Botswana's Miracle River - Mobile Safari

Miracle Rivers Botswana mobile tented safari

takes you to the Moremi game reserve on the edge of the Okavango Delta  and Khwai region to explore on game drives, walking safaris  and by boat in startlingly beautiful areas brimming with wildlife. You will enjoy a feeling of freedom as your small group of like minded other guests are guided in a relaxed informal way by an Award winning team of expert guides with a vast amount of experience.

Your mobile safari camps offer a surprisingly high degree of comfort, with comfy beds and private en suite bathrooms. A safari offers very good value and is highly recommended for the overall safari experience, quality guides and the promise of wonderful wildlife. This safari is available with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT which makes it great value for solo travelers

This safari offers very good value

Highly recommended for the overall safari experience, quality guides and the promise of wonderful wildlife. 
A common misconception is that a camping safari means getting stuck in and helping with the setting up camp well, nothing could be further from the truth. You can expect Large tents with beds, bedside tables, LED lights, en-suite toilet and shower, covered verandah area with relaxing chairs and washbasins. That’s why we call it a mobile tented safari and NOT a camping safari. Professional safari staff take care of all the camp chores and wonderful safari chefs are capable of producing miracles from a bed of coals.

For families travelling with younger children on private trips,We have custom made  family safari tent, ensuring the children’s safety and their parent’s peace of mind. A family tent is a two-bedroom unit with an adjoining bathroom and lockable exit/entrance with each tent taking 2 people in each. 


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Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flight ex UK from $1100 pp

Price excluding international flights:
April - June $3360 pp 2016 - 17
July - Nov $3950 pp 2016 - 17
 
No single supplement
Safari Summary

 Notes:

Starts and ends in Maun.

ITINERARY OUTLINE:

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Moremi Game Reserve.

Activity guide: Game drives, charter flight

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Khwai Community Area

Game drives, night drives, guided walks and mokoro excursion

Optional Safari Extensions:
Popular requests which we can add for you include the Makgadikgadi Pans, Kasane and Livingstone. 


 INCLUDES:

Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds and bed linen, with a private bathroom en-suite.

Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle.

Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles

Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves

All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves

All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) whilst in Tented Camps All activities as specified in the itinerary

EXCLUDES:

Travel Insurance

All flights unless otherwise indicated

Items of personal nature

Toiletries

Staff gratuities

Optional safari extensions

Any drinks at lodges or accommodation other than Letaka Tented Camps.

Full Safari Details
Botswana's Miracle River - Mobile Safari

Miracle Rivers Botswana mobile tented safari

takes you to the Moremi game reserve on the edge of the Okavango Delta  and Khwai region to explore on game drives, walking safaris  and by boat in startlingly beautiful areas brimming with wildlife. You will enjoy a feeling of freedom as your small group of like minded other guests are guided in a relaxed informal way by an Award winning team of expert guides with a vast amount of experience.

Your mobile safari camps offer a surprisingly high degree of comfort, with comfy beds and private en suite bathrooms. A safari offers very good value and is highly recommended for the overall safari experience, quality guides and the promise of wonderful wildlife. This safari is available with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT which makes it great value for solo travelers

This safari offers very good value

Highly recommended for the overall safari experience, quality guides and the promise of wonderful wildlife. 
A common misconception is that a camping safari means getting stuck in and helping with the setting up camp well, nothing could be further from the truth. You can expect Large tents with beds, bedside tables, LED lights, en-suite toilet and shower, covered verandah area with relaxing chairs and washbasins. That’s why we call it a mobile tented safari and NOT a camping safari. Professional safari staff take care of all the camp chores and wonderful safari chefs are capable of producing miracles from a bed of coals.

