This morning, after an early breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport, a drive of 30 minutes, for your flight to Maun, Botswana. This is a 2 hour flight. On arrival, once you have cleared customs and immigration you will proceed to the arrivals hall where you will be met by a representative who will assist you onto your 20 minute light aircraft flight to the Okavango. This is a wonderful introduction to the Delta, which is beautiful from above. On landing your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge, a 15 minute game drive.
Khwai River lodge was one of the original safari lodges of the Okavango and commands a wonderful spot on the banks of the Khwai river, in east Moremi. Each of the tented rooms are fully equipped with all comforts including air conditioning and a mini bar. A private deck offers the perfect spot to relax between activities and watch the animals go by. There is a good size swimming pool, open sided dining area and spa.
Once you have met the team and settled into your room you will have some light refreshments while your guide introduces you to the area and the activities on offer. You will then set out on your first game drive, stopping for sundowners in a scenic spot before returning with a spotlight to the lodge, looking out for nocturnal creatures on the way.
The Khwai area is a pretty area and boasts some of the best year-round game viewing in Botswana, with good resident game and impressive predator numbers it is a popular destination. Lion, leopard and wild dog are regularly seen. Activities focus on day and night drives and guided walks.
The next morning you wake early for your first early morning game drive, this is the best time to catch the predators while they are still active. Tracking the events of the night before your guide will translate the news of the bush as you explore this area. Stopping for coffee and a chance to stretch your legs half way through the drive. Around mid morning, after about 4 hours drive, you return to the lodge for a hearty brunch followed by a few hours to yourself to relax and enjoy the beautiful lodge. Later that afternoon you meet your guide for high tea and then depart on your afternoon game drive, perhaps following up on the events from earlier in the day or tracking the predators as they begin to stir again as the day cools.