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Botswana Safaris

Ulinda Safari Trails specialises in custom photo safaris in Botswana. We give our guests the best opportunities to capture great photos in comfort. We keep small to assure attention to detail and provide a unique safari that exceeds expectations. Enjoy intimate group sizes, personalised itineraries and the comfort of a fully backed up safari.

We are members of both the Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) and the Botswana Guides Association (BOGA). This gives us access to the exclusive campsites, away from other tourists. Ulinda Safari’s experienced guides are photographers and understand light and angles.

One of our points of difference is our custom vehicles with large windows and pop up a roof that giving 360° views in safety. They keep out the dust that invades open vehicles and in the winter you can keep warm. Each vehicle a fridge to keep drinks cool, an inverter to charge your digital equipment and long range fuel and water tanks allowing us to travel to remote areas in comfort and safety. They have a comprehensive reference library for clients to peruse, with books on local Flora and Fauna. We also supply bean bags for your camera and have the latest Iridium Satellite Phone, in case of emergency.

Xini Baobab break en route Matswiri July 2017

Ulinda Safari Trail’s mobile camp is comfortable and our food home cooked and delicious. Our small team of staff are friendly and efficient, working hard to give you the experience of a life time- many of our clients return again and again.

Jane Bettenay is Head Guide and director at Ulinda. She was the first woman to pass the rigorous Zimbabwe Professional Guide’s License and gained her Botswana Guide’s Licence in 1995. She is an avid and award-winning wildlife photographer (all photos on this site were taken by Jane) and will give you the best photographic opportunities possible on safari.

Jane works with clients to plan their trip and is the guide for most safaris ensuring the best service. Choose to book an exclusive safari or join like-minded people, only up to 8 guests. Itineraries are customised to suit your interests and we advise on seasonal conditions, even considering the moon’s phase when planning safaris. Tours can include Chobe, Savuti, Khwai Community Area (where walking and night drives are allowed), Moremi Game Reserve, The Okavango Delta, Nxai Pan, Makgadikgadi Pans and the Central Kalahari. See our ‘Destinations’ page for details. We can also do short safaris of  2 days or more starting from and returning to Maun.

Safaris can start and/or finish in  Maun, Botswana or Kasane (transfers from Livingstone and Victoria Falls are easily arranged) in Botswana. We have set itineraries you can join that are priced very competitively: e-mail us to check if you want to join a safari, or look at our ‘Safaris With Spaces’ section. These itineraries have been handpicked and offer a great overview of Botswana. Being small means we keep our costs to a minimum and our daily rate is extremely well priced.