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.

Visit the Okavango Delta

At Okavango Delta Explorations we specialise in crafting safaris to this unique ecosystem. Ask us about this or any other safari to Botswana.

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Duration

This is a six night safari


Starts

Maun, Botswana


Ends

Maun, Botswana

Destinations

Moremi Game Reserve
Khwai Concession


Accommodation

Fully serviced en-suite mobile camping

Day by Day Itinerary
You will be met at Maun International Airport by representatives from Mack Air who will assist you onto your charter flight to the Moremi Game Reserve’s Xakanaxa airstrip. Here, deep in the reserve you will be met by your guide and taken to Letaka Tented Camp where you will spend the first three nights of your safari.

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.

During the exploration days you will explore the area on game drives. Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent.

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.

Today you will move to the Khwai Community Concession on an extended game drive. The game drive will follow the Manuchira Channel towards its eastern extremity Khwai, along the floodplains and through woodlands. You will stop for a picnic lunch along the way. The Khwai region is one of the most scenic in the delta and your journey will take you passed Dombo pools, known for its pod of hippopotamus. On arrival in Khwai you will once again be accommodated in a Letaka Tented Camp where you will spend three nights.

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.

During the exploration days you will spend your time between the dry-land habitats of the lead-wood and camel-thorn woodlands and savannas and the riverside and marshy back-waters of the Khwai. Time permiting we may visit the lagoons and waterways of Xakanaxa where the largest heronry in southern Africa exists.

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.

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip on a game-drive for your charter flight back to Maun. The summer safaris will depart camp after an early breakfast for a final drive back to Maun arriving at approximately 1200 hours.

RATES FOR SIX NIGHT MIRACLE RIVERS MOBILE SAFARI

Date
Rate
Remarks
6 to 12 January 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
21 to 27 January 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
4 to 10 February 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
18 to 24 February 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
4 to 10 March 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
18 to 24 March 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
18 to 24 March 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
9 to 15 April 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
18 to 24 April 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
6 to 12 May 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
13 to 19 May 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
20 to 26 May 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
4 to 10 June 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
11 to 17 June 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
22 to 28 June 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
9 to 15 July 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
14 to 20 July 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
27 July to 2 August 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
6 to 12 August 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
13 to 19 August 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
20 to 26 August 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
31 August to 6 September 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
5 to 11 September 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
14 to 20 September 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
22 to 28 September 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
1 to 7 October 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
8 to 14 October 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
19 to 25 October 2017
USD 3950
Maun – Maun
1 to 7 November 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
12 to 18 November 2017
USD 3360
Maun – Maun
1 to 7 December 2017
USD 1770
Maun – Maun
LETAKA SAFARIS SERVICE LEVELS
Morula Service Level
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.

Visit the Okavango Delta

At Okavango Delta Explorations we specialise in crafting safaris to this unique ecosystem. Ask us about this or any other safari to Botswana.

Call John Gibson today on +44 1264 73 60 80
or email us at info@okavangodelta.com

Enquire Now