Botswana Mobile Safari – Great North Road
April – November
2019 & 2020

 

Overview:

Discover spectacular nature and wildlife destinations on the African continent – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and Savute. Spend 10 nights and 11 days in serviced camping accommodation in en-suite meru style tents on a mobile safari.

Highlights:
The Okavango is a unique ecosystem, an inland delta situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world – the Kalahari basin. This wetland lies like an oasis in an otherwise inhospitable landscape. Where land and delta meet, a mosaic of pans, grasslands, forests and lagoons provide an extremely rich and diverse habitat in which a multitude of animals and birds flourish. This wetland is one of the natural wonders of the world, and is a fragile ecosystem that remains one of the world’s least spoilt and most beautiful wildernesses, and is home to various unique species e.g. sitatunga antelope and red lechwe.

Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the eastern corner of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is one of the most beautiful and varied reserves found on the African continent with huge concentrations of wildlife and incredible scenery. The reserve consists of both swamped areas e.g. Xakanaxa, and dry-land areas e.g. Khwai.

Chobe National Park
The Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s finest game sanctuaries. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe encompasses a wide variety of diverse habitats offering extreme contrasts and is home to a breath-taking variety of animals and birds.

Savute
The Savute is characterized by the Savute Marsh, the Savute Channel and the Hills. During morning and late afternoon drives your guide will alternate between these areas. Anything can happen on the Savute Marsh and it’s best to get there early in the morning. A dominant feature of Savute are these Hills, one of which has a few perfectly preserved San bushmen paintings which are easily accessible. Savute has a very healthy population of leopard who live on the hills and the best time to see them is either first or last light as they leave their stony refuge to hunt in the surrounding bush. In sharp contrast to the lush Chobe riverfront is the seemingly endless desolate landscape of the Savute, famous for the dry marsh, sand ridge and volcanic hills, which are unique to this area. The marsh once contained the waters of the Makgadikgadi superlake, and the most typical feature of the landscape is the abundance of dead trees – evidence of the erratic flow of the Savute channel over the years. The area consists of large open game-filled plains, and is home to a variety of dry-land animals, including zebra, wildebeest, kudu, giraffe, wild dog, leopard, cheetah and lion.

The Chobe River Front
The Chobe River Front is famous for its abundance of elephants – the highest concentration of elephants to be found anywhere in the world. Chobe is also famous for its huge herds of Buffalo, for its rich birdlife and for its exquisite sunsets – a wildlife experience not to be missed.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1-2: Camping in the Xakanaxa / 3rd Bridge Area of the Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta.
Day 3-5: Camping in the Khwai Community Area, Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
Day 6-8: Camping at Savute within the Chobe National Park
Day 9-10: Camping at Chobe River front within the Chobe National Park
Day 11: Safari ends in Kasane

Please note above itinerary operates in reverse – Kasane to Maun – on select departures.

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Botswana Mobile Safari – Great North Road
April – November
2019 & 2020

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1-2 – Camping in the Xakanaxa / 3rd Bridge Area of the Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta.

Your safari guide will be there to welcome you on arrival at Maun Airport around noon. The exact departure time from Maun Airport will be advised closer to the time, as this depends on the commercial airlines flight schedules. Expect to leave Maun and begin the journey around lunchtime, where you head to Moremi Game Reserve, stopping for a picnic lunch en-route, and arriving at the campsite in time for sundowners.

Spending the first two nights camping in the Xakanaxa / 3rd Bridge region, explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. The Moremi Game Reserve forms part of the unique ecosystem called the Okavango Delta and Moremi covers up to one third of the Okavango. The total area of the Okavango covers up to 18,000 square kilometers of which the Moremi Game Reserve is 5,000 square kilometres.

Day 3-5 – Camping in the Khwai Community Area, Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve

Following an early breakfast, pack camp and continue the journey to Khwai, stopping for a picnic lunch en-route. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. Spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Here, you will also enjoy a 2 ½ hour Mekoro Trip exploring the water ways of Khwai which is the most eastern reach of the Okavango river system.

Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you a unique opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. It is important to note that night drives are not permitted within the national parks and reserves. These activities are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Khwai community area.

Day 6-8 – Camping at Savute within the Chobe National Park

Head further north en-route to Chobe National Park, were you spend the following three nights camping in a wilderness campsite in the Savute region, exploring the desert-like landscape of game drives. Never has there been a better time to visit Savute! The water from the Savute Channel reached the marsh for the first time in 30 years in 2010 winding its way from the North. Savute has for the last 30 years been an extremely dry area and lately its claim to fame has been the lion and elephant interaction as they come for the few drops of water that remain in the waterholes. These dynamics have changed with the arrival of the water …who knows what will happen.

Day 9-10 – Camping at Chobe River front within the Chobe National Park
Leaving this parched landscape, continue the journey north to the contrasting Chobe region of the park. Spend the last two nights camping in a wilderness campsite near the Chobe River, exploring the riverbanks and surrounding flood plains on game drives. On Day 10 you will also enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River which departs from Kasane.

Day 11 – Safari ends in Kasane
Following breakfast and a short game drive, your safari will end in Kasane around 0900am.

Please note above itinerary operates in reverse – Kasane to Maun – on select departures.

NOTE: Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, itineraries and activities, these are subject to change in light of changing local conditions (weather and roads) as well as availability. We reserve the right to change to a motor boat cruise subject to local conditions. You will be notified accordingly. Rates are subject to National Park increase by Botswana Government without prior notice.

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Botswana Mobile Safari – Great North Road
April – November
2019 & 2020

Rates:

2019

$5,395.00 Approx. Per Person Sharing (July – Oct / High Season)
$4,125.00 Approx. Per Person Sharing (Apr – June & Nov / Low Season)

2020

$5,665.00 Approx. Per Person Sharing (July – Oct / High Season)
$4,335.00 Approx. Per Person Sharing (Apr – June & Nov / Low Season)

**Minimum 1 pax for trip to depart. Maximum 7 pax.
**Minimum age 12 yrs old.
**No single supplement

15% discount for children 12-17 years inclusive when they travel with their parents.

Rates are based on per person sharing and are approximate until the time of booking. Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Included:

– Comfortable walk-in tented accommodation in a meru style tent with built in floors and mosquito gauze at windows and entrance. Beds are comfortable and include all bed linen and a towel
– En-suite bathrooms with a bucket shower and bush loo
– Licensed and experienced professional guide for the duration of your safari
– Game drives and local transfers in custom made open game drive vehicles with shade roof, game viewing seats and long-range fuel tanks
– All entrance and camping fees within the National Parks & Game Reserves.
– Private campsites are used wherever possible
– All meals & selected drinks (wine, beer, G&T, Coke, Coke Lite, fruit juice, bottled water) no other spirits
– Dedicated safari team including cook, camp assistant and back up driver
– Bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo and insect repellent)
– Medical evacuation insurance
– All activities as specified in the itinerary

Not Included:

– International & domestic or charter flights and airport departure taxes
– Visas
– Laundry
– Travel, cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)
– Optional safari extensions
– Spirits (other than Gin)
– Items of a personal nature
– Tips and gratuities

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Africa Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% safari package deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Africa Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

To reserve space on a trip on the Africa Easy website, Please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.


Select departures from April - November.
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