6 Days / 5 Nights
Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.
Savuti, also known as Savute lies in the heart of Botswana’s beautiful Chobe National Park. This dynamic wilderness is a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by several rocky outcrops which guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. The Savute goes through wet and dry cycles, where wild dogs hunt in the dry river channel where crocodiles swam only twenty years ago. Visitors to this spectacular area can spot abundant wildlife including: a variety of birds, elephants, antelope, lion prides, black-backed jackal, bat-eared foxes, tsessebe, kudu, hyena, cheetah Cape buffalo herds, and thousands of migrating zebra and wildebeest.
Upon arrival at Maun Airport, you will make your way to your charter flight to Mboma Island Lodge. After settling in enjoy the view with some refreshments before departing for an evening game drive. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and a short night drive back to camp where a campfire will be waiting to welcome you. Dinner will be served in the dining tent, followed by your first night in the Botswana wilderness.
Guests have the option of choosing their day's activities, which includes mokoro or game drive. Boating will only take place when the water levels are high enough.
Boat excursions around the Delta islands and through the hippo-filled channels (Dependent on water levels) When the water levels are high enough, boating excursions will head to the open waterways of the
Okavango Delta to view the heronry. Game drives into the Moremi Game Reserve to see predators, which are most active in the early hours of the morning and late evening.
Enjoy the reed-lined channels of the Okavango Delta in the traditional way with a guided mokoro trip. Your guide will quietly pole you through the waters in a dug-out canoe, while you keep a lookout for wildlife on the banks. The mokoro station is a short walk from camp.
A TYPICAL DAY AT MBOMA ISLAND CAMP
Daily routines change according to guests’ itineraries; however, below is a guideline for day-to-day activities. Times will vary according to the season, weather, and water levels.
05:30: Wake up call followed by coffee and rusks at the dining tent
06h00: Depart for the morning activity of your choice, including a coffee stop
09h30: Return to camp with hot bucket showers ready and waiting
10h30: Late breakfast/brunch is served in the dining tent, followed by free time at camp.
16h00: Depart for an afternoon activity
18h30: Return to camp with hot bucket showers ready and waiting
19h30: Dinner is served at camp, followed by campfire chatter and a spot of stargazing.
This morning will see you enjoy one last safari activity before needing to check out from camp for your charter flight to Camp Savuti. Arrive to welcome drinks and receive a briefing by the camp host before being shown to your classic canvas safari tent.
You depart on your afternoon safari drive, returning to the lodge in the early evening where dinner will be served at camp.
Guests can enjoy a range of activities from game drives through the Chobe National Park and exploring the fringes of the dry marsh region. The area is diverse and guests will delight in the superb game viewing on offer. From photography to bird watching and predator sightings.
A TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI
This is a rough schedule of how a typical day on safari looks like. This is always scheduled to change
due to weather and other factors. You will need to be flexible – rangers and guides will focus on where
there are wildlife and the best method of viewing the best of what Botswana has to offer. The times below are merely a suggestion of what to expect.
05:30 – 06:30: A simple early morning snack of cereals, yogurts, and fruit is served before departing on the game drive.
09:30 – 10:30: Return from your game drive and enjoy a full breakfast
10:30 – 13:30: Leisure time.
14:00 - 16:00: Afternoon tea is served before the afternoon game drive which normally departs at 16:00
20:00: Return from your game drive and enjoy a boma dinner
After one last morning safari activity, you have breakfast and check out for your flight to Kasane Airport for your onward flight home. Tour ends with us.
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