Boat safari

View wildlife from the water on a thrilling boat safari, past hippos, sunbathing crocodiles and a dazzling array of birds.
Wilderness Experiences Boating Family Fun


View wildlife from the water

River thrills.


The flap of an elephant’s ear. The snort of a hippo. A startled crocodile sliding into the water with barely a splash. Watch and listen for these special moments on a boating safari, in search of aquatic wonders in the wild. Spy rare birds in the reeds, antelope and predators slaking their thirst, herds of elephant crossing a channel. Up close, in the wilderness, on an unforgettable boating safari.

Wilderness Experiences Boating Waterlilies
Wilderness Experiences Boating Botswana Linyanti
Wilderness Experiences Boating Linyanti Elephant

Boating adventures

Binoculars ready, round a bend in a Delta channel, and spy a pair of rare wattled cranes. Camera ready, watch a herd of elephants wade across the Linyanti River. Delight in a cruise down the Kunene River or a glowing sunset on the Zambezi. A boat safari with Wilderness brings you closer to encountering iconic African wildlife. On their level, on their terms, in their habitat.


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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.