OKAVANGO DELTA – MOREMI
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Spend time with San Bushmen
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Why is this safari better?
A mid-budget safari that will surely leave you wanting more. On this itinerary to Botswana, travellers will have the chance to enjoy a traditional Mokoro (dug-out canoe), whilst taking in some prime wildlife viewing with expert guides. It’s a short and sweet safari, however you may like to add an extension on to this itinerary, the choice is yours – either way, the time of your life awaits.
Sustainability: Your booking supports local guides and communities through eco-conscious travel and supporting local enterprise through community visits and purchasing of local crafts. Camps featured on this itinerary are also low-impact and feature solar-power, helping the environment every step of the way.
When to travel?
The Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe are Botswana’s most popular parks. The best time to visit them is from May to September, during the Dry season and winter, resulting in more moderate temperatures. In addition, the Okavango is flooded from June to October. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks. See below to learn when to visit which park.
High Season: July to October (Will not feel too crowded, except for Chobe)
Low Season: December to April (Some lodges and camps close down)
Best Weather: April and May (Moderate temperatures, little to no rainfall, and few clouds)
Worst Weather: October and November (Very hot) January and February (Peak of Wet season)
Day 1: We depart from Maun at 3pm for a 1 and a half hour drive to our “Lazy River” camp on the edge of the Delta. Your 3m x 3m canvas dome tents with beds will be set up before your arrival and the cooking of a campfire dinner will be underway. After enjoying a fire warmed shower you may sit back and watch the sun setting over a lagoon full of hippos and crocodiles. A 2 course dinner will be served at 7:30pm.
Day 2: We will give you a wake up call At 5:30am for a full cooked breakfast served at 6:00am. Departure will be at 6:45am on your safari vehicle for a 1 hour 15 minute game drive to the mokoro station at Ditshipi. Your Mokoro trip starts shortly after 8am.
A couple of hours will be spent on the mekoro followed by a couple of hour game walk. After the game walk a nice picnic spread is provided back at the mekoro after which a half hour relaxation spent in a nice shady location is a nice way to fully absorb your surroundings. At around 2pm set off on a one hour downstream mokoro ride back to the mokoro station for the drive back to your riverside campsite for a warm shower and another wonderful Okavango sunset. After dinner you have the option (if prearranged) to be entertained by a known local musician with a some acoustic traditional music around the fireplace.
Day 3: Breakfast on day 3 is served from 7:30 at a more leisurely pace as our departure on the safari vehicle to Moremi Game Reserve is at 9:30. We arrive at Moremi South Gate at midday, from there we proceed to the Xini and Blackpools area on the game rich Western flood plains of Moremi. We arrive at our campsite, have lunch and set up camp.
In the late afternoon we go on a couple of hour game drive, arriving back at sunset. Our campsite in Xini is an exclusive “Botswana Guides Association” site, we will be the only group in the site for the nights we are there. Your accommodation will be in 3meter x 3meter canvas dome tents with fully made up comfortable bedrolls. They have a canvas screen attached to the back of the tent that encloses a bush toilet so there is no need to go wandering in the night.
Day 4: On your full day in Moremi you have the choice of either going out for a full day game drive with a packed picnic lunch or going out for a morning and an afternoon game drive, returning to camp for lunch and relaxation during the midday heat. If you opt for the full day trip we will depart at around 7am after a full cooked breakfast. If you prefer to do the morning and afternoon game drive we go out shortly after 5am depending on the time of the year.
Day 5: Wake up at 5am, have tea/coffee and cereal and set off on an early morning game drive returning back in camp at 9am for a full cooked brunch. At midday we break camp and set off for the return trip to “Lazy River”, arriving in the late afternoon
Day 6: Breakfast on your last morning with us is served from 7:30 and the return transfer to Maun departs at 9:30 arriving around 11:00. We can drop you off anywhere near central Maun.
NOTE: your itinerary is flexible and we can tailor-make the number of nights, additional destinations and extensions to your safari to include beach stays (such as Zanzibar) and city stays (such as Cape Town).
Child rates apply, please contact us for your free tailored quotation.
Kids below 8 years free of charge, but may not go on the mokoro ride. A parent will be required to remain with them in camp.
Kids from 8 years to 12 years 50% of adult rate.
13 years and above full price.
PRICE FOR YOUR SAFARI
- per person sharing, inclusive
- per person sharing, inclusive
OUR PRICE INCLUDES
- All accommodation per your itinerary
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, evening dinner)
- Water and morning fruit juices
- Game drives and mokoro activities, as stipulated in your itinerary (mokoro subject to water levels)
- Transfers from Maun to camps on arrival and transfer to Maun on departure
- Pricing in US Dollars
OUR PRICE EXCLUDES
- International airfare
- Visas and other entry costs
- Travel insurance
- PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
- Personal expense such as extra drinks/food on transfers, phone calls, curio shop purchases
- Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
- Optional extension in Victoria Falls and Cape Town available
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