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12 Night Delta & Chobe Special 22nd August 2017


2012 March Khwai River ele playing

SPECIAL ! 8 places left, cost pp sharing US$3840 all inclusive for 12 Nights!

XAKANAXA, MOREMI GAME RESERVE:  Nights of the 19/20/21 August

Hippo Yawning Okavango

This safari leaves Maun for Moremi on the morning of the 19th August where we drive 4 hours to Khwai and set up camp there. Contained within an area of approximately 3900 km2, 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. All naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Black and White Rhino have been re-introduced, now making the reserve a ‘Big Five’ destination. It is the only Game Reserve inside the Okavango Delta. We have 3 nights here and will explore the area from Hippo Pools to Khwai and beyond extensively. We then move camp to

KHWAI COMMUNITY AREA: Nights of the 22/23/24 August

Ulinda Tent Chobe

On the 22 August we drive another 2 hours, leaving Moremi and entering Khwai Community Concession area where we have 3 nights at a lovely site at Magotho, under large Acacia Tree’s. In this area it is possible to drive off road, great for Leopard sightings. We can also do some spotlighting at night. You will enjoy a 2 1/2 hour mekoro trip whilst here.

Khwai concession is a community-run private reserve adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, divided from it by the Khwai River. The river attracts high concentrations of thirsty wildlife. Riverine forest lines the wide water lily and papyrus covered floodplains around the Khwai River. A myriad of colourful birdlife is found in this watery habitat that is a breeding area for many species. Away from the river and plains is thick mophane woodland dotted with pans that attract many animal species and where we often spot wild dog. The Khwai Community is running this area and all fees paid here go into the local Community providing schools, scholarships, water pumps and more.

We spend 3 nights here, exploring this beautiful area, and can drive off road at your guides discretion. We can also do spotlighting at night, and you will enjoy a tranquil 2 1/2hr mekoro trip whilst here.

On the 25th August we drive 5 hrs to Savuti.

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 has congregated and adapted in its wake. The Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators, had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it had brought with it.
ear the entrance gate and Maribou Pan 20 kms away.Then in 2015 the Channel stopped flowing again and is now totally dry. Water is only pumped for the animals at 2 Boreholes, Pump Pan nIn 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 rock island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph.

CHOBE RIVERFRONT: Nights of the 28/29/30 August

Lions play fighting Chobe Floodpalin

The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. Everything must be taken in to these sites – even water. Nothing may be left behind, so they remain pristine. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, our site is a few kms away from the river and in the dry season you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a 15 minutes away from our tented camp. The river is the focus of our time here and we will enjoy a 3 hour boat cruise on the Chobe River from Kasane on our 2nd day here, a highlight of the safari.

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SPECIAL ! 8 places left, cost pp sharing US$3840 all inclusive for 12 Nights!