5-Day Savuti, Khwai and Mababe Safari


Join us as we tour some of the best wilderness places in Botswana; we’ll take you on a journey to the Mababe depression, a landscape unlike any other, on an exciting excursion into the Mababe, Savuti, and Khwai areas, where you’ll get to experience some of the things these locations have to offer. One of the biggest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent can be found in Savuti, which is southwest of Chobe National Park. Visitors may witness a wide variety of game year-round, including giraffes, elephants, zebras, and buffalo as well as big cat predators like lions, cheetahs, and hyenas.

Khwai Private Reserve is a 200 000 hectare private reserve situated in between the Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe National Park. As a result, the reserve gains from the through-flow of amazing wildlife from those significant and fruitful locations. Despite the Khwai Riverfront serving as a draw and lifeline for game, the Khwai Private Reserve also benefits from a sizable amount of mopane woodland in the north of the concession. Mopane is not the best place to see wildlife, and the Khwai River and the southern part of the reserve will be the main areas for wildlife activity.

Tour highlights

  • Mababe experience
  • Explore Savuti
  • Visit Khwai
  • Khwai Mokoro
  • Return to Maun

    Price Includes:

  • Service of a professional driver-guide
  • Transfers from accommodation
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Accommodation, Breakfast, and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)
  • All mentioned activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • Safari Vehicle

    Price Excludes:

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary

Itinary in details

We will leave Maun at dawn for our 6- to 7-hour drive to the Mababe depression. After passing over a historic sand ridge, one arrives at the Mababe Depression, a huge area that is said to be a haven for wildlife during the dry season. We’ll arrive at camp at 3 o’clock and have a nap. After the sun goes down, we will leave for our afternoon game drive to get acquainted with the area. After we get back, we’ll have a team dinner around the campfire and engage in games and storytelling. After that, you will go to your stretcher-bed tent, which also has a veranda and an attached bathroom with a flushing toilet, a shower, and a hand basin. The safari is a non-participatory event, and personnel will handle the responsibilities.

We’ll have a quick breakfast before leaving for Savuti. Savuti is well renowned for its mesmerizing waterway, which extends for about 100 km from the Chobe River up to the Mababe Depression through a breach in the sand ridge. Savuti is renowned for its predators as well. In this region, birding is another well-liked activity. You can see species like the national bird, the Kgori, and secretary birds scurrying about the immense Savuti swamp. After lunch, we’ll make a pit stop to discover more about Savuti’s desert-like scenery, which is distinguished by its hot, loose sand. Undoubtedly, the most fascinating part of Savuti is the relationship between the lion and elephant. In Savuti, wild dogs frequently go hunting during the wet season since the marsh is ideal cheetah habitat.

The Khwai concession stretches along the Khwai River, bordering the Moremi to the north. This region of the Okavango Delta is constantly teeming with wildlife. Elephants, giraffes, lions, jackals, buffalo, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, and zebras are just a few of the animals you might see in these locations. In Botswana’s North-West District, the village of Khwai is located on the north bank of the Khwai River. The Moremi Game Reserve’s northern boundary is the river, and the village is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, just beyond the reserve’s north gate. Since Khwai occupies a larger portion of the reserve than the Moremi does, there are no gates preventing species from crossing. We’ll spend the day touring this beautiful location.

Game drives to discover the area around the magnificent Khwai River. We’ll next set out on a mokoro (dug-out canoe) tour that will take you along a Khwai River tributary to see game from a different angle and give you a chance to experience one of the peaceful forms of transportation. After that, you will go to your stretcher-bed tent, which also has a veranda and an attached bathroom with a flushing toilet, a shower, and a hand basin. The safari is a non-participatory event, and personnel will handle the responsibilities.

It’s time to return home following what will undoubtedly be an once-in-a-lifetime safari. On the way back, you’ll be served to a delicious breakfast and given some time to unwind and take it all in. An early morning trip to the Khwai River will be scheduled so that you may witness what had been going on at night as you meander along the lovely Khwai river front. You’ll be taken back to Maun by chaffer.

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