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9 Night Okavango Delta Special | October 23 to November 1

Okavango Delta Special 9 Night October 23 to November 1 starts in Kasane

  • 3 nights Chobe Nantanga including a 3 hr boat cruise
  • 3 nights Savuti
  • 3 nights Moremi Khwai inc 2 1/2hr mekoro
  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

COST PER PERSON: US$3240 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 6 spaces left!

3 nights Chobe Nantanga including a 3 hr boat cruise

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

We meet you at 10am at the Kazungula Border, on the 23rd October and have a 3 hour lunch boat cruise on the Chobe River before venturing deep into the park to our site. The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.
The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), Sable, Roan, Waterbuck and numerous other animals you can view.
The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water and nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, the site we are staying at is Nantanga, far from other tourists and about 1/2 an hour from the river.

3 nights Savuti

Upside down leopard Magotho area Khwai

On the 26th October, after a short early morning game drive and breakfast, we drive 6 hours to Savuti. The Savuti Channel in northern Botswana is a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game congregated and adapted in its wake. The Channel dried up in 2015 and things are again very dry there until the rains in November fill up the natural pans. There are 3 pumped boreholes in the Savuti area – Rhino Vlei (should be operational again in 2018) Marabou Pan and Pump Pan. These waterholes attract vast numbers of game when it is dry here,  June to November.
In the rainy season (normally November through to April) Savuti attracts many grazers to its short sweet grasses, and a large number of Zebra and Wildebeest congregate on the Marsh. There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph.

We have 3 nights here before, on the 29th October moving to Moremi Game Reserve, a drive of about 6 hrs.

3 nights Moremi Khwai including a  2  and a half hour mekoro trip

Wild dog Moremi Botswana

Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km2, here land and Delta meet to create an exceedingly picturesque preserve of floodplains – either seasonally or perennially wet, waterways, lagoons, pools, pans, grasslands and riparian, riverine and mophane forests. This makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination.

It is the only Game Reserve inside the World Heritage listed Okavango Delta. Some of the exclusive campsites we use could be the in the Garden of Eden the scenery is so lovely! We stay for 3 nights in a site next to the Khwai River and will explore the Khwai area extensively from Hippo Pools. We will leave the park one morning for a tranquil 2 1/2 hour mekoro trip.

Final Day

On the 1st November we have an early start and breakfast before driving to Maun arriving 9am in time for an Air Botswana flight to Kasane.

COST PER PERSON: US$3240 per person sharing fully inclusive for the 9 nights. 6 spaces left!

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees