Time Travel Africa – 10 day Botswana Adventure

Botswana Adventure – 10 nights /11 days
Mobile camping safari holidays are one of the best ways to experience the African bush. This safari allows you to travel as a small group in a 4×4 game viewing vehicle and camp in exclusive campsites where you are the only people around.  The camps are pre-erected and serviced by a compliment of camp staff allowing you to make the most of your game viewing time.

This safari combines the best of Northern Botswana at a leisurely pace.  Each area you overnight will be different a landscape and experience to the other.
Luxury lodges may foray the wilderness experience thus there is no better way to experience Africa as part of this amazing mobile safari around a camp fire under the stars of Africa, listening to the sounds of the wild.

Low season (Mar-June/Nov-Dec 2014) – US$2899.00 per person sharing
High season (July- October 2014) – US$3930.00 per person sharing
Single Supplement – please  add  15% to above cost.

  • Maun to Kasane or reverse
  • Mobile Tented Safari – no participation required
  • All inclusive of meals & drinks:  wine, beer, G&T, cool drinks, bottled water & fruit juice.
  • Small groups
  •  Travel in open 4×4 vehicles with shade roof and game viewing seats for optional game viewing
  • Licensed and experienced professional guide.
  • Comfortable equipment – walk in tents (3m bow tents) with built-in floors, mosquito gauze on door & windows.  Full linen (1 pillow, pillow case, sheets, duvet, duvet cover & towel)
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower and bush loo.
  • Cook and camp assistants
  • Supply vehicle
  • No public campsites
  • Includes medical evacuation insurance to nearest hospital.
  • Set departure dates.  Please enquire with us regarding set departure dates and availability.  Some dates include a German Speaking guide.  This safari will depart with a minimum of 2 people.

Highlights

  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park (Savuti & Chobe River Front)

Itinerary
Day 1 & 2:  Camping in the Xakanaxa/3rd Bridge area- Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
You will be met by your safari guide at Maun Airport who will drive you to Moremi Game Reserve stopping for a picnic lunch en-route, arriving at your campsite in time for sundowners.  Here you will spend the next 2 nights camping in the Xakanaxa/3rd Bridge region where you will explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day.

Day 3, 4 & 5:  Camping in the Khwai Community Area Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
After an early breakfast, you will continue your journey to Khwai, stopping for a picnic lunch en-route.  The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area.  You will spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. You will also enjoy a 2 ½ hour Mekoro Trip exploring the water ways of Khwai.
Please note that night drives are not permitted within the national parks and reserves.  These activities are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Khwai community area.

Day 6, 7 & 8:  Camping at Savuti within the Chobe National Park
You will head further north en-route to Chobe National Park, where you will spend the following three nights camping in a wilderness campsite in the Savuti region.  This area is normally dry, however there has never been a better time to visit Savuti than 2014!  The water from the Savuti Channel reached the marsh for the first time in 30 years in 2010 winding its way from the North.  Savuti has for the last 30 years been an extremely dry area.  The dynamics have changed with the arrival of water.

Day 9 & 10:  Camping at Chobe River front within the Chobe National Park
You will continue your journey north to the contrasting Chobe region of the park.  You will spend the last two nights camping in a wilderness campsite along the Chobe River, exploring the riverbanks and surrounding flood plains on game drives.  On day 10 you will also enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River which departs from Kasane.

Day 11:  Safari ends in Kasane
After breakfast and a short game drive, your safari ends in Kasane mid-morning.
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A typical Day on Safari
The day starts with the rising of the sun. Your wake-up call will be between 5am and 6am – a gentle “koko” (knock knock in Setswana) at the entrance of your tent. A camp hand will be on hand to fill your wash-hand basin with steaming hot water and freshly made tea and coffee will be served around the campfire. Wake up to the warmth of the morning sun at the dawn of a new day.

A light breakfast will be served before the early morning game drive. You will enjoy tea, plunger coffee, juice, rusks, fruit, cereal, toast and jams. The best time of day to enjoy game viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon as most animals retreat to the shadows to rest during the heat of the day.
Having spent the morning exploring the surrounding wilderness in search of Botswana’s hidden treasures, you will return to camp for lunch under the shade of a Marula tree (subject to availability). Lunch consists of salads, freshly baked bread, cold meats, and pickles. Just as the animals retreat to escape the heat of mid-day, so will you. This is your time to enjoy reading, chatting, relaxing or taking a nap.

Later in the afternoon you will head out into the wilderness once more as the animals awake from their days slumber and gather at the watering holes to quench their unforgiving thirst. As the sun sets on the horizon, one can only marvel at the sheer splendour of an African sunset and with refreshments in hand, toast to the wonder of nature.
On your return to camp, you can enjoy a hot shower under the starry night sky and gather around the warmth of the campfire to relive the day’s events and excitement. Enjoy a two-course dinner served with South African wines against the magical backdrop of the African night sky. For dinner you can enjoy Botswana Beef or a Lamb Potjie followed by Banana Mekoros with Chocolate or Malva Pudding with custard.

Retreating to the comfort of your tent after enjoying a nightcap around the campfire, you can fall asleep to the calls of the African wild. Good night.
On moving days, the guide and the camp hand will pack down the camp, then travel to the next camp site and prepare the camp at the next location. When travelling between locations, the route is most commonly through the parks and reserves and is therefore an extension of your daily game drives. A picnic lunch can be enjoyed en-route.

Please note:
This itinerary can be done in reverse starting mid day in Kasane.
Although we make every effort to adhere to schedules and itineraries; these are subject to change in light of changing local conditions (weather, roads, and animal movements) and availability. We reserve the right to change to a motor boat cruise subject to local conditions. You will be notified accordingly. Rates are subject to National Park increase by Botswana Government without prior notice.

 

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