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10 Days Bird Watching tour itinerary for botswana: Launch Your South African Safari

Kasane, Chobe National Park, Moremi game reserve, Maun

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Launch Your South African Safari

buffaloes in the wild

Chobe National Park-Botswana

Explore and have a memorable tour in Botswana. Peek into the Chobe and Moremi ecosystem and detect lions, elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, antelopes, etc. Board a mokoro (dug-out canoe) and see the Okavango Delta's waterways along with bush and nature walks. 

DAY 01

KASANE

  • Arrive at Kasane International Airport from Johannesburg. You will be met at the Airport by a Botswana safari guide holding a signboard that reads “MARVELOUS MOBILE SAFARI”.

  • The guide will take you to your hotel or lodge, where you will stay for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis at your own expense.

Lunch and dinner will be served at your own expense.

DAY 02

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

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    Wake up early to take a beautiful trip to the famous Chobe National Park. You will notice when you drive the vegetation changes from time to time. Along the way, you get mopane woodlands and acacia tortilis. Chobe National Park is mostly dominated by the Zimbabwe teak, which is very good for making furniture. On the way, you will see lots of animals until you get to the Chobe enclave which incorporates five villages. 

  • Arrive at Chobe National Park around lunch with your Botswana tour guide. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served every day. 

  • After a siesta, you will go for an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River, where you will see big herds of buffalo, elephant, pods of hippos, and prides of lions. Chobe is a unique park because during dry season big herds of animals congregate along the river. You will see elephants swimming from one bank to the other, buffalos crossing to Sedudu Island. 

  • Get back from a beautiful game drive, freshen up and have dinner. Bedtime is determined by the last guest.



DAY 03

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

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    Wake up the next day, have quick breakfast before departing for a morning game drive which is longer. You will also have an opportunity to observe the animals from close up. Chobe also boasts two antelopes rarely encountered elsewhere in Botswana - the puku and the Chobe bushbuck. The puku, with their shaggy orange-brown coats and V-shaped horns, can be spotted grazing the floodplains. Always be on the lookout for predators, a repetitive whistle is used to warn fellow herd members. In contrast, the Chobe bushbuck is nocturnal and rarely forms groups of more than one pair. Rarely seen, this shy antelope, with its short, spiral horns relies on a sharp bark as an alarm call when threatened. Both the puku and the bushbuck have a number of predators to contend with; from lions, hyenas, leopards to African wild dogs.

  • Go back to the camping site after a beautiful drive, have lunch and then go for a siesta.

  • At 3:00 pm, depart for a beautiful sunset boat cruise along the Chobe river at your own expense. You will come very close to crocodiles and pods of hippos from the boat. You may see lions from the boat, and big herds of buffalo and elephants.

  • Get back to the camping area after sunset and dinner will be served at 8:00 pm.


DAY 04

SAVUTI

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    Have breakfast and depart to Savuti, which is part of Chobe National Park. It is called Savuti because a certain chief called Sauté used to live there with his tribe. Tawny eagles can be seen soaring in the sky as you go. The drive is very enjoyable as you will see lots of birds and animals on the way. The scenery is amazing and very African looking, with lots of umbrella thorn, acacia tortilis with giraffe feeding and many more including the most photographed bird, lilac-breasted roller, a national bird of Botswana. You will not resist taking a picture of it, it’s the most beautiful bird in Africa. 

  • Arrive in time for lunch; the exclusive camp will be set up and you will camp for one night. 

  • Depart for a game drive at 3:30 pm, to the beautiful Savuti marsh, where you will see vast herds of zebras and wildebeest and also have an opportunity to see pairs of kori bastards, which are the heaviest flying birds. 

  • Get back to camp after sunset for a lovely dinner around the campfire. Again the last guest determines bedtime.



DAY 05

SAVUTI

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    Enjoy early morning tea and coffee and rusks and then, depart for a game drive along the Savuti channel. The area looks very unique as there are lots of tall trees along the river where animals like to hang around in the shade.

  • Drive to the Savuti marsh, where you may have an opportunity to track the cheetah because of the vast open grassland, their most preferred habitat.

  • Get back for lunch after a long drive, have a shower, launder your clothes and have a siesta. Depending on individuals, sometimes some people update their diaries.

  • 3:30 pm – tea and coffee and depart for a game drive, which will be your last game drive in Savuti.

  • Be back from the game drive after sunset which will have been enjoyed under the baobab tree (adonsonia digitata), an indigenous tree found in Africa. Its nicknamed the upside-down tree because the branches look like roots when it is dry or doesn’t have leaves.

