Days 1-3: PRIVATE MOBILE CAMPING SAFARI, Moremi or Khwai area (fully inclusive)
On arrival in Maun you are met by Safari Specialists for the light aircraft flight into the Xakanaxa (or Khwai) Airstrip in the Moremi area. Upon arrival at the Airstrip you are met by your private guide for onwards transfer to the campsite, where you will receive an important safety briefing on safety in the campsite and then settle into Camp. The following 3 nights you will enjoy a private camping safari in Moremi Game Reserve or Khwai Community area.
The campsite is situated in a 'wilderness' area and the camp consists of accommodation spacious 3m x 3m ‘dome’ tents with en suite bush bathrooms. Guests sleep on comfortable mattresses on a camp stretcher, and all bedding is provided – sheets, duvet, blankets and pillow. The bathrooms are adjoined at the back of the tent- open air tented enclosures with a real toilet set over a dugout /pit latrine. Showers are ‘bucket’ showers that are filled with hot water as required. Each tent has its own wash basin. We recommend you bring your own toiletries, only soap and towels are provided.
Dinner is served at the table, but you return to the campfire after dinner to enjoy an evening of stories under the stars. The night skies are generally clear and the stars bright, so you can learn about the African night sky and constellations in the Southern Hemisphere. We head to bed quite early so that we can be up at first light, ready to find out what the bush has in store for each new day. Generally in the middle of each day clients spend some time relaxing in camp, this is when they generally shower and have lunch and then have some free time. You may use this time to read by yourself, or you may prefer to go over your bird or wildlife check list, draw some of the wildlife you have seen and perhaps write a bush journal. The days will follow a pattern of a light breakfast, morning game drive, lunch and siesta (optional!), afternoon game drive and returning to camp for dinner around the stars.
Day 4-6: MOTSWIRI WALKING SAFARI, Southern Selinda Spillway (fully inclusive)
After breakfast you transfer to the local airstrip and say goodbye to the private mobile guide as you fly by light aircraft up to Motswiri Airstrip. Here you are met by a Motswiri camp representative and it is a short transfer to camp.
Please note that the flight is booked on a ‘seat rate’ basis and therefore flight times are not scheduled until the day prior to flying, the lodge management will arrange your activities and transfers accordingly. Please note that there is a strict luggage restriction on all light aircraft flights of 15kg per person in soft bags, plus hand luggage.
The camp manager will introduce you to the camp and your program for the next few days. The first night will be spent in camp and you head out early on day 4 on an overnight walking safari , making your way to Kiri Bushcamp for the night, returning to the main camp on foot for your last night. There is an optional alternative at Motswiri to participate in horse riding, please discuss with your consultant as it is for experienced riders only and must be booked in advance.
Motswiri Camp operates in the western third of the Selinda Concession and traverses an area of 120 acres which is home to abundant wildlife and birdlife which is spread out across the area. Exploring the immense concession on foot makes tracking spoor and finding game an adventurous process of patience rewarded. The remoteness and seclusion of the area is easily enjoyed without ever having to come across another human being or vehicle during your time in the concession, making it perfect for more active itineraries on foot where the smaller details can be appreciated. Depending on your time of arrival, we will have a light lunch or tea with time to settle in before getting ready for the evening walk along the magnificent Selinda Spillway which fills and empties of water, depending on the time of the year. After your walk, we will return for a three course, candlelit dinner before spending the night at Motswiri Camp.
Day 7-9: KWARA CAMP, Okavango Delta (fully inclusive)
Following the final morning walk (time permitting) and breakfast, you are transferred to Kwara Camp by light aircraft, for a 3 night stay in the Okavango Delta on a fully inclusive basis.
Kwara Camp is situated on private concession on the edge of the permanent waters of the world renowned Okavango Delta in Botswana, and shares a common boundary with Moremi Game Reserve. The area offers a combination of permanent water, seasonal flood plains and pans, open grasslands as well as extensive dry bush and scrub which creates a great game viewing destination throughout the year.
The eight traditional safari-style tents are built on raised decks, within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with an indoor/outdoor shower and a private deck with views across the floodplain. There is a lounge, bar and dining area in the central lodge as well as a plunge pool and gift shop. Evenings can be enjoyed around the boma area.
Kwara is renowned for being a camp that offers a year round delta experience on a diverse range of activities including mokoro trips, guided walks with armed guides and motorboating trips through the waterways. In addition day and night game drives are taken to explore the area which offers spectacular scenery with scattered herds of plains game and ever-attendant predators. All game drives are taken with a guide and tracker, providing an extra pair of eyes.
The vehicles are now all updated to Toyota Landcruisers with 3 rows of 3 seats at Kwara Camp. Please note they do not have an overhead canopy. Kwando Safaris believe this is to their client’s advantage for optimal photographic and game viewing opportunities. This may not be suitable for some clients due to exposure to the elements.
Day 9: SAFARI ENDS
After the breakfast and a possible early morning activity (flight times permitting) your transfer to Maun by light aircraft for own onwards travel arrangements.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.