This spectacular camping safari takes in all that the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park offers.
The eight nights spent out in Botswana's unique wilderness will leave travellers with indelible memories of spectacular wildlife and evenings spent around a campfire under billions of stars.
Upon arriving in Maun off your international flight, you'll be met by a representative of your charter airline who will show you to your shared light aircraft.
It's just a short 30 minute hop to Xakanaxa (pronounced ka-ka-ni-ka) to begin your safari!
Xakanaxa, your home for the next two nights, is an integral part of the eastern waters of the Okavango Delta. The area is encompassed by Moremi Game Reserve and boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa. The reserve has areas of dry lands rising between vast wetlands, crystal clear water channels on the edges of Mopane and Apple-Leaf woodlands. Game viewing takes place alongside waterways and floodplains.
Species such as Giraffe, Zebra and Wildebeest are but a few that occur here, along with an astonishing variety of birds.
We make our way to the banks of the Okavango River, along game-drive routes in the early morning.
Today we explore the clear channels, lagoons and rivers of the Okavango Delta by motor boat, going upstream through a myriad of crystal clear waterways lined with African Mangosteen and Water Berry Trees, as well as swaying seas of papyrus.
We follow the Okavango River through the Lagoons of Xakanaxa and Gadikwe, deep into the permanent waters of this unique inland delta. Bird life is prolific-Kingfishers, Fish Eagles, Ducks and beautiful Pygmy Geese being regularly seen.
After a picnic lunch, we make our way back downstream to the mainland for the short evening drive and dinner.
The team breaks camp and we take a leisurely drive to our private campsite in the Khwai River area of Moremi Game Reserve.
This region’s diversity of animals is truly astounding. Moremi was proclaimed a conservation area in 1964-the result of this foresight is that Moremi is quite rightly been rated as one of the best game-viewing areas in the world.
Today is spent on early morning and afternoon game drives. Your guide will generally spend maximum time on game-drives, depending on what is seen, trying to cover as much area as possible.
The result of this is guests are given the best chances of seeing a variety of wildlife-although there is of course, that obligatory siesta during the hottest part of the day
We leave Moremi, crossing the Khwai Bridge to the northern bank of Khwai River, and make our way to Chobe National Park.
Due to the fact that none of Botswana’s wildlife areas are fenced, game can move freely between these two wilderness areas. Hippo, Elephant and sometimes Lion are often found on this route.
Moving through the Mababe depression, we relocate to Savuti where we camp in the region of the Savuti Channel. Game viewing this afternoon takes place along the fringes of the marsh and surrounding water holes.
We again we have the opportunity to spend many hours on morning and afternoon game drives, and time dependent, an opportunity to climb one of the hills to see San Bushman paintings, an indication that this area has always drawn those who have an affinity to the wilderness.
Savuti is unique and the special opportunity of exploring this area always remains with our guests for a long time afterwards.
We journey north toward the Chobe River, the second biggest river in Southern Africa (Zambezi in the largest).
Chobe River is home the world’s largest Elephant herds; large numbers of big game such as Buffalo, Hippo and Lion can be seen here.
Game drives are taken in the afternoons and mornings to find the remarkable variety of species that are drawn to this permanent water source.
After an early start, we take a slow drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River, where we can find Chobe Bushbuck and Puku Antelope. The sheer variety of animals, in abundance, make this region a must-see for any wildlife enthusiast. I
n the afternoon, guests might choose to go on an optional afternoon boat cruise along the Chobe River-perhaps the last river where one has a fair chance to see Lion and Elephant, Leopard or Wild Dog from the unique viewpoint of a boat.
After breakfast, as your safari sadly comes to an end, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport for your departing flight.
Guests wishing to explore the magnificent Victoria Falls can be transferred across the border to continue their holiday of a lifetime!
This itinerary costs from £1,782 per person and includes includes all internal transfers and flights, all park & conservation fees and is on a fully inclusive basis.
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The Bonamy Travel Team
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