  • Get back to the camp after a lovely game drive and have dinner at 8:00 pm.

DAY 06

MOREMI GAME RESERVE

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    Have breakfast and depart to Moremi Game Reserve, widely considered as one of the finest wildlife reserves in Africa. It has a diversity of habitats combining acacia forests and mopane woodlands with floodplains and lagoons. Here you will be camping at an exclusive campsite. The drives will take you to the park’s most beautiful areas such as Third Bridge, Bodumatau and Dead Tree Island. Game is plentiful in these areas. Sightings include elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, hyena, jackal and many different antelopes including red lechwe and the shy sitatunga, a web-footed antelope perfectly adapted to life in the swamps. Wild dog, whose numbers are so rapidly dwindling elsewhere, are regularly sighted in the Moremi Game Reserve. You will camp for two nights.

  • 3:30 pm – tea and coffee and depart for a game drive. You will be back from the game drive after sunset.

  • Get back to the camp after a lovely game drive and have dinner at 8:00 pm.


DAY 07

MOREMI GAME RESERVE

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    An early morning wake up call for a shower and then tea or coffee with breakfast cereals and nibbles prepares one for the early morning game drive, leaving camp just after sunrise. The morning drive heads out for game viewing and will proceed through the beautiful scenery of this part of Moremi with a very good chance of viewing buffalo, antelopes and hippos.

  • Come back to the camp for lunch and then, have a siesta.

  • After your siesta, you will have high tea and resume your afternoon game drive.

  • Come back to the camp before sunset, have a shower and dinner will be served around the campfire.


DAY 08

OKAVANGO DELTA

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    Wake up to prepare your small luggage for the Mokoro Overnight Trip in the Delta.

  • After breakfast, depart to the Okavango Delta; here, you will meet your local mokoro (dug-out canoe) poler who will serve as your guide. This activity is conducted by local mokoro community guides but the chef and camp assistant come along as well.

  • When you arrive, the camp assistant will set up camp under a canopy of trees, and you will have lunch, then, its time for a siesta. Tea and coffee will be served before you take a guided walk on the island.

  • Travel by mokoro, which is undeniably the best way to experience the Okavango Delta. Explore the waterways and take nature walks where you have the opportunity to track game and get a closer-up feel of this unique environment. Here, birdlife is spectacular. On foot, you are able to have a much more intense experience of the bush, particularly the flora and fauna that might go unnoticed. Guides are experienced in tracking animals and are able to point out interesting sightings of various types of wildlife.


DAY 09

OKAVANGO DELTA

  • An early morning game walk will be available for interested persons, returning to the camp when ready to enjoy breakfast.

  • After breakfast, the mekoros can be taken again to enjoy the channels; the intricate veins of waterways which interconnect the lagoons, or take a guided bush walk before having lunch or snacks.

  • In the afternoon, the guides will take you in the mekoros to a safe location where swimming is possible in the waters of the Okavango Delta, followed by a chance to learn how to pole a mokoro using the gnashi. Time can be taken to relax and have a drink.

  • After the bush walk, you can relax and unwind in the camp, refresh and take dinner under the milky way starlit skies after which the guides and polers will narrate cultural stories and entertain you with traditional dances which display animal tracking techniques and gathering methods for traditional medicinal purposes. Guests interested in astronomy will be treated to one of the most expansive displays of stars on earth, before retiring in cozy tents for the night and drifting off to the sounds of the wild. Bedtime is determined by the last guest.

DAY 10

MAUN-TRIP ENDS

  • After breakfast, transfer to Maun Airport to catch your international flight to Johannesburg.

  • 3780 USD Per Adult , 3780 USD Per Child
  • Park fees

  • Camping fees

  • Camping equipment (comfortable bedrolls, pillows, blankets)

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

  • Car fridge

  • Fruits

  • Bottled mineral water, soft drinks, tea and coffee

  • First aid kit

  • Beers, wines, and spirits

  • Airport transfers

  • Pick up and drop off from the place of accommodation

  • 2 game drives

  • Polers

  • Nature walk on the Island

  • Mokoro cruise

  • Camp hand

  • Professional chef

  • Professional Botswana guide

  • Transport in 4 x 4 game viewing vehicle

  • Scenic flights over the Okavango Delta

  • Staff tip

  • Curios

  • Emergency evacuation

  • Insurance

Kasane, Chobe National Park, Moremi game reserve, Maun

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