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Mopane Squirrel Safari

Visit two wildlife-rich private reserves in an exploration of the Okavango and Kwando regions. Sister-camps Splash and Lagoon camp provide a range of immersive activities, and their long-stay discounts make for an excellent-value safari.

Mopane Squirrel Safari: Summary

Mopane Squirrel Safari in a nutshell

This wildlife-orientated safari features two of Botswana’s most spectacular game destinations, with stays in private reserves that offer a great range of activities and potential for exclusive viewing. Be it through their ability to pursue game further with off-road driving, seek out nocturnal hunters during night drives or inspect the local flora and water life during bush walks and boating trips, the chosen camps provide a wholly immersive experience.

Beginning in the Okavango Delta’s Kwara Reserve, Splash camp is situated near a permanent deep-water channel which, subject to water levels, allows for boating all year round. This water creates a spectacular diversity of habitats, enabling a rich variety of animals and birdlife to flourish.

Lagoon camp is situated further north in Kwando Reserve, an area renowned for some of Botswana’s best wild-dog sightings. Here too the vegetation is lush and varied, a combination which leads to plentiful game and especially good birding and predator sightings.

Splash camp and Lagoon camp are also sister-camps, and so benefit from a consistency in quality and high standard of management: each of their local Batswana teams offers an authentic and insightful experience, where their use of a tracker and driver-guide team also optimises the chance of encounters away from the beaten track. Long-stay discounts provide the finishing touch to what is an excellent-value safari.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Splash Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Lagoon Camp - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Splash Camp

Days 1-4

The smart Splash Camp, opened in June 2018, is located in a prime game-viewing area of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. The whole camp affords great views over a large pan, which attracts game all year round.

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Lagoon Camp

Days 4-7

Set in the north of Botswana's vast Kwando Reserve, the relaxed Lagoon Camp has a spectacular setting on the banks of the Kwando River, where a band of lush riverine forest is interspersed with open plains. The wildlife around camp is particularly noted for the wild dogs that have habitually denned within the reserve since 1997, and the densities of elephants can also be exceptional.

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Splash Camp

Splash Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Mopane Squirrel Safari.

  • Tracking animal prints off-road & through the bush
  • Gliding silently along the waterways from a mokoro
  • Entering the shaded hush of a cathedral forest of mopane trees
  • Enjoying a boat safari from Splash Camp

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Mopane Squirrel Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Mopane Squirrel Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Mopane Squirrel Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Buffalo

99% chance

Cheetah

97% chance

Wild dog

96% chance

Spotted Hyena

89% chance

Leopard

81% chance

Sable antelope

80% chance

Roan antelope

79% chance

Brown Hyena

24% chance

Sitatunga

22% chance

Aardvark

4% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

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