Jan - Dec
Day 1: Savuti
Pick up time may vary according to your schedule.
You will be picked up at Chobe/Kasane (point of pick up to be confirmed) where you will meet your guide before leaving on your journey to Savuti, home to some of the most notorious male lions and lion prides in Africa. A unique gene pool boasting massive lion genetics.
As well as very large spotted hyena packs. This is where the multiple award winning documentary “eternal enemies” was filmed showing the rivalry between Africa’s two largest predators.
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.
In the late afternoon, we will arrive at our campsite where a delicious dinner will be made and enjoyed under the African sky.
Day 2: Moremi
Rising at the crisp and crack of dawn you will wake up to the sounds of birdcalls, as you step out of your tent you will be greeted by friendly faces and a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee. You will have some time to refresh while your hearty breakfast is made. An essential part to your long day ahead!
After the breakfast, we will pack up and you will make your way to the World-renowned Moremi game reserve where your safari will begin. Some light snacks will be served shortly after entering Moremi. Thereafter you will continue with your exciting adventure while your game ranger uses his exceptional skills to interpret wildlife to you in a unique way. 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.
After a long and usually tiring but always exciting day you will make your way late in the afternoon to your beautifully lantern lit campsite where you will meet the rest of the camping team, often getting the smell of your freshly being prepared traditional dinner as you approach.
Sit around the open fire and absorb the magnificence around you while enjoying a delicious meal and glass of wine while listening to the calls of the night.
Rising at the crisp and crack of dawn you will wake up to the sounds of birdcalls, as you step out of your tent you will be greeted by friendly faces and a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, You will have some time to refresh while your hearty breakfast is made. An essential part to your long day ahead!
After breakfast, we will pack up and make our way to the Okavango Delta.
After a few hours you will stop at one of the boat stations and meet your river guide who will take you on a 2 hour Mokoro safari in the north eastern part of the Okavango Delta.
Upon returning you will continue your safari and make your way to several places of interest within the reserve such as major floodplains, waterholes, breeding areas for large animal herds etc.
Enjoy the night ahead back at your campsite and listen to the traditional stories and beliefs of the local Botswana people often breaking into dance and song.
Day 4: Scenic flight and Drop off in Maun
The sounds of the bush will wake you up on this beautiful morning. A delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee will be served. (different dietary requirements are catered for)
Today you will enjoy a scenic fight over the Okavango Delta. This is one amazing experience!
SCENIC FLIGHT OVER THE DELTA
Enjoy a breath-taking flight in your own private aircraft over the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in Northern Botswana, known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, turning the land into a lush animal habitat. Dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants, and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes, rhinos, and more.
Depart from Maun Airport. Take in views of the beautiful channels that meander through the papyrus-fringed waterways, passing palm-covered islands. Gear up for high chances of heart-stopping excitement and big game viewing. Observe how the channels wander through the delta in ever-changing paths as this dynamic water system evolves. The vastness of this pristine wilderness is breath-taking.
Sightseeing from a small plane on a scenic flight will give you the ultimate view of the Okavango Delta’s spectacular geography and wildlife. There’s no better way to grasp the outstanding beauty of the Okavango Delta region. Once the flight is complete, the plane will land at Maun Airport where the activity started.
Picnic snacks and refreshments are included and will be served once you “hit the ground”.
Drop off will be late afternoon/early evening.