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African Jacana Safari

An adventurous introduction to Botswana blending prolific wildlife, incredible landscapes and varied activities staying at relaxed camps in the Chobe Enclave, a community-owned reserve bordering the Moremi, and Makgadikgadi Pans.

African Jacana Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the African Jacana 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

Flight & 4WD from Maun to Linyanti Ebony

On arrival in Maun, you'll be met and taken to your light aircraft for the flight of about an hour to the remote Saile airstrip. Here, your guide will be waiting with an open-sided 4WD for your first game drive en route to Linyanti Ebony Camp.

Linyanti Ebony
Days 1-3

Linyanti Ebony

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Set within the private Chobe Enclave on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes, Linyanti Ebony is a small, intimate camp with comfortable but traditional tented accommodation. Although operated independently, it sits side by side with its slightly larger sibling, Linyanti Bush Camp, and the two can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Both camps benefit from the area's mix of wet and dry terrain, which attracts a variety of wildlife.

Linyanti Ebony

Set within the private Chobe Enclave on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes, Linyanti Ebony is a small, intimate camp with comfortable but traditional tented accommodation. Although operated independently, it sits side by side with its slightly larger sibling, Linyanti Bush Camp, and the two can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Both camps benefit from the area's mix of wet and dry terrain, which attracts a variety of wildlife.

"Evelyn (hostess) at the lodge was amazing..Food was delightful.."

Mrs MfromMill Valley, CA

Arrived 16 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Linyanti Ebony will suit those looking for a small, traditional tented camp combining comfort with adventure. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service warm, the activities varied and the guiding usually excellent. Note that while there’s wildlife here throughout the year, densities increase considerably between May and October (Botswana’s dry season), when game is attracted to the permanent waters of the Linyanti River. See our full report on Linyanti Ebony

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5 reviews of Linyanti Ebony by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 3

4WD & light aircraft from Linyanti to Khwai

After a morning activity from Linyanti you'll be driven to the airstrip. A 30-minute light aircraft flight over remote woodland, crisscrossed by animal pathways, takes you to Khwai, where you'll be met by a safari guide for the drive of around 20 minutes to Khwai Tented Camp.

Khwai Tented Camp
Days 3-5

Khwai Tented Camp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMoremi Game Reserve, Botswana

In a beautiful area that’s a magnet for wildlife year round, Khwai Tented Camp ticks a lot of safari boxes. Bordering Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai River attracts wildlife aplenty to the floodplains in front of Khwai Tented Camp.

Khwai Tented Camp

In a beautiful area that’s a magnet for wildlife year round, Khwai Tented Camp ticks a lot of safari boxes. Bordering Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai River attracts wildlife aplenty to the floodplains in front of Khwai Tented Camp.

As a safari mecca, it’s a win-win location – with drives from camp in both the reserve and the less-restricted riverine area.

Key to the camp’s attractions is a highly professional and knowledgeable team of guides. Join them on 4x4 drives, day and night, on safari walks, and sometimes on mokoro excursions to explore the narrow river channels.

For many guests, the proximity to Khwai village is an added bonus, enabling visits to the local community who live almost literally on the doorstep: this is a safari camp that doesn’t feel isolated from its surroundings.

Back in camp, you’ll be in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere. With semi-traditional walk-in tents, en-suite bathrooms and no more than 12 guests at any one time, it’s comfortable without being luxurious.

Share the day’s experiences around the firepit, or at the communal dining table – often set up under the stars – or soak in the spectacle from your private veranda. A boma dinner is a big plus, as is the refreshing pool.

"It was a nice change to stay in a tent rather than chalet cabins."

Mr&Mrs TGCfromOakville

Arrived 2 Jun 2019, 3 nights

Then settle down for the night while hippos graze the plains and the sounds of the African bush are all around. See our full report on Khwai Tented Camp

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32 reviews of Khwai Tented Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 5

4WD & flight from Khwai to Camp Kalahari

Depart the greener landscapes at the periphery of the Okavango Delta and take a 60-minute flight from Khwai to the edge of the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, marvelling at the views as you fly over the desert. Camp Kalahari is a 20-minute drive from the airstrip.

Camp Kalahari
Days 5-8

Camp Kalahari

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana

Camp Kalahari sits on the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on a shrubby outcrop known as Hyena Island. A relatively simple camp, it makes a good location from which to explore the salt pans in the dry season, or to witness southern Africa's largest migration of zebra and wildebeest when the rains arrive.

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari sits on the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on a shrubby outcrop known as Hyena Island. A relatively simple camp, it makes a good location from which to explore the salt pans in the dry season, or to witness southern Africa's largest migration of zebra and wildebeest when the rains arrive.

"the habituated wild meerkats were a real highlight."

WiljofromNorfolk

Arrived 19 Oct 2019, 3 nights

Camp Kalahari doesn't have the prestige or the refinements of its sister camps, but it offers similar activities for a cut-down price, and it's a bigger camp and an attractive option for travellers with children. The wide range of activities means that no one, young or old, should become bored. And while facilities and meals are less luxurious, the camp can deliver a relaxed and peaceful experience, with a great chance of seeing meerkats. See our full report on Camp Kalahari

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43 reviews of Camp Kalahari by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Quad-biking

Sleeping under the stars

Day 8

Camp Kalahari to Maun: 4WD & light aircraft

There’s usually time for a final activity before the short drive to the airstrip to board your light aircraft for Maun Airport. The flight, of around 40 minutes, takes you over the stark wilderness of the Kalahari salt pans before landing in time to connect to your onward journey.

Day 8

Ends: Maun Airport

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