concentrate around watering holes.

F) The Hemmingway Safari (Barakwena Route)
Day 1 Arrive Vic Falls Maun – Okavango Delta drive inn (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 2 Chobe (Tented Camp) (B, L, D) Kasane
Day 3 Chobe National park (B, L, D)
Day 4 Savuti (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 5 Savuti (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 6 Moremi (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 7 Moremi (Tented Camp) (B, L, D)
Day 8 Maun - (B, L,)*own supper
Day 9 Okavango Delta
Day 10 Okavango Delta
Day 11 Ngepi (B, L, D)
Day 12 Ngepi (B, L, D)
Day 13 Kwando (B, L, D)
Day 14 Katima – Kalizo lodge (B, L, D)
Day 15 Vic falls (B, L,)* own supper Tour ends
Day 16 Vic falls transfers to airport

2800 Euro per person
Minimum 6 participants
All safaris are conducted with professional guides and custom-built equipment to ensure maximum enjoyments of you’re well earned African off the beat and track Safari.

G) Vehicle rentals

Skatul Safaris offers vehicle rentals
• 9 seater Landrovers
• Safari trailers
• Camping Equipment
• Registered Guides
• 12 Seater Unimog

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10-Day Windhoek to Victoria Falls 13-Day Cape Town to Windhoek
21 Day Victoria Falls to Nairobi 14-Day Swakopmund to Victoria Falls
21-Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls  

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