 The tents are 4 x 3m Sahara style tents with high roof with a 2 x 3m en-suite bathroom and a 2 x 3m covered area in front of the tent. The tents are fitted with solid base camp beds made up with mattresses, sheets, duvets and pillows. The tents have en-suite long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower at the rear of the tent. Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire. Showers may be taken at any time but on Kalahari safaris the guide withholds the right to limit water use and showering depending upon the availability of water. Both hand towels and bath towels are supplied for the guests’ convenience but please note that guests should bring their own personal items and toiletries.

Each tent has an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda and in the bathroom and within the tent itself, a LED rechargeable camp light is supplied along with a side table in the sleeping area and in the bathroom. Although each tent has lighting and there are lamps strategically around the camp for navigation, an essential tool for your safari is a headlamp which lets you read a book at night in your tent or catch up with your safari journal as you listen to the sounds of the wild outside! If you don’t buy it from us make sure you buy it from someone and take our advice 

 

For families travelling with younger children on private trips, Letaka Safaris have designed a family safari tent, ensuring the children’s safety and their parent’s peace of mind. A family tent is a two-bedroom unit with an adjoining bathroom and lockable exit/entrance with each tent taking 2 people in each.

Day 1: Maun to Xakanaxa / 

Travel Day / 30 minute charter flight After your arrival at Maun International Airport you will be met by Mack Air for your charter flight at approximately 14h00 to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve where you will be met by your guide. If you are staying in Maun prior to the safari, please request an airport transfer, Mack Air will liaise with your accommodation the day before to confirm the flight departure time. 

Alternatively, if you are coming from one of the many safari lodges, you can organize to fly directly into Xakanaxa Airstrip with the lodges preferred charter company although we do request that these flights land only after 12h00 in order for our guide to be there to meet you. Spending our first three nights camping in the Xakanaxa region, we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. Wildlife: From the air only the larger animals are seen easily. These include large breeding herds of African elephant that live in the mopane scrub. On the open plains large herds of buffalo and lechwe can be seen and in the waterways rafts of hippopotami are a common sight. Once you land in Xakanaxa the smaller game can be found. Birding: A good day for raptors with African Hawk-Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Shikra, Little Sparrowhawk, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Tawny Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle* and Steppe Eagle* all inhabiting the mopane and adjacent woodlands. Other birds common along this route includes most of Botswana’s hornbills including Red-billed, Southern Yellow-billed, African Grey, Bradfield’s and the Southern Ground Hornbills. A large number of brood-parasites may also be seen. Diederick Cuckoo*, Levaillant’s Cuckoo*, Jacobin Cuckoo*, Great-spotted Cuckoo*, African Cuckoo*, Common Cuckoo*, Shaft-tailed Whydah, Pin-tailed Whydah, Eastern Paradise Whydah, Greater Honeyguide, and Lesser Honeyguide. 

Accommodation: Letaka Tented Camp Activities: Game Drives, scenic flight .

Days 2 & 3: Xakanaxa 

Exploration Days - Moremi Game Reserve Habitat: Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent. Wildlife: Moremi is amongst the best game reserves in Africa for viewing the endangered African wild dog. Xakanaxa is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo whose range covers the territories of at least 4 prides of lion 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. Red lechwe are one of the more unusual antelope species and commonly found here. Birding: The swampy areas of Xakanaxa are home to African Rail, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Black Coucal*, Red-chested Flufftail, African Crake*, Black Crake, Chirping Cisticola, Luapula Cisticola, Purple Swamphen, Allen’s Gallinule to name but a few. The open waters attract African Skimmer, Saddle-billed Stork, Yellow-billed Stork, Intermediate Egret, Goliath Heron, African Fish Eagle as well as the globally threatened Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane. 

