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Aardwolf Safari

Two sister-camps within private concessions bordering Moremi Game Reserve offer access to excellent game, varied landscapes and a range of land and water-based safari activities. A great-value safari in one of Botswana’s best wildlife regions.

Aardwolf Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Aardwolf Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Maun Airport

Day 1

Maun to the Khwai River by air & 4WD

On arrival in Maun, you'll be met and escorted to a light aircraft. It’s a scenic flight north-east, of about 30 minutes or so, to the Khwai River. There a guide from Machaba will be waiting with an open 4WD for the 20-minute game drive through lush riverine vegetation to camp.

Machaba Camp
Days 1-4

Machaba Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMoremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Elephants peacefully grazing the Khwai floodplains in front of Machaba conjure up something of a safari idyll. The permanent water, fringing Moremi Game Reserve, is key to the year-round appeal of this classic tented camp, whose setting – backed by a narrow tract of woodland – attracts wildlife aplenty.

Machaba Camp

Elephants peacefully grazing the Khwai floodplains in front of Machaba conjure up something of a safari idyll. The permanent water, fringing Moremi Game Reserve, is key to the year-round appeal of this classic tented camp, whose setting – backed by a narrow tract of woodland – attracts wildlife aplenty.

Guests, too, are very much at home here. The tents are substantial, but still very much tents, their shallow porches opening straight out on to the sandy soil, with the river just beyond. This is no place for fancy decking.

Instead, rush mats and oriental-style rugs are spread across the floors, topped with comfy chairs and sofas and a mix of wooden furniture to create a decidedly homely feel.

While folding directors’ chairs and metal-framed beds add an authentic stamp, creature comforts are by no means lacking. The beds are huge – and supremely comfortable. Big round mirrors hang above his and hers basins in the bathrooms. White tablecloths rule in the dining area. And there’s a lovely circular pool with a view (and just a bit of decking).

"camp..stunning..staff..wonderful...spoilt with lions..leopards..and cheetah.."

CharliefromLondon

Arrived 16 Aug 2022, 3 nights

To wander along the sandy paths – lit at night by storm lanterns – is to accentuate the feel of the bush. That sustainability is taken seriously here is a big plus. See our full report on Machaba Camp

92%
36 reviews of Machaba Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 4

Khwai to Gomoti Plains by light aircraft & 4WD

Leaving Machaba mid-morning, you'll board your light aircraft for a scenic flight south over the Delta, landing at Qorokwe Airstrip after around 15 minutes. A guide will be waiting to take you to Gomoti Plains, a half-hour 4WD game drive, keeping an eye out for wildlife throughout the journey.

Gomoti Plains Camp
Days 4-6

Gomoti Plains

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Riverine forest, open floodplains and the river itself: it’s a winning combination for wildlife at Gomoti Plains Camp. And the best of it is that for guests here, exploring the surrounding area – whether on a 4WD game drive, on the water or even on foot – is exclusive to them.

Gomoti Plains Camp

Riverine forest, open floodplains and the river itself: it’s a winning combination for wildlife at Gomoti Plains Camp. And the best of it is that for guests here, exploring the surrounding area – whether on a 4WD game drive, on the water or even on foot – is exclusive to them.

Overlooking a tributary of the Gomoti River, the camp lies in a private, community-run reserve in the south-east of the iconic Okavango Delta. Shaded by tall, elegant palms and mature leadwoods, it’s in a beautiful spot, its 10 safari tents reached along sandy paths that meander through the vegetation.

While paraffin-style lanterns set a classic safari tone at dusk, the interior of each tent has a far more contemporary feel: smart, light and bright, with wooden floors and anglepoise lamps. Chairs and a daybed on the wooden deck mean you can watch for wildlife in comfort – and privacy. Outdoor (as well as indoor) showers add a hint of adventure; in-room spa treatments a touch of indulgence.

"We loved Gomoti Plains - such a nice camp..staff..so friendly..food..amazing -"

MR & Mrs CfromW Sussex

Arrived 9 Sep 2023, 3 nights

The light hand behind the décor runs through the main area, where high stools at the bar contrast with large sofas and armchairs in the lounge. A pool deck set with sunloungers, chairs around a convivial firepit, and the potential for communal dining encourage a truly inclusive atmosphere; what better way to mull over the day? See our full report on Gomoti Plains Camp

93%
38 reviews of Gomoti Plains by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 6

Gomoti Plains to Maun by 4WD & light aircraft

There may well be the opportunity of a final activity at Gomoti Plains, before you head to the airstrip for the all-too-short hop back to Maun. Make the most of the brief wilderness views, before landing in Maun in good time to check in for your onward international flight.

Day 6

Ends: Maun Airport

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Experiences you can add to this trip.

Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Various: from 30 minutes to half a day.

Low-flying, agile and offering superb views, helicopters are an ideal way to move around the Okavango Delta.You can use them instead of fixed-wing inter-lodge transfers or as an addition to other wildlife watching activities, and of course, helicopters can hover to allow that perfect pic, whereas fixed-wings can’t.

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