When you arrive into Maun you’ll meet your trip leader and guide, and head straight out into the wilderness. Our transport of choice is an open game-viewing vehicle, so keep your eyes peeled for your first glimpse of Botswana’s abundant wildlife. Our drive takes us along the Khwai River, an important water source for all sorts of animals in the Moremi Game Reserve – head upon head of animals come to drink from the river, drawing predators from the bush and making this area a hotbed for wildlife activity – the birdlife in this lush landscape is absolutely spectacular. We’ll arrive at our camp for the next three nights, and settle in to our en-suite safari deluxe tents. Each tent is kitted out with a hot shower, toilet, plush beds, linen, towels, and a bedside table – delicious food is cooked over an open fire by the crew and served in a mess tent. This is a ‘mobile safari’, so the crew bring everything along that we’ll need, and leaves nothing behind. They use a truck to transport the whole camp, so they’ll set us up in the best spot for wildlife encounters, this is safari in style! Of course, we’ll have experienced guides on hand at all times to keep us safe.
Safaris in the wilderness of Botswana are very different from one day to the next. Our expert local guides are the best at deciding which areas of the 1800 square kilometer wilderness area to focus our attention on, and at which times of the day.
A typical day on safari in the Khwai Community Area goes a little something like this: An early morning wake up call, steaming hot delicious coffee, and a hearty breakfast cooked over the fire. We’ll head out in our open 4x4 vehicles as the sun rises, either along the Khwai River, across the open plains, or off road amongst the dense bush, in search of wildlife. Off-road driving is strictly prohibited within the national parks of the Okavango, but because we’re spending our time on private reserves, it’s something we’re allowed to do, allowing us to follow the sounds on a night drive, for example - that’s pretty special!
We’ll find somewhere beautifully scenic for a coffee stop mid-morning, and make our way back to camp for a hearty lunch and some relaxation until our afternoon game drive. We’ll head out again as the light changes, and becomes perfect for photography – the animals are more active at this time of day, so don’t forget your camera! We’ll have a stop for ‘sundowners’ and some nibbles before heading back to camp for a hot shower, drinks around the fire, and a delicious dinner together.
Once darkness falls we may head out for a night game drive if we’re hearing any interesting calls from camp. We’ll search for Africa’s nocturnal animals, and its greatest predators, such as leopards, lions, and hyenas, all jostling for prey. Finally, we’ll return to camp for a good night’s sleep, excited for more of the same tomorrow.
Wilderness Mobile Safari (All meals)