- Duration 8 Nights
- Difficulty 2/5
- Group Size 10
PRICE: $10 640.00 per person sharing, 25% non refundable deposit
Single Supplement: N/A
Arrival: Maun, Botswana
Departure: Maun, Botswana 21 May, 2021 or Victoria Falls on 23 May, 2021
Arrival Time: Morning of 13 May, 2021 (For o/n Maun arrive 12 May)
- 8 nights accommodation on a shared basis.
- All meals and snacks.
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
- All internal airfares and ground transportation on the itinerary.
- One Pete Oxford Expeditions trip leaders.
- Laundry in Botswana lodges except Maun Lodge.
- All drinks (local brands) included.
- Round-trip international airfare Johannesburg/Cape Town to Botswana return.
- Travel insurance is mandatory on this expedition and can be booked via this website.
- Gratuities to local guides and camp staff.
- Hotel in Maun on 12 May, 2021.
- Personal expenses, such as laundry in hotels, telephone, internet and alcoholic beverages.
pre trip: Arrive into Cape Town or Johannesburg for overnight in a hotel near the airport to catch the flight to Maun on 12 May, 2021 the next morning. Everyone will be staying one night in Maun at the Thamalakane River Lodge before the trip officially starts.
A Day 1 am: Maun to Savuti Camp
After breakfast we will transfer to the Maun Airport to board a light aircraft to Savuti Camp to arrive in time for an afternoon game drive. o/n Savuti Camp.
B Days: 2 – 3 Savuti Camp
Savuti Camp is situated within the Linyanti concession. Savuti is a small seven-roomed camp with one of the best locations on a sweeping bend in the Savuti channel. Since 2007 when the channel started flowing again it attracted large numbers of plains game back into the region and has become one of the finest areas for predators. Wildlife encounters include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and elephant, as well as other species of plains game. The area also offers spectacular birding year-round.
While at Savuit Camp, we can do game drives, walks and night drives. During the down time wildlife can be viewed the the lodge decks or even while lounging in the pool. We will spend 3 nights here and have 2 private vehicles for our group.
C Days 4 – 6: Light aircraft to Vumbura Plains South
Vumbura Plains South is situated on a wooded island and accessible only by boat, the epitome of island living in the midst of the Delta. Water-based activities are a focus, with mekoro and boats plying the channels. Wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good all year round via game drives through the savannah areas and walks around the islands. Game sightings may include elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round. Vumbara is part of a community participation plan that brings the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta.
We spend 3 nights at Vumbura Plains South.
D Days 7 – 8: Qorokwe
The exclusive Qorokwe Concession encompasses over 26 000 hectares (over 64 000 acres) in a high-density game area of the south-eastern Okavango, bordering the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Activities include day and night game drives, mekoros and boating. Wildlife seen around Qorokwe with its various biomes, from scattered acacia woodland with herds of giraffe, zebra and various plains game to pristine floodplains, home to curious red lechwe and mud-encrusted buffalo bulls, whence the name Qorokwe is derived: “The place where the buffalo broke through the bush into the water.” Besides the local 15-member lion pride, elephant are a feature of this classic Okavango Delta setting.
A Day 9: Qorokwe via light aircraft to Maun or Victoria Falls
For those going home today you will depart camp in a light aircraft for Maun Airport to connect with international flights home. The group that are going on to Victoria Falls will be on a charter flight via Kasane to go on to Victoria Falls airport and the Victoria Falls Hotel.
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Pete and and his wife Reneé are southern African experts. Recently, while they lived for 26 months within a national park in South Africa, they were directly involved in helping decide on managerial protocols. They have led trips and explored Africa scores of times and own a second home on the rocky shoreline of the Western Cape. It is always with immense excitement that they look forward to their next African safari and with tremendous longing for more when it comes to an end. Pete has been the overall winner of South Africa’s well known Getaway magazine’s competition and has also been regularly featured in South Africa’s annual Agfa photographic competitions. He has often written for the respected Africa Geographic Magazine and, while living in South Africa, was one of the magazine’s official bloggers. Reneé and Pete are well placed to design custom itineraries and would like nothing more than to share their passion and enthusiasm for the African bush with you.