Arrive in Maun, the safari capital, and overnight in the Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
We depart Maun and travel the 5 – 6 hour journey into the Moremi Game Reserve which is situated in the Okavango Delta. Here we will camp in a private campsite in the heart of the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Day 2 takes us on a boat ride on the main channels and lagoon systems of the northern reaches of the Okavango
Delta. There is a great variety of birdlife along these channels, and mammals such
as the elusive otter and majestic lechwe may be seen. If we are lucky we may even
see an elephant cooling off in the clear waters or catch a glimpse of the shy
sitatunga. We usually spend most of the day out so we will pack a picnic lunch to
be enjoyed in a shady spot in this picturesque part of Moremi. In the evening we
return to the camp for warm shower and a hearty meal while listening to the sounds
of the African bush at night.
After enjoying our early morning breakfast and clearing our tents we start our
journey to the Eastern most extremity of the Okavango Delta. The Xakanaxa area
is rich in habitat and wildlife. The animals are attracted to the narrow ribbon of
water the River and this provides for some spectacular wildlife viewing. This is an
area where lion and leopard may be seen. There is a healthy population of plains
game, including kudu, impala, giraffe and zebra.
Here we will spend our days doing game drives and also have a chance to relax
and catch up with our diaries during the siesta time of the afternoon on day 5.
Today we have a 6 – 7 hour journey to Savuti- we will be travelling through
wilderness area for the whole journey. This is a day that puts into perspective the
sheer size of this wilderness area. Savuti lies in an ancient lake bed that is
punctuated with small rocky-hills (kopjes), some of which hold ancient San rock
paintings. Here we explore the Savuti marsh and river bed for the abundant
wildlife of this timeless place, including its famous elephant and lion population.
Wild dog are also regularly seen as well as a large variety of other mammals.
Savuti is a favoured area of wildlife photographers and film- makers and many
well-known wildlife documentaries have been filmed here.
Today’s journey takes us out of the ancient lake bed and Kalahari basin , through
the teak forests that make up the north eastern part of Botswana. For a long part of
the journey we will follow in the footsteps of famous missionary and explorer Dr
David Livingstone. We pass through some villages that are recorded by him in his
books about his travels. The Chobe river floodplain is undoubtedly one of the
greatest wildlife areas on the continent and one is sometimes overwhelmed by the
sheer numbers of animals. Here we divide our time between game drives along the
river and in the forest and a boat cruise on the Chobe River which is one of the
highlights of the trip. We will also have some time to do some curio shopping in
the village of Kasane.
Today we leave our camp for the last time as we are transferred to Victoria Falls.
Here we will overnight in a comfortable hotel. We will have time to spend a few
hours at the world famous “Smoke that Thunders” or in the local Batonka language
“Mosi Oa Tunya”.(The entry fee is the responsibility of guest) It is one of the 7
natural wonders of the world . There are also optional activities including white
water rafting, helicopter flights or even bungee jumping. The restaurant dinner that
evening is the responsibility of the guest.
We have time for some more craft and curio shopping before we transfer to the Vic
Falls airport to catch our onward flights.
End of safari