Trip reference number: 23074

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Okavango Delta Under Canvas & Lodge Safari

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Our Okavango Delta mobile camping & lodge safari explores some of Botswana's finest wildlife highlights, experiencing the Khwai Concession and Moremi Game Reserve on foot, by mokoro and vehicle.

After six nights of fully-serviced mobile camping, we conclude with three nights at Mma Dinare Lodge, located on a private 272 square kilometres concession in the south-east of the delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. With exclusive use of this comfortable nine tent lodge we will be able to settle in and unwind, setting our own programme of activities and enjoying the benefits of being on a private concession. Night drives, mokoro boat trips and walking safaris should all be an option in this exceptionally game rich area of the delta.

Over the course of our nine-night stay in the delta we can expect to encounter a wealth of wildlife. Large herds of elephant, buffalo and antelope species such as impala, lechwe, kudu and red hartebeest will almost certainly be a feature of the trip alongside giraffe and zebra. Inevitably with such a high concentration of prey animals we will encounter a variety of predators and we have an excellent chance of seeing lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and wild dog. During our stay at Mma Dinare we will also be joined for a time by J.W. (‘Tico') McNutt, Founder and Director of Botswana Predator Conservation to hear about the invaluable work that his team are undertaking in the area.

Birder or not, one can't help but marvel at the spectacular range of avian species on display in the delta. Electrifying lilac-breasted rollers adorn acacia trees, cartoon like saddle-billed storks, bizarre openbills and shimmering glossy ibis patrol shallow pools, while secretary birds stalk the grasslands. All under the watchful eye of soaring vultures, bateleurs, tawny and martial eagles.

As darkness falls a new cast of characters takes centre stage as civets, genets, African porcupine, lesser bushbaby and spring hares emerge from their daytime hiding. With luck we may even be fortunate enough to see some of the delta's smaller cat species including African wild cat and serval, or perhaps even a honey badger, reputedly one of Africa's most fearless animals.

We also have a dedicated photography departure led by Emma Healey, Bret Charman & Gabatsholwe Disho from £6,495. Contact us to find out more.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Maun & transfer to Khwai Concession
  3. Days 3-4: Morning, afternoon & night drives in Khwai Concession
  4. Day 5: Transfer to Moremi Game Reserve
  5. Days 6-7: Morning & afternoon wildlife drives in Moremi Game Reserve
  6. Day 8: Transfer to The Dinare Concession & afternoon game drives
  7. Days 9-10: Wildlife based activities
  8. Day 11: Depart Maun
  9. Day 12: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jun to Jul
  • Group size: 12
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,995 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £5,495 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation as shown
    • Meals as indicated
    • Transfers
    • Guided activities
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Boat trip
    • Walking

Departures

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