5 night Mobile Camping Safari – Savuti / Northern Moremi / Maun

BOTSWANA EN-SUITE DOME LEVEL MOBILE SAFARIS
5-NIGHTS/ 6-DAYS
Start Kasane / End Maun
Savuti / Northern Moremi / Maun

Level of Safari: En-suite dome tent safari

SUMMARY ITINERARY
2 nights Savuti (Central Chobe), 2 nights Samahundu (Northern Moremi) & 1 night Maun.

No children under 12 years of age. No minimum number of guests on scheduled safaris.

ITINERARY

Day 1:
Meet our guide at “The Coffee Buzz” in Kasane at 12:30pm for a briefing on our safari to Maun through the parks. From there we board our safari vehicle and set off for Savuti arriving there at around 5pm to find our camp set up ahead of us.

On each day that we transit from one site to another our crew drives ahead to move and set up camp before our arrival. The sites we use are all exclusive operators’ sites that are not shared with other groups. The tents we use on this safari are 3m x 3m walk-in dome tents, each one has one or two comfortable stretchers with bedrolls depending on whether you are sharing or not. Each bedroll is made up with a fitted cotton sheet, duvet and pillow. Each tent has an attached canvass enclosure to the rear with its own shower and toilet area. After we have arrived in Savuti and have been shown to our tents to settle in we then go on a late afternoon game drive, arriving back at last light. Our staff would have organised some warm water for the showers and will have the preparations for a three course fire-cooked meal underway.

Day 2:
Our wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, we then go out for a 5 hour game drive arriving back by 11:00am for a cooked brunch. After brunch and a couple of hours in camp we head back out for another game drive from 2:30pm to sunset arriving back in camp at last light. Savuti is famous for the full array of predators that inhabit its wide open landscapes. In such a dry landscape they are here to hunt animals drawn to the waters of the Savuti channel which flows from Linyanti to the Savuti marsh.

Day 3:
Our wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, we then go out for a 2 hour game drive arriving back by 8:00am for a cooked breakfast. By 9:30am we depart from Savuti for Chobe South Gate leaving the park by 11:00. An hour later we enter the Khwai area and spend the next few hours’ game viewing along the Khwai River during which our guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up our picnic lunch. From there we enter Moremi north Gate and head westwards. We will arrive at our site at Samahundu in Northern Moremi the late afternoon to familiarise ourselves with our new bush camp. We can then take a short drive down to watch the late afternoon and sunset unfold over the Khwai River before enjoying our third night around a campfire.

Day 4:
Our wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, we then go out for a 3 hour game drive arriving back by 9:00am for a cooked brunch. By 10:00am we depart for a last meander along the Khwai River and will then head for Moremi North Gate. From there we cross the north of Moremi and will visit areas such as “Dombo Hippo Pools” and “Dead Tree Island” stopping for a picnic lunch on the way. After we have arrived in Xini and have been shown to our tents to settle in we then go on a late afternoon game drive, arriving back at last light.

Day 5:
Our wakeup call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal and a full cooked breakfast we depart before 7am for a slow 6 hour game viewing drive through Xakanaxa and down to western open plains of the “Black Pools” area. Our guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up our picnic lunch. This area boasts some classic seasonal and permanent swamp landscapes and is a good area in which to view Cheetah, Buffalo and Wild dogs. We will then depart to South Gate arriving there at around 3pm for a 1 hour 45 minute drive to our backpackers lodge in Maun. Check into an en-suite tent for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 6:
After breakfast we will arrange a transfer for you to anywhere in Maun.

Should you require accommodation and transfers before / after your scheduled Mobile Safari, please let Africa Memories Travel Know.

EN-SUITE DOME TENT MOBILE SAFARIS
Our En-suite dome tent Safaris are run on a minimum of 2 nights per campsite basis. For groups of more than 3 people a supply vehicle and 2 staff will set up camp ahead of your clients. For 3 or less people 2 staff members will travel on the same vehicle, all equipment will be loaded into a trailer and on a roof rack.

Luggage:
Luggage must be restricted to 20kg per person in soft bags.

Accommodation:
• Walk-in 3m x 3m dome tents with comfortable bedrolls made up with high quality cotton linen on stretchers.
• Bedside table with solar powered lantern.
• Chairs and a table on a groundsheet outside the front of the tent.
• There is an attached enclosure at the back of each tent that encompasses the shower and a curtained-off safari style toilet.
• towels are supplied.

Meals:
• Early breakfast- Cereals, yoghurt, rusks, tea and coffee.
• Brunch- Eggs, bacon, beans, fried tomato, sausage (or vegan sausage) and toast.
• Light afternoon lunch- Cold meats, salads breads and fruit
• Dinner- 3 courses, soup, a main and desert.

Drinks:
3lts of bottled water per person per day, fruit juice for breakfast and wine for dinner. A limited supply of local soft drinks, beers and cider will also be supplied. If they would like to take any extra drinks we can supply a cooler and ice.