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The Best Of Botswana: Morula Level

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,349

Head on incredible game drives throughout the diverse landscape of Botswana. Passing between the Okavango Delta, East Moremi, and Chobe National Park, you'll enjoy safari drives and boat cruises that'll showcase the breathtaking landscape and majestic animals of the African wilderness, including lions, hippos, giraffes, and elephants.


This 9-day Botswana safari begins in Maun, a frontier town where you'll connect to the wonders of the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is a massive inland delta that's known for its large numbers of birds and animals that live along the shoreline. Staying at a private safari camp, you'll head on game drives in the region to see the incredible wildlife and have the option of taking a boat cruise along the Okavango Delta to see the hippos and crocodiles that live in the waters. At night, you'll return to your safari camp for sundowners and to enjoy dinner beneath the stars.

Continue your Botswana travel to Khwai, where you'll spend a couple days exploring the landscape of East Moremi on game drives. Explore the area around the Khwai River, which borders Moremi Game Reserve and is home to all manner of majestic creatures, from waterbuck to impala and hippos. You'll also have the chance to see buffalo, giraffe, and lions as you explore area. Pass onto Savute in the southwest Chobe region to explore grassland peppered with Acacia bushes and stony outcroppings. This is also the home of the famous Basarwa rock paintings, which date back many thousands of years. During your time in Savute, you'll have a good chance of seeing lone elephant bulls as well as many lions, zebras, and hyenas.

Close out your Botswana safari in Chobe National Park, home to the largest number of elephants in Africa. As you explore the park on game drives, you'll also have plenty of opportunity to see leopards, water buffalo, and hippos and crocodiles passing through the waters. Aftewards, connect to Kasane, near the meeting point of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers to connect back home.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,349

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Day 1

Arrive Maun

Upon arriving at Maun airport you will be met by your professional guide and driven into the Okavango Delta to your private mobile camp. This journey takes approximately 4 hours though community areas and national park. Here you can freshen up before heading out on a game drive to explore this great wildlife area.

Accommodation: Private Campsite in Okavango Delta

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Okavango Delta

An early wake-up call is followed by a light continental breakfast before your morning game drive. During the heat of the day you can have a light lunch and siesta in camp before heading off for another game drive in the afternoon. You will return early evening after a sundowner to a camp fire and delicious meal under the stars. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy an optional 3 hour private boat cruise (at additional cost) in the beautiful waters of the Okavango Delta. This part of Okavango is typical wetland and the scenery varies from grassy flood plains dotted with large termite mounds to well developed mopane forests and riverine woodland; from meandering streams to large open lagoons; from small islands fringed with palms to larger islands with forests of sausage and ebony trees. The Okavango Delta’s beauty is beyond compare.

Accommodation: Private Campsite in Okavango Delta

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Okavango Delta to Khwai

You will wake up early for breakfast before heading out for a full day in the bush while the team take down and relocate your private camp to the Khwai/east Moremi area of the Delta. After arriving in Khwai you can explore the area in the game drive vehicle with your guide during the afternoon. Dinner is served under the stars and drinks enjoyed around a camp fire.

Accommodation: Private Campsite in Khwai

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Khwai

You have a whole day to explore East Moremi on morning and afternoon game drives and you can also choose to experience the traditional form of delta transport by taking an optional 2.5 hour Mokoro trip (at additional cost) out on the silent Delta waters. The beautiful Khwai River borders the Eastern end of Moremi Game Reserve and offers a wetland system with grassy plains and pans surrounded by well-developed mopane forests and riverine woodland. Large breeding herds of elephant are common as are lechwe, waterbuck, impala, hippos. One can also hope to see buffalo, giraffe, bushbuck, lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah, black-backed and side-striped jackal, zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe, bush babies, fruit bats, sable,kudu, roan, steenbok, duiker, honey badger. The birdlife includes water birds as well as dry land birds. Accommodation: Private Campsite in Khwai

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Khwai to Savute

An early start to break camp and drive to Savute in the south/west region of Chobe. You stop for a pack lunch on the way while the back up team go ahead and set up your next camp. The drive is approximately 4 hours through National Park and community areas. After settling into your new camp you can go on a short game drive to explore your new surroundings if time permits or just relax in your new campsite.

Accommodation: Private Campsite in Savute

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 6

Savute

You have a whole day to explore Savute. An early start in the morning with a break in camp during the heat of the day for lunch and a rest, then back out in the afternoon ensures the best chances of seeing plentiful game. The Marsh in Savute is typical grassland surrounded by Acacia bush and stony outcrops and is a haven for wildlife and the famous Basarwa rock paintings. Savute is famous for its lone elephant bulls, its lions and hyenas as well as the zebra and wildebeest migrations. Other game one can hope to see include: giraffe, tsessebe, warthog, black-backed jackal, leopard, cheetah, bat-eared fox, impala, wild dog, kudu.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Chobe National Park

You will drive north to the Chobe National Park riverfront. Enjoy a cold drink and a light packed lunch on the way. The drive is about 4 hours through national park and community areas. You will arrive in camp in the afternoon where you can either relax and enjoy your new surroundings or proceed on a short game drive and a enjoy a sundowner near the Chobe river.

Accommodation: Private Campsite in Chobe National Park

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 8

Chobe National park

There will be an early wake-up call followed by a light continental breakfast before you leave in a morning game drive to track animals large and small. You will return to camp, depending on what you find, for a light lunch/brunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to camp for a hot bush shower and a meal under the stars in the evening. Along the Chobe riverfront the terrain is that of a typical riverine ecosystem. Away from the river we have mixed miombo and broadleaved woodland that harbours rich avifauna. Northern Chobe is famous for its huge elephant & buffalo herds, puku, kudu, Chobe bushbuck and hippo as well as diverse bird life. One could also hope to see lion, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Depart Kasane

As the sunrises it’s time to say goodbye to the team that has been looking after you on your safari adventure. A short drive into town takes you to the Chobe River where you will embark on an optional private 3 hour boat cruise (at additional cost) before bidding farewell to your guide and continuing on your journey. The Safari concludes in Kasane.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • All transfers
  • En- suite tented accommodation in 5m x 3m mini meru tents
  • All meals
  • All drinks (including water red/white wine, beer, selection of soft drinks, gin, whisky, brandy, amarula, tonic, tea and coffee, but excluding premium brands)
  • Private 4x4 game drives as indicated in itinerary with professional guide
  • National Park and Camping Fees
  • Private campsite

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Activities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB SAFARIAMAU0118SG: BOB 2
28 Feb 2019
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