Safaris Botswana: Wings of Okavango and Chobe
Embark on this mobile tented safari into the untouched landscapes of northern Botswana and explore fascinating Moremi Game Reserve, the magnificent Khwai Concession and vast Chobe National Park for a duration of twelve days.
With the Okavango Delta and the Chobe region, including Savute and the Chobe Riverfront, two impressive safari destinations await you. On game drives, bushwalks and mokoro trips, you and your guide will immerse yourself in the wild nature day by day and get very close to the local wildlife. It is not only the world of large and small mammals that impresses – bird lovers in particular will get their money's worth here.
The starting point of your journey is the picturesque Xakanaxa region in the Okavango Delta, from where you will move north to the mighty Chobe River in the following days. You will always be accompanied by our partner's mobile safari camp, which will be set up at different locations in the midst of Botswana's breathtaking wilderness.
- Experience the highlights of northern Botswana within twelve days
- Roam the wilderness of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park
- Explore the biodiversity of Moremi, Khwai and Savute
- Immerse yourself in a true birding paradise
- Go on game drives, walking safaris and mokoro tours in prime wildlife areas
- Watch wildlife at the Chobe Riverfront from the boat
- Enjoy the comfort 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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Tented safari in Botswana
On this 12-day mobile tented safari, you will experience the species-rich wilderness of Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai Concession, Chobe National Park and the impressive Chobe Riverfront during daily game drives, walking safaris and mokoro tours.
Arrival and orientation in Botswana
The day your safari starts, you fly to Maun where you should arrive by 11:30 AM at the latest. After a short welcome and further information, you will board the scenic flight to Moremi Game Reserve. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to our partner's mobile safari camp. Here, in the beautiful Xakanaxa region, you can settle into your tent before setting off on your first game drive later in the day.
Activities during the safari trip
Generally, a safari day includes one activity in the morning and one activity in the afternoon. The activities on this safari mainly consist of game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, but there are also bushwalks and mokoro tours in Khwai as well as a boat trip on the Chobe River on the last safari day. Each activity is accompanied by an experienced guide.
As most animals are most active in the early morning hours, you will also start your day very early. At sunrise, after a small snack, you will set off together with your guide into the wilderness of Botswana. Now you have the opportunity to discover the flora and fauna of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park on foot, on four wheels or by boat.
Before the blazing midday heat sets in, you make your way back to camp in the late morning. There you will enjoy a communal lunch and gather new strength during the subsequent siesta. In the afternoon, after some coffee and tea, you head back into the unique natural landscapes. After what is sure to be another magnificent animal sighting and possibly a night drive, you return to your accommodation, have dinner together and slowly wind down the day with a cool drink.
Accommodation during the safari
High-walled 4x3m safari tents plus front area, attached 2x3m bathroom tents with bucket shower and long-drop toilet, high camp beds, mattresses, bed linen, towels, LED lights and paraffin lamps – you spend the nights in our partner's mobile safari camp which is set up in different wildlife areas.
To take a shower, water is filled into a bucket and heated over the fire. If desired, cold, warm or hot showers can be taken. As a rule, safari guests can take their shower as they wish, but in general the guide reserves the right to limit the amount of water used for showering. Meals and selected drinks are provided each day.
Free time as a safari guest in Botswana
On a safari, there is usually a rest break of several hours after lunch. Guests can use this siesta to take a nap, read a book or make themselves comfortable in front of their own tent and watch animals from a distance. There is also time after dinner, which everyone 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 Chobe National Park (Savute)
Day 8 – 9
Exploration days in Chobe National Park (Savute)
Transfer from Savute to the Chobe Riverfront
Exploration day at the Chobe Riverfront
Transfer from the Chobe Riverfront to Kasane
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.
3. Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is the oldest national park in Botswana. It was founded in 1967, shortly after Botswana became independent from the United Kingdom. Due to gradual expansions, the park covers an area of more than 11,700 km² today. The region is particularly known for its huge elephant herds. Especially during the dry season the grey giants gather around the water holes of the park. In 2009 a new record was set when around 30,000 elephants were counted in Chobe.
Among elephants, numerous other large mammals can be found here, such as lions, hyaenas, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos and warthogs. Furthermore, the rare African wild dog is at home in Chobe, just like the endangered bushpig. Chobe National Park is a perfect destination for wildlife and safari enthusiasts who would like to observe Africa's rich fauna in its natural habitat.
Background of the safari trip in Botswana
This twelve-day mobile tented safari immerses you in three of Botswana's breathtaking wildlife areas and lets you marvel at the unique animal and plant life up close. From the lagoons, swamps and papyrus-fringed riverbanks of Moremi Game Reserve to the riverbanks, floodplains, forests and mopane fields of Khwai, and further north to the vast, wildlife-rich Chobe National Park, including Savute and the Chobe Riverfront – the highlights of northern Botswana are yours. An experienced guide is always with you and provides you with exciting background information about the flora and fauna of Southern Africa.