Eleven Night Northern Wings Birding Safari
This safari offers the best that northern Botswana has to offer in provides both excellent wildlife viewing and birding
This safari explores four distinct areas within the region, Xakanaxa, Khwai, Savute and Chobe providing an excellent overview of the region. Deep in the Moremi Game Reserve Xakanaxa offers diverse habitat with floodplains, mopane woodland and scattered ephemeral water pans. The Khwai Concession provides diverse activities and is explored on foot, by dug-out mokoro and both day and night game drives. Savute provides opportunities to view both big game and birds. The legendary Chobe River provides a fitting conclusion to this safari and is explored by both boat and game drives.
With a real focus on birds, this is a must safari for birding enthusiasts.
Day by Day Itinerary
This is a diverse environment with every type of mopane habitat being well represented in this drive from the towering cathedral woodlands Xakanaxa to the classic climax mopane woodland and in the drier and harsher habitats, extensive stretches of scrub mopane. The San-ta-Wani region has scattered ephemeral water pans with large floodplains and camel-thorn woodlands. 40 km of the drive is in Moremi Game Reserve with a further 40 km in areas designated for wildlife management where animals roam freely to and from the Game Reserve.
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.
RATES FOR NINE NIGHT NORTHERN WINGS BIRDING SAFARI
|13 to 24 January 2017||Maun – Kasane|
|10 to 21 February 2017||Maun – Kasane|
|18 to 29 March 2017||Maun – Kasane|
|6 to 17 December 2017||Maun – Kasane|
LETAKA SAFARIS SERVICE LEVELS
Fully Serviced Tented 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.