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Red Lechwe Safari

Superb guiding from three fabulous camps full of character in three contrasting areas for a fabulous safari to the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert.

Red Lechwe Safari: Summary

Red Lechwe Safari in a nutshell

Catch your first glimpse of the of Botswana’s glimmering Okavango Delta on a light aircraft flight from Maun to the chic Tuludi Camp. It’s located in the vast Khwai Private Reserve, some 200,000 hectares of wilderness between the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Here, find your stylish treehouse-style suite perched among leadwoods with wonderful views across seasonal floodplains from its private plunge pool.

The stunning reserve and its permanent water sources draw all manner of plains game, huge herds of elephants and plenty of predators including wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards. Being in a private reserve, you can discover on day and night drives, guided walking safaris, mokoro canoe excursions and boat trips.

Take another short flight to Shinde Camp for your next three nights in the heart of the Okavango Delta on a palm island surrounded by lagoons and channels. Another great mix of activities await with more of focus on water-based exploration. The staff and guide team here are particularly welcoming and, unlike most other camps, you can head out on three excursions a day if you fancy.

See the landscape abruptly turn to desert as you fly out to your final stop at the legendary Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari. Sat at the edge of the lunar Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Jack’s evokes all the romance of the first Europeans expeditions here with antique campaign furniture, Persian rugs and period artefacts twinned with some rather fabulous luxury touches such as its pool under a circus-like tent.

Completely remote, the experience at Jack’s focuses on the incredible landscape and human history here which stretches back tens of thousands of years. Learn about perhaps Africa’s oldest culture from San bushmen guides who call the Kalahari home and see how what may seem an inhospitable place has been their home for tens of thousands of years. The habituated meerkat colony are another highlight, as is camping out on the Makgadikgadi under one of the finest night skies imaginable. You may also spot some desert specialists here as bat-eared foxes, brown hyena and aardwolf.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Tuludi - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Shinde Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Jack's Camp - Kalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Tuludi

Days 1-4

Tuludi opened in July 2019, and stands in the 200,000 hectare Khwai Private Reserve, bordering Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve to the south, and Chobe National Park to the east. Floodplains stretch as far as the eye can see, dotted with riverine forests, the camp is set to have the most spectacular views.

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Shinde Camp

Days 4-7

STOP PRESS Shinde is undergoing a complete rebuild from 6th January and will reopen on the 1 June 2020 in its new guise. We understand that it will retaining an authentic classic safari style yet provide luxury with a touch of historical charm. It will have eight guest tents, including one family unit sleeping a maximum of 5 people. Watch this space (or give us a call) for further updates. Shinde, meaning "tree squirrel" in Setswana, is situated on the edge of an area of deep water and lagoons in the heart of the Okavango Delta. It's a well-established camp in a private reserve just to the north of the Moremi Game Reserve. Its wide open floodplains sit alongside some very pretty waterways, allowing for a mixture of both land and water activities.

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Jack's Camp

Days 7-10

Jack's Camp is spread out beneath a grove of mokolwane palm trees, with extensive views across Botswana's immense Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, dotted with patches of grassy savannah and photogenic palm islands. Arid for much of the year, the pans can be relatively devoid of wildlife, but be prepared for unusual surprises. Jack’s is one of Africa's costlier camps, and takes pride in its motto: 'Give them what they never knew they wanted.'

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Tuludi

Tuludi

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Kalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Red Lechwe Safari.

  • Fabulous characterful camps and excellent guiding throughout
  • Excellent wildlife viewing – especially predators – from Tuludi and Shinde
  • Exploring the Okavango Delta on land and water with a great mix of activities
  • Discovering the Makgadikgadi with San bushmen guides
  • Meeting a colony of habituated meerkats

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the Red Lechwe Safari

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


Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Lion

85% chance

Spotted Hyena

73% chance

Wildebeest

69% chance

Cheetah

53% chance

Leopard

42% chance

Wild dog

42% chance

Buffalo

35% chance

Roan antelope

21% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Brown Hyena

0% chance

Eland

0% chance

Oryx

0% chance

Meerkat

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

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