Maun to Moremi Game Reserve
You arrive at Maun to connect with 2pm flight to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve. Your guide is waiting for you and together you set off for the tented camp, where you can unwind and enjoy a drink by the fire before dinner. (If you prefer to have a night in Maun before setting off on safari, just let us know as we can easily arrange this for you).
Moremi Game Reserve
You have morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve. This part of the Okavango Delta is an area of diverse habitats including water channels, woodland, open floodplains and marshes. Not surprisingly this diversity attracts a wide range of wildlife, so your game drives should be action packed. There are large herds of buffalo, red lechwe and pods of hippo. Keep an eye out for birds, too, as there are over 400 species here. Between drives you can spend downtime in camp, enjoying tasty food and admiring the views.
Moremi Game Reserve
A second day of game drives with your guide in Moremi. Both black and white rhino have recently been reintroduced, so Moremi is now a Big 5 destination. Will you spot all of them today? Xakanaxa is one of the best places to see wild dog, too, and maybe you'll spot some today. Other sightings may include leopard and cheetah.
Moremi to Khwai Community Area, Okavango
After breakfast you depart camp for a game drive heading through the Khwai Community Area to the Mababe Private Reserve. Before leaving Khwai you'll enjoy a mokoro excursion on the calm backwaters of the Khwai and Mbudi channels. This is a leisurely way to look for wildlife and birds in and by the water as your poler-guide manoeuvres you through the shallow water channels. You follow the Khwai River stopping en route for wildlife sightings before reaching your camp. Late afternoon you can take a game drive in your new location and perhaps also have an exciting night drive with spotlights in search of elusive nocturnal animals.
Mababe Private Reserve, Okavango
Today you will explore the Mababe Private Reserve. There are large herds of elephants, lion, leopard and wild cat here, as well as many other species. You explore by 4x4 vehicle and you can also go for a guided walks, an activity not permitted inside the national parks and reserves. (The walks are subject to rains and grass height.) These walks allow you closer encounters with nature and compliment the game drive experience well.
Khwai Community Area, Okavango
You enjoy yet more game drives, walks and night drives today - no two activities are the same. On a walk, approaching wildlife quietly allows you to get closer and offers excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. Back at the camp enjoy lunch and a siesta before heading off for your late afternoon activity.
Mababe to Savute Game Reserve
Today you travel north to Chobe National Park. This drive should take about four to five hours and you pass through land that was covered in water some 10,000 years ago before the ancient inland lake evaporated. You need to cross the 20 metre high Magwikwe sand ridge that once marked the shoreline and the Mababe Depression, the old lake bed. This is a fascinating area and is a mecca for birds who feed on the grasses here. Finally you reach your third tented camp of the holiday and have time to relax.
Savute area, Chobe
The vegetation of the Savute marshlands attracts a huge range of wildlife and today you can hope to see zebra, giraffe, elephant, antelope and wildebeest and predators including lion, cheetah and hyena. There are rocky hills which provide attractive habitats for small wildlife, birds and plants.
Another day to explore this interesting area, with its open plains and water pans. As well as wildlife viewing you can go on a walk to explore ancient San Bushman paintings. In the afternoon you can take a game drive and have a final search for wildlife in Savute.
Savute to Chobe River
Leaving camp after breakfast, you travel along the Chobe River arriving in Kasane in time for a picnic lunch, before taking a boat cruise on the river to end your safari. The holiday ends in Kasane on the completion of the cruise and you say goodbye to your guide, camp staff and fellow travellers. We recommend that you either stay in Kasane for the night, or perhaps travel across the border to Livingstone in Zambia or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. We can help plan extra nights to suit you.
ADD ON TIME AT VICTORIA FALLS
Your group safari has finished, but bear in mind that we can add on other services such as giving you time to visit Victoria Falls. Please just ask us for more information about this.
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