Moremi & Chobe Adventure
6 Nights / 7 Days
$2,485 pp (USD)
On this safari you will explore the wilderness destinations of the Okavango Delta, Moremi/Khwai area (being some of the most diverse and game–rich sections of the delta), Savuti (the world’s premier predator viewing area) and Chobe, with its astoundingly prolific wildlife, through mokoro excursions and game drives. The dramatic landscapes and fantastic wildlife of these safari destinations will leave everlasting memories about your African safari entrenched in your mind forever.
Every effort is made to adhere to the routes described herein. However, a certain amount of flexibility is built into our safaris/tours, and as such, on occasion it may be necessary to make changes (subject to roads and weather conditions as well as camp availability) to the itinerary that has been proposed for you. This proposed itinerary should therefore be treated as a guide only.
This safari officially starts in Maun and is intended to start early in the morning on the day of departure. It is therefore important that you plan to arrive in Maun the day before the safari starts.
- Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (Optional)
- 2 nights Moremi/Khwai Concession, game drives
- Mokoro excursion
- 2 nights Savuti, game drives
- 2 nights Chobe, game drives
- Chobe River boat cruise
- Rates are per person sharing
- Rates exclude flights (both international, inter-Africa and local flights)
Guests are provided with:
Guests are provided with:
- A 3m X 3m dome tent on a sharing basis (i.e. 2 persons per tent) Note: A single person per tent on request attracts an additional cost.
- A camp bed, mattress and bedding per guest.
- An ensuite restroom area per tent which includes a bucket shower and bush toilet.
MEALS & DRINKS
- Meals include breakfast, lunch & dinner every day during the safari.
- Drinks include bottled water, soft drinks, tea and coffee every day during the safari.
- Transfers between camps and game drives are done in open–sided 4 X 4 safari vehicles.
- There is a charging system in each safari vehicle to enable guests to easily recharge camera batteries and phones during the safari.
Day 1: To Moremi Game Reserve
We will come to pick you up in the morning (0500–0530 hrs). Boarding your safari vehicle, you will then journey northwards to Moremi Game Reserve for a two (2) night stay.
Moremi is situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta. It covers about a third of the total land area of the Okavango Delta. At about 3900–square kilometres, Moremi as a reserve is unfenced, allowing free movement of animals within the Delta according to their seasonal migrations.
Moremi boasts of diverse ecosystems ranging from floodplains, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian forests, riverine to mophane woodland. Thus, with such a wide variety of vegetation comes a diverse spectrum of wildlife.
Breakfast, typically consisting of coffee/tea, juice, cereals, rusks, fruits, etc. is enjoyed upon arrival at Moremi’s South gate.
Thereafter you enter into game drive mode as the guide takes you through the varied landscapes of this wildlife reserve to your camp to spend the night.
Day 2: Moremi Exploration
Wake up this morning to a very early breakfast before heading into Moremi for your morning game drive.
Look out for large herds of African elephants in the mophane scrub as well as pods of hippopotami in the waterways. On the open plains you should keep an eye on for large herds of the Cape buffalo.
You will also be looking out for the elusive African wild dogs, lions and the elusive leopard as well as the raptors such as the mighty Martial Eagle, Tawny Eagle, the majestic African Fish Eagle and that incredible aviator–the Bateleur and many others
The highlight today will be a mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion along the quite waterways of the Khwai River, part of the Okavango Delta system. As you are silently poled along the Khwai River you should have some great encounters with aquatic birds, several species of mammals and have the chance to take some beautiful images of the watery landscapes.
Return to camp in the evening for dinner and to spend the night.
Day 3: To Savuti (Chobe)
Today you wake up to enjoy an early breakfast while your camp is taken down and packed up as we ready ourselves for the next leg of our trip to Savuti.
After breakfast you leave Moremi, in a slow game drive, and travel northwards to Savuti for a two (2) night stay.
Savuti is known for its predators, both big cats (lion, leopard and cheetah) and birds of prey–raptors, vultures and all manner of birds of prey that soar over Savuti’ landscape in search of food.
Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all about Savuti is the 100–kilometres Savuti Channel. At times it will stop flowing and remain dry for years at a stretch. When the Savuti channel recommences its flow, it changes the entire ecosystem, transforming the Savuti Marsh and Mababe Depression into wetlands and thus creating an oasis that provides water for thirsty wildlife herds and acts as a magnet for a profusion of water birds.
You will survey the wide–open grasslands of the Savuti region in search of its resident wildlife.
Day 4: Exploring Savuti
You wake up early in the morning to freshen up with some hot water in the face basin. This is followed by a light breakfast of some coffee, tea, rusks, cereals, bread, etc.
After breakfast you head out for your morning game drive to explore the Savuti and its marsh. The Savuti Marsh is a vast expanse of grasslands dotted with dead acacia trees, creating an intriguing, almost ghost–like landscape. You will return to camp around mid–day for lunch and some siesta time.
Another point of interest in Savuti is the Bushman rock paintings, thought to be well over a thousand years old. These are paintings of giraffe, elephant and eland. If time permits, we will pay these rock paintings a visit.
In the afternoon you head out again for your afternoon game drive and return to your campsite just before sunset. Dinner will follow before you turn in for the night to rest or as you hold some discussions about events of the day around the camp fire.
Day 5: To Chobe National Park
Wake up early morning for some breakfast. Shortly thereafter you leave, in a slow game drive around Savuti, and travel northeastwards to Chobe National Park for a two (2) nights stay.
The Chobe National Park, covering approximately 11900 square kilometers encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland, supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Thus Chobe National Park is an essential wildlife destination while on a safari in Botswana.
Your journey to Chobe will take you through the mophane scrub of the Goha clay basin, across some sand ridge country and through the Zambezi teak woodlands of the Chobe Forest Reserve. You will arrive at your campsite in the early afternoon.
Throughout your stay morning game drives as the sun rises and afternoon game drives will be the order of the day. You will always return to your camp before dark for dinner and to spend the night.
Day 6: Chobe Exploration & Boating
This morning you wake up very early; enjoy a cooked breakfast prepared by your chef, before heading into Chobe National Park for your game drive.
Chobe is one of the best places to see and photograph Roan and Sable Antelopes.
Puku Antelope occurs nowhere else in southern Africa, but only on the Chobe floodplains.
On the other hand the massive herds of African Buffalo that inhabit Chobe are constantly flanked by the ever–hungry lions of the Chobe.
Chobe River boat cruise
The highlight today is a boat cruise on the Chobe River. This boat cruise gives you the chance to experience the animals of Chobe from a different perspective.
Therefore, with this boat cruise, you might get up close and personal with hippos, crocodiles and a mind-boggling array of water birds.
Return to your campsite inside the park at the end of the boat cruise for dinner and to spend the last night of your safari.
Day 7: Departure
Today you wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast prepared by your chef, while camp is being packed up as we ready ourselves to leave Chobe National Park.
After breakfast you will head out of Chobe National Park in the form of a game drive. Your safari ends around mid–morning in Kasane where you will be dropped off at your hotel or to Kasane Airport for your onward travel.
Note: Transfers to Victoria Falls can be arranged at an extra cost.
MOBILE CAMPING SAFARI
What is a Mobile Camping Safari?
This is a tented camping safari whereby guests are transferred in four wheel drive vehicles from camp to camp. In case of Botswana, these safaris offer affordable African vacations and take guests to some of the best wilderness areas the country has to offer. They are privately guided and therefore usually consist of guests travelling in a small group with a professional guide and a staff complement made up of the safari chef and one or two camp assistants.
These safaris give some of the best safari experiences as they provide access to some of the prime wildlife areas and make use of the private, unfenced, natural campsites to be found within Botswana’s famous game reserves and national Parks.
MOBILE CAMPING SAFARIS
“It’s all about going back to the basics, back to the way safaris used to be―camping under canvas in the African wilderness, eating under the stars, moving from camp to camp and leaving nothing behind, apart from our footprints.”