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Moremi Magic – A Mobile Tented Safari


Botswana: Maun - Moremi - Okavango Delta - Khwai - Maun

from $2,265 per person sharing

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Moremi Magic – A Mobile Tented Safari

Indication Price (from): $2,265 per person sharing * View all prices.
Length: 6 days
Group Size: 7
Location: Botswana: Maun - Moremi - Okavango Delta - Khwai - Maun
Departure Dates: See 'Prices & Dates' for more information
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INDICATION PRICES

Final prices vary, subject to factors such as exchange rates, time of year and availability. Contact us to fine-tune these prices and to tailor-make your dream safari.

OUR CHARGES

We do not charge you for our services. We generate revenue from our lodge suppliers, based on the volume of business that we generate for them.

Join us on an exploration of Botswana’s most productive game-viewing areas, glide down meandering waterways, be dazzled by Botswana’s prolific birdlife and get ready to track resident lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs and wild dogs in this swampy paradise.

Led by a team of experienced guides who are eager to share their ‘backyard’ with you, and a seasoned staff complement that cannot wait to pamper you back at camp, you will spend six days and five comfortable nights in two of Botswana’s game-viewing havens.

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“Dumela / Hello! And welcome to Botswana!”

Once you have landed in Maun, an Africa Geographic representative will meet you at the arrivals hall of Maun Airport – he will be holding a name board with your names displayed. Arrivals from Johannesburg generally land in Maun at about midday. Other participants already in Botswana will need to gather at the airport in Maun, and once the entire group is present the tour will commence. Departure time is usually at about 13h00, and everyone will be notified prior to the start of this tour, where and when they are expected to meet with the rest of the group.

You will be provided with a snack pack before you are handed over to our pilot, who will whisk you away on a light aircraft for a stunning scenic flight over the Okavango Delta and Chief’s Island. This flight promises to deliver and unforgettable eagle’s eye view of the Delta. Before you know it you will be descending and landing in Moremi Game Reserve, having saved yourself three to four hours of dirt and dust, and earned a bank full of aerial memories you will never forget. As soon as you emerge form your aircraft, our ground team will be there to collect you and take you to your mobile tented camp – all the while enjoying some game viewing en route to camp.

Arrival at your camp will likely be before sunset and in good time for a chilled sundowner while you put your feet up around the fire and begin the process of ridding your body of stress and soaking up the scents and sounds of Africa. Your bags will be offloaded and stashed in your tent while your delicious dinner is cooked over an open fire and your guide delivers an essential camp safety briefing and explains your safari program. Remember that your camp is not fenced, and dangerous wildlife may walk through camp at any time of day or night.

Overnight at Moremi Mobile Tented Camp.
Your day will be spent exploring the Xaxanaka/3rd Bridge areas of Moremi in your game drive vehicle, during the cool mornings and afternoons.

Whilst on game drives your guide will use his experience, keen eyesight and understanding of the area to target and show you as much as he can. He will be on the lookout for all of the species mentioned above, but of course most people want to see lions, leopards, elephants, wild dogs, cheetahs, hyenas and honey badgers. It is important to appreciate that sightings cannot be guaranteed, as wildlife movements are subject to many influences, and there is always a degree of luck in successful wildlife sightings.

During the heat of the day you will be back at camp to enjoy a light lunch, a siesta, or down time to download and edit your images, or read your book. As soon as the heat starts to die down you will head out for an afternoon game drive. Expect to be back in the early evening after your sundowner, and to a welcoming camp fire, a delicious meal and a night sky packed with stars.

Nights at Moremi Mobile Tented Camp.
Shortly after breakfast you will head out for a full day in the bush while the team takes down and relocates your private camp from Moremi to the Khwai/east Moremi area of the Okavango Delta. Your transfer will be a slow and enjoyable game viewing drive with a stop en-route to enjoy a picnic lunch.

