MOTUTSHUMO Safari
  Trip length: 20 Nights
Start:
Maun
Finish:
Kasane / Livingstone / Vic Falls
Best time:
May to October

▪ Nxai Pan
▪ Central Kalahari Game Reserve
▪ Okavango Delta
▪ Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve
▪ Khwai - Moremi Game Reserve
▪ Savuti - Chobe National Park
▪ Ihaha - Chobe National Park
Low Season: March/April/May/Nov
US$ 4554 per person sharing
Single supplement: US$356
Mid Season:
June/Oct
US$ 4698 per person sharing
Single supplement: US$437
High Season:
July/Aug/Sept
US$ 4729 per person sharing
Single supplement: US$437
min 2 - max 6 people
(larger groups on request)
MOTUTSHUMO SAFARI Itinerary
DAY 1 to 2: Nxai Pan
Your guide will collect you from your lodge after breakfast and drive you to Nxai Pan National Park, part of the world's largest salt pan system, where you will set up camp for two nights. We take a late afternoon game drive hoping to spot the giraffe-eating lions that are famous in this area.

Next morning we get up early and game drive across the grass pans where, during the summer, migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra graze. During the heat of the day we return to camp for a siesta, or cut open the abundant tsama melons to attract the desert bird life. In the afternoon we go game driving again, returning just after sunset to prepare the fire and evening meal.
DAY 3 to 6: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
After an early breakfast on Day 3 we break camp and drive to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. We drive along some rough, sandy tracks, and through low scrub, where we stop for lunch, then finally over rolling hills until we reach Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This is one of the most beautiful areas of the reserve and we pitch camp on the edge of the valley before setting off on a late afternoon game drive.

We spend the days taking early morning and late afternoon game drives when the wildlife is at its most active. We can expect to see some of the smaller predators here such as bat-eared fox and black-backed jackal, as well as desert antelope like springbok and gemsbok. If we are lucky we will spot the black-maned Kalahari lion and cheetah. During, and just after, the wet season game viewing can be spectacular with lion, cheetah, and hyena all coming to prey on the abundant springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, and giraffe.

During the heat of the day we take our lead from the wildlife and retreat to the shade of the trees for a siesta or to watch the weaver birds building their nests. After dinner, the open desert landscapes are perfect for stargazing.
DAY 7 to 9: Okavango Delta
After an early breakfast on Day 7 you will break camp and drive back to Maun airport for your scenic charter flight into the Delta. Flying time approx. 20min. (Please note there is a strict luggage weight allowance of 15kg per person in soft bags only on all charter flights – no hard suitcases).

Three nights at Gunn’s Bush Camp (inclusive of all meals & activities - excluding drinks)

Gunn’s Bush Camp is a secluded private campsite on a palm studded island in the Okavango Delta, overlooking Chiefs Island in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Camp facilities include a restaurant, cash bar, shady campsites, game viewing deck, swimming pool, flush toilets, and hot water showers.

Accommodation: 2-man dome tents on platforms equipped with bedrolls. Shared ablution facilities with hot water showers. (bring your own towels & toiletries).

Activities: mokoro (canoe) excursions exploring the delta waterways and walking on the islands accompanied by a guide. With a three night stay you have the option to camp out wild on an island for 1 or 2 nights – all camping equipment and food provided – no extra charge. The last night must be spent in camp.
DAY 10 to 12: Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast on Day 10 you will take a scenic charter flight to Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve. There are no activities on this last morning at Gunn’s Bush Camp.

Three nights camping in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve.

Your guide will be waiting on the airstrip to meet you. From here you will game drive to your camp site and pitch camp.

The mornings and afternoons are spent game driving when you can see lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lechwe, waterbuck, and sometimes, the secretive leopard.
DAY 13 to 15: Khwai - Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on Day 13 you will pack up camp and move to a different area of Moremi.

Three nights camping in the Khwai area of Moremi Game Reserve.

We spend the days driving along the river bank and adjacent floodplains, one of the best places in Africa to see rare wild dog. There are large herds of elephant that come down to drink in the late afternoon and other usual sightings include zebra, giraffe, lion, wildebeest, warthog, and dozens of bird species.
DAY 16 to 17: Savuti – Chobe National Park
On the morning of Day 16 we strike camp early and game drive north into Chobe National Park.

Two nights camping in the Savuti area of Chobe National Park.

This area is popular with ageing bull elephants. The largest are around 6 tons with tusks up to 100lbs. There is also a large resident pride of lion in the Savuti area.
DAY 18 to 19: Ihaha – Chobe National Park
We leave Savuti marsh in the early morning on Day 18 and drive through dense forest and fossilized sand dunes to the Chobe riverfront area.

Two nights camping in the Ihaha area of Chobe National Park.

After making camp we take a short game drive to catch the sunset and join the elephants as they come down to the river for an early evening drink, before returning to camp to prepare the evening meal.

This area of Chobe is famed for its large breeding herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, and numerous bird species.
DAY 20: Kasane
After a morning game drive and breakfast/brunch we break camp and head for your lodge in Kasane. Accommodation is in en-suite chalets/rooms – bed & breakfast. (dinner, drinks & any other extras are for your own account). In the afternoon you will go on a boat cruise on the Chobe River into the Chobe National Park – a highlight of any visit to Chobe.
DAY 21: onward connection/transfer to Livingstone or Vic Falls
After breakfast you will say goodbye to your guide and camp assistant. The lodge will provide a transfer to Kasane airport in time for your onward connection. Alternatively you can transfer to either Livingstone or Vic Falls.
This trip includes:
▪ Lodge accommodation in Kasane as specified

▪ Camp accommodation at Gunn’s Camp - full board excl. drinks

▪ Activities as specified

▪ Charter flights as specified

▪ National Park and campsite fees

▪ All bush meals, local wine & beer whilst on camping safari

▪ Tents & mattresses

▪ All camping equipment e.g. crockery, cutlery, chairs etc.

▪ Experienced driver / professional guide and camp assistant whilst on camping safari.

▪ All road transport whilst on mobile camping safari in an open 4x4 game-viewing vehicle

▪ Transfers to Kasane airport

▪ Transfers to Vic Falls or Livingstone (excluding visa fees)

This trip excludes:

▪ Return flights to/from Maun; Kasane; Gaborone; Johannesburg; Livingstone; Victoria Falls as necessary.

▪ Alcoholic spirits & canned drinks (you are welcome to bring your own on safari)

▪ Lodge extras e.g. dinner, bar, telephone

▪ Chef/cook whilst on camping safari (we can arrange a cook for the safari at an extra fee)

▪ Visa fees

▪ Gratuities & items of a personal nature

▪ Sleeping bags & camping pillows

▪ Medical and travel insurance


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