7 Day Safari –

From USD 2,615 p.p.s.

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Overview

This highly recommended wildlife safari embraces the prime gameviewing potential of two of Botswana’s best wildlife areas, Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Community Area where you have the freedom to do night drives.

Moremi forms part of the eastern part of the Okavango Delta and the Khwai Community Area is situated just outside the northeastern border of Moremi.

The wealth of habitats and pristine beauty of these two areas add great value to your wildlife safari experience.

Accommodation is in fully serviced ensuite Tented Camps and apart from your day and night drives, activities include bush walks and an Okavango boat cruise.

Charter flights to and from Moremi allow you to see the magnificent Okavango Delta from the air, a bonus for its scenic value, aerial gameviewing and insight into this unique wilderness area.

This fantastic wildlife safari would amount to nothing without the experience, knowledge and passion of your guide and the dedicated services of your safari chef and camp assistants.

Highlights

  • The Moremi Game Reserve
  • Exploring the fringes of the Okavango Delta by mokoro
  • The freedom of the Khwai Concession Area
  • Charter flight over the Okavango Delta

Itinerary

DAY 1

LETAKA TENTED CAMP, XAXANAXA, MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Fully Serviced Ensuite Tented Camping Full Board

After your arrival at Maun International Airport you will be met by Mack Air for your charter flight at approximately 14h00 to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve where you will be met by your guide.

Spending our first three nights camping in the Xakanaxa region, we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day.

Wildlife: From the air only the larger animals are seen easily. These include large breeding herds of African elephant that live in the mopane scrub. On the open plains large herds of buffalo and lechwe can be seen and in the waterways rafts of hippopotami are a common sight. Once you land in Xakanaxa the smaller game can be found.

Birding: A good day for raptors with African Hawk-Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Shikra, Little Sparrowhawk, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Tawny Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle* and Steppe Eagle* all inhabiting the mopane and adjacent woodlands. Other birds common along this route includes most of Botswana’s hornbills including Red-billed, Southern Yellow-billed, African Grey, Bradfield’s and the Southern Ground Hornbills. A large number of brood-parasites may also be seen. Diederick Cuckoo*, Levaillant’s Cuckoo*, Jacobin Cuckoo*, Great-spotted Cuckoo*, African Cuckoo*, Common Cuckoo*, Shaft-tailed Whydah, Pin-tailed Whydah, Eastern Paradise Whydah, Greater Honeyguide, and Lesser Honeyguide.

Included : All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T), game drives, scenic flight, all entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.

DAYS 2 & 3

LETAKA TENTED CAMP, XAXANAXA, MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Fully Serviced Ensuite Tented Camping – Full Board

Habitat: Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent.

Wildlife: Moremi is amongst the best game reserves in Africa for viewing the endangered African wild dog. Xakanaxa is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo whose range covers the territories of at least 4 prides of lion which may often be seen flanking the ever moving herd. Breeding herds of elephant move between their browsing areas in the mopane forests and the fresh water of the Okavango. Red lechwe are one of the more unusual antelope species and commonly found here.

Birding: The swampy areas of Xakanaxa are home to African Rail, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Black Coucal*, Red-chested Flufftail, African Crake*, Black Crake, Chirping Cisticola, Luapula Cisticola, Purple Swamphen, Allen’s Gallinule to name but a few. The open waters attract African Skimmer, Saddle-billed Stork, Yellow-billed Stork, Intermediate Egret, Goliath Heron, African Fish Eagle as well as the globally threatened Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane.

Included : All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T), game drives, all entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.

DAY 4

LETAKA TENTED CAMP, KHWAI COMMUNITY AREA
Fully Serviced Ensuite Tented Camping – Full Board

Habitat: The Manuchira Channel is known as the Khwai River at its eastern most extremity. The day’s journey follows this water course, with the track weaving from the riverside and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands that make Khwai one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango. We pass the magnificent Dombo Hippo Pools in the morning stopping to enjoy the scenery and the antics of the resident hippo.

Wildlife: The western mopane veld is home to mostly breeding herds of elephant whilst the eastern reaches of Khwai is home to some impressive old bulls. The mature bulls revel in the cool waters of the Khwai and are far more approachable while drinking and bathing than the breeding herds. The river has an unusually high density of hippo as well as some huge crocodile. Leopard, cheetah, serval and lion are common predators along this route and both Xakanaxa as well as Khwai are included in the home ranges of 2 different packs of wild dog. General game includes southern giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, tessebe and red lechwe with roan and sable antelope being less common residents.

Birding: In the mopane woodlands African Hawk-Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Little Sparrowhawk, African Harrier Hawk and Shikra are common raptors. Mixed bird parties move through the canopy and include Red-headed Weaver, Stierling’s Wren-Warbler, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Neddicky, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Chin-spot Batis, Diederik Cuckoo* to name but a few. The verges of the swamp form breeding grounds for the Rosy-Longclaw, Black Coucal*, Long-legged Bustard and the African Crake*

Included : All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T), game drive and night drive, all entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.

DAYS 5 & 6

LETAKA TENTED CAMP, KHWAI COMMUNITY AREA
Fully Serviced Ensuite Tented Camping – Full Board

Habitat: We spend our time between the dry-land habitats of the lead-wood and camel-thorn woodlands and savannahs and the riverside and marshy back-waters of the Khwai.

Wildlife: The Khwai region boasts excellent populations of both bull elephant as well as breeding herds. Lion, leopard, serval and African wildcat are common predators of the region with wild dog and cheetah being less common. Buffalo use this area seasonally with large herds moving in during the summer rains. The swampy areas in the west are home to red lechwe. Other ungulates include tsesebe, blue wildebeest, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, roan antelope and impala.

Birding: Truly one of Botswana birding Mecca’s. The western reaches are prime habitat for the uncommon Rosy-throated Longclaw. The entire length of the river is hunting domain for the Bat-Hawk. Other interesting raptors here are Cuckoo Hawk (rare), Long-crested Eagle and Black Sparrowhawk. More commonly Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle*, Lesser-spotted Eagle*, Martial Eagle, Bateleur and African Hawk-Eagle. The waterways host Africa Rail, African Crake*, Greater Painted Snipe, Allen’s Gallinule*, Lesser Jacana and Lesser Moorhen*.

Included : All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T), game drives, walking safaris (conditions permitting), night drives and mokoro excursion, all entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.

DAY 7 END OF SAFARI

After breakfast we take a game-drive to the airstrip where you will be met by your charter flight back to Maun.

This marks the end of your Safari.

Rates 2020 & 2021

  • 1 Jan – 31 Mar – USD 2,615 per person sharing
  • 1 Apr – 30 Jun – USD 3,700 per person sharing
  • 1 Jul – 31 Oct – USD 4,350 per person sharing
  • 1 – 30 Nov – USD 3,700 per person sharing
  • 1 – 31 Dec – USD 2,615 per person sharing

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Inclusions

  • Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation with beds, bed linen and towels & private bathroom en-suite
  • Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle
  • Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles
  • Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves
  • All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves
  • All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) whilst in Letaka Tented Camps
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • 12% Value Added Tax