Day 1 - 3: Mababe, comfortable camping
The safari begins in Maun where your guide will meet you at 14h30 at Maun Airport. From Maun you will drive through to Mababe. Your first night in Mababe will hint of things to come - arriving into camp in time for sunset, you will settle in to the beauty and sounds of this unique wilderness area. Perfectly positioned between the southern section of the Chobe National Park, and the Khwai and Moremi wildlife areas, the environment offers a mix of both habitats. The river channel winds through the savannah, attracting a diverse mix of animals that come to drink in the dry season, and enjoy the abundant grasses following the rains. Acacia woodland provides shade for all in the heat of the day, with large herds of elephants, buffalo and general game making the best use of it.
Early morning and afternoon game drives through the area will give you the best opportunity to witness this raw nature. You will also have the opportunity to venture out on a night drive, experiencing a very different type of safari, focussing on the wildlife that uses darkness to its best advantage. On your third day you will have an opportunity to enjoy a 30min scenic flight in a helicopter with no windows and doors, allowing magnificent views from above. Rate TBA by your guide/agent. This experience has to be booked prior to start of the safari, and payment made in USD cash only. The flight over the Okavango gives you an eagle’s eye perspective of the area and it is even possible to spot large game animals such as Elephant, Giraffe and Hippopotami.
The Mababe private concession belongs to the local community, and as caretakers for this pristine wilderness, there are controls in place which restricts the numbers of visitors to the area, making it a truly special experience for you. (D- day 1. B,L,D – day 2 and 3)
Maun – Mababe: 2.5-3 hours, 120km
Day4 - 6: Moremi, comfortable camping
After breakfast you will enjoy a scenic drive to the Khwai mokoro station. Enjoy the stillness of the wonder that is the Okavango Delta in a mokoro (fiberglass canoe) as your poler guide glides through the magnificent channels of the inland Delta water system. Your adventure will continue as we travel through the Moremi Game Reserve, stopping for a picnic lunch enroute. A relaxed game drive will then take you to your private campsite, arriving late afternoon, where you will spend the next 3 nights.
Here land and water meet to create an exceedingly striking preserve of waterways, lagoons, pans, floodplains, riverine forest and woodlands. This incredible diversity of habitats makes for spectacular game viewing and bird watching opportunities. You will enjoy game drives daily discovering natures best kept secrets. (B,L,D)
Mababe – Moremi: 90km, leisurely full day experience
Day 7 - 8: Okavango Delta -Private Island, stylish expedition tented camp
Today you get to explore a section of Moremi Game Reserve that few get to experience, as you boat to a secluded island. Your destination is a little haven beautifully laid out within the deep water channels of the Okavango Delta. Perfectly situated between Moremi’s game-rich savannah and the Okavango Delta’s floodplains, this area offers unspoiled scenic beauty. Spend two days discovering this island and surrounding channels by boat and enjoy Africa’s perfect sunset as it reflects off the water. Be spoilt in comfort as you spend 2 nights in meru style en-suite tents and immerse yourself in this remote, wild and untouched area. (B, L,D)
Moremi – Private Delta Island: 20-30km to boat station,1- 2 hours
Day 9: END – Maun Airport
Early on day 9, you will leave the island by boat, to make your way to Maun. Jumping onto the safari vehicle parked and ready for you at the boat station, a game drive on your way out will be yet another chance to see the more elusive animals not yet spotted. We continue on to Maun arriving at approximately 12h00. Your guide will drop you off at Maun Airport / lodge booked. You also have an opportunity to fly out to Maun, this is to be booked prior to start of the safari, rate TBA by your agent. Bush Ways is happy to arrange post-tour accommodation and activities at an additional cost. (B)
Private Delta Island – Maun – 150km, 5 hours: