Most of the planet’s great rivers find their end in the oceans, where their muddy waters are finally liberated from the contours of their long overland journey. The Okavango is different; filtered by endless reed beds its crystal clear waters spill onto the dry Kalahari sands of central Botswana creating a checkerboard of islands and a waterway brimming with life and it is here that we begin our mammal adventure.
Journeying onwards to the Savuti area, situated in the 12,000km² Chobe Game Reserve, we are treated to a contrast from the luxuriant landscapes of the Okavango Delta. Here, wildlife is best viewed as it congregates around a series of isolated waterholes, the life blood to this arid savannah.
Our final big game destination is situated in the north of the Chobe Reserve in close proximity to the tranquil waters of the Chobe River. An incredible 30,000 elephant thrive here and we can be assured of numerous incredible encounters with these magnificent giants and serves as the perfect place to conclude our unforgettable adventure through one of the planet’s most spectacular wildernesses.
Safe, stable and endowed with incredible wildernesses, Botswana is an idyllic location to experience your ultimate mammal voyage in Africa. Visiting the best known protected areas in this rich land will expose you to some of the continent’s most iconic mammals and leave you with a bounty of unforgettable sightings.
Day 1: Maun to Moremi Game Reserve (Xakanaxa).
Day 2: Moremi Game Reserve (Xakanaxa).
Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve (Xakanaxa).
Day 4: Xakanaxa to Khwai.
Day 5: Khwai.
Day 6: Khwai.
Day 7: Khwai to Chobe National Park (Savuti).
Day 8, Chobe National Park (Savuti).
Day 9, Chobe National Park (Savuti).
Day 10, Chobe National Park (Savuti) to Chobe River and depart.
- Okavango Delta and Beyond: 15 - 24 June 2012 (10 days):
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