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Elaine

Having lived in Cape Town for over ten years with my husband and two boys, I know all things Southern Africa. I am passionate and enthusiastic, and cannot wait to start curating Africa itineraries.

Elaine Learmonth

Africa Speciaist

+1 844 879 7838

Overview

  • from $2,649 PP
  • 6 Nights
  • Small Group Safaris
  • Year Round
  • Medium
  • 14 hours from London/ 17 hours from NYC

Highlights

Spend six nights exploring Botswana, staying in tented camps, reconnecting with nature and experiencing the wild beauty of Botswana. This is an authentic camping experience but with all the comforts you would need. Botswana is generally a very expensive destination to visit due to the pristine nature of its parks, camping is a great and affordable way to explore the country.

You will spend three nights in the Moremi National Park , it has a wide range of habitats and offers some of the best game viewing in Africa. You will then spend three nights exploring the Khwai area of the Okavango Delta. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Botswana and a private reserve. By visiting two different areas you will see a greater variety of wildlife.

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Our Flexi - Promise

  • 10% deposit to book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

What's Included

Wild Dog - Letaka Safaris
  • 6 nights full board in ensuite tents
  • Shared game drives, walks and boat excursions (park fees included)
  • Domestic light aircraft transfers
  • Road transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle.
  • Expert trip planning advice
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Maun and transfer to Moremi National Park

Letaka Safaris Tent

Welcome to Botswana! On arrival into Maun Airport, you will be met and board your light aircraft for your flight into the Moremi Game Reserve. The flight is in a small aircraft that flies at low altitude so you can spot the larger animals from the plane. When you land your guide will meet you and take you to your camp for the next three nights in the Xakanaxa region of the park. Your team will comprise of a professional guide, camp manager, safari chef and camp staff who will take you on a guided trip through the reserves. You will travel through the Botswana wilderness in a 4×4 off road vehicle.

Your tent is furnished with camp beds which have a mattress, sheets and a duvet. Each tent has a private en suite bathroom with long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower (a 15l bag is attached to outside of your tent and connects into your bathroom). Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire.

Day 2 Exploring the Moremi National Park

Leopard - Letaka Safaris

You will spend two full days with your guide on game drives in the park. The Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent.

 

Day 3 Exploring the Moremi National Park

Game Drive - Letaka Safaris

Moremi is among the best game reserves in Africa for viewing the endangered African wild dog. The Xakanaxa area is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo whose range covers the territories of at least four prides of lions 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.

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Day 4 Moremi National Park to Khwai Reserve

Hippo

Today you will leave the Moremi and drive 60km North East through the reserve towards the Khwai Area. You will stop for a picnic lunch en route. You will follow the river to the Khwai area which is one of the most beautiful areas of the Okavango Delta. Keep an eye on the river as you travel, they are full of hippos!

Leopard, cheetah, 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. You will also spot giraffe, zebra and antelope in the area.

Day 5 Exploring the Khwai Reserve

Walking Safari - Letaka Safaris

You will spend the next two days exploring the area which comprises of  the river, the marsh lands and woodlands.  This is a private reserve so there is a greater range of activities available. Activities while you are here include; game drives, walking safaris, night drives and mokoro trips.

A mokoro is a traditional narrow dugout canoe and a great way to explore the water channels of the Delta. An expert local propels you through reed-lined channels in silence so the wildlife is undisturbed. If you would like to get out into the reserve on foot, a walking safari is possible in the Khwai. Your expert guide will take you out to get up close and personal with the wildlife.

Day 6 Exploring the Khwai Reserve

Mokoro Delta

The Khwai region boasts excellent elephant populations as well as lion, leopard, serval and African wildcat. Buffalo use this area seasonally with large herds moving in during the summer rains.

Day 7 Return to Maun Airport

Camp - Letaka Safaris

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight back to Maun. On arrival into Maun you will check in for your onward flight connection.

There is an option to extend your trip and head to Victoria Falls after your safari.

What's not Included

  • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
  • Gratuities for local guides
  • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
  • Visas if required

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