Transport: 4WD safari vehicles, Light aircraft
Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21
Your journey begins…
Experience northern Botswana on a unforgettable, fun-filled family adventure of discovery. Engage culturally with local communitiesand their children. The “Safari Hero”, a dedicated staff member, will plan flexible safari activities specifically focused on the needs of the family.
- Okavango Delta water-based activities
- Boating safari
- ‘Big 5’ game viewing
- Savute Channel experience
On arrival at the Maun International Airport, guests will be met and assisted for a scheduled transfer by light aircraft to Camp Okavango.
Situated in the north-western corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site, the largest inland delta in the world. Commonly spotted animals include lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephant, crocodiles, and countless species of bird. The Okavango Delta is affected by seasonal flooding with flood water from Angola reaching the Delta between March and June, peaking in July. This peak coincides with Botswana’s dry season resulting in great migrations of plains game from the dry hinterland.
Guests can enjoy a number of activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe.
Camp Okavango, a unique and exclusive African safari camp, is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island. The main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar, and curio shop.
This hidden treasure, in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures its guests of an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience.
Overnight at Camp Okavango – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
MOREMI GAME RESERVE
After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the airstrip in time for the scheduled transfer by light aircraft to the Moremi Game Reserve, and the next camp, Camp Moremi.
The Moremi Game Reserve is known as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa, covering more than 4 871km² of pristine wilderness. 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.
This ecosystem is amongst the richest in Africa. And thanks to effective protection, the flora and fauna is relatively undisturbed. Within the larger UNESCO listed Okavango Delta Game Reserve, Moremi covers about 40% of the Okavango. The Moremi and the Okavango Delta is one of the few interior delta systems that do not directly flow into the ocean or sea. 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.
Guests will enjoy game drives in open 4WD vehicles in the mornings and afternoons, as well as explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by boating safari. Peering out beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xakanaxa region.
Guests can enjoy the secluded swimming pool, the lagoon-side viewing deck with views of the landscape of the Xakanaxa Lagoon, an open plan dining room, lounge and bar in the elevated thatch and timber building.
Overnight at Camp Moremi – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Guests enjoy breakfast at the camp before departing for the scheduled transfer by light aircraft to the Savute region of the Chobe National Park.
This dynamic wilderness is a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by several rocky outcrops which guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. The Savute goes through wet and dry cycles, where wild dog hunt in the dry river channel and crocodiles swam only 20 years ago.
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. The pans fill with water and several remain wet long into the dry season, enabling animals to remain in the area. Most water pans dry up from May to October, although some keep water well into the dry season. 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. Game viewing is very rewarding, and gusts don’t have to venture far from a waterhole to. Savute has several strikingly different terrains, none less surprising than the Gubatsa Hills that rise high out of an otherwise flat landscape. These extraordinary dolomite peaks reach an astonishing 90m in height and were formed about 980 million years ago during volcanic activity. In contrast is the Mababe Depression, which was once a super-lake that covered much of Botswana. Smooth pebbles can still be found on what was the ancient shoreline.
Savute Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Savute Channel, renowned for its population of bull elephant. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African decor.
Overnight at Savute Safari Lodge – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
After a final morning activity, guests will depart the camp for Kasane Airport. Here they will board a light aircraft for a scheduled transfer to Maun Airport where they will continue with onward travel arrangements.
Accommodation: As per itinerary
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Meet and greet: Maun International Airport
Drinks: Selected local brand drinks
Transfers: Scheduled air and road transfers
Activities: Day and night game drives, Walking safaris, Mokoro activities, Boating, Bird watching
Entrance fees: National park fees, Community levies
Guide: Registered guide per game lodge/boat, other language guides are subject to availability
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