This fantastic safari begins on the 1st September 2021, when you arrive in Maun and we meet you and take you to the Waterfront, where you can unwind and relax after your flights.
The next morning the 2nd September 2021 at 9am, we collect you and we drive 2 1/2 hrs to the Southern entrance of Moremi Game Reserve, where you check into the Park and we have a light lunch whilst our water trailer fills. We then have another 4 hours game driving, to get us to our camp near Third Bridge. Our team will have gone ahead and our camp should be ready by the time we arrive. We will show you the camp, and your tent – if you are a couple this will be a luxury Sahara walk in tent with toilet and shower en suite, and your own private verandah. A single person normally has their own 3 metre dome tent with toilet en suite.
This area is isolated and in a very rich game and bird area. 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.
3rd September Third Bridge 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 subjectWe may stay in the 3rd and 4th Bridge 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 lunchfollowed 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.
On the 5th September 2020 we wake you early as usual and we drive to the boat station at Third Bridge at 6am for a 3 hour Boat Cruise into the Inner Delta giving us a great chance to see the rare elusive Sitatunga deep inside the Okavango Delta. We return to 3rd Bridge and to our camp for lunch, siesta and afternoon game drive, Normal night time routine.
5th September 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 Sitenext to the water 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
On the 8th September 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 (which will be dry)
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 11th September 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 25 minutes from the river and floodplain and deep within the park. This female Leopard was close to the river after leaving her kill for an early morning drink in the river.
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 photography and finding something “different”.
On our last safari day, the 14th September 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$7,850 pp cost pp sharing using our toilet en suite dome tents US$6,650 all inclusive Houseboat Safari and Victoria Falls extra