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 specialist birding safari allows you to discover northern Botswana’s phenomenal birdlife. 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.

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.

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Duration

This is a nine night safari


Starts

Kasane, Botswana


Ends

Maun, Botswana

Destinations

Xakanaxa – Moremi Game Reserve
Khwai Concession
Savute – Chobe National Park
Chobe Riverfront – Chobe National Park
Kazangula


Accommodation

Fully serviced en-suite mobile camping

Day by Day Itinerary
This safari departs Maun by vehicle by 0800 hours and will collect you from your accommodation at this time for the drive into Moremi. Those with previous safari arrangements or arriving by scheduled flights will need to fly directly into in to Xakanaxa Airstrip after 1400 hours for the guide to collect. The first three nights are spent in the Xakanaxa region where you will explore the surrounding wilderness on morning and afternoon game drive excursions.

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

Date
Rate
Remarks
13 to 24 January 2017
USD 4225
Maun – Kasane
10 to 21 February 2017
USD 4225
Maun – Kasane
18 to 29 March 2017
USD 4225
Maun – Kasane
6 to 17 December 2017
USD 4225
Maun – Kasane
LETAKA SAFARIS SERVICE LEVELS
Morula Service Level
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.

Visit the Okavango Delta

At Okavango Delta Explorations we specialise in crafting safaris to this unique ecosystem.

Call John Gibson today on +44 1264 73 60 80
or email us at [email protected]

Enquire Now