Trails of Botswana 5 days

Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve

Explore the Trails of Botswana with this 4 night itinerary beginning in an exclusive wildlife concession, winding through Moremi Game Reserve, and ending at a private island in the Okavango Delta’s dazzling waters.

Itinerary:

Day One

Upon arrival at Maun Airport, your host from Tuskers Bush Camp will meet you and drive you the 1.5 hour journey to the lodge, where it is located in a vast 365 000 hectare private concession. Settle in and enjoy the view with some refreshments before departing for a evening game drive via the private road network. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and a short night drive back to camp where a campfire will be waiting to welcome you. Dinner will be served in the dining tent, followed by your first night in the Botswana wilderness.

Day Two

An early wake up call will be met with coffee and rusks at the main area of camp before you depart on a morning game drive or optional bush walk through the pristine Tuskers concession. A guided walking safari through this exclusive region will bring you closer to the details of nature, while you might be lucky enough to encounter big game on foot. After your morning activity, return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by an afternoon siesta. Spend some time with a pair of binoculars overlooking the waterhole in front of camp and enjoy the presence of wildlife and birdlife around camp. Lunch will be served later in the day before you depart on afternoon game drive, including sundowners and a night drive back to camp. Dinner is served, followed by your last night in a Tuskers safari tent.

Day Three

Early morning wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast at Tuskers before you embark on the +-5 hour road transfer through the Moremi Game Reserve to Xobega Island Camp. This is a complete game drive experience as the transfer takes you from Tuskers, into Moremi’s Kwai Gate through the reserve along the Khwai riverfront, and stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch. You will arrive at Mboma Boat Station where your guide from Xobega Island Camp will pick you up in a motorboat. Climb aboard and enjoy the 45-minute boat cruise through the Delta waterways to Xobega Island. Arrive to welcome drinks and receive a briefing by the camp host before being shown to your classic canvas safari tent under the trees. After some refreshments it’s time for your sunset boat cruise. Your guide will pack a cooler box with your choice of drinks and you will depart the island and cruise into the sunset. Enjoy the Delta’s beauty and birdlife for a couple of hours before returning to camp for dinner and your first night on Xobega Island.

Day Four

Early wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast in the dining tent. After breakfast you will depart for a long boat cruise through the Okavango Delta, gliding through the channels in between a myriad of islands. Remember your camera and sun block, as you will be out on the water until late morning. Upon returning to camp, you are welcome to have a warm bucket shower and refresh before lunch is served in the dining tent. Sit down and enjoy a good meal, followed by an afternoon siesta, or a spot of birdwatching on the island. High tea is served later in the afternoon and a sunset cruise complete with sundowners awaits to end the day. After your sunset cruise, return to camp to enjoy the campfire and a 3-course dinner before tuning in for your last night on Xobega Island.

Day Five

Early morning wake up, followed by breakfast and your departure from Xobega Island Camp. Enjoy the 45-minute boat cruise from Xobega Island back to Mboma boat station where you will connect with a game viewer to transfer you to Xakanaxa Airstrip in the Moremi, only a short drive away. Here you will connect with your light air transfer out of Moremi to Maun/Kasane.

Accommodation:

More about Tuskers Bush Camp

Moremi Game Reserve

TUSKERS BUSH CAMP lies between Nxai Pan National Parkin the east and Moremi Game Reserve in the west. It encompasses 365 000 hectares of mopane forest and scrub, plus the northern tip of the Botswana Kalahari, making this exclusive tract of land ideal for game drives and walking safaris. 6 Meru-style canvas safari tents are located between the evergreen moping trees, looking out into the veld and offering guests seclusion and privacy during their stay. The main dining tent, boma, bar, and swimming pool overlook a bustling waterhole.

More about Xobega Island Camp

Okavango Delta

XOBEGA ISLAND CAMP: Xobega, or Gcobega, is a secluded, tree-filled island in the waters of the Okavango. Only accessible by boat, this piece of Delta paradise is an adventurer’s dream, best suited to groups of friends, or famlilies looking for a unique, and truly tranquil Botswana nature experience. One may call it ‘glamping’ when considering the spacious Meru-style tents with stretcher beds and solar-powered lighting, while bucket showers and eco-toilets keep things refreshinly low-key. Located among the trees are the dining tent, two lounge gazebos, and a boma.

Included/Excluded:

List of items INCLUDED

  • All meals and game activities
  • Bottled water, teas and coffees
  • Park fees and taxes

List of items NOT INCLUDED

  • All soft and alcoholic drinks
  • All items of a personal nature

Map of Area:

Tuskers Bush Camp, Kwatale Conservancy

Trails of Botswana, 4 nights

Price per person sharing

Green Season: 1 Dec 2016 – 31 March 2017
R 24825.00 ex Maun/Maun; R 27300.00 ex Maun/Kasane

Shoulder Season: 1 April – 30 June 2017, November 2017
R 28125.00 ex Maun/Maun; R 30600.00 ex Maun/Kasane

High Season: 1 July 2017 – 31 Oct 2017
R 30825.00 ex Maun/Maun; R 33300.00 ex Maun/Kasane