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Large-spotted Genet safari

A luxury safari exploring the Okavango Delta and Linyanti-Savuti, two of the best wildlife viewing areas in Botswana, staying at three top camps renowned for their guiding for a first-class experience.

Large-spotted Genet safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Large-spotted Genet 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

Light aircraft & 4WD from Maun to Splash Camp

On arrival in Maun, you'll be guided to your light aircraft waiting on the tarmac for a scenic 25-minute flight, affording a first glimpse of the Okavango Delta's wilderness. After touching down, meet your guide and enjoy your first safari drive, a transfer to camp taking about 45 minutes.

Splash Camp
Days 1-4

Splash Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Overlooking a significant waterhole within a private reserve of the Okavango Delta, Splash puts the ‘luxury’ into safari. Within the treeline in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Splash Camp arises like a crescent-shaped oasis in the wilderness.

Splash Camp

Overlooking a significant waterhole within a private reserve of the Okavango Delta, Splash puts the ‘luxury’ into safari. Within the treeline in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Splash Camp arises like a crescent-shaped oasis in the wilderness.

Right in front of this substantial camp, and visible from almost every angle – tented chalets, lounge, plunge pool, firepit – is an extensive waterhole that is a magnet for animals big and small, especially as the dry season progresses.

It’s an alluring prospect, a haven of luxury that retains an outdoors feel. Largely constructed of wood, with stretched canvas walls, the airy buildings are mellowed by thatched roofs. Their wide frontage makes the most of the aspect, while admitting plenty of light.

Bedrooms are smart and well appointed, with views from veranda and bed alike. Light-coloured sofas invite relaxation in the contemporary lounge. And in the open-sided dining area, ceiling fans rotate lazily above the long table while you tuck into substantial yet interesting meals.

"...travel off road meant we could follow game into the bush. exciting."

Mrs K.fromNice

Arrived 9 Nov 2019, 3 nights

You’ll explore this exclusive area by 4x4 – no more than six guests to a vehicle – with guides who are particularly experienced in tracking predators. In season, slip into a mokoro and glide almost silently along the shallow waterways or – towards the end of the year – take a motorboat to a nearby heronry: a particular bonus for birdwatchers and photographers. See our full report on Splash Camp

95%
37 reviews of Splash Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 4

Splash to Chitabe by air & 4WD

After a last activity at Splash Camp, bid your guide farewell at the airstrip. On board the light aircraft, you'll fly south over the scenic Moremi Game Reserve, landing about 30 minutes later. It's then an enticing 4WD game drive of about half an hour to Chitabe Lediba.

Chitabe Lediba
Days 4-7

Chitabe Lediba

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Chitabe Lediba is situated on an elevated island within the private Chitabe Reserve, a fairly dry area towards the south of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Largely surrounded by the Moremi Game Reserve, it is generally regarded as good for game year-round – and the camp's focus is solely on drives rather than water activities.

Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba is situated on an elevated island within the private Chitabe Reserve, a fairly dry area towards the south of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Largely surrounded by the Moremi Game Reserve, it is generally regarded as good for game year-round – and the camp's focus is solely on drives rather than water activities.

"Our room #1 was over the top beautiful, with a view of the water. "

Mrs MfromSo. California

Arrived 25 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Chitabe Lediba is a smart, very comfortable camp in an area that has a great diversity of game. The guiding team is very professional and friendly, keen to get good sightings but also thoughtful about how our interaction may affect the animals' behaviour. While activities are limited to 4WD game drives in this dry camp, it lies within a concession that consistently delivers some fantastic game experiences. See our full report on Chitabe Lediba

97%
77 reviews of Chitabe Lediba by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 7

Chitabe to Savuti Camp by 4WD & light aircraft

After a last morning activity at Chitabe, leave the drier area around Chitabe on a half-hour flight north to the contrasting wilderness around Savuti Camp, taking in the changing landscape below. A guide will meet you at the airstrip for the leisurely 30-minute game drive to camp.

Savuti Camp
Days 7-10

Savuti Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Savuti Camp is about 30km due west of the Savuti Marsh, and the famous Savuti area of Chobe National Park. It stands in the private Linyanti Reserve, which covers 1,250km2 and has within it three private camps. In the north, beside the Linyanti River, the environment is like the Chobe riverfront: open floodplains beside the water, an adjacent band of riverine forest, and then dense (mostly mopane) forests stretching away south.

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is about 30km due west of the Savuti Marsh, and the famous Savuti area of Chobe National Park. It stands in the private Linyanti Reserve, which covers 1,250km2 and has within it three private camps. In the north, beside the Linyanti River, the environment is like the Chobe riverfront: open floodplains beside the water, an adjacent band of riverine forest, and then dense (mostly mopane) forests stretching away south.

"The accommodation was first class."

Mrs RfromDaventry

Arrived 13 Jun 2018, 2 nights

Savuti Camp is a very appealing little camp; the wildlife is plentiful and varied, the natural history of the area fascinating, and great guiding ensures that all of it can be enjoyed through a variety of activities. All of which is complimented by great food, friendly staff and very comfortable rooms and communal areas on your return to camp. See our full report on Savuti Camp

97%
25 reviews of Savuti Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 10

Savuti Camp to Maun by 4WD & light aircraft

Depending on your itinerary, you may have time for a final activity at Savuti Camp before your guide takes you back to the airstrip for the scenic 45-minute flight over the Delta to Maun Airport. The transfer will be timed to connect with your onward international flights.

Day 10

Ends: Maun Airport

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