Experience the diverse habitats of Moremi Game Reserve, the neighbouring Khwai Community Area and both the Savuti Marsh and Chobe Riverfront regions of Chobe National Park. Encounter an abundance of Africa's wildlife, flora and birds in these beautiful wild places on game drives, a mokoro trip and a boat cruise.
On this mobile camping safari up to seven guests travel to private campsites in acclaimed wilderness areas, where spacious walk-in tents with comfortable beds and en-suite facilities are set up for you. The same expert team of staff and experienced guide stay with you throughout this fully-serviced camping safari, providing you with excellent service. Your professional guide takes you into Botswana's finest wildlife reserves and wilderness gems in open-sided safari vehicles, exploring diverse and beautiful habitats as you search for wildlife and birds.
This all-inclusive tented safari offers a genuine wild camping adventure, with added comforts and a safari crew that takes care of camp logistics, cooking and chores.
Arriving at Maun Airport, your guide is there to welcome you to the Okavango Delta region of Botswana. We set off from the airport at about midday, depending on commercial flight schedules. Leaving Maun, the closest town to the Okavango Delta, we drive to Moremi Game Reserve. Along the way we stop for a picnic lunch.
End the day with sundowners at our first camp; which is located inside Moremi Game Reserve, near Xakanaxa Camp. Xakanaxa is in the Third Bridge area, three bridges in from the south gate of Moremi, an area known as one of the most beautiful and wildlife-rich in the game reserve. We spend two nights at this unfenced campsite, surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Our second day is spent exploring the prestigious Moremi Game Reserve on open vehicle game drives. Moremi is the only game reserve in the Okavango Delta, an award-winning wildlife destination considered one of the finest in Africa. Moremi encompasses about a third of the Okavango Delta ecosystem, incorporating permanent waterways and dry land areas on the eastern side of the delta. Your professional guide takes you through the diverse habitats of this unique wilderness area, where you encounter an abundance of wild animals and birds.
After our rewarding game drives in Moremi Game Reserve, we return to the private campsite near Xakanaxa for a laid-back evening around the intimate campfire. Fall asleep under star-studded skies, listening to the sounds of the African bush.
On day three we are up early for breakfast at our camp in Moremi, before packing up and moving on. After the crew has taken down camp we head to the Khwai Concession, bordering on Moremi Game Reserve. En route to Khwai, we pause to have a picnic lunch and then continue to our private campsite in the Khwai Community Area.
Our unfenced campsite is located in the 1800km² Concession Area, belonging to the local community. The Khwai River forms the natural border between the community-owned concession area, covering the eastern edge of the delta wetlands, and the Moremi Game Reserve.
For the next few days we are based in the Khwai River area, where we embark on game drives and a mokoro trip. Your guide takes you on day and night game drives in the mopane woodlands and floodplains of Khwai, searching out the rich array of wildlife and birds found here. On one of your days in the Khwai Concession Area you get to experience the delta waterways by mokoro. Mekoros are the dug-out canoes traditionally used to navigate the watery channels of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Local mokoro guides ferry you along the waterways using long poles, allowing you to sit back and take in the stunning scenery, watching for animals and birds.
On the night game drive a bright spotlight is used to light the way and scan the darkness for nocturnal animals. Your experienced guide will take you into the Khwai Concession, as night drives are not permitted in Moremi Reserve. The thrilling night drive provides excellent chances of sighting the unusual and shy animals that emerge after dark.
Our nights are spent relaxing at the tented camp in Khwai, where dinner is served in the dining lapa and a cosy campfire lit. Retire to your comfortable bed at the end of adventure-filled days in the bush.
Day six sees us move on from the Okavango Delta to our next destination - the Savuti Marsh area of Chobe National Park. The crew dismantles our mobile camp and loads up the vehicles, then we drive north to Savuti where we camp for the next three nights.
Our days are spent on open vehicle game drives in the famous Savuti Marsh region, hosting plenty of game and predators. The Savute Channel once again flows through this arid southern part of Chobe into the Savuti Marsh, after a dry spell of almost three decades. Since 2010 the revived grasslands of Savuti Marsh have been attracting an abundance of herbivores and the predators that hunt them, resulting in high concentrations of diverse wildlife species.
The floodplains are known for interesting wildlife interactions and seasonal migrations of zebras, wildebeest and other herbivores with predators in tow. Big elephant herds are found in the Savuti region with other common sightings including lions, hyenas, various antelopes and zebras. Rhinos are often seen in the dry season, along with warthogs and antelopes such as kudus, impalas and wildebeest. Leopards are relatively common and cheetahs are sometimes spotted. In the rainy seasons the birdlife is spectacular.
From the dry plains of Savuti we proceed to Chobe Riverfront in the far northeastern part of Chobe National Park.
Our next camp is set up close to the Chobe River in the northernmost corner of Botswana. This more lush region of Chobe hosts dense game populations, being renowned for its large elephant and buffalo herds. The Chobe Riverfront is also known for its excellent lion sightings, amongst other wild animals. The birding is also outstanding, with sightings including African fish eagles, herons and African skimmers.
On day ten we embark on a boat ride on Chobe River, encountering hippos, crocodiles, other animals and an assortment of birds as we cruise along. You also explore the Chobe floodplains and savannahs on game drives with your expert guide.
In the evenings you can unwind with a drink around the campfire and take in the wild setting of the exclusive campsite.
After breakfast this morning we embark on one last game drive in Chobe National Park. After our short game drive we head to the nearby town of Kasane where this Moremi & Chobe Mobile Camping Safari ends at about 09h00.
Private departures of this Moremi Mobile Camp Safari are also available on request. For prices and more details about the private departures, please contact African Budget Safaris.
The above itinerary is subject to changes, dependant on local road and weather conditions, as well as availability. We do our best to follow the schedule and activities outlined above and will notify you in the event of any changes. We reserve the right to switch from a mokoro trip to a motorboat cruise based on local conditions. Rates are subject to national park increases made by the Botswana government, without prior notice.
This safari also runs in the opposite direction, as the Chobe & Moremi Mobile Camping Safari, starting in Kasane and ending in Maun.
This mobile tented safari makes use of private campsites wherever possible. The private campsites are unfenced, immersing you in the prime wilderness areas of Botswana.
Guests stay in spacious Meru-style tents (walk-in safari tents), with built in floors. The tents feature proper beds with full bed linen and a bath towel is provided. There is mosquito netting on the windows and over the entrance of each tent. Each tent has an en suite bathroom fitted with a bucket shower and bush toilet.
The crew sets up the mobile camps for you, so guests do not need to participate. The camps include an open-sided dining tent with a table and chairs and camping chairs for sitting around the campfire.
All game drives and local transfers are conducted in custom-made safari vehicles with open sides, shade roofs, game viewing seats and long-range fuel tanks. The group size on this safari is limited to seven, ensuring that each guest gets a window seat. Each group is accompanied by a back-up crew of staff travelling in a separate vehicle.
This tour is available for children 12 years old and over.
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