Private Safari

Private Safari -- BW009

A luxury wilderness tented non-participatory camping & lodging safari adventure through Botswana, The Okavango delta by mokoro (dugout canoe) and nature walks on the island, wildlife in their masses in Moremi, Savuti & Chobe sunset cruise.


Days/Nights: 
7 nights 8 days’ small group non participatory camping & lodging safari

Camping Nights: 
5 nights

Lodging: 
2 nights

Starts: 
Maun

Ends: 
Kasane


Highlights: 
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro (Dugout Canoe)/ Nature walk.
  • Moremi 2 game drives
  • Savuti 2 day game viewing / marsh.
Itinerary Summary: 
Date Activity/Place
Day 1 Starts Maun
Day 2 Okavango Delta
Day 3-4 Moremi Xakanaxa
Day 5 Moremi khwai
Day 6 Savuti
Day 7 Kasane/ Chobe National Park
Day 8 Tour ends
   
   

Itinerary Includes: 
  • Small group 6 pax per vehicle
  • Park & Reserve entry fees.
  • Use of camping equipment (Safari Bed, and Bedding)
  • Transport in 4WD game viewing vehicle (open game viewing game drive vehicle + trailer)
  • Meru tents
  • Fridge.
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Meals [B x 8, L x 5, D x 5].
  • Fruits
  • Juice
  • Tea/Coffee and Hot Chocolate.
  • Professional Guide.
  • 2 Game drives per day.
  • Nature walk on the island
  • Chef
  • Camp Assistant.
  • Mokoro activities.
  • Mokoro pooler fees.
  • Entrance fees to the Okavango Delta.
  • Bottled mineral water when camping
  • Boat cruise in Chobe
  • First aid kit
  • Satelight phone
  • Invertor with extension to charge cameras
  • Soft drinks
  • Wines
  •  Beer
Itinerary Excludes: 
  • Scenic flight over the Okavango delta
  • Staff tips
  • Boat cruise in the Okavango delta
  • Meals in the restaurants
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Curios

insurance

Safari Grade: 

A comfortable non-participation camping with wild camping with ensuite facilities (5 Nights) and lodging (2 nights). Mosu Safari Tours will provide a bucket shower with warm water off the fire. Mosu Safari Tours (also) provides mats, chairs with backrests, safari beds,  pillows pillow cases, sheets, mess tents,  MeruTents, mosquito gauze on door & windows). Mosu Safari Tours camp assistant erects tents and do bedding. Mosu safari tours chef prepares meals in the camp.

NB: All our tours are non -  participatory meaning that we have enough staff to do all the camp chores while you sit and enjoy your holiday.

Single tent supplement USD55.00

Detailed Summary: 

Maun, Okavango Delta, Moremi Xakanaxa, Moremi Khwai, Savuti, Chobe/Kasane 7 Nights 8 Days Non-Participatory Camping & Lodging Private Safari

DAY 1: Maun

Lodge-Accommodation[breakfastx1]

Arrive in Maun Airport where Mosu safari tours guides will meet you off air. Please look out for the board that says, “Mosu safaris Tours” Our guides will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge, on arrival your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks.

You will be staying in a lodge for 1 night on bed & breakfast basis. Lunch & dinner at (own expense). Maun has grown rapidly from its early days as a small, rural frontier good shopping centers town and has now spread along the wide, Thamalakane River. It now boasts, hotels and lodges as well as car and 4-wheel drive vehicle hire. However, it retains a rural atmosphere and, as befitting its role as the hub of the Delta's safari industry travelers pass through here on their way to the Okavango Delta. It is the southernmost part of the Delta and boasts a river tributary of the Okavango called the Thamalakane River. It is our home and this frontier “village” certainly puts things into perspective before travelling to the wilderness.

After checking into the lodge that afternoon, you may take a scenic flight over the Okavango delta, Enjoy a scenic flight from Maun Airport over the Okavango Delta. (Own expense) Keep a look out for Hippos in the waterways and Elephant and Buffalo in the shade of the trees. Observe how the water channels meander their way through the Delta in ever changing paths as this Dynamic water system evolves. The vastness of this pristine wilderness is breathtaking.

DAY 2: OKAVANGO DELTA

Camping [Lunch x 1, Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1]

 

Wake up have your small bags ready packed for the mokoro excursion before having breakfast you will only need a small amount of luggage for the 1 night that you will be staying in the delta, your big bags will be left in the storage for safe keeping in Mosu Safari Tours office to be collected when you come back from the Okavango delta.

