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Desert & Delta - Chobe Explorations Mobile Safari
Chobe National Park - Botswana
Enjoy the best of both worlds with a luxury accommodated mobile safari; an opportunity to gain an insight into areas and wildlife not necessarily available to guests on a typical fly-in safari. Experience a 10 night . 11 day itinerary through many of Botswana's most iconic areas, where a professional guide will provide a unique and personal insight into the wonders of these wilderness destinations.
Itinerary: On arrival at Kasane you will be transferred to the riverfront Chobe Game Lodge where you will spend 2 nights enjoying Chobe National Park's magnificent herds of buffalo and elephant.
On day 3 guest will experience a leisurely game viewing transfer to Savute Safari Lodge, an area with a reputation for superb predator interactions.
Day 5 takes guests on an extended game drive to Camp Moremi in Moremi Game Reserve, world famous for its abundant wildlife.
On day 7 guests depart by boat to Camp Okavango where they will spend 2 days exploring the Okavango Delta by Mokoro and the islands on guided walking safaris.
On day 9 guests will take a scenic flight to the riverside location of Leroo La Tau in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, where up to 30,000 zebras attract numerous predators and excellent game interaction.
On day 11 guests will be transferred to Maun Airport for their onward travel arrangements.
Accommodation: Rooms each sleep 2 persons. Each spacious timber and thatch chalet or luxury African safari-style tent is raised on a teak platform and features an en-suite bathroom and a private wooden deck. In addition, Chobe Game Lodge is fully air-conditioned and each room has a river-facing terrace or balcony and complimentary mini-bar.
Inclusions & Exclusions
RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF: - 10 nights accommodation (2 nights Chobe Game Lodge, 2 nights Savute Safari Lodge, 2 nights Camp Moremi, 2 nights Camp Okavango and 2 nights Leroo La Tau) - All meals from arrival at Chobe Game Lodge on Day 1 to departure from Leroo La Tau on Day 11. - The services of a professional guide for the duration of the safari from arrival at Chobe Game Lodge to departure from Leroo La Tau as per itinerary. - Private activities for the duration of the safari. - A specially equipped safari vehicle for the mobile portion of the safari - All soft drinks and local brand beverages - National Park entrance fees - Laundry services - Medical evacuation insurance - Scheduled charter flights & road transfers as specified (VFA or LVI to Chobe Game Lodge, Camp Okavango to Leroo La Tau and Leroo La Tau to Maun.)
NOTE: ** No Children under 16 years old on scheduled departures. ** Minimum 2 passengers / Maximum 6 passengers per Safari
11 DAY / 10 NIGHT : ALL SCHEDULED DEPARTURES STARTING AT CHOBE GAME LODGE 20 April 2014 TO 30 April 2014 04 June 2014 TO 14 June 2014 19 August 2014 TO 29 August 2014 25 October 2014 TO 04 November 2014
11 DAY / 10 NIGHT : ALL SCHEDULED DEPARTURES STARTING AT LEROO LA TAU 01 May 2014 TO 11 May 2014 15 June 2014 TO 25 June 2014 30 August 2014 TO 09 September 2014 05 November 2014 TO 15 November 2014
Facilities and Services:
Each lodge serves individually plated and buffet-style food, with special dietary catering by prior arrangement. Guest can also enjoy each venue's landscaped garden, swimming pool, al fresco viewing deck, lounge and bar, wildlife reference library and boma fireplace. Chobe Game Lodge also features an expensive pool terrace, gym and spa, pool table room, TV room, and riverbank boma.
Activities: With a maximum of 6 participants, guests are assured of attentive service at all times and will travel in fully equipped and customized luxury safari vehicles. Private activities are tailored according to the group's requirements. Depending on the area's ecosystem, these include open vehicle game drives, guided nature walks and exploring the Okavango Delta by Mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Other activities include seasonal fishing, motorboat sundowners and Chobe River cruises.
Wildlife Sightings and Scenic Offerings: During your safari you will witness the dramatic scenery of Botswana's national parks and game reserves, while the many different ecosystems you will travel to are home to a wide variety of wildlife, and a kaleidoscope of birdlife.
Chobe National Park is renowned for its breeding herds of elephants which line the river in their thousands, while crocodiles bask in the sun and hippos lie submerged in the cool waters of the Chobe River. Further inland are grassy plains which feature rare roan, sable, red lechwe, puku and bushbuck antelopes are frequented by giraffes, buffalos, zebras, lions, leopards and wild dog.
The serpentine channels of the Okavango Delta weave in and out of Moremi Game Reserve and in addition to healthy populations of predator and prey species, the area is known for the rare sitatunga antelope and the recently reintroduced white and black rhino.
Finally, the Makgadikgadi National Park is home to the second largest zebra migration in the world, which attracts numerous predators. The park is also home to the white rhino, and the newly flowing Boteti River is expected to attract breeding herds of elephants to add to the park's sizable bull population.
Birdlife across Botswana is unparalleled and guests are likely to see the African Skimmer, Fish Eagle, Western Banded Snake-Eagle, Pied and Malachite Kingfischer, Saddle-billed and Maribou Stork, Goliath Heron, Southern Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird, Carmine Bee Eater, Lilac Breasted Roller, and, for the very lucky, Pel's Fishing Owl.
When to visit? Winter - April to September The days are dry, sunny, clear and cool to seductively warm while evening temperatures drop sharply. Day time temperatures generally reach 25⁰C and evening temperatures can be as low as 2⁰C, and in some areas can plummet below freezing.
Summer - October to March In October, the weeks preceding the coming of the summer rains tend to be the hottest with temperatures of 40⁰C or more. During the rainy period, the days are hot and sunny in the morning with afternoon thunderstorms - usually in short, torrential downpours. Day time temperatures can rise to 38⁰C and night time temperatures drop around 20-25⁰C.