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CHOBE, SAVUTI & KHWAI 11 DAY SAFARI

11 DAY SAFARI - 3 NIGHTS CHOBE, 3 NIGHTS SAVUTI, 4 NIGHTS KHWAI

 

DAY 1 TO 3 CHOBE

 

Today is the start of your 11 day safari with us. We will collect you in Kasane town and game drive you through Chobe National Park (River front) to your camp site. 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 concentration 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 it’s huge herds of buffalo, the Chobe bushbuck, and for being the southernmost 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 game driving along the incredible Chobe River flood plain and experiencing an abundance of wildlife.

We can book a 2 ½ hour boat cruise on the Chobe for the guests at an extra cost. This is normally done at lunchtime and a picnic lunch is served just before jumping on the boat. But has to be booked in advance.

 

DAY 4, TO 6 SAVUTI

Today the camp will be moving from Chobe to Savuti. It will be an early start for everyone as the camp staff have to set down camp, move and set it up again in Savuti. Staff will go ahead and do this. As for us we will game drive with a packed lunch and arrive in Savuti at the camp site on sunset & then relax by the bush TV (fire place) and discuss the next days movements.

 

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 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 bullelephants and lions but one must always keep an open mind and enjoy whatever we encounter.

 

DAY 7 TO 10 KHWAI

Today we will rise early, have a light breakfast and do another full day game drive with packed lunch while staff set down camp for us and move it to Khwai. The Khwai River and its flood plains dominate the area.

For the next few full days the activities change a little as here we have the opportunity to do night drives. This area like the park has an abundance of animals and birds. The night drives are very interesting and there is always the chance of meeting some of the nocturnal creatures. Whether it be a small bush baby or a large hippo that has come out to feed, it is a very different perspective at night and should not be missed. All in all the Khwai area has a lot to see and a lot to do.

 

DAY 11

Today we will have a light breakfast and then proceed to MAUN TOWN where we will drop you off.

 

OPTION:

Guests can book a flight out of Khwai to Maun, this we can quote on if it is an option.

PLEASE NOTE
Minimum numbers to run a trip is 4 guests

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