We depart to the Okavango delta; here you will meet your local mokoro poler who will serve also as your guide. This activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides but our chef comes along. When we arrive the camp assistant will put up camp under a canopy of trees, have brunch after that is time for siesta you can also take a swim at the delta clear waters, tea/ coffee will be served before you take a walk on the island.

 Travelling by mokoro is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango delta you explore the waterways, and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get a close-up feel of this unique environment, here bird life is spectacular, on foot you are able to have a much more intense experience of the bush, particularly the flora and fauna that might go unnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife, we camp wild in a remote campsite for 1 night.

 

DAY 3-4: MOREMI XAKANAXA (Third Bridge)

Camping [Lunch x2, Breakfast x2, Dinner x 2]

                   

After breakfast, we return to mokoro station where we will find our vehicle waiting for us, first we have to make a stop in Maun to collect your luggage which we left when going to the delta you can also do shopping for your necessities’ as well while we pack the fresh stock for the parks, before heading to Moremi game reserve.

Set-aside in 1963 by the Batswana tribe, the Reserve is rated as Africa's most beautiful game reserve. Moremi game reserve is widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserve in Africa with a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests And mophane woodlands with floodplains’ and lagoons, here we will be  camping at an exclusive campsite our drives will take us to the park’s most beautiful areas such as third bridge ,bodumatau and dead tree island  game is plentiful, sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe ,lion, hyena ,jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and shy sitatunga a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi game reserve, It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta. We will camp wild for 2 nights enjoying the activities on a day to day basis.

 

DAY 5: MOREMI KHWAI (North Gate)

Camping [Lunch x 1, Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1]

Wake up freshen up have breakfast before we depart to Moremi Game Reserve, situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Chobe National Park on the south-western part of the Park. The Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one third of the Delta. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta in the world and consists of pans, floodplains, lily covered lagoons, grasslands, forests of acacia trees, savannahs and dense Mopane Woodlands. With such a wide variety of vegetation comes diverse spectrum of wild life. Huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock into the reserve from the Kalahari in search of food and water. The rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope live in the papyrus banks of the waterways. Lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs hunt in the open grassland. The reserve is home to over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane and the Sacred Ibis.

Moremi Game Reserve is a wilderness paradise with great game viewing throughout the year. We will camp wild for 1 night at an exclusive campsite at Khwai north Moremi Game Reserve, enjoying activities on day to day basis. The magnificent Khwai river is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing both on the Moremi and in the Khwai community area.

 

Day 6 SAVUTI

 

Camping [Lunch x 1, Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1]

 

We depart to Savuti, which is part of Chobe national park. It is called Savuti because a certain chief called Sauté used to live there with his tribe. On the way we will see migration of zebras and wildebeest which will be coming back from the Makgadikgadi salt pans after the rains. Tawny eagles can be seen soaring in the sky as we go. The drive is a bit longer from Moremi to Savuti; however, the drive is much enjoyable, as you will see lots of birds and animals on the way. The scenery is amazing and very African looking, with lots of umbrella thorn, acacia tortilis (Mosu in Setswana which means the name of our company) with giraffe feeding and many more including the most photographed bird, lilac breasted roller (in the picture) a national bird of Botswana. You will not resist from taking a picture of it, it is the most beautiful bird in Africa. We arrive in time for lunch; our exclusive camp will be put up while you have lunch we wild camp for 1 night depart for an afternoon game drive   to see vast herds of zebras and wildebeest and also have an opportunity to see pairs of kori bastards which are the heaviest flying birds. We get back to camp after sunset for a lovely dinner around the campfire.

 

Day 7: CHOBE

Lodging [Breakfast x 1]

 

Wake up early to take a trip to Kasane we will be staying in lodge on bed & breakfast basis for 1 night, lunch & dinner at own expense. The town of Kasane is situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the far north east of Botswana. It is the gateway to the Chobe National Park and to 3 other countries, being located right at the "Four Corners. We arrive in at the lodge around lunch.

After siesta time, 15.00pm we depart for a beautiful sunset boat cruise along the Chobe river where you will see a lot of animals you will also come very close to crocodiles and pods of hippos from the boat at times we see lions from the boat you will also see big herds of buffalos, we get back to the lodge after sunset dinner is at 20.00pm at a local restaurant. Time of going to bed is determined guest.

Day 8-Tour ends

Wake up and depart for a morning game drive, return back to the lodge after a beautiful game drive freshen up then you will be transferred to Kasane airport for your flight to Joburg.

 

Introduction: 

BW001=8 Days Zebra Trail  Maun (Botswana) - Kasane

Travel Info: 
  • Small group 6 pax per vehicle