Namibia individual travel

BOTSWANA, OKAVANGO SWAMPS AND SAVUTE FLY-IN SAFARI

Botswana, Okavango Swamps and Savute Fly-in Safari

Day 1: Royal Tree Lodge

On arrival we are driven to our nearby lodge. Out of the hustle and bustle of Maun, the lodge is situated in a private game reserve, under a canopy of shady trees. Apart from the spacious and luxury rooms on wooden decks, this a the ideal area to take a walk to enjoy the pristine nature and view some of the wildlife which includes giraffe, zebra, springbok, ostrich, eland, oryx and kudu as well as an extensive variety of bird life. Dinner is served by candlelight on the lodge’s expansive teak deck. We can relax in anticipation of the exciting adventure that awaits us over
the next few days. Lodge near Maun on the Thamalakane River.

Day 2: Kanana Camp, Okavango Swamps

We are transferred to Maun Airport for our flight into the Swamps. Kanana lies on the Xudum River. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. It is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found in the Okavango Delta. We enjoy a fine lunch and in the afternoon we are taken on our first game drive in this special area. At Kanana, guests may choose to gamedrive, go on boat trips, do mekoro trips or simply go on a guided walk. There should be time for allof these activities. Lodge in the south western Okavango Swamps.

Day 3: Kanana Camp, Okavango Swamps

The morning is the perfect time to explore the crystal clear waterways by Mekoro or motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area. Birding is spectacular, and Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry that teems with activity, a Kanana highlight which converts all visitors to avid birdwatchers at first sight. In the afternoon a guided walk is highly recommended as is fly or spin fishing for Tilapia, African Pike and Sharptooth Catfish. The wet and dry habitat of the area ensures that a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found here including the must see elephant, hippo, leopard and lion. Lodge in the south western Okavango Swamps.

Day 4: Savute Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park intermittently, over the centuries. Fortunately, in recent years there have been good rains, turning this area into a wildlife paradise that includes many species of water birds amongst the abundant supply of elephant and other wildlife. Savute is one area where the
sighting of leopard occurs on regular occasion and in close quarters. A very special and endangered species, the African Wild Dog is also at home here and often found on game drives of this scenic marshland. Lodge on the banks of Botswanas fabled Stolen River.

Day 5: Savute Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

The signature expansive sliding doors and viewing decks at Savute Safari Lodge were inspired by the striking panorama. With the recent good rains, the view has been complemented by the Savute Channel which now flows just 50 meters from the lodge. The chalets have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to compliment the natural environment and feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area plus en-suite facilities. Savute lays claim to the second biggest summer migration of zebra in Africa, which usually occurs between February and April when zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the rain ripe grasslands in the southeast of the park. They are often followed by a host of predators, the zebra migration is a must for visitors. Lodge on the banks of Botswanas fabled Stolen River.

Day 6: Departure Day

We enjoy a special breakfast before departing with our light aircraft back to Maun to continue with our African safari or fly back home

Detailed itinerary. Price on request