The Okavango Delta is one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, with a vast network of channels and lagoons. Depending on the location, some are water-filled all year round, or some are filled seasonally as the floods rise. It is the largest inland delta in Africa, where the water from the Kunene River in the Angolan Highlands flows into the Kalahari sand rather than into the ocean.
You have private use of the camp along with private chef, private guide, private vehicles and a phenomenal experience! Activities are flexible according to your wishes.
The Moremi Game Reserve is one of the finest wildlife regions in all of Botswana, lying on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. It is renowned for its wild dog population (Africa’s most elusive and most efficient predator), elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. There are also rhino now in this region which have been introduced.
There is a variety of luxury mobile camps on offer to suit all tastes. Naturally you have the very finest guide accompanying you, revealing in great detail the breath taking landscape and all the magic that occurs within it. One can either have the camp set up within the Moremi Game Reserve itself, where the daily activities revolve around game drives each day, with each day promising and delivering an entirely different experience, or in a private conservancy if you would like to walk as well. There also the options to take mokoro or boat safaris.
In the north of Chobe National Park, one can escape the well-worn tourist trails (which can become very crowded) and have a completely private safari which complements a stay in Moremi or the Okavango Delta well!
The greatest attraction of Chobe is that fact that it is home to the greatest concentration of elephant on the African continent! Up to 70 000 elephants can live in Chobe at certain times of year. This region has fabulous riverine vegetation which is perfect habitat for leopard. The Chobe River is quite beautiful and offers a unique experience to see elephants swimming and crossing, holding their trunks like periscopes. There is the endemic Chobe puku here and the birdlife is sensational, especially for migrants such as the African skimmer.
The Kalahari Desert (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) and the Makgadikgadi salt pans
Without doubt, no safari to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Kalahari Desert. 83% of the country is covered by desert. The most wonderful complement is to add the desert to the bejewelled Okavango Delta, to really deliver a fabulous contrast and experience. Here one gets to see desert dwelling species of animals, not seen elsewhere, such as the black maned lion, the brown hyena, the springbok and the gemsbok antelope.
This is also where one can have a truly cultural experience in Botswana. Walk with Kalahari Bushmen and learn how they have lived for thousands of years, how they live in harmony with nature.
The mobile camp is erected in the private Khwai concession and one spends the days exploring by vehicle, on foot, on horseback, on quad bike, the magnificent, spell binding beauty of the Kalahari Desert.
In the Makgadikgadi Pans there is also the possibility to fly camp beneath the stars at night, or even go out on a quad biking safari or a horse riding safari for a few days.
Most definitely, although some camps have lower age limits. Generally we would recommend keeping to no more than three nights in a mobile camp if you are taking very young children, moving on to a private villa with swimming pool afterwards. There are rivers that are safe to swim in, too. We can always provide camp nannies.
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