Best of Botswana Wild Places 2020
Our Best of Botswana’s Wild Places 2020 mobile safaris are the ultimate way to experience Botswana without compromising on comfort. All the 5 star luxury in the world cannot compare with sitting around a camp fire with a sundowner in one hand, listening to the soft call of a Scops owl and the low “huff” of lions in the distance.
A fully inclusive mobile tented safari in the African bush
Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta
4m x 4m walk in tents with proper beds and linen and an en suite bush bathroom with hot shower
The all-important camp crew move you effortlessly from park to park re-erecting the camp at each new private site while you are busy watching wildlife
Expert guide to maximise wildlife viewing
2 Nights camping in the Xakanaxa / 3rd bridge area of Moremi Game Reserve
3 Nights camping in the Khwai Area of Moremi Game Reserve
3 Nights camping in Savute, Chobe National Park
2 Nights camping in Chobe, Chobe National Park
Moremi Game Reserve
Khwai Game Reserve
Savute Marsh area, Chobe National Park
Northern Chobe National Park
Open sided safari vehicle
Maximum of seven guests
There is a central dining tent where delicious food is served three times a day with fresh bread cooked over an open fire.
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Your first experience of the Okavango Delta is from the air on a scenic flight to Moremi over the Delta and Chief’s Island. Your first two nights on safari will be spent camping in the Xakanaxa /3rd Bridge region of Moremi Game Reserve where you will explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. This area is particularly well known for wild dog sightings and lion prides often use Third Bridge as a means to cross from one area of the park to another without getting their paws wet!
Moremi Game Reserve has diverse vegetation including broad leafed woodlands and vast areas of marsh which are home to some of the largest buffalo herds in Botswana. Inevitably, with one of their favourite prey species in good number, Moremi’s lion prides are active both day and night.
You carry on north today to the beautiful area of Khwai which is sandwiched between Savuti in the north and Moremi in the south. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. You will spend the next three nights at a campsite near the river, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. Within Khwai you will also have the opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles and water birds whilst a dug out canoe trip further adds to the diversity of this area.
Some of the best wild dog sightings can be found around Khwai particularly during October and November when the herbivores have their young. Elephants have” landscaped” a whole woodland area leaving broken branches and tree trunks which has created a unique habitat of its own favoured by hunting leopards which can hide easily amongst the tangled branches waiting for their prey.
Night drives around Khwai are always a highlight of this unique safari. As darkness falls the nocturnal wildlife comes to life and with the aid of a non-intrusive spotlight you have the opportunity to see species rarely seen during the day such as civets, genets, aardvark, owls, etc and the carnivores are even more active under the cover of darkness.
You leave camp early this morning to drive to the Savuti area of Chobe stopping for a picnic lunch en route. The Savuti Marsh is huge and has several lion prides that call it home. Leopard sightings are generally very good here and large herds of buffalo thrive on the short grass plains. Your new remote camp will be set up by the time you drive into the new camp with sun-downers served around the fire and a hot shower and a delicious meal awaiting your arrival. 2 more nights here gives you the opportunity of exploring the Savuti area in depth..
Savuti is all about vast savanna and dramatic skies. The lion prides that call the marsh their home are scattered in isolated pockets carefully avoiding conflict with their neighbours. Cheetah also live on this open landscape, hunting from the fringes where they wait to launch their high speed attacks while still keeping a careful eye out for their larger cousins.
The woodland areas in Savuti are mainly mopane and are a firm favourite of elephant and often large herds can be seen browsing amongst the trees and enjoying the mud wallows as the water recedes. In the hills there are ancient rock paintings and the whole area is well known for its birdlife.
For your last 2 nights you will move on to northern Chobe. Known for its vast herds of elephants and beautiful carmine bee-eaters which are prolific in this area. Dominated by the Chobe River and with Namibia on the opposite bank the floodplains of Northern Chobe attract many bird species and aquatic mammals.
You end your mobile adventure with a boat cruise along the Chobe floodplains for a unique view of the wildlife that comes to graze and drink along the water’s edge. As you cruise through the waterways you come eye to eye with crocodiles, hippos and buffalo and kingfishers can be viewed from just a few feet away as they hunt for their food. A safari from a whole new perspective.
After your final morning safari you will be dropped off at Kasane Airport for your flight home, or we can arrange further adventures for you at nearby Victoria Falls, luxury boat cruises or photographic safaris on the Chobe River.