You will spend the next three nights at your campsite in Khwai, exploring the floodplains and riverine woodlands on game drives both during the day and at night. You will also experience a mokoro (traditional canoe) outing, exploring the Khwai River channels – the easternmost reach of the Okavango river system.

Game drives after dark are with the aid of a spotlight, allowing you to see some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. Please note that night drives are not permitted within the national parks and reserves. These activities are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve, in the Khwai community area only.

Overnight at Khwai Mobile Tented Camp.
These days will be spent exploring the Khwai area on game drives during the cool mornings and afternoons, and on the mokoro outing which will be scheduled for one of these days. Again your guide will use all of his skills and experience to show you as much as he can of the local wildlife species, and what you see is subject to wildlife movements.

During the heat of the day you will again spend time in camp and your time after the afternoon and evening game drive is spent around the fire.

Nights at Khwai Mobile Tented Camp.
Shortly after breakfast you will slowly drive out of Khwai, game viewing along the way and eventually joining the main road to return back to Maun. En route there will be a short stop to enjoy a last picnic lunch before dropping you at Maun airport, or wherever you require to spend the night. Expect to be in Maun at about noon, in time to check in for your departure flight, or for you other arrangements.

Indication Price (from):

$2,265

  per person sharing

Departure Dates: See 'Prices & Dates' for more information

International clients
High Season (Jul-Oct)$2,948 per person
Low Season (Apr-Jun/Nov-Dec)$2,318 per person
SADC Residents
High Season (Jul-Oct)$2,875 per person
Low Season (Apr-Jun/Nov-Dec)$2,265 per person

 

Minimum age 12 yrs old. 15% discount for children 12-17 years inclusive when they travel with their parents.

Private departures can be arranged if you are travelling in a group of friends, or with younger children.

No single supplement, however Africa Geographic Travel reserves the right to limit the number of singles.

 

2018 Departure Dates
 26 April – 1 May
 24 – 29 May
 21 – 26 June
 19 – 24 July
 16 – 21 August
 13 – 18 September

 

2019 Departure Dates
 25 April – 30 April
 23 – 28 May
 20 – 25 June
 18 – 23 July
 15 – 20 August
 12 – 17 September
10 – 15 October
7 – 12 November


Price Includes:

All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary, airport meet and greets, collections and transfers, all game drives, all meals starting with dinner on day of arrival and lunch on day of departure. Selected drinks (local wine, local beer, gin & tonic, Coke, Coke Light, fruit juice, bottled water) are included, except spirits. All entrance and camping fees to national parks and game reserves as well as private campsites used wherever possible and available. A dedicated safari team including a driver/guide, cook, camp assistant and back up driver. Medical evacuation insurance. All activities as specified in the itinerary. 24/7 office support.

Price Excludes:
International or domestic flights, visas or tourism levies to enter Botswana, items of personal nature, telephone calls, laundry, spirits (other than gin), travel and medical Insurance, gratuities, excess baggage charges, or any activities not specified in the itinerary.

Suggested itineraries: We offer safaris to most accredited lodges in sub-Saharan Africa. Those appearing below are some of those on offer. Contact us to adapt these itineraries to your needs.
INDICATION PRICES

Final prices vary, subject to factors such as exchange rates, time of year and availability. Contact us to fine-tune these prices and to tailor-make your dream safari.

OUR CHARGES

We do not charge you for our services. We generate revenue from our lodge suppliers, based on the volume of business that we generate for them.

Climate: June is the start of Botswana’s dry season – an excellent time to visit. Nights can be cold, but the day temperatures rise up to a very comfortable 25°C – ideal for safaris in the Moremi and Khwai areas. By mid-July the bush is dry and dusty, and yet the waterways of the Okavango Delta area remain full with flood water. Visibility for game viewing is EXCELLENT as game is concentrated and so are predators, allowing for great sightings. By August temperatures remain warm and the bulk of flood water has filtered through the system, and floodplain water levels are dropping. September sees winter coming to an end as night time temperatures rise, and day temperatures reach the mid-30’s.

