Where better to teach children about the environment and conservation than in the heart of Botswana’s national parks and reserves? This safari will be a holiday to remember for all the family. With exclusive and child-appropriate activities, combined with ticking off the highlights of the Okavango Delta, Savute and Moremi, this trip is ideal for families looking for adventure and an authentic African safari.
On arrival at the Maun International Airport, guests will be met and assisted for a scheduled transfer by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta.
Situated in the north-western corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site, the largest inland delta in the world. Commonly spotted animals include lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephant, crocodiles, and countless species of bird.
Guests can enjoy a number of activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe.
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The ultimate safari experience. Indulge in a tranquil, culturally enlightening water-bound excursion that see’s you silently glide across open waters in a traditional style African dugout canoe (Mokoro) as you pass scores of aquatic creatures and vegetation. Venturing calmly onward will reveal intricate waterlilies, papyrus grasses, brightly coloured frogs, kingfishers and dragonflies, as well as the elephants that rear in close to feed on the reeds and drink from the river.
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Visit the Local Village
Enrich yourself in the customs and culture of the neighbouring Nxhoga village for an authentic insight into the Botswana way of life. The opportunity to meet and engage with locals will provide an invaluable and enlightening experience that few are privy too. Activities include hut building, basket weaving, fishing, meeting village elders and local children, as well as opportunities to browse the local market, bakery and churches present.
After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the airstrip in time for the scheduled transfer by light aircraft to the Moremi Game Reserve.
The Moremi Game Reserve is known as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa, covering more than 4 871km² of pristine wilderness. The varied terrain supports a wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands.
Guests will enjoy game drives in open 4WD vehicles in the mornings and afternoons.
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Motorised Boat Excursions
Set sail for the ultimate marine safari experience with a motorised boat excursion through the Okavango Delta. Experienced guides will steer you safely through exotic lakes and delta waters, providing the opportunity to explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels. Marine excursions allow for an alternative means to experience delta life and landscapes – especially when coupled with conventional land based safari game drives, enabling you to experience the unwavering natural beauty of the Botswana wilderness from numerous and intimate perspectives.
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Look up at the night sky through one of the lodge’s telescopes, and observe constellations never seen in the northern hemisphere. Out in this natural landscape, the stars are unaffected by the city light pollution, and guests will be able to experience the vast reaches of the African night sky and stars that glimmer like diamonds. With the help of a guide, learn how bushmen used the stars to locate true south, and navigate their way across the plains.
Guests enjoy breakfast at the camp before departing for the scheduled transfer by light aircraft to the Savute region of the Chobe National Park.
This dynamic wilderness is a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by several rocky outcrops which guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. The Savute goes through wet and dry cycles, where wild dog hunt in the dry river channel and crocodiles swam only 20 years ago.
Guests can spot abundant wildlife including a variety of birds, elephant, antelope, lion, black-backed jackal, bat-eared foxes, tsessebe, kudu, hyena, cheetah, Cape buffalo, and thousands of migrating zebra and wildebeest.
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Also available is visit to the ancient San rock paintings, thought to be 1,500 years old. They are located at Gubatsa Hills, which is a prominent hilly landmark in an area that otherwise is flat. This is a chance to immerse yourself in culture, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Life at the Lodge
The lodge offers a range of on site activities. They have their own viewing hide that allows guests to view the wildlife at eye-level, this overlooks the watering hole and the various animals which may be stopped by for a refreshing drink. Maybe you’ll spot lions, elephants, cheetahs, or hyenas, as well as many other species of animals and birds. Guests can cool off and relax with a dip in the swimming pool – this is on raised decking so guests can still view the expansive surroundings while having a gentle swim.