On the 31st August we meet you in Maun and we drive to Magotho in the Khwai Community trust, opposite Moremi Game Reserve. The floodwaters are very high this year and much of Moremi Game Reserve will be under water so the Khwai area with it’s abundant game and natural beauty will have many advantages over the park.
We spend 3 nights in this beautiful area next to the strongly flowing Khwai River – the new water of the year is already coming in. Here you can expect to see many waterbirds such as the Majestic African Fish Eagle and the Delicate Jacana. We will also see Hippos, Elephants and of course if lucky the predators. This year we have had some great sightings of lions with young cubs here. While in Khwai in addition to our normal game drives we can do some evening spotlighting and drive off road at your guide’s discretion, also get out of the vehicle when appropriate. This is not possible in the National Parks. All proceeds for camping in this pristine area go to the local villagers.
On the 2nd September we head up to Savuti, and have a site next to the flowing Channel. We have 3 nights exploring Savuti, and will visit a secluded tree island of 13 baobabs, and some ancient San Paintings on Bushman Hill. Savuti was our best area for seeing Leopard in 2011, we will be trying hard to spot this beautiful cat. The recently renewed Savuti Marsh also attracts high levels of wildlife and the predators that follow them. There are some large groups of the elusive and endangered African Wild Dog in the area as well and Savuti always brings new surprises.
On the 6th September, we drive further north to the Chobe River, and have 3 nights in an exclusive site near Ihaha. Chobe has the world’s highest elephant population and sightings of these leviathans are guaranteed. We will have a 3hr boat cruise on the Chobe River on the 7th September providing the opportunity to get close to many animals drinking from the river without spooking them and to observe the huge Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and Nile Monitor Lizards.
This safari finishes in Kasane on the 9th September – you can transfer to Zambia or Zimbabwe to see the spectacular Victoria Falls (Ulinda is happy to help with arranging travel and accomodation should you wish to do so).
Price pp sharing is US $2,880
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