The safari begins in Maun where your guide will meet you in the early afternoon at Maun Airport. From here, you and the rest of the small group will be driven through to the remote Mababe region - arriving to a set up private campsite after about three hours, depending on what you see on the way.
Your first night in Mababe will be a hint of things to come; arriving into camp in time for sunset, you will settle in to the beauty and sounds of this unique wilderness area. Perfectly positioned between the southern section of the Chobe National Park, and the Khwai and Moremi wildlife areas, the environment offers a mix of both habitats. The river channel winds through the savannah, attracting a diverse mix of animals that come to drink in the dry season, and enjoy the abundant grasses following the rains. Acacia woodland provides shade for all in the heat of the day, with large herds of elephants, buffalo and general game making the best use of it.
Early morning and afternoon game drives through the area will give you the best opportunity to witness the wilderness. You will also have the opportunity to venture out on a night drive, experiencing a very different type of safari, focussing on the wildlife that uses darkness to its best advantage.
The Mababe private concession belongs to the local community, and as caretakers for this pristine wilderness, there are controls in place which restricts the numbers of visitors to the area, making it a truly special experience for you.
An optional scenic helicopter safari is (at extra charge) is highly recommended; a chance to witness the beauty of the Okavango from the skies.