The Great North - Scheduled Mobile Safari

Experience the very essence of Botswana with this authentic camping tour.
Depending on the scheduled departure date, the tour might run vice-versa.
The Great North - Scheduled Mobile Safari
The Great North - Scheduled Mobile Safari

What we like...

  • Safari around the Okavango Delta and Chobe
  • Scheduled small group departures
  • Mobile Camping
  • The ultimate wildlife experience
Air-Inclusive from
$6,199
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for scheduled departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) between November 14 - 25, 2016 and April 01 - May 31, 2017 and also November 01 - December 09, 2017

Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

 

DAYS 2 - 3: MOREMI GAME RESERVE

On arrival at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, board your connecting flight to Maun.

We expect to leave Maun and begin our journey around lunchtime where we head to Moremi Game Reserve, stopping for a picnic lunch en-route, and arriving at our campsite in time for sundowners.

Spending our first two nights camping in the Xakanaxa / 3rd Bridge region, we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. The Moremi Game Reserve forms part of the unique ecosystem called the Okavango Delta and Moremi covers up to one third of the Okavango.

 
 

DAYS 4 - 6: KHWAI COMMUNITY AREA

Following an early breakfast we pack camp and continue our journey to Khwai, stopping for a picnic lunch enroute.

The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. We spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Here, you will also enjoy a 2 ½ hour Mekoro Trip exploring the water ways of Khwai which is the most eastern reach of the Okavango river system.

Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you a unique opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. It is important to note that night drives are not permitted within the national parks and reserves. These activities are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Khwai community area.

 
 

DAYS 7 - 9: SAVUTE - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

We head further north en-route to Chobe National Park, were we spend the following three nights camping in a wilderness campsite in the Savute region, exploring the desert-like landscape of game drives. Never has there been a better time to visit Savute! The water from the Savute Channel reached the marsh for the first time in 30 years in 2010 winding its way from the North. Savute has for the last 30 years been an extremely dry area and lately its claim to fame has been the lion and elephant interaction as they come for the few drops of water that remain in the waterholes. These dynamics have changed with the arrival of the water …who knows what will happen.

 
 

DAYS 10 - 11: CHOBE RIVER FRONT

Leaving this parched landscape, we continue our journey north to the contrasting Chobe region of the park. We spend the last two nights camping in a wilderness campsite near the Chobe River, exploring the riverbanks and surrounding flood plains on game drives. On Day 10 you will also enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River which departs from Kasane.

 
 

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

After breakfast and your morning safari, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection to the USA.

 

DAY 13: TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) airport.

 
 

NOTE

This tour can begin in Washington Dulles instead of New York, however, this would necessitate an overnight stop in Johannesburg at the beginning of the journey before flying to Maun. Please contact us for prices for this option.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Regional coach air as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Maun & Kasane - Johannesburg); Tented camping accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (11 x breakfast, 10x lunch, 10x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities

 

EXCLUDES

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Boulders penguins, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

 

Okavango Expeditions

Okavango Expeditions offers both services mobile tented safaris or participation mobile safaris to suit all interests and budgets. Join us and our talented guides for an incredible introduction to some of Botswana’s most game rich areas and journey into a wilderness where your only neighbours will be a remarkable density of wildlife. Experience the call of the wild, camp fire camaraderie and sunsets that truly have to be seen to be believed in some of Botswana’s finest National Parks and Game Reserves.
 
“From tracking elephants on foot in the deep mopane forests of northern Botswana to the crystal clear lagoons of the Okavango Delta and to the eerie calmness and quiet of the Makgadikgadi salt pans, there are very few places where I have not guided. My inspiration came from listening to my grandfather’s tales about Africa.” Clint Gielink
 
We aim to provide an authentic safari experience of a lifetime. Okavango Expeditions was established in 2009 by Clint Gielink, a fifth-generation African with more than 19 years’ guiding and mobile safari experience in Botswana. Clint is assisted by his partner, Pieter-Ann Sollitt, a Kiwi who has been managing lodges and mobile safaris for the past decade. Together they make a great team.
 
As a family-run business, Okavango Expeditions is perfectly positioned to provide personal service combined with attention to detail. Clint and Pieter-Ann, together with their friendly and knowledgeable team, can provide itineraries that ensure a safari experience of a lifetime.
Air-Inclusive from
$6,199
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for scheduled departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) between November 14 - 25, 2016 and April 01 - May 31, 2017 and also November 01 - December 09, 2017

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of July 18, 2016 for scheduled departures from New York (JFK) between November 14 - 25, 2016 and April 01 - May 31, 2017 and also November 01 - December 09, 2017 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.