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CHOBE, SAVUTI 7 DAY SAFARI

7 DAY SAFARI - 3 NIGHTS CHOBE, 3 NIGHTS SAVUTI

 

DAY 1 TO 3 CHOBE

On arrival at the Zimbabwe/Botswana border you will be met by your guide to start your safari. You will proceed to a 3 hour boating excursion on the Chobe with a packed lunch for 3 hours over the lunch period.

 

After your cruise you will game drive through Chobe to your camp site deep within the wilderness. The park is the second largest in Botswana (11,700 sq km) and named after the river Chobe that forms the northern boundary of the park. The Chobe River support one of the largest concentrations of elephant found anywhere in Africa and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred. The elephants leave the river for the southern region of the park during the rainy season (December to March) at the time when food and water is freely available inland. Chobe is also famous for its huge herds of buffalo, the Chobe bushbuck, and for being the southern-most point where puku can be seen. The river serves as the main water source for the wildlife and birdlife in the area.

 

The next few days will be spent driving and exploring this fabulous area.

 

Day 4 TO 7 SAVUTI

Today the camp will be moving from Chobe to Savuti. It will be an early start for everyone, as the camp staff will have to move the camp and we have to see what is in store for us. While the camp is moving we will follow at a leisurely pace on a game drive as the two areas are joined and it is a game drive the whole way. As the drive will be spread out over the whole day there will be a packed lunch served along the route out in the wilderness, it always tastes better that way.

 

The Savuti area is a prime game viewing destination and covers almost 5,000 square km in the south west of the Chobe National Park. The area offers great game viewing at certain times of the year. The Savuti 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. The channel dried up in 1885 and started flowing again in 1967 until the end of 1982. Since 1982, the channel has been dry but in late 2009 it started to flow again. We now have water headed for the marsh again that has been dry for so long. It is going to change the dynamics of the area a lot as it will be going from a very dry area to a wetland area. It is very exciting and should be fascinating to see.

 

The next 2 days will be spent game driving around the Savuti area. Here we will get to see our first hills where some of them have small San paintings on them. We will break it up into a morning and afternoon game drive with a nice siesta in the middle. There are plenty of birds and animals to see in this area. This area is famous for its large bull elephants and lions but one must always keep an open mind and enjoy whatever we encounter.

 

Day 7

Today guests will wake up at leisure – have a light breakfast and be driven to the Savuti Airstrip where they will then fly to their next holiday destination/lodge/Camp .

PLEASE NOTE
Minimum numbers to run a trip is 4 guests

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