|DATE||ACTIVITY / PLACE|
|Day 1||Starts in Kasane|
|Day 2||Chobe National Park|
|Day 3||Chobe National Park|
|Day 6||Moremi Game Reserve|
|Day 7||Moremi Game Reserve|
|Day 8||Okavango Delta|
|Day 9||Okavango Delta|
|Day 10||Trip Ends|
Arrive at Maun Airport from Johannesburg and met by your safari guide, who will be holding a sign board that reads “MARVELOUS MOBILE SAFARI”. The guide will then take you to your hotel or lodge for your overnight stay.
The first nights accommodation and meals are at the clients expense.
It's an early start to your safari and the scenic trip to the famous Chobe National Park. As we travel the vegetation changes from time to time and along the way you see mophane woodlands and acacia tortilis - aka Umbrella Thorn. Chobe National Park is mostly dominated by the Zimbabwe teak, which is a very hard wood. We will see lots of animals along our route to the Chobe enclave which incorporates five villages. We arrive at Chobe National Park around lunch time All meals will be served every day. After a siesta we will head out for an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River where sightings of big herds of buffalo, elephant, pods of hippos and prides of lions are a possibility. Chobe is a unique area because during the dry season big herds of animals congregate along the river, sightings of elephants swimming from one bank to the other and buffalo crossing to Sedudu Island. We return from our game drive, freshen up and have dinner - bedtime is determined by the last guest.
The next day starts with a quick breakfast before departing for a morning game drive which is longer than the afternoon game drives. You will also have an opportunity to observe the animals in close proximity. In Chobe, thare are two antelopes rarely encountered elsewhere in Botswana - the puku and the Chobe bushbuck. The puku, with their shaggy orange-brown coats and V-shaped horns can be spotted grazing the floodplains. In contrast, the Chobe bushbuck is nocturnal and rarely forms groups of more than one pair. Rarely seen, this shy antelope, with its short, spiral horns relies on a sharp bark as an alarm call when threatened. Both the puku and the bushbuck have a number of predators to contend with; from lion, hyena and leopard, to African wild dog. We should always be on the lookout for predators, a repetitive whistle is used to warn fellow herd members. We return to the camp site after a long but interesting game drive, have lunch and then go for siesta. At 3:00pm we depart for a sunset boat cruise along the Chobe river - This sunset cruise is at your own expense. You will come very close to crocodiles and pods of hippos on the boat. We may see lions, big herds of buffalo and elephants along the banks of the Chobe. We get back to the camp site after sunset and dinner will be served at 8:00pm.
Have breakfast and depart to Savuti which is part of Chobe National Park. It is called Savuti because a certain chief called Sauté used to live there with his tribe. Tawny eagles can be seen soaring in the sky as we go. The drive is very enjoyable as you will see lots of birds and animals on the way. The scenery is amazing and very African looking, with lots of umbrella thorn, acacia tortilis with giraffe feeding and many more including the most photographed bird, lilac breasted roller, a national bird of Botswana. You will not resist from taking a picture of it, it’s the most beautiful bird in Africa. We arrive in time for lunch; our exclusive camp will be set up and we will camp for one night. Depart for a game drive at 3:30pm, to the beautiful Savuti marsh where we will see vast herds of zebras and wildebeest and also have an opportunity to see pairs of kori bastards which are the heaviest flying birds. We get back to camp after sunset for a lovely dinner around the camp fire. Again the last guest determines bedtime.
We will have early morning tea and coffee and rusks then depart for a game drive along the Savuti channel. The area looks very unique as there are lots of tall trees along the river where animals like to hang around in the shade. We will also drive to the Savuti marsh where we may have an opportunity to track the cheetah because of the vast open grassland, their mostly preferred habitat. Get back for lunch after a long drive, have a shower, launder your clothes and have a siesta. Depending on individuals, sometimes some people update their diaries. 3:30pm – tea and coffee and depart for a game drive, which will be our last game drive in Savuti. We will be back from the game drive after sunset which will have been enjoyed under the baobab tree (adonsonia digitata), an indigenous tree found in Africa. Its nick named the upside down tree, because the branches look like roots when it is dry or doesn’t have leaves. Get back to the camp after a lovely game drive and have dinner at 8:00pm.
An early morning wake up call for a shower and then tea or coffee with breakfast cereals and nibbles prepares one for the early morning game drive, leaving camp just after sunrise. The morning drive heads out for game viewing and will proceed through the beautiful scenery of this part of Moremi with a very good chance of viewing buffalo, antelopes and hippos. Come back to the camp for lunch and then have a siesta. After your siesta you will have high tea and resume your afternoon game drive. Come back to the camp before sunset, have a shower and dinner will be served around the camp fire.
3:30pm – tea and coffee and depart for a game drive. We will be back from the game drive after sunset. Get back to the camp after a lovely game drive and have dinner at 8:00pm
Have breakfast and depart to Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi game reserve is widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserves in Africa. It has a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests and mophane woodlands with floodplains and lagoons. Here we will be camping at an exclusive campsite. Our drives will take us to the park’s most beautiful areas such as Third Bridge, Bodumatau and Dead Tree Island. Game is plentiful in these areas. Sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe ,lion, hyena, jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and the shy sitatunga, a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps .Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi Game Reserve. We will camp for two nights.
Wake up to prepare your small luggage for the Mokoro Overnight Trip in the Delta. After breakfast we depart to the Okavango Delta, here you will meet your local mokoro (dug-out canoe) Poler who will serve as your guide. This activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides but our chef and camp assistant come along as well. When we arrive the camp assistant will set up camp under a canopy of trees, we will have lunch, and then it’s time for a siesta. Tea and coffee will be served before you take a guided walk on the island. Traveling by mokoro is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango Delta. You explore the waterways, and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get a closer-up feel of this unique environment. Here bird life is spectacular. On foot you are able to have a much more intense experience of the bush, particularly the flora and fauna that might go unnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife.
An early morning game walk will be available for interested persons, returning to the camp when ready to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, the mekoros can be taken again to enjoy the channels, the intricate veins of waterways which interconnect the lagoons, or take a guided bush walk before having lunch or snacks. In the afternoon, the guides will take you in the mekoros to a safe location where swimming is possible in the waters of the Okavango Delta, followed by a chance to learn how to pole a mokoro using the gnashi. Time can be taken to relax and have a drink. After the bush walk, you can relax and unwind in the camp, refresh and take dinner under the milky way starlit skies after which the guides and polers will narrate cultural stories and entertain you with traditional dances which display animal tracking techniques and gathering methods for traditional medicinal purposes. Guests interested in astronomy will be treated to one of the most expansive displays of stars on earth, before retiring in cozy tents for the night and drifting off to the sounds of the wild. Bedtime is determined by last guest.
After breakfast we transfer you to Maun airport to catch your international flight to Johannesburg.