Upon arrival at Maun Airport, guests will be met and transferred a short 30 minute drive to Thamalakane River Lodge for a night of relaxation.
Maun is the starting point for most safaris to Botswana due to its location at the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is a bustling tourism hub with a variety of beautiful lodges, cafes and restaurants. In flood season which is approximately June – September, the river is usually full and sunset cruises can be offered.
Thamalakane River Lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River within a canopy of riverine forests. Accommodation is in stone chalets, with stunning river views. The chalets are complete with mosquito nets and ceiling fans ensuring a perfect comfortable sleep. A la carte meals are served from the restaurant and guests can enjoy stunning sunsets by the swimming pool and some amazing bird sightings.
Overnight at Thamalakane River Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 2- 4
MOREMI GAME RESERVE
After breakfast guests depart via scenic light aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta in to the heart of Moremi Game Reserve. Here they will meet their private guide and make their way to their exclusive mobile camp which will be home for the next three nights.
Moremi is home to diverse wildlife including predators, birdlife and beautiful antelopes. It is home to the most endangered species of large mammals: the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. Over 500 bird species (from water birds to forest dwellers) and over a 1000 species of plants are also recognized in this region.
Within the larger UNESCO listed Okavango Delta Game Reserve, Moremi covers about 40% of the Okavango. The annual flood makes for a spectacular interaction between water and wildlife, as animals synchronize their cycles with this seasonal flood. Guests can discover a unique land while staying in one of the intimate camps in the Moremi and let the river take them on an adventure.
During a mobile safari guests will enjoy game drives in this reserve, returning after each activity to the temporary yet luxurious camp. There is very little that beats the thrill of camping in unfenced reserves. A mobile camp has many benefits, the continuity of one guide throughout a safari, the exclusivity of a private safari and of course the authenticity of camping in remote areas. A true Hemmingway experience awaits guests on a mobile safari to Botswana.
Overnight at Mobile Tented Camp – Fully Inclusive Basis.
This morning guests will pack up their belongings and depart the camp early for a full day game drive to the Savute region of Chobe National Park.
Many documentaries have been filmed in Savute due to the high concentration of wildlife, in particular predators, that are seen there. It is a land of spectacular scenery, characterised by the Savute Chanel which flowed briefly several years ago but is now dry. Many wildlife sightings take place at the Savute marsh, which is particularly well known for its pride of over 20 lion.
The parched grasslands of the Savute bloom in to life with the onset of summer rains from November to March, and thousands of zebra and many elephants migrate south from the Linyanti to gorge on the abundant grazing. There are also three artificial waterholes to sustain the animals. Elephants take pride of place at these water holes and other animals just have to wait their turn, while keeping a watchful eye open for the many predators. Three nights will be spent camping in the mobile camp in Savute.
Overnight at Mobile Tented Camp – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
This morning guests will bid farewell to their private guide at Savute airstrip and transferred by scenic flight to Kasane, followed by a short road transfer to Chobe Safari Lodge.
The Chobe Riverfront is the northern most part of the Chobe National Park running along the length of the Chobe River. This is where the 4 countries of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet and is also where the Zambezi and Chobe rivers converge. Vast concentrations of game make this their home and hence it has become an enormously popular safari destination. It is also home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, which can be best viewed by a tranquil boat cruise on the mighty Chobe River.
Most of the Chobe Riverfront accommodation is located in Kasane itself. Many of them are situated very attractively on the river’s edge and guests then do daily game drives into the Park, returning in the evening to their accommodation outside the park. Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane right on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. The Lodge is a safari paradise for any wildlife enthusiast and offers a host of facilities including a swimming pool, river bar, well-known restaurant and beauty salon.
Guests will enjoy a night of lodge comforts as their final night in Botswana.
Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
After breakfast, guests are taken by road transfer to Kasane Airport.
Accommodation: As per itinerary
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
Meet and greet: Maun International Airport
Drinks: Selected local brand drinks
Transfers: Scheduled air, road and boat transfers
Activities: Game drives, Water-based activities, Nature walks, Bird watching, Fishing, Victoria Falls day trip
Entrance fees: National park fees
General: Standard self-drive itinerary, General travel /country information and safari notes
International and regional scheduled flights and visas
Travel, medical and personal accident insurance
Gratuities and items of personal nature
Excursions not detailed in the itinerary
Private charters/transfers or specialised guides
Premium brand drinks