Tuskers Wilderness Camp, greater Moremi, Botswana

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Tuskers Wilderness Camp, Botswana

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 (walking safaris between May and September only).

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 and bar 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.

• 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 solarpower
• Exclusive land for game drives among free roaming game
• Sunset game drives around the network of pans in the concession
• Professional guides and warm hosting making guests feel very comfortable at all times
• Unfenced camp with wildlife free to roam throughout
• Night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal animals
• Ideal lodge for safari circuit including Xobega Island and Mankwe Bush Lodge

• 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
• Wifi is available in the main area

• Morning and afternoon game drives, as well as night drives in the concession
• Birdwatching from the camp
• Sundowners at various waterholes and pans in the concession
• Exclusive walking safaris in the private concession (on bookings only
Exclusive walking safaris are offered at manager’s discretion during the months of May and September
when the surrounding bush is not dense. Guides walk with rifles.

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

Tuskers Bush Camp lies between Nxai Pan National Park in the east and Moremi Game Reserve in the
west. Maun is only an hour’s drive away (4 x 4 only) and Chobe National Park is to the north, making this
an excpetional and highly accessible location. Moremi South Gate is only 40min from the camp and the
popular Black Pool area can be reached for daytrips. The camp is nestled in its own 365 000 hectare
concession, shared with sister lodge, Mankwe Bush Lodge. This is a prestigious territory in the
wild wonderland of Botswana, where the lack of fences allows for free-roaming wildlife, resident
lions, an abundance of elephants and buffalo, and incomprehensible room to explore.

Tuskers is located only an hour’s drive from Maun, and is easily and afforably accessed by self-drivers (4 x 4
only) 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 Bush Camp.

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.

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.

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.

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
• 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
• Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings