Mobile safaris are a classic Botswana experience, taking in all of the country’s highlights in moveable camps set up anew at each fresh site. The experience now is more comfortable than in the vintage safari days they hark back to, with most participants opting for the luxury camping experience which involves spacious en-suite tents, although simpler affairs with shared ablutions are on offer for those on a more limited budget. While the Central Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans are increasingly popular, the classic mobile route takes in the big game hotspots of Chobe, Savute and Moremi, along with time in a permanent accommodation to see the Victoria Falls.
Day 1 | Fly overnight to Johannesburg.
Day 2 | Connect with a flight to Livingstone, where you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay close to the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Day 3 | A day at leisure, although there are so many Livingstone activities that you might want to book in advance, including white water rafting and helicopter flights.
Day 4 | Your mobile safari begins in earnest, as you transfer to the Kazangula border for a private boat transfer into the Chobe National Park. Camp is set up in a secluded site within the park for two nights, and this afternoon will be your first Chobe game drive or boat cruise.
Day 5 | Morning and afternoon safari activities along the Chobe Riverfront.
Day 6 | Mobile safaris provide the rare opportunity to drive through the heart of the national park to the Savute area, on the western border with the Linyanti Wetlands. Camp will again be set up for two nights here.
Day 7 | Morning and afternoon game drives in the legendary Savute area, with the Marsh and the now flowing Savute Channel among the highlights, as well as the rock art paintings at Gubatsa Hills.
Day 8 | A long drive south to the Khwai River sector of the Moremi Game Reserve. While the late afternoon arrival makes a further activity unlikely, the entire transfer will be one long game drive!
Day 9 | A full day of game viewing activities in the eastern Moremi.
Day 10 | Camp is broken up this morning and you'll head east to the verdant Xakanaxa region of the Moremi. There will be time for a short afternoon game drive after you have settled into camp.
Day 11 | Morning and afternoon game drives in the teeming Xakanaxa area, one of the Delta's finest wildlife viewing destinations.
Day 12 | After breakfast you'll be driven to Maun for a flight down to Johannesburg. Your homeward flight travels through the night.
Day 13 | Arrive in the UK.
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