Eight Night Best of Botswana Mobile Safari

An itinerary with the highly regarded Specialist Guide Services this eight night safari focuses on the wildlife areas of northern Botswana. There are no fixed departures and the itinerary can be tailored to your requirements

Operating on a north south axis this interesting mobile safari allows guests to experience the premier national parks and game reserves of northern Botswana. Departing from the famous Chobe and travelling to the mystical Savute region of the Chobe National Park before exploring the magnificent Khwai and Okavango Delta regions of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Operated at three service levels, from the semi participation Mopane and Acacia levels to the fully serviced Marula level. Specialist Guide Services only offer bespoke departures and are able to tailor any itinerary. Families are well catered for with a custom family tent.

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Duration

This is a eight night safari


Starts

Kasane, Botswana


Ends

Maun, Botswana

Destinations

Chobe National Park
Moremi Game Reserve
Okavango Delta


Accommodation

Mobile safari with three levels of comfort

Day by Day Itinerary
In the morning you will be met by the SGS Africa team in Kasane to begin your mobile safari. You will meet your guide who will then drive you into Chobe National Park in your 4×4 open vehicle. Enjoy a cold drink and a light packed lunch on the way. You will arrive in camp in the afternoon where you can either relax and enjoy your new surroundings or proceed on a short game drive and have a sundowner near the Chobe river.

On Day 2 there will be an early wake up call followed by a light continental breakfast before you leave in a morning game drive to track animals large and small. You will return to camp at approximately 11am, depending on what you find, for a light lunch/brunch. After this you can relax in camp and enjoy a siesta before heading off again in the afternoon around 3pm for a game drive and then back to camp for a hot bush shower and dinner under the stars. Along the Chobe riverfront the terrain is that of a typical riverine ecosystem. Away from the river we have mixed miombo and broadleaved woodland that harbours rich avifauna. Northern Chobe is famous for its huge elephant and buffalo herds, puku, kudu, Chobe bushbuck and hippo as well as diverse bird life. One could also hope to see: lion, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala

An early start to break camp and drive to Savute in the south/west region of Chobe. As the back up team break camp for moving day you can enjoy a short game drive in Chobe before meeting up again and driving towards Savute. The back up team will then go ahead if in a separate vehicle to set up camp while you stop for a pack lunch on the way. Note: Mopane/Acacia level there is not a separate back up vehicle and your game viewing vehicle pulls trailer with all equipment and your chef and camp assistant travel in the same vehicle as the clients. The drive is approximately 5 hours through community areas and then through the national park. After freshening up at your new camp you can go on a short game drive to explore your new surroundings.

On Day 4 you have a whole day to explore Savute. An early start in the morning with a break in camp during the heat of the day for lunch and a rest, then back out in the afternoon ensures the best chances of seeing plentiful game. The Marsh in Savuti is typical grassland surrounded by Acacia bush and stony outcrops. Savute is famous for its lone elephant bulls, its lions and hyaenas as well as the zebra and wildebeest migrations. Other game one can hope to see include: giraffe, tsessebe, warthog, black-backed jackal, leopard, cheetah, bat-eared fox, impala, wild dog, kudu.

An early start to break camp and drive to Moremi Game Reserve. As the back up team break camp for moving day you can enjoy a short game drive before meeting up again and driving towards Moremi in convoy. The back up team will then go ahead to set up camp if in a separate vehicle while you stop for a pack lunch on the way. Note: Mopane/Acacia level there is not a separate back up vehicle and your game viewing vehicle pulls trailer with all equipment and your chef and camp assistant travel in the same vehicle as the clients. The drive is approximately 4 hours through the national park and community areas. After freshening up at your new camp you can go on a short game drive to explore your new surroundings.

On Day 6 you have a whole day to explore Moremi Game Reserve Khwai region. Moremi is the protected extension of the Okavango Delta and offers a typical wetland system with grassy plains and pans surrounded by well-developed mopane forests and riverine woodland. Huge breeding herds of elephant are common as are lechwe, waterbuck, impala, hippos. One can also hope to see buffalo, giraffe, bushbuck, lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah,
black-backed and side-striped jackal, zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe, bush babies, fruit bats, sable, kudu, roan, steenbok, duiker, honey badger. The birdlife includes water birds as well as dry land birds.

Drive from Khwai region into the Okavango Delta to explore a different region of Moremi Game Reserve’s diverse eco system for 2 days. Note: Mopane/Acacia level there is not a separate back up vehicle and your game viewing vehicle pulls trailer with all equipment and your chef and camp assistant travel in the same vehicle as the clients. This part of Okavango is typical wetland and the scenery varies from grassy flood plains dotted with large termite mounds to well developed mopane forests and riverine woodland; from meandering streams to large open lagoons; from small islands fringed with palms to larger islands with riparian forests of sausage and ebony trees. The Okavango Delta’s beauty is beyond compare. There are additional options to do a boat cruise or mokoro trip for a half or whole day while in the Delta. (Cost of water based activities in the Delta not included)
Depart early morning for Maun for your onward travel arrangements.
Approximately a 4 hour drive from your camping area in the delta.

RATES FOR NINE NIGHT NORTHERN BOTSWANA MOBILE SAFARI
Priced per person for group of four. Alternate group size pricing available on request.

Standard
Rate
Remarks
Morula
USD 4210
Mopane
USD 3320
Acacia
USD 2470
SPECIALIST GUIDE SERVICES SERVICE LEVELS
Morula Service Level
Morula

• Walk-in Mini Meru tents (4 x 3m) with built-in floors, mosquito gauze on two door and four windows
• Small shaded front verandah with door mats and chairs
• Iron beds with double density mattresses (120mm / 5 in) (in a canvas bedroll to keep bedding dust proof when moving camp)
• Full linen (one pillow & pillow case; sheets, duvet, duvet cover and two extra blankets; bath and hand towels & face cloth)

Mopane Service Level
Mopane

• Walk-in tents (3 x 3m) with built-in floors, mosquito gauze on door and windows
• Small shaded front verandah with door mats
• Camp beds with camp (80mm/ 3 in) mattresses (in a bedroll to keep bedding dust proof when moving camp)
• Full linen (1 pillow, pillow case, sheets, duvet, duvet cover, 1 x towel & 1 x light extra blanket)

Acacia Service Level
Acacia

• Canvas tents (2 x 2m) mosquito gauze on door and windows.
• GroundMattress with , 1 pillow, pillow case, sheets, blanket and bath towel
• Toiletries: (toilet paper only) Please remember to bring your toiletries with you
• Shared shower (private portable shower filled on requestwith hot water by camp staff).
• Shared bush toilet (toilet seat over a pre-dug pit with ash to fill in as you go).

 

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 info@okavangodelta.com

Enquire Now