This Botswana Exclusive Camping Safari to Chobe Park and Moremi Reserve is ideal for those wishing to explore Botswana's best game parks in extra comfortable camping style.
Starting in Kasane this Budget Botswana Safari first visits Chobe National Park - Botswana's most game-rich wildlife area, famous for its large elephant herds. Here you embark on a scenic Chobe River boat cruise and venture into the wilderness area on rewarding game drives, also visiting Savuti. Then explore the diverse and beautiful Moremi Game Reserve taking game drives and a mokoro canoe excursion.
Experience the natural splendour of Botswana, taking it easy on this mobile camping trip while the safari team does the legwork!
This Exclusive Camping Safari kicks off with a game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River in northeastern Botswana.
At 12h30 we meet up in Kasane, setting off on our scenic boat trip at about 14h00 in the afternoon. The Chobe River is the major water source in Chobe National Park, renowned for its excellent boat-based game viewing.
Cruising along the river at a leisurely pace enables us to get up close to the birds and animals drawn to the waters. Look out for hippos, elephants, antelopes, crocodiles and baboons which are commonly spotted on the cruise. The rich variety of birdlife is sure to enthrall birding enthusiasts, with sightings including African fish eagles, plovers, egrets, kingfishers, Marabou storks and grey herons.
After our relaxed cruise we head into Chobe National Park on our first exhilarating game drive. Exploring the game park en route to our first camp we scan the bush for wildlife and birds, watching the sunset over the beautiful floodplains. Arriving at camp before dark we are met by the rest of the safari crew and settle down for dinner and a restful night under the stars. We spend two nights at the private camp, staying in tents with en suite bush ablution facilities.
On day two, we embark on morning and afternoon game drives in Chobe - Botswana's top national park and one of Africa's finest wildlife havens. Following the course of the river we are sure to come across a diverse array of animals and birds. Chobe is famous for its huge elephant herds and also hosts leopard, lion, buffalo and rare sable antelopes. Other game includes kudu, impala, zebra, giraffe and wildebeest, as well as various predators that feed on them.
Day three, leaving the Chobe River behind we travel across the plains of Chobe into the more arid and remote region of Savuti.
The long-dry Savuti Channel began flowing after three decades of standing dry and today attracts an abundance of wild animals and birds. Elephants and buffalos roam the open plains of Savuti, along with other herbivores. The Savuti Marsh area is best known for its predator populations - especially the big cats (lion, leopard and cheetah) and endangered African wild dogs. The lions of the region are known for their hunting skills, making for dramatic wildlife action. After the rains migratory birds and plains game can be seen in large numbers, including zebras and impalas.
In the Savuti section of Chobe the tents are set up in private designated areas, with each tent featuring an en suite bush bathroom.
Moving on from the dry Savuti area we drive further southwest through the wilderness of Botswana, heading to Moremi Game Reserve.
Moremi is a wildlife sanctuary of outstanding natural beauty encompassing varied habitats that support an incredible diversity of life forms. We explore the watery marshes and open grasslands, thick woodlands and fertile plains of this stunning game reserve over the next two days. Camping is in private areas tucked away in nature, bringing you close to the bush and all its creatures, sights and sounds.
We set off on a traditional-style mokoro trip, taking in the scenery and looking out for birds, animals and insects as we follow a tributary of the Khwai River. Exploring in these dug-out canoes we glide along at a gentle pace, with local guides propelling us through the pristine waters using long poles, much like gondoliers do in Venice.
Up early on day six we embark on a sunrise game drive in search of the wildlife and birds beginning to stir and the predators retreating after a night on the hunt. At the end of the day we make our way back out into the untamed wilderness on a sunset game drive, a good time of day to spot animals.
We camp in the Moremi area setting up our en-suite tents in private spots in the bush.
Early this morning we set off on a final game drive in the scenic Moremi Game Reserve. Keep your eyes open for any animals yet to be seen and enjoy your last rewarding game viewing exploration.
Leaving the wild Moremi Reserve behind we travel to the lively safari hub of Maun. At about midday we arrive in the bustling town where you are dropped off at the airport or your post-tour accommodation.
This is a Fully Serviced Camping Safari that requires zero participation from guests. Simply sit back and relax while the safari team carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly. All soft drinks, mineral water and local alcohols are included in the safari price.
The safari vehicles used on this Exclusive Camping Safari are custom-built game viewing vehicles, designed for safari trips in the Botswana bush. Each vehicle carries up to 8 passengers, ensuring a window seat for each person which provides excellent visibility and comfort on game viewing drives.
Throughout the safari we use a specially designed trailer unit containing a mobile kitchen and space for all of the camping equipment and luggage. Depending on the number of guests on a safari a back-up vehicle might be used.
Post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. For assistance with pre-safari and post-safari accommodation and travel arrangements contact African Budget Safaris.
This southbound safari is also available in a northbound version that travels in the reverse order, from Maun to Kasane. Please contact African Budget Safaris for departure dates and details for the Exclusive Camping Safari to Moremi & Chobe.