15’th Maun - Old Bridge Backpackers We pick you up from Maun airport around 1pm, and take you to your accommodation for the night at either the Old Bridge.
Nights of 16’th, 17’th & 18’th: Moremi
We collect you at 9am and drive 2 hours to Maqwee (South Gate) entrance to Moremi Game Reserve. We then drive another 2 hrs to our exclusive camp site at Bodumatau, far from other people. After arriving at our campsite we will have lunch and we will leave the Ulinda staff to erect our camp go for a game drive, and enjoy sundowners. When we return to our camp we will enjoy snacks and drinks around the campfire. Then a tasty freshly cooked meal. Wine and beer is included (throughout). The next days we arise early and go for game drives, we especially try and find lions and leopard first thing in the morning and try leave camp before sunrise. On the 3rd morning we go for an early drive, while the camp is packed up. On returning to camp we have breakfast, before driving to Savute.
Nights of 19th, 20th & 21st : Savute, Chobe National Park
Drive a few hours north through Chobe National Park, and stay at an exclusive site. Savuti is Botswana’s premium wild life destination and we will do extensive game drives and explore this amazing area. For a quarter of a century, the Savuti Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator’s enclave.
In 2008, the waters returned, and abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake. Now the Marsh is once again turning into a wetland paradise. The Savute Channel is a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators, has had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it has brought with it. Vast herds of Buffalo have returned to the area.
In the rainy season (normally November through to April) Savuti attracts many grazers to its short sweet grasses, and a large number of Zebra and Wildebeest congregate on the Marsh. There is a site where ancient San rock art can be seen after a small but steep climb. It is humbling to see and puzzle over and causes one to marvel at the people who previously inhabited the area. A beautiful island of 13 Baobab trees is not so well known but makes a wonderful excursion and is a wonderful site to photograph.
Our daily routine remains the same- early starts with tea, coffee and a light breakfast before a Game drive to allow the best chance of seeing predators. We return to camp for a leisurely lunch and spent the afternoon relaxing- have a siesta, read, bird watch. We go out for an evening game drive and return to camp for canapes, dinner and some fireside storytelling.
Nights of 22nd, 23rd and 24th April : Chobe Riverfront
We head to the Chobe River, camping in an exclusive site near the river. The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled in the country.
The Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink. The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of bird life and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo’s, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen) and numerous other animals you can view.
The sites we stay in here are completely undeveloped areas in the ‘bush’. They offer an untouched wilderness experience, all sites are within a few hundred metres from the Chobe River, and in the dry season you can watch stunning sunsets with a backdrop of elephants and buffalo a few minutes away from our tented camp.
25’th: Transfer to Kasane
Mid morning we transfer you to the border at Kazungula for you to go to Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to see one of the Natural Wonders of the World, or you can fly out of Kasane.