Letaka Safaris Northern Highlights
Letaka’s ‘Northern Highlights’ itinerary visits some of Botswana’s best safari areas including the Okavango Delta, Moremi, Khwai, Savuti and Chobe. Here you can encounter Africa’s famous wildlife in the company of expert guides.
Whilst travelling across the most popular wildlife regions of Botswana you will be accommodated in spacious (3m x 3m), walk-in wilderness safari tents with large breezy windows, and a shaded veranda. The tents are fully furnished and offer proper beds complete with comfortable mattresses and quality linen. Each private en-suite ‘bush bathroom’ includes a hot water bucket shower, ecological long drop toilet and hand basin.
The central mess area of your camp, where you will relax and dine, is set out in the open wilderness, taking full advantage of the natural surroundings. Fresh bread is baked daily, and the cooks serve delicious meals that cater to every appetite and dietary requirement.
The flexibility of a mobile safari allows you access to remote wilderness areas within Botswana’s national parks and reserves, far beyond the reaches of a morning game drive out of a lodge. There is something magical about the soft, warm glow of a paraffin lantern, showering under the starry night sky, and the flicker of a campfire, miles from civilisation.
You will love
- Traditional mobile tented safari
- Camping under the stars
- Diverse game viewing and activities
- Excellent safari guides
- Exclusive bush experience
10 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS
This example itinerary is based on the ‘Botswana‘s Northern Highlights’ 10-day safari. The journey is also available in reverse and with alternate routings taking in the Kalahari or crossing the border into Zambia or Zimbabwe (to see Victoria Falls) or Namibia (for the Caprivi Strip). Please contact us for full itineraries and details of set departures.
DAY 1-3 | MOREMI GAME RESERVE | 3 NIGHTS
Charter from Maun to the Xakanaxa airstrip in the Moremi Game Reserve to commence your ‘Northern Highlights Mobile Camping Safari’.
Adjacent to, and partially surrounded by the Okavango Delta, the Moremi is amongst the best game reserves in Africa. Xakanaxa has a resident herd of several hundred buffalo, whose range covers the territories of at least four prides of lion which may often be seen flanking the ever-moving herd. Breeding herds of elephant move between their browsing areas in the mopane forests and the fresh water of the Okavango. The birdlife variety is outstanding.
DAY 4-6 | KHWAI COMMUNITY AREA | 3 NIGHTS
Today travel North-East towards the Khwai Community Area. The Manuchira Channel is known as the Khwai River at its eastern most extremity. The day’s journey follows this water course, with the track weaving from the riverside and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands. Not being in the reserve means you can explore after dark, viewing nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day.
The Khwai region boasts excellent populations of both bull elephant as well as breeding herds. Lion, leopard, serval, and African wildcat are common predators, with wild dog and cheetah less so. Buffalo use this area seasonally with large herds moving in during the summer rains and the swampy areas in the west are home to ungulates such as tsesebe, blue wildebeest, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, roan antelope, impala and red lechwe. Truly a smorgasbord of wildlife!
DAY 7-9 | CHOBE NATIONAL PARK | 3 NIGHTS
Head further north en-route to Chobe National Park staying in the Savuti region which is located right in the heart of the Chobe between the Moremi and Chobe Rivers.
For many years, the Savuti channel which is fed from the Selinda/Linyanti river systems was dry. Only recently and due to shifting tectonic plates, the channel is filling in the wet season, creating a unique wildlife spectacle with more animals and birdlife flocking to the area for life sustaining water.
Unlike the vast majority of the country, Savuti is not flat landscape. Large outcrops of volcanic rock reach up out of the Kalahari sands, towering over the endless savannah. This landscape is ideal for ungulate populations and is home to strong prides of lion and hyena clans which makes for dramatic wildlife interaction and excellent game viewing opportunities.
Undoubtedly it is the interaction between lion and elephant that is the most interesting aspect of Savuti. These remarkable lion, whose prides range from 20-30 members, have learned over the years how to hunt these massive pachyderms that are supposedly above predation.
DAY 10 | CHOBE RIVER | END OF SAFARI
On your final day on safari you will leave Savuti to travel along the Chobe River, arriving at Chobe Safari Lodge where you will stop for lunch before taking a leisurely afternoon boat cruise before ending your safari.
NEED TO KNOW
9 nights / 10 days
9 nights / 10 days
Please enquire for pricing
Please enquire for pricing
START: Maun, Botswana | Finish: Kasane, Botswana
Letaka Safaris operate set departures – please enquire for dates.
Private departures also available – and highly recommended for families or small groups!
Operates year round. Peak season: July to November.
Miminimum 2 / maximum 7 guests on safari (except on tailormade private departures when exceptions may be possible)
Minimum age: 12 years on scheduled departures / 5 years on private safaris.
Single supplement may apply
Flights and insurance on request
Terms and conditions apply – please request a copy of our booking form for all details.
Price is subject to change due to currency fluctuation and unforeseen changes beyond our control
Please contact us for pricing, dates and a full itinerary
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