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  • Botswana

    Miracle Rivers

    Experience the jewel of the Kalahari, the incredible lush Okavango Delta on this 7 day group safari

    6 nights / 7 spaces / 38 tours / from 2,615 EUR

Miracle Rivers, 6 nights

  • Itinerary

    Itinerary Outline:

    3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp - Moremi Game Reserve.
    Activity guide: Game drives, charter flight

    3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp - Khwai Community Area
    Activity guide: Game drives, night drives, guided walks (seasonal) and mokoro excursion

  • Accommodation

    The tents are 4 x 3m Sahara style tents with high roof with a 2 x 3m en-suite bathroom and a 2 x 3m covered area in front of the tent. The tents are fitted with solid base camp beds made up with mattresses, sheets, duvets and pillows. The tents have en-suite long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower at the rear of the tent. Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire. Showers may be taken at any time but on Kalahari safaris the guide withholds the right to limit water use and showering depending upon the availability of water. Both hand towels and bath towels are supplied for the guests’ convenience but please note that guests should bring their own personal items and toiletries.

    Each tent has an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda and in the bathroom and within the tent itself, a LED rechargeable camp light is supplied along with a side table in the sleeping area and in the bathroom. Although each tent has lighting and there are lamps strategically around the camp for navigation, an essential tool for your safari is a headlamp which lets you read a book at night in your tent or catch up with your safari journal as you listen to the sounds of the wild outside! If you don’t buy it from us make sure you buy it from someone and take our advice – don’t pack the free headlamp you got at the supermarket with your battery purchase. Spending a little bit of money will save you a lot of frustration. If you are travelling as a couple then pack one per person.

    For families travelling with younger children on private trips, Letaka Safaris have designed a family safari tent, ensuring the children’s safety and their parent’s peace of mind. A family tent is a two-bedroom unit with an adjoining bathroom and lockable exit/entrance with each tent taking 2 people in each.

  • Extensions

    Popular safari extension requests include:

    • Helicopter or fixed-wing scenic flight over the Okavango
    • Multi-day extension to a lodge in the Okavango Delta
    • Multi-day extension to a lodge in the Chobe region
    • Day trip to Victoria Falls
    • Makgadikgadi Pans

      Please contact us for further info and reservations.
  • Prices & Tours

    • This safari has 38 tours per year.
    • Each safari can have up to 7 guests and the safari is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 guests.

    • The price starts from 2,615 to 4,350 EUR per person sharing depending on the season. 

    The price includes:

    • Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with a private bathroom en-suite.
    • Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle.
    • Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles.
    • Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves.
    • All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.
    • All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) whilst in Letaka Tented Camps.
    • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
    • 12% Value Added Tax.

    The price does not include:

    • Travel Insurance.
    • All flights unless otherwise indicated.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Staff gratuities.
    • Optional safari extensions.
    • Any drinks at lodges or accommodation other than described in the itinerary.

     

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: Maun to Xakanaxa / Travel Day / 30 minute charter flight

Activities: Game drives, scenic flight.

After your arrival at Maun International Airport you will be met by Mack Air for your charter flight at approximately 14h00 to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve where you will be met by your guide. 

Spending our first three nights camping in the Xakanaxa region, we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. Wildlife: From the air only the larger animals are seen easily. These include large breeding herds of African elephant that live in the mopane scrub. On the open plains large herds of buffalo and lechwe can be seen and in the waterways rafts of hippopotami are a common sight. Once you land in Xakanaxa the smaller game can be found.

Days 2 & 3: Xakanaxa Exploration Days - Moremi Game Reserve

Activities: Game drives.

Habitat: Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent.
Wildlife: Moremi is amongst the best game reserves in Africa for viewing the endangered African wild dog. Xakanaxa is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo whose range covers the territories of at least 4 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. Red lechwe are one of the more unusual antelope species and commonly found here.

Day 4: Xakanaxa to Khwai / Travel Day / 60km

Full day of extended game drive and journey time with picnic lunch between camps.

Activities: Game drive and night drive.

Following and early morning breakfast you take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve north-east towards the Khwai Community Area.

Habitat: 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 that make Khwai one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango. We pass the magnificent Dombo Hippo Pools in the morning stopping to enjoy the scenery and the antics of the resident hippo.

Wildlife: The western mopane veld is home to mostly breeding herds of elephant whilst the eastern reaches of Khwai is home to some impressive old bulls. The mature bulls revel in the cool waters of the Khwai and are far more approachable while drinking and bathing than the breeding herds. The river has an unusually high density of hippo as well as some huge crocodile. Leopard, cheetah, serval and lion are common predators along this route and both Xakanaxa as well as Khwai are included in the home ranges of 2 different packs of wild dog. General game includes southern giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, tessebe and red lechwe with roan and sable antelope being less common residents.

Days 5 & 6: Khwai Exploration Days

Activities: Game drives, walking safaris (conditions permitting) and night drives and mokoro excursion.

Habitat: We spend our time between the dry-land habitats of the lead-wood and camel-thorn woodlands and savannahs and the riverside and marshy back-waters of the Khwai.

Wildlife: The Khwai region boasts excellent populations of both bull elephant as well as breeding herds. Lion, leopard, serval and African wildcat are common predators of the region with wild dog and cheetah being less common. Buffalo use this area seasonally with large herds moving in during the summer rains. The swampy areas in the west are home to red lechwe. Other ungulates include tsesebe, blue wildebeest, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, roan antelope and impala.

Day 7: Khwai to Maun / Travel Day / 30 minute Charter Flight

After breakfast we take a game-drive to the airstrip where you will be met by your charter flight back to Maun. Should you be flying on to a safari lodge, then we will arrange it so you can fly directly out from Khwai Airstrip to avoid returning to Maun.

Please note:

We make every effort to adhere to schedules and itineraries but please know that these are subject to change due to weather — including flood conditions that can have significant impacts on driving times, depending on the time of year — road conditions, animal movements and availability. You will be notified of any changes.

Please also note that the guided walking activity is seasonal based on rains and grass height, your guide will determine the safety of walking in Khwai.


Why you'll love it

  • The Okavango Delta: The world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Okavango Delta offers you wildlife sightings and experiences you won’t see anywhere else.

  • Experience the Okavango Delta from above: On your first day, you'll get the see the Okavango Delta from above when flying from Maun to Xakanaxa.

  • Immerse Yourself in a Mobile Safari: Connect more deeply with the pulse of the African bush during a classic mobile safari.

  • Enjoy the Khwai Community Area: As a community area, Khwai allow people to experience night game drives, guided walks and mokoro excursions.

  • Visit Africa’s Oldest Democracy: Botswana is a democratic, peaceful country with warm, welcoming people.

  • Explore on a Mokoro: See the sights and investigate the waterways of the gorgeous Okavango Delta on a traditional canoe.

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