Safaris

Mobile safaris are the true and authentic way to really explore and become intimate with the wilderness.

We tailor make itineraries to suit your interests and we welcome families too. Below are a few set itineraries to take the planning hassle away from you.

Budget Safari – 2 Days

Santawani Concession

Wish to spend a night in the bush listening to the sounds of the African night, but have a smaller budget? Then this trip is perfect for you.

Located just outside the famous Moremi Game Reserve, the Santawani concession offers similar game viewing experiences, just a bit closer to home.

Day 1.  (Lunch, Dinner)

Vehicle will collect you between 9.00 – 10.00 am for a 1 – 2 hour drive from Maun to Kaziikini Campsite. Kaziikini camp, is an eco-friendly community campsite, located half way between Maun and the Moremi Game Reserve in the NG33/34 Concession.

You will arrive at Kaziikini Campsite at approximately 11 – 12 am. A short mid morning tea / coffee break while we find our allotted campsite. Set up your tent and bedrolls in preparation for the night!

Continue with a morning game drive with an escort community guide exploring the 93,000 hectare concession area. Explore the south western part of the concession where the Gomoti river runs. Regular sightings of Elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, lion and leopard as well as permanent and immigrant bird species. Return to camp for lunch of quiche and salads. Afternoon siesta and chance to shower before late afternoon tea and an evening game drive.

Return to camp just after sunset.  Relax around the campfire listening to the sounds of the night. Dinner should be ready by about 8pm and it is served under the stars, listening to the wildlife.

 Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch)

Early morning wake up and breakfast. Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, juice, museli, yogurt, fruit, toasts and preserves. Pack up your bags ready for loading.

Full morning game drive exploring this concession that borders with the Moremi. It offers spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered.

Return to camp for lunch before departing back to Maun.  Arrive back to Maun by 3pm.

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A Delta Safari – 3 Days

Moremi Game Reserve or Khwai Concession

Our three day safari allows you to explore the magnificent Moremi Game Reserve or alternatively the Khwai Concession. Moremi Game Reserve is famous for its incredible variety of bird and animal life among its beautiful scenery, dotted with flood plains, islands and sand tongues.

The Khwai concession, bordering the Moremi, has become just as famous with its abundant sightings of leopard and wild dog.

Delta Safari – 3 Day Khwai Concession

Day One (lunch, Dinner)

Vehicle will collect you at 9.00 am for a 4 hour drive from Okavango River Lodge to Khwai. Passing through the villages of Sankuyo and Mababe (130km). Stop en route for mid morning coffee and rusks. Arrive into camp at lunchtime.

Once everyone is settled and the camp is up, lunch will be served. A bucket is hoisted up into the trees and filled with warm water that has been heated over the fire, and the afternoon provides the opportunity to take your first bush shower.

After tea at approximately 3pm depart on an afternoon game drive. The Khwai area offers spectacular game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered.

Return to camp just before sunset..  Relax around the campfire listening to the sounds of the night. Dinner should be ready by about 8pm and it is served under the stars, listening to the wildlife.

Day 2 – ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning wake up and breakfast. Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast and preserves. On this day you would do a morning and afternoon game drive with lunch and siesta in camp.

Day 3 – Departure back to Maun ( Breakfast, Lunch)

Light breakfast will be served before an early morning game drive. Depart at 6am taking in the early morning sunrise and seeking any further game opportunity before returning back to camp for Brunch at 10.00. Pack up camp and depart at approx 11am for the return drive back to Maun. Arrive back at Okavango River Lodge at approx 2 pm.

Delta Safari – 3 day Moremi Game Reserve

Day 1.  (Lunch, Dinner)

Vehicle will collect you between 9.00 – 10.00 am for a 3 – 4 hour drive from Maun to the Moremi Game reserve, South Gate (100km).

Arrive in camp at lunchtime. Once everyone is settled and the camp is up, you depart on an afternoon game drive and return to camp just after sunset.  Relax around the campfire listening to the sounds of the night. Dinner should be ready by about 8pm and it is served under the stars, listening to the wildlife.

Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)

Early morning wake up and breakfast. Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, juice, muesli, yogurt, fruit, toast and preserves.

Spend the morning exploring the areas of the Western Moremi Game Reserve. Discuss with your guide if you perhaps want to take a picnic lunch to send the whole day out. Or if not then return to camp for lunch, have an afternoon siesta before being served some tea before embarking in your evening game drive.

Day 3 (Breakfast, Lunch)

Departure day. Pack up your tent and luggage and leave for loading. Early breakfast and a short game drive. Into camp for a light lunch before departing by 11am (as per park regulations). Scenic drive back to Maun through the Santawani concession, where elephants and plains games are regularly seen. Arrive back to Maun by 3pm.

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The Desert to Delta Safari – 6 Days

Months Available: April, May & June

This is the ultimate package of both desert and delta on a budget. The Kalahari Desert will be in bloom after the rains with lush grasses and waterholes for the desert species.

A great time of year for the zebra migration and the big cat interaction that goes with it. Head back to Maun for an overnight at Okavango River Lodge and head of in the morning for a relaxing experience with your guides on a traditional mokoro excursion, silently poling the waterways of the Okavango Delta.

Day 1: Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Lunch, Dinner)

Safari departs at 8am from Okavango River Lodge. Travel 250km to the CKGR. The first part of this journey will be open tar road so be prepared for the windy start on an open game drive. The drive will take approximately 5-6 hours depending on what you see once you enter the reserve!

Arrive into camp late afternoon. Camp will be set up on arrival as all equipment travels with you in a trailer. Set out for a short late afternoon game drive and have sundowners over the Kalahari

Day 2 – 3: Central Kalahari Game Reserve (B,L,D)

The next two full days will be spent with early morning wake ups and breakfast. Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast and preserves. Return to camp for lunch and afternoon siesta. Perfect time to take a shower in the warm afternoon sun. After tea depart for your afternoon game drive and sundowners. Back to camp for a 2 course dinner under the stars, listening to stories and the African sounds around the campfire.

Day 4 – Travel back to Maun, Okavango River Lodge (B,L,D)

Pack up of camp after breakfast and the return journey back to Maun. Picnic lunch en – route. Arrive at Okavango River lodge late afternoon. Accommodation in ensuite chalets. Take a refreshing dip in the pool!

Day 5 – Mokoro trip into the lower eastern delta (B,L,D)

This day will be spent exploring the lower eastern part of the delta by traditional dugout canoe, gliding through the water ways. Depart ORL at 8am for a one hour transfer to the mokoro station.

Your guide will take you further into the delta… stop on an island for a bush walk and lunch, before returning back to the mokoro station by 4pm where we will collect you.

Day 6 – ENDS (Breakfast)

A leisurely morning after all the early morning wake ups. Breakfast in your own time before checking out at 10am.

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Fully Catered Mokoro Safari

Mokoro trips are based on the traditional Bayei method of traveling through the flood plains of the Okavango Delta. Our trips are located around the Eastern delta in a community controlled wilderness area. This area is managed by “Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust” who set the guide and community fees for activities.

All equipment, food and chef are sent with you so you can spend more of your time exploring the bush, sitting around the campfire and getting to know your guide and this unique environment.

You can decide from a two or three day experience!

Day 1

Take a 1 hour motorboat or 4×4 ride (depending on water levels) from “Okavango River Lodge” to the community run mokoro station departing around 8:15am.
Arrive at the Mokoro station around 9:15, meet your mokoro guides/polers and load all luggage and equipment into the mekoro. Spend 3 hours on a mokoro gliding to your campsite.
Once in your riverside campsite, have lunch followed by an hour or two relaxation . Your guide will then take you for a 2 -3 hour late afternoon game walk.
Arrive back to camp, and enjoy your campfire dinner.  Spend the evening around the campfire enjoying interaction with your guides and listening to their stories.

Day 2

Wake up early for coffee/tea cereal and rusks. Depart on a 4 hour early morning game walk.
Return at around 10am for a hearty brunch. Relax in camp or ask your guides to take you for a swim and opportunity to freshen up and wash. Mid afternoon go for a 3 hour mokoro trip arriving back in camp before sunset. Enjoy dinner around the campfire.

Day 3

Wake up early for coffee/tea cereal and rusks. Depart on a 4 hour early morning game walk.
Return at around 10am for a hearty brunch.  At around midday camped will be packed up for the 3 – 4 hour return trip back to the mokoro station for motorboat pick up at 4pm.

Return back to “Okavango River Lodge” at 5pm

Excluded: IOAPN, wine is provided with dinner but no other alcoholic beverages.

On a 2 day trip a bush toilet and wash stand is provided – no Shower.

Equipment is in 2.5m x 2.5m dome tents with bed rolls equipped with all linen and towels placed on the floor. Camp chef will be on hand to set up tents and to cook for you.

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Family Budget Safaris

We welcome children on safari. Raising our own children in the Okavango we know how to create a great family safari. Explore the small things and cook marshmellows on a sage stick over the open fire…!  Mobile safaris are wonderful adventures for children and a great fun and educational holiday. Make a lifetime of family memories.

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Tailor made Budget  Safaris

Why not fly in from Maun on a Cessna, and enjoy a lovely scenic flight to start your safari! Finish your safari at a luxury lodge in Khwai or Moremi… spend two nights in Moremi and then move to Khwai for two nights.

The opportunities are endless!! We are here to advise and help create your perfect itinerary.

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Your Safari Includes:

  • Licensed and experienced professional guide for the duration of your safari

  • Game drives

  • Transportation in custom made safari vehicle

  • All entrance and camping fees within the National Parks & Game Reserves

  • Dedicated guide and cook

  • Meals where specified. Water, tea, coffee, juice, wine with dinner.

  • Cover with Okavango Air Rescue. Should you have a medical emergency, medical assistance will be transported to you, by helicopter. The fully equipped helicopter, with an emergency doctor on board, will treat and stabilize you. You will be taken to the nearest appropriate location from where further arrangements will be made.

Your Safari Excludes:

  • International & domestic or charter flights and airport departure taxes

  • Visas

  • Laundry and toiletries

  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)

  • Alcoholic beverages and any other drinks not included

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Tips and gratuities

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