You’ll be traveling in our safari game drive vehicles (either a Toyota Land Cruiser or Land Rover 110TDI, both with individual seating) between camps and on game drives. Most of the driving is on bush roads in wildlife areas, so it’s taken at a leisurely pace of about 30–40 km/hour (20–25 mph) with game viewing and refreshment stops en‐route. The exception is when you are driving from a town, such as our Maun base, to your first campsite, where some paved roads allow us to make good time getting to the wildlife areas. Drives between stops include animals and are part of the adventure, but still being in the car for +5 hours is not leisurely. This is why we recommend stay atleast 3‐4 nights in each park to optimize game viewing and avoid having too much transfer time. We have noticed that a lot of our guests want to see a new area all the time, but we want to promote a slower pace to really enjoy and explore the parks, and make sure you have 3 days of game viewing on each day of transfer. Our experience is that this makes for a much better safari. It’s also possible to fly in a light aircraft to your first campsite, which can be a major highlight if you choose to include a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Please inquire about the flight when planning your itinerary if interested.
Maun to Moremi Game Reserve
Travel for 3–4 hours (about 100–150 km, 60–90 mi) depending on the location of your campsite in the reserve. The first 40km is on asphalt and followed by a section of gravel before you transition to dirt roads within wildlife areas for the remainder of your journey.
Maun to Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Travel for approximately 5 hours (about 200 km, 120 mi) mostly on paved roads before arriving to reserve’s dirt roads.
Moremi Game Reserve to Savute (in Chobe National Park)
Travel 5 hours (110–150 km, 70–90 mi) depending on the location of your campsite in Moremi (Xakanaxa is farther than Khwai, for example). This drive is wonderfully scenic as the landscape changes and it’s all on dirt roads. We pass some villages along the way but are generally in wildlife areas.
Savute area to Chobe River/Kasane in Chobe National Park
Travel approximately 5 hours (110–170km, 70–100 mi) depending on the location of your campsite near the Chobe River. The trip is predominantly through wildlife areas, and we pass through a few villages.
As for any sample itinerary we provide, these journeys are just some of the many options available to you on our custom private safaris. We are happy to share more travel times when we help you plan your tailor-made safari experience!