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Join this unique mokoro safari in Botswana. With this package, you will have a chance to fly into the idyllic Okavango Delta, a "Garden of Eden" teeming with wildlife. Besides that, you will also witness the rich wildlife of the Chobe National Park and the Savuti Marsh. Both the delta and the Savuti Marsh are known for their prolific wildlife, which makes for exciting game viewing. This safari to northern Botswana’s wilderness area will surely not disappoint you!
In the Okavango Delta, you will stay at Oddballs’ Enclave, a peaceful haven with every creature comfort, but without the intrusion of generators or motorized equipment. While in Chobe National Park, you will stay at the exclusive Camp Savuti, a small intimate camp designed for privacy and comfort, overlooking the Savuti Channel.
Oddballs' Enclave is a classic and eco-friendly delta camp that accommodates at most ten guests and is only accessible by plane. The accommodation is in Meru-style tents set under canvas-roof on raised wooden platforms.
The tents are well equipped and fitted with either single twin or double beds and each tent features a semi-detached en-suite bathroom, with an open air and yet private bucket shower, with hot and cold running water. The camp is run on solar power, rather than commonly used generators, reducing its environmental impact.
You can relax on your private deck in your tent or on the elevated decks with lounge areas opening out onto the bush and campfire, designed for guests viewing comfort.
Camp Savuti is a small safari camp consisting of only five comfortable Meru-style tents, set on raised platforms, which accommodate 10 guests at most. Thoughtfully set apart from each other ensuring maximum privacy, these spacious tents feature en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks that overlook the scenic Savuti Channel. The main camp facilities include a lounge and dining area with a bar, all opening out onto the campfire area and the surrounding bush.
This Botswana adventure kicks off in Maun, where you are collected by Delta Air for your scenic flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta. A private safari guide, who attends to two guests at most, meets you at the airstrip and stays with you for the duration of your stay at your first safari camp.
Oddballs' Enclave, an authentic safari camp, is your base for exploring the Okavango Delta. The camp is set on a secluded island near Chief's Island. From this delightful bush retreat, deep in the Okavango, you will explore the intricate network of channels, tranquil lagoons, and reed-fringed islands.
Your guide, or African gondolier, will take you on early morning and late afternoon mokoro excursions, poling silently through the narrow maze of waterways and estuaries in the delta. Standing proudly, pole in hand, in the stern of his traditional canoe, he will take you on an exploration of the delta in search of wildlife and bird encounters. There is no better way to experience the delta.
As you drift through this magical inland delta, your guide pauses at small islands where he takes you on nature walks to explore the wild bush on foot. This is an opportunity to get close to the wonders, big and small, of one of Africa's last truly wild places.
Your experienced and knowledgable guide leads you through the bush, pointing out fascinating insects, plants, animal tracks, and other signs of animal activity in the bush. Immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of the bush during this once in a lifetime adventure.
At the camp, meals are served out on the spacious deck areas where you can keep an eye out for visiting wildlife and birds. This is a great spot to put your feet up at the end of the day and admire a beautiful sunset over the wilderness, listening to the sounds of nature as the stars come out.
Sitting on one of the decks of the Enclave, you will look out over the delta grasslands and untamed woodlands beyond, catching sight of birds and even wildlife nearby. The delta is home to diverse species, ranging from elephants and big cats to baboons, hippos, and antelopes.
An outstanding feature of this camp is its beautiful location on a small island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The emphasis in this serene environment is on slowing down and relaxing, enjoying the magnificent wilderness and its wild inhabitants.
After breakfast, you will leave the peaceful Okavango Delta and fly out in a small plane to Camp Savuti in the Savuti region of the world famous Chobe National Park. A 20 to 40 minutes' drive will take you through the bush to Camp Savuti. You will have game viewing along the way.
Your time will be spent on early morning and late afternoon thrilling game drives in the Savuti Marsh area. There is an abundance of wildlife found here which you will search for in open-sided safari vehicles driving along the edges of the once dry channel. The grassy floodplains attract a wide range of grazers and other herbivores, luring predators to the area, making it a prime predator watching hotspot.
Your safari guide will point out the small and large wild animals and birds that you come across in the African bush, stopping to let you observe them in their natural habitat. Driving through the beautiful landscapes of Savuti, the open savannah surrounds you in its untamed glory.
With some luck, you will encounter Africa's predators in action. In between your 4x4 game drives, you will have time to chill-out at Camp Savuti, looking out over the Savuti Channel with its wealth of wildlife and birds.
Camp Savuti lies in the western part of Chobe National Park, known as Savuti, hosting one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. This region of Botswana is famous for its predator sightings, including endangered wild dogs and plenty of lions. The highlight here is viewing free-roaming wildlife and birds from the camp itself and on open vehicle game drives that are ideal for game watching and photography.
On the fifth day, you will have a chance to take one more early game drive into the wildlife-rich Savuti Marsh region of Chobe, before tucking into a delicious breakfast back at Savuti Camp. After breakfast, you will hop back on a small plane and return to Maun, enjoying the views of northern Botswana as you fly.
Your safari vacation will take place in Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park located in Botswana.
Chobe is Botswana's first established national park. It's Botswana's third largest park (11,000 square kilometers) but boasts one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. The reason for this is the parks ability to sustain large quantities of games due to the permanent water sources of the Chobe and Savuti Rivers flowing throughout the year.
The park is well known for its lion population and large elephant population that numbers up to 25,000 in winter. The park is also home to the summer migrations of plains game, which include zebra, giraffe, warthog, reedbuck, lechwe, sable, roan, oribi, and bushbuck.
Other wildlife commonly sighted includes hippo, buffalo, crocodiles, and a variety of birds. Chobe National Park is home to 350 species of birds including African fish eagle, long-toed plovers, pink-backed pelicans, African skimmers, Pell's fishing owl, saddle-billed storks, Bradfield's hornbills, and carmine bee-eater.
Okavango Delta is Botswana's "Crown Jewel". It's the world's largest inland water system which by virtue of its rich fauna and flora and sheer beauty make it a top destination for tourism in Botswana.
The Okavango supports an amazing abundance of wildlife including lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hyena, wild dog, kudu, impala, roan, zebra, lechwe, hippo, and crocodile to name a few.
The waters of the Okavango support 80 species of fish including bream and the beautiful tiger fish. The diverse habitats of the Okavango Delta support an impressive array of bird life with around 500 bird species recorded.
You will be served daily meals as per itinerary. A picnic lunch is also available on request if you would like to spend a full day in the bush on your second day of this safari. At the camp, your meals are served out on the spacious deck areas where you can keep an eye out for visiting wildlife and birds.