Days 1 & 2 – Selinda Reserve: Upon arrival in Maun, after clearing customs, you will be met and transferred by light aircraft to Zarafa Camp. Meals and overnights here. Spend your time enjoying game drives (day and night), game walks, catch and release fishing and a boat cruise.
Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four tented suite camp located on the private 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of camp has a magnificent view. The lagoon is also the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast buffalo and elephant by the hundreds. Selinda Reserve, at the crossroads of some of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, boasts staggering wildlife populations year-round. Home to some of the classic species, such as leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, Red lechwe, zebra and giraffe, it is also a refuge for some of the more uncommon species such as African wild dog (which usually den each dry season near camp), cheetah, roan and sable.
Days 3 & 4 – Moremi Game Reserve: Fly by light aircraft to Xigera Safari Lodge. Enjoy two days of game drives, game walks, spa treatments and water activities, such as mokoro rides (traditional dugout canoe), boating excursions and catch and release fishing. Meals and overnights here.
Xigera Safari Lodge is located in the Moremi Game Reserve with private access to an 11,120 acre wetland paradise in the heart of the Delta. Situated on one of the Okavango’s key waterways, Xigera Safari Lodge is surrounded by picturesque papyrus swamps and wooded islands and is renowned for its very high density of sitatunga antelope. The area is known for remarkable mammal sightings including red lechwe, spotted-necked otter, elephant, buffalo, reedbuck and tsessebe. Predators include lion, spotted hyaena and leopard. Guests are sometimes treated to close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera to the next island! This concession lies in an International Birding Area (IBA) with many ‘Okavango specials’ being present, including Pel’s Fishing-Owl, African Skimmer, Brown Firefinch, Greater Swamp Warbler, Wattled Crane, African Pygmy Goose and Lesser Jacana.
Days 5, 6 & 7 – Moremi Game Reserve: After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a morning activity. In the afternoon, fly to Mombo Camp, the premier camp in Botswana. Spend three nights at Mombo Camp. During your time here, choose to spend your time on game drives, a bush brunch, massage treatments, the in-camp gym and a back of house tour to learn more about how the camp maintains a light footprint, offering guests the ultimate in sustainable luxury.
Mombo Camp is situated on Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve and is arguably the best big game viewing area in all of Africa. The Mombo Wildlife Area has been known for generations as the “Place of Plenty” by the Bayei people. All the big cats, of which sightings of lions are frequent, leopards, spotted hyaenas, large herds of buffalos, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebras and more abound; while cheetahs, and African wild dogs sometimes move through the area. Or perhaps glimpse one of Africa’s rarer species: a pangolin or honey badger. Elevated on wooden decks, Mombo Camp overlooks a spectacular floodplain teeming with wildlife. Eight elegant, expansive guest suites offer an indoor lounge area, separate bedroom and bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, elegant copper bathtub and an outdoor private sala with a double day bed, sunken couch, private lunge pool and wrap-around veranda.
Day 8 – Maun/Depart: After breakfast and a final glimpse of the reserve, you’ll fly by light aircraft to Maun Airport where you’ll take your connecting flight home.
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