Ten Night Desert & Delta Safari
This amazing safari allows you to experience both the Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. These unique ecosystems provide diverse experiences with the Chobe known for its huge elephant herds and the Okavango Delta for its profusion of wildlife
This Desert & Delta Safaris ten day safari explores northern Botswana, from the floodplains of the Chobe National Park in the north, the mysterious Savute and on to the Okavango Delta before concluding on the Boteti River. These diverse habits ensure that guests get the most out of their safari and develop a real understanding of the vastness Botswana offers.
Desert & Delta Safaris have operated in northern Botswana for over thirty years and have delighted guests with their properties at the heart of some of the regions best known wildlife destinations. Guests are immersed into a safari experience which develops an understanding of the animals, people and geography of this magnificent country.
This is a complete northern Botswana safari and provides the opportunity to experience the the Chobe riverfront, Savute, Okavango Delta and Boteti regions of Botswana. Access to the remote locations on this safari is by light aircraft.
Day by Day Itinerary
Chobe Game Lodge is one of Botswana’s original safari lodges but has kept up to date with its latest refurbishment in 2016. There is a strong focus on sustainable tourism with the lodge operating a unique fleet of electric game drive vehicles and boats.
Chobe National Park is home to herds of elephant, numbering in the thousands, and is arguably the best place in the world to watch these giants. There are also healthy populations of buffalo, with lion, leopard and even the endangered wild dog frequently seen. Game cruises by boat will encounter large pods of hippo, large, seemingly lazy crocodiles and any number of animals coming down to the river to drink.
Birdlife in the Chobe is unparalleled, with more than 450 species, many of which are regional specials, including the rock pratincole, African skimmer, rosy-throated longclaw and Schalow’s turaco. The majestic African fish eagle abounds and flocks of brightly coloured bee-eaters nest along the river banks.
The Savute region itself is known for fascinating sightings of predator interaction with herds drawn to the area by the marsh and fertile plains. The region supports healthy populations of buffalo, with lion, leopard and even the endangered wild dog are frequently seen.
Water-based game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the old fashioned way, in the traditional contours of the Mokoro (canoe).
Camp Moremi offers a broad range of safari activities on both land and water. For many guests, the highlight of their stay comes during the morning and afternoon game drives. Conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles, the exhilarating game drives provide the chance to track wildlife in the beautiful surroundings of Moremi Game Reserve, a protected area renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah. African Wild Dog sightings are also regularly reported, an endangered species whose numbers are rapidly dwindling in other areas.
Activities include scheduled game drives by day and night and, dependant on water levels, boat activities on the Boteti River. By arrangement guided nature walks of the surrounding area can also be arranged. Leroo La Tau has a close relationship with the local community and optional cultural excursions can also be arranged to visit and observe contemporary life at Khumaga Village. It should be noted that due to their location within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans themselves are not visited on daily scheduled activities from Leroo La Tau.
RATES FOR TEN NIGHT DESERT & DELTA SAFARI
Per person sharing. This safari is fully inclusive and includes light aircraft flights from Kasane to Savute, into the delta concluding in Maun.
|1 – 31 January 2017||Xakanaxa Camp substituted for Camp Moremi|
|1 – 31 March 2017|
|1 April – 30 June 2017|
|1 July – 31 October 2017|
|1 – 31 November 2017|
|1 – 31 December 2017|
Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the Serondella region of the Chobe National Park. The lodge is the only permanent game lodge situated within the Chobe National Park and is an excellent base to explore the Chobe National Park and the Chobe River.
Savute Safari Lodge
Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled ‘Stolen River’ the Savute Channel which stretches from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations.
Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience. The camp was rebuilt in 2016, creating a modern and extremely comfortable camp whilst at the same time preserving the very special atmosphere for which it achieved its renown.
Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi, in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve, is a truly hidden gem situated in a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming wildlife environments in all of Africa.
Leroo La Tau
Leroo La Tau looks down from cliffs overlooking the Boteti River, the western boundary of Makgadikgadi National Park, towards the park’s interior of scrubland and mineral-rich grasslands and offers spectacular sightings of wildlife from its raised vantage.