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12 Day Moremi Reserve | Savute and Chobe Reserve | Caprivi

Day 1 - Thamalakane River Lodge(Maun - Botswana)

Thamalakane River Lodge is nestled in a grove of riverine trees on the banks of the river of the same name. It is perfectly situated for visitors either on a self-drive holiday in Botswana who wish to visit the Moremi Game Reserve and as it is only a 20min drive from Maun International Airport, there is no better lodge for a first of final stopover to the Okavango Delta. Maun, the tourist capital of Botswana, is a short 15min drive away.

The lodge's idyllic setting is emphasized by their commitment to excellent service. Facilities include a library and a curio shop. The restaurant has magnificent views of the Thamalakane River and diners can order meals from their 'a la carte' menu. There is a fine selection of wines to complement your meal. Drinks can also be requested from the horseshoe-shaped bar where there are selection of bar stools and sofas to relax on. The Terrace is a popular outdoor dining-area and sundowner venue, with teak tables and armchairs arranged on a shady flagstone terrace for your comfort.

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Day 2, 3 and 4 - Camp Moremi

An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure serves as the main building comprising a main sitting area, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar inviting a true sense of the African wilderness. Other facilities include a secluded swimming pool with sundeck and thatched boma where brunch and high tea are served. Accommodating just 22 guests in African-style safari tents, each individually sited on a raised teak platform with private adjacent facilities and viewing deck, most offering unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon.

Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, both in the morning and late afternoons, offer frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah as well as wild dog. Alternatively, guest can explore the Xaxanaka Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.

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Day 5, 6 and 7 - Savute Safari Lodge

Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty. But just as awe-inspiring is the decades old story of how the river was stolen… and in an unexpected twist, how it was given back.

Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere - a mystery that has intrigued geologists and other researchers for many years.

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Cross via boat to Chobe Savanna Lodge - Namibia from Kasane - Botswana

Day 8, 9, 10 and 11 - Chobe Savanna Lodge (Caprivi - Namibia)

The lodge accommodates just 24 guests in stylish thatched chalets, all with private decks, a combined bedroom / lounge area and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and have complimentary minibars. Facilities include a swimming pool, gazebo ideal for small group lunches and an open boma area (place of eating), on the banks of the Chobe River, where guests are treated to panoramic views. The emphasis is on complete relaxation and solace. 

All activities are conducted by resident professional guides, whose intimate knowledge will make for an unforgettable experience.  Guests have a choice of boat excursions in small maneuverable boats, ideal for close up encounters with wildlife along the rivers edge.

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Cross border through from Namibia to Zambia for a DAY VISIT to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

victoria-falls-zambia-1A natural phenomenon and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain of water cascading over 100m.

Around 550 million litres over the lip every minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres.

Around the Falls is rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe. During peak flow (January to June) the Zambian side of the Falls is the most spectacular and there are walkways to look out points and across the swaying Knife Edge bridge.

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Cross via boat back to Kasane - Botswana

Day 12 - Home

Back to civilisation.

NOTES:

  • More or less days can be added to this safari.
  • Changes to type of accommodation can be made.
  • Safari starts Maun and ends Kasane (Botswana).
  • Road charters and flights to and from Johannesburg can be included if requested.
  • This safari can be done on a fully chartered basis as well.
 

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