Okavango Delta & Moremi Adventure

Okavango Delta & Moremi Adventure

4 Nights / 5 Days

$1,775 pp (USD)

OVERVIEW

This safari takes you to Moremi Game Reserve, a wilderness destination comprising of a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands thereby making it a wildlife haven. Resident species include lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, wild dog and many more. This safari also pits you against the mighty Okavango Delta where, isolated and in a mokoro, it will only be you and pristine African wilderness to be explored. Mekoro excursions explore the Delta’s miraculous waterways and also allow for some great encounters with aquatic birds and mammals. Safari walks give the ultimate African adventure as one experience the magic of the Okavango on foot.

PROPOSED ITINERARY

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.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (Optional)
  • 2 nights Okavango Delta
  • Safari walks & mokoro excursions
  • 2 nights Moremi, game drives

RATES

Please note:

  • Rates are per person sharing
  • Rates exclude flights (both international, inter-Africa and local flights)

Guests are provided with:

INCLUSIONS

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.

VEHICLES

  • 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 the Okavango Delta (Mokoro Excursions)

We will pick you up early in the morning and head for the Okavango Delta to meet with experienced mokoro polers.

The Okavango Delta, Africa’s last great unspoiled wilderness, is situated in the northern reaches of Botswana. It is a vast ecosystem created as the Okavango River spills over onto the shifting sands of the parched Kalahari Desert.

It then fans out to form the Okavango Delta, a 16 000 square–kilometre wilderness of papyrus swamps, shallow reed–beds and fertile floodplains, dotted with islands and laced with a network of channels and lagoons.

Boarding your mokoro around 0800 hrs, you will silently be poled along the quiet waterways to one of its many islands where you will set up camp for two (2) nights.

At this island you will set off on foot, as soon as the heat of the day relents, on your first safari walk within the Okavango Delta. Expect to encounter a fantastic variety of large game during these safari walks such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, etc.

Day 2: Mokoro rides & Safari walks

Wake up early morning for coffee/tea, cereals, rusks and cooked breakfast. After breakfast you will set off with your guide for your morning safari walk in the Okavango Delta. As you explore the Okavango on foot you will once again be searching for game as the Okavango is world famous for its rich biodiversity. These safari walks are led by local guides who are part of the community that lives on the fringes the Delta.

On these outings you may come across a combination of game animals and you will also be presented with excellent photographic opportunities to capture the beauty of the Okavango. It is possible to spot game such as elephants, hippos, zebras, etc. during these safari walks.

Come back from the safari walk around midday to chill and enjoy your lunch.

In the afternoon you will set off once again to explore the Okavango Delta either on foot or in a mokoro.

Return to camp in the late afternoon to have a shower and thereafter enjoy a campfire cooked dinner.

Day 3: To Moremi Game Reserve

Wake up early morning for a light breakfast and set off with your guide for your last morning safari walk in the Okavango Delta.

Having immersed yourself within the spirit of African adventure, your mokoro excursion wraps up. You will silently be poled back to the mokoro station for a pick up by your safari guide.

You will board your safari vehicle and make the journey northwards to Moremi for a two (2) nights stay.

Contained within an area of approximately 3900 square kilometers, Moremi boasts of diverse ecosystems ranging from floodplains, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian forests, riverine to mophane woodland, thus making Moremi one of the prime game viewing and bird watching areas of the world.

Your days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is famous for. At the same time you will be absorbing the sounds and beauty of the African wilderness.

Day 4: Moremi Exploration

Wake up this morning to a very early breakfast before heading into Moremi for your morning game drive.

In the mophane scrub, look out for large herds of African elephants while in the waterways you should look out for pods of hippopotami. 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

In the afternoon you will set off once again in your safari vehicle for more birding and game viewing. Return to camp just before sunset to have a shower and thereafter enjoy a campfire cooked dinner.

You have 2 nights at a wilderness campsite to marvel at this exceedingly diverse reserve that offers an untouched wildlife experience.

Day 5: Departure

Wake up early morning for coffee/tea, cereals, rusks and cooked breakfast. After breakfast you will board your safari vehicle and set off with your guide for your last morning safari drive as you head out of Moremi Game Reserve.

The safari officially ends upon arrival in Maun today. Your guide will take you to your place of lodging/airport whereupon he will then bid you farewell and return to base.


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.”



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