Safaris Botswana: Delta magic between Moremi and Khwai
The stunning wilderness of the famous Moremi Game Reserve and the idyllic Khwai Concession will be your home for seven days on this mobile tented safari in Botswana.
On game drives and walking safaris, you will move along the picturesque river courses of the Okavango Delta in the company of your experienced guide and discover Botswana's unique wildlife at close quarters. Mokoro rides on the waterways of the largest inland delta on earth show you huge herds of elephants, grazing antelopes and sneaking wild cats from a completely new perspective.
Always travelling with us is our partner's mobile safari camp, which is set up at various locations amidst the species-rich landscapes of Moremi and Khwai.
- Live in the wilderness of the breathtaking Okavango Delta for seven days
- Go on a game drive in world-famous Moremi Game Reserve
- Explore the biodiversity of the picturesque Khwai Concession by mokoro
- Get up close to Botswana's wildlife on walking safaris
- With a bit of luck, encounter wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards
- Enjoy the atmosphere of a mobile safari camp
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Included in the programme fee
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Assistance with selecting travel insurance
- Assistance with booking flights
- Pre-departure information pack
- Airport pick up and drop off
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Safari tour in the Okavango Delta
This seven-day mobile tented safari takes you on daily bush excursions through the spectacular landscapes of northern Botswana and shows you the wonders of the Okavango Delta at close quarters.
Arrival and orientation in Botswana
Fly to Maun via O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. You will arrive there by 11:30 AM on the day of the safari start at the latest. At Maun Airport you will be welcomed and given further information for your direct onward flight via charter plane to breathtaking Moremi Game Reserve. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the mobile safari camp in the picturesque Xakanaxa region where you will spend the first three nights of your trip. Once you arrive at the camp, you can settle in before the first game drive awaits you in the late afternoon.
Activities during the safari trip
A typical safari day is characterized by one activity in the morning and one activity in the afternoon. This safari mainly involves game drives in open jeeps. In Khwai, bush walks and mokoro tours are also offered. An experienced guide accompanies each activity.
As most animals are most active in the early morning hours, you also start your day early.
After a light snack, you set off into the wilderness of Botswana at sunrise. On foot, on four wheels or by water, you will have the opportunity to discover the flora and fauna of the Okavango Delta in the company of your experienced guide. Depending on the region, elephants, leopards, wild dogs, lions, buffalos, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras as well as a variety of antelope and bird species may cross your path.
To avoid the blazing midday heat, you return to camp in the late morning. Here you enjoy a communal lunch and gather new energy during the subsequent siesta. After some coffee, tea and snacks in the afternoon, you head out once more into the wildlife-rich expanses of Moremi and Khwai. After some more exciting animal sightings and possibly even a night drive, you return to the mobile camp, have dinner together and let the day slowly fade away in the light of the campfire.
Accommodation during the safari
Our partner's mobile safari camp, with high-walled 4x3m safari tents, will be your home for the duration of the trip. Attached to each of the tents is a 2x3m en-suite bathroom tent and a 2x3m front area. Interior facilities include high camp beds plus mattresses, sheets, bedding and pillows. The bush bathroom is equipped with bucket shower, safari-style long-drop toilet and towels. Showers can be cold, warm or hot at the guests' request.
For showering, water is heated in a bucket over the fire. As a rule, safari guests can take their showers as they wish, but in general the guide reserves the right to limit the amount of water used for showering. Petroleum lamps are provided in the bathroom and on the veranda, and there is also a rechargeable LED light in the sleeping tent. You will receive meals and selected drinks every day.
Free time as a safari guest in Botswana
After lunch, there is usually a siesta. This recreational break which lasts until early afternoon, can be used for a nap, reading or wildlife watching in front of one's own tent. Even after dinner together, there is still time that the guests can use for themselves.
Arrival in Maun and transfer to Moremi Game Reserve
Day 2 – 3
Exploration days in Moremi Game Reserve
Transfer from Moremi Game Reserve to Khwai
Day 5 – 6
Exploration days in Khwai
Transfer from Khwai to Maun
Important information about this trip
1. Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve is located in the east of Botswana's Okavango Delta and enjoys a reputation as one of Africa's most beautiful reserves. Its untouched wilderness stretches over nearly 5000 km² and is characterized by savannahs, winding waterways and dense forests.
The diverse ecosystem is home to a fascinating array of wildlife – from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelopes, lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs. The reserve's rich bird life includes most of the 550 bird species on Botswana's national bird list. Various luxurious lodges in the reserve offer travellers the perfect starting point to explore this impressive natural paradise.
The Khwai Concession is an approximately 1,800 km² area in the northeastern part of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Mopane forests, grass plains, river meadows and blooming lagoons dominate the idyllic landscape. The area goes back to local Khwai settlers and is now managed by the Khwai Development Trust.
Formerly a hunting area, it is today used solely for the protection of nature and biodiversity. The Khwai River runs through the area and is the largest water source for animals in the region. Elephants, lions, antelopes and other representatives of the African animal world can be found here many times.
Background of the safari trip in Botswana
Botswana's northern expanses are full of fascinating natural sites and immense biodiversity. As participants of our seven-day mobile tented safari, guests can experience this wealth in two unique areas, both situated amidst the mighty Okavango Delta. From the swamps, lagoons and papyrus-fringed riverbanks of Moremi Game Reserve to the banks, floodplains, forests and mopane fields of Khwai, you can get up close and personal with the vast biodiversity and wildlife density of the Delta. Always at your side is an experienced guide who provides exciting background knowledge about the animal and plant world of Southern Africa.
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