11 Day Botswana Luxury Fly-In Guided Mobile Safari
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11 Day Botswana Luxury Fly-In Guided Mobile Safari
This outstanding mobile safari will give you the opportunity to gain an insight into areas and wildlife not necessarily available to guests on a typical fly-in safari, whilst still enjoying the luxury and comfort of strategically located lodges within Botswana’s famous game reserves and national parks. Each departure is accompanied by a selected professional safari guide, providing a unique and personal insight into the wonders of these wilderness destinations. With a maximum of six participants per departure the group size is limited and guests will travel in fully equipped and customized luxury safari vehicles.
Day 1 & 3
On your arrival at Livingstone or Victoria Falls airport, you will be met and welcomed by a representative from Desert & Delta Safaris and transferred by road to the iconic Chobe Game Lodge, where you will meet your safari guide who will brief you on the various aspects of the safari. You will spend the following two nights at Chobe Game Lodge. The Chobe National Park is famous for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo. Sunset cruises are spectacular as you will be able to view the wildlife that congregates at the water’s edge whilst enjoying an awe inspiring African sunset.The Chobe area is renowned for magnificent star-gazing and your professional guide will be happy to show you the African skies and explain local folklore. Chobe Game Lodge facilities include a riverside boma, a large swimming pool, a stylish cigar bar with an outside terrace overlooking the Chobe River.
Day 3 & 5
After an early wake-up and breakfast, you will depart Chobe Game Lodge in your specially equipped safari vehicle for the Savute area of the Chobe National Park. The day is spent travelling to Savute Safari Lodge and depending on the time of the year, your guide may choose to take the road less travelled and incorporate a visit to the Nogatsaa area. Stop in the shade of a large tree enroute and enjoy lunch. Your safari vehicle is equipped with a fridge to ensure access to a variety of cold drinks, water, fruit juices, beer, wine and local brand spirits throughout your journey. In the afternoon you will arrive at Savute Safari Lodge, where you will stay for two nights. Located on the banks of the dry Savute channel, Savute Safari Lodge is intimate, in cool thatched timber and glass suites. All suites have private decks, combined bedroom and sitting areas and en-suite facilities. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building. Savute boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool – which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole. These features set the lodge apart from other typical safari destinations.
Day 5 & 7
After an early morning wake up and breakfast at Savute Safari Lodge, you will depart in a south westerly direction travelling through the Mababe depression and enter Moremi Game Reserve, crossing the well known Khwai River bridge at North Gate. Moremi Game Reserve is world famous for its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. You will enjoy an extended game drive to Camp Moremi in the Xaxanaka area. The vehicle is equipped with director’s chairs, a table and hammocks which allow for you to relax and enjoy en route lunch. Camp Moremi has eleven twin-bedded luxury safari tents, all built on wooden decks with adjacent en-suite bathrooms. The elevated main lodge building, which houses the lounge, bar, and dining room, has spacious wooden decks which look out over the Xaxanaka lagoon.
Day 7 & 9
Leaving your safari vehicle at Camp Moremi, you will depart by boat into the heart of the Okavango Delta. This journey through the serpentine channels, and expansive lagoons of the Okavango Delta gives one the opportunity to experience this magnificent ecosystem. Camp Okavango is situated on Nxaragha Island located well within the permanent Okavango Delta. For the next two days, you will experience the incredible diversity of this water wilderness. Accommodation at Camp Okavango is in twin-bedded, glass fronted safari tents on raised wooden decks. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities. The main public areas of Camp Okavango, which house the lounge, bar area and adjacent dining room, all lead out onto an open patio with alfresco lounge and fireplace.
Day 9 & 10
Enjoy a morning activity before departing on your scheduled charter flight over the Okavango Delta to the desert location of Leroo La Tau. Leroo La Tau is situated on the banks of the Boteti River which forms the western boundary of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The lodge offers a raised hide above the waterhole where guests can enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings. With chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, a dining room, reading room and bar in the main lodge, expansive wooden decks and a plunge pool. Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the waterhole.
After a morning activity and breakfast, you will bid farewell to your guide and be transferred from Leroo La Tau to Maun Airport for your onward arrangements. End of safari.