Six Night Miracle Rivers Mobile Safari
This mobile safari explores two distinct regions of the Okavango Delta and offers an excellent introduction the delta with access to the rich game viewing of the Moremi Game Reserve and the flexibility of the Khwai Concession
Exploring both the Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai Concession, this mobile safari provides a comprehensive delta experience and combines exploring the delta by mokoro with the big game experience of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve.
Operated by the leaders in scheduled departure mobile safaris, Letaka Safaris, this safari combines comfortable accommodation with the company’s experienced and highly regarded guides and can be combined with the company’s Delta Explorer series.
With three nights spent in the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve, guests can expect to see herds of elephant, buffalo and lechwe along with the accompanying predators.
The Khwai Community Concession allows for more flexible activities including night drives, game walks and mokoro excursions. The concession is home to good populations of lion and leopard as well as cheetah and African wild dog.
Day by Day Itinerary
The summer departures depart Maun by vehicle at 0800 hours and drive to Xakanaxa.
You will explore the Xakanaxa region by vehicle on morning and afternoon game drives. The area has a variety of habitats, from vast open floodplains to thick mopane scrub and the area is home to a resident herd of buffalo as well as well as prides of lion. It is also one of the best places in Africa to see the highly endangered African wild dog.
Other species commonly seen include lechwe and hippopotamus as well as an excellent selection of birds.
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.
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.
The Khwai Concession provides fantastic game drives, both by day and night, and you will also have the opportunity to explore the area on foot and in the traditional mokoro (canoe). Night game drives with spotlights provide a glimpse into the delta’s nocturnal world.
The area is home to excellent populations of elephant, lion, leopard, serval and African wild cat. The area supports seasonal herds of buffalo after the summer rain.
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.
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.
RATES FOR SIX NIGHT MIRACLE RIVERS MOBILE SAFARI
|6 to 12 January 2017||Maun – Maun|
|21 to 27 January 2017||Maun – Maun|
|4 to 10 February 2017||Maun – Maun|
|18 to 24 February 2017||Maun – Maun|
|4 to 10 March 2017||Maun – Maun|
|18 to 24 March 2017||Maun – Maun|
|18 to 24 March 2017||Maun – Maun|
|9 to 15 April 2017||Maun – Maun|
|18 to 24 April 2017||Maun – Maun|
|6 to 12 May 2017||Maun – Maun|
|13 to 19 May 2017||Maun – Maun|
|20 to 26 May 2017||Maun – Maun|
|4 to 10 June 2017||Maun – Maun|
|11 to 17 June 2017||Maun – Maun|
|22 to 28 June 2017||Maun – Maun|
|9 to 15 July 2017||Maun – Maun|
|14 to 20 July 2017||Maun – Maun|
|27 July to 2 August 2017||Maun – Maun|
|6 to 12 August 2017||Maun – Maun|
|13 to 19 August 2017||Maun – Maun|
|20 to 26 August 2017||Maun – Maun|
|31 August to 6 September 2017||Maun – Maun|
|5 to 11 September 2017||Maun – Maun|
|14 to 20 September 2017||Maun – Maun|
|22 to 28 September 2017||Maun – Maun|
|1 to 7 October 2017||Maun – Maun|
|8 to 14 October 2017||Maun – Maun|
|19 to 25 October 2017||Maun – Maun|
|1 to 7 November 2017||Maun – Maun|
|12 to 18 November 2017||Maun – Maun|
|1 to 7 December 2017||Maun – Maun|
LETAKA SAFARIS SERVICE LEVELS
Fully Serviced Mobile Safari
Letaka Safaris use tried and tested walk-in wilderness tents (3 x 4m). These tents have a separate en-suite bathroom with long drop facilities and bucket showers, with water heated to order. Each tent has a veranda to the front.
Tents are lit with oil or paraffin lamps on the veranda and bathroom, but for safety an LED rechargeable light is provided in the tent.