A Mobile Camp Exploration
Travelling across Botswana in authentic mobile camps offering intimacy and seclusion
Highlights of the Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai Commnity Area and the Selinda Reserve. Two of the camps are explorer mobile camps offering you an authentic and intimate experience, and then finishing in Selinda Explorer Camp which is one of the most exclusive pockets of Botswana.
Moremi Game Reserve, Xakanaxa Exploration Days, Botswana
Met on arrival in Maun international airport and connect onto the internal flight to the Moremi Game Reserve (Xakanaxa airstrip). Met on arrival and transferred to Letaka Safaris Miracle Rivers Mobile Safari to stay for 3 nights on a full board basis.
Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle. Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles. Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves. All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves. All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) whilst in Letaka Tented Camps. All activities as specified in the itinerary.
The Moremi Game Reserve is all about searching for big game; where the habitats are as diverse as the wildlife itself. Water-adapted antelopes and wary-eyed buffaloes spill out into floodplains, behind towering woodlands where leopards hide on the high branches. Dead trees cast silhouettes over elephant-filled savannas a stone’s throw from papyrus-fringed channels stretching out to the delta beyond.
Khwai Community Area, Botswana
This is a full day of extended game drive and journey time with picnic lunch between camps. Following and early morning breakfast you take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve north-east towards the Khwai Community Area. The Manuchira Channel is known as the Khwai River at its eastern most extremity. The day’s journey follows this water course, with the track weaving from the riverside and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands that make Khwai one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango. We pass the magnificent Dombo Hippo Pools in the morning stopping to enjoy the scenery and the antics of the resident hippo. Wildlife: The western mopane veld is home to mostly breeding herds of elephant whilst the eastern reaches of Khwai is home to some impressive old bulls.
The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. We spend our time here camping at an exclusive campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. We will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot (please note that this activity is seasonal based on rains and grass height, your guide will determine the safety of walking in Khwai) and mokoro and enjoy an up close and personal encounter with Botswana’s flora and fauna.
Khwai Community Area, Botswana
Transferred to the airstrip (Khwai airstrip) to fly to the Selinda Reserve. Met on arrival and transferred to the Selinda Explorers Camp to stay for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis including all game viewing activities on a shared basis. Selinda Explorers Camp is poised in a remote, treasured location on the famous Selinda Spillway, under canopies of jackelberry and mangosteen trees. As the lifeline of the Selinda Reserve, the Selinda Spillway is a crucial gathering point for the wildlife of this pristine 320,000-acre Reserve.
The Linyanti is a safari addict’s bush nirvana. One of the most remote and exclusive pockets of Botswana, this pristine wilderness is what great game viewing and wildlife documentaries are made of. Only private concessions are on offer here, where the rules are flexible and the crowds can’t go. The Linyanti is not just for ticking off the big game; it also has a knack for delivering lesser-spotted bucket list items, whether it’s a rare bush pig or that long-searched-for wild dog.
Transferred to the airstrip to fly to Maun international airport and connect onto international flights home.