Summer in Botswana is a special time of year. The vibrant floral displays and dramatic skylines provide a stunning backdrop to the explosion of new life: many species give birth to their young. As such, predators take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey. Birding is also outstanding with several species displaying splendid breeding plumage and many intra-African and Palearctic migratory species are present. This journey takes the time to explore the waterways of the Delta as well as the wildlife-rich savannahs of the south-eastern corner of the Okavango. You will experience a nostalgic camping/lodge safari that recreates the sense of adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers.
Explorations are led by highly skilled and qualified professional guides with an incredible passion for the natural regions they work in. Sharing the adventure and guiding you on this journey of discovery combined with their vast knowledge of the natural world, history and culture are their professions and personal hobby. Many of our guides are also skilled photographers and can assist you in taking away amazing wildlife photographs. Your guide will host you for the duration of safari, providing you with a consistent, detailed interpretation that is shaped to your specific interests.
You will be met by your explorations guide and transferred by road (approximately 2.5 hours) to the Santawani Concession. On this drive, you will pass through some small villages giving you an insight into the way of life in rural Botswana. The last part of the drive will be through conservation areas where you will have the opportunity to view wildlife.
Discover the mixed woodlands and open grasslands of the Santawani Concession. Gomoti Tented Camp is the ideal base from which to explore the area through day and night game drives and guided bush walks.
After breakfast we fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango Delta to Xigera, where we will have the opportunity to explore the channels of the world-renowned Okavango Delta by boat and mokoro.
We have exclusive access to wilderness areas in the Okavango Delta
Deluxe camping in the Santawani concession provides an ideal base to explore the habitats and wildlife of the area.
This safari provides you with an opportunity to explore the Okavango Delta by land, on the water and from the air. You will experience: walks, day and night game-drives, boating, mokoro trips and light air transfers.
The transfers between locations are diverse and exciting and include both land and air transfers.
The camps will take you back to the era of Africa’s exploration. Pure linens of heavy cottons, separate flushing toilets and shower areas all add to the atmosphere, while simplistic comforts and amenities are elegantly provided.