Difficulty: This is a mobile and motorised game viewing safari. There is no walking, but depending on how fit and healthy you are, the early wake up calls and late game viewing evening may take a slight toll on your energy levels and stamina by the end of the trip. It is advised that you make use of down times wisely and recoup some rest and sleep when you can.

Accommodation: The mobile tented camp features an open kitchen, a mess area, a campfire hearth and a set of comfortable walk-in Meru-style tents with canvas floors. All windows and entrances have mosquito gauze.

Beds are comfortable, with bed linen and fleece blankets. Each tent has amenities such as soap, shampoo, toilet paper, mosquito repellent, torch, outside paraffin lamp and a bassinet to wash your hands or splash your face.

Hot or cold water for your shower is provided on request to your en-suite shower, ready for you on your return from a safari walk. These are gravity showers with an easy to use shower head. Towels are supplied. Your en-suite area also includes a ‘bush toilet’ or ‘long drop’, with comfortable seated thrones.

All the mobile tented camp meals are cooked in camp by the resident chef. A cooler box with ice and an assortment of cool drinks, wines and beers is available. Comfortable camping chairs surrounding the campfire are an enticement to sit and relax, share, ponder and recount the daily experiences.

Game viewing vehicle: Game drives and local transfers are carried in custom made open game drive vehicles with a shade roof. Seating is provided in game viewing seats (not benches), and vehicles are equipped with long-range fuel tanks. Your game drive vehicle is always supplied with water, cool drinks, coffee, tea and biscuits, as well as blankets and ponchos.

Booking and payment details: Once you have decided to join one of our safaris, you will need to contact us for a booking formwhich will include details relating to deposit and final payments etc. As our groups are small they fill up quickly.

Meier is beyond excellent. He created an experience of a lifetime. All equipment worked well and met expectations. The chef Lesh is creative and provides a good variety in the circumstances of the bush. We appreciate that due to good attention to cleanliness we did not get sick. We should also mention that all the safari team were friendly and obliging throughout the safari. A very good workhorse vehicle that suits the terrain. A great balance of comfort and remoteness. We were generally first to view animals due to the punctuality of staff. We appreciated small details such as the hot water bottles. But the major factor in the success of the trip was our outstanding guide Meier – intelligent, knowledgeable, articulate, humorous, patient and hardworking – surely the best in Africa. And lets not forget a natural storyteller – he must write a book!
John & Gail – August 2017

Sam was great, good fun and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious. I am a vegan and the choice was amazing, I was well catered for. The vehicle was very comfortable and looked brand new. It has been an amazing experience. Everything has been perfect. Big thank you to Sam and Snake (Noga). I would recommend this Botswana safari to everyone.
Jessica – July 2017

Sam was an incredible guide with a seemingly endless knowledge of Botswana and the local animals. He led us to amazing sites and made the experience second to none. Tents were clean and easy to put up with a buddy. We were comfortable the entire safari. Noga is a five star cook and we enjoyed every meal! The final braai was the cheery on the top. Vehicle was comfortable on long drives while allowing for the best game viewing. We felt fully informed of safety practices and we felt secure the entire trip. This was the trip of a lifetime and made all the better with stellar guides and service. They went above and beyond to make us comfortable even as it was our first time in the bush. We loved every minute and will be back!
Dave – May 2017

Meier, I cant say enough positive things about him. He’s very knowledgable, witty & experienced. He respected the wildlife which I appreciated. Thuso’s cooking was fantastic – esp since he was cooking for meat-eaters and vegetarians on the go. We never went hungry or felt hard done by. It was very tasty and varied. I had an amazing time. Between animals, group members & guide & cook, this was a FAR FAR more rewarding and enjoyable trip than I’d expected it’d be. I saw (nearly) all of the animals I was hoping for and had lots of fun in the process. Thanks!! Thanks for all your co-operation and assistance in helping to get my bags back to me asap. I really appreciate the extra effort!!
Catrien – June 2016

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