Accommodation: Letaka Tented Camp Activities: Game Drives 

 

Day 4: Xakanaxa to Khwai

Travel Day / 60km (3-4 hours) Following and early morning breakfast you take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve north-east towards the Khwai Community Area. Habitat: The Manuchira Channel is known as the Khwai River at its eastern most extremity. The day’s journey follows this water course, with the track weaving from the riverside and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands that make Khwai one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango. We pass the magnificent Dombo Hippo Pools in the morning stopping to enjoy the scenery and the antics of the resident hippo. Wildlife: The western mopane veld is home to mostly breeding herds of elephant whilst the eastern reaches of Khwai is home to some impressive old bulls. The mature bulls revel in the cool waters of the Khwai and are far more approachable while drinking and bathing than the breeding herds. The river has an unusually high density of hippo as well as some huge crocodile. Leopard, cheetah, serval 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. 

General game includes southern giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, tessebe and red lechwe with roan and sable antelope being less common residents. 

Birding: In the mopane woodlands African Hawk-Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Little Sparrowhawk, African Harrier Hawk and Shikra are common raptors. Mixed bird parties move through the canopy and include Red-headed Weaver, Stierling’s Wren-Warbler, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Neddicky, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Chin-spot Batis, Diederik Cuckoo* to name but a few. The verges of the swamp form breeding grounds for the Rosy-Longclaw, Black Coucal*, Long-legged Bustard and the African Crake* Accommodation: Letaka Tented Camp Activities: Game drive and night drive.

Days 5 & 6: Khwai Exploration Days.

Habitat: We spend our time between the dry-land habitats of the lead-wood and camel-thorn woodlands and savannahs and the riverside and marshy back-waters of the Khwai. Time permiting we may visit the lagoons and waterways of Xakanaxa where the largest heronry in southern Africa exists. Wildlife: The Khwai region boasts excellent populations of both bull elephant as well as breeding herds. Lion, leopard, serval and African wildcat are common predators of the region with wild dog and cheetah being less common. Buffalo use this area seasonally with large herds moving in during the summer rains. The swampy areas in the west are home to red lechwe. Other ungulates include tsesebe, blue wildebeest, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, roan antelope and impala. Birding: Truly one of Botswana birding Mecca’s. The western reaches are prime habitat for the uncommon Rosythroated Longclaw. The entire length of the river is hunting domain for the Bat-Hawk. Other interesting raptors here are Cuckoo Hawk (rare), Long-crested Eagle and Black Sparrowhawk. More commonly Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle*, Lesser-spotted Eagle*, Martial Eagle, Bateleur and African Hawk-Eagle. The waterways host Africa Rail, African Crake*, Greater Painted Snipe, Allen’s Gallinule*, Lesser Jacana and Lesser Moorhen*. Accommodation: Letaka Tented Camp Activities: Game Drive, Walking Safaris (conditions permitting) and Night Drives and mokoro excursion 

Day 7: Khwai to Maun 

Travel Day / 30 minute Charter Flight After breakfast we take a game-drive to the airstrip where you will be met by your charter flight back to Maun. Should you be flying on to a safari lodge, you can fly directly out from Khwai Airstrip to avoid returning to Maun. Please request that the lodge’s preferred air charter company collects from Khwai Airstrip prior to 14h00. 

 

This marks the end of your Safari.

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flight ex UK from $1100 pp

Price excluding international flights:
April - June $3360 pp 2016 - 17
July - Nov $3950 pp 2016 - 17
 
No single supplement
Book this safari
Safari Summary

 Notes:

Starts and ends in Maun.

ITINERARY OUTLINE:

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Moremi Game Reserve.

Activity guide: Game drives, charter flight

3 Nights Letaka Tented Camp – Khwai Community Area

Game drives, night drives, guided walks and mokoro excursion

Optional Safari Extensions:
Popular requests which we can add for you include the Makgadikgadi Pans, Kasane and Livingstone. 


 INCLUDES:

Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds and bed linen, with a private bathroom en-suite.

Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle.

Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles

Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves

All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves

All meals and drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) whilst in Tented Camps All activities as specified in the itinerary

EXCLUDES:

Travel Insurance

All flights unless otherwise indicated

Items of personal nature

Toiletries

Staff gratuities

Optional safari extensions

Any drinks at lodges or accommodation other than Letaka Tented Camps.