This Safari starts when you fly into Maun on the 30th June 2021 and overnight at The Waterfront, dinner at The Waterfront and a safari brief from your guide.
1st July 2021- we collect you at 9am and we drive under 3 hours to the entrance to Moremi Game Reserve, at South Gate (Maqwee) where we check into the Park, and then go another 2 hours or less to our site only a few kms from Xakanaxa. We settle you into your luxury Sahara Tent and show you the camp, and then have a short rest period before afternoon tea and an evening game drive.
We will explore our immediate surroundings that afternoon before finding a scenic place for Sunset and sundowners (like a Gin and Tonic) before returning to our camp. We will settle in and enjoy snacks and drinks around the fire before you help yourselves to a tasty hearty dinner. We normally retire to our tents early, so to be ready for the adventures ahead! We supply you each with a solar powered lamp to read by, and suggest you bring a head lamp, with rechargeable batteries.
2nd July – Moremi Game Reserve – we wake you early in the morning, in the dark, and put warm water in your individual washing basins in your en suite. We then have a good breakfast by the fire before we embark on our morning game drive. It is like a treasure hunt, seeing the tracks that the nocturnal animals have left on the road and looking out, as we drive slowly along for a good sunrise subject
We may stay in the Xakanaxa area or venture further afield, this will depend on what we have hear during the night and what we have found early morning. We have our morning tea with us and normally stop for a break about 3 hours after we have left our camp. We will then game drive until we reach our camp for a break and a yummy lunch followed by a siesta period during which you can recharge your digital equipment look at photo’s already taken, play games or simply sleep. The choice is yours. We gather at around 3.30pm for tea, coffee fruit and biscuits before leaving at 4pm for our afternoon adventure. On this we will game drive (depending on what and where we found that morning) and stop for sundowners, same routine as night before.
Ulinda Safaris luxury safari tent with en suite.
On the 3rd July 2021 we wake you early as usual and we drive to the boat station at Xakanaxa at 6.30am for a Full Day Boat Cruise into the Inner Delta giving us a great chance to see the rare elusive Sitatunga deep inside the Okavango Delta. We will go to the Heronry Island neay Godikwe talking a picnic Lunch with us which we will enjoy on an island. We will only return to the Xakanaxa Boat station late in the afternoon and will have a sundowner on the boat before mooring. Normal night time routine.
4th July 2021 we have you pack your bags and be out bright and early, as we are moving again, this time to Khwai. We will game drive locally before getting radio message from the Back Up Team that all is packed and loaded. We again have a snack before driving through the park, via Hippo Pools where we enjoy another picnic lunch and relax at the platform there for a couple of hours. When we reach North Gate we will check out of Moremi and fill our water trailer before driving through Khwai Village and then going to our next site, a beautiful Operators Site in the Khwai Concession area. Here our staff will set up our camp for the next 3 nights. Here we have the freedom (at your guides discretion) to drive off the road, do night drives with a spotlight and get out of our vehicles and explore a bit, we even have a 2 1/2 hour mekoro trip whilst here early morning on the 7th September 2021
You will take a tranquil mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) trip with community members while in Khwai.
This area is famous for it’s Leopards!!They can be very relaxed around us and often give us great photographic opportunities.
On the 7th July 2021 after 3 nights at Khwai we have another moving day routine in place, and will leave the Okavango Delta, and enter the famous Chobe National park for our last 6 nights on Safari.
Once our camp is packed and mobile we drive approximately 5 hours to Savuti. Thought by many to be Botswana’s premium Wildlife Destination and famed for it’s large prides of Elephant killing Lions, this area is always a huge pleasure to visit. Our site is well situated, close to Pump Pan and Harveys Pans.
We have 3 nights at Savuti and will make the most of it visiting the huge dry marsh, and the solar powered waterholes at Rhino Vlei and Marabou Pan daily, a lot of action can sometimes be found around these remote waterholes. We will also visit a rock island that helps protect 13 Baobab Tree’s from Elephants. In September 2019 we found an Aardwolf Den on the Marsh and will be seeing if it is being used again
On the 10th July 2021 we have our longest moving day, from Savuti to the Chobe River area, sometimes 7 hours of driving – you will appreciate our vehicles that close up for this and protect you against wind and dust and allow us to travel at normal speeds once we reach the tarmac road at Kachikau Village 4 hours slog from Savuti. We sometimes get stuck in the sand at the notorious Kachikau crossing but this is usually brief and just adds to the adventure that is a mobile safari!! We will be driving in convoy with our back up team, and we will all enjoy a simple tasty lunch at a picnic site near Kavimba Village with Baobab Tree’s. We leave the tar road past Ngoma Gate and our back up team will then go ahead as we game drive along the Chobe River taking our time to reach our new, final exclusive camp site which is minutes from the river and floodplain and deep within the park.
We will go into Kasane Town for a 3 hour boat cruise on the 12th September, usually a highlight of your safari, after our early morning drive, returning to our camp for siesta time around 4pm. We will be able to explore the entire riverfront from Ngoma to the west to Serondera to the east. Great for photo
graphy and finding something “different”.
On our last safari day, the 13th July 2021, we will have a last early morning drive, before returning to our camp for a Full English breakfast and your last chance to see our amazing staff. We then drive you, at 9am to the Zimbabwe Border, to visit the mighty Victoria Falls, OR highly recommended, we drive you to Ngoma Gate and you transfer to Katimo Mulilo in Namibia to embark on a 3 night Houseboat safari on the Zambezi River
8 places left, cost pp sharing for our Luxury Sahara Tents US$6,300 pp all inclusive Houseboat Safari and Victoria Falls extra