One of the greatest ways to see Botswana is on a mobile safari. The camps are established in secluded wilderness locations away from the masses. The camp will have roomy en suite tents with sturdy base camp beds that will be put up by our staff in advance. On this amazing 7-day mobile safari, spend 3 nights in the Moremi Game Reserve and 3 nights near the Khwai River in the Mababe area.
The first flight of your safari takes you from Maun to the Xakanaxa region of the Okavango Delta on a tiny aircraft. On arrival, your guide will welcome you and drive you to the campsite. You’ll stay here for three nights as you explore the Moremi Game Reserve’s wide, wildlife-rich swamp. The beds in the tents are sturdy base camp beds with mattresses, sheets, duvets, and pillows. The tents come with a bucket shower at the back and an en-suite long drop toilet. Shower orders can be placed for hot, cold, or warm water, which is heated in a bucket over an open flame. Each tent contains an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda, a restroom, and an LED rechargeable camp light within the tent itself. There is also a side table in the sleeping area and a bathroom.
You have two days to go on game drives through the Moremi Game Reserve. On the easternmost point of the Okavango Delta is Moremi. Wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus-fringed canals, woodland, and savannah are just a few of the habitats present here, which provides a variety of opportunities to observe wildlife and fauna. For witnessing the critically endangered African wild dog, Moremi is among the top wildlife reserves in Africa. Xakanaxa is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo, whose territory is shared by at least four lion prides, which are frequently observed flanking the constantly moving herd. Elephant breeding herds migrate between mopane woodland browsing grounds and the Okavango River’s fresh water. One of the most unique antelope species that frequents this area is the red lechwe.
After a leisurely breakfast, you slowly drive through Moremi Game Reserve in the direction of the Khwai and Mababe Areas. We will have a mokoro expedition on this moving day via the quieter backwaters of the Khwai and Mbudi waterways. At its easternmost point, the Manuchira Channel is known as the Khwai River. In order to reach the Mababe Private Reserve, where we will camp on the banks of the Khwai River before it empties out and into the Mababe Depression, the day’s trek follows this water course, winding from the riverfront and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands. We will game drive through Khwai until we reach Mababe after passing the stunning Dombo Hippo Pools in the morning, pausing to take in the landscape and the local hippo’s antics.
You will have the chance to tour the region on game drives during the day and at night during your stay at this upscale campsite in the Mababe concession. By using flashlights to explore after dark, you can see certain nocturnal species that are infrequently seen during the day. In order to get a close-up view of Botswana’s flora and fauna, you will also have the chance to explore the nearby wilderness on foot (this activity is seasonal based on rainfall and grass height; your guide will decide the safety of walking). The Mababe Private Reserve will be used for night drives and guided walks since these activities are not allowed in national parks and reserves. Excellent elephant herds may be found in the Mababe region, while the lion, leopard, several, and African wildcat are among the area’s frequent predators.
After breakfast, we go on a game drive to the airport, where a charter jet will pick you up and transport you back to Maun.
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