Jan - Dec
Day 1 – 7
Pick up time may vary according to your schedule.
You will be picked up at Maun airport where you will meet your ranger and guide before leaving on your 20mintue drive the river bank oasis of the boteti tented safari lodge. After a brief check in upon arriving at the lodge you will be explained your safari activities over a refreshing complimentary drink.
Over the next few days, we will spend time in an open game vehicle in search of large predators and other wildlife, in Moremi/Khwai.
Moremi is the home to nearly 500 species of bird (from water birds to forest dwellers), and a vast array of other species of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyaena, jackal, impala, and red lechwe and African Wild dog.
Experience this in an open game vehicle specially converted, allowing one to absorb and experience sightings with all of your senses when up and close to wildlife. Your experienced game ranger will teach you about all aspects of nature and interpret wildlife behaviour to you in a unique way. He will also receive updates from other rangers in the area determining animal movements.
A packed lunch will be served in style by your guide at one of the beautiful rest camps along the way.
Picnic snacks and refreshments are included.
Your long day on safari will end typically with drinks of your choice on the wooden deck overlooking the sunset over the Boteti river while the coolness of the evening sets in, discussing all the excitement and amazing sightings of the day. Followed by dinner typically under the stars in the open Boma.
You will overnight in a safari tented room.
Accommodation: Boteti Tented Safari Lodge (Safari Tented Rooms)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8 – 13
Waking up at sunrise the first birdcalls of the day, you fill your lungs with the crisp morning air before enjoying some freshly brewed coffee or tea and some home baked biscuits prepared for you and receive a packed breakfast before an early morning departure making our way to the Savuti area.
Over the next few days, we will spend time in Savuti and Linyanti in search of large predators and other wildlife.
The Savuti (also spelt Savute) area borders the Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east and is one of Africa’s best known big game areas. Savuti is a place of enchantment, of beauty, and boasts one of the greatest concentrations of animals in Southern Africa.
Savuti is famous for its mysterious and fascinating channel. It runs a distance of 100 kilometers from the Chobe River, through a gap in the sand ridge, to the Mababe Depression. Falling only approximately 18 meters, this channel brings water from the Chobe to Mababe, creating a small marsh where it enters the Depression. Flowing in Livingstone’s time, the channel was dry in 1880, and remained dry for about 70 years. It flooded again in 1957. Savuti Marsh has been dry for the past 18 years.
Savuti is famous for its predators, especially its resident lion and spotted hyena populations. Only 38 kilometers northwest of Savuti and off the main tourist track lies Botswana’s best kept secret: Linyanti and the western reaches of the Savuti Channel.
The Linyanti and upper Savuti areas are among the most beautiful in Botswana. The game-viewing can be exceptional, and the wide variety of activities make this an area not be missed. Linyanti hosts large herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant. Because this area is a private game reserve, the vehicle concentrations are very low and the wilderness experience is one of the best in Africa.
Accommodation: Savuti Campsite (Dome Safari Tents)
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 14: Drop off in Maun
Today will be an early start as we make our way back to Maun. You will receive a packed breakfast as this will be a long drive.
Drop off will be late afternoon/early evening.