This small–group scheduled safari is perfect for those wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana in very comfortable mobile camping safari style. Starting in Maun and ending in Kasane this is a fully serviced camping safari – and is also run in reverse north to south (South bound). The Fully Serviced Safari is a non–participation safari, where the team will carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly allowing for guests to relax and enjoy their safari. The tents are large (3mx3m) canvas dome tents with camp beds and bedding provided. Each tent has an en–suite bush toilet and shower.
Moremi Game Reserve and mokoro excursion; Savuti in Chobe National Park; Chobe River Front in Chobe National Park with game drives; River cruise on Chobe River
2020 Departures 3, 24 Mar; 7 & 28 Apr; 19 May; 2& 16 Jun; 7 & 21 Jul; 4 & 18 Aug; 1, 15 & 29 Sep; 13 & 27 Oct; 10 Nov & 8 Dec
|Group size||Min: 2/ Max: 9|
|Minimum Age||12 years|
|Day 1&2 Moremi Game Reserve
Day 3&4 Savute Chobe National Park
Day 5&6 Chobe Riverfront Chobe National Park
Day 7 Kasane – end of safari
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Leaving Maun, we head to Moremi Game Reserve, the core of the reserve and one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana with lush and varied terrain from lagoons and expansive wetlands to plains and forests. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for, while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. A mokoro excursion will take you along a tributary of the Khwai River to view game from another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm.
Savuti, lying within Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be our next destination. Searching for wildlife, we traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. Savuti is famous for its predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and even African wild dog. The Savuti Channel has started flowing again after being dry for the last 30 years and the arrival of water is changing the landscape as well as accommodating different species which historically have not been able to survive in the rather arid plains of Savuti. This exciting event has allowed large breeding herds of elephant as well as buffalo to visit the area.
Head northwards to the Chobe River where our game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. The Chobe River Floodplain is an amazing game viewing area where water attracts large herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra and other herbivores. Due to the proliferation of prey, predators are likely to be close at hand such as lion and hyena. Sunsets in this region as always spectacular and allows for amazing photographic opportunities. Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River (may be morning of day 7) to get a closer look at the aquatic animals and birds not easily approached on drives and to see species such as buffalo, crocs and hippos.
The safari officially ends today in Kasaneedit me