09 December 2016
If you fancy a short safari holiday is some of Africa's most beautiful wildlife areas then this five day trip is just perfect. Your adventure begins in Maun, in the northern part of Botswana, and from there you will fly to the Okavango Delta in the centre of the vast Kalahari Desert to stay at a luxurious camp. Then you fly off to another tented camp in the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve which is rich in animal and bird life. This action packed tour is great if you have never been on safari before or even if you are a seasoned wildlife watcher.
On arrival at Maun airport you will be met by one of our tour representatives who will take you to board your short flight into the Okavango Delta. Once you touch down you will be driven to your camp. Eagle Island Lodge’s luxury tents stand on raised wooden platforms and are shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. Private decks command inspiring views and are complete with easy chairs and a hammock. Amenities include an en-suite bathroom, four-poster bed with mosquito netting, mini bar and quiet air conditioning. Enjoy your first safari in the late afternoon before returning to camp for dinner and your first night in the African bush.
Your first full day to explore one of the world's largest inland water systems. The only inland delta of its kind, the Okavango is an oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert. It stretches over a vast area and supports a staggering variety of animal, plant, fish and birdlife. The area consists of endlessly changing channels, tributaries and lagoons as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. Safaris early and late when the animals are at their most active then enjoy another memorable dinner under the stars.
A change of scenery today as you transfer by small plane from Eagles Camp to the Moremi Reserve. Here you will be met on arrival at the airstrip and driven to your new camp. Khwai River Lodge is home to luxury tents seated on raised wooden platforms with traditional African thatch roof. Private decks with easy chairs and hammocks provide panoramic views. Inside you’ll find a netted four-poster bed, an elegant bathroom, a well stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning. Enjoy a game drive in the late afternoon before dinner back at the lodge.
A full day in Moremi to enjoy the best this area has to offer. Moremi Reserve is situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta and was the first wildlife area to be set aside by tribal people rather than colonial powers. Although the only protected part of the Okavango Delta, it is surrounded by a carefully controlled buffer zone. This allows free movement of animals according to seasonal migration. Extending north and east to join Chobe National Park, it is a wildlife haven that stretches all the way to Kasane. More safaris early and late today when the animals are at their most active.
Your wonderful safari adventure comes to an end today with your light aircraft flight from Moremi to Maun airport. This five day holiday makes a great add on to any longer stay in Africa and during your game drives in both the Okavango Delta and Moremi Reserve you will have every chance of seeing all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
Luxury fr £3082pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated