Letaka Northern Highlights Mobile Safari
Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area, Moremi Game Reserve
- 9 nights
An incredible 10 day adventure taking in Botswana's wildlife highlights including Chobe National Park, Khwai Concession and the Moremi Game Reserve on a fully-serviced mobile safari with groups never exceeding nine people for a personalized experience.
At a Glance
Explore the Chobe River on a boat cruise for incredible elephant sightings
Go out after dark on a night drive for the chance to spot elusive nocturnal species
Take a tranquil cruise with a unique perspective on the Delta waterways in a traditional mokoro
Get out on foot to appreciate the bush's smaller aspects on a walking safari
Enjoy a fully-serviced mobile safari with expert guiding throughout and a maximum group size of nine people for a truly personal experience
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This comprehensive fully-serviced mobile safari is a wonderful way to explore Botswana's amazing wildlife areas in a small group and with an outstanding guide. The areas that are visited are varied in terms of both landscape and game viewing and there's a wide variety of activities on offer including game drives, bush walks, boat cruises and mokoro trips.
You will begin your safari in Kasane (or Maun on the reverse route) where you will be met by your guide who will be with you throughout your Botswana safari. You start your wildlife adventure with a boat cruise along the Chobe River which provides you with a unique perspective and some incredible sightings, particularly of the elephants that the park is famous for. You will then be game driven by your guide for approximately 5 hours to the remote Savute region of Chobe National Park. You will spend three nights in the Savute area which is a magnet for cheetah, leopard, lion and wild dog with the long grasses proving perfect hunting territory. This area is also known for large populations of bull elephants who depend on three waterholes, so spending time here can make for some wonderful sightings. The richness of the old marsh also attracts a variety of bird life with red-headed weaver, yellow throated petronia and paradise flycatchers all seen relatively frequently.
You continue your mobile safari by being driven into the Khwai Community Area which lies to the south of Savute. Meanwhile the support team will break down the camp, erecting it at the next camp before your arrival. You will quickly notice the different habitats that you are game driving through and the resultant change in dominant wildlife species. Arriving at camp in time for lunch you will be able to have a siesta before going on a bush walk accompanied by an armed guide (please note - walks will not take place when the grass is too long, usually only affects trips in Feb/Mar after the rains). You will then return to camp in time for dinner and have the opportunity to go on a night drive after dinner, the perfect opportunity to spot more elusive nocturnal species including leopard.
You will spend two full days exploring the Khwai Community Area with the chance to go on bush walks and mokoro cruises as well as day and night game drives. Exploring the bush after dark is an amazing opportunity to spot nocturnal species, including leopard and even more elusive wildlife such as pangolin and aardvark. Taking to the water in a mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) also offers a unique game viewing experience. Drifting along just above the water is a tranquil activity and allows you a hippo's eye perspective of the Delta's waterways and some excellent bird watching.
Your mobile safari continues as you move into the Moremi Game Reserve to stay at Xakanaxa for three nights. It will take approximately four hours to reach your next camp, depending on how much wildlife you see along the way. Your guide will follow the Manuchira Channel through floodplains and mopane woodland before taking a break at the Dombo Hippo Pools where you can witness the hippo's antics before continuing to your camp in time for a siesta followed by an afternoon game drive.
Your next two days will be spent exploring the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve on game drives. This is one of the most game rich areas of Botswana with plenty to see including wild dog if you're lucky - this is one of the best places in all of Africa to spot them - as well as cheetah and leopard being seen regularly.
On your final morning in the Okavango Delta you will be woken early for one last game drive before being taken to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Maun marking the end of your Botswanan safari adventure.
Location & Directions
Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area, Moremi Game Reserve
The beauty of this mobile camping safari is that you will move through and stay in Botswana's premier areas of wilderness. Beginning in Chobe National Park in the remote Savute region which enjoys exciting predator and elephant interaction, before continuing south to the Khwai Community Area where you can enjoy water activities as well as game drives. Finally you stay in the Xakanaxa Lagoon area of the renowned Moremi Game Reserve which has some of the best game viewing in the whole of Africa, and at certain times of year outstanding wild dog sightings.
Please note that this itinerary also operates in reverse traveling from Maun to Kasane.
When to go
2016 Scheduled Departure Travel Dates:
Kasane to Maun - February 17; March 16, 23; May 21, 24; June 12; July 6, 17, 20, 27, 31; August 21; September 19; October 10, 24; November 7, 21; December 12.
Maun to Kasane - January 17; February 6; March 5, 12; April 1, 5; May 6, 10, 13, 20; June 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 25, 30; July 6, 16, 20, 30; August 3, 10, 13, 17, 28; September 1, 5, 8, 12, 22, 29; October 2, 6, 13, 16, 23, 27; November 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 24; December 1.
Private customized safaris can also be arranged throughout the year.
From May to September the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. December to March can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.