Every year Masson Safaris schedules a number of Safaris which coincide with the best time of year to visit each area. You can book a place on one of these, or you can reserve the entire departure for an exclusive group. We like to keep group sizes small and will normally only take 8 Guests for these departures. We will guarantee to run with 2 Guests, so there is no risk of last minute cancellations. Our prices include all accommodation, all meal and snacks, all Park Fees and Camping Fees and all Government taxes.
We can tailor make an Itinerary to suit you. We run Safaris throughout the year and will give you expert advice as to what areas are best at what time of the year. For some groups a combination of Mobile Safari and Lodges works well, we can arrange this too.
We do Safaris throughout Botswana, our main love is the Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Pans, we also like to visit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and go hiking at Tsodilo Hills amongst the ancient rock art.
An approximate price per person, per night is US$ 350.00 – US$ 650.00. The final price will depend on the length of the Safari, the group size and the exact itinerary which you choose, as well as exchange-rate fluctuations.
Twitchers and amateur birders are both well catered for by Masson Safaris. We schedule a number of Birding Safaris each year in our summer, December-March, when the migrating birds are visiting. These Safaris normally combine a stay in the Kalahari Desert with the Okavango Delta, giving you a chance to see diverse habitats and their bird species. Anteating Chat, Black Korhaan and Double Banded Courser in the Desert and Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane and Painted Snipe in the Delta. Our Guides pride themselves on their love for birds and their abilities to find them.
Our rates for 2016 and 2017 vary between US$350 – US$650 per person, per night.
This price includes:
Extras will be for personal travel insurance and other drinks which you can order beforehand.
We require a 20% deposit to secure your booking and the balance payable 2 months before the date of departure.
We strongly recommend that you spend the night before and the night after your safari in Maun as Masson Safaris cannot be responsible for the late arrival of flights, adverse weather conditions or any delays returning you to the airport. We can arrange overnight accommodation and internal flights into and out of camp.
No vaccinations are mandatory at present, please discuss your travel plans with your GP or one of the many travel clinics that are available online.
The best insurance against getting malaria is to prevent being bitten, pack mosquito repellent and use it at dawn and dusk. Your tents have built-in groundsheets so the only way that insects can get in is if you leave the zips open.
Although we carry a first aid kit in the vehicle, we suggest you pack the following:
We recommend you always pack medicines, especially prescribed medicines, in your hand luggage when flying. Folks who wear contact lenses should consider packing a pair of glasses in case dust causes irritation.
Your clothes should be packed in soft bags or a backpack. We suggest you pack practical and comfortable clothes that can be put on as layers. It can be chilly on the early morning game drive and hot before you get back to camp for brunch and the reverse in the afternoons and evenings.
For winter safaris you will need a thick jacket with a hood or wooly hat and for summer safaris a lightweight waterproof jacket or poncho.
You will always need a sun hat and sun glasses and a long sleeved cotton shirt if you are going out on the boat or on mokoros.
A small day pack is handy for taking on game drive and it should contain binoculars, camera, spare camera batteries, sun block, insect repellant and a note book is handy too. We offer the facility to charge camera batteries from an inverter which runs off the game drive vehicle, please contact us for further details.
Our food is wholesome and varied, vegetarians and other special requests can be catered for during your safari if you notify us beforehand.
Please insure that you are covered by personal travel insurance against possible medical expenses, to include the cost of repatriation and helicopter evacuation should this be necessary.
Please check that your air tickets have been correctly issued and that you have at least 6 months' validity on your passport and 2 clear pages for immigration stamps.